NEH in the News
The contrast between the challenges of the battlefield and the challenges of the college campus can leave many veterans feeling alienated, resulting in an estimated ten percent completion rate for bachelor’s degrees among veterans. The NEH-supported Warrior-Scholar Project is one group seeking to turn that statistic around, and boasts a 100% college completion rate of its program enlistees who go through an introductory “boot camp” to college life, from the Christian Science Monitor.
“Telling: South Mississippi” – a performance incorporating the stories of 10 area veterans and their experiences in wars ranging from WWII to Afghanistan – opened on November 12 at the Brownstone Center for the Arts in Poplarville, Mississippi thanks to NEH support, from the Picayune Item.
An interview with Eastern Kentucky University professor Mike Austin, who created a philosophy course focused on the question “Do we need God for the good life?” thanks to an NEH Enduring Questions grant, from the Huffington Post.
The Bell County Museum in Belton, Texas will host “House & Home,” a traveling exhibit funded by the NEH that encourages audiences to explore images and artifacts of American homes past and present, from the Temple Daily Telegram.
The panel event “Confined in the Land of Enchantment: The Untold Story of a Prison Camp in New Mexico” will take place on November 17 in Las Cruces, thanks to NEH support. Presenters will discuss the legacy of the internment of Japanese-Americans during the Second World War, including the four camps located in New Mexico from 1942-1946, from KRWG-FM.
The NEH has awarded a $35,000 planning grant to the Alice Austen House in Staten Island that will allow the museum to hire up to five scholars to better interpret Austen’s photographic legacy and explore the significance of Austen’s partnership with companion Gertrude Tate, from Staten Island Live.
The NEH’s “Next Generation Humanities” grants offer institutions the ability to remake their humanities PhD programs to better reflect doctoral students’ differing and unique career paths outside of the more traditional academic track, from Campus Technology.
Rising Voices, a documentary supported by NEH funding that chronicles efforts to revive and sustain the Lakota language of the northern Plains, will air on public television this month, from the Argus Reader.