Month: February 2020

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 […]

TOEFL/ITP Result

Your scores for the TOEFL / ITP exam conducted 2 February 2020 arrived today. Please feel ease picking your official hard -copy certificate from the External Academic Relations Office starting from tomorrow Friday 28.02.2020.

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 – Epidermolysis Bullosa Simplex (EBS)

Clinical and Genetic Features Epidermolysis bullosa (EB) encompasses an heterogeneous group of hereditary disorders characterized by blistering of the skin upon exposure to mechanical stress. Although the most obvious signs of the disease are vesicles and bullae within the skin and mucous membranes, internal organs may also be involved (Fine et al, 2000). EB is […]

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 […]

Introduction to Moodle

This Toolkit provides teachers with practical instructions on how to design e-calss based on Moodel program.

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 […]

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