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561-297-2595, pburks@fau.edu

FAU’s Jack Miller Forum Receives Grant from the National Endowment of the Humanities

BOCA RATON, FL (September 29, 2008)  Florida Atlantic University’s Jack Miller Forum for Civics Education has been awarded a National Endowment of the Humanities (NEH) grant in the amount of $30,000.   The forum will use the funds for a conference in January 2009 on civics education and democracy in America.   Conference participants will include academics, policymakers, secondary school teachers and directors of private groups which promote civics education.

The Jack Miller Forum, which is based in the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts & Letters, will also organize public lectures about vital topics regarding America’s founding principles and history, hold essay contests for undergraduate students, and establish the Jack Miller Seminar and Reading Room in the political science department, a resource aimed at bringing faculty and students together for research and discussion.

The Jack Miller Forum is a three-year initiative at FAU funded by the Jack Miller Center for Teaching America’s Founding Principles and History.   The center supports partner faculty and academic centers dedicated to teaching America’s founding principles and history.   Professor Jeffrey S. Morton directs the FAU Jack Miller Forum for Civics Education.   For more information about the Jack Miller Forum, call 561-297-3216.

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