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Two Faculty Members at Le Moyne College Awarded NEH Grants

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (For Immediate Release) … Two Le Moyne College professors recently received notification about grants they have been awarded from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH).

Dr. Holly A. Rine of the history department has been awarded a grant to participate in the NEH Summer Institute "From Metacom to Tecumseh: Alliances, Conflicts, and Resistance in Native North America" at the Newberry Library in Chicago from June 14 to July 9.

The NEH Institute will allow Rine to further her research into the development of cross-cultural landscapes and institutions among the various European and Indian populations of Northeast North America in the 17th and 18th centuries.

Dr. Jennifer Gurley has been awarded an NEH grant to participate in the Summer Seminar, "Free Will and Human Perfection in Medieval Jewish Philosophy," hosted by Colgate University from June 27 to July 31. This seminar will provide Gurley an opportunity to pursue her ongoing research into the influence of such Jewish thinkers as Moses Maimonides on the thought of Ralph Waldo Emerson.

“These achievements are another example of the extraordinary scholarship of our faculty,” said Provost Linda LeMura. “Our humanities professors continue to be very competitive for prestigious national awards.”

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posted on: 4/19/2010