Tagged Brandeis National Committee

Elaine Lisberg

Elaine R. Lisberg, 88, died April 29, 2018. Mrs. Lisberg was born in Decatur, Illinois, to Emanual and Hannah Rosenberg. In 1993, she moved from the Chicago suburbs to Tucson, where she continued her strong volunteer work both on a local and national level. Mrs. Lisberg was preceded in… Read more »

Brandeis gears up for annual used book sale

Meg Sivitz and Rachel Barker, Brandeis Tucson chapter vice presidents, prepare for the Brandeis Book Bonanza to be held at the Foothills Mall next month. (Courtesy Meg Sivitz)

The Tucson chapter of the Brandeis National Committee will hold its annual used book sale, dubbed the “Brandeis Book Bonanza,” next month, beginning with a preview night on Thursday, Oct. 5 from 5-9 p.m. The book fair will be open for two weekends during mall hours, Oct. 6-9 and… Read more »

In focus 4.29.16

Brandeis high tea The Tucson chapter of the Brandeis National Committee held a “High Tea” party and installation of officers on Wednesday, April 6 at Skyline Country Club, with 65 people attending. Marilyn Heins, M.D., spoke on “The Joy of Aging.” Proceeds from the event benefit the Tucson Endowed… Read more »

Heins’ droll take on aging set for Brandeis tea

Marilyn Heins, M.D.

The Tucson chapter of the Brandeis National Committee will hold a high tea and installation of officers at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6 at Skyline Country Club, 5200 E. St. Andrews Drive. Dr. Marilyn Heins will speak on “The Joy of Aging,” humorously addressing the disadvantages of growing… Read more »

Proteins, diseases and current research topic for Brandeis

Melissa Kosinski-Collins, Ph.D.

Melissa Kosinski-Collins, Ph.D., associate professor of biology at Brandeis University, will speak on “When Good Proteins Go Bad” at a University on Wheels break­fast cosponsored by the Tucson Chapter of the Brandeis National Committee and the Tucson Jewish Community Center on Jan. 8 from 9 to 11 a.m. at… Read more »

Book lover keeps pages turning for BNC

Sheila Rothenberg

As “author wrangler” for the annual Book and Author event benefitting the Brandeis National Committee Tucson Chapter, Sheila Rothenberg translates her three decades of publishing experience into a meaningful volunteer activity. “I’m very pleased to be able to do it,” Rothenberg says. “For me, participating in Tucson’s Brandeis chap­ter… Read more »

Mystery writer/private eye to speak at BNC

Brandeis National Committee, Tucson Chapter, will host local author John Maley at its fall opening lunch Monday, Oct. 20, 11 a.m. at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel at Reid Park. Maley has been a soldier, peace officer, corrections officer, probation officer and has worked as a private investigator in… Read more »

Four prize winners to highlight Brandeis Book & Author events

Philip Caputo

  It’s time to celebrate books. The Brandeis National Committee/Tucson Chapter will hold its 18th annual Book & Author Day luncheon on Thursday, March 13 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Skyline Country Club, and its evening soirée March 12 at the same venue. The four featured authors… Read more »

Brandeis to open year with author of ‘Savage Anxieties’

Robert A. Williams, Jr.

Robert A. Williams, Jr., the E. Thomas Sullivan Professor of Law and American Indian Studies at the University of Arizona Rogers College of Law, will speak on “Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization,” the topic of his most recent book, at the fall opening luncheon of the Brandeis… Read more »

Tucson Brandeis group promotes intergenerational bonds

Terri Freed, a local Brandeis National Committee volunteer, interacts with children during an after-school literacy enrichment project at the Tucson Jewish Community Center. (Courtesy Terri Freed)

About a year ago, the Tucson chapter of the Brandeis National Committee began discussing ways to bring more parents of young children into their fold. “We were told that the way to reach this age group was through their children,” says Roz Kraft, a co-leader of the Brandeis study… Read more »

Brandeis University arts expert to present ‘Truth or Beauty’

Scott Edmiston

The Brandeis National Committee will host its annual University on Wheels event on Thursday, Feb. 7, at 9 a.m. at Skyline Country Club. Scott Edmiston, director of the Office of the Arts at Brandeis University, will speak on: “Truth or Beauty: The Need for Art in the 21st Century.”… Read more »

Adult ed classes bountiful feast for the mind

After retirement some people say they don’t know how they used to fit work into their busy lives — and understandably so, considering the wide range of adult education classes available in Tucson. The Brandeis National Committee, Tucson Chapter, a non-alumni philanthropic support group of Brandeis University, is offering… Read more »