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WSSU Awarded Funding for Participation in an Neh-Teagle Foundation Workshop

Revaluing the Humanities in General Education: Building on the Success of Cornerstone

American Historical Association

Winston-Salem State University has been awarded a $500.00 mini-grant from the American Historical Association led by Dr. Cynthia Villagomez, History Academic Coordinator, History, Politics and Social Justice. The AHA announces a convening of department chairs and other department leadership to learn more about Cornerstone:  Learning for Living, a grant partnership between the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Teagle Foundation aimed at reforming general education curricula.  The goal is to convene leaders from forty history departments for a two-part event that will help them think about how Cornerstone might inform gen ed work at their home campuses, and potentially, aid them in completing applications for funding from Teagle/NEH partnership.  

History faculty from all over the country participated in two events that included both the James Grossman, who is the Executive Director of the American Historical Association, and Andrew Delbanco, President of the Teagle Foundation. 

Dr. Denise Nation, Chair and Associate Professor of Justice Studies “The Department of History, Politics & Social Justice is excited about this mini grant and the many opportunities it will afford the History program. As part of a larger study effort; this grant will help the program to focus more on and advance public history as a social justice cause and practice. 

Dr. Erin Lynch, Associate Provost of Scholarship, Research, and Innovation “As an institution where student learning and curricula is the backbone of our mission, this grant will benefit our History program and all students at WSSU who go through our History courses. This is an exciting and powerful grant for our institution.”

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