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Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities honors Loyola

Loyola press release - February 1, 2000

The Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities (LEH) will present Loyola University New Orleans with the Chairís Special Humanities Award for Institutional Leadership for 1999. The award will be presented at a banquet held at the Governorís Mansion in Baton Rouge on April 17, 2000.

LEH is recognizing Loyola for its outstanding participation in humanities programming, particularly the Summer Teacher Institute Program. Loyola has hosted 15 out of the 116 Summer Teacher Institutes funded by LEH since 1985, the most of any of the 24 participating colleges and universities. "The quality and character of the institutes held at Loyola has been invariably of high quality and on a remarkable range of topics," writes Rosemary Ewing, chair of LEH.

In addition, Loyola Associate Professor of English David Estes will receive the Special Humanities Award. Estes, who joined the Loyola faculty in 1983, has led two LEH Summer Teacher Institutes and has been awarded a grant to lead a third this summer.