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Newsday Reports on New Endowed Chair to Promote Long Island History and Its Impact on U.S.

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Stony Brook, NY; Stony Brook University: The Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation recently awarded to scholarships to 5 History majors as well as a major gift to Stony Brook University to establish an endowed chair in the Department of History known as the Robert David Lion Gardiner Chair in American History. Named in honor of the late Robert D. L. Gardiner, the gift makes it possible for Stony Brook to appoint a prominent scholar in the College of Arts and Sciences, who will foster an increase in public interest in the history of Long Island and its place in American history, creating a robust intellectual resource available to wider audiences. Photographed are History Professor Jennifer Anderson, Kristen Nyitray, Head, Special Collections and University Archives, Gardiner Foundation Executive Director Kathryn M. Curran, Department of History Chair Gary Marker, and Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences Sacha Kopp. They are all viewing a letter from George Washington.

Newsday recently reported on the Robert D.L. Gardiner Foundation gift to establish the first endowed chair in Stony Brook University’s history department. The foundation’s gift, along with a matching grant from Jim and Marilyn Simons resulted in a $1.5 million donation to appoint a history scholar who will promote the study of the impact of Long Island and its inhabitants on U.S history.

Read the full story on Newsday.com 

 

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