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...

UH Researchers Answer the Question of Why Parents Hesitate to Vaccinate Their Children  

A child being vaccinatedThe issue of vaccination hesitancy and refusal often makes headlines in the media and worries health authorities. However, a new study by Dr. Anat Gesser-Edelsburg, Dr. Yaffa Shir-Raz and Prof. Manfred  S. Green  from the University of Haifa, School  of Public Health,  published in the Journal of Risk Research, suggests that even parents who are not "vaccine refusers" and who...More...

ASUH Hosts 2014 Hanukkah Party at National Headquarters

Alumni of the University of Haifa, from right to left, Xenia Gurevich and her husband Yuri, Liza Klein and Roy Klein.Alumni, Board Members and staff enjoyed a Hanukkah Party at the American Society of the University of Haifa Headquarters in New York City on December 17, 2014.  Yefet Ozery, ASUH National Director, leads the menorah lighting ceremony. Alumni of the University of Haifa at the Hanukkah Party included, from right to left, Xenia Gurevich and her husband Yuri, Liza Klein and Roy Klein. Two...More...

Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences Hosts Conference on Mediterranean Sea Research

The Leon H. Charney School of Marine Sciences and the Municipality of Haifa held the Second Haifa Conference on the Mediterranean Sea Research under the banner, "Deep Sea Research – The Next Challenge." The conference was held in the presence of Prof. Manuel Pinto de Abreu, Portuguese Secretary of State for Affairs of the Sea, who has dealt with many issues tied to deep sea research such...More...

Excitement in the Air as the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library Launches Two Historical Initiatives

old HaifaThe Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library has recently launched two important initiatives.  First, it opened an exhibition commemorating the centenary of the beginning of the First World War.  Between the Trenches, displayed at the entrance to the Younes and Soraya Nazarian Library, is the fruit of a wonderful collaboration between the University of Haifa's School of Arts, School of History...More...

University of Haifa Alumnus is Next IDF Chief of Staff

The government on Sunday approved the nomination of Deputy Chief of Staff Maj. Gen. Gadi Eizenkot as the 21st commander in chief of the Israel Defense Forces. Eizenkot is expected to take office on Feb. 15, once IDF Chief of Staff Lt. Gen. Benny Gantz completes his four-year term. Former GOC Northern Command Maj. Gen. Yair Golan has been named as Eizenkot's deputy."Eizenkot is the right...More...

University of Haifa Scientist Uncovers Secrets of the Past in 7,500 Year-Old Well

Ancient wellA fresh-water well in the submerged Neolithic site of Kfar Samir in Israel is being investigated by a team including Ehud Galili of the Israel Antiquities Authority and the University of Haifa, and Jonathan Benjamin of Flinders University.“At the Kfar Samir site, the water well was probably abandoned when sea levels started to rise and the fresh water became salty so people threw food scraps...More...