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Paul Smith's, The College of the Adirondacks is set in the Adirondacks on the shores of Lower St. Regis Lake. Programs include Biology; Business; Culinary Arts and Service Management; Natural Resources; Recreation, Adventure Travel and Ecotourism, Fish and Wildlife Technology; Forest Recreation or Forest Technician; Liberal Arts; Ecology and Environment Technology; Hotel and Restaurant Management; Outdoor Recreation; Surveying; or Urban Tree Management.

Paul Smith's College is a founding member of NCPR's Adirondack News Fund, and hosts our Adirondack News Bureau.

NCPR's long-running series on the natural world, Natural Selections, is co-hosted by Paul Smith's College biologist, Dr. Curt Stager.

Montreal artist Aquil Virani (in gray) chats over a collection of doodles with a group of new students at Paul Smiths College.  Photo:  Todd Moe
Montreal artist Aquil Virani (in gray) chats over a collection of doodles with a group of new students at Paul Smiths College. Photo: Todd Moe

Aquil Virani: revealing the artist in everyone

New artwork created during Welcome Week at Paul Smiths College will be unveiled this afternoon. A Canadian visual artist worked with first year Paul Smiths students over the weekend on a community art project.

The idea sounds simple enough -- hand out slips of paper to students and ask them to create a doodle that will added to a larger triptych. But, what about those who say they can't draw? Todd Moe talks with Montreal artist and graphic designer Aquil Virani about revealing the artist in everyone and how art can bring people together.  Go to full article
Celia Evans, lower right, teaches Russian students some of her favorite songs. Photo: Celia Evans

Teaching and learning in Siberia

This fall, an ecology professor at Paul Smiths College traveled thousands of miles to learn about a new culture, and share a bit about life in the Adirondacks. Celia Evans was awarded a Fulbright Scholarship to teach and conduct research in Siberia. She, and her two daughters, spent three months in Russia's Altai Republic studying primary school students' relationships to their environment, community and culture.

Evans, who also shared her love of folk music with her Russian hosts, told Todd Moe that she also wanted to find out how students in Siberia are learning about their natural world compared with students in the North Country.  Go to full article
Paul Smiths College will ban all tobacco products, including chew and cigarettes, by August 2014.  (Photo: Wikipedia)

Tobacco ban at Paul Smiths College sparks debate

Paul Smiths College in the Adirondacks announced earlier this month that it plans to phase out the use of all tobacco products on its campus and on its affiliated properties.

That will include visitors to the nearby the Paul Smiths VIC, with its ski and hiking trails.

The change will happen over the next two years, with all tobacco products banned by August 2014.

Tobacco is a known carcinogen that kills nearly half a million Americans every year.  Go to full article
Josh Jones studies at Paul Smiths College. Photo: Mark Kurtz

Young veterans struggle in civilian economy

Sunday, across the North Country, small towns held parades and ceremonies honoring the region's veterans. But as the wars wind down in Afghanistan and Iraq, experts say more...  Go to full article
Student Conservation Association president  Dale Penny.  He's one of the guest speakers Saturday at the Paul Smiths College VIC.   Photo: SCA

Green groups seek better communication, collaboration

Leaders from the region's environmental and conservation groups will gather at the Paul Smiths College VIC on Saturday to talk about improving communication, collaborations...  Go to full article

New music from "The Road" with Celia Evans

Adirondack singer/songwriter Celia Evans will release her newest cd at a party at the Paul Smiths College VIC tonight. She calls this her fourth and most favorite...  Go to full article
Richard Crossley

Preview: Great Adirondack Birding Celebration

Birders of every skill level are gathering at the Paul Smiths College VIC this weekend for the 2012 Great Adirondack Birding Celebration. The annual event includes birding...  Go to full article
Paul Smiths student Brooks Worden earned the nickname "The Mushroom Man" during the hunt.

Into the woods for morel mania

Those who love edible wild mushrooms, cousins of the grocery store variety, also enjoy the annual spring hunt for one of the most elusive -- the morel. May is morel month in...  Go to full article
Brian McDonnell has led the effort to revitalize the Paul Smiths VIC. Photos: Brian Mann

Revitalized Paul Smiths VIC debuts in tough winter

It's shaping up to be another tough week weather-wise for the North Country. Rain and temperatures in the forties forced volunteer crews in Saranac Lake to suspend work on...  Go to full article
Chloe Erickson

Moving the World: building community resources in Morocco

In our occasional series, Moving the World, we meet North Country people who take their skills, expertise and resources to share with communities around the globe. ...  Go to full article

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