CHICAGO (AP) — A popular art history professor at the University of Illinois at Chicago who died last year has left $1 million to the school where he taught for three decades.
UIC said that with the money bequeathed by Ross Edman to the school will establish a merit-based award for graduate-level art history students — allowing the school to recruit the “brightest and most qualified applicants to the program.”READ MORE: Red Cross Day Of Giving: Here's How You Can Help!
The money comes from the estate of Edman and his longtime partner, Northwestern University Pritzker School of Law professor Jon Waltz, who died in 2004.READ MORE: 163 Red Cross Volunteers From Illinois Responded To Hurricanes And Wildfires Nationally
The two also left a similar amount of money to the law school.
Art history doctoral student Leslie Wooden is the first recipient of the UIC award.MORE NEWS: Red Cross Reports Blood Emergency With Donations At Lowest Level In 10 Years
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