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Celebrate Launch of North Country's First Green Data Center & New Research Facility at Clarkson University Monday

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The community is invited to join Clarkson University President Tony Collins this Monday, December 5, for a public celebration that recognizes a tremendous partnership grant from IBM in support of research, advanced computing analytics and the University’s commitment to sustainability; and for a special announcement with Assemblywoman Addie Russell that initiates renovation plans for Clarkson’s historic Old Main building as a research facility for Beacon Institute for Rivers and Estuaries, a subsidiary of Clarkson University, that will include the North Country’s first green data center.

Clarkson University’s Old MainMonday, December 5, Clarkson University Student Center:

8:15 a.m. - Coffee Reception with the Campus, Presenters and Guests (Java City in Student Center)
9 a.m. - Celebration Announcement (Student Center Forum)
9:30 a.m. - Faculty & Student Presentations: Virtualization and Smarter Water (Student Center Forum)
Noon - Introduction to Beacon Institute for Rivers & Estuaries, its mission and research with focus on IBM (Student Center Multipurpose Rooms)

To RSVP by Friday, December 2, or get more information, please contact Maureen Fisher at or 315-268-4153.

Clarkson University launches leaders into the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as a CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. Located just outside the Adirondack Park in Potsdam, N.Y., Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university for undergraduates with select graduate programs in signature areas of academic excellence directed toward the world’s pressing issues. Through 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, sciences and health sciences, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and engineering innovation with enterprise.

Photo caption: Clarkson University’s Old Main.

[News directors and editors: For more information, contact Annie Harrison, Director of Media Relations, at 315-268-6764 or]

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