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Prof. Jinyu Liu Awarded Mellon Foundation's New Directions Fellowship

March 30, 2011

3151March 30, 2011, Greencastle, Ind. — Jinyu Liu, associate professor of classical studies at DePauw University, is the recipient of a New Directions Fellowship from The
Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. The award will  fund innovative cross-cultural research on the impact of Greek and Roman classical works on the intellectual history of China.

New Directions Fellowships assist faculty members in the humanities and humanistic social sciences who were awarded doctorates within the last 5 to 15 years and wish to acquire systematic training outside their own disciplines.

Fellows receive the equivalent of one academic year's salary, two summers of additional support, and tuition and other reasonable costs associated with the fellows' training programs.  To permit flexibility in meeting individual scholars' needs, these funds may be expended over a period not to exceed three full academic years following the date of the award.

According to the Mellon Foundation, "Unlike other fellowship awards, this program does not aim to 34facilitate short-term outcomes, such as completion of a book. Rather, New Directions Fellowships are meant to be viewed as longer-term investments in scholars' intellectual range and productivity."

In 2009, Dr. Liu's book, Collegia Centonariorum: The Guilds of Textile Dealers in the Roman West, was released by Brill Publishing

Dr. Liu was awarded a 2006 David Stevenson Fellowship from the Nonprofit Academic Centers Council (NACC).

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