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Author Scott Christianson to Speak at Hudson Valley

Steve Mullen (518) 629-8063
FOR RELEASE: Immediate, Monday, April 4, 2005

Scott Christianson, noted author and investigative reporter, will discuss his new book, "Innocent," in the first of two lectures on Thursday, April 7, in Hudson Valley Community College's Bulmer Telecommunications Center Auditorium.

Christianson's latest book investigates the problem of wrongful convictions in New York State. He will talk about the book and how he has helped gain the release of several innocent persons at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

In his upcoming book, Christianson chronicles the adventures of a fugitive slave on the Underground Railroad and his rescue in Troy by Harriet Tubman on the eve of the Civil War. He will talk about his findings at 1 p.m. on Thursday.

Admission to both lectures is free.

Founded in 1953, Hudson Valley Community College offers more than 60 degree and certificate programs in four academic divisions: Liberal Arts and Sciences; Engineering and Industrial Technologies; Health Sciences; and Business; as well as programs run through the Educational Opportunity Center offering certification programs in workforce and academic preparation. One of 30 community colleges in the State University of New York system, it has an enrollment of more than 12,000 students, and it is known as a leader in distance learning initiatives and worker retraining. Hudson Valley has nearly 60,000 alumni.