Office of Communications
February 8, 2010 - February 14, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Zankel Opens!

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Zankel Music Center opens!
A large, enthusiastic audience responded warmly to the inaugural performance: a program by Ensemble ACJW in the Carnegie Hall Premieres series.

Annual Student Art Exhibition open Feb. 9
An enduring campus tradition draws a record number of submissions; awards to be presented at the opening reception.

Black History Month events announced
Guest speaker Barbara Love and a panel featuring guests from area colleges are on the calendar.

National College Comedy Festival upcoming
The 21st annual show features student laugh-meisters from 20 colleges and universities.

Spring Research Colloquium to spotlight Moore's research
Social Work scholar to share findings on her Hartford Foundation-supported work with veterans.

Saratoga Reads announces events
Schedule includes activities for younger readers.

Faculty-Staff Activities
Award for Robin Adams; board appointment for Marie Glotzbach, and more.

Thoroughbred Athletics
Women's basketball team continues streak; clinches playoff with a road win over William Smith.

Daily Events

Monday 2/8

Peter C. Mancall Lecture
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Payne Room

Professor Mancall will be speaking on his new book, Fatal Journey: The Final Expedition of Henry Hudson - A Tale of Mutiny and Murder in the Arctic (Basic Books, 2009)

Peter C. Mancall, Professor of History and Anthropology and Vice-Provost for Research Advancement at the University of Southern California; and Director of the USC-Huntington Library Early Modern Studies Institute


Tuesday 2/9

"Lives of the Hudson" walk through with visiting scholar
Time: 11:45 AM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Wachenheim Gallery

"Lives of the Hudson" walk through with visiting scholar Peter C. Mancall, Professor of History and Anthropology, University of Southern California and Tom Lewis, Professor of English, Skidmore College and co-curator of the exhibition.


FEATURED EVENT
  Schick Reception: 2010 Skidmore Student Exhibition
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center: Schick Art Gallery

Guest juror for this year's Skidmore Student Exhibition is NYC artist Dawn Clements. She will select a number of works in a variety of media that were completed by Skidmore students during 2009. Original ceramics, communication design, drawing and painting, electronic media, fiber arts, metals, photography, printmaking, and sculpture will be submitted. About one third of submissions are typically chosen for exhibit, and around 200 entries are received annually. Visit the gallery website for details.


Spiritual Journeys
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Case Center: ICC

The next Religious Life Dialogue is the first installment this semester of "Spiritual Journeys," fearturing a student and a faculty or staff member presenting their travels to, around, from or beyond faith.


Stereotype Threat Workshop (Open to students only)
Time: 10:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Intercultural Center

Join OSDP as we discuss the significance of stereotype threat on our campus and in our lives. The basic premise of stereotype threat is that a person?s ?social identity??defined as group membership in categories such as age, gender, religion, and ethnicity?has significance when ?rooted in concrete situations.? Claude Steele, who first outlined this theory, defines these situations as ?identity contingencies??settings in which a person is treated according to a specific social identity. Light refreshments will be served.


Wednesday 2/10

FEATURED EVENT
  Skidmore Student Exhibition - Artist Lecture by Juror Dawn Clements
Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Payne Room

Guest juror for this year's Skidmore Student Exhibition in Schick Art Gallery is NYC artist Dawn Clements, who will select a number of works in a variety of media that were completed by Skidmore students during 2009. Clements will also give an illustrated lecture following the opening reception (see Feb. 9) for the Student Exhibition to give the community a deeper understanding of her own work and studio practice. She will touch briefly upon her jurying experience at Skidmore as well. Visit the Schick Art Gallery website for details.


Thursday 2/11

  Interest Meeting- Paris Fall Seminar 2010 (Open to students only)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Tisch Learning Center: 205

Information session about studying abroad in Paris with the 2010 Paris Fall Seminar, to be led by Government professor Tim Burns. **Prior French language study is not required for this program.


Pershing Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center: 2nd Fl. Conf. Room

Pershing helps financial services firms and advisors succeed by providing the technology, operational, trading, investment, and practice management ...


FEATURED EVENT
"The King-Gandhi Relationship and the Religious Dimension of the Civil Rights Movement" a lecture with Professor Barbara Love
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Gannett Auditorium

For Skidmore's annual MLK, Jr. observance, Professor Barbara Love, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, will speak about Rev. King and share a religious perspective on the success of the civil rights movement along with a discussion of King's commitment to non-violence and reliance on Gandhi's philosophy and methods.


FEATURED EVENT
Panel Discussion: "Picturing the Hudson"
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Payne Room

Panel Discussion: "Picturing the Hudson" with Greg Pfitzer, The Douglas Family Chair in American Culture, History and Literary and Interdisciplinary Studies; artist Alan Michelson and columnist Fred LeBrun.


  Haiti Benefit Event: Harmony for Haiti
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Help support the relief effort in Haiti by joining us for one of the first concerts to be held in the new Zankel Music Building! Featuring performances by Skidmore's a cappella groups (the Accents, Bandersnatchers, Drastic Measures, Dynamics and Sonneteers), student-faculty bands as previously seen at Beatlemore Skidmania, and hosted/MCed by members of Skidmore's theater clubs.


Friday 2/12

Alumni Back to Campus Info Session on the Federal Reserve Bank: Ari Morse '09 (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center: 2nd Floor Conference Room

Ari works at the Board of Governors for the Federal Reserve Bank in Monetary Affairs-Money Market Analysis. He will talk about his job and the Research Associate position he recently listed here at his Alma mater. This position is perfect for students considering a future in economics or a related profession.


"The Natural Sciences" (Open to faculty only)
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Ladd 307

Grants Writing Workshop open to all faculty


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

Location: Sports and Recreation Center


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

Location: Sports and Recreation Center


Saturday 2/13

  Women's Basketball vs. Vassar
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center


  Men's Basketball vs. Vassar
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center


Sunday 2/14

Food for the Heart and Soul (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Falstaff's

Food for the Heart & Soul is an annual UJIMA event to celebrate Valentine's day by mixing traditional Black cuisine with a focus on gendered issues in the Black community. Dinner is free and welcome to all. Please RSVP with Devon Childs by e-mail.


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


FEATURED EVENT
  [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


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