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A three-to-one matching grant
to raise $500,000 in endownment
money for the Center for Great
Plains Studies at UNL has been
awarded by the National Endow
ment for the Humanities.
NEH will give $125,000 to the
center in sums ranging fromi
$40,000 to $45,000 during the
next three years. The center will
be expected to match the award
with $375,000 from the private
sector, according to Fred Luebke,
director of the center and history
professor at UNL
The grant to UNL is one of 46
totaling $14.9 million recently
made by NEH to institutions
throughout the United States.
When matched by grants from
the private sector on a three-to-one
basis, the grants will stimu
late an additional $44.7 in new
institutional support, according
The NEH grants are pro
vided as contributions "to both
the financial health and quality
humanities programs" of each of
the institutions receiving the
This endowment marks the sec
ond time NEH has awarded a
challenge grant to the center.
The first grant, in 1977, made it
possible for the center to begin
programs and activities that have
continued to now, Luebke said.
Luebke called the latest NEH
award "an endorsement of what
we are doing." He said it demon
strates that NEH thinks the cen
ter is worthy of continuing
suDDort " vj.t, tuia omuies to the
The challenge grant, with its center's programs.
matching funds from private The Center for Great Plain
sources, will enable the center to studieg was created j lg?
substantially increase its en- interdlscipUnary unit f an
dowment, needed to con inue performs teachfng research and
programs and activities Luebke functions fhat g
said. In recent years, inflation central purpose of studying social
and other factors have caused .and cultural developments in thl
acute financial problems for the , popuiateand ?.e
center. And, ne saia, -wim earn rallv unst,ble envirnnmonf vo
cally unstable environment that
is uie vjicii. i liiins region.
One of the most visible of the
center's programs is its series of
annual symposia on topics related
to the Great Plains region. The
symposia have brought consid
erable national and international
recognition to the center and its
In 1D80, the center acquired
the Christlieb Collection of West
ern Art and now administers the
succeeding year of inflation the
center can accompasn corre
spondingly less" with its endow
The endowment of the
center must be enlarged substan
tially it it is to retain its vitality
and sustain what we believe is its
outstanding record of achieve
ment " Luebke said.
Among programs the center
suspended programs of junior ybriry m
ttSiT A major project undertaken by
grants-in-aid, other forms of re- th rPnfPP .hnrthr iftAr
Jarch initiation and curriculum MWnffl. 3S
d Thews' aiso wiil be ab.e to S ffilKJ
develop new programs m Great peditionofl804tol806.TheS
or a numDer or pubucat ons in
forums m Nebraska communities connection with fhe projecnt
exploring the influence of tech- atlas of the Lewi3 J aJ
nological change on such com- expedition, was published a year
munities, expansion of pubhelec- agJ cu
ture programs and organization ka1so, the center has initiated a
of various workshops and other major program of scholarly pub
activities of interest to various Ucations. Six books have been
groups throughout the state. Fur- published by the center in coop
ther development of curricuiar eration with the NU Press, and
offerings also will be possible, the center also publishes a scho
Luebke said, including the possi- iariy interdisciplinary journal,
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Zhang Wenjin, the ambassador
to the United States from the
People's Republic of China, will
deliver the fall 1984 UNL Com
Wenjin also will receive the
honorary degree, Doctor of
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Humane Letters at the exercises,
scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Saturday
at the Bob Devaney Sports Center.
More than 1,000 candidates for
degrees are expected to receive
baccalaureate, professional or
graduate degrees at the exercises.
He was vice minister of foreign
affairs in the People's Republic
from 1978 to 83.
Born in Beying, China, in 1914,
the ambassador graduated from
Quinghua University. He served as
deputy chief and chief of the
Office of Foreign Affairs of Tian-
jin Municipality from 1949 to 54.
Wenjin attended the Geneva
Conference in 1954, and was ap
pointed ambassador extraordi
nary and plenipotentiary of the
People's Republic to Pakistan in
1985. In 1989 to 70, he was a
member of the Chinese delega
tion to the Sino-Soviet border
He was director of the Depart
ment of European and American
Affairs and assistant minister of
the Ministry of Foreign Affairs
from 1971 to 1973.
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