December 17, 2009

N.M. Institutions Receive Funding For Humanities and Culture Education

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Tom Udall, D-NM, today announced that three New Mexico institutions will receive $140,000 in several grants to encourage and strengthen the teaching, study and understanding of American history and culture. 

The National Endowment for the Humanities grants to the University of New Mexico, New Mexico State University and the Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture will help ensure that the best of humanities research, education, preservation and public programs are cultivated. 

“By investing in these cultural education projects within our state, we are enhancing the already unique and diverse culture of New Mexico,” Udall said.

The following programs will receive awards:

UNM - Faculty Research Award, Metropolitan Tragedy, 1567-1667

$50,400

UNM - Faculty Research Award, Latino Landscapes: A transitional History of Urban America

$33,600

NMSU - Faculty Research Award, Black Minerva: African Americans and the Classics

$50,400

Institute of American Indian and Alaska Native Culture - Archival Preservation Project

$5,946

Total

$140,346

Udall is a member of the Senate Cultural Caucus, which works to support the Arts and the Humanities in Congress.