Sunday, September 24, 2006
The Laredo Morning Times published a supplement today in honor of cardiologist Ricardo Cigarroa, upon his recognition by the Laredo Under Seven Flags Rotary Club as its 13th Paul Harris Fellow. A graduate of Harvard Medical School, he returned to his home town of Laredo, Texas and started the Laredo Medical Foundation and the Laredo Medical Group. According to a biography in the supplement, Ricardo is the director of the Cigarroa Heart and Vascular Institute inside the Laredo Medical Center. He also created a scholarship fund for local students.
Tuesday, September 5, 2006
A new book, "Troubling the Waters: Black-Jewish Relations in the American Century" by Cheryl Greenberg, a professor of history at Trinity College in Hartford, Conn., is getting strong reviews. Princeton University Press published the book, which it describes in these terms.
The Connecticut Jewish Ledger recently interviewed Greenberg about the book, in an extensive Q&A. In addition to Troubling the Waters, Cheryl is the author of "Or Does it Explode?": Black Harlem in the Great Depression and the editor of A Circle of Trust: Remembering SNCC.