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Dean Hess speaks with Badger Herald about ‘Engaging the Humanities’ program

January 24, 2017

A UW–Madison program designed to help graduate students in the humanities explore rewarding careers beyond academia has been awarded a $1.1 million grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the second phase of the “Engaging the Humanities initiative.”

Diana Hess
The five-year grant is intended to grow and strengthen efforts that began in 2013 with an initial $1.1 million grant from the Mellon Foundation -- joining several other ambitious outreach initiatives sponsored by the UW–Madison Center for the Humanities.

UW-Madison School of Education Dean Diana Hess told the Badger Herald that the Engaging the Humanities program could make a significant difference for students seeking jobs outside academia.

Hess, who also holds the Karen A. Falk Distinguished Chair of Education, tells the Badger Herald that the program is particularly exciting because it provides new opportunities for academic staff and is designed to have a real effect on the community, in line with the Wisconsin Idea.

To learn more, check out this University Communications report about the Engaging the Humanities program.

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