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Le Moyne Professor Receives $25,000 Grant from NEH

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Dr. Jennifer Gurley, professor of English at Le Moyne College, has received a $25,000 Enduring Questions Pedagogy Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to develop and teach a course titled "Why Do Humans Write?" The course studies the role of writing in the development of human capacities by examining developments in writing media since ancient times.

The course, offered to Le Moyne college students, also will be made available in various unique ways to the wider Syracuse community.

The NEH Enduring Questions grant program supports the development of a new course that will foster intellectual community through the study of an enduring question. This course will encourage undergraduates and teachers to grapple with a fundamental question addressed by the humanities, and to join together in a deep and sustained program of reading in order to encounter influential thinkers over the centuries and into the present day.

For more information on the program, visit www.neh.gov/grants/guidelines/EnduringQuestions.html

posted on: 8/15/2011