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February 1, 2010 - February 7, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Classroom in Zankel Music Center
Professor Charles Joseph teaching a class in the new Zankel Music Center

NSF grant to fund new research initiative
Cathy Gibson heads new project that will support interdisciplinary research.

Campus responds to crisis in Haiti
Educational and philanthropic events will support relief efforts in earthquake-devastated country.

Lives of the Hudson events announced
Several public events use Tang exhibition as focal point.

NSF grant to support changes in chemistry curriculum

Kim Frederick takes lead on two-year project.

College receives $750K Mellon Foundation grant
Funds provided for faculty "bridge" appointments

Faculty-Staff Achievements
New publications by Ela Lepkowska-White and Victor Cahn; a USA Today column by Mary Zeiss Stange; and more.

Thoroughbred Athletics
Both basketball teams beat RPI; ice hockey ties Tufts; and more.

Daily Events

Monday 2/1

  Haiti Teach-In
Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Case Center: The Spa

The teach-in is designed not only to educate our community about Haiti and its people, but also, to make connections to a range of related topics, all in a less formal setting. The event will feature remarks from several faculty and staff members, music, updates from student groups, and an open mic for those interested in sharing their thoughts.

Tuesday 2/2

"Why Athletics?" Coach-Faculty-Student Pedagogy Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center: Multipurpose Room

This pedagogy session will be in a panel discussion format. The Thoroughbred Society Induction is immediately following.

Discussion: "The renewal of the Afghanistan war: who is carrying the burden?"
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Case Center: ICC

Religious Life Dialogues?an opportunity to look at current issues from a religious perspective. Every Tuesday, 5:30 to 6:30 (food available at 5:00) in the ICC.

Tues. Feb. 2?The renewal of the Afghanistan war: who is carrying the burden?

Led by Rick Chrisman, Religious and Spiritual Life Office.

  Women's Basketball vs. Union
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center

  Men's Basketball vs. Union
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center

Wednesday 2/3

  Off-Campus Study Fair (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:30 AM- 2:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall: 2nd Floor

Annual informational fair for study abroad and domestic off-campus study opportunities. Please visit our Web site for more details.

Thursday 2/4

  Climate Change, Human Rights and Forced Migration
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Gannet Auditorium

Fifty miles off the coast of Papua New Guinea, a remote island community is preparing to leave their ancestral homeland. The Carteret Islanders are among some of the world?s first environmental refugees. Small island communities like the Carterets stand at the front lines of climate change. Rising seas contaminate their fresh water and gardening land, erode the shoreline and contribute to severe and often devastating weather. As their beloved homeland disappears into the sea, the Carteret Islanders will lose their connection to their culture, history, and close community.

Producer/Director Jennifer Redfearn spent two months with the Carteret Islanders as they searched for a new place to call home on higher ground. Ms. Redfearn will present the story of the Carteret Islanders through Google Earth, video footage from her upcoming documentary Sun Come Up, and a first hand account of one of the first community-wide evacuations due to climate change. More information about the project can be found online:

Jennifer Redfearn is a New York-based director, producer, and writer. She has worked on programming for PBS, the Discovery Channel, TLC, and independent productions. Jennifer is currently directing Sun Come Up, an independent documentary following the relocation of some of the world?s first environmental refugees. Prior to this, she co-produced a two-hour special for WGBH/NOVA, and she produced a medical series for Discovery. Jennifer comes to documentary filmmaking with a background in environmental and research science. She has conducted research at the world?s premiere tropical research station in Costa Rica and the world?s second largest coral reef in Belize. She holds a Bachelor?s degree in environmental studies from Wellesley College and a Master?s degree in journalism from Columbia University.

Friday 2/5

The Academy - a program of Carnegie Hall, The Juilliard School, and the Weill Music Institute
Time: 12:15 PM- 12:30 PM

Location: Scribner Library: Lobby

15 minute Informance (Shostakovich) in Scribner Library Lobby

  Haiti Benefit Event: Garage Sale at the Campus Club Fair
Time: 3:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Case Center

"Garage Sale" at the Campus Club Fair with proceeds to go toward Haiti relief efforts. Father Philippe Joseph of Fonkozé, a respected microfinancing institution in Haiti that serves the needs of the poor, will give a talk at some point during this event.

Faculty Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Gannett Auditorium

  Ice Hockey vs. Univ. of New England
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga Springs Ice Rink

Carnegie Hall Premieres featuring Ensemble ACJW
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center: Helen Ladd Concert Hall

Carnegie Hall Premieres featuring Ensemble ACJW Prokofiev:Quintet, Op. 39 (for oboe, clarinet, violin, viola, double bass) David Bruce: Gumboots, for clarinet and string quartet Shostakovich: Piano Trio No. 2 in E minor, Op. 67 Pre-concert discussion moderated by Thomas Denny 7 pm

Saturday 2/6

  Skidmore Women's Swimming & Diving Invite
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center

  Ice Hockey vs. Univ. of Southern Maine
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Saratoga Springs Ice Rink

Dunkerley Dialogue lecture with Fred Tomaselli
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Payne Room

Dunkerley Dialogue lecture with artist Fred Tomaselli.

Opening Reception for Fred Tomaselli
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum

Opening Reception for Fred Tomaselli. Exhibition runs through June 6, 2010

18th Annual Ujima Fashion Show
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Join Ujima for their 18th Annual Fashion Show! The Ujima Fashion Show gives Ujima members and other Skidmore student participants a showcase for fashion savvy and artistic talent.

Ongoing Events

  [6/6 - 4/25] Amazement Park: Stan, Sara and Johannes VanDerBeek

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Tang Museum

Amazement Park; Stan, Sara and Johannes VanDerBeek-a yearlong exhibition

  [7/18 - 3/14] "Lives of the Hudson"

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Tang Museum

"Lives of the Hudson" exhibition at the Tang Museum

  [11/16 - 12/13] Sunday Eucharist
Time: 8:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel