Grants and Gifts

• Researchers at the College of William and Mary and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County received a three-year, $171,928 grant from the National Science Foundation to study how cultural and social language patterns affect learning in science and mathematics classrooms, particularly among African-American students.

The research will be conducted in K-12 classrooms in Richmond and Baltimore. One of the co-investigators is Anne Charity Hudley, an associate professor of education, English, and linguistics at the College of William and Mary.

• The University of Connecticut received a $480,000 grant from the U.S. Department of State to conduct a five-week summer institute for 39 students from Africa. The program is designed to foster a better understanding of the United States by emerging leaders of African nations.

• Historically black Fayetteville State University in North Carolina, received a $1.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education to support a program that helps low-income students prepare for college.

• The HBCU Library Alliance and the library network LYRASIS were awarded a two-year, $600,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support library leadership development programs at historically black colleges and universities.

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