People in the News

People in the news 3.31.17

LORI RIEGEL, MJEd, has been selected to present her doctoral research at the Harvard Graduate School of Education 2017 Student Research Conference and the 2017 Joint Conference on Research in Jewish Education, co-hosted by the Network for Research in Jewish Education and the Association for the Social Scientific Study… Read more »

People in the news 3.17.17

Mayor Jonathan Rothschild

TUCSON MAYOR JONATHAN ROTHSCHILD received a Small Business Advocate Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors’ Partner America program at City Hall on March 1. Partner America is a public-private partnership between the U.S. Conference of Mayors and American Management Services, Inc.… Read more »

People in the News 2.3.17

AUDREY SHER-WALTON recently released a collection of poetry, “All the Colors of My Life are Red.” A former mental health therapist who currently owns Mrs. Audrey’s Academic Achievement tutoring service, Sher-Walton has been published in Zocolo Magazine, Aurora and the Write ON! East-side Writing Group’s 2015 and 2016 anthologies.… Read more »

People in the news 1.20.17

ESTHER STERNBERG, M.D., will be the keynote speaker at the University of Arizona Arthritis Center’s 15th Annual Living Healthy With Arthritis Conference on Jan. 28. She will speak on “Healing Spaces: The Science of Place and Wellbeing,” based on her book and PBS series of the same title. Sternberg… Read more »

People in the news 1.6.17

Songwriter MICHAEL COOPER, a native of Nogales, Ariz., recently had musical theater productions performed in New York, London and Paris. In October, the National Alliance of Musical Theatre showcased selections from his musicals “Luna Park,” “Sunfish” and “Love Always” in its Songwriter’s Cabaret series. “Luna Park” was one of… Read more »

People in the news 12.16.16


CAROL BLATTER, LCSW, DCSW, was awarded honorable mention for her story, “Filling in the Spaces,” by New Millenium Writings.… Read more »

People in the news 10.21.16

An exhibit by LAURI MARKS KAYE, “A Tucson Portrait Story,” will be on display in the windows of the historic Roy Place Building, 44 N. Stone Ave., through Dec. 31. The line drawings depict people, places and events that make Tucson remarkable, from Gates Pass and Hotel Congress to… Read more »

People in the News 9.9.16

Painter JOSH GOLDBERG’s most recent book, “Eight Beggars: Concatenating Verses of Separation and Repair,” has been published by Albion-Andalus Books and is available from the publisher or Amazon.… Read more »

People in the news 8.26.16

Jillian Cantor

JILLIAN CANTOR, author of “Margot” and “The Hours Count,” will speak at Antigone Books on Sept. 2 along with fellow Tucson author Mark Beauregard. Riverhead Books recently released the paperback version of “The Hours Count,” Cantor’s acclaimed historical novel about a woman who befriends Ethel and Julius Rosenberg.… Read more »

People in the news 7.8.16

The Arizona Center for the Book has selected “My Tata’s Remedies/Los remedios de mi tata” by RONI CAPIN RIVERA-ASHFORD as the Arizona Great Read for 2016.  Each year, a list of books representing the literary heritage of the 50 states, the District of Columbia and the U.S. Virgin Islands… Read more »

People in the news 6.10.16

JAMES A. WHITEHILL was elected president of the board of trustees of the Jewish Community Foundation of Southern Arizona last month. Whitehill has served as a JCF trustee since 2008. Board member Goggy Davidowitz is a newly elected vice president. New board members include Caron Mitchell, Stephen Rodgveller and… Read more »

People in the news 5.13.16

Marian Lupu

Nonagenarian MARIAN LUPU, founder of the Pima Council on Aging, was honored with the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona 2016 Buddy Amos Founders Award at the foundation’s annual event April 27 at Hacienda del Sol. The agency, which Lupu began with a group of volunteers, got its start in… Read more »

People in the news 4.29.16

ELYSE PINCUS was one of 100 new Birthright Israel Fellows who received training last month at a four-day seminar in San Diego. Pincus is the Birthright coordinator at the University of Arizona Hillel Foundation. She also teaches pre-k and kindergarten beit midrash at Congregation Chaverim. GABE LEHRER, a senior… Read more »

People in the news 4.15.16

  SHARON MEGDAL, Ph.D., was awarded the Women of Influence Lifetime Achievement Award for 2016. The award was presented by Tucson Local Media/Inside Tucson Business at the culmination of its gala Women of Influence awards dinner on March 22. The award recognizes Megdal for her efforts in Arizona and… Read more »

People in the news 3.18.16

PATRICIA C. BISCHOF’s weathered metal art is being shown at the Tucson Museum of Art gift shop and Toscana Studio and Gallery. Bischof received her bachelor’s degree from Prescott College in Tucson, with a minor in art.… Read more »

People in the news 3.4.16

“Then … and Now,” an artist’s book/chapbook featuring original poems and calligraphy by WENDY GRAHM has been acquired by the University of Arizona Poetry Center for the L.R. Benes Rare Book Room collection. The handmade book is available for public perusal in the library.… Read more »

People in the news 2.19.16

FEIGIE CEITLIN, program director of Chabad Tucson, delivered the keynote address, “The Innate Power of Youth,” at  the annual Kinus (convention) of young shluchos (emissaries) of the Chabad-Lubavitch movement in Brooklyn, N.Y. on Sunday, Jan. 31. Addressing 900 people in attendance from around the world, Ceitlin spoke of the… Read more »

People in the news 2.5.16

Tucson author RONI CAPIN RIVERA-ASHFORD’s bilingual book, “My Tata’s Remedies/Los remedios de mi tata,” received the American Library Association and REFORMA’s Pura Belpré award as a 2016 Illustrator Honor Book. The award is given annually to a Latino/Latina writer and illustrator “whose work best portrays, affirms and celebrates the… Read more »

People in the news 1.22.15

MARVIN SLEPIAN, M.D., of the University of Arizona colleges of Medicine and Engineering has been elected a fellow of the National Academy of Inventors. He will be inducted on April 15 during the academy’s annual conference at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in Alexandria, Va. Slepian is a… Read more »

People in the news

A photo taken in Israel by KEN BRANDIS, “Path to Peace,” will be part of the University of Arizona Center for Middle Eastern Studies 25th annual photography exhibit. The show will displayed in the Union Gallery at the UA Student Union beginning Jan. 28, with an opening reception from… Read more »