The National Endowment for the Humanities list of their second round of NEH grant awards this fiscal year was announced. Two will support Nevada projects.
One goes to UNLV Department of History for "The Coffin Ship: Irish Migration, Mortality, and Memory in Global Perspective, 1845 - 1855." Project director is Cian McMahon. McMahon was just on KNPR radio explaining St. Patricks Day.
Community College of Southern Nevada gets support for "Linking with Latin America: An NEH Bridging Cultures Project." The two-year faculty study will develop courses in Latin American and Caribbean studies at CSN, a partnership with the University of Pittsburgh's Center for Latin American. Project Director is Lester Tanaka. Here is Tanaka 2012 TEDxCalicoCanyon talk on Aligning integrity with identity.
Above: Stephen Hendee created sculpture for the celebration of 30 years of public art programming in the City of Las Vegas.