The Israeli public feels that science and scientific research are a prime source of national pride, a survey undertaken by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has shown.
The survey, aimed at determining the public’s attitude towards science and scientific researchers, also revealed that a substantial portion of the public feels that more resources should be allocated to science and research.
To do the job properly, one must have the proper tools. That was the message of the African participants in a week-long workshop in February of Pears Foundation alumni of the International Master of Public Health program of the Braun Hebrew University-Hadassah School of Public Health and Community Medicine. A feature of the workshop was a one-day symposium focusing on current health issues in Africa. Fifteen Pears Foundation alumni, among the most senior public health officials in Africa, participated in the workshop. READ MORE... about Helping to heal health issues in Africa
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010/03/02 - 5:10pm
The Jerusalem Theater hosted the "Circus" Purim party this past Sunday. In attendance were students from Hebrew U., Rothberg and the Bezalel Academy of Art & Design, who also contributed to some of the stage and interior design of the venue. Here are some pictures from that night.
A section of an ancient city wall of Jerusalem from the tenth century B.C.E. – possibly built by King Solomon -- has been revealed in archaeological excavations directed by Dr. Eilat Mazar and conducted under the auspices of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The section of the city wall revealed, 70 meters long and six meters high, is located in the area known as the Ophel, between the City of David and the southern wall of the Temple Mount. READ MORE... about Have archaeologists really discovered King Solomon's Wall?
Lake Victoria used to provide a wealth of food and protein for the families of Uganda. But that was until bigger business got involved and altered the course of nature. Fifty years ago, the Nile Perch was introduced into Lake Victoria in order to grow local fisheries. The Nile Perch is a predator and it started to eat most of the other fish. READ MORE... about Hebrew U. researcher creates 'boutique' fish farms for Uganda
Submitted by Anonymous on Fri, 2010/02/19 - 1:44pm
After spending Thursday evening out in Jerusalem Center, we headed to Masada to watch the sunrise. Having no sleep, I must say it was somewhat of a rough climb to the top at 5 am, but I knew that the view would be worth it once I get up there. Happy to say I wasn't disappointed. I'm glad I did the climb now in February, last time I climbed Masada was 5 years ago in June, it was scorching hot. So if you're planning on visiting, I suggest the winter/spring months. This is a site you should definitely visit. READ MORE... about Masada Climb 2010
I just saw this entertaining video of an interview with an Arab Christian, Emil Zofan, who's a taxi driver in Jerusalem. He talks about the city, the people, what it's like being Christian here and he even shows off his German to the camera. It's also just fun to watch because the whole time, he's driving around the city so you get some great shots of the stony place so many of us call home.
Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 2010/02/09 - 11:44am
We arrived in Old Jerusalem just after Shabbat. We wanted to explore the city at night and visit our friend, who just rented an apartment in the Armenian Quarter. None of us being endowed with the sense of directions we soon realized that we were lost. For the next hour or so we all got the opportunity to see and experience the Old City in way that you just can't as part of a tour group. Shown in the photos are my two roommates, Felix and Luca and our friend, Francesca. Eventually our friend from the Armenian Quarter, Kathryn had to come and find us as we were lost beyond hope. READ MORE... about Lost in the Old City - 2010