NEH in the News
Bard College professor and Clemente Course Academic Director Marina van Zuylen will be at the White House on Thursday to accept a National Humanities Medal on behalf of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, a tuition-free, college-level course offered to American adults with low incomes or limited college education, from the Poughkeepsie Journal.
Everett L. Fly, landscape architect and researcher on landmarks and locations vital to African-American history in Texas and the nation, will be one of ten medalists awarded with the 2014 National Humanities Medal at the White House this week, from the San Antonio Express-News.
Author, poet, and Pulitzer Prize winner Annie Dillard will be honored at the 2014 National Humanities and Arts Medals ceremony on September 10 “for her profound reflections on human life and nature," from the Tribune-Review.
University of Nebraska-Lincoln assistant professor of anthropology Dr. Carrie Heitman has netted an NEH grant of $249,817 to develop workshops to teach new digital humanities research and methodology to faculty working the field of Native American studies and history, from the Daily Nebraskan.
NEH Chairman William Adams will be the featured speaker for Utah Humanities’ 40th anniversary celebration and will speak on the Common Good initiative and how studying the humanities is more relevant than ever, from the Salt Lake Tribune.