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Transformational Gift for History

Fall 2013 | By THiNK Staff. Photo by Steven Yang..

Purdue’s Department of History will develop a niche specialty in the history of science, technology, and medicine, thanks to a donor’s gift and strategic investment by the University.

The anonymous donor is giving $3 million to fund professorships in the history of science and history of medicine. The gift will be matched by $3 million in discretionary funds authorized by Purdue President Mitch Daniels. The new professorships will be combined with history of technology courses already taught in the Department of History.

"Our teaching and research in the history of science and medicine will provide a framework in which discoveries in these disciplines can be best envisioned, understood, and implemented for the benefit of individuals and society and help improve the quality of life and the
impact of discovery,” said Department Head Douglas Hurt.

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