Turkish grant awarded to enhance Lewis University Library
Published: July 24, 2014.
The Lewis University Library received a $4,000 Library Acquisition Grant from
the Institute of Turkish Studies. This is the second grant awarded to Lewis from the Institute in
The grant funds new library resources for faculty and students studying Middle Eastern history
and culture. The materials will also have wide interest for students in history, literature, political
science, and contemporary global studies among other academic areas.
“We’re pleased with the new resources and grateful to Dr. James Tallon, assistant professor of
history, for securing this second grant. The new additions will enhance our offerings to students
interested in this area of study,” Thomas Urbanski, library director, said.
Since 1983, the Institute of Turkish Studies has sponsored an annual grant program that offers a
variety of awards to scholars, colleges and universities in the United States. The principal purpose of
the grant program is to support and encourage the development of research, scholarship, and
learning in the field of Turkish Studies in the U.S.
Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,600 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report. Visit www.lewisu.edu for further information.