The Sally and Ralph Duchin Memorial Campus Lecture Series with Dr. Joaquin Ruiz | The Arizona Center for Judaic Studies

The Sally and Ralph Duchin Memorial Campus Lecture Series with Dr. Joaquin Ruiz


Tue, 02/28/2023 - 15:00 to 16:00


Due to logistical issues – the event today will be ONLINE ONLY!

To watch and attend online, please register with Zoom here:

We apologize for any confusion or inconvenience and we look forward to having you  join us.


When: Tuesday, February 28th at 3:00PM (AZ Time)
Where: UA Hillel Foundation, 1245 E. 2nd St. (Mountain Ave. & 2nd St.)
Suggested Parking: 2nd St. Garage (Mountain Ave. & 2nd St.)
Lecture is in person | Free event
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“The Arava Valley: A Lesson on How to Live a Life with Meaning”

Dr. Joaquin Ruiz
Professor, UArizona Department of Geosciences
Vice President, UArizona Global Environmental Futures
Thomas R. Brown Chair and Director, Biosphere 2
Executive Director, Alfie Norville Gem & Mineral Museum

Joaquin Ruiz received his B.S. (1977) in Geology and Chemistry from the University of Miami and his M.S. (1980) and Ph.D. (1983) in Geology from the University of Michigan. In 1983, he joined the University of Arizona Geosciences Department, for which he served as head from 1995 to 2000.  Dr. Ruiz then served as Dean of the College of Science from 2000-2019, as Executive Dean of the Colleges of Letters, Arts and Science from 2009-2018, and as Vice President for Innovation from 2013-2019. In 2019, he was appointed Vice President of Global Environmental Futures.  Since 2013, he has also served as the Thomas R. Brown Chair and Director of Biosphere 2.