Archive for December, 2010

Dec 27 2010

Researchers Turn Work Stereotype Upside Down

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December 23, 2010          The Forward

Haifa University researchers have concluded that employees from the public sector are more likely to use “forceful influence tactics” to get their own way, while in the private sector people are more likely to use their “emotional intelligence.”

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Dec 27 2010

Workplace Attitude Differs in Private, Public Sectors

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December 24, 2010       The Economic Times

High levels of emotional intelligence (EI) foster positive attitudes at private sector workplaces, but not in the public sector, a study says.

“The results emphasise the existence of significant behavioral differences between the private and public sectors , says Galit Meisler of the University of Haifa in Israel, who conducted the study.

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Dec 26 2010

In the Midst of the Carmel Fire

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Thousands of acres of forest were destroyed and 44people were killed as the largest forest fire in Israel’s history raged in the Carmel mountains, adjacent to the University of Haifa. The University was evacuated and became the Emergency Central Command for the police, firefighters, and Israel Defense Forces. The blaze proved how vulnerable the University of Haifa campus is to such disasters and in response the University has launched a Carmel Fire Campaign.

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Dec 23 2010

Sensitive and small-scale

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December 22, 2010          Haaretz

This week Dr. Yousef Jabareen, a law lecturer at the University of Haifa, and Dr. Ayman Agbaria, an expert on education policy and leadership who lectures at the University of Haifa and Beit Berl College, published a detailed report that cites 100 recommendations previously submitted for improving methods of instruction in Arab schools and an earlier report about educating toward a shared life in Israel - all of which were buried.

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Dec 23 2010

Haifa University Student Center / Chyutin Architects

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December 22, 2010       Arch Daily

Haifa University is built on the projection of a ridge of Mount Carmel that looks over the bay of this Mediterranean city. The site chosen for the Student Center building overlooks a deep valley as well as the bay and has a steep topography. Its upper part abuts the scenic road that extends through the entire campus, ending at the site…

The design of the building aim to fulfill two main goals: integration of the building into the natural surrounding landscape on one hand, and functional clarity on the other hand.

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Dec 23 2010

Emotional intelligence: private sector vs public sector

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A new study from the University of Haifa shows that within the private sector high levels of emotional intelligence empower positive attitudes towards the workplace and decrease negative behavior; however, the same effect was not found within the public sector.

“The results of this study emphasize the existence of significant behavioral differences between the private and public sectors. Executives intending to carry out reforms or implement management plans in the public sector should be well aware of these differences,” explains Dr. Galit Meisler who conducted the study. Continue Reading »

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Dec 22 2010

Iraq Between Occupations: Perspectives from 1920 to the Present

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Edited by Prof. Amatzia Baram (Head of the Center for Iraq Studies; Department of Middle Eastern Studies), Dr. Ronen Zeidel (Center for Iraq Studies; Department of Middle Eastern Studies), Achim Rohde (Georg Eckert Institute)

Published by Macmillan, December 2010

A fresh look at Iraqi history through the twentieth century until today, this book identifies continuities and breaks in the Iraqi experience. It combines chapters that provide each an expansive bird’s-eye view of a key issue spanning a century with chapters that focus on more specific case studies that have been largely overlooked so far but such that are of great significance for Iraq’s present and future. Some of the events and developments discussed were enforced from the outside and some grew out of particular and historically changing configurations within Iraqi society, but all are highly relevant to the understanding of contemporary Iraq. Continue Reading »

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Dec 22 2010

Celebrating 75

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The University of Haifa and the National Security College Alumni Association celebrated and honored Prof. Arnon Soffer on the occasion of his 75th birthday last week. Prof. Soffer, Head of the Chaikin Chair in Geostrategy at the University, has been giving instruction at the National Security College for some 30 years, and since 2007 has been Head of the NSC’s Research Center. Continue Reading »

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Dec 21 2010

Mexico’s Fight against Organized Crime and Changes in its Political Arena

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“A negative story makes news, while positive aspects do not,” says HE Federico Salas Lotfe, Ambassador of Mexico to Israel, speaking with students at the University of Haifa. In his talk, the Ambassador balances Mexico’s reality of crime and violence in the context of its positive attributes. The event was hosted by the Helena Lewin Chair in Latin American Studies and chaired by its Chairman, Dr. Amos Megged. Continue Reading »

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Dec 20 2010

Beneath the Dead Sea, Scientists Are Drilling for Natural History

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December 17, 2010          The New York Times

The Israeli-led enterprise involves 40 scientists from Israel, Germany, Switzerland, Norway, Japan and the United States. Professor Ben-Avraham and his project manager, Michael Lazar, a marine geophysicist at the University of Haifa, emphasized that they were working with scientists from Jordan and the Palestinian Authority because Israel, Jordan and the West Bank all border the Dead Sea.

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