The Kelly Adirondack Center is proud to announce the summer research fellowship program for the summer of 2015. For the third year, two students will be invited to campus to pursue self-directed, issues-oriented research related to the Adirondacks. The goals of the fellowship...Read More
Tuesday, May 12 | 5:30 p.m. Refreshments, 6:00 p.m. Presentation | Kelly Adirondack Center | As part of Union College’s third annual Adirondack Week, the Kelly Adirondack Center will sponsor an exhibition and presentation featuring photographer Mark Bowie. His...Read More
Wednesday, May 13 | 7:00 p.m. | GE Theater at Proctor’s | Photo by Ken Rimany On Wednesday, May 13 at 7:00pm, The Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College presents Ricochet Duo [Rose Chancler, piano and Jane Boxall, marimba] in a multimedia program The Woodswoman Project:...Read More
Monday, May 11 | 6:30 p.m. | Old Chapel on Union College’s main campus | As part of Union College’s third annual Adirondack Week, Professor Phil Terrie will present a Dinner and Discussion lecture titled “State of the Adirondack Park, 2015.” He will...Read More
Adirondack Week 2015 May 10-14 Sunday, May 10 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. Student Hike to Tenant Creek Falls A moderate hike to Tenant Creek Falls, located north of Sacandaga Lake. The three-mile round trip hike features three picturesque waterfalls along the way. Transportation and...Read More
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In 2011, Union College strengthened its historic relationship with the Adirondacks by purchasing the former home of conservationist Paul Schaefer. The home, located in nearby Niskayuna, houses the Adirondack Research Library – the largest collection on the Adirondacks outside of the Adirondack Park.
The result is the Kelly Adirondack Center at Union College, which offers exciting opportunities to advance Union’s understanding of the mountains, wilderness and waterways of this tremendous natural resource. The Center allows Union to affirm its long connection with the Adirondacks, preserve the educational mission that has been central to the Adirondack Research Library and increase our curricular and co-curricular programming related to the Adirondacks.
Union College has a long history of intersecting in various ways with the Adirondack mountains and wilderness areas. Some of our earliest graduates had important relationships with the region, helping to shape conservation policy and popularize the recreational value of the area. Franklin Hough, Class of 1843, is considered the first chief of what was to become the U.S. Forestry Service, and Hough Peak in the northern Adirondacks bears his name. William James Stillman, Class of 1848, helped develop the region as a tourist destination by starting the Adirondacks Club, a summer excursion for literary and philosophical figures– including Ralph Waldo Emerson. William Fox, Class of 1860, served as the first Superintendent of the Adirondack Park.
A Sense of Place is a list proposed in response to President Stephen Ainlay’s initiative to encourage Union College students, faculty and staff to visit and to learn from the many attractive and educational places in our region. Each week a new location will be featured on the Kelly Adirondack Center webpage and subsequently archived to create an easily accessible master list.
These regional sites cover numerous academic disciplines: art, biology, engineering, geography, geology, history, literature, music, natural history, politics, theater and more. This list is dedicated to all students, staff, faculty and friends of Union College and hopefully it will serve to encourage fruitful relations between the College and its New York neighbors north, south, east and west. Although important and delightful, golf courses, ski centers, restaurants, automobile race tracks, movie houses, state and county fairs, amusement parks, and libraries are not listed.