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California is Coalescing to Support Pregnant and Parenting Students

California is Coalescing to Support Pregnant and Parenting Students

How is the California State University system serving pregnant and parenting students? Who are these students and how are they being reached? How are their voices being heard and incorporated into equity work across the state?     By Miguel Leon, Michelson...

Alya Michelson’s FirstGen Program Announces New Spark Grants Program

Alya Michelson’s FirstGen Program Announces New Spark Grants Program

FirstGen is a program that aims to uplift immigrant women through storytelling that celebrates their contributions and programming that facilitates their pathways to success.  In celebration of International Women’s Day, Michelson Philanthropies program FirstGen...

A Mother’s Prayer for Her Slavic Family

A Mother’s Prayer for Her Slavic Family

The heart of Russia is not inside the Kremlin, writes Alya Michelson. Many Russians have roots in both Russia and Ukraine, speak both languages and embrace the deep cultural heritage of both countries.     By Alya Michelson The road trips to Lviv from the...

Dr. Paul Bastard Explores Severe COVID Disparities

Dr. Paul Bastard Explores Severe COVID Disparities

Inaugural Recipient of the Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology Explores Disparity of COVID Severity.     By Justin Chapman As the COVID-19 pandemic enters its third year, so much is still unknown about the coronavirus that has killed...

Dr. Lisa Wagar Explores Immune Reponses to Viruses and Vaccines

Dr. Lisa Wagar Explores Immune Reponses to Viruses and Vaccines

A California finalist for the 2021 Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology, Dr. Wagar’s research focuses on translational human immunology and the use of organoids to understand the complex interactions between immune cells upon vaccination and...

Reducing Recidivism, Prioritizing Rehabilitation with the SB 990 Bill

Reducing Recidivism, Prioritizing Rehabilitation with the SB 990 Bill

Michelson Center for Public Policy co-sponsored state Senator Ben Hueso’s bill to ease the pathway to success and reduce recidivism, smooth the parole transfer process, and give formerly incarcerated individuals more opportunities to start a new life.   Removing...

Application Period for the 2022 Pet Awards Extended to Friday

Application Period for the 2022 Pet Awards Extended to Friday

The deadline for applications for the 2022 Pet Awards has been extended to this Friday, February 25!     The deadline for applications for the 2022 Pet Awards has been extended to this Friday, February 25! These awards are designed to recognize rental...