J1319

Commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Public History Graduate Program of the University at Albany, State University of New York

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  • 19 / Apr / 2013
    • REFERRED TO FINANCE
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • REPORTED TO CALENDAR FOR CONSIDERATION
  • 23 / Apr / 2013
    • ADOPTED

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LEGISLATIVE RESOLUTION commemorating the 30th Anniversary of the Public
History Graduate Program of the University at Albany, State University
of New York

WHEREAS, It is the tradition of this Legislative Body to recognize and
commend those exemplary institutions of higher education within the
State of New York for their enduring commitment to the pursuit of
academic excellence; and
WHEREAS, It is also the sense of this Legislative Body to celebrate
those institutions whose dedication to the study and illumination of
historical eras, places, events and figures ensure that the rich history
of our State and Nation is preserved and shared with present and future
generations of citizens; and
WHEREAS, Attendant to such concerns, and in full accord with its long-
standing traditions, this Legislative Body is justly proud to commem-
orate the 30th Anniversary of the Public History Graduate Program of the
University at Albany, State University of New York; and
WHEREAS, This milestone Anniversary will be recognized at HISTORY
LIVES!, a conference celebrating 30 years of the University at Albany's
Public History Program, on Saturday, April 27, 2013, at the New York
State Museum, Albany, New York; and
WHEREAS, New York State offers outstanding educational opportunities
for its citizens through the State University system; and
WHEREAS, The University at Albany's Public History Graduate Program
trains Public Historians as practitioners who embrace a mission to make
their special insights accessible and useful to the general public and
to add to the body of historical knowledge; and
WHEREAS, In 1983, Dr. Ivan D. Steen, Professor of History at the
University at Albany, founded the Public History Program as a new form
of scholarly pursuit in the field of History; and
WHEREAS, Graduate students from across the State, the Nation and
around the world enroll in the Public History Graduate Program in order
to study this movement, methodology, and approach that promotes the
collaborative study and practice of history; and
WHEREAS, In the three decades since its founding, graduates of the
Public History Program have gone on to successful careers throughout the
world in a wide variety of professional and academic fields, including
Archival Science, Cultural Heritage Management, Digital History, Herit-
age Interpretation, Historic Preservation, Historical Archaeology, Muse-
um Management, Curatorial Science, Oral History, Public Humanities,
Collective Memory, Consulting, Public Policy and Public Service; and
WHEREAS, Dr. Ivan D. Steen, who will be retiring from the History
Department at the University, along with the faculty, students and alum-
ni of the Public History Graduate Program all share in its success and
may be justly proud of its achievements; and
WHEREAS, The Public History Graduate Program of the University at
Albany, State University of New York is deserving of the highest commen-
dation for its impressive commitment to the study of our State's histo-
ry, its efforts to advance the Public History profession, and its dedi-
cation to serving the best interests of its students; now, therefore, be
it
RESOLVED, That this Legislative Body pause in its deliberations to
commemorate the 30th Anniversary of the Public History Graduate Program
of the University at Albany, State University of New York, fully confi-
dent that, in its future, it will enjoy the same success which has so
characterized its past; and be it further

RESOLVED, That a copy of this Resolution, suitably engrossed, be tran-
smitted to the Public History Graduate Program of the University at
Albany, State University of New York.

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