Associate Professor of Communication Studies Nojin Kwak has led the Nam Center for Korean Studies since 2009. Today, the Center is thriving with Kwak as director. The University Record recently reported that the Nam Center has received gifts and grants of nearly $2.9 million.
Among these grants is a 5-year, $900,000 grant from the Academy of Korean Studies. Kwak is the primary investigator on this grant which will fund research projects and international conferences on the role of new media in Korea and Asia. According to Kwak, the “endowment funds will be utilized to strengthen the center’s programming on Korean culture, including collaborative activities with the University of Michigan Museum of Art.”
For more details on the grants, view the article in the University Record.