NEH in the News
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.
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.