Friday, January 27, 2017

"Tumbling Walls: U.S. Immigration Policy" with Kathleen Mapes & Ryan Jones

Tumbling Walls: A GISP Dinner & Dialogue on U.S. Immigration Policies
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 5:30 – 7:00 pm | Interfaith Center, Franklin Street, Geneseo

The Fifth Annual Geneseo Interfaith Service Project (GISP) Community Dinner & Dialogue is one of the featured events in the GISP Series. Two SUNY Geneseo faculty members from the History Department—Professors Kathleen Mapes and Ryan Jones—will offer historical and current perspectives on the U.S. Immigration policies.

 Following the brief presentations, all campus and community faith groups and individuals are invited to participate in table discussions on immigration issues related to the 2016-2017 GISP theme of Tumbling Walls: Opening Doors to Interfaith Connections. Participants will enjoy a free meal courtesy of the Philanthropic Chefs, the Center for Community and Geneseo Interfaith Center.

Students, please register via GOLD. Community Members register at or by calling 585.243.1460.

Monday, January 16, 2017

Emilye Crosby on WXXI's Need to Know

Professor Emilye Crosby appeared on a recent episode of WXXI's Need to Know, discussing how and why educators should address the Black Lives Matter movement in the classroom. 

Professor Crosby has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 1995. She studies African-American history and the history of civil rights. Her book A Little Taste of Freedom won the McLemore Prize from the Mississippi Historical Society in 2006.

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Ryan Jones at the Rochester Committee on Latin America

Professor Ryan Jones will speak at a gathering of the Rochester Committee on Latin America on Wednesday, February 1 entitled "The U.S. Elections: What They Mean For Latin America." Together with colleague Professor Karleen West (Political Science), he will discuss the likely impact of the incoming presidential administration on Latin America.

Professor Jones has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2014. He is a specialist in Modern Latin American history, particularly the history of Mexico, Argentina, and Cuba. His thematic research and teaching interests include Gender and Sexuality, Masculinity, Citizenship, Visual Culture/Photography, Pacific Worlds, and Histories of Science and Medicine. Professor Jones is currently revising a book manuscript entitled Erotic Revolutions that investigates Mexican history through the lens of masculinity, male homosexuality, and citizenship between 1870 and 1968.

Wednesday, February 1st at 7pm
Downtown United Presbyterian Church
121 North Fitzhugh St, Rochester

Friday, January 6, 2017

Michael Oberg on WXXI Connections

In late December, 1776, and early January of the following year, General George Washington led his troops into battle - and won two unlikely victories that effectively saved the American cause in the Revolutionary War.

On January 5, Professor Michael Oberg appeared on the radio show "WXXI Connections with Evan Dawson" to talk with Dr. David MacGregor, professor of history and international studies at St. John Fisher College, about those pivotal victories, 240 years later. If you didn't catch it live on 1370 AM, you can also stream it from the WXXI website.