Walter Wells, emeritus professor of English at California State University, Dominguez Hills, has been awarded
the 2009 Umhoefer Prize for Achievement in the Humanities. The award, which was announced in February, was granted
by Minnesota’s Arts and Humanities Foundation, for Wells’s 2007 book, “Silent Theater: The Art of Edward Hopper.” More than 1,000 works of literature, drama, the visual and performing arts, music, history, philosophy, photography
and cinema are considered for the award each year.