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Released February 19, 2003


HATTIESBURG - A University of Southern Mississippi history professor has won an award from the Mississippi Humanities Council for her work on a number of public projects supporting the organization's work across the state.

Dr. Deanne Nuwer, a Southern Miss assistant professor of history, received the council's Humanities Scholar Award. She was among a number of council award recipients honored during a Feb. 7 council dinner in Jackson.

Each year, the council recognizes persons who have supported its work through public programs across the state based in the branches of learning concerned with human thought and relations – such as history, literature, philosophy, ethics, culture and language.

Nuwer, a specialist in pedagogical methods, trains history majors seeking state licensure to teach social studies. She has presented papers at a variety of conferences and has had articles published in the Gulf Coast Historical Review and in Southeastern Political Review.

In addition to serving as consultant for MHC projects such as the Mardi Gras Museum Oral History Project and the Walter Anderson Museum of Art Oral History Project, Nuwer has received numerous grants and fellowships to support scholarship and public projects.

Prior to joining the Southern Miss faculty, Nuwer taught public school. She was presented the Mississippi Heritage Preservation Award in 2002, the Historian of the Year award in 2001 and the Mississippi Humanities Teacher award in 1998.

Nuwer received her bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees from Southern Miss.

For more information on Mississippi Humanities Council programs and grant applications, visit or call Dr. Kelly Gerald at (601) 432-6751.


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