Ring's reflections: Jewish influence strong in Tucson COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Aug 1, 2013 Charles M. Strauss and Jacob S. Mansfeld were among those who helped start the University of Arizona. Old Main, above, was the first building on campus. COURTESY OF THE UNIVERSITY OF ARIZONA Tags Bob Ring Ring's Reflections Tucson Pioneers As featured on +4 Ring's reflections: Jewish influence strong in Tucson With the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the transfer of the Arizona territorial capital fr… Recommended More LATEST LOCAL OFFERS Angelica's Wedding & Event Center Planning an Anniversary Party? Check Out Angelica’s Wedding & Event Center Troops Aluminum Inc Do you need new gutters, fascia and soffits? Call Troops Aluminum Inc at 520-822-1972 KU Studios Home of Kids Unlimited We're celebrating 30 years! Join KU Studios to Dace, Act, Sing and Perform. Click here for more information.