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Upstate Institute seeks student applications for housing data project

By Upstate Institute on January 31, 2011

The Upstate Institute at Colgate University is seeking applications for an Upstate Institute Fellow to conduct research and collect data on housing in the Village of Hamilton. The Fellow will develop a survey of approximately 200 individuals to obtain data on the factors that weigh into the decision of potential Colgate employees to i) accept a position at the college and ii) to choose to live in or near the campus and the village of Hamilton. Read more

Upstate Institute hosts National Abolition Hall of Fame Induction

By Upstate Institute on January 22, 2011
Nellie K. Edmonston and William E. Edmonston, Jr. Ph.D present on National Abolitionist Hall of Fame inductee George Gavin Ritchie.

Nellie K. Edmonston and William E. Edmonston, Jr. Ph.D present on National Abolitionist Hall of Fame inductee George Gavin Ritchie.

Join the Upstate Institute and the National Abolition Hall of Fame hosted the 2011 Induction Ceremony on October 22nd at Colgate University. Abby Kelly Foster, Jermain Wesley Loguen, and George Gavin Ritchie were inducted into the hall at the event, and several presentations honored their life-long commitment to the abolishment of slavery. Read more

Philanthropy Council grant applications now available

By Upstate Institute on January 21, 2011

The Student Philanthropy Council (SPC), currently in its fifth year, is a student-driven foundation operating out of the Upstate Institute at Colgate University. The SPC is accepting grant applications from non-profit organizations operating in the Central Upstate New York region for strategic initiatives that sustain or establish training and education programs focusing on health, vocational skills, environmental issues, literacy and college preparation. Successful applicants will propose initiatives that:

  • Show measurable impact after a one year period
  • Demonstrate long-term sustainability of the program

Preferences will be given to initiatives that collaborate within the community. Grant applications for requests from $1,000 to $6,000 will be accepted. The total funding available for this round is $10,000 made possible by the Brennan Family Foundation. Deadline for submission is Monday, March 7, 2011.

The Request for Proposals can be accessed through the Student Philanthropy Council website.
Two information sessions have been scheduled for potential applicants to meet with members of the Student Philanthropy Council to discuss ideas and questions. These sessions will take place on Wednesday, February 9 and Tuesday, February 15 at 6:00-8:00 pm in the office of the Upstate Institute, 109 Lathrop Hall, Colgate University (for directions to Colgate and a campus map, please see http://www.colgate.edu/about/directionsandmaps).

For any questions or additional information, please contact Student Philanthropy Council member Gray Huffard at (203) 428-1999 or Griffin O’Shea at (631)707-3667 or upstatespc@mail.colgate.edu.

Students may apply for law project

By Upstate Institute on January 17, 2011

The Upstate Institute is accepting applications, through January 17, 2011, for students interested in working with Project Attorney Susan Conn on the Consumer Bankrupty Law Project. READ MORE

Proactive approaches to managing impacts of Marcellus Shale development conference

By Upstate Institute on January 15, 2011

2011 Finger Lakes Environment and Development Conference
Proactive Approaches to Managing Impacts of Marcellus Shale Development

July 21-22, 2011
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Geneva, NY

This 2-day conference will provide education, information resources, and practical knowledge regarding potential costs and benefits of shale gas development in NY, for the purpose of facilitating informed decision-making by individuals, non-profit organizations, municipalities, health professionals, planners and their Quigleycounsel. Registration Fee includes meals, on campus parking and printed conference materials. Read more

Field School applications available

By Upstate Institute on January 10, 2011

Applications for community and government organizations that are interested in proposing a project for a Field School Fellow are now available. Applications are due on February 11, 2011.

Applications for Colgate students interested in a Field School Fellowship will be available on this website on Friday, February 11, 2011

Update: All application periods for the summer of 2011 are now closed.

Nicole Simpson named Burke Chair

By Upstate Institute on January 1, 2011
Nicole Simpson

Nicole Simpson, Associate Professor of Economics

Nicole Simpson, Associate Professor of Economics, has been named the first Gretchen Hoadley Burke, ’81 Endowed Chair in Regional Studies. Simpson will serve in the position from January 1, 2011 through June 30, 2012. The chair supports scholarly research that contributes to knowledge to benefit the Upstate region and communities. Read more