Lecture Explores “The Hudson and Modern American Environmentalism” (6/14)

June 4, 2018 —The Hudson River Valley Institute (HRVI) at Marist College and Scenic Hudson are presenting a lecture by noted scholar Dr. David Schuyler, author of the new book Embattled River: The Hudson and Modern American Environmentalism. This event will be held on Thursday, June 14, 7:00pm, in the Murray Student Center at Marist. A book signing will follow. Although the lecture is free and open to the public, registration is requested; contact (845) 575-3052 or hrvi@marist.edu

Dr. Schuyler’s talk will draw from Embattled River, which investigates efforts to reverse the pollution and bleak future of the Hudson River that became evident in the 1950s. Dr. Schuyler makes a case for the critical role of this American waterway in the emergence of modern environmentalism in the United States. 

“We are thrilled to welcome Dr. Schuyler back to campus,” said Christopher Pryslopski, HRVI Program Director. “This lecture will feature fascinating stories about the early activists who worked so tirelessly to save the Hudson. It promises to be an enlightening evening.” 

Dr. Schuyler is the Arthur and Katherine Shadek Professor of the Humanities and American Studies at Franklin & Marshall College. A native of Newburgh, New York, Dr. Schuyler is the author of Apostle of Taste: Andrew Jackson Downing, 1815-1852 and Sanctified Landscape: Writers, Artists, and the Hudson River Valley, 1820-1909, among other works. He is a member of the National Advisory Committee of the Olana State Historic Site and a trustee of the New York Academy of History. He was the 2015 Barnabas McHenry Scholar in Residence at the Hudson River Valley Institute. 

This event is part of the Charlotte Cunneen-Hackett Lecture Series, which was established in 2001 to advance appreciation of the rich heritage of the Hudson River Valley and to promote the history of the region. 

The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist is generously supported by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

About the Hudson River Valley Institute 

The Hudson River Valley Institute at Marist College is the center for the study and promotion of the Hudson River Valley, providing information about the region’s history, culture, economy, and environment, and educational resources to teachers, students, and others through www.hudsonrivervalley.org, public programming, and The Hudson River Valley Review. This biannual journal covers all aspects of regional history. All articles in The Hudson River Valley Review undergo peer analysis.

About Marist 

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist College is a comprehensive, independent institution grounded in the liberal arts. Its mission is to “help students develop the intellect, character, and skills required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.” Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review (Colleges That Create Futures and The Best 381 Colleges), U.S. News & World Report (9th Best Regional University/North), Kiplinger’s Personal Finance (“Best College Values”), and others. Marist educates approximately 5,000 traditional-age undergraduate students and 1,400 adult and graduate students in 47 undergraduate majors and numerous graduate programs, including fully online MBA, MPA, MS, and MA degrees. www.marist.edu