Office of Communications
February 28, 2011 - March 6, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Student Art Exhibition

Thoroughbreds heading to first-ever NCAA tourney!
A remarkable year started with a national collegiate basketball record and leads to a first-time appearance in the NCAA basketball tournament.

College receives lead gift for boathouse renewal
The gift, from the Valentine family, will support a major facility upgrade.

Grant supports civic engagement across the curriculum
A grant from the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations will link campus, community programs.

Alumnus Joel Quadracci to present Harder Lecture
The CEO of Quad/Graphics will be on campus to discuss business in a complicated world.

Olympic medalist, sports advocate to lecture March 3
Nancy Hogshead-Makar will discuss how recent Title IX decisions affect Olympic sports.

Orchestra concert to feature student soloists
The March 5 concert will spotlight flutist Katherine Murphy and violinist Hanna Tonegawa, both award-winning musicians.

Zankel matinee to showcase music by Linda Chesis
Flutist Linda Chesis and pianist Steven Beck will perform Sunday, March 6.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Lei Ouyang Bryant lectures at Macalester and Corey Freeman-Gallant publishes new research.

Daily Events

Monday 2/28

Gender Studies Spring Dinner (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn - Downstairs

"Smoke and Mirrors: Gender Identities and Female Cigarette Consumption in the Post World War I Years."


 

Workshop with Tang Elevator Music artist Peter Edwards
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:30 PM

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

Circuit bending with Elevator Music artist and instrument builder Peter Edwards. Explore the sonic possibilities of short-circuiting low-voltage, battery powered sound making devices. Space is limited. Registration is required. Refreshments to follow.


Tuesday 3/1

 

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

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

This is the fifth 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.


 

POSTPONED:Dunkerely Dialogue: Artist Lara Baladi, "Environment and Object in Recent African Art"
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

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

With exhibiting artist Lara Baladi, "Environment and Object in Recent African Art"


Wednesday 3/2

 

Off-Campus Study Fair (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Atrium

OCSE has rescheduled the annual informational fair for international and domestic off-campus study to Wednesday, March 2nd. OCSE staff and some former students that have studied abroad will be available to answer questions about off-campus study opportunities. Please visit our Web site for more details.


FEATURED EVENT
 

F. William Harder Endowed Lecture, "Transforming a Company in a Complicated World"
Time: 5:15 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

"Transforming a Company in a Complicated World"


Thursday 3/3

 

Film: "Taking Root: The Vision of Wangari Maathai, 2008"
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.

With co-director, Lisa Merton, in conjunction with "Environment and Object in Recent African Art." Co-sponsored by Environmental Studies, Gender Studies, Intercultural Studies, International Affairs, the Department of Government, the Department of Sociology, Anthropology and Social Work and the Environmental Action Club.


Lecture:"Hurricane Warning Flags for Olympic Sports: What Recent Title IX Litigation Signals to Women's and Men's Olympic Sports"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

"Hurricane Warning Flags for Olympic Sports: What Recent Title IX Litigation Signals to Women's and Men's Olympic Sports"


Friday 3/4

Faculty Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


FEATURED EVENT
 

"Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams" by Nilo Cruz
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box

"Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams" by Nilo Cruz

In Nilo Cruz's Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, a brother and sister return to the Cuba from which they fled as children. The sister stumbles into Hortensia's life where she discovers a world of miracles and warmth that help her come to terms with her past. This magical and poetically told story challenges our capacity for hope and forgiveness.

Directed by Ilanna Saltzman '11

March 4-9

All performances at 8pm except Sunday matinee which is at 2pm.


Saturday 3/5

 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Mt. Holyoke
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

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.


FEATURED EVENT
 

"Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams" by Nilo Cruz
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box

"Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams" by Nilo Cruz

In Nilo Cruz's Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, a brother and sister return to the Cuba from which they fled as children. The sister stumbles into Hortensia's life where she discovers a world of miracles and warmth that help her come to terms with her past. This magical and poetically told story challenges our capacity for hope and forgiveness.

Directed by Ilanna Saltzman '11

March 4-9

All performances at 8pm except Sunday matinee which is at 2pm.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Skidmore College Orchestra
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Featuring: Skidmore Students Soloists Katherine Murphy, flute (Concerto Competition Winner) and Hanna Tonegawa, violin Featuring: Hue: Fantaisie for Flute and Orchestra Ravel: Pavane Pour une Infante Defunte Ravel: Tzigane Ravel: Music from Mother Goose Ballet


Sunday 3/6

 

Women's Tennis vs. Ithaca
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


FEATURED EVENT
 

"Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams" by Nilo Cruz
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box

"Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams" by Nilo Cruz

In Nilo Cruz's Hortensia and the Museum of Dreams, a brother and sister return to the Cuba from which they fled as children. The sister stumbles into Hortensia's life where she discovers a world of miracles and warmth that help her come to terms with her past. This magical and poetically told story challenges our capacity for hope and forgiveness.

Directed by Ilanna Saltzman '11

March 4-9

All performances at 8pm except Sunday matinee which is at 2pm.


 

Flute Guest Artist: Linda Chesis
Time: 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Linda Chesis is a world-renowned flutist and a full-time faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music. She has toured in Belgium, Great Britain, France, Germany, the United States, Korea, and Japan and has recorded works for EMI, Nonesuch, and Pickwick labels.

Tickets are available at www.skidmore.showclix.com


 

Master Class with Linda Chesis
Time: 7:30 PM- 9:30 PM

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

Linda Chesis is a world-enowned flutist and full-time faculty member at the Manhattan School of Music. She has toured in Belgium, Great Britain, France, Germany, the United States, Korea, and Japan and has recorded works for EMI, Nonesuch, and Pickwick labels.


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.


[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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