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
Pre-departure orientation in Washington DC for all of the American grantees arriving in Israel during the 2017-2018 academic year.
June 6, 2017 - 11:00 to June 10, 2017 - 18:00
- Washington, D,C.

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