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SUMMER 2004

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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.
Spitzer, Assistant to the Rector for the past four years, has gained a reputation as one of the leading academic figures in the field of nursing. Her studies in Israel and abroad have focused on health system reforms and their implications for future trends in nursing.
She set up the Dept. of Nursing at the University of Haifa and served as its first chairperson. The department is conducted jointly with the Technion Medical School. She serves as an affiliate professor at the University of Washington (in Seattle), where she gained her doctorate in nursing, and has been a visiting professor at various universities and research institutions.
She brings to this new position extensive experience of almost 30 years in managing clinical, educational, public, and academic systems both in Israel and abroad.
Marzan is currently the University’s Academic Secretary. Named the University’s outstanding administrative manager for 2003, he brings to his new position twenty years of experience in the area of budget and finance, human resources, and a deep knowledge of both the administrative and academic sides of the University. Prior positions at the University include manager of the Research Authority, head of the Immigrant Absorption Program, and administrative director of the External Studies Unit.


 

In This Issue:

Prof. Aaron Ben-Ze'ev, a Philosopher, Is Elected President Says Social Responsibility Should Be a Strategic Goal for the University

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’

Prof. Manfred Lahnstein Re-Elected Chairman of University’s Board of Governors

Executive Committee Approves New Vice-Presidents

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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