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Dr. Aviad Scheinin. Credit: University of Haifa.

Israeli researcher named National Geographic Society ‘Emerging Explorer’

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The National Geographic Society named University of Haifa professor Dr. Aviad Scheinin as one of its “Emerging Explorers” in 2021—one of 15 individuals it described as changing the world “one idea at a time.” In an announcement...
An aerial view of the beach in the southern Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon, on June 1, 2019. Photo by Edi Israel/Flash90.

On Earth Day, delving into Israel’s ‘overlooked’ sea

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Much of the public attention surrounding Israel, both within the country and internationally, focuses on the land. Yet the sea plays a significant and unsung role in the development of the state, according to...
Harvard University president Lawrence Bacow receives an honorary doctorate from University of Haifa president Ron Robin, March 15, 2021. Credit: University of Haifa.

Harvard University president: Israel acts as a ‘magnet for human capital’

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Harvard University president Lawrence S. Bacow said “Israel has demonstrated to the world that a country or a region doesn’t need to be rich in natural resources in order to be a wealthy country.” Israel...
Professor Ariela Lowenstein. Credit: The University of Haifa.

Israel Prize announces two University of Haifa professors as 2021 winners

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Two professors from the University of Haifa have been announced recipients of the prestigious 2021 Israel Prize: Professor Ariela Lowenstein for work in the field of sociology and criminology, and Professor Nitza Ben-Dov for...
New York University's campus in Abu Dhabi. Credit: NYU Abu Dhabi.

Israel-UAE deal could position Abu Dhabi as ‘idea capital’ through higher-education ties

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When Israel and the United Arab Emirates reached a normalization agreement earlier this month, University of Haifa president Ron Robin immediately contacted his Emirati colleagues to set into motion a process where higher education...
Outside of the sandbar and dusky sharks being tracked along Israel’s shores, researchers are seeing fewer sharks in the greater region this year, including blue sharks, mako sharks and thresher sharks, August 2020. Photo by Hagai Nativ, University of Haifa’s Morris Kahn Marine Research Station.

From Hadera to Ashdod: Daily and seasonal commutes of Israel’s sharks

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Israel’s sharks travel about 50 kilometers (about 30 miles) between human-altered habitats along the shores of Hadera and Ashdod from season to season in a single-day commute, reveals research from the University of Haifa’s Leon...
Professor Hadas Mamane at her lab at Tel Aviv University. Photo by Dr. Vered Cohen Yaniv/Courtesy of Israel21c.

Israeli scientists develop hand sanitizer from waste

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Hand sanitizers—once the preserve of nurses, mothers and the uber-clean—have now become a ubiquitous accessory found in purses, cars, businesses and offices worldwide. But the surge in demand as the global coronavirus pandemic rages for...
A animated video that glorifies Palestinian terror and features four real-life deadly attacks against Israelis was removed by TikTok. Source: Screenshot via Palestinian Media Watch.

New study reveals extreme anti-Semitism on TikTok

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The social-media platform TikTok is a growing hotbed of extreme anti-Semitism, according to a new report. Led by researchers Gabriel Weimann, a professor of communication at the University of Haifa and senior researcher at the...
Wendy Sandler, professor of linguistics at the University of Haifa and founding director of the northern Israeli institution's Sign Language Research Lab. Source: YouTube.

American-Israeli linguistics professor inducted into arts and sciences academy

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An American-Israeli professor of linguistics at the University of Haifa and founding director of the northern Israeli institution’s Sign Language Research Lab was inducted into the prestigious American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Wendy Sandler is the...
University of Haifa. Credit: Courtesy.

Israeli government awards Haifa faculty funding for 18 projects related to COVID-19

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The University of Haifa today announced that its faculty members have been awarded funding from the Israeli Ministry of Science and Technology for 18 of the 84 coronavirus-related research proposals that the government is...