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Paul Smith's, NYSERDA partner on renewable energy

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 »

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Student sails the seas of New Zealand

Paul Smith's College senior Devon Tibbils has been off sailing near the shores of New Zealand for almost a month now, but he’s not on vacation.  Read more »

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President Dove heads to White House

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 »

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Tick Talk: a forum on Lyme disease in the Adirondack Park

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 »

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Paul Smith's Prof. uses DNA to monitor fish population

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.   

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Paul Smith's offers two new bachelor's degrees

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 »

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Saving the salamanders

An expert on amphibian and reptile conservation will give a talk Friday, Oct. 31, at Paul Smith's College. 

Valorie Titus, assistant professor of natural resource management at Green Mountain College in Poultney, Vt., will speak at 10:10 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium. Her talk is titled "The Importance of Forest Habitat Connectivity for Species of Ambystomid Salamanders, Focusing on the Eastern Tiger Salamander.”  Read more »

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Paul Smith's registrar to serve on new board

The registrar and director of Institutional Research at Paul Smith's College was named to the newly formed higher education advisory board for Rapid Insight, one of the nations leading providers of predictive analytics software and solutions.

Loralyn Taylor was chosen, along with seven other college and university administrators from across the country, to help inform and direct Rapid Insight's strategic development efforts for its advanced analytic solutions for the higher education market. Read more »

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Prof. Curt Stager releases 'Your Atomic Self'

Paul Smith's College Prof. Curt Stager released a new book Tuesday, Oct. 14. 

His latest title, “Your Atomic Self,” uses your own daily experiences to reveal how atoms connect you to some of the most amazing things in the universe, including other life forms, the planet Earth and the rest of the cosmos.  Read more »

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Acclaimed author talks 'Swamp Stories' at Paul Smith's

An acclaimed author and illustrator of nearly 200 children’s science books will give a talk Friday, Oct. 17, at Paul Smith's College. 

Jim Arnosky is the recipient of multiple awards, including the Christopher, Orbis Pictus and the Franklin Fairbank for being Vermont's foremost creative guide to nature lore. His fishing books are included in the International Game and Fishing Association Hall of Fame Library. 

Arnosky will speak at 10:10 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium. His talk is titled “Swamp Stories.”  Read more »

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