The Mellon Foundation has awarded a $1 million grant to Wake Forest University to create a model program for engaging scholars and the local community in advancing environmental justice. “This is an opportunity to develop a cross-institutional program that leverages the strength of our liberal arts tradition and models new ways to engage the humanities and sciences to address the pressing challenges facing our society and world,” said Corey D. B. Walker, Wake Forest Professor of Humanities who will lead the project. Walker is also director of the African American Studies Program and interim dean of the School of Divinity.