NEH in the News
Last Thursday, Chairman Adams delivered the 15th annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture at the University of California Santa Cruz, arguing that despite STEM's dominance on college campuses and in the contemporary imagination, solving society's biggest problems will require knowledge and skills in the humanities, from the Santa Cruz Sentinel.
Participants in Georgetown University's Warrior-Scholar Project "boot camp" speak of the program's success in assisting their transition from battlefield to classroom as WSP expands to a dozen universities across the nation. "The Warrior-Scholar Project...showed me that I could apply myself, the same way I could apply myself in the military, to the university," says Anthony Bunkley, former Special Operations Combat Medic, now entering his first year at Columbia, from USA Today.
The Africana Studies program at Lehigh University in Pennsylvania has won a half-million dollar NEH Challenge Grant that, when combined with $1.5 million in newly-raised donations, will be used to create an endowment for the program, enhance its curriculum, and strengthen the program's community partnerships, from Lehigh News.
The West Baton Rouge Museum in Louisiana screened the documentary The Abolitionists on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day as part of their awarding of an NEH Created Equal grant, from the New Orleans Advocate.
Dave Tell, professor of Communication Studies at the University of Kansas, has been awarded a $50,400 NEH Fellowship to support a book project exploring how questions of geography and race have altered the memory of Emmett Till, a 14-year-old African-American boy murdered in Mississippi in 1955 for allegedly whistling at a white woman, from KU News.
NEH Chairman William Adams will deliver “Wicked Problems: The Humanities in the Time of STEM” at the 15th annual Sidhartha Maitra Memorial Lecture on January 28 at the University of California Santa Cruz, from the UC Santa Cruz Newsletter.
The NEH has awarded a Humanities in the Public Square grant of $250,000 to the New School’s Humanities Action Lab (HAL), a program coordinated with twenty universities to produce student- and community-curated public projects addressing current social issues. HAL’s current initiative is “States of Incarceration,” a multi-media exhibition and curricula focusing the US prison system, from New School News.