Office of Communications
February 7, 2011 - February 13, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Greetings from Uncle Sam

Solomon tapped for Ramsey lecture
The psychologist will explore the anatomy of human destructiveness.

Chestnut Brass Company to be in residence
"Bold" and "brassy" quintet to launch Moore Chamber Music Series.

Eric Harland to return to Skidmore
Popular jazz artist to be on campus Feb. 16 & 17.

'Learning Lilly' title of special marketing program

Pulitzer brand to be presented by company execs and local retailer.

Reflections of war to be presented
'Theater of War' program to feature music, literature, poetry, and dance.

Thoroughbred sports update
Women's basketball beats William Smith, men's team has weekend split.

Faculty-staff achievements
Sipher invited to NYSERNet board, Pahwa shares insight on Egypt.

Daily Events

Monday 2/7

FEATURED EVENT

Martin Luther King Jr. and the Vietnam War: The Cost of Discipleship
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Stewart Burns, who has taught at Stanford and edited the third volume of the King papers there, now teaches at the Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts and Williams College. He is the author of "To the Mountaintop," a religious history of King's involvement in the civil rights movement. He will be speaking about the impact of King's decision to oppose the Vietnam War on his leadership of the movement and the country as a whole.


Tuesday 2/8

Curator's Tour: "Environment and Object in Recent African Art"
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

With exhibition curators Lisa Aronson, Skidmore Art History, and John Weber, Tang Dayton Director.


Computer Architecture: The Multi-core Era
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 201

The era of multi-core processors has begun. These multi-core processors represent a significant shift in processor design. This shift is a change in the design focus from reducing individual program (thread) latency to improving overall thread throughput. For over three decades, programs automatically ran faster on each new generation of processor because of improvements to processor performance. However, in this last decade, many of the techniques for improving processor performance reached their end. As a result, individual core performance has become stagnant, causing diminished performance gains for programs which are single-threaded.

Although the ability to improve a single core has decreased, designers now have the ability to produce multiple cores per processor. In fact, multi-core processors offer more thread throughput than ever before, and represent a large share of desktop processors in the market today. As such, multi-threaded programs written to exploit the increasingly parallel hardware will continue to achieve performance gains. In this talk, Mr. Porter will explain why this shift in processor design occurred, how this shift impacts software engineers, and will outline some of the steps moving forward.


Lecture-Artists Talk: Mark Allen
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Artist Lecture by Mark Allen, Skidmore alum, founder and executive director of Machine Project, a non-profit performance and installation space investigating art, technology, natural science, music, literature and food in Los Angeles. Mark will discuss Machine Project's history, fantastical events and mysterious collaborators. Visiting on invitation of Pete Stake, Associate professor Art Department


Wednesday 2/9

Information Table: Janet Littlefield '98, Executive Director, Friends of Little Field Home Non-Profit (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Burgess Cafe area

Come find out about this wonderful opportunity to volunteer in Malawi. The Friends of Little Field Home mission is to create a long term, loving, supportive, and healthy environment for the 102+ orphans of the Ntchisi area and to work with the community in programs pertaining to education, health care, and commerce.


Information Session: Janet Littlefield '98, Executive Director, Friends of Little Field Home Non-Profit (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Come find out about this wonderful opportunity to volunteer in Malawi. Skidmore Junior Alison Swayne will be in attendance and will speak of her experience last summer.

The Friends of Little Field Home mission is to create a long term, loving, supportive, and healthy environment for the 102+ orphans of the Ntchisi area, and to work with the community in programs pertaining to education, health care, and commerce.


Plum Dandy Frozen Yogurt Social
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Case Center - In front of The Skidmore Shop


 

Survivor Series: Pizza, Again? (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall

Tired of pizza? Come discover creative food options in the test kitchen with Res Life and Dining Services. We will discover foods that are not only satisfying and healthy, but also delicious! Due to space, this program is limited to the first 20 students that arrive - so come early!

Skidmore's Survivor Series is organized by the Office of Residential Life and provides support for first-year students adjusting to life at Skidmore College.


Thursday 2/10

 

Skidmore Research Colloquium: "The North Woods Captures the World" (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall


Saratoga Reads junior discussion group, part 2
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street

A discussion for grades 4-6 on the Saratoga junior discussion book, "The Invention of Hugo Cabret," by Brian Selznick. Led by Skidmore Professor Catherine Golden and student mentors from Skidmore and Saratoga Springs High School. Visit www.SaratogaReads.org for more information; email kids@saratogareads.org for sign up.


Saratoga Reads!
Time: 6:45 PM

Location: Higher Grounds Cafe, Saratoga Springs Public Library, 49 Henry Street

Saratoga Reads will offer an open discussion of this year's book of choice, "The Housekeeper and the Professor," by Yoko Agawa.


Film Screening
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"Art 21: William Kentridge: Anything is Possible" Presented in conjunction with Skidmore Art History Majors group.


Film Showing: "Race To Nowhere"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Film showing of "Race to Nowhere"


Friday 2/11

FEATURED EVENT

Reflections in Voice, Dance, Image and Song on Being a Nation at War.
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Dance Center

An event in the "Theater of War in a House of Peace" series featuring different participants offering their thoughts and feelings, through some artistic medium, about our being a nation at war. Among those featured will be Skidaiko, Dan Fisher '13, Cara Benson '04, Dean Rochelle Calhoun, and Denise Limoli's dance class. There will also be a short video, audience participation and singing.


 

Ice Hockey vs. Saint Michael's
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


FEATURED EVENT

Chestnut Brass Company
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

"Superb musicianship coupled with a wide-ranging repertoire and a wonderful sense of humor."

Tickets are available at www.skidmore.showclix.com


Saturday 2/12

Chestnut Brass Company Master Class
Time: 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Superb musicianship coupled with a wide-ranging repertoire and a wonderful sense of humor.


Tang Family Saturday
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Family Saturday programs include a brief tour followed by a hands-on art activity. Suitable for children ages 5 and up with their adult companions.


 

Ice Hockey vs. Norwich
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


Ongoing Events

FEATURED EVENT
  [7/17 - 4/17] Opener 20: Paula Hayes: Understory
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Payne Room
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

Paula Hayes creates living artworks that intimately connect people with the natural environment and each other. Her glass terrariums and indoor plantings fill the Tang's Payne Room, transforming it into an oasis-like setting for dinners and conversations around her custom designed table settings and dinnerware.


FEATURED EVENT
[9/18 - 2/27] The Jewel Thief
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Wachenheim Gallery
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"The Jewel Thief" combines works by sixty artists with eccentric arrangements to explore new ways to think about and experience abstract art. Through experiments with scale, color, material and space the exhibition will create an immersive environment that raises questions about art, and display and enables fresh takes on the specific works.


[10/9 - 2/27] Elevator Music 17: Peter Edwards
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Elevator
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"Elevator Music 17 features a sound and light based sculpture by sound artist and instrument builder Peter Edwards. Describing himself as a "self-taught electrical engineer", Edwards' atypical approach to electronics has produced a unique and highly personalized outpouring of fantastical instruments. Edward's new work, consists of a cluster of reactive light and sound emitting orbs descending from the ceiling of the Tang's capacious elevator.


[2/1 - 5/3] Weekly Meditation and Movement
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

A mixture of chanting, silent meditation and yoga-type movements, each session focused on cultivating a particular quality or attribute of life. All welcome; come whenever your schedule permits, we meet every Tuesday. Wear loose comfortable clothing and bring a yoga mat or blanket.


FEATURED EVENT
  [2/5 - 7/31] "Environment and Object in Recent African Art"

Location: Tang Teaching Museum - Malloy Wing
The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and all major holidays. For information call 518-580-8080.

"Environment and Object in Recent African Art" will examine recent African art according to two fluid and often intertwined aesthetic and conceptual frameworks: the impact of the environment on contemporary African life, and the use of found objects and appropriated materials as a recurring presence in current African art. Curated by Lisa Aronson, associate professor of Art History at Skidmore, and John Weber, Dayton Director of the Tang.


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