Three longtime benefactors have given a pair of gifts worth $3 million to Paul Smith’s College, in support of academic as well as athletic and recreation programs on campus.
E. Philip Saunders, the chairman of the college’s Board of Trustees, has donated $2 million to go toward athletics and recreation programs as well as renovations of the college’s athletics center; Joan and Sanford Weill have given an additional $1 million that will support program development, enrollment and other college operations. Read more »
Paul Smith's College generates about $76 million for the economy of the North Country region, according to a recent report by the Commission on Independent Colleges and Universities.
A breakdown of the report shows that the college contributes nearly $64 million in spending and construction to the region’s economy, while students and visitors to the college spend more than $12 million. Read more »
The owner of the environmental consulting firm Adirondack Research will kick off the Fisheries and Wildlife Science Seminar Series Friday, Jan. 30, at Paul Smith's College.
Ezra Schwartzberg will speak at 10:10 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium. His talk is titled “Citizen Science and Collaborative Approaches to Climate Change Research in the Adirondacks.” Read more »
Paul Smith's College is installing a highly sustainable, state-of-the-art wood-pellet boiler system, which will heat its three academic buildings.
This project is one of the first uses in New York State of a high-efficiency and low-emission wood pellet boiler heating system to heat multiple buildings, and one of five sites in the North Country planning to install this technology. Read more »
President Cathy S. Dove joined President Barack Obama, the first lady and Vice President Joe Biden Thursday, Dec. 4, at the White House for a summit on college access and success.
Dove was invited to the event, titled The White House College Opportunity Day of Action, in recognition of Paul Smith's ongoing ability to help first generation students attain college degrees. Read more »
Ticks have moved north and are now in the Adirondacks. Join The Wild Center and Paul Smith’s College at 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 6., for a forum on Lyme disease featuring five regional scientists and health professionals who will share their professional knowledge and expertise on Lyme. Read more »
Paul Smith's College Prof. Lee Ann Sporn, of the Adirondack Watershed Institute, was awarded a $32,500 grant from the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority. The money will be used to launch a two-year study that uses DNA to monitor brook trout populations in western Adirondacks streams. Sporn will explore the potential of this emerging technology as a tool for rapid and cost-effective monitoring and assessment of fish.
Paul Smith's College will launch two new bachelor-degree programs next fall in ecological restoration and communication.
Students who enter the ecological restoration program will learn how ecosystems function, how humans alter ecosystems and how to restore function to those ecosystems that have been degraded, damaged or destroyed. They’ll study different types of ecosystems, including wetlands, streams and forests and how they interact with one another. Students will also learn to work with people and communities to develop ecological restoration projects. Read more »