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Weinberg Sophomore Named Lehrman History Scholar

Budding historian will travel to New York City for a week-long intensive program

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May 24, 2010

Nora Gannon
Nora Gannon

EVANSTON, Ill. --- Nora Gannon, a sophomore in the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University, has been selected as one of only 30 "next-generation historians" named as 2010 Gilder Lehrman History Scholars from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History.

The Gilder Lehrman History Scholars Program provides an opportunity for top American history majors to experience primary-source research and work closely with eminent scholars.

The 30 Lehrman scholars will participate in a one-week intensive history program in New York City this June. They will visit museums and historical sites and meet with distinguished historians, writers, editors, museum curators and other professionals in discussions about careers in the field and major issues in American history.

Gannon, who is doing a double major in history and American studies, is focused on  20th-century United States history. She was a trip organizer for Alternative Spring Break and led a humanitarian trip to Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She also serves as an intern with the Hillel Campus Entrepreneurs Initiative and works to enhance the Jewish community at Northwestern.

Founded in 1994, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History is a nonprofit organization improving and enriching American history education through a wide range of programs and resources for students, teachers, scholars and history enthusiasts throughout the nation.

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