May. 11, 2023

AUSTIN, Texas — St. Edward’s University is proud to announce the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded more than $94,000 in grants to two professors with the School of Arts and Humanities.

Georgia Seminet, associate professor of Spanish, was awarded $34,903 for a one-year project creating a certificate in Advanced Spanish for the Health and Helping Professions. Seminet is one of 19 recipients nationwide for the Humanities Connections grant — connecting non-humanities fields to the humanities curriculum at two and four-year institutions.

Jimmy Luu, associate professor of Graphic Design, received $60,000 for the development of a lecture series incorporating new materials and making graphic design history more inclusive. Luu is the one of 30 recipients nationwide for the Spotlight on Humanities in Higher Education grant — supporting smaller humanities projects at small-to-medium two and four-year higher education institutions that benefit underserved populations.

The National Endowment for the Humanities is an independent federal agency, and one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. These two generous grants are part of the NEH’s efforts to support 258 new humanities projects across the country.

About St. Edward’s University:

St. Edward’s University is a private university in the Catholic, Holy Cross tradition with approximately 3,600 students. Located in Austin, Texas, it is one of the top universities in the state and offers more than 55 undergraduate and 8 graduate programs. St. Edward’s delivers a premier, highly personalized education that provides students distinctive academics and extensive internships, research and service learning opportunities on a vibrant and inclusive hilltop campus in a world-class city.  St. Edward’s has been recognized for 20 consecutive years as one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report. In the 2022-2023 Best Colleges rankings, St. Edward’s remains in the list of top 10 Best Regional Universities in the West for the 4th consecutive year.