NEH in the News
Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian-America author Jhumpa Lahiri has been selected as a 2014 National Humanities Medalist for “enlarging the human story” through her fiction illuminating the Indian-American experience, from the Times of India.
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.
Author, scriptwriter and bookseller Larry McMurtry will be honored with a National Humanities Medal from President Obama, from the Dallas Morning News.
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.
Teachers Damian and Debbie Ubriaco of upstate New York attended summer workshops on “The Adironfddacks in the Gilded Age and Progressive Era” and “The American Revolution on the Northern Frontier” respectively, thanks to NEH support, from The Saratogian.
The Waterloo Center for the Arts in Iowa is hosting a traveling exhibition – “Speaking Volumes: Transforming Hate” – and a discussion group as part of its NEH-ALA Latino Americans: 500 Years of History programming grant, from the Waterloo-Cedar Falls Courier.