Louis Menand awarded prestigious National Humanities Medal - 9. 15. 16

 

web-menandThe Department of English is thrilled to recognize and congratulate, Anne T. and Robert M. Bass Professor of English, Louis Menand, who has been selected by President Barack Obama for the prestigious 2015 National Humanities Medal.

 

President Obama will award the medals at a White House ceremony on September 22. Professor Menand was awarded for his “prose and essays that invite us to think in new ways about the forces shaping our society. His influential works of intellectual and cultural history probe at the power of ideas from one era to the next as they ripple across politics and culture.”

For more information about the award, click here.

Gazette article by Jill Radsken

 

Photo courtesy of the White House.