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March 21, 2011 - March 27, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Nicaragua Trip

Students take lead on international challenges
The earthquake in Japan and poverty in Uganda top the post-break agenda.

Nine Star Hotel to be screened

Director of award-winning documentary to participate in Q & A.

John Torreano to return to campus as Malloy Visiting Artist
Illustrated lecture is planned for March 22.

ArtsFest discount passes available until March 31
Make plans now to attend the fifth ArtsFest in June.

Schick Gallery to open Mercurial Objects: Luxuriant Obsession
A reception and gallery talk will help launch new exhibition.

Alumni Art Exhibition to open at Tang

Four alumni artists to be featured in new show.

A big weekend for music on campus
Zankel to welcome pianist Christopher O'Riley and the seventh annual String Festival, featuring a return of the acclaimed Ying Quartet.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Goodwin and Stange have major publications, Advancement team has fun while doing good.

Daily Events

Monday 3/21

Ballet Master Class.
Time: 12:20 PM

Location: Dance Center

Seventh Annual Nets Sports Career Fair
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:30 PM

Location: Prudential Center ? Newark, NJ

Nets Basketball invites you to visit representatives from local area sports organizations. Find out about full-time positions and available internships from professionals who are in your field of interest including public relations, communications, sales and marketing, finance, broadcasting and many more. Nets vs. Indiana Pacers ? 7 p.m. Registration allows access to both the Sports Career Fair and the Nets Basketball game against the Indiana Pacers later that evening at 7.

Here is a brief list of confirmed companies participating: ? National Basketball Association ? New Jersey Devils ? The Gazelle Group ? United States Tennis Association ? Red Bull New York ? Philadelphia 76ers ? The Barclays/PGA Tour ? Madison Square Garden ? WFAN ? more TBA

Early registration is recommended as this event fills quickly?admission is limited to the first 500 orders. Registration includes admission to both the career fair and to the NETS vs. Pacers game at 7 p.m.: $10 each - regular price is $20 each, 100 level corner end zones $25 each - regular price is $50 & $38 each, lower level corners Please click on the link and purchase the desired ticket option of your choice. You will not be considered ?registered? unless you have purchased a ticket to the Nets vs. Indiana Pacers game. Tickets will be e-mailed to you within minutes of purchase. Additional information regarding the Sports Career Fair including specific companies participating, directions, etc. will be communicated to you via email as the event date approaches.

Tuesday 3/22


2011 Annual Malloy Visiting Artist Lecture: John Torreano
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium


Women's Lacrosse vs. Castleton
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


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

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

This is the sixth and final 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.

Wednesday 3/23


Admissions Open House for HS Juniors and Sophomores
Time: 9:00 AM- 2:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall

The Admissions Office encourages high school juniors and sophomores to attend one of our six open house programs this spring: Introduction to Skidmore: Beginning the College Search Process. The program includes remarks from the directors of Admissions and the First-Year Experience, a student panel, application information, and general campus tours as well as tours of the science and arts facilities. All the Spring 2011 open house dates are listed below:

Wednesday, February 23

Wednesday, March 23

Wednesday, March 30

Wednesday, April 6

Tuesday, April 12

Thursday, April 21


Men's Lacrosse vs. Williams
Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field

Thursday 3/24


Rahul Acharya Indian Dance Lecture and Demonstration
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Classical Indian lecture and demonstration

Fiction Reading by Chang-rae Lee
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Chang-rae Lee will be reading selections from his four best-selling novels: Native Speaker (1995), A Gesture Life (1999), Aloft (2004), and The Surrendered (2010). Lee's work has received numerous awards and citations, including the Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award, the American Book Award, the Barnes & Noble Discover Award, ALA Notable Book of the Year Award, the Anisfield-Wolf Literary Award, the Gustavus Myers Outstanding Book Award, and the NAIBA Book Award for Fiction.


Living the Liberal Arts: Economics Career Panel and Reception (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd Floor, Room 4

Find out about Living The Liberal Arts - Alumni, students, and faculty explore the major and careers in economics.

If you are majoring or minoring in economics or just thinking about it, attending this program is a must!

Panelists to be announced

Dunkerely Dialogue with artists from "Alumni Invitational 3"
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.

Dunkerley Dialogue with Artists from "Alumni Invitational 3"


Master Class with Christopher O'Riley
Time: 7:30 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

"O'Reily played so delicately that he seemingly left no fingerprints on the keys, yet his melodies sung out with sweet clarity." - The Washington Post

The Farmer & The Horse
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Film followed by a panel discussion. From award-winning journalist Jared Flesher comes The Farmer and the Horse, a film that digs into difficult questions about sustainability, self-sufficiency, and why we do the work we do. Flesher?s film goes beyond the usual platitudes of smiling organic farmers talking about the good life. Farming is hard work?especially if you don?t use a tractor. The Farmer and the Horse is a film every young farmer should see. So should everyone who cares about land use, the environment, and good food. Film followed by a discussion with filmmaker Jared Flesher, Skidmore Student Anna Graves, who organized a Farming Spring Break trip this semester, and local young farmer Michael Kilpatrick. Refreshments will be served.

Friday 3/25


"When 'Philosopher' was a bad name: the origins of philosophos"
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206

Come join us to hear Christopher Moore (Visiting Assistant Professor of Philosophy) as he tells a new story about the coinage of the Greek name philosophos ('philosopher'), and thus about the origins of a class of people called philosophoi ('philosophers'). He argues that the traditional etymology ?lover of wisdom? misleads us, as do the stories that people first called themselves philosophers to vaunt their modesty ('Naturally, I'm not yet wise!') or their estimation of wisdom ('Gosh, I love it and have got to have it!'). He suggests that the name may have been coined instead as an ironic, even comic or derisive, label applied to people who acted as though they were trying to attain the status of sophos (wise person, 'eminence gris') in a weirdly indolent or roundabout way. In sum: if you usually speak of philosophers sneeringly, you probably have total historical precedent!

We look forward to seeing you!


Schick Art Gallery Opening Reception: Invitational Group Exhibition
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Invitational Group Exhibition, A Group Exhibition by Artists working in three-dimensional media. More info to come.


Christopher O' Riley, pianist
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

?O?Riley played so delicately that he seemingly left no fingerprints on the keys, yet his melodies sung out with sweet clarity.? -The Washington Post

Tickets are available at


Ujima Jazz Cafe Jam
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

Alexis Wint will perform spoken word, accompanied by various Skidmore students and dancers in collaboration with a live jazz band.


Eastern College Career Day - New York (Open to students only)

Location: Radisson on Broadway, New York, NY

Interviewing event

Saturday 3/26


Men's Lacrosse vs. Merchant Marine Academy
Time: 2:00 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.


Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Grammy Award-winning Ying Quartet returns to Skidmore. The World renowned quarter will perform the following works: Arensky Quartet No. 2 Op. 35a, Moravec Anniversary Dances, Mendelssohn Quartet Op.80, and Novacek Three Rags for String Quartet.

?Ying Quartet thrills with skill, passion at Zankel.? - The Daily Gazette

Tickets are available at

Sunday 3/27


Skidmore String Festival Finale
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Collaborative concert with the Ying Quartet, String Festival quartets, and Skidmore students and faculty


Softball vs. Castleton (Doubleheader)
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Softball Diamond

Documentary Film: "Beyond Belief"
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall

Susan Retik and Patti Quigley were both pregnant when their husbands were killed on 9/11. Family, friends, and support from around the world enabled them to rebuild their lives. Choosing to transcend the prevalent response of anger and violent retaliation, they founded the organization Beyond the 11th, to reach out to Afghan widows with whom they felt a kinship. In 2006, Susan and Patti traveled to Afghanistan to meet their Afghan counterparts and see firsthand the work of the organization they founded. "Beyond Belief" documents this journey.

Q & A with Susan Retik following the film Suggested donation: $10

All proceeds donated to Beyond the 11th Film: 92 minutes

Beyond the 11th,, is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that empowers widows in Afghanistan who have been afflicted by war, terrorism, and oppression. It supports programs that enable widows to support themselves and their families by providing grants to partner NGOs in Afghanistan and funding education and income-generation opportunities that are sustainable and culturally appropriate. All donations are 100% tax deductible.

Ongoing Events

  [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.

  [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.