University of Haifa News

University of Haifa Researchers Experimenting With Green Roofs and Solar Panels

The combonation of green roof and solar panels could provide vast benefitsThere’s plenty of cold weather still to come, but the University of Haifa is preparing for the sun, with a new study that examines whether solar electricity panels and green roofs can work well in tandem. The Kadas Green Roofs Ecology Research Center, headed by Prof. Leon Blaustein, researches the potential contributions of green roofs – roofs that are partially or completely covered with...More...

UH Study: Intrusive Monitoring of Internet Use by Parents Actually Leads Adolescents to Increase Their Risky Online Behavior

200299050-001Parents who very closely monitor their children’s Internet use in an attempt to reduce unsafe online behavior may actually be achieving the opposite effect, according to a new study conducted by University of Haifa researchers. “It seems that during adolescence, during which teens are seeking ways to achieve autonomy, overly restrictive monitoring actually motivates them to seek ways to...More...

The Unsung Story of WWII Volunteers from Pre-State Israel

Four members of the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps (AMPC)Ben-Zion Solomin, age 101, wears the cap of a British soldier and is assisted by his son and caregiver as he slowly approaches the front of the stage to light a Hanukkah candle and welcome the crowd at the Armored Corps Memorial at Latrun, near Jerusalem.The ceremony was held to honor the families of the prisoners of war from the Auxiliary Military Pioneer Corps (AMPC), who were captured by...More...

New Evidence Unearthed Regarding King David’s Reign

Map of King David's ReignIn two articles recently published in leading journals (Ugarit Forschungen and Semitica), Prof. Gershon Galil of the University of Haifa, Department of Biblical Studies, presented new and important information about the period of King David’s reign,.Prof. Galil points out that, based on new archaeological and epigraphic data unearthed in northwestern Syria and southern Turkey, King David...More...

Forced Hospitalization Can Save the Lives of Patients With Extreme Anorexia Nervosa, UH Researchers Find

Help Weight ScaleInvoluntary hospitalization of patients who suffer from severe Anorexia Nervosa is not detrimental to their recovery process and achieves similar positive results to those of patients who were voluntarily hospitalized.  This is according to a new study conducted by researchers at the University of Haifa. “This finding is very significant and should be a milestone for further legislation of...More...