Humanities

Relaunch of the Dan David Prize, now the world’s largest history prize

From May 2022, the Dan David Prize is re-launched as an award that supports history and study of the past, the award’s board of directors announced on Wednesday. The relaunched award, now the largest history award in the world, will award up to nine awards of $ 300,000 per year …

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John Wunder to receive the Sower Award | Extra Quarter

John wunder COURTESY PHOTO OF THE UNIVERSITY OF NEBRASKA-LINCOLN SUBMITTED BY SHERILYNNE HANSEN, Humanities Nebraska Humanities Nebraska (HN) selected John R. Wunder, author and historian of the American West, to receive the 2021 Sower Award in the humanities. A longtime history professor at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln (UNL), Wunder has …

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Nevada Humanities opens the grant application period

Nevada Humanities this week launched its U.S. Nevada Humanities bailout relief and recovery grants for humanities-focused nonprofits in Nevada that have struggled due to COVID-19. Nevada Humanities will provide American Rescue Plan Act funds to these affected organizations. “These United States Nevada Humanities Rescue Relief and Recovery Grants are intended …

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States urged to cooperate on COVID-19 mitigation

A spatiotemporal map showing the state’s NPI score over time shows the non-uniformity of the state’s response. Each limit exceeded a maximum of 1 point. If all five categories had a 100% limit, the state’s maximum score was 5 points (that is, completely closed or extreme limits, depending on the …

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Stur named recipient of the prestigious USM Professor Moorman Chair – Picayune Item

Dr. Heather Stur, professor in the School of Humanities at the University of Southern Mississippi (USM) and internationally recognized expert on the Vietnam War, is the recipient of the Charles W. Moorman Distinguished Alumni Professor of Humanities for 2021- 2 3, one of the most prestigious distinctions awarded to a …

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drupa prizes awarded to Dr René Baston and Nina Goldt

Nina Goldt (left) and Dr René Baston This year’s presentation of drupa price gave a double reason for rejoicing: the art historian Nina Goldt was awarded for her thesis “Portrait à la mode. Das weibliche Figurenbild der École de Paris im Spiegel seiner Entstehungszeit “(The female figure Image of the …

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Call for better plastics recycling infrastructure to help baffled customers

Professor Tom Welton, President of the Royal Society of Chemistry, said: “Despite the high levels of environmental concern, many of us are still confused as to how best to approach plastic products. Most of us want to do more on an individual level, but there is an urgent need for …

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Some sidewalks can now talk to you in Takoma Park

In a city in Maryland, some sidewalks are more than cement, they are supposed to inspire you, make you think, or in some cases just make you laugh. The poetry of the sidewalks is making its way in the town of Takoma Park. The poets are all city dwellers. Takoma …

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WPSU Wins Five Regional Nominations at 2021 Emmy Awards

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. – WPSU has won five regional 2021 Emmy nominations, including three for the Speaking Grief initiative, from the Mid-Atlantic section of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. The five nominations for WPSU Penn State, which is central Pennsylvania’s public media station, and its university partners …

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Surgical residents create and flourish with ArtsCAFE

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug 6, 2021) – ArtsCAFE (Arts Connect Around Food and Enrichment) provides a social network of support for surgical residents to engage in the visual arts while connecting with each other. The study, initially piloted in 2019, is a collaborative effort between the UK General Surgery Residency, UK …

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