ASUH Hosts Community Dialogue at Inaugral Event in Phoenix

At left, Dr. Maya Beinish-Weisman, assistant professor at the University of Haifa, and, on right, Sherri Morr, ASUH West Coast Regional DirectorPhoenix Group PhotoAlmost 20 people attended a brunch hosted by Sheila Schwartz as a first time opportunity to hear about the University of Haifa in Phoenix on January 25. Maya Benish-Weisman is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Counseling and Human Development at the University of Haifa, currently on Sabbatical at the University of California, Berkeley as a visiting scholar at...More...

Amos Shapira, President of the University Of Haifa, Shares His Optimism for the Future During Palm Springs Address

Amos Shapira, a 6th generation Israeli and President of the University of Haifa, shared his optimism about the future of Israel with more than 200 people at Tamarisk County Club (TCC) in Rancho Mirage, CA. on November 19th.Shapira, speaking on behalf of the American Society of the University of Haifa (ASUH), was the featured guest at TCC’s first education series of the 2014-15 season. A...More...

The Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing Launches First Nursing Doctoral Program in Israel

The Cheryl Spencer Department of Nursing, a leading academic institute for nurse education in Israel, continues to expand the scope of its services.

The Department, part of the Faculty of Social Welfare and Health Sciences, provides unique programs for the training of nurses. The Department's vision and mission are inspired by the legacy of Cheryl Spencer, her compassion for people and her passion for the art of nursing.More...

University of Haifa to Bring 100 Scientists Back to Israel

Meeting with Los Angeles area supporters of higher education in Israel, new University of Haifa President Amos Shapira outlined an ambitious program to make conditions in Israel so appealing to scientists that more than 100, now working in the U.S. and other countries, will return to Israel over the next four years.It is part of a broader initiative in which UH will continue to play a...More...

President-Elect Shares His Vision for the University

Amos Shapira, University of Haifa's president-elect, spoke of the institution's potential and the value of education at the 40th Board of Governors Meeting. A pursuit of knowledge strengthens the country, he said."Today, the vision of Israel is about paving highways of knowledge," he said. "One need not be a great strategist to understand that the State of Israel does not have a single...More...

University Dedicates Library to Younes and Soraya Nazarian

The Nazarian family of Los Angeles attended the dedication ceremony for the newly renovated Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library, which took place during the 40th Meeting of the Board of Governors.The Library, Israel's largest academic library, houses more than two million books and electronic materials, available in both Hebrew and English.The Nazarians have continually demonstrated their...More...

New Book Details Life in Haifa pre- and post- 1948

Haifa Before & After 1948, Narratives of a Mixed City is a new book edited by University of Haifa researchers Dr. Mahmoud Yazbak (Department of Middle Eastern History) and Prof. Yfaat Weiss (Department of Land of Israel Studies).The book is a voyage that 14 scholars and experts undertake through the cultural, political and social history of Haifa before and after the 1948 War.This volume,...More...

BOG – The Opening Plenary

A festive and exciting opening ceremony for the University’s 40th Meeting of the Board of Governors celebrated "The Israeli Mosaic."Hundreds of guests in the audience watched as the University conferred honorary doctorates on nine individuals and celebrated the launche of the University's Friends & Alumni Association. Leading members of Israel’s judiciary, business leaders,...More...

Breaking Barriers in Florida

In March, University of Haifa Professor Sammy Smooha was a guest speaker at a brunch for community leaders in Boca Raton. The event, hosted by University of Haifa Board of Governors member Miriam Granat, focused on the challenges of being a Palestinian Arab in a Jewish state.Dr. Smooha, an Israel Prize winner, said his research indicated that secular education among a diverse population, like...More...