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  • U. of Haifa profs slam withholding honorary doctorate over politics

    January 10, 2014 | 1:45 pm

    University of Haifa faculty members protested the university’s decision not to award an honorary doctorate to a Nobel Prize-winning Israeli economist over his right-wing political views.

    More than 150 faculty members signed a petition against the decision by the university’s...

  • CSU students give Israel high marks

    January 9, 2014 | 11:33 am

    Students from California State University (CSU) on a reinstituted year-long program at the University of Haifa say they’re reveling in their academic and social life in Israel. 

    CSU’s return to the Holy Land in 2012 came at the end of a decade-long ban imposed due to safety...

  • Writing can diagnose Parkinson’s

    October 30, 2013 | 12:45 pm

    A new Israeli study comparing the handwriting of healthy people to those with Parkinson’s disease holds out the promise of providing a simple diagnostic tool at the earliest stages of the progressive disorder caused by the death of nerve cells in the brain’s muscle-movement control...

  • Amos Shapiro, University of Haifa’s new president

    By JewishJournal

    March 28, 2013 | 7:36 am

    University of Haifa President Amos Shapira is blunt about what he believes should be Israel’s top priority.

    “Israel has no other advantage other than its human resources,” he said, “and the investment we make in education.”

    Shapira knows something about using resources. Prior...

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  • Cal State system to resume Israel study program

    By  Tom Tugend

    March 8, 2012 | 12:35 pm

    California State University, with 420,000 students on 23 campuses, has resumed its Study in Israel program at the University of Haifa, after a 10-year hiatus.

    During the initial application period, which has now ended, only three students applied for the program that will begin this...

  • Marijuana could reduce PTSD stress, Haifa study finds

    By Adam Wills

    November 4, 2009 | 1:41 pm

    Researchers at the University of Haifa report they have stumbled onto a medical treatment that could limit the release of stress hormones in patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and it’s increasingly available in L.A. storefronts.

    According to a study by published...

  • Briefs: Scholarships memorialize fallen Israeli troops, Prizant and Federation settle suit, Teriton residents block evictions

    August 9, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Scholarships Memorialize Israel Soldiers

    When Los Angeles businessman Younes Nazarian donated 119 scholarships to the University of Haifa to commemorate the same number of Israeli soldiers killed during last year's Lebanon War, he attached a personal stipulation to the gift.

    He asked...