HAC student participates in Global Young Leaders Summit
Ms. Danya Avner, a student of Photographic Communications at Hadassah Academic College was recently selected to participate in the Israeli student delegation to the New York Global Young Leaders Summit held in New York City from March 26-29, 2013.
Ms. Danya attended the Summit together with another three Israeli students from IMUNA, the Israel Model UN Association. IMUNA is a non-political, non-profit association that aims to engage students in pressing global issues through intellectual discourse and cultural exchange.
The four-day Global Young Leaders Summit hosted 600 students from leading universities and colleges from around the world during which they assumed the role of Ambassadors and UN representatives to discuss global issues. Students were challenged to learn the importance of balancing national interests with the needs of the international community while also learning about the power and limitations of international negotiation. The Summit aimed to enhance the students' public speaking, negotiation, team work, stress management, and networking skills.
The Israeli delegation was awarded the top prize for their excellent presentation of the UN committee procedures.
Danya Avner commented, "I felt l was representing the Jewish people and the State of Israel in this world student project which can undoubtedly enhance the young generation's perspective toward local and global issues".
HAC Student Wins Second Place in Yad Vashem's Poster Contest
Mr. Nimrod Levi, a 26 year old first year student in the Department of Photographic Communications at Hadassah Academic College was awarded second prize in Yad Vashem annual poster competition.
Levi was born in Belgium and immigrated to Israel at the age of 12. He is the grandson of Rosa and Arye Levin z"l who perished in the Holocaust. Levi currently lives in Jerusalem.
The judges selected Levi's entry in recognition of the photographer's focus on survivors, with the black background symbolizing the trauma they had endured.
German "Bild" Magazine highlights Hadassah College creation
Mr. Ittai Kirshenbaum, a student of Universal Industrial Design at Hadassah Academic College created and designed an original multi-use chair within the framework of his current undergraduate degree studies.
The Chair offers four separate and different functions. It may be adapted as a regular chair for individual seating; as a rocking chair; as a beach chair; or as a love seat.
Ittai was invited to display his chair at the recent "Room and Style 2013" international fair held in Dresden, Germany which featured innovative exhibits of furniture from around the world. The chair was featured by the leading German "Bild" magazine as one of the five most highly rated creations at the fair.
HAC at the Jerusalem Marathon
A delegation of forty HAC faculty and students joined 20,000 participants from Israel and abroad to participate in this year's Jerusalem Marathon held on Friday, March 1, 2013.
HAC Students bring Purim to Jerusalem's Feuerstein Center
Third year students of the College's Department of Communication Disorders recently hosted a Purim party at Jerusalem's Feuerstein Center. The Center provides clinical and remedial services for children and young adults with special educational needs and disorders. This is the second year in which HAC students brought Purim refreshments and games to children who suffer from brain disorders.
Hadassah Academic College Students invited to Germany
Eight students from Hadassah Academic College's newly established Department of Politics and Communication have been invited by the Ruhr-University Bochum in Germany to present papers on "The Normalization of War in Israeli Discourse, 1967-2008".
The selected students will offer perspectives on how war is depicted and described in the Israeli media. The students will also be provided an opportunity to dialogue with students from the host university.
Bochum University is located in the Ruhr area of Germany, and is home to over 36,500 students from 130 countries. The University offers both undergraduate and graduate degree studies with a particular emphasis on the life and natural sciences, engineering, management, the humanities, and social sciences.
Hadassah Academic College inaugurated its Department of Politics and Communication last academic year, and specializes in preparing students for professional careers within Israel's political structure.
Top students receive awards
Sixty-seven outstanding students from the 2011-12 academic year were awarded the Dean of Students' special scholarship at a ceremony held on campus on Wednesday, December 19, 2012.
The students were congratulated by the College President, Prof. Bertold Fridlender, and Dr. Kobi Cohen Hatab, the Dean of Students.
Dafna Olenik awarded this year's outstanding teacher award
Dapha Olenik, Director of the College's Adler Aphasia Center and a faculty member of the Department of Communication Disorders was awarded this year's Ruth Bach Award for outstanding teaching by College President Prof. Bertold Fridlender. The Ruth Bach Award is granted to a lecturer who engages students in new learning processes and encourages them to explore new channels of understanding.
French Student Delegation visits Hadassah Academic College
Hadassah Academic College President Prof. Bertold Fridlender welcomed yesterday (Dec 19, 2012) 100 final year high school students from Paris and Marseilles who visited the campus to explore study opportunities.
The group was led by Naomi Bloomberg, a 22 year new immigrant student now in her third year of undergraduate studies in Communication Disorders at the College.
The College is increasing its international outreach to include faculty-led student groups from leading U.S. universities; inclusion of overseas students in the College's May 2013 workshop in industrial design together with the Royal College of Art (London, UK); and the opening of a Summer Program for foreign students in July 2013.
The 2013 Maccabiah Games Torch is designed by students from HCJ
An original design created by Yaki Marcus, a student at Hadassah Academic College's Department of Inclusive Industrial Design was chosen as the official torch of the 2013 World Maccabiah Games.
The torch was displayed for the first time last week (Dec. 13/2012) at the Maccabian graves site in the presence of the heads of the World Maccabiah Movement, Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat, the Mayor of Modi'in-Maccabim-Reut Haim Bibas, athletes Netta Rivkin and Noam Gershon, and 2,000 youth from the Maccabi Youth Movement.
The World Maccabiah Games will take place in the summer of 2013 with the participation of Jewish athletes from around the world.
This is the first time that the Maccabiah Torch has been designed by a student of industrial design. Yekki, together with Department graduate Yossi Cohen, designed and produced this original work on the College campus. The designers' inspiration came from their desire to integrate Jewish motifs for this Zionist event --- the torch's five sections represent the five continents on which world Jewry lives today with Israel as the focus. The torch is shaped like a cone resembling the Jewish "shofar", and its upper section resembles a "menorah". Its frontal view depicts the Land of Israel as "flowing with milk and honey".
HWZOA National President Marci Natan visits the College
Marci Natan, National President of the Hadassah Women's Zionist Organization of America visited during the recent "Operation Pillar of Defense" campaign to convey her organization's concern and support.
College campus for haredim draws 1,000 applicants
Hadassah College’s Strauss Campus, which opens next month, will offer ultra-Orthodox students an academic environment tailored to their lifestyle.
College President welcomes Leven Fellows
College President Prof. Bertold Fridlender this week welcomed 30 first-year recipients of the prestigious Michael A. and Andrea Leven Fellowship.
This new group of undergraduates joins another 30 students who were awarded the Leven Fellowship last year and are now continuing on to their second year of bachelor degree studies.
The Leven Fellows consist of students from all parts of Israel pursuing an undergraduate degree in various departments of the College. In addition to their studies, the Fellows volunteer in a number of not-for-profit associations and institutions including assisting students with homework at Jerusalem primary and secondary schools, and helping the infirmed and elderly at Jerusalem-area hospitals.
Two-Week Workshop in Inclusive Industrial Design (May 19-30, 2013)
Overseas students of industrial design and related disciplines are invited to join the College's Israeli students in an English-language workshop in Inclusive Industrial Design. The first week of the program will consist of a workshop led by Ms. Julia Cassim, a visiting senior research fellow at the Helen Hamlyn Centre, Royal College of Art (London, UK), and will be devoted to deepening the students' practical and theoretical understanding of industrial design. The second week will include visits to museums and industrial design studios throughout Israel.
Opening of the "Special Edition" Photography Exhibit
The Department of Photographic Communication is currently hosting a public exhibit within the framework of Jerusalem's "Manofim – Art in Motion" Festival. "Special Edition" is the first exhibit of photographs by graduates of the Photographic Communication Department, all of whom are today pursuing careers as professional photographers in various media.
Participants include Ahikam Sari (Panos Pictures); Michal Patiel (independent photographer); Tomer Appelbaum (Haaretz); Olivia Pitossi (independent photographer); Gil Cohen-Magen (formerly with Reuters, currently independent); Nir Alias (Reuters); Ronen Zevulun (Reuters); Menahem Kahane (AFP).
Exhibit hours: Sunday-Thursday, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.
For details contact Sharon at 02-629-1950
Academic year opens at Hadassah Academic College
2400 students commenced studies this week at Hadassah Academic College. As is common at academic institutions around the world, the new students were provided with special activities to become acquainted with the College. Students met with the College President, the Vice-President and Dean of Academic Affairs and department heads, and learned about the unique services provided by the College including the "Above and Beyond" Honors program, the "Challenge Center" for students with disabilities, the availability of workshops to cope with the challenge of learning, and more. Students toured the campus including the photography gallery, computer laboratories, library, cafeteria, etc.
College officials noted a significant increase in enrolment in the School of Management's Health, Hospitality, and Human Resources learning tracks, and in the Department of Politics and Communication. There was also a rise in enrolment in the Department of Environmental Health Science which is an applied science degree program that provides students with the knowledge and skills to identify and track pollutants that impact on the environment.
The College is also embarking on a major campus expansion program with the building of an Interdisciplinary Science Center made possible through a lead grant of over $7 million from the Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust.
College President Prof. Bertold Fridlender commented, "Hadassah Academic College continues to lead in higher education in Jerusalem and attract students from all parts of Israel to live and learn here. We will do all we can to provide our students with an enriching and challenging learning experience".
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat visits Hadassah Academic College
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat marked the start of the academic year with a special visit to Hadassah Academic College. "The College plays a major role in the renewal of the city's downtown".
Newly elected College President Prof. Bertold Fridlender opened the festive event. "Our students' success is the success of Hadassah Academic College, and the success of the College is a success for all Jerusalem". Prof. Fridlender emphasized that Hadassah College is the only institution of higher learning in the city center.
Hadassah Women visited Hadassah Academic College
Hadassah Women visited Hadassah Academic College within the framework of their Centennial Celebration.
College President Prof. Bertold Fridlender updated the visitors on the College's achievements in the areas of assisting students, existing academic programs, and new programs for growth and expansion. During the course of their visit the Hadassah women toured the campus and spoke with students from various study programs.
College President participated in the festive opening of the academic year
College President Prof. Bertold Fridlender participated in the Student Association's festive opening of the academic year for new students. The Student Association plans to expand the College's "open door" policy to provide person attention to each student according to his/her needs.
Prof. Bertold Fridlender begins to serve as President of HCJ
Professor Bertold Fridlender, who was recently elected as Hadassah Academic College President by the Board of Governors commences his tenure as of August 1, 2012.
Prof. Fridlender, who has served as Chair of the College's Department of Biotechnology since 2004 was recommended by a Search Committee headed by College Chairperson David Brodet. Prof. Fridlender succeeds Prof. Nava Ben-Zvi who is currently completing thirteen years as College President.
Prof. Fridlender earned his masters degree in biochemistry at the University of Chile, and his doctoral degree in medical microbiology and immunology from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Prior to Prof. Fridlender's appointment in 1972 as a visiting professor at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, he pursued research for four years under the guidance of the Nobel Prize Laureate in Chemistry, Prof. Luis Leloir.
In addition to his appointment at Hadassah Academic College, Prof. Fridlender has spent the past four years as a visiting professor at Rutgers University. He has also served as a managing director, CEO, and consultant for a number of biotechnology start-up companies in Israel and abroad.
Prof. Fridlender recently secured a nearly EUR 2 million competitive grant from the European Union to pursue research focusing on the protection of plant diversity in the Mediterranean. Collaborative research will be pursued by scientists from Hadassah Academic College together with colleagues from research institutes in Spain, Greece, the Palestinian Authority, and Rutgers University and North Carolina State University in the United States.