Mar 04, 2014 — Filmmaker and ecologist John D. Liu is in the North Country this week. He's meeting with students and giving a talk "Choosing the Pathway to Sustainability: Ecological Restoration" at Clarkson University, St. Lawrence University and Paul Smith's College.
Liu is an American who lives in China. As a journalist, he covered some of the really big geopolitical stories of our time: the normalization of relations with China, and the collapse of the Soviet Union. He worked for CBS News for 10 years, and left there in 1990.
He's concentrated on ecological film making since the mid-1990s. He's written, produced and directed films on grasslands and deserts, stories where the interaction of people and the land has not worked so well--ruined landscapes and also their restoration. Go to full article
Feb 13, 2014 — It can be scary when you can't get hold of someone. Most people these days are always reachable in some way, whether it's by cell phone, text, email, or Facebook.
Today's college students are part of the first generation to have grown up with social media, and St. Lawrence University lecturer Jennifer MacGregor is interested in how that's impacted their psychological development.
So MacGregor conducted an experiment: as part of her course "Identity in the Internet Age" she recently had her students "unplug" from the internet and social media for 12 days. Go to full article
Dec 11, 2013 — For over a century, first memories have been the subject of hundreds of investigations and academic studies. The age of a person's earliest recollections, the content of... Go to full article
Canton, NY, Nov 12, 2013 — Ogdensburg native and St. Lawrence University graduate Tessa Mellas returns to campus this week to read some of her award-winning stories. Tessa Mellas recently won the Iowa... Go to full article
Nov 05, 2013 — We're "gaining dark" as winter approaches. That's good news for astronomer Aileen O'Donoghue. There's just more and more time to get outside and see the stars and planets now... Go to full article
Oct 11, 2013 — The Alexander String Quartet will present a free concert at noon in St. Lawrence University's Peterson-Kermani Performance Hall. The San Francisco-based quartet consists of... Go to full article
Oct 09, 2013 — St. Lawrence University held a formal gathering last evening honoring Gunnison Chapel and its carillon- damaged in a fire early Sunday. There were speeches, and choral... Go to full article