75th Anniversary Initiative

  • October 5, 2015CBL—Turtlebots, vaccines and data clustering: what eight undergraduates at the College of St. Scholastica did with their undergraduate research awards:

  • October 4, 2015Luce Scholars—One month left to apply for the Luce/ACLS program in #China studies. The program offers three competitions: Predissertation-Summer Travel Grants, Postdoctoral Fellowships, and Collaborative Reading-Workshop Grants, supported by grants from the Asia program in 2012, 2014 and 2015. Applications are due by November 4th.

  • October 1, 2015American Art—The Foundation is pleased to welcome Terry Carbone as the new director of the American Art program. She succeeds Ellen Holtzman, who has served in the role for 23 years. Terry comes to the Foundation from the Brooklyn Museum, where she served as the Andrew W. Mellon Curator of American Art and Managing Curator of the Arts of the Americas and Europe.

  • September 28, 2015HRLI—The Center for Latin American & Latino Studies at American University welcomes the public today to a conference on “Religion and Climate Change in the Public Sphere: The Role of Journalists and the Media,” partially supported by a grant from the ‪HRLI‬ program to the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting.

  • September 27, 2015Asia"Quilts of Southwestern China," an exhibition featuring hundreds of textiles that are at once artistic and functional, opens this weekend at Michigan State University Museum. The museum received a grant from the Foundation in 2015, as part of the Asia Program's work in supporting the study and exhibition of Asian art.

  • September 26, 2015Asia"Africa-Asia: A New Axis of Knowledge" opens today in Accra, Ghana. Organized by the Association for Asian Studies in Africa (A-Asia), and partially supported by a grant from the Foundation's Asia Program to Leiden University, the conference aims to develop an infrastructure to support greater academic study and knowledge of Asia in Africa.

  • September 25, 2015HRLI—Today and tomorrow, the Institute for Religion, Culture, and Public Life (IRCPL) at Columbia University hosts the conference, "Sufism in India and Pakistan: Rethinking Islam, Democracy, and Identity," partially supported by a three-year grant to Columbia University in the City of New York from the Henry R. Luce Initiative on Religion in International Affairs.

  • September 23, 2015HRLIEcological Civilization," a new e-book from The Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting, explores contemporary dialog on environmental issues within China, and its relationship to traditional culture and religion. The book records the information and viewpoints shared at the the International Conference on Ecological Environment, a day-long gathering of academics, journalists, scientists, and government, religious and business leaders, supported by a three-year grant from the ‪#‎HRLI‬ program in 2013 to support sustained engagement campaign on global religious issues.

  • September 22, 2015Asia“Whose Century Is It?”, a new biweekly podcast series from Public Radio International and Mary Kay Magistad, explores the future direction of the 21st century – will it be dominated and shaped primarily by China? By America? Or by other nations and movements that are still taking shape? PRI received a two year grant to support the project from the LuceAsia program in 2015.

  • September 16, 2015American Art“Art for Every Home: Associated American Artists” opens today at the Beach Museum of Art. The exhibit, supported by the Luce Fund in American Art, examines the impact of Associated American Artists (1934-2000), the gallery that marketed affordable prints by classic American Artists to a wide audience during the Great Depression and beyond.

  • September 14, 2015Higher EducationHeritage Language Scholars from LaGuardia Community College visited our offices today to discuss their summer internships around New York and around the world. The program, supported by grants from the Higher Education program in 2014 and 2013, offers language courses, leadership workshops cultural outings, faculty mentors and internship support to students who have acquired one of four modern languages—Japanese, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish or Arabic—through their home environments.

  • September 9, 2015HRLIGod in the Tumult of the Public Square, a new book by Mark Juergensmeyer, Dinah Griego, and John Soboslai, examines the evolution and public face of religion in our era. Available from the University of California Press, the book is the fruit of a five-year project involving religious leaders, scholars, and public figures, supported by the Foundation’s ‪‎HRLI‬ program.

  • August 26, 2015HRLI—The Brookings Institution has released 11 new working papers on ‪"Rethinking Islamism‬," assessing the evolution of mainstream Islamism in Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco, Syria, Yemen, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Jordan, Pakistan, and Southeast Asia. The Institution received a two-year grant from the ‪HRLI‬ program to support the project.

  • August 26, 2015Theology—Just in time for the papal visit, a new report from Theology program grantee Public Religion Research analyzes how American Catholics perceive Pope Francis and the Catholic Church.

  • August 1, 2015HRLI—The University of Leeds has released a new report, "Towards a Religion Attentive Foreign Policy," advocating for a better understanding of religious dynamics and a willingness to engage religious leaders in diplomacy. The report summarises key insights from two Anglo-American dialogues funded by the British Council's "Bridging Voices" program, which received a three year grant from the HRLI program in 2013.

  • July 28, 2015Luce Scholars—The 2014-2015 class of ‪Luce Scholars‬ finished their year with a summer wrap-up in Indonesia. The Scholars had a chance to discuss their experiences over the past year and to learn more about Indonesia, exploring the country’s history, diversity, and future. Highlights included a prayer service at the campus mosque of Gadjah Mada University, traditional puppet theatre in Yogjakarta; a conversation with the Mayor of Banda Aceh; and a visit to the U.S. ambassador to Indonesia, Robert Blake.

  • July 22, 2015HRLI— The University of Chicago Press has published Politics of Religious Freedom, a collection of essays that examine the idea of religious freedom from a global and interdisciplinary perspective. The fruits of a three year project at the University of California, Berkeley, the volume makes a compelling case for a more pluralistic, flexible understanding of what religious freedom can mean. The Politics of Religious Freedom project received a three-year grant from the Luce Foundation in 2010.

  • July 20, 2015American Art—American Council of Learned Societies has announced The Luce/ACLS Ellen Holtzman Dissertation Fellowship, in honor of Ellen Holtzman, who is retiring this year after 23 years as the Foundation's program director for American ‪Art‬.

  • May 20, 2015Theology—Auburn Theological Seminary has announced the inaugural class of Auburn Senior Fellows. Established through a 2014 grant from the Luce Foundation, the Senior Fellows program is designed to "equip, platform, and network faith leaders who have great potential to catalyze and advance multifaith movements for justice," offering executive coaching and semiannual retreats.

  • April 8, 2015HRLI— Palgrave MacMillan has published Religion and the Politics of Development, a collection of essays that examines how religion, politics and economics – often studied separately – interact in developing economies. Edited by Philip Fountain, Robin Bush, and R. Michael Feener, the book developed from a conference on the same topic organized by the Asia Research Institute, which the Luce Foundation supported through a grant to NUS America Foundation in 2013.

  • February 27th, 2015Theology—Together with the The Association of Theological Schools in the United States and Canada, the Luce Foundation is proud to present the 2015-2016 class of Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology. Established in 1993, the Henry Luce III Fellows in Theology program supports the research of junior and senior scholars whose projects offer significant and innovative contributions to theological studies.

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