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2019 Summer Research Fellows’ Presentations

2019 Summer Research Fellows’ Presentations

at the Kelly Adirondack Center August 13, 2019 7:00 p.m.     Each summer, the Kelly Adirondack Center funds two summer fellowships. The goal of the program is to support students doing scholarly work on the Adirondacks under the guidance of a faculty sponsor. The range of inquiry supported is broad and ideally interdisciplinary. This summer Carlos Piedad and Claire Hadelman have worked with faculty to explore the Adirondack Research Library’s collections and connections and to build a deeper understanding of social, political, environmental, and economic connections in the...

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Falling for the Adirondacks: Autumn Photography with Manuel Palacios

Falling for the Adirondacks: Autumn Photography with Manuel Palacios

Thursday, September 19, 2019 7:00 p.m. Reamer Auditorium   Manny is a local freelance outdoor photographer. He has spent countless days and nights wandering around and basking in the beauty of the Adirondack State Park in New York. For him, landscape photography is not just a means for documenting moments, but rather a way to feel and artistically interpret landscapes. He is fascinated with night, twilight and astrophotography, and he is constantly pushing photography to its technical limits. “The reason I love landscape photography is that a landscape is an inviting living space....

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Blacks in the Adirondacks with Author Sally Svenson

Blacks in the Adirondacks with Author Sally Svenson

  Band at a Lake George Hotel, 1890s, J. A. Thatcher, courtesy of Historical Society of the Town of Bolton Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Old Chapel, Union College Campus 5:30 Presentation, Refreshments from 5:00   When Sally Svenson mentioned to people during the several years that she was researching and writing about the history of blacks in the Adirondacks, the typical response was, “What blacks?” For, indeed, Adirondack inhabitants have been and still are primarily white. But there were black residents in the region during the one hundred years she examined between 1850 and 1950: farmers...

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150th Anniversary of Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

150th Anniversary of Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks

We’re celebrating the 150th anniversary of   Adventures in the Wilderness; or, Camp-Life in the Adirondacks   with an exhibit and lecture by Murray’s great great grandson and Union alum Randall Beach   Exhibit opening, lecture, and Murray’s Fools Distilling Co. tasting January 31, 2019 7:00 p.m. at the Kelly Adirondack Center   This event is free and open to the public.   In 1869 William H. H. Murray published a book containing a series of articles on the merits of camping in the wilderness of the Adirondacks. His combination of practical advice and...

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Hell and High Water: New York’s Response to the Challenge of Climate Change

Hell and High Water: New York’s Response to the Challenge of Climate Change

Mark Lowery New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Policy Analyst February 6, 2019 1:00 p.m. Reamer Auditorium on the Union College Campus This event is free and open to the public. No tickets or registration necessary. Lunch will be served.   The fall of 2018 brought the release of three important climate change reports: the Fourth National Climate Assessment, the Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5°C, and the Emissions Gap Report 2018. Taken together, these reports provide the strongest warnings yet that failure to achieve rapid and significant reductions of...

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Adirondack Fish Stories

Adirondack Fish Stories

UCALL and the Kelly Adirondack Center present Lisa Holst   Rare Fish Unit Leader in the Bureau of Fisheries at the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation     Wednesday, May 1, 2019   in Reamer Auditorium, Union College Campus   5:30 p.m. Presentation, Refreshments from 5:00 p.m.   This event is free and open to the public.     Join us for a brief history of the fish communities of the Adirondacks, including the history of degradation that shaped the Adirondack Park Preserve. Holst will briefly touch on effects of acid rain and invasive...

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