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Posted: June 22, 2017 Late Rutgers professor, civil rights champion receives prestigious Jefferson Award

The famed Rutgers-Newark professor and historian Clement Alexander Price was honored posthumously on Monday night at the 10th annual New Jersey State Governor's Jefferson Awards.  Price, who was awarded the "Outstanding Citizenship" award, passed away in 2014 but not before compiling a remarkable record of public work.  Price's widow, Mary Sue Sweeney Price -- a former director of the Newark Museum -- was on hand to accept the award, as were other members of Price's family.

Price was a longtime champion of the city of Newark, who -- among his many accomplishments -- was the official historian of Newark and also chaired President Obama's 2008 transition team for the National Endowment for the Humanities. He was also the first African American to receive a Ph.D. in history from Rutgers.

Posted: June 22, 2017 Professor’s talk on American oil interests to air on C-SPAN 3
Notre Dame News

A spring lecture given by Darren Dochuk, associate professor of history at the University of Notre Dame, will be televised on C-SPAN 3 at 8 p.m. and midnight EDT Saturday (June 24).  The lecture was part of a course titled “The History of Oil in American Life,” which offered a chronological, thematic and contemporary examination of oil in modern America.

In December, Dochuk was awarded a National Endowment for the Humanities fellowship, allowing him to write a book exploring the relationship between oil and religion. His research interests include the intersections of religion, politics and the American West and Southwest, as well as the Cold War and the politics and culture of energy and the environment. He is the author of “From Bible Belt to Sunbelt: Plain-Folk Religion, Grassroots Politics, and the Rise of Evangelical Conservatism” (Norton, 2011), which won awards from the Society of American Historians, the American Historical Association and the Organization of American Historians.

Posted: June 22, 2017 Around the State
The Baptist Standard, Texas

Jay Givens, professor of religion at Wayland Baptist University, has been selected to participate in the National Endowment for the Humanities’ summer institute, “Challenges of Teaching World Religions.” Through the institute, Givens will rework Wayland’s curriculum for online graduate and undergraduate world religions courses.

Posted: June 22, 2017 Are You an Art Worker Drowning in Student Debt? This Congresswoman Wants to Help
artnet news

New York Democratic Congresswoman Nydia M. Velázquez has introduced a bill that would assist arts workers nationwide in paying down their student debt, for as much as $10,000. If you work in art education or other professional fields within the arts and your work benefits seniors, children, or adolescents, the American Arts Revival Act could help get you out of the red.

Velázquez’s bill stands in contrast to President Donald Trump’s budget proposal, which aims to eliminate the National Endowment for the Arts, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and other cultural organizations, which offer financial support to some of the organizations, such as museums, where these cultural workers may be employed.

Posted: June 21, 2017 These Clovis students among nation’s best when it comes to portraying history
The Fresno Bee |

Three Buchanan High School students won first place for their project in the National History Day contest in Maryland.

Matthew Clark, Sydney Fox and Allison Hodge won first place in the Senior Group Performance category. Their project was entitled “Solidarity: The Polish People Take a Stand for Freedom.” This year’s theme for the contest was “Taking a Stand in History.”

The award was sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the Clovis Unified students were designated as NEH Scholars.

More than half a million students from all 50 states including Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and American Samoa and also students from international schools in China, Korea and South Asia take part in the annual contest. This year’s event was held at the University of Maryland’s campus in College Park.

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