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SECTION 239
Albert Einstein chairs in science and Albert Schweitzer chairs in the humanities
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 5, PART 1
§ 239. Albert Einstein chairs in science and Albert Schweitzer chairs
in the humanities. 1. Legislative finding and declaration of policy.
The public and private colleges in this state enjoy a well-deserved
reputation for academic excellence and intellectual vitality. For them
to preserve and further enhance their great stature they must compete
with colleges in other states and countries to attract the world's most
distinguished and renowned scholars. The presence of these giants of
science and the humanities at institutions of learning in this state
strengthens and stimulates the academic community of the entire state.
Their presence in this state also serves to attract exceptional faculty
members, research scholars and students to colleges and research
facilities in this state and nurtures the development of graduate work
in science and the humanities in colleges in this state which do not now
have such programs. All of this helps to create an atmosphere of
intellectual, scientific and cultural vigor conducive to the attraction
of new atomic, space, technological and other industries to this state.
The people of the entire state benefit from the resulting state-wide
intellectual, cultural and economic growth. The great cost attendant
upon attracting such world famous figures, compensating them and
providing them with necessary staff and facilities is beyond the
financial means of most colleges. The legislature finds that in order
to meet this need a program of distinguished chairs should be
established within the university of the state of New York, under the
jurisdiction of the regents.

2. There are hereby established in the university of the state of New
York, under the jurisdiction of the regents, two distinguished chairs,
one of which shall be known as the Albert Einstein chair in science and
one of which shall be known as the Albert Schweitzer chair in the
humanities. One additional such Einstein chair and one additional such
Schweitzer chair shall be established during each of the fiscal years
commencing April first, nineteen hundred sixty-five, nineteen hundred
sixty-six, nineteen hundred sixty-seven and nineteen hundred
sixty-eight, until a total of ten such chairs has been established. The
regents shall determine the fields of knowledge to be included within
the terms science and humanities as used in this section.

3. The regents are hereby authorized, within appropriations made
therefor, to contract with outstanding scholars to fill the Albert
Einstein chairs in science and the Albert Schweitzer chairs in the
humanities established by this section, on such terms and conditions and
for such duration as may be agreed upon by the parties.

4. The regents are hereby authorized, within appropriations made
therefor, to contract with any college in this state on such terms and
conditions and for such duration as may be agreed upon by the parties,
in relation to the provision of proper facilities, equipment, supplies,
professional assistants, clerical and other personnel and such other
services as may be necessary or appropriate to enable the holder of an
Albert Einstein chair in science or an Albert Schweitzer chair in the
humanities to carry out his work in connection therewith and to give
effect to the purposes for which such chair was established as set forth
in subdivision one of this section. Every college in this state is
hereby authorized to enter into such a contract with the regents.