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March 20, 2015

$20 Million Contribution Boosts University Literary Center

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas received a $20 million donation from the Rogers Foundation to expand the college's Black Mountain Institute writing center, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports. The gift, announced Thursday, will add graduate-level programs in creative nonfiction and dramatic writing to the institute's existing fiction and poetry offerings.

The foundation was established by telecommunications executive Jim Rogers and his wife, Beverly Rogers, who had previously donated $10 million for the Beverly Rogers, Carol C. Harter Black Mountain Institute, as the center is officially known. Mr. Rogers, who died last year, was a former chancellor of the University of Nevada system and a major higher-education donor.