Save the Date: Dr. Eric Foner to Visit GCC

Pulitzer Prize-Winning Historian to Deliver Key Note Address at Scholar’s Symposium

Batavia, New York — Columbia University professor and Pulitzer Prize-winning historian, Dr. Eric Foner will deliver the key note address at GCC’s first-ever Scholar’s Symposium on Tuesday, March 29, 2016. Foner will speak in the Stuart Steiner Theater on the GCC Batavia Campus, One College Road, Batavia, NY, at 1 p.m. and discuss his latest book, Gateway to Freedom: The Hidden History of the Underground Railroad. The event is free and open to the public.

Dr. Foner, DeWitt Clinton Professor of History, specializes in the Civil War and Reconstruction, slavery and 19th-century America. He is one of only two persons to serve as President of the Organization of American Historians, American Historical Association and Society of American Historians. He has also been the curator of several museum exhibitions, including the prize-winning, “A House Divided: America in the Age of Lincoln,” at the Chicago Historical Society. His book, The Fiery Trial: Abraham Lincoln and American Slavery won the Pulitzer, Bancroft and Lincoln prizes for 2011.

The Genesee Community College Undergraduate Research & Creative Activities (CURCA) Committee presents the first-ever Scholar’s Symposium – a celebration of inquiry and scholarship – on March 29, 2016. Students, faculty, staff and community leaders and friends will be sharing and demonstrating scholarly achievements in all disciplines through presentations, poster exhibits and performance. For specific information about the event, contact Director of English, Communications and Media Arts JoNelle Toriseva via email: or by phone at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6627.

For general College information, contact Marketing Communications Associate Director Donna Rae Sutherland at (585) 343-0055 ext. 6616, or via email: