NEH in the News
Report on the brand new Luciernagas reading program being hosted at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library in Columbus, MS; Luciernagas is a special bilingual reading program devised by the Mississippi Humanities Council with funding from NEH. Its goals are to teach literacy in English and Spanish in a family-centric environment, from The Dispatch.
The Leominster Public Library in north-central Massachusetts will launch a series of events, discussions and children’s activities centered on hosting the NEH-funded traveling exhibit “Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War” through early October. Activities will include a living history reenactment by the 54th Massachusetts Volunteer Regiment, a ballroom dance, and craft night, from the Sentinel and Enterprise.
15 former and current members of the US military participated in a one week pilot program at Harvard University as part of the NEH-supported Warrior-Scholar Project. Participants worked on critical thinking and writing skills, analyzed the works of Tocqueville and Thucydides, and were given guest lectures and mentoring by Harvard President Drew Faust and professors Harvey Mansfield and David Gergen, from the Harvard Crimson.
Starting on September 9th, Austin Peay State University in Clarksville, TN will be hosting evening viewings of all four NEH-funded Created Equal documentaries; each film screening will be paired with a civil rights history discussion forum led by history, philosophy, political science and African-American studies scholars, from the Leaf-Chronicle.
The University of Massachusetts at Lowell has received a $160,000 NEH grant to host two one-week workshops for school teachers to study the role Lowell played during the Industrial Revolution. Educators will get hands on learning experience at historic mill sites in the city while also attending lectures and classes, from the Lowell Sun.
J. Brent Morris, professor of history at the University of South Carolina at Beaufort, has been awarded a $200,000 NEH grant to conduct a three-week institute for thirty school teachers in the summer of 2015 exploring Reconstruction’s impact on the southeastern US coast, from the Beaufort Gazette.