The Arizona Board of Regents confirmed University of Arizona Professor of Psychology Jeff Greenberg as a Regents Professor along with four other UArizona faculty members, Roberta Diaz Brinton, Judith Brown, Peter Chesson, and Connie Woodhouse. Regents Professor appointments are reserved for full professors whose exceptional achievements merit national and international distinction, and are limited to no more than 3% of the university’s tenured and tenure-track faculty members. Greenberg developed a unique conceptual framework called terror management theory in order to address the psychological conflict between the self-preservation instinct and the realization that death is inevitable and unpredictable. He is a fellow of both the Society for Personality and Social Psychology and the Society of Experimental Social Psychology, and the recipient of a Presidential Citation from the American Psychological Association and of the Lifetime Career Award from the International Society for Self and Identity.
An essay by Gila Silverman on the Mi Shebeirach prayer for healing, first published in the Arizona Jewish Post (4/17/20), has been included in an anthology, “When We Turned Within: Reflections on COVID-19,” edited by Rabbi Menachem Creditor and Sarah Tuttle-Singer. The book is available on Amazon. Proceeds benefit the UJA-Federation NY’s COVID-19 relief efforts. Silverman is a visiting scholar at the Arizona Center for Judaic Studies.