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Union receives grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to highlight the Adirondacks

Union receives grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to highlight the Adirondacks

  NOVEMBER 16, 2017 Union has been awarded a $250,000 presidential leadership grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to strengthen its Adirondack Studies initiative. The three-year grant will develop a new Adirondack mini-term, which will combine classroom work with experiential learning though guided trips to local communities, historic sites and places that will educate students about a region that has influenced writers, artists and philosophers. It will also help provide greater accessibility to the Adirondack Research Library, which is housed at the College’s Kelly Adirondack...

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Winter 2017 Newsletter

Winter 2017 Newsletter

Learn about Mielke Fellow Sonia Sandoval using the Adirondack Wall as a 3D model of conservation, the upcoming exhibit, “Parts but Little Known: Maps of the Adirondacks from 1556,” and our lecture series Living with the Land.

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AJES Volume 21 Available & Online

AJES Volume 21 Available & Online

Union College and the Adirondack Research Consortium have partnered to publish Volume 21 of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES). Geological study of the Adirondacks began in the 1830s with the forays of Ebenezer Emmons, under the aegis of New York State. Scientific research has continued unabated, and in recent years, great strides have been made in unraveling the complexities of the plate tectonic history, bedrock geology, glacial processes, and soil/water systems. Much of this research has been spurred by economic and environmental concerns, but in the main, the...

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AJES Volume 20 Online

AJES Volume 20 Online

Union College and the Adirondack Research Consortium have partnered to publish Volume 20 of the Adirondack Journal of Environmental Studies (AJES). The avian-themed edition features Teddy Roosevelt’s summer bird list and Larry Master’s Christmas bird count. Leading scientists have contributed research to the journal including, “Songbird Research from Sphagnum Bog to Alpine Summit” by Amy Sauer and David Evers, and “State of the Birds in Exurbia” by Michale Glennon and Heidi Kretser. In all, this edition features 11 articles, one organizational profile of Northern New York Audubon, and color...

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