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Jun 17 2014

Internet campaign to release the kidnapped teens goes viral all over the world

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The “Bring Back Our Boys” online campaign on behalf of the teenagers who were kidnapped last Thursday night went viral almost immediately, attracting global interest and enlisting tens of thousands of people from all over the world in the fight to free the missing teens. The campaign was launched by graduates of the University’s Ambassadors Online program, and as of this writing, more than 200,000 people, from the United States to Fiji, had seen the posts.

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May 22 2014

Meet this year’s Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa degree recipients

The University will award eight Doctor of Philosophy honoris causa degrees to: Frederik Willem de Klerk, Lady Irene Hatter, Dr. Ernest Strauss, Prof. Stefan Reif , Chaim Topol , Prof. Julia Kristeva, Uri Lubrani and Prof. Celso Lafer, in the course of the University’s 42nd Meeting of the Board of Governors events.

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May 15 2014

Researchers have succeeded in developing a revolutionary new method for accurately monitoring evolutionary mutations in viruses such as AIDS, SARS and polio

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Researchers from the University  and the University of California have succeeded in developing a revolutionary method that integrates biotechnological and computational tools to accurately monitor the adaptive  mutations in viruses such as AIDS, SARS and polio. In a study published in the prestigious journal Nature, the researchers have demonstrated how the method they have developed successfully monitors the evolution of harmful poliovirus mutations, how fitted are five specific harmful mutations from among hundreds of mutations, and identified the specific protein of the viral genome these mutations effect.

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Apr 10 2014

Demanding social justice might tear protest movements apart

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dv518015 What is social justice? 30 students and researchers from the University of Haifa and the University of Maryland tried to answer this very question in a bi-national seminar, held in the University of Haifa. Their conclusion: the term is so subjective that in some cases it might split the very groups it should unify.

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Mar 30 2014

University of Haifa’s ‘Cyber Warriors’ will help fight the delegitimization of Israel using new media

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For the first time in academia, the University of Haifa has launched an academic course to combat the delegitimization of Israel on the Internet. The ‘Ambassadors Online’ Program, offered by the University’s Department of Multi-Disciplinary Studies as a four credit course, prepares students to be unofficial “ambassadors” for Israel on the Internet. “This program aims at training students, who are interested in investigating, studying and asking what it is that motivates the new anti-Semitism and de-legitimization of Israel, as can be seen among other things in the Apartheid Week, which is an expression of pure anti-Semitism. The ambassadors who will study in the program will fight this phenomenon and learn how to investigate it”, said Prof. Eli Avraram, the program’s academic instructor and the head of The Comper Interdisciplinary Center for the Study of Anti-Semitism and Racism.

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Mar 19 2014

How was the Universe Created out of Nothing?

What was there before the Big-Bang? Is a creation of the Universe out of nothing possible?
Questions regarding the formation of the Universe and ‘what was there’ before it came to existence have been of great interest to mankind at all times. Several suggestions have been presented during the ages – mostly assuming a preliminary state prior to creation. Nevertheless, such theories cannot be considered complete, as they lack an explanation of what created the initial, pre-creation, conditions.

An innovative theory presented by Dr. Maya Lincoln and Dr. Avi Wasser, from the Center for the Study of Organizations & Human Resource Management, provides an answer to this ancient scientific conundrum. The theory, “Creation ex Nihilo” (CEN), was recently published at Elsevier’s prestigious periodical Physics of the Dark Universe, presenting a breakthrough in theoretical physics. The research is based on information systems research principles– the field of expertise of both authors. This distinctive approach has attracted the attention of the theoretical physics research community- featuring an “off the matrix” solution for one the most intriguing mysteries of nature.

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Jan 21 2014

At a Glance No. 5, 2013

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University news and updates at a glance

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Aug 13 2013

A New MA Program at Haifa U: The Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies

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148432059The University of Haifa is proud to announce the opening of a new program, first of its kind in Israel: The Ruderman Program for American Jewish Studies. The program aims to strengthen the bond between the American Jewish community and Israel with the help of academic knowledge that will lead to a deeper and more accurate understanding of the different movements, characteristics and culture of American Jews today. The program is funded with the generous help of Jewish-American Philanthropist Jay Ruderman of the Ruderman Family Foundation. Continue Reading »

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Aug 12 2013

Against all odds: Male Holocaust Survivors Have a Longer Life-Expectancy

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126478265Male Holocaust survivors have a longer life expectancy compared to those who didn’t experience the Holocaust, according to a recent study conducted at the University of Haifa jointly with Leiden University. The results have just been published in PLOS ONE. This is the first study to examine data on the entire Jewish Polish population that immigrated to Israel before and after World War II, using the population-wide official database of the National Insurance Institute of Israel. “Holocaust survivors not only suffered grave psychosocial trauma but also famine, malnutrition, and lack of hygienic and medical facilities, leading us to believe these damaged their later health and reduced life expectancy. Surprisingly, our findings teach us of the strength and resilience of the human spirit”, said the leading professor of this research, Prof. Avi Sagi-Schwartz, from the Dept. of Psychology and the Head of the Center for the Study of Child Development at Haifa University. Continue Reading »

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Aug 12 2013

Another Scientific Proof of the Difference in Social Perception between Men and Women

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200278039-001“The Love Hormone”, Oxytocin affects men and women differently in social contexts- in men it improves the ability to identify competitive relationships whereas in women it facilitates the ability to identify kinship. “These findings are in agreement with previous studies on the social differences between the sexes: women tend to be more communal and familial in their behavior, whereas men are more inclined to be competitive and striving to improve their social status”, said Prof. Simone Shamay-Tsoory from the Dept. of Psychology at the University of Haifa who led the research. Continue Reading »

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