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February 29, 2008

Farmingdale State History Professor To Participate in Fulbright German Studies Seminar

Dr. Jeffrey Gaab
Dr. Jeffrey Gaab

Dr. W. Hubert Keen, president of Farmingdale State College, has announced that history professor and chair of the Department of Technology Studies Dr. Jeffrey Gaab has been awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to participate in the Fulbright German Studies Seminar for 2008.  Only sixteen scholars from the United States are chosen each year to participate in the seminar.

The seminar topic for 2008-09 is "Science and Society: The Impact of Science on Policy Formation." The program will begin in Berlin and include visits to other cities in Germany . The program will focus on the formation of policies at the core of modern society such as climate change, food technology, gene technology, stem cell research and the broad scope of education. The seminar runs for two weeks, June 7 - June 21 starting in Berlin , Germany and ending in Brussels Belgium , the capital of the European Union.
Dr. Gaab's expertise in German culture and history is well known. He participated in the German Academic Exchange Fellowship and received a grant from the Agency for International Development as well as a Farmingdale Foundation Award. His books include Justice Delayed: The Restoration of Justice in Bavaria under American Occupation, 1945 1949 (1999); and Munich : Hofbräuhaus and History; Beer, Culture, and Politics (2006) both published by Peter Lang Publishing, New York . Of particular interest is that i n April 2000, Dr. Gaab was asked to translate a German autobiography titled Memories . His expert translation was quoted in an article written by Newsday reporter Steve Wick titled, "A Grandson's Search for Answers: Bill y Joel's Journey into his grandfather's past - a complex story of love, loyalty and injustice during the Holocaust."

A member of the campus community since 1991, Gaab is a professor of history and chairperson of the Department of Technology Studies. A resident of Lindenhurst, he received a BA from Hofstra University , and MA and PhD from Stony Brook University .