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Thursday, January 2, 2014 - 10:36am

The presidents of the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium today issued a statement rejecting the American Studies Association’s call for a boycott of academic institutions in Israel. 


The statement reads:


We the Presidents of the six schools that make up the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium (Colgate University, Hamilton College, Hobart and William Smith Colleges, St. Lawrence University, Skidmore College, Union College) reject...

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 3:00pm

 Innovation and the Liberal Arts College (Johns Hopkins University Press, 2013) is a compilation of writings based on the presentations at last year's conference on the future of the liberal arts, held at Lafayette College. The book was edited by Rebecca Chopp, Susan Frost, and Daniel H. Weiss.  Read more about this new release here.

Monday, December 2, 2013 - 2:35pm



Wednesday, September 18, 2013 - 10:09am

A new study commissioned by Northeastern University has found that "American adults and employers want colleges to produce graduates who can think critically and creatively, and can communicate orally and in writing." Sounds like another endorsement for liberal-arts colleges! Read the story.

Tuesday, September 17, 2013 - 9:48am
Union College, along with colleagues from around the New York Six Consortium, is hosting a "The Humanities and Technology Camp" (THATCamp) on September 26 and 27, focused on "Humanities + Engineering." Apart from sessions proposed on the spot, and many opportunities to mix and mingle,THATCamp will offer hands-on workshops on topics as diverse as 3D printing, social robotics, philosophies of technology, music and electrical engineering, digital mapping, and others. 
Wednesday, September 11, 2013 - 2:55pm

Dear NY6 Colleagues,

As one of the 4Humanities@NY6 ( events in the upcoming year, Christine Henseler (Union College) has lined up Alan Liu to present "Values, Strategies, and Technologies for Humanities Advocacy in the Digital Age." Mark your calenders now for this important event at Union College on ...

Tuesday, May 28, 2013 - 12:43pm

St. Lawrence University seeks an innovative, creative and service-oriented colleague as our next Science Librarian. 


Reporting to the Director of Libraries, the Science Librarian oversees the Launders Science Library, supervises the Science Library staff, manages the collections and is the primary liaison to students, faculty and staff in the sciences.  Activities include outreach to science departments regarding resources, services, and spaces, providing in-depth reference...

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 10:09am

Nearly 50 faculty and staff attended the New York Six Upstate Symposium at Union College on Monday, April 1. The event featured a keynote address by Kenneth Adams, President, CEO, and Commissioner of New York's Empire State Development Corporation, who called for the expansion of partnerships between business and higher education to improve the Upstate economy.


Following Adams's talk, participants attended sessions on community engagement, service learning, sustainability,and...

Monday, March 4, 2013 - 3:21pm

What Is Digital Scholarship? Culturomics. Networked science. Big data. Digital humanities. Personal cyberinfrastructures. Computational thinking. Are these mere buzz words, or does digital scholarship offer the learned professions something truly new? This talk explores this question, from Vannevar Bush's Memex to ways in which personal, networked computing offers us new ways to think about, and experience, communication, metaphoricity, and metacognition.

Friday, January 11, 2013 - 3:19pm

The New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium will launch a new speaker series on Tuesday, Jan. 29, by hosting W. Gardner Campbell, a leading scholar in digital learning and technology. The presentation, titled “What is Digital Scholarship?” will begin at 12:55 p.m. in Olin Auditorium on the Union College campus. The discussion is free and open to the public.


Culturomics. Networked science. Big data. Digital humanities. Personal cyberinfrastructures. Computational thinking. Are...