COVID-19 and University Students

When COVID-19 started spreading in Palestine, and the Palestinian Prime Minister announced the coronavirus lockdown, Dr. Hanan Saca-Hazboun, Assistant Professor in the Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Science, teamed up with Dr. Ahmed Fasfous, Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Arts, and Mr. Fadel Sawayfa, Lecturer in the Faculty of Education, to investigate […]

Bethlehem University Celebrates Christmas Midnight Mass

The Christmas Midnight Mass was held in the Chapel of the Divine Child at Bethlehem University with limited participation amid the pandemic. The De La Salle Christian Brothers, H.E. Mark Bailey, Australian Representative to Palestine, Andrew Carey, CNN Jerusalem Bureau Chief, and a few faculty, staff, and students attended the mass. The Executive Vice President […]

The 2021-2022 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Award

The Center for Palestine Studies is pleased to announce that the competition for the 2021-2022 Ibrahim Abu-Lughod Postdoctoral Award is now open!Apply by 1 March 2021 This year-long postdoctoral fellowship seeks to recognize and foster innovative and ground-breaking scholarship on issues related to Palestine and Palestinians. The award will support a scholar working on a […]

Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem

The Ibrahim Dakkak Award for Outstanding Essay on Jerusalem is accepting submissions on contemporary or historical issues relating to Jerusalem. The winning submission will receive a prize of U.S. $1000 and will be published in the Jerusalem Quarterly. A committee selected by Jerusalem Quarterly will determine the winning essay. The deadline for submissions is 15 January 2021. Essays should be based on original research and […]

Empowering Students with Disabilities during COVID-19

The lives of students and their families have been significantly affected by the closures caused by the COVID-19 outbreak. Bethlehem University ensured that students with disabilities continue to receive quality education while transitioning to remote learning.  The Resource Center for Students with Disabilities has been working day and night to ensure the success of its […]

Webinar / Book Launch

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council are pleased to invite you to a webinar and launch of European Cultural Diplomacy and Arab Christians in Palestine, 1918–1948 Between Contention and Connection Edited byKarène Sanchez Summerer and Sary Zananiri This event will be held at 11:30 on 11 March 2021, via google […]

New Volume of the Bethlehem University Journal Published

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Bethlehem University Journal‘s editorial board are pleased to announce the publication of a new special volume (37) of the Bethlehem University Journal on Jstor. This special volume, which was guest-edited by Dr. Abeer Musleh, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, is titled, “Youth engagement: from local communities to transnational […]

Bethlehem University, Environment Quality Authority Sign MoU

Bethlehem University signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Environment Quality Authority on Monday, 07 December 2020, at the Palestine Museum of Natural History. The Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and the Head of the Environment Quality Authority Mr. Jameel Mattor signed the MoU in the presence of the Director General of Natural Resources […]

Social Sciences Department Launches Child Protection Curriculum

The Department of Social Sciences at Bethlehem University launched a new book titled “Social Work Curriculum including Child Protection Modules” in partnership with The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) in Australia, the Ministry of Social Development, and the Islamic University in Gaza. Through this curriculum, the Department aims to […]

Register to the Master in Tourism Studies Program

It is possible now to register to the Master in Tourism Studies Program (MRTS). The program is a two-year postgraduate course which aims at providing an in-depth analysis of the main academic and technical issues whose knowledge represents an asset for the development of the tourism industry in Palestine. The Master’s program is multidisciplinary: it […]

Fourth colloquium in the Research and Creativity colloquia

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council are pleased to invite you to attend the fourth colloquium in the Research and Creativity colloquia for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Dr. Michel Hanania,The Dean of the Science Faculty and chairperson of  the Chemistry Department, will discuss his research project titled, “Extraction Methods and […]

Bethlehem University… a nonpareil minaret of higher education

Link: http://en.abouna.org/content/bethlehem-university%E2%80%A6-nonpareil-minaret-higher-education From: abouna.org Bethlehem University is worthy all support for the role it plays, particularly at the current critical time, which augurs a bright future for the local population. By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org : When one visits the Holy Land, one feels the scent of holiness since this land became holy being the place […]

Bethlehem University magazine is out!

Dear Friends, Supporters, and Graduates of Bethlehem University, Greetings from Bethlehem! We are glad to present to you the Bethlehem University News magazine (BUN) which is published biannually by the Advancement Office. Due to COVID-19, this issue is published digitally only. Highlights in this issue include: – Students Share Remote Learning Experiences– Research: COVID-19 and […]

Challenges and Achievements of Higher Education under Occupation

Prof. Jamil Khader, Dean of Research and Prof. of English, participated in a webinar titled, “Challenges and Achievements of Higher Education under Occupation,” which was organized by the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) on Wednesday, 11 November 2020. Prof. Khader talked about the history of Bethlehem University, its mission and values, and shared a promotional view on […]

Bethlehem University Holds 44th Graduation Ceremonies

Bethlehem University Holds 44th Graduation Ceremonies Available in the following languages: Arabic Link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/bethlehem-university-holds-44th-graduation-ceremonies.html From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem BETHLEHEM – The usual graduation plans, that were supposed to be held in June, has been derailed by the coronavirus. Bethlehem University decided to hold four in-person graduation ceremonies in November. This extended schedule is due to […]

COVID-19 Awareness Campaign

The Dean of Students’ Office at Bethlehem University organized an awareness campaign in cooperation with Misericordia “Mercy” of Bethlehem on Wednesday, 11 November 2020. Students of the Health Committee together with volunteers of the Misericordia of Bethlehem went around campus to talk to students on the importance of following preventive measures against COVID-19. Bethlehem University […]

Bethlehem University Signs Cooperation Agreement with Qatar Permanent Committee

On Wednesday, 11 November 2020, the Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University, Rev. Dr. Iyad Twal, and the Secretary of Qatar’s Permanent Committee for the Support of Jerusalem, Major General Bilal An-Natsheh, signed a cooperation agreement that aims primarily at supporting Jerusalem students enrolled at the University. Rev. Dr. Iyad welcomed the delegation and praised […]

Webinar on chemicals in beauty products

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council are pleased to invite you to attend the third colloquium in the Research and Creativity colloquia for the 2020-2021 academic year.  Ms. Hiba Jaraiseh, Instructor in the Chemistry Department, and Ms. Minerva Jaraiseh, instructor in the Social Sciences Department, and Dr. Hanan Hazboun, Assistant […]

Lecture on Epilepsy in Palestine

The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council organized a colloquium on epilepsy in Palestine. The event, which was attended by several faculty members from different departments, was held virtually via Google Meet on Thursday, 5 November 2020. Prof. Moien Kanaan, the Director of Hereditary Research Laboratory, and Ms. Christina Canavati, lab […]

Nicola and His Love for Icons

Nicola Juha was born in Bethlehem and went to Terra Sancta School for his elementary and secondary education.  He studied law at Birzeit University near Ramallah.  He loved painting since he was young. He received a prize in an Italian drawing competition when he was still at school and won a prize once again for […]

Job Opportunity: Director of Advancement

Director of Advancement Bethlehem University in the Holy Land is seeking a very well experienced and highly qualified candidate to serve as Director of Advancement at Bethlehem University. The Director will be responsible for devising, managing, and supervising the implementation of the advancement office activities and services, to increase, diversify and sustain support in the […]

Bethlehem University Holds 44th Graduation Ceremonies

The usual graduation plans, that were supposed to be held in June, have been derailed by the coronavirus. Bethlehem University decided to hold four in-person graduation ceremonies in November. This extended schedule is due to an effort to keep everyone safe during the pandemic. Bethlehem University conferred degrees upon Graduates of the Faculty of Arts, […]

Creative Physical Education Classes Online

With the beginning of the new academic year, similar to other departments, the Athletics Department started their classes of physical education with remote delivery. With this transition, the Athletics Department Director, Samar Moussa, submitted an initiative to the Entrepreneurial Education in Emergency Forum (EEEF) on “The role of a physical education course in spreading health […]

Congratulations to the New Latin Patriarch

The Board of Trustees, the Board of Regents, the Administration, Faculty, Staff and Students of Bethlehem University congratulates His Beatitude Patriarch Pierbattista Pizzaballa, on his appointment as the Latin Patriarch of Jerusalem, after serving as the Apostolic Administrator for the past four years. His Beatitude is a good friend of Bethlehem University from the time […]

“Create Debate training” program

Kate Kheir, a student majoring in English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, participated in the “Create Debate training” program. This program aimed to train Palestinian youth on the techniques and tools of public speaking, debate, mass communication, and to empower and train youth to be responsible citizens, democratic activists, and ambassadors of […]

Library course for first-year students

The Office of the Dean of Students participated in giving a lecture within the Library course this semester. The staff of the office gave 17 sessions during October 2020 for first-year students in different sections. They gave a PowerPoint presentation to introduce themselves, the services their office provides, the activities and events the office holds. […]

Model United Nations 2020 training program

Twenty students participated in the training of the Model United Nations (MUN) program of the fall 2020 session which is held online. The program is organized by the Palestine Institute for Public diplomacy “PIPD” in partnership with Palestinian Universities. It is worth noting that Youssef Hussein (BU ’18) is one of the trainers. The program […]

Qubeibeh Nursing Students Visit BU

The Office of the Dean of Student, in cooperation with the Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences, organized a visit for Qubeibeh Nursing first-year students on Monday, 19 October 2020. Dean of Students, Mr. Adnan Ramadan, met with them and said that new students should know their University, stay in constant contact with […]

منتدى البحث والإبداع – ذاكرة بيت لحم المصورة

يسر مكتب عمادة البحث العلمي ومجلس البحث العلمي دعوتكم لحضور منتدى البحث والابداع، والذي نستضيف به الزميل الدكتور سعيد عياد، رئيس دائرة اللغة العربية، والأستاذ خالد الفقيه، محاضر في دائرة اللغة العربية، الساعة 11:30 صباحا من يوم الخميس الموافق 22\10\2020 عبر منصة جوجل ميت. يستعرض الباحثان بحثهما الموسوم ب“ذاكرة بيت لحم المصورة” الممول من وزارة التعليم العالي، […]

Lasallian Dialogue on Racism: A Global Pandemic

Prof. Jamil Khder, Dean of Research and the editor-in-chief of the Bethlehem University Journal, served on a live stream panel titled, “Global Perspectives on Racism,” which was held on Thursday, 24 September 2020. On this panel, speakers from various Lasallian universities from the United States, Guatemala, the Philippines, and Palestine spoke about the various dimensions of […]

COVID TAKING ITS TOLL ON BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY

Link: https://www.delasalle.org.au/blog/covid-taking-its-toll-on-bethlehem-university From: La Salle District of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan & Papua New Guinea Posted by Br Peter Bray on 25 September 2020 Greetings fr om this beautiful, holy place as we enjoy the wonder of summer here with beautiful clear skies, hardly a breath of wind, warm temperatures, and being in the place […]

تحديات البيئة في المنطقة العربية

دعوة للمشاركة في المؤتمر الافتراضي الدولي الأول تدعوكم عمادة البحث العلمي للمشاركة بتقديم ملخصات بحثية للتسجيل في المؤتمر الافتراضي الدولي الأول بعنوان: “تحديات البيئة في المنطقة العربية” والمزمع عقده بتاريخ 28/11/2020 افتراضيا في جامعة القدس تحت رعاية الأستاذ الدكتور عماد أبو كشك رئيس الجامعة و بالتعاون مع مكتب فلسطين لاتحاد الأكاديميين والعلماء العرب في فلسطين، […]

Bethlehem University Mourns the Death of Brother Régis-Claude Robbe, FSC

Bethlehem University mourns the death of Brother Regis-Claude Robbe, FSC, the former Provincial of the Proche-Orient District. Brother Robbe passed away peacefully in Cairo on Friday, 18 September 2020, at the age of 83. He spent most of his life serving Lasallian Schools in the Middle East. He visited Bethlehem University in 2012 accompanying Brother […]

Professor Qumsiyeh Donates Award Money to PIBS, Bethlehem University

Prof. Mazin B. Qumsiyeh, Director of the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability (PIBS) and the Palestine Museum of Natural History at Bethlehem University received the prestigious “2020 Paul K. Feyerabend Award – A World of Solidarity is Possible.” Prof. Qumsiyeh said he accepted the award on behalf of the team at the Palestine Institute […]

Mrs. Wedad Abu Dayyeh Academic Excellence Award Conferred upon Rona El-Yousef

On Friday, 4 September 2020, Bethlehem University organized a reception to confer upon Rona Sami El-Yousef the Academic Excellence Award in Hotel Management and Tourism established by Mrs. Wedad Abu Dayyeh. The Vice Chancellor, Br. Peter Bray, opened the ceremony by welcoming Rona’s family, Mr. Hani Abu Dayyeh, and members of the Executive Council.  Br. […]

Training of Science Teachers Held on Campus

Three faculty members at the Faculty of Science gave 30 primary school teachers a training entitled “Improving Science Education in Primary Schools of Palestine – Second Phase” for four consecutive days last month in the Faculty of Science labs. Chairperson of the Biology Department Dr. Ghassan Handal, Lab Assistant at the Chemistry Department Mr. Tanas […]

New Library Director

We would like to welcome Ms. ELIZABETH D’SOUZA, a member of the Teresian Association, as the new Library Director of Bethlehem University for the academic year 2020-2021. If you would like to be in touch with her, the contact details are: Email:  edsouza@bethlehem.edu Office number is ext. 2024. Our warm congratulatory wishes to Elizabeth as we bid […]

Book dates to 1907 at BU Library

The Historical Geography of the Holy Land: especially in relation to the history of Israel and of the early Church by George Adam Smith, D.D. (a short overview) This rare book on its 4th edition dated MCMVII (1907) published by Hodder and Stoughton, London, offers the readers an interesting treatise on the history of Palestine […]

Research Grants Announcement

The Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University (PIBS- BU), The Galilee Society (GS), and The Palestinian Center for Rapprochement Between People (PCR) announce the availability of research grants in the areas of human and bio- diversity. The project funded by the European Union Peace building Initiative “Unity and Diversity in Nature and […]

New Programs Offered for Class of 2024

Bethlehem University received hundreds of applications for the newly offered programs that were launched with the Fall 2020 cohort. The Office of Academic Affairs has gained accreditations from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research for a Master’s Degree in Oncology and Palliative Care, a Bachelor’s Degree in Medical Laboratory Sciences, a Minor in […]

Call for Tenders – Project Final Evaluation

Partners of the EU-Funded Project “My Heritage,,, My Identity!” Project  AFRAT (Association pour la Formation des Ruraux aux Activités du Tourisme) – Main Applicant, BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY, PCR (Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People), Tétraktys – Association de coopération pour le développement Local des espaces naturels, launched a Call for tender to conduct a Final Project […]

Call for Tender – Survey

Partners of the EU-Funded Project “My Heritage,,, My Identity!” Project  AFRAT (Association pour la Formation des Ruraux aux Activités du Tourisme) – Main Applicant, BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY, PCR (Palestinian Centre for Rapprochement between People), Tétraktys – Association de coopération pour le développement Local des espaces naturels, launched a Call for tender to run a Survey about […]

Job Opportunity

Project Manager Bethlehem University is seeking a well experienced and highly qualified candidate to serve as Project Manager at the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability. S/he will organize and administer the project activities and will work closely with the project leader to fulfill the needs of the project. Qualifications: Masters’ degree in project management in rural development, or subject of the […]

PNAS Papers on Zika Mutation, Inherited Hearing Loss, Bird Sources of Epidemic Influenza Segments

Link: shorturl.at/gpSW1 From: genomeweb Researchers from China and the US describe a mutation in the Zika virus (ZIKV) envelope protein sequence that appears to have sprung up prior to 2013, apparently leading to enhanced neurovirulence, more robust maternal-to-fetal transmission fitness, and increased host viremia. Starting from seven suspicious mutations that arose in ZIKV strains between 2010 and […]

Bethlehem University Mourns the Passing of Mr. Jose Said

Bethlehem University mourns the passing of Mr. Jose Said, a true friend and supporter in the mission of education. Mr. Said has supported Bethlehem University through the Belen 2000 Fundacion for many years. His recent donation was for the construction of the Nursing building, soon to be completed.  The Physiotherapy Clinic in the ground floor will be named after the […]

Federation of Arab Scientific Research Council Award

تعلن الأمانة العامة لاتحاد مجالس البحث العلمي العربية عن استقبال طلبات لجائزة اتحاد مجالس البحث العلمي في المجالات الآتية: 1. جائزة أفضل الكتب المؤلفة في مجال بحوث الطاقة الجديدة والمتجددة خلال الأعوام: (٢٠١٨ ، ٢٠١٩ والعام ٢٠٢٠م). 2. جائزة التأليف والترجمة لأفضل الكتب المؤلفة أو المترجمة حول الأنظمة التعليمية الحديثة المعمول بها الآن في الدول […]

Call for new start-ups, already existing businesses, and social businesses

Do you have an innovative idea or business? Are you thinking to develop your business to something else to overcome the economic crisis? Do you want to establish a business that also benefits the society providing a missing product/service or creating employment? The Bethlehem Business Incubator (BBI) and the Yunus Social Business Centre (YSBC) of […]

Register to the Master in Tourism Studies Program

It is possible now to register to the Master in Tourism Studies Program (MRTS). The program is a two-year postgraduate course which aims at providing an in-depth analysis of the main academic and technical issues whose knowledge represents an asset for the development of the tourism industry in Palestine. The Master’s program is multidisciplinary: it […]

Fr. Iyad Twal appointed Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University

link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/fr-iyad-twal-appointed-executive-vice-president-of-bethlehem-university.html From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem By: Bethlehem University – Published: June 27 Sat, 2020 Fr. Iyad Twal appointed Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University Available in the following languages:Arabic BETHLEHEM – On Saturday, June 27, 2020, Bethlehem University represented by its Vice-Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD, announced the appointment of Fr. Iyad Twal as Executive Vice President, to […]

Applications to the Master in Tourism Studies Program

Enrollment Procedures 2020 The required steps to complete registration for MRTS Program are as follows: Step 1:  The MRTS Application Packet will be available either at the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism office at Bethlehem University or online by accessing the following link: http://admission.bethlehem.edu/admissioncard/ The application fee is 110 JDs that can be paid […]

MICAD ENROLLMENT PROCEDURES

The required steps to complete registration for MICAD Program are as follows: Step 1: The MICAD Application Packet will be available either at MICAD office at Bethlehem University or online by accessing the following link: http://admission.bethlehem.edu/admissioncard/ The application fee is 110 JDs that can be paid in one of the following two methods: If the […]

Call for Tender

Online Training on Heritage Case studies in Palestine Proposed by the European funded project “My Heritage! My Identity!”Promoting Governance and Citizenship in PalestineENI/2017/390-692 The provider should constitute a team composed by experts detailed on the TOR to design and deliver the professional online training program with the highest standards possible. The online training will be developed […]

BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards has announced the call for nomination to the 13 of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards in cooperation with The Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). In Palestine, PALAST coordinates the nominations to this award. The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards recognize and reward world-class research and artistic creation, […]

Master of Social Work

In order to successfully complete the application process for the MSW program, the candidate should follow the steps below: Step 1: Buy an application package from the Office the Social Sciences Department, second floor, De La Salle Hall, at Bethlehem University. You can get the package between 10/6/2020 and 30/7/2020.  Keep the payment slip for the application fees (120 JD) […]

Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences \ Qubeibeh

Qubeibeh Nursing students complete requirements on site After the decision of Bethlehem University to start receiving small groups of students for continuing nursing lab practice; groups of 6 to 7 students were called into the Qubeibeh Nursing facility on Monday 8/6/2020 to complete the spring fundamental nursing lab requirement with Mr Mohammad Ayyash and Sr […]

Instructions for Attendance during Summer

Faculty and students are to engage in distance learning options for the summer course.Small groups of students are allowed on campus for the following purposes: To receive certificates or transcripts, to sign loan requests, fill out applications, deliver papers, after coordination with the offices or departments that the student must access. To complete practical training […]

Strengthening Connections through Virtual Education

Turning the Challenges of COVID-19 into an Opportunity From: This Week In PalestineBy: Mahdi Kleibo Link: https://www.thisweekinpalestine.com/strengthening-connections-through-virtual-education/ Undoubtedly, we are all facing an unprecedented situation brought about by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that has hit the entire world. It is a difficult period, as we cannot assess entirely the potential risks and their consequences. This crisis may […]

Welcome to ZTRC

Teacher Resource Center is one of Bethlehem University facilities administrated by the Faculty of Education; it was established in 1993 and it was named “The Center of: Dr. Abdel Rahman Zu’rub ” in memory of his work aiming to develop the educational process. The Center is the connection link between the faculty of education from […]

Summer School Registration

The summer 2020 registration will be open next week March 9 to March 11. Please review the information below and reach out to the registrar office if you have any questions or need more information in regard to the summer registration process. Only students from one of the categories below are eligible for summer registration: […]

George Nasra “Turathuna” Summer Camp 2019

The Library Team of George Nasra Turathuna Center organizes an annual youth summer camp. This year, it was from the 17th to the 28th of June 2019. Fourteen boys and girls from different schools participated with ages between 12 and 16 years old. The course/workshop this year focused on painting on glass, with Mrs. Tania […]

The Gates of Jerusalem By Dr. Omar Abed Rabbo, PhD

This scholarly article – in Arabic –  entitled “Gates of Jerusalem” written  and published in  “Jordan Journal for History and Archaeology” by Dr. Omar Abed Rabbo,  will be  presented in the e-turathuna section of the University Library. We are happy and proud to present Dr. Omar’s erudite work and grateful to him for sharing it to our […]

An Interview with Mr. George M. Al-Ama

Spring Term 2018 “Welcome back” to e-turathuna as we commence Spring Term 2018. We started the academic year 2017-2018 featuring a new genre – “the interview” –in an interactive encounter with Palestinians whose lives are marked with a “passion for turath.”  Fall Term featured Ms. Maha Saca, a Bethlehemite and a generous donor of Bethlehem […]

“The Shepherds’ Field”

Welcome once again to the Library’s e-turathuna! With Christmas approaching, we are featuring a holy site that is closely knitted to the events that unfolded that joyful eve when the whole world awaited the coming of our Saviour Jesus Christ the Lord. “GLORIA IN EXCELSIS DEO!”  is the theme echoed during this historical evening with […]

Featuring Jabra Ibrahim Jabra

Jabra Ibrahim Jabra is Bethlehem’s homegrown writer, artist and painter. Turathuna Centre at Bethlehem University has a collection of his books on a special shelf just dedicated for him. Some of his representative paintings were showcased by Turathuna Centre for Palestinian Heritage during the 40th Jubilee year of the foundation of Bethlehem University. More Facts about Jabra Ibrahim […]

The Dome of the Rock

The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem is a magnificent monument and an added great treasure in world architecture. The area on which it was built is one of the holiest places on earth for Muslims, Christians and Jews alike. Known in Arabic as Masjd al-Aqsa (the farthest mosque), it occupies the centre of a […]

THE MONASTERY OF “MAR SABA”

Over 100 monasteries flourished in the Judean desert to the east of Bethlehem during the fourth through sixth centuries. The monastic movement became quite successful so that more than a hundred of monasteries as a way of life blossomed in the desert. Monasteries are places where monks sometimes shared their whole life together and in […]

Battir: A Palestinian Village

Battir is a Palestinian village south west of Jerusalem. It is surrounded by traditionally irrigated, beautiful terraces, filled with eggplants, peppers and olive trees. Some decades ago, the train to Jerusalem used to stop in Battir; next to the railway are the unique remains of the Ottoman train station, which was the spot of a busy vegetables […]

Ein Karem

Ein Karem is the birthplace of John the Baptist (Luke 1:57).  The Virgin Mary visited her cousin Elizabeth who lived in Ein Karem (Luke 1:39–56); and the Caliph ‘Umar Ibn al-Khattab passed by the village and held prayers in it during the Islamic conquest.Ein Karem means “Spring of the Vineyard,” and is so named because of the […]

Mother-of-Pearl: An art and a source of economic sustenance

Mother-of-pearl was traditionally a main handicraft in Bethlehem. It is believed that mother-of-pearl was introduced by Franciscan monks who came from Damascus to the Bethlehem area around the 15th century.With the presence of the order of St. Francis of Assisi in the Holy Land around the late 1600s, religious artifacts gained in economic importance. One […]

Palestinian Homes

Bethlehem, Manger Square,1930s A house in Ramallah Shahwan houseBeit Jala A quarter inEast Jerusalem Via Dolorosa, 1936 The dwellings of Palestinians vary depending on location and family wealth. The design of these houses shows strong Islamic influence with arched roofs, ceilings, doorways, and windows.In urban areas, houses are typically close together lining narrow streets with over-hanging […]

Jericho Ten Thousand Years

The origin of the name “Jericho” is from the Semitic language. It is a Canaanite word that means “city of the moon.” The word is derived from yeriho or yarah. According to Anis Freiha, the Canaanite God Yarah gave its name to Jericho, called Ariha in Arabic. Jericho is the Biblical name, “city of palm trees,” while its Arabic […]

Traditional Palestinian Tabun “Oven”

The tabun is a primitive oven made of unbaked clay fashioned by Palestinian country women. It is an oven used to bake bread and cook.  The oven (tabun) itself is covered by dry manure spread all over its external surface while inside the bottom is covered with small stones called “ruddef.” On the top of […]

The Light of Christ Shines in Bethlehem Today

   “Do not be afraid; for behold I proclaim to you good news of great joy … today in the city of David a Savior is born for you” (Lk 2:10-11). The message of Christ’s coming, brought from heaven by the voice of angels, continues to echo in this town, just as it echoes in […]

Know your Palestinian Heritage- Wuqayat Al-Darahim

A very old dowry hat made of cotton, embroidered in silk and covered with Turkish coins. Extended from the side panels are silver chains to which are attached pieces of ‘amber and silver. Across the forehead are coral beads and silver pendants, suspended from short chains. The headdresses were made commercially by Bethlehem women for  […]

Know your Palestinian Heritage-Embriodery

A girl normally began embroidery around the age of six or seven, and was taught cross-stitch and the motifs of her village by older girls or women. When she had learnt to sew neatly, she began embroidering the panels of her trousseau garments, and took her mother’s measurements to gauge her size.  Dresses were sent […]

Know your Palestinian Heritage – Marriage

From the moment of birth, parents began to consider future marriage for their children. One of the reasons for this early matchmaking was the preference for marriage of the same village and the same kin group. Marriage was an important social and economic alliance between two families. A bride and her bridegroom had little to […]

Call of Interest to join Erasmus+

Please note that deadline to submit a  Call of Interest to join the Erasmus Plus Cultural Encounter course maximum by 1 March  2020. The External Academic Relations Office will be your main focal point at this stage for reservation.  Duration 10 weeks and it starts from 9 March to 17 May 2020. For more information, please never hesitate to […]

ألعاب أيام زمان

يدعوكم فريق افاق التابع لعمادة شؤون الطلبة للمشاركة في فعاليات برنامج ألعاب أيام زمان وذلك يوم الخميس 27 شباط 2020 ما بين الساعة 11:15 – 13:00 في المسرح الخارجي للجامعة أهلا وسهلا بكم جميعا

Workshop on Zotero Software

Hands-on workshop on Zotero, a bibliographic management software, will be held at 11:00 am Thursday, Feb 27, 2020, in D-113.  The session will be facilitated by Dr. Muna Matar, Assistant Prof in the Software Engineering department and Assistant VP for Academic Affairs. You are most Welcome

مسابقة المناظرة الشعرية

تعلن عمادة شؤون الطلبة عن تنظيم مسابقة في المناظرة الشعرية بين طلبة الكليات،  وذلك في أواخر شهر نيسان 2020 حتى يتسنى للطلبة التحضير لهذه المسابقة، الرجاء من الطلبة الراغبين بالمشاركة؛ التسجيل لدى عمادة شؤون الطلبة حتى يوم الثلاثاء  10/03/2020

Advanced Pastry

Target Group: Chefs, bakeries, housewives and anyone who is interested in baking. Course Content: the course will cover the following topics: several methods for baking different cakes making various buttercream and custard based fillings working with different variations of Rolled Fondant (Homemade, marshmallow, Chocolate ) Royal Icing decorating  with modeling chocolate border and flower piping Pastillage Gum […]

Donors Financial Reporting

Purpose To build the confidence and skills of NGO staff to use and analyse the essential figures of financial reports for programme management and accountability to stakeholders Target Audience This course is primarily aimed at non-finance programme staff who need to be able to use different types of reports in their work, including: Understanding the […]

Mechanisms of abiotic stress responses in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum)

Plants as sessile organisms have to efficiently cope with adverse environmental conditions. Abiotic stresses like drought, cold and heat crucially involve the function of the plant hormone abscisic acid (ABA). Extensive research during the past years especially in the model plant Arabidopsis thaliana has ncovered and characterized central modules of ABA and abiotic stress signaling. […]

UNESCO Biotechnology Educational and Research Center – Developmental

The research involves isolation and identification of new strains ofentomopathogenic nematodes from Palestinian territories, following a study oftheir biological characteristic; such as infectivity, heat tolerance, anddesiccation tolerance. In addition to the conventional crosses method, theidentification employs restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) ofinternal transcriptase spacers. The project aims at developingappropriate strains of entomopathogenic nematodes for the […]

Hereditary Research Laboratory – Computational Genomics

Middle East Regional Genome Endeavor (MERGE) Computational Genomics is a new branch of science that bridges biology and genetics with information and computer sciences. An important momentum for this development is provided by the world Human Genome Project. . The Weizmann Institute and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem now harbor a national laboratory for Genome […]

Hereditary Research Laboratory – Pharma

“Pharmacogenic gene delivery and gene therapy of Restenosis “ Antisense oligodeoxnucleotides (ODN) are small stretches that have shown the ability to inhibit gene expression. Therefore, they are promising candidates for the treatment of various diseases. However, because of poor stability in biological fluids and weak intracellular penetration their use in living systems is prohibited. Aiming […]

Hereditary Research Laboratory – B-Thalasimia

B-Thalasimia A study of the spectrum of b-Thalasimia mutations in the West Bank revealed the presence of ten different b-globin mutations. The study involved 42 patients with B-thal major and 43 suspected carriers with Cooley’s anemia. The IVS1.6 mutation predominated with a frequency of 52.8% and was almost invariably associated with chromosome haplotype VI. Seven […]

Hereditary Research Laboratory – Hearing Loss

Summary The overall goal inhuman genetic research is to understand the biological function of normal genes, and how once perturbed, they lead to a diseased state. Errors in our genes, or mutations, often cause one of the most common sensory defects, the loss of hearing. Hereditary sensorineural hearing loss affects approximately 3% of the population […]

Hereditary Research Laboratory – Hearing Loss

Summary The overall goal inhuman genetic research is to understand the biological function of normal genes, and how once perturbed, they lead to a diseased state. Errors in our genes, or mutations, often cause one of the most common sensory defects, the loss of hearing. Hereditary sensorineural hearing loss affects approximately 3% of the population […]

The Water And Soil Environmental Research Unit

The commitment of Bethlehem University to the needs of the local Palestinian community is part of its founding statement. Particular needs were identified following an extensive socio-economic survey conducted by Bethlehem University during the late 1980s, on which the University’s outreach program was based. The Water and Soil Environmental Research Unit (WSERU) is part of […]

The Water And Soil Environmental Research Unit

The commitment of Bethlehem University to the needs of the local Palestinian community is part of its founding statement. Particular needs were identified following an extensive socio-economic survey conducted by Bethlehem University during the late 1980s, on which the University’s outreach program was based. The Water and Soil Environmental Research Unit (WSERU) is part of […]

The Water And Soil Environmental Research Unit

The commitment of Bethlehem University to the needs of the local Palestinian community is part of its founding statement. Particular needs were identified following an extensive socio-economic survey conducted by Bethlehem University during the late 1980s, on which the University’s outreach program was based. The Water and Soil Environmental Research Unit (WSERU) is part of […]

A Course Portfolio

Dr. Jeanne Kattan, Hanadi Soudah–Younan, Mai Al-Qassasfeh, Department of English The course portfolio is a guide for faculty members to document each of the courses they teach in a reflective manner that aims at improving the teaching and learning experience. This learning toolkit suggests different steps and procedures for developing a course portfolio that meets […]

Designing Course Outlines

The course outline is considered an important contract between the faculty member and the student. It provides the students with the necessary information on the course content, its objectives and what is expected of them.  Toolkit Course Outline Click Here See Link: https://chroniclevitae.com/news/1864-your-syllabus-doesn-t-have-to-look-like-a-contract

Lesson Study

PeterDudley Lesson Study (LS) is a highly specified form of action research. It involves a group of teachers who collaboratively plan, teach and observe students’ learning in ‘research lessons’ and then analyze and record their findings in order to maximize the benefits from the teaching and learning experience. This toolkit provides practical guidance on the […]

Assessment for Learning

Shukri Sanbar This toolkit focuses on the main components of the assessment process, from the moment data is collected to its interpretation. It also includes activities on how to design assessment tools that are aligned with the learning outcomes of a course.  Toolkit on Assessment  Click Here

BU Nursing Students – Developing Leadership Personality

The Institute has provided several classes and workshops for BU Nursing students. From 3 February 2015 to 12 May 2015, a Youth Leadership class met every Tuesday for two hours a week. Class topics included communication, personality assessments, theories of leadership, and community involvement. At the end of each course, participants were awarded certificates of completion. The course was conducted […]

Lasallian Leadership 14 May 2015

On 14 May 2015, a course entitled Lasallian Leadership  was conducted for 35 women from Bethlehem, Beit Sahour and Beit Jala. Br. Mark McKeon, VP for Human Resources & Administrative Affairs conducted these sessions.

Midwifery Leadership Course/ Fall 2014

The Cardinal Martini Leadership Institute in cooperation with the faculty of Nursing at BU established leadership course for Midwifery students. The course started in Fall 2014, it took place every Tuesday for two hours a week. Class topics included communication, personality assessments, theories of leadership, and community involvement. At the end of each course, students were awarded […]

قانون تحديد استعمال النقد في اسرائيل -ا. اليكس حدوة

“افضل وصف يمكن اعطائه لالقتصاد الفلسطيني هو انه اقتصاد أسير و ُمقيد بفعل المعيقات والتشريعات االسرائيلية واالتفاقيات المبرمة مع السلطات االسرائيلية، ولذلك من المهم جًدا دراسة القوانين االسرائيلية لمعرفة مدى تأثيرها على الحياة التجارية واالقتصادية للفلسطينيين وخاصة القابعين منهم تحت سلطة االحتالل. ولهذا السبب قمت بقراءة واعداد ملخص بسيط الهم القضايا المتعلقة في قانون تحديد […]

Bitcoin stumbles on anniversary of its all-high-price -Alex Hadweh

“Many students turned to me showing their interest to know more about new financial and economic trends. Bitcoin represents a great illustration to those who are interested in investing and dealing with risky volatile instruments. I think it is important for our students to watch the performance of bitcoin and learn lessons from it. Below […]

Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Peer Initiative

CETL Fall Peer initiative hosted on 21 November 2019 Dr. Ahmad Fasfous  from the Department of Social Science to talk about integrating principles of psychology in the teaching process.   Dr. Ahmed gave a brief introduction to theories and terms and explained the importance of being aware of how memory whether short or long influence the […]

CETL In-Depth Peer Initiatives: Learner-Centered Teaching and Learning Spring 2020

No. Subject Date/ LocationB-107 Facilitated by 1  Flipped Classroom Monday 27/01/2020Thursday 30/01/202011:00-13:00 Dr. Huwaida Rabie,Mr. Alex. HadwehMr. Elias Mukarker  2 Problem-BasedLearning Monday 03/02/2020Thursday 06/02/202011:00-13:00 Ms. Paola HandalDr. Hala Nassar 3  Project-Based Learning Monday 10/02/2020Thursday 13/02/202011:00-13:00 Dr. Ahmad FasfousMs. Paola Handal  4  AssessmentStudent Card & Course Individualization   Monday 17/02/2020Thursday 20/02/202011:00-13:00 Dr. Suhail OdehMr. Mahdi Kleibo […]

Graphic Design

الهدف العام للدورة: تيدف ىذه الدورة إلى إكساب المتدربين الميارات الضرورية إلتقان فن التصميم الجرافيكي من خالل استخدام برامج التصميم، مثل: الفوتوشوب, الميستريتور, االنديزاين ، ثم يتم تدريبيم عمى إنتاج تصاميم عالية الجودة لصور ورسومات فنية وشعارات ومنشورات وصفحات دعائية. الفئة المستهدفة: العاممون في مجال تصميم الصور و الرسومات، وتصميم الجرافيك والمجاالت المشابو،الذين يبحثون عن […]

Two Faculty Members Win Research Grants in Quebec

Dr. Jamil Khader and Dr. Zein Al-Abideen Al-Awawdeh awarded research grants Dr. Jamil Khader, Dean of Research and Professor in the English Department, and Zein Al-Abideen Al-Awawdeh, Associate Professor in the Arabic Department, were awarded research grants through the Palestine Quebec Science Bridge (PQSB). The Bridge is funded by the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology, […]

Introduction to Italian Language

“Sowing Hope, Touching Hearts” Ms. Nour Al-Madboh, a 1996 Education graduate of Bethlehem University, along with her co-teacher, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mr. Mohammad Sadek has come to the University Library on two occasions to orient their young pupils with what a learning resource center is all about. The young third-grade pupils were toured arou nd the Library, noiselessly, as […]

Intermediate Hebrew Language

“Sowing Hope, Touching Hearts” Ms. Nour Al-Madboh, a 1996 Education graduate of Bethlehem University, along with her co-teacher, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mr. Mohammad Sadek has come to the University Library on two occasions to orient their young pupils with what a learning resource center is all about. The young third-grade pupils were toured arou nd the Library, noiselessly, as […]

Introduction to German Language

“Sowing Hope, Touching Hearts” Ms. Nour Al-Madboh, a 1996 Education graduate of Bethlehem University, along with her co-teacher, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mr. Mohammad Sadek has come to the University Library on two occasions to orient their young pupils with what a learning resource center is all about. The young third-grade pupils were toured around the Library, noiselessly, as they […]

Bethlehem University Education Alumna Brings Her Elementary Pupils to the Library

“Sowing Hope, Touching Hearts” Ms. Nour Al-Madboh, a 1996 Education graduate of Bethlehem University, along with her co-teacher, ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Mr. Mohammad Sadek has come to the University Library on two occasions to orient their young pupils with what a learning resource center is all about. The young third-grade pupils were toured around the Library, noiselessly, as they […]

Nursing Students Receive Farida Al-Budeiri Award

The Tarek Juffali Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences organized a ceremony to honor the nursing students who won the Farida Abu Dayyah Al-Budeiri Award on Thursday, 7 November 2019. Dean of the Faculty Ms. Mariam Awad welcomed and thanked Al-Budeiri family and Mr. Adel Al-Budeiri for annually honoring the top nursing student. She also […]

Feature: Artificial Intelligence Championship Winner

Graduate Profile: Rana Khair Winning the Inspiration Award and People’s Choice Award at the Artificial Intelligence (AI) Family Challenge in California, USA, was an unforgettable experience. It was a challenge that I went through with my eldest daughter, Selina.  Selina and I, Rana Khair, created an app called “My Drawings Speak Up” that analyzes children’s […]

Faculty and Staff Meet to Inaugurate New Semester

Bethlehem University held its faculty and staff meeting on Wednesday, 15 January 2020, to mark the beginning of the spring 2020 semester. Opening prayer and reflection were led by Brother Peter Iorlano, Coordinator of Institutional Values, based on the Lasallian theme for 2020 “Great Things Are Possible”. Dr. Irene Hazou, Vice President for Academic Affairs, presided […]

Student life in occupied Palestine

From: Wellington Palestine Link: https://wellingtonpalestine.nz/2020/01/17/student-life-in-occupied-palestine/ Date: JANUARY 17, 2020 On Tuesday 11th of February Wellington Palestine hosted a free public talk by Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University in Palestine. Peter is a New Zealander and a De La Salle brother who has been at Bethlehem University since 2008. He talked to an […]

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