By Associated Press - Friday, March 20, 2015

LAS VEGAS (AP) - The University of Nevada, Las Vegas has been gifted $30 million for its creative writing program.

Officials say James E. and Beverly Rogers through the Rogers Foundation committed the money to UNLV’s Literary Institute: The Black Mountain Institute.

It is the largest cash gift in the program’s history.

The foundation in a statement said that the money will go toward fellowships for doctoral students, translations, enhancements for the facility and the program’s literary magazine, Witness.

The donation announced Thursday comes after the state’s former Higher Education Chancellor James E. Rogers died in 2014.

The institute will be renamed the Beverly Rogers and Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute.

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