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March 29, 2010 - April 4, 2010
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

The Visible Cell
The Visible Cell

Politically motivated pornography to be art historian's topic
Laura Auricchio will discuss the success and effect of caricatures from the era of the French Revolution.

Zankel to feature Arnaldo Cohen
The Brazilian-born pianist will be Sterne Virtuoso visiting artist this week.

CTW: Cynthia Carroll '78
At Skidmore, Cynthia Carroll '78 discovered her passion for geology and the sciences. Now she's transforming one of the world's largest mining and natural resources companies.

Schick to open new exhibition
Five contemporary artists featured in The Figure Five Ways.

Did you know?
Skidmore's web team blogs regularly about web site developments.  Read the latest.

Tang to feature Los Carpinteros
Innovative multi-media artists to be showcased in new exhibition.

Alumna Emily Mast to lecture
The 1998 graduate is a performance-based artist who will soon be a Yaddo resident.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Terry Diggory lectures in Paris, Will Bond presents new performance piece, Erica Fuller is profiled in The Saratogian, and more.

Thoroughbred Athletics
Baseball sweeps Vassar in double-header, plus a round-up of weekend sports action.

Daily Events

Monday 3/29

Passover First Seder (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Second Floor of the Dining Hall

  The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:45 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Gannett Auditorium

The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo Documentary Screening & Discussion with the DIRECTOR, Lisa F. Jackson Monday, March 29th @ 8pm Gannett Auditorium

Join us for a screening of the documentary "The Greatest Silence: Rape in the Congo" followed by a discussion with the film's director, Lisa F. Jackson, as we raise awareness of the current situation in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and the use of rape as a weapon of war.

Winner of the 2008 Sundance film festival's special jury prize for documentary, the film exposes the war that has been going on for over a decade. Ms. Jackson interviews numerous community members including militia and rape survivors to try to uncover the mentality behind the fighting and gruesome war tactics. "Since 1998 a brutal war has been raging in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). Over 4 million people have died. And there are the uncountable casualties: the many tens of thousands of women and girls who have been systematically kidnapped, raped, mutilated and tortured by soldiers from both foreign militias and the Congolese army.

The world knows nothing of these women. Their stories have never been told. They suffer and die in silence. In The Greatest Silence these brave women finally speak. "

For more information, please see:

This event is brought to you by the Center for Sex & Gender Relations, and is co-sponsored by FAN, Speaker's Bureau, OSDP, SPSC, Benefaction, & the Gender Studies, International Affairs, & Government departments.

Tuesday 3/30

  Baseball vs. Plattsburgh
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Castle Diamond

  Softball vs. Middlebury (Doubleheader)
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Softball Diamond

Wednesday 3/31

  Women's Lacrosse vs. Smith
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field

Thursday 4/1

Beyond the Body of the Queen: Critiques of Masculinity in the Pornographic Caricatures of the French Revolution
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall: Davis Auditorium

The politically motivated pornographic caricatures that attacked queen Marie-Antoinette during the French Revolution have received considerable attention from scholars in a range of fields. This lecture examines the images in a new light by asking how, and to what ends, their depictions of masculinity gone awry served to criticize the Marquis de Lafayette, a prominent political figure and one of the queen's reputed lovers.

Piano Concert featuring Arnaldo Cohen
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center: Helen Ladd Concert Hall

Concert by Sterne Virtuoso Series Artist Arnaldo Cohen, pianist

Friday 4/2

  Baseball vs. Clarkson (Doubleheader)
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond

Saturday 4/3

  Baseball vs. Clarkson (Doubleheader)
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond

  Men's Lacrosse vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field

Sunday 4/4

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

  [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.