NEH in the News
Thanks to a $100,000 NEH grant, the University of California Riverside's School of Medicine has been able to integrate humanities curriculum into its instruction of doctors, improving empathy and communication skills. “With the type of funding that the NEH provides, we were able to create synergies across disciplines, and the impact of that work is incredibly profound,” says Milagros Peña, Dean of UC Riverside College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, from University of California News.
Work is underway to host a focus group in Jamestown, New York to steer that city's participation in the Democratic Dialogue Project, a program of the New York Council for the Humanities that will host six town hall meetings on inequality in national life across the Empire State, funded by a $200,000 NEH grant, from WRFA-FM.
Researchers at the Osher Map Library and Smith Center for Cartographic Education at the University of Southern Maine are making a series of historic globes, some dating to the 1600s, accessible online to the public in full 3-D renderings for free, thanks to an NEH grant, from Vice.
“Bison: The American Buffalo Then, Now and Tomorrow” – a former NEH On the Road exhibit developed by the Kauffman Museum in Kansas – has found a new home at the National Buffalo Museum in North Dakota, where it has supplanted a prior exhibit and provided clearer, “more coherent” information on the history and future of the North American mammal, from the Jamestown Sun.
The NEH and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation have partnered to announce a new grant program, the NEH-Mellon Fellowships for Digital Publication program, which will support recipients pursuing research projects requiring digital expression and digital publication, from Inside Higher Education.
The Children's Museum of Manhattan has unveiled a new exhibit -- "America to Zanzibar: Muslim Cultures Near and Far" -- introducing children and their families to the cultures, foods, music, textiles, languages, and architecture of international and American Muslim communities, thanks to NEH support, from WNYW-TV.
The Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association of Old Deerfield in Massachusetts will host a pair of NEH Landmarks of American History and Culture workshops for educators this July focusing on the town of Deerfield's role as a frontier settlement during the colonial period, particularly the raid of February 29, 1704, when French and Native American allies attacked the town and took 112 colonists on a 300-mile forced march into captivity in Quebec, from the Recorder.
In his delivery of the annual Future of the Humanities lecture at Cornell's Society for the Humanities last week, Chairman Adams spoke of increasing public skepticism of the value of the humanities and called for the restructuring of the undergraduate humanities curriculum toward preparation for citizenship and a shift in humanities graduate training toward careers beyond the academy, from the Cornell Chronicle.