From KTLA:
A renowned UC Irvine professor is said to receive an award from President Obama, Thursday at the White House. The President will present Vickie Ruiz with The 2014 National Humanities Medal. She is one of ten honorees and the first ever from UC Irvine. Her work in historical research, focuses on Latinas who fought for civil rights. The award winners are chosen by the President and the National Endowment for the Humanities.
 
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