Events

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06 Nov
Prof. M. Adelaida Restrepo US Fulbright Grantee
November 6, 2017 -
16:00 to 18:00
- Bar Ilan University- The Gonda Brain Research Center

31 Oct
It’s time for time: the role of temporal linkages in seasonal ecosystems
October 31, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00
- Ben-Gurion University Sede Boqer Campus-Seminar room, Old Admin. Building

Spatial and temporal heterogeneity are increasingly being considered in ecological systems.  A better understanding of their role has become imperative because of changes in precipitation and temperature associated with climate change.  Temporary freshwater ecosystems (e.g., seasonal wetlands, floodplains, temporary streams), which consist of aquatic and terrestrial habitat at a single location in the landscape, are especially sensitive to these changes. Ecological research and management tend to focus on hydroperiod effects (inundation length) on the aquatic or terrestrial phases of these ecosystems. Few studies have considered both phases and their interaction when approaching community dynamics of these unique ecosystems. This talk will present a novel conceptual framework for understanding seasonal ecosystems and empirical evidence from California vernal pools. The general concepts have implications for our understanding of the ecology of all temporally heterogeneous habitats, conservation strategies for these habitats, and the management of endangered species.

Lecture: Jamie Kneitel

Fulbright Scholar (University of Haifa)

Professor of Ecology
Department of Biological Sciences
California State University
 

30 Oct
It’s time for time: the role of temporal linkages in seasonal ecosystems
October 30, 2017 -
14:00 to 15:00
- University of Haifa-Department of Evolutionary and Environmental Biology and Institute of Evolution(room #223, second floor)

Spatial and temporal heterogeneity are increasingly being considered in ecological systems.  A better understanding of their role has become imperative because of changes in precipitation and temperature associated with climate change.  Temporary freshwater ecosystems (e.g., seasonal wetlands, floodplains, temporary streams), which consist of aquatic and terrestrial habitat at a single location in the landscape, are especially sensitive to these changes. Ecological research and management tend to focus on hydroperiod effects (inundation length) on the aquatic or terrestrial phases of these ecosystems. Few studies have considered both phases and their interaction when approaching community dynamics of these unique ecosystems. This talk will present a novel conceptual framework for understanding seasonal ecosystems and empirical evidence from California vernal pools. The general concepts have implications for our understanding of the ecology of all temporally heterogeneous habitats, conservation strategies for these habitats, and the management of endangered species.

 

Lecture: Jamie Kneitel

Fulbright Scholar (University of Haifa)

Professor of Ecology
Department of Biological Sciences,California State University

30 Oct
IWP Alumna Efrat Mishori- 2017 Yehuda Amichai Prize Ceremony
October 30, 2017 - 07:30 - Mishkenot Sha’ananim Cultural Center, Jerusalem

Fulbright International Writing Program (IWP) alumna, DR. EFRAT MISHORI, has won the 2017 Yehuda Amichai Prize for Hebrew Poetry presented by the Israeli Ministry of Culture and Sport. Dr. Mishori extends a warm welcome to all interested to join her at the award ceremony in Jerusalem. The evening's program will also include a lecture by another Fulbright- IWP alumnus, RONNY SOMECK, who will deliver a special lecture about the love poetry of Israeli poet Yehuda Amichai. The program will be conducted in Hebrew.

 

 

Dr. Efrat Mishori (Photo credit: Dana Goldberg)

20 Oct
US Fulbright alumnus Dr. Kenneth Allen Grossberg presents "Japan: A Consumer's Paradise...or not"
October 20, 2017 - 11:00 - Japanese Embassy, The Museum Tower, 19th floor, 4 Berkowitz St., Tel Aviv

US Fulbright alumnus Dr. Kenneth Allen Grossberg ('91-'92,TAU, Business Administration) will present a lecture on Japan's unique and contradictory consumer culture, its complex commercial environment and the challenges it presents to foreign marketers.

Japan is a society uniquely complex.  Often totally contradictory things can be said about it where both descriptions will be absolutely correct.  Japan's consumer culture also fits this split personality pattern.  Foreign visitors to Japan are often enchanted by the degree of service and caring they receive when engaged in even the simplest of consumer transactions, a phenomenon often described by the Japanese themselves with the term "omotenashi."  But there is another side to Japan's consumer culture as well, one that is as real as the unbelievably courteous and attentive behavior encountered everywhere.  Pricing, portion size, unavailability of products that could be easily found in countries less affluent, and other anomalies are part of the consumer experience, which simply makes Japan a challenge for foreign marketers and a complex commercial environment that is fascinating in its contradictions. We will explore this phenomenon in this lecture, which will be in English.
 
US Fulbright alumnus Kenneth Alan Grossberg was Professor of Marketing and Director of the Waseda Marketing Forum at Waseda Business School until mandatory retirement in 2016. He has been active in international business and management education for more than forty years, much of that time spent working in Japan and the Pacific Rim.  He currently serves as an advisor to the Knowledge Center for Innovation at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology and mentors Israeli startups in his capacity as a strategist and global marketing expert. 

Kindly register here: https://goo.gl/forms/dk5BA52QIrwWakbu1 

This event is sponsored by the Embassy of Japan in cooperation with the Israel Japan Friendship Society.

 

Dr. Kenneth Allen Grossberg (learn more HERE)

 

06 Jun
2017 Pre-Departure Orientation Day
June 6, 2017 -
11:00 to 19:30
- Beit HaTfutsot Museum – Museum of the Jewish People
 

United States-Israel
Educational Foundation

 

Embassy of the
United States

 

Pre-Departure Orientation Day

JUNE 6, 2017

(Please scroll to the bottom of the page for registration information)
 

Venue:

Beit HaTfutsot Museum (Museum of the Jewish People), 15 Klausner St., Ramat Aviv, Tel Aviv
Tel Aviv University Campus
www.bh.org.il
Waze: בית התפוצות – מוזיאון העם היהודי
 

Event Schedule:
 

08:30-09:00

Registration

Lobby

 

Free networking by geographical area starting as early as 08:00

09:00-09:15

Welcoming Remarks

Zeevi Auditorium

 

Dr. Anat Lapidot-Firilla, Executive Director, USIEF
Mr. Thomas Genton, Counselor for Press and Cultural Affairs, US Embassy

Breakaway session:

09:15-10:45

Cultural Adjustment (Singles, General)

Zeevi Auditorium

 

Dr. Neta Kligler-Vilenchik
Dr. Hadas Skaat

Mr. George Deek
Mr. Zaki Djemal
Moderation by USIEF

 

Cultural Adjustment (Couples, Families)

Classroom 6

 

Professor Sheizaf Rafaeli
Mr.Ido Sivan Sevilla

Ms. Anat Szendro
Mr. Oded Oz
Moderator: Dr. Dimona Yaniv

Breakaway session:

11:00-12:00

Academic Adjustment (Studies)

Zeevi Auditorium

 

Professor Hanna Salman
Dr. Brian Rosen
Moderator: Mr. E. William Murad, Director, American Center Jerusalem

 

Academic Adjustment (Research)

Classroom 6

 

Dr. Lea David
Dr. Amit Sitt

Dr. Yasha Vilenchik
Dr. Samah Haiek
Moderation by USIEF

Breakaway session:

12:00-12:20

Scienceabroad- your home away from home

Zeevi Auditorium

 

Ms. Sigal Kis -Program Manager, Science Abroad

 

Back to Israel: Academy

Classroom 6

 

Same panel as Academic Adjustment (Research)

 

12:00-13:00

Lunch

Lobby

 

Free networking by discipline

13:00-13:20

Back to Israel: Your Rights

Zeevi Auditorium

 

Talk by representatives of Ministry of Aliyah and Integration

13:20-14:40

Professional Adjustment

Zeevi Auditorium

 

Dr. Hadas Raanan Kiperwas
Mr. Nissan Dar

Adv. Michal Harris
Ms. Tali Aronsky
Moderation by USIEF

14:50-15:35           

Healthcare in the U.S.

Zeevi Auditorium

 

Mr. Haim Ohayon, VP Strategic Relations, David Shield, International Medical Insurance

15:45-16:30

Visa Information Session

Zeevi Auditorium

 

Talk by representatives of Consular Section, U.S. Embassy

16:30

End of Event

 

 

EducationUSA advisor, Mr. Ralph M. Amelan, will be present at the event to answer questions.

 

Registration Information:

Register by email: ahuva@fulbright.org.il
Register by phone: 03-5213800 (Ahuva), Monday-Thursday 09:00 until 16:00, Friday 9:00 until 13:00

To register, please provide us the following details in English:
•    Name
•    Phone number

•    Email address
•    US institution + State
•    Degree
•    Field of study

Fee: 100 New Israeli Shekels per person. Cash only, to be paid at the registration.
New Fulbright grantees and their guests (1 guest per grantee) are exempt from payment.

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