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AUTUMN 2005

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University Responds to Tulane Students' Needs

The University announced in early September that it would accept Tulane University students closed out of their classes by the devastating hurricane that flooded New Orleans, where Tulane is located. The students would study in the highly reputed Overseas Students Program. The University also offered supplementary scholarships for the tuition fees not covered by the Jewish Agency and other institutions for these students. On or off-campus accommodations would be provided. The Overseas Program began September 18.
"The University will open its gates to any of these students who wants to study in Haifa," said Prof. Hanan Alexander, director of the Overseas Students Program, after receiving the enthusiastic go-ahead from University of Haifa President Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev.
Leon Charney, who is Deputy Chairman of the University of Haifa's Board of Governors, donated $50,000 to ensure that Tulane students who wanted to study here would be able to attend.
The Overseas Program's website (http://overseas.haifa.ac.il/ ) published an announcement of the University's intention to accept the late registration of Tulane and other students affected by Hurricane Katrina.
The University of Haifa's Overseas Students Program is conducted in English and includes a Hebrew-language ulpan. Students can take courses in other parts of the University, as well. The Program also offers a degree program in English literature and a special honors program in psychology, in addition to its other courses of study. Lecturers from the University itself teach all the courses. Most U.S. universities give academic credit for Haifa's one or two semester course load.

In This Issue:

The University Becomes a Little Like Annapolis (and West Point)

Supported Academic Learning Aids Students with Problems

Synagogue/Church Controversy and a Digestive Amulet
Mark University’s Dig at Hippos-Sussita

Golumbic Elected Israel’s 1st European Fellow

Prof. Asher Koriat Is 1st Recipient of Prestigious German Award

Intelligence Corps Wisely Chooses the University

Sweating Before an Audience—Working to Control a Phobia

Michael Wainer—University’s First Vice President for Finance
and Business Development

Prof. Eli Salzberger Elected Next Dean of Law Faculty

University Responds to Tulane Students' Needs

A Look Back at Graduation 2005

33rd Board of Governors Opens with Song and Story

University Honors Five with Honorary Doctorate
First Egyptian to Conduct in Israel Adds Highlight to Ceremony

Social Responsibility Reflected in a Wide Pool

New Recanati Lab Dedicated

 

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