People in the News

People in the news 2.8.19

Longtime Tucson resident Jami Ober Gan has released her first novel, “The Lost and Found,” about a woman who finds herself heartbroken and stranded in Tucson and is invited to stay at a ranch.   Gan was raised in Tucson and attended the University of Arizona, graduating in 1981… Read more »

People in the news 1.25.19

Tedd Goldfinger, D.O., founder of Desert Cardiology of Tucson, has received the title of Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology. He is one of only two Tucson-area physicians to receive this distinction. In addition to his practice at Desert Cardiology of Tucson and Northwest Medical Center for more… Read more »

People in the news 1.11.19

Miriam Romero received the Arizona English Language Teacher of the Year Award at the Arizona Department of Education’s Office of English Language Acquisition Services 2018 Conference, held Dec. 5 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. Romero is a teacher at Carrillo K-5 Magnet School in the Tucson Unified… Read more »

People in the news 12.21.18

Gregg Garfin, Ph.D.

Gregg Garfin, a climatologist at the University of Arizona, was a lead author on the Southwest chapter of the national climate change report, “Impacts, Risks and Adaptation in the United States,” released Nov. 23 by the  U.S. Global Change Research Program. Five other UA researchers worked on the report.… Read more »

People in the news 11.9.18

Beth Braun and the University/Rincon High School Primaveras dance group have been invited to perform at the 75th anniversary of D-Day in Normandy, France, in June 2020. As official representatives of  the United States, the Primaveras will perform at the D-Day Anniversary Parade, the International Salute to Liberation, and… Read more »

People in the news 10.26.18

Debra S. Jacobs, an occupational therapist for more than 30 years, published her second book, “Safety and Consent for Kids and Teens with Autism or Special Needs: A Parent’s Guide” (Jessica Kingsley Publishers). She previously co-authored “Everyday Activities to Help Your Young Child with Autism Live Life to the… Read more »

People in the news 10.12.18

Dana Adler has been elected president of the Women of Reform Judaism Pacific District for a two-year term. She will be installed at the WRJ 2018 Pacific District Convention, which will be held in San Diego Oct. 18-21. The district comprises 13 U.S. states and two Canadian provinces. Adler… Read more »

People in the news 9.28.18

Liz Kanter Groskind was recently installed as the board chair of MAZON: A Jewish Response to Hunger, a national advocacy organization, for a three-year term. With a background in management, executive coaching, marketing, human resources and charitable planning, she has run her own consulting business for 20 years. A… Read more »

People in the news 9.14.18

Meg Sivitz, Brandeis National Committee Tucson chapter co-vice president of the book business and former chapter president, was honored by National Board President Madalyn Friedberg with a presidential citation. Paintings by Tucson artist Devy Wolff are part of an exhibit at Tucson International Airport, “Space Connections,” which also includes… Read more »

People in the news 8.31.18

Abbie Kozolchyk on a recent research trip to Samoa (Courtesy Abbie Kozolchyk)

Former Tucsonan Abbie Kozolchyk was included in a Tripbase® listing of “100 Favorite Travel Writers.” Kozolchyk has written for Conde Nast Traveler, Food & Wine, Cosmopolitan, and Forbes Traveler, among other publications. Her book, “The World’s Most Romantic Destinations,” was published by National Geographic. Aimee Katz completed a summer… Read more »

People in the News 8.17.18

Myles K. Beck

Myles K. Beck received the Edwin N. Sommer Award from Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity at its 2018 International Convention in Los Angeles on July 14. The award is presented occasionally to a ZBT alumnus for “selfless dedication to the ideals of Zeta Beta Tau Fraternity.” Beck is a 1967… Read more »

People in the news 7.13.18

ALLEN D. EL, a rising senior at The Gregory School, was chosen from among 250 people to serve as one of two American Legion of Arizona Boys State primary delegates to American Legion Boys Nation in Washington, D.C., later this month. In D.C., acting as Boys Nation senators, the… Read more »

People in the news 6.29.18

Tucson native NIKKI BAIM, a sophomore in the Medill School of Journalism, Media, Integrated Marketing Communications at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, has won the 2018 Walter S. and Syrena M. Howell essay competition for “The Sports Department of Corrections: How false reports by ESPN criminalized the University of Arizona… Read more »

People in the news 6.15.18

Steven Meckler

Tucson photographer STEVEN MECKLER will receive the American Advertising Federation Silver Medal Award at the Tucson Advertising Hall of Achievement event on Sept. 6 at Hacienda del Sol Guest Ranch Resort. The Silver Medal is a nationally recognized award that honors men and women who have made significant contributions… Read more »

People in the news 5.18.18

Miriam Arden placed as a semifinalist at the 35th Annual National Shakespeare Competition in New York City on April 23, Shakespeare’s birthday, competing against 55 students from around the country. Arden, the daughter of Susan Brish and Scott Arden, and a junior at Catalina Foothills High School, won the… Read more »

People in the news 5.4.18

Tu Nidito Children and Family Services will honor SOOZIE HAZAN and MAYA LURIA along with Lani Baker, Jenine Dalrymple and Judy Wood as the 2018 Remarkable Moms at the nonprofit organization’s annual gala, The Remarkable Celebration, on Saturday, May 12 at the Westin La Paloma Resort. For more information,… Read more »

People in the news 4.20.18

EDWARD J. SCHWAGER, M.D.

EDWARD J. SCHWAGER, M.D., FAAFP was honored April 6 as the Arizona Family Physician of the Year by the Arizona Academy of Family Physicians during its annual clinical education conference in Carefree, Arizona.  A native Tucsonan, Schwager graduated with honors from the University of Arizona College of Medicine in… Read more »

People in the news 4.6.18

The American Psychological Association Division 22, Rehabilitation Psychology, selected ALAN L. GOLDBERG, PSY.D., APBB, J.D., to present the 2018 Leonard Diller Award Lecture on Contributions to Neurorehabilitation at its annual conference, held Feb. 22-25 in Dallas. The award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions to neurorehabilitation and… Read more »

People in the news 2.23.18

JAX LARCOM, son of Danielle and Guy Larcom, was one of two students chosen as winners in the third through fifth grade category of the Tucson Festival of Books 10th Annual Young Authors Competition, for his poem “Rainbow.” Jax is a third grade student at Canyon View Elementary School… Read more »

People in the news 2.9.18

A photograph by TUCSON HEBREW HIGH student JEREMY LEVINE is featured in a dedicated exhibit at Beit Hatfutsot – The Museum of the Jewish People in Tel Aviv, which runs through May 2018. Levine’s photograph, “The Meaningful Meal,” was selected as a winning entry in The Jewish Lens@ Beit… Read more »