Two University of Haifa Faculty Members Awarded Prestigious EMET Prize

Prof. Ronit Matalon Photo 2 - 8-4-16A.B. Yehoshua Prof. Ronit MatalonTwo University of Haifa faculty members have recently been presented with one of Israel's most prestigious awards, the EMET Prize.  Prof. (Emeritus) and acclaimed author A.B. Yehoshua, and Prof. Ronit Matalon, also a renowned Israeli novelist, were awarded the...More...

Professor Gustavo Mesch Named Rector of the University of Haifa

Gustavo Mesch - New Rector  Photo.docxProfessor Gustavo S. Mesch, an expert on communications technology and online social networks, has been selected by the University’s Senate Committee to be the next Rector of the University of Haifa.  Prof. Mesch will assume office at the start of the academic year in October, succeeding...More...

Saying Goodbye to Elie Wiesel

ElieHis words taught generations of people to be empathetic, respectful and to care about this horrific part of his life. Everyone I knew read Night in high school, and through Wiesel's story became connected to at least a small part of the Holocaust.I chose to study at Boston University for my...More...

11 Highlights of the 2016 Board of Governors’ Meeting

Highlight #1 - At the University of Haifa’s Honorary Doctorate Conferment Ceremony, held outside against the magnificent backdrop of the surrounding hills, 11 outstanding individuals were recognized for achievements that have left a lasting mark on society.H.E. President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf...More...

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“The Thrill and Excitement of Being Here Continues to Grow.”

Rebekah and Henry RosenbergThe end of my third week studying at The University of Haifa is drawing near, however, the thrill and excitement of being here continues to grow. I feel the impact of my experiences in Haifa as they shape my worldview and understanding of the conflict in the Middle East. The focus of my studies Terrorism and Response as well as Peace Psychology. It’s kind of a...More...

University of Haifa National Security Expert Dan Schueftan Shares His Views with Audiences in Five States

Dr. Dan Schueftan, left, with host Henry Rosenberg, following his informative lecture.Dr. Dan Schueftan shared his insights about the security of Israel with enthusiastic audiences at American Society of the University of Haifa events in the Midwest and Northeast in late March.Following a speaking appearance at the AIPAC Policy Conference in Washington, D.C., Dr. Schueftan was off on a whirlwind series of lectures, debates, conversations and meetings with friends of the...More...

University of Haifa Program on Innovation and Startups a Success Despite Surprise Spring Snow Storm in Boston

mintzSpeakers at the "Ready for Launch" program included, from left, Elka Nir, me, Carolyn Keller, Ben Sigel, Nadav Efraty, Omri Shor and Prof. Edi Barkai.In spite of a spring snow storm on April 4 the University of Haifa "Ready for Launch" program about bringing exciting new ideas developed at the University to market attracted a large audience.Elka Nir, CEO of Carmel Ltd, the...More...

University of Haifa Community Mourns the Passing of Honorary Chairman Leon H. Charney

Leon Charney Photo 2Leon H. Charney, the Honorary Chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Haifa and a respected leader and loyal friend of the American Society, passed away on March 21, 2016.Leon Charney was an American original. The son of a sewing supply salesman who left him just $34, he became a self-made billionaire, a leading philanthropist in the United States and Israel, and Honorary...More...

ASUH Hosts Celebration for University of Haifa Honorary Degree Recipient Professor Carol Padden

Carol Padden - Best PhotoProfessor Carol PaddenThe American Society of the University of Haifa hosted a celebration to honor Professor Carol Padden, Dean of the Division of Social Sciences at the University of California, San Diego, for her acceptance of a Doctor of Philosophy, Honoris Causa, from the University of Haifa at the Board of Governors’ Meeting last summer.More than forty friends and colleagues of...More...