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SPRING 2005

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Prof. Sophia Menache – New Dean of Graduate Studies

Prof. Sophia Menache of the Department of General History is the new Dean of Graduate Studies. Professor Menache, who was born in Argentina, is an honors graduate of the University of Haifa, and went on to do her doctorate at the Hebrew University on the "Status of Papacy and the Image of the Popes in the Early Avignon Period (1305-1334).”
Menache joined the academic staff of the University in 1973. In 1984, she spent a year at Fordham University in New York as a Visiting Research Associate; and from 1995-1996, she was a Visiting Fellow at Clare Hall, Cambridge University. In 2000, she became a Full Professor at the University.

She is considered one of the world's leading experts on the Middle Ages and her field of research includes the History of the Church, The Crusades, the History of Communication, the Status of Jews in Catholic Europe, and the Treatment of Pets in Society in the Middle Ages. Her leading publications include: The Vox Dei: Communication in the Middle Ages (Oxford University Press, 1990) and Clement V (Cambridge University Press, 1998).

Menache has served as head of the Department of General History and as Academic Head of the Pre-academic Unit at the University. She has also served on numerous committees, among them the Academic Committee for the Israel Prize (for History), the National Institute for Testing and Evaluation, the Inter-Senate Committee for Academic Freedom, and the Academic Committee for the Alon Prize. She received the Dean of Students' Award at the University of Haifa in 1997, Soroptimist International's Woman of the Year Award in 2000, and was named Honored Personality for Absorption in 2003 for her work especially with new-immigrant students from South America.

Menache, who is married and has two children, was selected by the students as one of the top ten teachers of the University (all Faculties included) three times, and over the years was often hailed as the best teacher in the Department of History.

 

In This Issue:

President’s Focus - Battling Unjust Resolutions

Prof. Azy Barak’s SAHAR Offers a Vital Virtual Shoulder to Those with Nowhere Else to Turn

University Joins War on Drugs,
Campaign Is Integral to Interdisciplinary Clinical Center’s Service

Kidma Project Helps Students Face Their Identities

University Will Not Be Silent in Face of UK Boycott

Anat Liberman Is New External Relations Head

Prof. Majid Al-Haj to Be New Dean of Research

Prof. Sophia Menache – New Dean of Graduate Studies

Prof. Menachem Mor—Dean of Humanities

Virtual Open House Proves a Big Hit

Students Have an Address for Complaints: Professor Schatzker, Their Ombudsman

Computer Science and Occupational Therapy Team Up for Virtual Reality Conference
Student Develops Innovative Technology to Deal with Post-Traumatic Stress

Giora Lehavi: His Job Is to Check on Quality Management, and Other Standards

University’s Sports Teams Prove a Winner in More Ways than One

Student Publishes His Road to Wisdom

Honors and Awards

Mother and Son—in utero—Studied Hebrew at University’s Summer Ulpan

University’s China Connection Continues

Unique Algorithm Enables Better Mobile Wireless Communication

 

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