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Teo Ruiz Wins 2011 National Humanities Medal

On February 13, 2012, President Obama awarded the 2011 National Humanities Medal to Teo Ruiz at the White House.

On February 13, 2012, President Obama awarded the 2011 National Humanities Medal to Teo Ruiz at the White House.  Teo was being awarded for his inspired teaching and writing. His erudite studies have deepened our understanding of medieval Spain and Europe, while his long examination of how society has coped with terror has taught important lessons about the dark side of western progress.  For more information, please visit

http://m.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2012/02/10/monday-president-obama-award-2011-national-medal-arts-and-national-human

and the Daily Bruin article about this wonderful achievement.

http://www.dailybruin.com/index.php/article/2012/02/president_obama_awards_history_professor_teofilo_ruiz_the_national_humanities_medal