Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Campus Visit by Tom Ingrassia (Class of 1974)

Geneseo was fortunate to have alumnus Tom Ingrassia back on campus for a week as part of a writer-in-residence program.  He made several campus presentations, including a reading of his book One Door Closes:  Overcoming Adversity by Following Your Dreams and a class visit with students from Professor Cathy Adams's African-American History since 1877 course.  Tom spoke with the students about "Motown and the Civil Rights Movement", drawing on his personal experiences as former Creative Director and Executive Assistant for Mary Wilson of the Supremes.  His visit to campus was profiled in this article from the Genesee Sun.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Professor Michael Oberg has been featured in a number of recent events in connection with two major forthcoming research projects on the 1794 Treaty of Canandaigua and the 19th century missionary Eleazer Williams.  This past week, Oberg was one of the featured panelists on "WXXI Connections with Evan Dawson", a local program that airs on Rochester's NPR affiliate.  You can listen to his discussion of the Treaty of Canandaigua here.  Earlier this fall, Oberg also wrote an editorial about the controversy centering around the problematic stereotypes associated with the Washington Redskins nickname for the Albany Times-Union.  His essay can be read here.