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Partnership with Good Nature Farm Brewery will provide research, field work opportunities

By Upstate Institute on January 28, 2015

As Good Nature Farm Brewery prepares to expand their facility to a five acre site south of campus, the Upstate Institute looks forward to partnering with them to create local research and learning opportunities for students and faculty. The Upstate Institute will host owners Carrie Blackmore ’08 and Matt Whalen at a brown bag event on Friday, February 20 in 207 Lathrop Hall to discuss their expansion plans. Staff from the Upstate Institute will talk about some of the partnerships the expansion will provide for Colgate.

The brown bag event will begin at 12:20 pm. Wraps will be provided; please bring your own drink.

More information about the partnership is available on the Colgate University website.

Field School Applications for summer 2015 now available

By Upstate Institute on January 21, 2015
Field school participants

We match students with regional organizations to develop and implement projects bolstering organizational capacity.

The Upstate Institute is currently accepting applications from current Colgate students who are interested in conducting research with a local organization through the Upstate Institute Summer Field School. The Field School partners students with not-for-profit, community, or municipal organizations to conduct research projects that have a positive social, economic, cultural or environmental impact on the Upstate region. Through a Field School Fellowship, students strengthen their skills while building the capacity of the community organization with which they are working. The Field School allows students to develop a deeper understanding of the issues facing Upstate New York and a stronger appreciation for what the region has to offer.  Read more

Colgate Faculty May Apply for Course Development Grants

By Upstate Institute on January 5, 2015

Colgate Faculty may apply for an Upstate Institute course development grant through March 20, 2015. Course Development Grants provide faculty with the resources necessary to offer students immediate opportunities to apply research skills in the support of local agencies that exist to provide service to the community. A Course Development Grant will support a course that provides a community-based research component in one or more disciplines while addressing a significant, community-identified need. 

Applications are available on our Faculty Resources page.