“Monuments Matter: Newark’s Columbus Statue and the Colossus of Staten Island”
October 10 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm
Union College will mark the opening of the “Voices and Votes: Democracy in America” exhibit on its Cranford Campus with a historical presentation from faculty members UC faculty members Phillip Papas and Michele Rotunda on October 10. The presentation, “Monuments Matter: Newark’s Columbus Statue and the Colossus of Staten Island,” will be held in Room N4 at 11:30 a.m.
The college will also hold a launch event to celebrate the exhibit opening on October 12 from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. in the Student Commons. The exhibit will be open through November 18.
Papas is a senior professor in the UC Department of Economics, Government, and History. He completed his PhD in history at the City University of New York Graduate Center and has written extensively about the history of the American Revolution and Staten Island.
Rotunda is assistant professor in the UC Department of Economics, Government, and History. She holds a PhD in history from Rutgers University at New Brunswick and teaches courses in history and government.