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UR secures $1 million grant for grad program

Rochester Business Journal
November 13, 2013

The University of Rochester has received a $1 million grant to support a graduate program uniting the study of the humanities with the latest technology.

The grant came from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, one of a series of grants the foundation has made with an aim to equip faculty at colleges and university with tools of the digital humanities.

The program will train students in the humanities to integrate digital technologies into innovative research programs, and the grant provides select Ph.D. students with two years of support to learn to use the new technology, UR officials said. Students from any of the university's four humanities Ph.D. programs—English, history, philosophy, and visual and cultural studies—are able to apply for admission to the fellowship.

“The Mellon Foundation’s generous grant fortifies the university’s long-standing commitment to the humanities while creating new important avenues for innovative and interdisciplinary study,” said Joel Seligman, UR president.

The university has made a series of investments into the digital humanities, including hiring a digital media faculty and opening Ronald Rettner Hall for Media Arts and Innovation, a space that UR officials is designed to facilitate multidisciplinary collaboration through technology.

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