UCI history professor to be awarded National Humanities Medal by President Obama - a first for the university
- September 3, 2015
- Vicki Ruiz, Chicano/Latino studies and History Distinguished Professor, is featured by the Orange County Register Sept. 3, 2015
From the OC Register:
For Vicki Ruiz, UC Irvine distinguished professor of history and Chicano/Latino studies,
being a recipient of the National Humanities Medal is more of a testimony, she said,
to the field of Latino history than to herself. The medal recognizes those who have
fostered the understanding of humanities and widened the public’s involvement with
history, philosophy, languages and literature. Ruiz, 60, is among 10 honorees from
universities nationwide who will receive the award on Sept. 10 from President Barack
Obama at the White House.
For the full story, please visit http://www.ocregister.com/articles/ruiz-680928-humanities-history.html.