The Adirondack Studies Program

The Kelly Adirondack Center provides Union with an extraordinary resource for expanding multi-disciplinary studies of the Adirondacks. The College’s strengths in natural and social sciences, arts, humanities and engineering allow students and faculty to develop a multi-faceted understanding of the Adirondacks and the region’s attendant issues, challenges, and opportunities.


Kelly Adirondack Center Programs 

Lunch and Learn Series 

A yearlong series of lectures and discussions focused on a specific academic area relating to the history, culture, and environment of the Adirondacks. For more information about the 2014-2015 Lunch and Learn Series, Contested Terrain with Professor Philip Terrie, please click here.

The Adirondack Lecture and Concert Series 

An interdisciplinary lecture, performance, and concert series that focuses on topics and issues related to the Adirondacks. 

The Adirondack Art Series 

A series of art exhibitions focused on the Adirondacks.

Adirondack Week 

A program offered during the spring term that features lectures, excursions, panel discussions and events dedicated to the study of Adirondacks.

Adirondack Mini-Term 

A three-week course that teaches students about the environment, history, and culture of the Adirondacks.  

Summer Research Fellows 

This program offers students the opportunity to pursue an independent research project on a range of Adirondack related topics.

Faculty Research Fellows 

A one year program that supports College faculty in their scholarly or creative work and research on topics related to the Adirondacks.