Posts Tagged ‘University of Michigan’

Casey Diskin works with Hadley on the floor on big pillows

Seeking Fulfillment

Volunteer jobs with kids with special needs lead to passionate careers. Jennifer Lovy Contributing Writer Jessica Borin should be five months away from receiving her bachelor’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Michigan. But, instead of finishing her senior year of college, she’s taking a break from classes and applying to U-M’s occupational…

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clipping from the Detroit Jewish News from 1978 showing Carl Levin winning the election to become the first Jewish U.S. Senator. The headline reads "Levin State's First Jewish Senator" Nov. 10, 1978

Looking Back At The Levins

From the DJN Foundation Davidson Digital Archive of Jewish Detroit History It is December, and the political season is over. Well, the political season is never really over, but at least the elections concluded more than a month ago. I am still thinking about politics as an election from 40 years ago caught my eye.…

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New U-M Professorship to Support Social Justice Research, Action

A $2.5 million gift by the Kohn Charitable Trust to the University of Michigan will establish a new professorship of social justice and social policy at the Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy. The professorship, to address the structural injustices within the society, will support a faculty member who gives voice to the disadvantaged…

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Left to right: Jeri Fishman, Liz Modell, Jodee Fishman Raines, Hillary King

Common Thread

Though not so unusual, seven synagogues currently are led by women. Barbara Lewis Contributing Writer Seven congregations in the Detroit Jewish community are led by female presidents. What’s so remarkable about that is that it’s so unremarkable. None of the current female congregation presidents feels like a trailblazer, though several noted it is unusual to have…

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Josh Greenberg, left, front row, with the whole Progressive Health Partnership team in Uganda. Many African people in a row smiling for the camera.

Evolving Journey

Canavan deaths in his family prompt Josh Greenberg to work to save lives in Uganda. Christine Snyder Special to the Jewish News By the time he was 10, Josh Greenberg had already witnessed the death of his brother and sister to a horrible genetic disease. Canavan strikes infants, typically those with Ashkenazi Jewish ancestry like…

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U-M Researcher Dr. Eva Feldman Announces $1.5 Million Grant

The University of Michigan Program for Neurology Research & Discovery (PNR&D) has received a $1.5 million grant from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as announced by Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D., director of the PNR&D on Wednesday (November 21). The three-year grant supports research into environmental risk factors for amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS),…

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Cover of Nemesis A Nobel by David Pinto featuring a close-up on a woman's face with a New York background

A Deadly Rivalry

Two married men. One murdered woman. David Pinto comes to the JCC to discuss his new book, Nemesis. Suzanne Chessler Contributing Writer David Pinto strongly believes that people can change, and he has made that idea the core of his fictional books — all five of them. The most recent and the first published, Nemesis,…

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During Go Blue and White Day in support of Israel at U-M, these students show their enthusiasm.

Jewish@edu – Learning Firsthand

Michigan Hillel chair grows from experiences on campus with anti-Semitism. I was fortunate to grow up in what my friends and I endearingly call “the Jewish bubble” of West Bloomfield. Growing up in an area with a large Jewish population, I had the opportunity to come to love and be proud of my Jewish identity,…

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The late Eugene Applebaum

Applebaum Family Announces New Philanthropic Strategy

From the JN Staff The family of Eugene Applebaum announced its strategic direction to continue and build upon his important philanthropic work in new, collaborative ways. Applebaum, who died last year at age 81, was the founder of what became the nation’s eighth largest drugstore chain. “What meant the most to my dad during his…

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I Voted American USA Sticker Isolated on White Background.

After The Vote — 2018

Making sense of what happened and what comes next. Jackie Headapohl Managing Editor If there is one piece of good news that both Democrats and Republicans can celebrate about the 2018 midterms, it’s that voter turnout was the strongest in decades, about 113 million nationally, or 49 percent of eligible voters, compared to 36 percent…

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