Grants, Awards, & Books


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Grants

News Release 15-Jan-2021
UTSA receives $5 million Mellon grant for racial justice efforts
The University of Texas at San Antonio has been awarded a $5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to support the university's community partnerships in advancing racial justice. UTSA's project -- Democratizing Racial Justice -- will be a transformative, community-based People's Academies for Racial Justice. Selected community fellows and faculty fellows will collaborate on a public-facing project. Grant funding will further support community dialogues with key scholars working in fields related to social justice.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation

Contact: Courtney Clevenger
courtney.clevenger@utsa.edu
210-458-5181
University of Texas at San Antonio

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Awards

News Release 15-Jan-2021
Howard University professor to receive first Joseph A. Johnson Award
The American Institute of Physics and the National Society of Black Physicists congratulate physicist Thomas A. Searles as the winner of the inaugural Joseph A. Johnson III Award for Excellence. Named to honor the legacy of the renowned experimental physicist and founder of NSBP, the Joseph A. Johnson III Award will be given annually to recognize an early career NSBP physicist who exemplifies Johnson's ingenuity as a scientist and passion for mentorship and service.

Contact: Larry Frum
media@aip.org
301-209-3090
American Institute of Physics

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Books

News Release 12-Jan-2021
Ten "keys to reality" from Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek
In his book, "Fundamentals: Ten Keys to Reality," MIT physicist and Nobel laureate Frank Wilczek distills scientists' understanding of the physical world into 10 philosophical themes, using the fundamental theories of physics to reframe ideas of space, time, and our place in the universe.

Contact: Abby Abazorius
abbya@mit.edu
617-253-2709
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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