Resolution J1319-2013

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

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

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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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