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KU receives 2 humanities grants

August 25, 2009


Kansas University has received nearly $340,000 in federal research grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The university received two grants supporting teaching institutes at the school.

One grant is for $200,000 to support a two-week high school teacher institute for 30 participants. The teachers will study the author Richard Wright and three of his works — “Native Son,” “Black Boy” and “Uncle Tom’s Children” — within their historical contexts.

The other grant, for $139,654, will support a five-week school teacher seminar on World War I for 16 people. The seminar will focus on the United States and World War I.


Kookamooka 8 years, 10 months ago

Doesn't 139,000 seem like a lot for a weeklong inservice on WW1 for just 16 people?

parrothead8 8 years, 10 months ago

It may have been revised, but the WWI seminar is FIVE weeks, Kook.

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