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Endowed Professorships

Louis and Helen Padnos Visiting Professor in Judaic Studies


In 1987, Stuart Padnos, a native of Grand Rapids, MI, established the Louis and Helen Padnos Visiting Professorship in memory of his parents. His generosity has funded more than 20 visiting faculty at U-M. When Padnos presented his gift to U-M, he stipulated that the visiting professor must travel to Grand Rapids annually to share a lecture with alumni and friends in west Michigan.