Posts Tagged ‘University of Michigan’

Jordan Acker Fights Against Anti-Semitism at U-M

As a new regent, Jordan Acker is intent on improving campus relations at the University of Michigan. By Steph Ruopp In 2016, Jordan Acker was playing basketball when he became very ill. His liver was shutting down, but doctors couldn’t determine the exact problem. His condition eventually landed him at the University of Michigan Hospital,…

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Dr. Eva Feldman’s Latest Research on ALS and Pesticides

Dr. Feldman and her team delve into the effects of pesticides on ALS patients, determined to help find a cure. By Allison Jacobs Featured photo via University of Michigan Medical School Facebook Source: University of Michigan Medicine Dr. Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. and director of the University of Michigan’s ALS Center of Excellence is on…

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Blue Ribbon Panel Takeover

By Harry Onickel At the University of Michigan, there has been a series of “Blue Ribbon Panels” to discuss “the intersection between faculty responsibility and political thought.” The panels came about in the wake of the controversy surrounding U-M Professor John Cheney-Lippold’s refusal to write a letter of recommendation for a Jewish student to study…

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The Well & JN’s 36 Under 36: Josh Sklar

Josh Sklar, 27, is a Detroit native who is passionate about the city’s revitalization movement and has played a key role in both its Jewish community and startup ecosystem. Josh currently leads a team of engineers at StockX, a startup in Detroit he joined as the 20th team member and that now employs more than…

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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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