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SUMMER 2004

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Honorary Fellow Bestowed on Alex Samuel

The University bestowed on Alex Samuel, managing partner of one of Israel’s largest law firms, Yaacov Salomon, Lipschutz, & Co., the title of Honorary Fellow at a special ceremony during the 32nd Board of Governors Meeting.
A Governor of the University since 1988 and a member of its Executive Committee since 1995, Samuel commented that it was “love at first sight when I was introduced to the University.” He was cited for his “longstanding public activity on behalf of the community, his assistance to cultural and science institutions, and especially in token of his involvement and dedication to the University of Haifa….” Samuel has also served on the University’s independent Control Committee and fulfilled tasks on both the academic and students disciplinary courts.
His public involvement was not undertaken to claim a prize, he said, quoting a well-known Hebrew maxim to this effect. He looked upon every act of public activity as a mitzvah. In accepting the award, he referred to himself as “representative of all who do this work around the world.”
The 67-year-old lawyer, who was born in Izmir, Turkey, came to Israel at the age of 11. He noted that his native language was Ladino. Samuel settled in Haifa after gaining a law degree at the Hebrew University. His specialty is civil-commercial law. Making use of his professional expertise and his active role in public affairs, he helped set up a technology incubator in 1992 that has assisted immigrants in bringing to commercial fruition their scientific ideas.






 

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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