Don't miss SAM Fest this weekend at the VIC

Paul Smith's College will hold a daylong festival of music, art and TED-style talks on Saturday, April 18, at the Paul Smith’s College VIC. 

The event, known as SAM Fest – for science, art and music – will feature performances by North Country musicians and poets, presentations on Adirondack climate by faculty and students, exhibits of works by local artists and a showing of "The Resilient Ones," an award-winning documentary about North Country youth who are dealing with climate change.  Read more »

An innocent fish, wrongly accused?

The yellow perch has had a bad rap as an invasive species in the Adirondacks since the 19th century. But now, researchers at Paul Smith’s College are using DNA evidence to show that these fish might have been wrongly accused. 

Profs. Curt Stager, Lee Ann Sporn, Melanie Johnson and recent graduate Sean Regalado believe the perch might have arrived in Lower St. Regis Lake more than 2,000 years ago, plenty of time to be considered a native species. They published their findings in the scientific journal PLOS ONE last month.  Read more »

Paul Smith's College provost named president of Nicolet College

Paul Smith's College Provost Richard Nelson announced Wednesday that he has been named president of Nicolet College in Wisconsin.  

Nelson, who has served as Paul Smith’s provost for the past nine years, will take the helm at Nicolet July 1.  Read more »

Paul Smith's College recognized nationally for student success program

Paul Smith’s College has been recognized by University Business magazine as a Spring 2015 Models of Excellence recipient. One of only 10 colleges and universities across the country to receive the award, Paul Smith’s was selected for its innovative approach to student academic success. 

The Models of Excellence program is sponsored by Higher One, a leading provider of financial services and data analytics to more than 1,900 college and university campuses across the United States.  Read more »

Experienced leaders join college executive team

Paul Smith's College announced Monday that two new members have joined its leadership team.

Peter Burns, vice president for Enrollment Management at Hilbert College in Hamburg, N.Y., will join Paul Smith's as vice president for Enrollment Management in May, and Shannon Oborne, former vice president of Marketing at Tribune Media Services, came aboard Monday as the college's new chief marketing officer. Read more »

Almost Famous

Paul Smith's College senior Dominick Tironi will face off against some of the best culinary students in North America next month when he heads to Napa Valley, Calif., for his chance to win the coveted S.Pellegrino Almost Famous Chef title and a one-year paid apprenticeship with a celebrity chef. 

Two gifts provide $3 million for academics, athletics

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 »


Victim's Bill of Rights

Paul Smith’s College – Victim’s Bill of Rights


In accordance with NYS Education Law Article 129-B § 6443 “Students’ Bill of Rights”; VAWA Pub. Law 113-4 and the Higher Education Act of 1965 as amended 20 USC 1092 (The Jeanne Clery Act) Paul Smith’s College has adopted the following Victim’s Bill of Rights.


All Paul Smith’s College community members have the right to:

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New report: Paul Smith's injects millions into North Country economy

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 »


Local environmentalist kicks off lecture series with citizen-science talk

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 »


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