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Centers and Institutes

Think broadly. Wonder, wander, and soak up new knowledge as it’s being developed or new art as it’s being created. At Hartwick, there’s a range of centers, institutes, and exhibitions–even a museum, laboratory, and an observatory–that enrich intellectual and campus life. Among them:

The Center for Professional, Service, and Global Engagement (PSGE), which is one of the most important student resources on campus. It is "Your Passage to the Life You Want to Lead." It's a resource for job-shadowing experiences, internships, community-based service learning, career information, jobs, alternatives to employment, general graduate school advising, scholarships and fellowships, J Term programs, semester-long study abroad, and international student services. More about the Center for Professional, Service, and Global Engagement (PSGE)...

Ernest B. Wright Observatory, which consists of a four-meter (13-foot) diameter domed building and an adjacent astronomy classroom building located high atop Oyaron Hill, provides astronomy students with great tools for observation. More about Wright Observatory…

Hartwick’s Amphibian Research Laboratory (ARL), which enhances student-faculty collaborative research in amphibian biology, cytogenetics, developmental evolutionary biology, ecology, toxicology, and bioengineering. The National Science Foundation-funded ARL is equipped with state-of-the-art microscopes and workstations for computer-assisted image analysis, and has been at the forefront of research in deformed amphibians, one of the most prominent environmental issues of the past 15 years. The ARL also is the leading research center in the United States for salamander cytogenetics. Our student and faculty researchers have produced more than 40 publications—peer-reviewed research articles, book chapters, and a book. More about the Amphibian Research Laboratory...

Institute for Ancient Equestrian Studies, which brings scholars and students together to study the domestication and role of horses in ancient life, has made mind-changing discoveries in recent years. More about the Institute for Ancient Equestrian Studies…

The Paul F. Cooper Jr. Archives, which is dedicated to Dr. Paul Fenimore Cooper Jr. (1930-88), who generously bequeathed the Judge William Cooper Papers to the Hartwick College Archives. More about the Archives...

Pine Lake Institute for Environmental and Sustainability Studies, which actively engages the Hartwick community in education, research, and experiential learning and living opportunities that promote ecological stewardship and economic, social, and environmental sustainability. In addition to overseeing Hartwick's Pine Lake Environmental Campus, Challenge Education, and Awakening, the Pine Lake Institute coordinates Hartwick's sustainability efforts, the College's annual Campus Theme, summer courses at Pine Lake, and more. More about the Pine Lake Institute...

U.S. Colored Troops Institute for Local & Family History, which promotes original historical and genealogical research about the 200,000 colored men and their 7,000 white officers who comprised the U.S. Colored Troops during the American Civil War, is an unusually rich resource. More about the USCT Institute for Local & Family History…

The Yager Museum of Art & Culture, which features changing and permanent exhibitions derived from traveling exhibits and the museum's excellent anthropological, Native American, and fine arts collections, also offers a museum studies minor. More about the Yager Museum of Art & Culture...

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