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Prof. Ada Spitzer, Vice President, Resource Development and External Affairs
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University Confers Honorary Doctorate on Lord Jacobs, Sammy Ofer, Prof. Bernard Cohen, and Yitzhak Ben-Aharon

Jacobs Building Dedicated

Sammy and Aviva Ofer Observation Gallery Dedicated

Kluger Building Dedicated

Honorary Fellow Bestowed on Alex Samuel

Hatter, Fraenkel, and Recanati Fellowships Awarded

Guy Bar-Oz, a Zooarcheologist, Awarded Dusty Miller Fellowship

Werner Otto Fellowships

Beijing and Haifa Cooperate to Help the Aged Tsinghua University Hosts UH Contingent

Prof. David Kushner: Expert on Turkey Reflects on His Cairo Assignment

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President Hayuth’s Last Report to Governors: ‘I leave behind me … a University that is well equipped, financially and academically, to meet the challenges ahead’

In his emotional last report to the Governors as President of the University, Prof. Yehuda Hayuth asserted: “I leave behind me, with great pride, a state-of-the-art Campus and a University that is well equipped, financially and academically, to meet the challenges ahead.”
Describing his stewardship of the University as having been a very exciting period, with tremendous challenges and multiple tasks, the outgoing president continued:
“Before our very eyes, we have seen a campus growing, a university developing, and an academic institution firmly establishing itself.”

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Prof. Manfred Lahnstein Re-Elected Chairman of University’s Board of Governors
The Board of Governors of the University re-elected Prof. Manfred Lahnstein as its chairman as the first order of business of the Board’s 32nd Meeting on June 1.
“Thank you for giving me this opportunity,” he said in response to the vote. “I love my country [Germany], I love Israel,” he declared movingly.
“Our duty is to look ahead,” he told the Governors. “The microcosm of the University of Haifa shows what Israel can and wants to be. Our aim is to consolidate an academic community based on mutual respect, much more than tolerance.”
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Executive Committee Approves New Vice-Presidents
The University’s Executive Committee in early June approved the appointment of vice-presidents recommended by incoming University President Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze’ev.
The new appointees, who will take office along with Ben-Ze’ev on October 1, 2004, are Prof. Ada Spitzer, as vice-president for resource development and external relations, and Mr. Baruch Marzan, as vice-president for administration. They replace Ms. Yael Metser and Prof. Aharon Kellerman, who held the respective positions during the decade of the previous administration.
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Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, a Philosopher, Is Elected President;
Says Social Responsibility Should Be a Strategic Goal for the University

The Board of Governors elected the University’s Rector, Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, the next President of the University of Haifa at the Board’s first plenary session of its 32nd Meeting. He will take office on October 1, 2004, succeeding Prof. Yehuda Hayuth, who steps down after ten years in the presidency.
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