Archive for July, 2010

Jul 15 2010

Brain and Psyche

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brainA global leader in neuropsycologist training, the University of Haifa’s  Clinical Neuropsychology program is one of only two Israeli programs that offer training with a clinician scientist model in mind. The clinicial neuropsychology program brings together students from all over Israel who share an interest in neuroscience. The success of this new program is recognized nationally and internationally, and is an important first step in preparing for one of the most awarding carreers. Graduates of the program are hailed for their extensive knowledge and comprehensive clinical training, and are welcomed at all leading hospital and treatment centers around the world.

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Jul 15 2010

Frontiers in Cognition

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informationToday’s information-rich world places demands on how we process information and interact with technology and with the world around us as we work, study and play. To meet these challenges, the University of Haifa instituted the Institute of Information Processing and Decision Making (IIPDM), where senior researchers can investigate all aspects of human cognition. The research asks questions such as: How do people divide their attention between several events? How do people remember and why do they forget? The IIPDM has won grants from many sources and it is certain that many of its technological breakthroughs will become part of our everyday lives.

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Jul 15 2010

Feeding the World in the 21st Century

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evolutionDespite the growing awareness of the environmental revolution, the battle to guarantee food security for billions of people is far from won. The University of Haifa’s  Institute of Evolution is taking part in an international effort to sequence the wheat and barley genome. The program’s rigorous academic enrichment provides an outstanding opportunity for highly motivated students to learn and conduct research into finding a way to solve the coming global food crisis. Graduates of the Institute of Evolution program are at the forefront of  biotechnology development and will play a vital role in sustainable food production for the uncounted billions of the world to come.

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Jul 15 2010

Fighting Poverty, Practicing Hope

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welfareThe growing polarization between the rich and poor is ongoing and may in time prove to be an existential threat to our society. To overcome this and to alleviate the suffering of many, the University of Haifa’s Faculty of Welfare and Health Sciences took up this national challenge, introducing the Partnership for the Eradication of Poverty Program.

This unique program introduces new knowledge related to intervention and social services and is helping to create the next generation of exemplary social workers and educators who are leading the fight to eradicate poverty in Israel.

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Jul 12 2010

Learning the language on campus

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ulpan-2010A new class of summer ulpan students has begun studying at the International School, in which 180 students are enrolled, ranging in age from 18 to 71 and coming from 28 different countries. The new students are residing in the dorms on campus, giving them the opportunity to get to know the Israeli way of life first-hand. In addition to learning the language of the Bible, the ulpan students will be enjoying a range of field trips, lectures and community activities.

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Jul 12 2010

Community mental health expert in Haiti

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marc-gelkopf-in-haitiProf. Marc Gelkopf of the Department of Community Mental Health recently returned from three weeks in Haiti’s capital of Port-au-Prince, where its inhabitants are still coping with the immense trauma that followed the enormous earthquake there a few months ago. Prof. Gelkopf was a member of the Israel Center for the Treatment of Psychotrauma’s third delegation to provide assistance to victims of the quake. He and the delegation joined forces with professionals, social workers and welfare experts in Haiti to assist the post-trauma victims in schools, refugee camps and hospitals.

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Jul 12 2010

Taking the cover

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wheat-rustFeaturing on the front page of Pysiologia Plantarum’s July 2010 issue is a new study by Prof. Tzion Fahima of the Department of Environmental and Evolutionary Biology and the Institute of Evolution. This research investigates new genes for the development of resistance in wild wheat to stripe rust disease. Pysiologia Plantarum is published by the Scandinavian Plant Physiology Society in association with the Federation of European Societies of Plant Biology. The study was carried out by alongside Prof. Eviatar Nevo and with Prof. Fahima’s lab team.

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Jul 12 2010

Holocaust research journal goes international

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dapimIsrael’s and one of the world’s first scholarly journals on the Holocaust, published in conjunction with the University of Haifa’s Institute for Holocaust Research since 1979, is now being published in English as well as the original Hebrew. Dapim: Studies on the Shoah, The Journal of the David and Fela Shapell Family Foundation will be published as a bilingual multidisciplinary academic journal, appearing in both Hebrew and English beginning with its current volume. Continue Reading »

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Jul 11 2010

Good looking politicians get more media

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July 10, 2010  UPI

Good looking people get better dates, make more money and win more political offices but they also get more media coverage, researchers in Israel found. Dr. Yariv Tsfati, Dana Markowitz Elfassi, Dr. Israel Waismel-Manor of the University of Haifa said the study was and based on a thesis written by Markowitz Elfassi.

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Jul 08 2010

‘Good looks help politicians get media attention’

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July 8, 2010  The Jerusalem Post

New research at the University of Haifa may induce politicians to fix their teeth, go to a hairstylist, lose weight, get Botox injections for wrinkles and improve their wardrobe. Researchers at the university’s communications department found that good-looking politicians get more coverage in the media than plain or homely ones. However, the connection is stronger for male pols than for their female counterparts.

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