University of Haifa News

University of Haifa Researchers Uncover the Largest Known Bronze Mask of Pan

Pan_3.jpgA large bronze mask of the god Pan, the only of its kind, was uncovered at the University of Haifa’s excavation at Hippos-Sussita National Park. According to Dr. Michael Eisenberg, bronze masks of this size are extremely rare and usually do not depict Pan or any of the other Greek or Roman mythological images. “Most of the known bronze masks from the Hellenistic and Roman periods are...More...

A 350-year-old copy of the Tanakh Finds its ‘Twin’ at the Nazarian Library

SeferA rare copy of the Tanakh (Old Testament) that reached Israel in a circuitous fashion and was donated to the University by the late film producer and director Micha Shagrir, was reunited with its “twin,” a copy of the same edition that was already in the Rare Books Department of the University library.When Shagrir informed the staff of the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library that he wanted...More...

New UH Study Finds Expressing Emotions is Good Business

Emotions Photo.jpg‫ Do you work in customer services?  If you do, it is better to express your positive interpersonal feelings naturally.  Suppressing the benevolent interpersonal emotions of employees for customers has a negative impact on customer satisfaction, as indicated for the first time in a new study conducted by Prof. Dana Yagil of the Department of Human Services at the University of Haifa.  The...More...

University of Haifa’s International School Is Accepting Enrollment Applications Now!

haifaUniversity of Haifa's International School Now Offers 17 Master's Program in EnglishApplications Being Accepted for the 2015-16 School YearThe University of Haifa offers 17 international graduate programs in a variety of disciplines. All programs are taught in English and range from one to two years in length. More than 1,000 students attend the International School each year.Participants in...More...

University of Haifa Discovery Sheds Light On The Origins of Fire

FireA new study by a team of researchers at the University of Haifa suggests that human beings began using fire at will around 350,000 years ago, with earlier uses likely more opportunistic than controlled.Learning how to make fire at will is an accomplishment for ancient humans paramount to sending a man to the moon in modern times. However, up to now, no particular consensus has been reached...More...