Archive for March, 2011

Mar 22 2011

Franca Sozzani Blames Facebook and Pro-Anorexia Websites for the Rise of Eating Disorders

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March 21, 2011   NY Magazine

Franco Sozzani…cites a study from the University of Haifa that surveyed 248 girls ages 12 to 19 and found that the more time young women spend in front of Facebook, the more likely they are to develop negative body images and eating disorders.

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Mar 22 2011

News Analysis: Israel debates on nuclear facilities after Japan crisis

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March 18 2011 Xinhua

Dr. Efraim Laor from the University of Haifa told Xinhua that Israel needs a lot more efforts to improve its building infrastructure. The priorities should be “the schools which are in very bad conditions compared to other buildings.”

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Mar 22 2011

Anorexia. Is Facebook to be blamed?

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March 18, 2011 Vogue Italia

For years fashion has been blamed for being the major cause of eating disorders affecting girls all over the world. Today the real culprit seems to be Facebook, according to a survey carried out by the University of Haifa, Israel, among teenage girls aged between 12 and 19.

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Mar 22 2011

Franca Sozzani Launches Petition Against Pro-Anorexia Websites

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March 18, 2011 The Huffington Post,  NY Daily News

Sozzani cited results from recent study by the University of Haifa in Israel that surveyed 248 girls ages 12 to 19 and found that those who spent more time on Facebook were more likely to develop eating disorders and have negative body images, the Huffington Post reported.

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Mar 21 2011

A special cafe

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The “Yated” group, a Religious-Zionist social organization at the University of Haifa, held a special get-together to mark the opening of the second semester by transforming the Rabin Observatory into a café. This was achieved by joining forces with “Special Café”, which is operated by people with Down’s Syndrome. “We wanted to do something different and special, with some added meaning, and not just to have another lecture,” said Hadassah Livskind, social coordinator for Yated. Continue Reading »

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Mar 17 2011

Platinum friends

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The Israeli Friends of the University of Haifa hosted Bank Hapoalim Platinum Banking from Haifa and the north at a festive evening to expose the group to the University of Haifa’s academic and social excellence. The event set out to connect members of this influential group to the University by taking an active role contributing to its various and extensive activities. Continue Reading »

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Mar 16 2011

US Foreign Policy in a World of Regions

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Democracy is constitutive of American policy regardless of who is in power and the US will always choose democracy for its foreign policy, states Prof. Peter J. Katzenstein of Cornell University. The leading scholar of international politics discusses the various implications of this matter in a keynote lecture at the University of Haifa.

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Mar 15 2011

Rappaport Prize awarded to artists Asaf Ben Zvi and Michael Halak

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March 15, 2011 Haaretz

The Tel Aviv Museum of Art last night announced the selection of painters Asaf Ben Zvi and Michael Halak as the winners of the 2011 Rappaport Prize…Halak lives and works in Haifa and is also a lecturer in art at the University of Haifa…he will receive a $15,000 prize (and a matching amount for his museum exhibition ). He is the first Arab-Israeli artist to receive this prize.

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Mar 15 2011

Changes in World Politics

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Could the recent changes in the Arab world be conceived as a victory of liberalism and democracy, or more simply a matter of demanding civil rights? Prof. Benny Miller, Head of the University’s International MA Program in Peace and Conflict Management, hosts leading international politics researcher, Prof. Peter J. Katzenstein of Cornell University.

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Mar 15 2011

Massachusetts collaboration visit

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Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick visited the University of Haifa accompanied by a large delegation of business executives. The primary goal of the visit was to foster business enterprise partnerships with some of the University’s leading areas of research, especially in national security, technology and information, alternative energy, marine sciences, and education. Governor Patrick expressed particular interest in the University’s study and research programs in learning disabilities and marine sciences. Continue Reading »

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