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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
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 »
Paul Smith’s College officials announced the largest-ever scholarship gift in the institution’s history on Monday, Sept. 22: A $2 million fund meant to help students who wouldn’t be able to afford college otherwise.
The Frank M. Hutchins Scholarship Endowment was created by his widow, Jeanne. Frank Hutchins was a longtime trustee and supporter of Paul Smith’s who died in 2012 at the age of 90. Read more »
An expert in job training and career counseling, who helped raise the standard of living for the citizens of Guyana, will kick off this fall’s Fisheries and Wildlife Seminar Series Friday, Sept. 19, at Paul Smith’s College.
Alice Layton will speak at 10:10 a.m. in the Freer Auditorium. Her talk is titled “Tropical and Human Ecology Internships in an English-Speaking Indigenous Village.” Read more »
Have you ever dreamed of living off the land? Want to lead a more sustainable lifestyle and save yourself some money in the process? Check out this year’s Adirondack Rural Skills and Homesteading Festival at the Paul Smith's College VIC, and you’ll be well on your way.
This celebration of rural skills, which takes place from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 27, will showcase historical traditions, as well as modern tools and techniques for safe and practical rural living with a distinctly Adirondack flair. Read more »
Paul Smith’s College will offer a minor in craft-beer studies and operations beginnning this fall.
The new minor prepares students for careers in micro and craft brewing. “Although hands-on, practical brewing will be an aspect of the minor, the main intent is not to create beer brewers,” said Prof. Joe Conto. “Rather, the goal is to prepare students for all the management, administrative and operations opportunities the craft-beer industry has created and supports.” Read more »