NEH in the News
An in-depth look at the results of the first round of the new Public Scholar program and how grant recipients are already seeing impacts in reception of their works. Kembrew McLeod, University of Iowa professor and Public Scholar awardee: “The wonderful thing about the announcement of the Public Scholar program was that I received several inquiries from great presses and editors at great presses, both trade and university. I have nothing but praise for both the program and my experience interacting with people at the NEH," from Library Journal.
In the wake of the national Clemente Course program winning a National Humanities Medal, participants in Utah comment on the importance of the humanities and how it has broadened their education and world perspective, from the Salt Lake Tribune.
Since May 2014, dozens of faculty, students and staff at Angelo State University in Texas have been involved in coordinating several exhibits and events marking the 50th anniversary of the start of the Vietnam War, including participating in the NEH-supported “War Stories: West Texans from WWI to the Present” project to collect and archive war testimonies and materiel from regional Vietnam veterans, from the San Angelo Standard-Times.
President Obama, joined by First Lady Michelle Obama, declared the annual ceremony for the National Humanities Medal and National Medal of Arts as “one of our favorite events of the year” and made note of the NEH’s and NEA’s 50th anniversary this year during an East Room ceremony honoring the 21 medal winners, from the Miami Herald.
Three exhibits focusing on the patron saint of Cuba are on display at the St. Thomas University library in Florida thanks to funding from the Latino Americans: 500 Years of History program supported by NEH and the ALA, from the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald.