Dear H-Westers: Elaine Nelson, WHA Executive Director, shares this sad news about the death of our colleague Richard Lowitt.
I am extremely sad to report that our dear friend and colleague Associate Professor Romit Dasgupta passed away suddenly this week. Romit taught and researched at the University of Western Australia for many years, where he was a much-loved teacher, supervisor and mentor. Romit undertook pioneering research in gender and sexuality studies, including his monograph Re-Reading the Salaryman in Japan: Crafting Masculinities (Routledge 2012). He will be laid to rest at a memorial service in Perth, Western Australia on Monday 9 July. Condolences to his family and friends.
H-Juaic mourns the untimely passing, from an apparent heart attack, of Dr David S. Ariel (1949-2018), president of Ariel Learning, past president of the Oxford Center of Hebrew and Israel Studies, and past president of Siegal College in Cleveland. Dr. Ariel was trained at the Hebrew University and Brandeis, and was especially interested in Kabbalah and in adult Jewish education. His books include WHAT DO JEWS BELIEVE;. THE MYSTIC QUEST IN JUDAISM, SPIRITUAL JUDAISM, and more. He was an enormously popular teacher in Boston's Me'ah program, and in other adult learning settings.
H-Judaic mourns the passing of Prof.
By Bill Huntzicker
Professor Hazel Dicken-Garcia, 79, who was among the first to explore the evolution of ethics in journalism and whose students populate newsrooms and universities around the nation, died May 30 at Our Lady of Peace hospice in St. Paul, Minn., two miles from the home in which she lived since the 1980s.
Dr. Dicken-Garcia taught in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the
University of Minnesota in Minneapolis for 30 years.
H-Judaic is saddened to learn of the passing of Prof. Philip R.