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NEW COLLEGE, SARASOTA, FLORIDA FURMAN C. ARTHUR INFORMATION FOR RELEASE: saturday, April 24, 1965 Dr. George Mayer of Purdue University has been named Professor of History at New College and will join the faculty for the fall term. A member of the faculty at Purdue since 1946, Dr. Mayer taught in India under a Fulbright grant and also took part in a Ford Foundation program in that country. Four years ago he spent a year as the Smith-Mundt Professor of American History a t the University of Malaya and he has taught. during summer terms at San Francisco State San Jose State College and New York University. Professor Mayer joins New College as it expands its curriculum to include second year studies. The academic year of 1964-65 was devoted to first year students although many of them were studying on advanced levels. A member of Phi Beta Kappa, Professor Mayer was graduated from Pomona College, took masters degree a t the Claremont Colleges and then his Ph.D. from the University of Minnesota. (more)
page 2 Dr. Mayer His latest book, "The Republican Party, 1854-1964," was published by the Oxford University Press in 1964. Earlier he had done a volume entitled "The United States and the T\oJentieth Century," and another on the political career of Floyd B. Olson, Farmer-Labor Governor of Minnesota. Part of Professor Mayer's worl' at Purdue has been to be on the faculty of the Peace Corps training on campus. In 1959, he was given the Bes' t Teacher A\'>lard of the University. He has been Professor of History there since 1956. Our ing his Fulbright st.udy in India, Dr. Mayer was attached to Gauhati University, Osmania University and Punjab University teaching in the area of American History and government. For the Ford Foundation he participated in a seminar in American civilization given for Indian professors.