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February 15, 2010 - February 21, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Student Art Show 2010
Artist Shirley Barkai '10 (left) with painting and friends, at the Student Art Exhibition (Carolyn Raider '10 photo)

'Harmony for Haiti' raises $3500 for Haiti relief effort
Funds will be divided evenly between Save the Children and Partners in Health.

Homer's works to be foundation of Classical World Lecture
Michigan's renowned Ruth Scodel to explore ancient Greek mind-reading skills.

Zankel Music Center to feature Brazilian Guitar Quartet
A rich month of music continues with the internationally acclaimed quartet performing music by Villa-Lobos.

Alum artist Josh Dorman to return, lecture
The award-winning artist to discuss "Imagined Geographies" Feb. 16.

Focus Skidmore to present 'Copenhagen Debriefing'
Guest speaker Lucy Van Hook, who was at the climate-change conference, will share her perspective.

Flip Phillips to present annual Ramsey Lecture
His topic: bridging the cultures of arts, sciences.

WAMC to air continuation of Glotzbach interview
In this installment, the discussion turns to college costs, tuition, and financial aid.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Faculty and staff share expertise via stories in an array of media.

Thoroughbred athletics
Senior athletes were honored this weekend, then both men's and women's basketball teams beat Vassar in the final home games of the season.

Daily Events

Monday 2/15

Peace Corps Information Table
Time: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center: 2nd Fl. Case Desk area

Peace Corps Volunteers work in the following areas: education, youth outreach, and community development; business development; agriculture and environment; health and HIV/AIDS; and information technology. Within these areas, the specific duties and responsiblities of each Volunteer can vary widely. Ask any Peace Corps Volunteer and he or she will tell you that everybody has a unique experience.

The Peace Corps' mission has three simple goals:

Helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women. Helping promote a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served. Helping promote a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans.

  Interest Meeting - Skidmore in Paris (Open to students only)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: 202

Information session about studying abroad in Paris. Spend a semester or full year with Skidmore in the "City of Light." It's never too early to plan, so come now to hear about eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Annual Classical World Lecture: : Mind-Reading in Homer's Odyssey
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Emerson Auditorium

People are constantly thinking about what other people think, feel, and believe. Homer delights in representing interactions in which characters can avoid saying exactly what they mean because they know that their interlocutors know what they are thinking about. How Homer shows the everyday mind-reading of his characters and exploits the mind-reading habits of his audience can tell us a great deal about the psychology of Homer's world.

Peace Corps Information Session
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Ladd Hall: 206

Info Table 12-2pm Case Center, 2nd Fl. Interviews throughout the day in Starbuck Center conference room for those that apply online on the Peace Corps website by January 29, 2010 (and are chosen to interview).

Focus Skidmore: Debriefing Copenhagen from the Ground with Lucy Van Hook
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Davis Auditorium

Lucy Van Hook, an independent carbon consultant, is currently managing the Carbon Quantification Project at The Maine Housing Authority, and has been since its inception in January 2008. Lucy has studied the ecology of climate change since 2000. She is part of a technical team that is developing a weatherization methodology to measure, monitor and sell the carbon emissions avoided from weatherizing single family and multi-family dwellings. The larger scope of the Carbon Project includes the development of a Project Document that will allow Housing Finance Agencies (HFAs) to quantify and sell carbon emission reductions from solar thermal installations and energy efficiency measures in the housing projects they sponsor. Lucy oversees the participation of the state HFAs that have joined the Program during the development stage, and will continue to do so as other interested agencies join the Program. Lucy is a Maine certified energy auditor, and received her BA in Biology and Environmental Studies from Bowdoin College.

Through her work, she will be attending the Copenhagen Climate Change conference and will offer the Skidmore community a look inside the conference from the perspective of a young person working in the climate change field.

Tuesday 2/16

Clarkson University MBA Programs Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: Case Center: 2nd Fl Burgess Cafe area

Come find out about Clarkson's various MBA programs

Clarkson University MBA Programs Info Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center: 2nd Fl Conf Room

Come find out more info about Clarkson's many MBA programs

Gender Studies Dinner (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn

Religious Life Dialogues
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Case Center: ICC

The topic of our Religious Life Dialogue this week is "Religion and Environmentalism today: convergence or divergence?" With Erica Fuller and Rick Chrisman.

"Identity & Politics: Our Place in Society" Raices Panel Discussion
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center: Moore Hall

Jose Cruz, Professor of Political Science at University at Albany and author of "Identity and Power: Puerto Rican Politics and the Challenge of Ethnicity", a case study of identity politics in Hartford and Edwin Vargas, Hartford Public School Teacher and Federation of Teachers national representative, will speak on how identity politics functions and operates on the state, local, and university levels with a view to the question of whether identity politics is a good thing or a bad thing. Please come and help Skidmore become a better place by understanding the complexities of identity politics and whether it harms our democracy or strengthens our democracy.

Imagined Geographies: The Art of Josh Dorman '88
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Davis Auditorium

Josh Dorman is a 2009 Artist Fellowship recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). This presentation is co-sponsored by Artist & Audience Exchange, a NYFA public program.

Wednesday 2/17

Siena College-Americorps Vista Fellows Program Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center: 2nd fl Burgess Cafe area

Info Session same day 2/17, 5-6pm in Starbuck Center, 2nd Floor Conference Room

Ash Wednesday Ecumenical Service
Time: 12:10 PM- 1:00 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

An ecumenical prayer and distribution of ashes service (no Mass) with readings, prayers, songs and a reflection for the day about "A Nation in Denial."

  Interest Meeting - Skidmore in Spain (Open to students only)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: 202

Information session about studying abroad in Spain. Spend a semester or full year with Skidmore in Madrid or Alcalá de Henares. It's never too early to plan, so come now to hear about eligibility requirements and application deadlines.

Siena College-Americorps Vista Fellow Program Info Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center: 2nd Fl Conf Rm

Fireside Chat (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall: Atrium

Fireside Chat with President Glotzbach and Marie Glotzbach

"Women of Color in Higher Education" a Black History Month Panel Discussion
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Gannett Auditorium

In this Martin Luther King/Black History Month program, moderated by Dean Rochelle Calhoun, panelists - including Gretchel Hathaway, Senior Director of Campus Diversity and Affirmative Action at Union, Lorna Shaw, Dean of the School of Arts and Humanities at The College of Saint Rose, and Muriel Poston, Dean of the Faculty and Professor of Biology at Skidmore College - in their own narratives as women of color, will discuss the role the Civil Rights Movement and the work of MLK, Jr. has played and continues to play in their education, careers and lives. How are we, as individuals and/or as a nation, successfully continuing to fulfill this legacy and reach toward equality? How and where are we failing and how do we ameliorate this? Where do we have yet to go and how do we work to get there?

Skidmore Shop Fashion Show
Time: 7:00 PM- 11:00 PM

Location: Case Center: The Spa

Check out the latest Skidmore gear available at The Skidmore Shop. Music, food and a ton of fun.

Thursday 2/18

Skidmore-Spelman College Exchange Program Information Session (Open to students only)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall: 207

Interested in studying off-campus? Looking to spend a semester doing something unique? Consider studying off-campus for a semester or year at Spelman College in Atlanta, GA. Spelman College is a private, liberal arts, historically Black college for women.

Spelman is part of the Atlanta University Center (AUC), the largest consortium of Historically Black Colleges & Universities in the U.S. and students are able to cross-register for classes at Morehouse College or Clark Atlanta University. At Spelman, you can find more than 100 student organizations on a campus of 2000 students set in one of the most dynamic cities in the U.S. Take advantage of studying at a prestigious HBCU and all that a big city like Atlanta has to offer.

Application deadline for fall 2010 or spring 2011 is March 1, 2010.

Come to the information session on Thursday, February 18, 2010 at 5:00 pm in Ladd 207 to hear more about studying at Spelman College.

Focus Skidmore: Debriefing Copenhagen with the UN Ambassador's Club Video Teleconference
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Gannett Auditorium

The Ambassador's Club at the United Nations, started by Ambassador Kamal from Pakistan, is "a "virtual" program of interactive out-reach, linking a voluntary association of Ambassadors and senior International Civil Servants at the United Nations with students and executives in the United States". Join Ambassador Kamal and two of his UN colleagues for a robust discussion about the outcome of the Copenhagen Climate Change Conference and any relevant policy implications. This event is open to the community, however if any groups would like to participate ahead of time in helping to generate some specific questions for the Ambassadors, please contact Erica Fuller at

Thanks to the efforts of the Skidmore IT Department, in particular Academic Technologies and Media Services, we will be using Skidmore's new mobile Tandberg video-conferencing system to help lower the carbon footprint of this event by reducing the travel needs of our speakers. Please contact Ben Harwood at for questions regarding the Tandberg system.

Friday 2/19

Dance Workshops with the International Student Union (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Sports and Recreation Center: Multipurpose Room

Join the International Student Union for a dance workshop where members will be sharing/teaching dances from around the world! Creative, seductive, and beautiful, these dances will lighten up your evening. Bring your friends and come have fun.

  Ice Hockey vs. Middlebury
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: saratoga Springs Ice Rink

Saturday 2/20

  Ice Hockey vs. Williams
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Saratoga Springs Ice Rink

  Student Flute Recital featuring Rebecca Rawling
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center: Helen Ladd Concert Hall

Senior Flute Recital by Filene Scholar Rebecca Rawling

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

[2/6 - 6/6] Tang Exhibition-"Fred Tomaselli"

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Malloy Wing

Tang Exhibition: "Fred Tomaselli" February 6 - June 6, 2010 This survey shows the trajectory of Tomaselli's career, from early experiments with photography and collage to recent paintings and prints that combine abstraction with allusions to current events. Tomaselli's paintings explode in mesmerizing patterns that appear to grow organically across his compositions.

[2/9 - 3/28] Schick Exhibition: 2010 Skidmore Student Exhibition
Time: 5:30 PM - 7:00 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.