Office of Communications
February 14, 2011 - February 20, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


The Skidmore-Haiti Initiative

Experts on Egypt frame crisis for local audience
Sumita Pahwa and Steve Negus share expertise at campus program.

Jazz artist Eric Harland returns to Skidmore this week
The popular drummer is next in the Filene Concert Series.

Saratoga Reads announces upcoming events
Readers of all ages will want to participate in the coming weeks.

Calvin Levels to bring Baldwin play to campus Feb. 18
The actor/playwright stars in the acclaimed James Baldwin--Down from the Mountaintop.

Cunningham to discuss 1987 performance art event

His presentation is a prelude to an upcoming exhibition blending art, science.

Calling all UWW grads!

Please contribute to a forthcoming virtual scrapbook.

Solomon to explore anatomy of human destructiveness
He'll present the Jon Ramsey lecture Feb. 15.

Faculty-Staff achievements
Nathan has a new article, Golden and Thompson refresh their blogs, Oles authors guest essay.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Mark your calendars for the Feb. 19 Big Green Scream!

Daily Events

Monday 2/14

Smaller Earth Information Session/Presentation (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:30 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Case Desk area

Work, volunteer, learn

Looking for a new way to spend your summer? have you just returned from a semester abroad and already dreaming of your next adventure? Or maybe you are about to graduate and just want to explore your world?

Smaller Earth offers international internships, work & travel, or volunteer possibilities. Gain hands-on experience regardless of your interests, how much time you have, or where you want to go.

Start your adventure with Smaller Earth! they have internships that specialize in: Community Development, Marine Biology Teaching & Childcare Land Conservation Animal Behavior Medical Outreach


Tuesday 2/15

FEATURED EVENT
 

Seventh Annual Jon Ramsey Lecture The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness, Professor Sheldon Solomon
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium


 

Progressive Fashion Show
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

Progressive Fashion Show is an annual event to celebrate the earth, sustainability, and various cultures and experiences, and to stand in solidarity with historically oppressed and exploited groups such as women, LGBTQs, Latinos, Africans, and other racial minorities.

Progressive Fashion is looking designers, models, executives, and sympathizers. Join the party!


Wednesday 2/16

Siena AmeriCorps*VISTA Fellows Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Case Desk area

Come find out how you can become an AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader with the Siena College AmeriCorps*VISTA Fellows Program.


Siena AmeriCorps*VISTA Fellows Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor Case Desk area

Come find out how you can become an AmeriCorps*VISTA Leader with the Siena College AmeriCorps*VISTA Fellows Program.


 

Paris Fall Seminar Interest Meeting (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 102

Information session about studying abroad in Paris with the 2011 Paris Fall Seminar, to be led by English professor Susannah B. Mintz. The seminar courses will focus on poetry and non-fiction creative writing.

**Prior French language study is not required for this program.


 

Swap Night (Open to students only)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Rounds Hall - 1st Floor - Office of Residential Life

Come with your roommates and meet others interested in swapping out of their triple room. Refreshments will provided!


 

Intersections: Sexuality
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

This is the fourth panel in the Intersections series, which will draw upon the insights of Skidmore faculty, staff and students throughout the academic year. The series is designed to interrogate and illuminate our understandings of religion, gender, race, sexuality, nation and class. Dr. Cornel West, noted Princeton scholar and public intellectual, will provide the capstone lecture for the series on April 7, 2011.


 

Skidmore in Paris Interest Meeting (Open to students only)
Time: 6:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 102

Thinking about studying off-campus in the fall? Come learn more about the Skidmore in Paris: Advanced Studies program!

Preference is given to applicants who have a 3.0 GPA, have at least second-semester sophomore standing, and have is enrolled in or has completed FF 203.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Lecture: "Walk Like An Egyptian: A Resolution of the Arts and Sciences"
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

John Cunningham will talk about "Walk Like An Egyptian," which was an art performance by Professor John Cunningham and students that occurred at Skidmore College on April 3, 1987. The event demonstrated the technology for raising and moving heavy loads, emulating the process the Egyptians may have used in constructing the Pyramids.Taking inspiration from Professor Cunningham's performance, we proposed an invitational exhibition "The Resolution of the Arts and Sciences," that will take place in the Schick Art Gallery on the second floor of the Saisselin Art Building from October 27th through December 4, 2011.

The show will celebrate the relationship between the arts and sciences. This relationship can be hard to find in a world dominated by specialized interests where the mind and hand seem seldom to overlap. It was only a few hundred years ago that the artist was a scientist! Art can communicate or document scientific ideas, and technology can enable new ideas or discoveries in art.


 

USAS General Interest Meeting
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa


FEATURED EVENT
 

Master Class with Eric Harland Group
Time: 8:30 PM- 10:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - ELM (Room 117)

"Setting the rhythm of jazz's future" - The New York Times


Thursday 2/17

Honors Forum Spring Induction Ceremony (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium


 

Museum Careers Panel Discussion with Tang Museum Staff
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

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

Co-sponsored by Skidmore Arts Administration program.


 

Eric Harland Group
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Room to be announced

Eric Harland Group is comprised of Eric Harland (drums), Taylor Eigsti (piano), Julian Lage (guitar), Harish Raghavan (bass), Chris Potter (saxophone) and Becca Stevens (vocals).

"setting the rhythm of jazz's future" -New York Times

Tickets are available at www.skidmore.showclix.com. The Zankel box office will be open from Noon to 2pm on 2/17 and Noon to 3pm on Friday, 2/18.


Friday 2/18

Using Study Abroad as a Building Block for Your Career (Open to students only)
Time: 12:30 PM- 1:30 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 204, Career Services office

Career Services and Off-Campus Study & Exchanges host a Question & Answer session to discuss international work opportunities and how to highlight your off-campus study experience to potential employers and graduate schools.


Alumni Back to Campus Visit Information Session: Elizabeth "Liz" Lundy '10, Senior Analyst, Entertainment Research, NBC Universal -Oxygen (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 2nd Floor Conference Room

Come listen to Liz's career path, what Entertainment Research entails, and a bit about other functions in Entertainment/TV.

She started her career as an intern with a small market research firm-THREE-in Saratoga. After a year of working there (as an intern and paid employee) she moved to NYC and used her connections from THREE to land a position with Oxygen, where she is currently a Senior Analyst in Programming Research at Oxygen Media, a network owned by NBCUniversal. NBCUniversal has not only one of the country's best known broadcast networks but also a world-class cable network portfolio and is a leader in multicultural programming. This past January, the official deal was passed with Comcast to create the New NBCUniversal, which consists of Comcast and NBC-affiliated broadcast networks, cable networks, regional sports networks, and other digital properties. Oxygen in particular is the youngest Women's Network with originally programming including Bad Girls Club, Tori and Dean: Home Sweet Hollywood, and Snapped.


 

Lecture and Film:"A Fire in My Belly"
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:15 PM

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

Jonathan Katz, Director of Visual Studies Doctoral Program at University at Buffalo will be here to present his ground breaking exhibition "HIDE/SEEK" which is currently on view at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington. As part of the event we will be showing censored film, "A Fire in My Belly"(1987) by David Wojnarowicz.


 

Women's Basketball vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Theater Performance: "James Baldwin - Down from the Mountaintop"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

In celebration of Black History Month, and in keeping with the Intersections series, several campus entities have joined together to bring Tony Award Nominee Calvin Levels to Skidmore College. He will be performing his acclaimed original solo play James Baldwin - Down from the Mountaintop. The audience will have an opportunity to engage with Levels during a post-performance Q&A.


 

Men's Basketball vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Saturday 2/19

 

Tang Family Saturdays
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.


 

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

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

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

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Luzerne Music Center Building Young Artists and Audiences of the Future
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

A benefit concert for the Luzerne Music Center Scholarship Fund featuring Elizabeth Pitcairn, Toby Blumenthal, Cynthia Elise Tobey and Rising Star Students and Alumni. Honoring Philly Dake, dear friend and benefactor


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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