People in the News

People in the news 12.14.12

LT. COL. JONATHAN E. LOWE recently became the squadron commander of the 348th Recruiting Squadron at Hill Air Force Base, near Salt Lake City, Utah. Lowe is the son of Anne and David Lowe of Marana. BRYCE MEGDAL was named Tucson Photographer of the Year by RAW Natural Born… Read more »

People in the news 11.30.12

Former U.S. Rep. GABRIELLE GIFFORDS and her husband, Capt. Mark Kelly, received the Shirley Agnos Legacy Award at the 101st Arizona Town Hall on Civic Leadership, Tuesday, Nov. 27 at Talking Stick Resort in Scottsdale.         ADAM KWASMAN, a Tucson native, was elected to the Arizona… Read more »

People in the news 11.16.12

JOSH PROTAS, vice president and director of the Washington D.C., office of the Jewish Council for Public Affairs since 2009, is leaving JCPA to create a Washington office for Mazon: A Jewish Response to Hunger. Protas was previously senior vice president for planning and community affairs and director of… Read more »

People in the news 10.19.12

Formerly the director of communications at the Tucson Jewish Community Center, HELEN GOMEZ BERNARD is now leading the external and alumni relations team at the University of Arizona College of Humanities.       Marsha Drozdoff, a clinical social worker for more than 30 years, launched her new website… Read more »

People in the news 10.5.12

ESTHER STERNBERG, MD, has joined the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine as director of research. She also joins the faculty of the UA College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA), where she will establish and direct the Institute on Place and Well-Being. Sternberg is internationally recognized for… Read more »

People in the news 9.21.12

PATTY VALLANCE has written and published a children’s book, “Born to Wear Blue,” dedicated to the men and women of the fire service (borntowear All proceeds benefit the Greater Tucson Fire Foundation. A launch party will be held Sunday, Sept. 30, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the… Read more »

People in the news 9.7.12

DIANE WEINTRAUB will be honored as the Tucson recipient of the Kipnis-Wilson/Friedland Award during the 2012 International Lion of Judah Conference in New York, Sept. 10-12. The award is named for Norma Kipnis-Wilson and the late Toby Friedland, who founded the Lions of Judah, a Jewish Federations of North… Read more »

People in the news 8.10.12

JOEL FEINMAN, J.D., is among 13 new members elected to the board of directors of Planned Parenthood Arizona. Feinman is a Pima County public defender. As a teenager, he was a volunteer with Planned Parenthood’s Positive Force Players, a youth group that did presentations and skits at junior and… Read more »

People in the news 6.29.12

  A composition by MIKE LEVY, “Sonata for Four Native Flutes,” will be performed at a Vatican ceremony in October when the pope canonizes a Native American woman who lived in the 17th century, known as the blessed Kateri. Native flutist Vince Redhouse commissioned Levy to write the piece… Read more »

People in the news 6.15.12

ANNETTE KOLODNY, Ph.D., University of Arizona professor emerita of American literature and culture, has published “In Search of First Contact: The Peoples of the Dawnland, the Vikings of Vinland, and the Anglo-American Anxiety of Discovery” (Duke University Press). The book, prompted by questions posed by UA students, includes a… Read more »

People in the news 6.1.12

DAVID WARMACK, a former student at Tucson Hebrew Academy, has been selected to participate in the C-Mites (Carnegie Mellon Institute for Talented Elementary and Secondary Students) summer program. David recently moved to Texarkana, Texas, where he is a fourth grade student at St. James Day School. In 2010, David… Read more »

People in the news 5.18.12

JUDY BERG, Ph.D., RNC, WHNP, FAAN, FAANP, a clinical professor at the University of Arizona College of Nursing, has been elected to serve as president of the Western Institute of Nursing for a two-year term. As president, she will also serve on the steering committee of the Council for… Read more »

People in the news 5.4.12

RONALD S. WEINSTEIN, M.D., founding director of the Arizona Telemedicine Program, has been honored with the 2012 Technology Innovation Award by the University of Arizona. Weinstein was recognized for the many companies, institutes and scientific instruments that he has created and with which he has been involved. His recent… Read more »

People in the news 4.20.12

DEANNA EVENCHIK was named to the Jewish Federation of North America’s National Women’s Philanthropy Board. Evenchik recently served as the Jewish Federation of Southern Arizona’­s Women’s Philanthropy chair and the Woman’s Philanthropy Campaign chair. She is currently on the JFSA executive committee and serves as the 2012 Federation Community… Read more »

People in the news 4.6.12

DAVID A. RUBEN, M.D., MBA, a psychiatrist and pain management physician, is a candidate for the U.S. Senate in Arizona. His website is… Read more »

People in the news 3.23.12

A book by MERYL HERSHEY BECK, “Stop Eating Your Heart Out: 21 Days to Freedom from Emotional Eating” will be published next month by Red Wheel/Weiser & Conari Press. Beck is a licensed clinical counselor in Tucson.… Read more »

People in the news 3.9.12

Rutgers University Press has published “Gentile New York: The Images of Non-Jews among Jewish Immigrants” by GIL RIBAK. Ribak is the Schusterman Postdoctoral Fellow at the Center for Judaic Studies, University of Arizona.  More information and a 20 percent discount are available at ­… Read more »

People in the news 2.24.12

Pima County Attorney BARBARA LAWALL will receive the Public Service Award at the American Jewish Committee’s Judge Learned Hand Awards luncheon on March 14 in Phoenix. She is being honored for her contributions to the advancement of equality and democratic principles through her work in the nonprofit and public… Read more »

People in the news 1.13.12

REBEKKAH DIAMOND, a science teacher at Canyon Del Oro High School, was chosen to participate in the National Science Teachers Association yearlong fellowship program. One of three teachers chosen from Arizona, Diamond will receive an NSTA membership package, online mentoring, the opportunity to participate in web-based professional development seminars… Read more »

People in the news 12.23.11

ASHER SUSSER, former visiting scholar in modern Israel studies at the University of Arizona, has a new book, “Israel, Jordan, and Palestine: The Two-State Imperative,” which will be published this month by Crown Books/Brandeis University Press. DAVID MONTEFIORE has posted several YouTube videos in honor of Chanukah, featuring selections… Read more »