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Trio of UR faculty receive national grants

Three University of Rochester faculty members have been awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Humanities, UR said Thursday.

Susan Uselmann, assistant professor of humanities at the Eastman School of Music, and Thomas Devaney, assistant professor of history, won Enduring Questions grants, to develop a course that extends beyond traditional disciplinary boundaries.

Uselmann plans to create a course on creativity, including the changing perceptions of creativity through time and whether creativity has an ethical dimension. Devaney is to offer a new course on the history of death and dying and how a variety of people from religious thinkers to artists confront questions related to death.

Peter Christensen, assistant professor of art history, received a summer stipend of $6,000 to support the completion of his book, “Germany and the Ottoman Railways: Art, Empire and Infrastructure.”

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