Sunday, March 23, 2014

Geneseo Students at the Syracuse Cold Case Initiative Program

Over Spring Break, Geneseo alumnus Keven Adams (2012) and current student Todd Christensen (pictured here) attended a Syracuse University Conference, sponsored by the Law School's Cold Case Initiative, “Looking Back, Moving Forward: 50th Anniversary Commemoration of the Civil Rights Movement 1964-2014”. At the conference, they heard presentations by and met with Civil Rights Movement veterans and other activists and scholars.  For more information, see:

Monday, March 17, 2014

Teachers' Day 2014

On Friday, March 14, the History Department hosted its first "Teachers' Day" event.  Conceived of as an opportunity to put Geneseo History faculty in touch with local high school educators, the event attracted 45 teachers representing districts in Livingston, Monroe, Genesee, Steuben, and Wyoming Counties.  Morning workshops led by Joe Cope, Justin Behrend and Cathy Adams focused on early modern European expansion and colonialism and the abolition movement.  In the afternoon, teachers had the opportunity to tour the Livingston County Historical Museum in Geneseo and heard a keynote address entitled "Six Things New Yorkers Should Know about the Iroquois" by Michael Oberg.  This event was made possible thanks to generous contributions to the History Department by Geneseo alumni Joe and Elaine Bucci; high school teachers were able to attend the event free of charge thanks to this support.  Press coverage of the event can be found here.