Office of Communications
March 1, 2010 - March 7, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Skidmore response to crisis in Haiti 

Portfolio: Skidmore responds to crisis in Haiti

Feedback on summary of "town hall" meetings due March 8
The report by the IPPC's 'Synthesis Group' identifies major themes raised in last fall's Town Hall meetings.

Acclaimed astronomer next in Distinguished Scientist Lecture Series
Vera Rubin helped discover "dark matter" and will share her research with Skidmore this Tuesday, March 2.

Noted food scholar Marion Nestle to lecture
Her focus is helping people to cut through the hype and hysteria in deciding what to eat.

Thornton Wilder plays to be presented
Six short plays to be performed March 5-10.

Orchestra to make debut at Zankel
Student soloists to highlight performance, which also includes Copeland's Lincoln Portrait.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Liza Nascembeni wins award, and more.

Thoroughbred Athletics
Men's swimming and diving broke four records at the UNYSCA Championships, and ice hockey won, and is heading to the ECAC seminfinals. But a late rally by the women's basketball team fell short in the Liberty League championship game.

Daily Events

Monday 3/1

The Century Project
Time: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Faculty Staff Club

The Century Project is a chronological series of nude portraits of female subjects whose ages span approximately one hundred years. Just as important as the images is the fact that all are accompanied by some often amazing personal statements. The project is inclusive of a variety of parameters besides age: body size and shape, ethnicity, life experience, etc. It is also much more than a simple art exhibit; TCP is a powerful educational and therapeutic experience. While obviously centered on women, it is very important for men to see this as well.

Among the subjects covered by the project itself are body image, eating disorders, cutting, the nudity = pornography "equation," cultural/societal/religious attitudes toward female bodies, media portrayals of women, rape, childhood sexual abuse, male attitudes, plastic surgery, maternity, menstruation, Caesarian sections, breast cancer, obesity, aging, and more. It is very inclusive of different ages, races/cultures/religions, body types, and life experiences.

To date it has been shown almost seventy times on a national basis, most often on college campuses at the invitation of either Women?s Studies faculty, and/or staff therapists. The schools range from the Ivy League to the Bible Belt. It has gotten people into therapy, enabled others to say ?no? to breast implants, and in two cases that I am aware of, it has been credited with actually saving the lives of two women. Pretty rarified territory for a photography exhibit.

Is it controversial for some? Of course. Yet it has an undeniable record of having helped an awful lot of people.

I would be happy to answer questions or do an interview. Prior to the opening, it would be best to set up an appointment by email and do it over the phone. Otherwise, we could meet at the exhibit.

fmi: www.thecenturyproject.com


  Rethinking Southern History: A Panel on the Intersections of Race, Class, Gender, and Urban Studies (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: PMH 202

This event builds upon a rich slate of Black History Month programming and is generously co-sponsored by the History Department and the Black Faculty/Staff Group.

Brown and Grady-Willis have both written critically acclaimed books. Brown's Upbuilding Black Durham: Gender, Class, and Black Community Development in the Jim Crow South (2008) won the Frederick Jackson Turner Award from the Organization of American Historians, which is given annually for an author's first book. Reviews in American History describes it as an "exhaustive study of post-emancipation Durham,North Carolina" that "shows us why Durham was black America's model city."

Grady-Willis's Challenging U.S. Apartheid: Atlanta and Black Struggles for Human Rights, 1960-1977 (2006) earned a great deal of critical praise from premier American history journals. The American Historical Review notes that Challenging U.S. Apartheid "makes a major contribution to the study of modern American civil and human rights movements" and the Journal of Social History contends that it is "an important contribution to the historiography of the black freedom movement" and "an important read for anyone interested in Black Power, Atlanta history, and the internationalization of the African American human rights struggle."

They will discuss their projects (their origins and many challenges), the ways in which their subjects overlap, and the connections we can make between them-historically, theoretically, and methodologically.

They will also engage some of the following questions: what are some common misconceptions northerners have about Southern history and cities? How have understandings of the American South changed over time? In addition, they will provide advice for students working on research projects.


The Century Project
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Davis Auditorium

The Century Project is a chronological series of nude portraits of female subjects whose ages span approximately one hundred years. Just as important as the images is the fact that all are accompanied by some often amazing personal statements. The project is inclusive of a variety of parameters besides age: body size and shape, ethnicity, life experience, etc. It is also much more than a simple art exhibit; TCP is a powerful educational and therapeutic experience. While obviously centered on women, it is very important for men to see this as well.

Among the subjects covered by the project itself are body image, eating disorders, cutting, the nudity = pornography "equation," cultural/societal/religious attitudes toward female bodies, media portrayals of women, rape, childhood sexual abuse, male attitudes, plastic surgery, maternity, menstruation, Caesarian sections, breast cancer, obesity, aging, and more. It is very inclusive of different ages, races/cultures/religions, body types, and life experiences.

To date it has been shown almost seventy times on a national basis, most often on college campuses at the invitation of either Women?s Studies faculty, and/or staff therapists. The schools range from the Ivy League to the Bible Belt. It has gotten people into therapy, enabled others to say ?no? to breast implants, and in two cases that I am aware of, it has been credited with actually saving the lives of two women. Pretty rarified territory for a photography exhibit.

Is it controversial for some? Of course. Yet it has an undeniable record of having helped an awful lot of people.

I would be happy to answer questions or do an interview. Prior to the opening, it would be best to set up an appointment by email and do it over the phone. Otherwise, we could meet at the exhibit.

fmi: www.thecenturyproject.com


Tuesday 3/2

The Century Project
Time: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Faculty Staff Club

The Century Project is a chronological series of nude portraits of female subjects whose ages span approximately one hundred years. Just as important as the images is the fact that all are accompanied by some often amazing personal statements. The project is inclusive of a variety of parameters besides age: body size and shape, ethnicity, life experience, etc. It is also much more than a simple art exhibit; TCP is a powerful educational and therapeutic experience. While obviously centered on women, it is very important for men to see this as well.

Among the subjects covered by the project itself are body image, eating disorders, cutting, the nudity = pornography "equation," cultural/societal/religious attitudes toward female bodies, media portrayals of women, rape, childhood sexual abuse, male attitudes, plastic surgery, maternity, menstruation, Caesarian sections, breast cancer, obesity, aging, and more. It is very inclusive of different ages, races/cultures/religions, body types, and life experiences.

To date it has been shown almost seventy times on a national basis, most often on college campuses at the invitation of either Women?s Studies faculty, and/or staff therapists. The schools range from the Ivy League to the Bible Belt. It has gotten people into therapy, enabled others to say ?no? to breast implants, and in two cases that I am aware of, it has been credited with actually saving the lives of two women. Pretty rarified territory for a photography exhibit.

Is it controversial for some? Of course. Yet it has an undeniable record of having helped an awful lot of people.

I would be happy to answer questions or do an interview. Prior to the opening, it would be best to set up an appointment by email and do it over the phone. Otherwise, we could meet at the exhibit.

fmi: www.thecenturyproject.com


FEATURED EVENT
  Noon-Curator's Tour:"Lives of the Hudson"
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum: Wachenheim Gallery

Noon-Curator's Tour:"Lives of the Hudson" with Tom Lewis, Professor of English, Skidmore College and co-curator of the exhibition.


FEATURED EVENT
  Distinguished Science Lecture Series presents Vera Rubin
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Davis

We live in a Universe that is enormously complex, and it is remarkable that we can understand some of it. Following a brief historical introduction, I will discuss the evidence that most of the matter in the Universe is dark, but also the alternatives to this explanation. We know a lot, but I believe that there is still much more to be learned about the Universe.


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

Location: Case Center: ICC

"Spiritual Journeys" is a personal conversation about the paths people have taken to, around, from and beyond faith, with special presentations by students, faculty and staff, led by Rick Chrisman, Office of Religious and Spiritual Life.


  Interest Meeting- Paris Fall Seminar 2010 (Open to students only)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: 202

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.


  Lecture by Marion Nestle
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Gannett

Marion Nestle is the Paulette Goddard Professor in the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies, and Public Health at New York University, which she chaired from 1988-2003. She also holds appointments as Professor of Sociology at NYU and Visiting Professor of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Her degrees include a Ph.D. in molecular biology and an M.P.H. in public health nutrition, both from the University of California, Berkeley. She has held faculty positions at Brandeis University and the UCSF School of Medicine. From 1986-88, she was senior nutrition policy advisor in the Department of Health and Human Services and managing editor of the 1988 Surgeon General's Report on Nutrition and Health . Her research examines scientific, economic, and social influences on food choice. She is the author of three prize-winning books: Food Politics: How the Food Industry Influences Nutrition and Health (2002; paperback 2003; revised edition, 2007), Safe Food: Bacteria, Biotechnology, and Bioterrorism (2003; paperback 2004), and What to Eat (2006; paperback 2007).


Wednesday 3/3

Capital Region Rotary Graduate Ambassadorial Scholarship Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center: 2nd Fl.

The purpose of the Ambassadorial Scholarships program is to further international understanding and friendly relations among people of different countries and geographical areas. The program sponsors several types of scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students as well as for qualified professionals pursuing vocational studies. While abroad, scholars serve as goodwill ambassadors to the host country and give presentations about their homelands to Rotary clubs and other groups. Upon returning home, scholars share with Rotarians and others the experiences that led to a greater understanding of their host country.


Fund for the Public Interest Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center: 2nd Fl Brugess Cafe area

Summer Job


The Century Project
Time: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Faculty Staff Club

The Century Project is a chronological series of nude portraits of female subjects whose ages span approximately one hundred years. Just as important as the images is the fact that all are accompanied by some often amazing personal statements. The project is inclusive of a variety of parameters besides age: body size and shape, ethnicity, life experience, etc. It is also much more than a simple art exhibit; TCP is a powerful educational and therapeutic experience. While obviously centered on women, it is very important for men to see this as well.

Among the subjects covered by the project itself are body image, eating disorders, cutting, the nudity = pornography "equation," cultural/societal/religious attitudes toward female bodies, media portrayals of women, rape, childhood sexual abuse, male attitudes, plastic surgery, maternity, menstruation, Caesarian sections, breast cancer, obesity, aging, and more. It is very inclusive of different ages, races/cultures/religions, body types, and life experiences.

To date it has been shown almost seventy times on a national basis, most often on college campuses at the invitation of either Women?s Studies faculty, and/or staff therapists. The schools range from the Ivy League to the Bible Belt. It has gotten people into therapy, enabled others to say ?no? to breast implants, and in two cases that I am aware of, it has been credited with actually saving the lives of two women. Pretty rarified territory for a photography exhibit.

Is it controversial for some? Of course. Yet it has an undeniable record of having helped an awful lot of people.

I would be happy to answer questions or do an interview. Prior to the opening, it would be best to set up an appointment by email and do it over the phone. Otherwise, we could meet at the exhibit.

fmi: www.thecenturyproject.com


Higher Education Teach-In
Time: 4:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Spa

USAS and A Space For Exploration are putting on a teach-in for higher education on Wednesday, March 3 from 4:00 ? 6:00 PM in the Spa. As you may be aware, University of California tuition is increasing 32% next year, sparking student protests. March 4 is the day of solidarity with the UC schools. We decided to hold an event to spread awareness about this issue. We are doing it a day early because there is a lecture on the evening of the 4th. As we talked amongst ourselves, many opinions emerged, not all in agreement. As a result, we decided to hold an open mic teach-in about the issue. We think it would also be relevant to broaden the event to address higher education in general.


"Numbers" Night
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Gannett

We will show the "Numbers" episode titled "The Janus List" that involves cryptography. Prof. Mark Huibregtse will give an introduction. We will also provide pizza and beverages.


Using your Study Abroad as a Building Block for your Career (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center: 204

Career Services and OCSE host a Question & Answer discussion to discuss international opportunities and how to highlight your study abroad experience to potential employers and graduate schools.


Thursday 3/4

Fund for the Public Interest Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Burgess Cafe area

Summer Job


The Century Project
Time: 10:00 AM- 5:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Faculty Staff Club

The Century Project is a chronological series of nude portraits of female subjects whose ages span approximately one hundred years. Just as important as the images is the fact that all are accompanied by some often amazing personal statements. The project is inclusive of a variety of parameters besides age: body size and shape, ethnicity, life experience, etc. It is also much more than a simple art exhibit; TCP is a powerful educational and therapeutic experience. While obviously centered on women, it is very important for men to see this as well.

Among the subjects covered by the project itself are body image, eating disorders, cutting, the nudity = pornography "equation," cultural/societal/religious attitudes toward female bodies, media portrayals of women, rape, childhood sexual abuse, male attitudes, plastic surgery, maternity, menstruation, Caesarian sections, breast cancer, obesity, aging, and more. It is very inclusive of different ages, races/cultures/religions, body types, and life experiences.

To date it has been shown almost seventy times on a national basis, most often on college campuses at the invitation of either Women?s Studies faculty, and/or staff therapists. The schools range from the Ivy League to the Bible Belt. It has gotten people into therapy, enabled others to say ?no? to breast implants, and in two cases that I am aware of, it has been credited with actually saving the lives of two women. Pretty rarified territory for a photography exhibit.

Is it controversial for some? Of course. Yet it has an undeniable record of having helped an awful lot of people.

I would be happy to answer questions or do an interview. Prior to the opening, it would be best to set up an appointment by email and do it over the phone. Otherwise, we could meet at the exhibit.

fmi: www.thecenturyproject.com


  Student workshop on reform of the United Nations
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Case Center: ICC

Should the fate of the world lie in the hands of the victors of WWII? Do you think the UN is a broken institution? Do you have some solutions? Come share your opinions!

Featuring: Kelly Bischoff (Class of 2010) Presentation of senior thesis on The Politics of Reform of the United Nations Security Council


Homerathon (Open to students only)
Time: 7:30 PM- 10:30 PM

Location: Jonsson Tower: Tower Penthouse

Homerathon! A marathon reading of selections from Homer's Odyssey


Friday 3/5

The Century Project
Time: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Faculty Staff Club

The Century Project is a chronological series of nude portraits of female subjects whose ages span approximately one hundred years. Just as important as the images is the fact that all are accompanied by some often amazing personal statements. The project is inclusive of a variety of parameters besides age: body size and shape, ethnicity, life experience, etc. It is also much more than a simple art exhibit; TCP is a powerful educational and therapeutic experience. While obviously centered on women, it is very important for men to see this as well.

Among the subjects covered by the project itself are body image, eating disorders, cutting, the nudity = pornography "equation," cultural/societal/religious attitudes toward female bodies, media portrayals of women, rape, childhood sexual abuse, male attitudes, plastic surgery, maternity, menstruation, Caesarian sections, breast cancer, obesity, aging, and more. It is very inclusive of different ages, races/cultures/religions, body types, and life experiences.

To date it has been shown almost seventy times on a national basis, most often on college campuses at the invitation of either Women's Studies faculty, and/or staff therapists. The schools range from the Ivy League to the Bible Belt. It has gotten people into therapy, enabled others to say "no" to breast implants, and in two cases that I am aware of, it has been credited with actually saving the lives of two women. Pretty rarified territory for a photography exhibit.

While the project is ongoing, 98 of these images/statements were published a couple of years ago in book form: "Bodies & Souls: The Century Project." That book was very prominently and positively reviewed in Oprah Winfrey's magazine, among other venues,

Is it controversial for some? Of course. Yet it has an undeniable record of having helped an awful lot of people.


  Alumni Back to Campus: Scott Jacoby '93 & Alex Bilowitz '07 (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center: 117

Learn about production as well as the business side of the music industry. Scott Jacoby is a Grammy Award-winning Producer, Composer, Engineer, Mixer and Recording Artist. He is also the owner of Maze Studios, NYC and President/Founder of Eusonia Records.


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

Location: Palamountain Hall: Gannett Auditorium


FEATURED EVENT
  Thornton Wilder: The Trivial And The Divine
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater: Blackbox

How can artists reveal the lives of others when they can't understand their own? 
 Which thousand words are worthy of a picture? Wilder's colorful language and powerful characters lure us on a journey illuminating the beauty of an ordinary world.


Saturday 3/6

Living the Liberal Arts: Environmental Science Career Panel and Reception (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 1:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall: 2nd Fl

Alumni panelists include:

Rebecca (Becky) DiSciacca '05 Program Coordinator & Teacher John Dorr Nature Laboratory of the Horace Mann School Lauren Mandel '05 Master of Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning candidate University of Pennsylvania John Schott '04 Associate Project Manager NYSERDA Kate Sherman '06 International Coastal Cleanup Project Coordinator Ocean Conservancy Adam Streiffer '03 Environmental Consultant Environmental Resources Management Laura Wittman '05 Program Analyst National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) - Ecosystem Goal Team


  Men's Lacrosse vs. Hartwick
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


FEATURED EVENT
  Skidmore College Orchestra
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center: Ladd Concert Hall

Skidmore College Orchestra, with guest Musical Director Charles Schneider, of the Schenectady Symphony Orchestra


FEATURED EVENT
  Thornton Wilder: The Trivial And The Divine
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater: Blackbox

How can artists reveal the lives of others when they can't understand their own? 
 Which thousand words are worthy of a picture? Wilder's colorful language and powerful characters lure us on a journey illuminating the beauty of an ordinary world.


Sunday 3/7

FEATURED EVENT
  Thornton Wilder: The Trivial And The Divine
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater: Blackbox

How can artists reveal the lives of others when they can't understand their own? 
 Which thousand words are worthy of a picture? Wilder's colorful language and powerful characters lure us on a journey illuminating the beauty of an ordinary world.


  Sunday Eucharist
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel


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


FEATURED EVENT
[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.


FEATURED EVENT
[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.


[2/25 - 3/25] weekly movement and meditation
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

An opportunity to let go of the stresses of day to day life and shift our attention to cultivating the soul. Each of this semester?s sessions focus on strengthening or nurturing a particular attribute or quality within us - through chanting, sitting in silence and various pilates and yoga-type movements. Come whenever your schedule permits. Wear comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat.


[2/26 - 3/26] weekly Torah discussion (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Location: Case Center: Intercultural Center

Discussion of the weekly Torah portion of the Jewish liturgical calendar, including both traditional and contemporary Jewish viewpoints and commentaries. Open to all members of the Skidmore community.


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