Office of Communications
September 19, 2011 - September 25, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Fall Arts (Percussions by Deb Hall)

Geoscientist travels to Africa in wake of record-breaking floods
Nichols receives NSF grant to further research in Namimbia.

Environmental pioneer Lois Gibbs to deliver ES keynote Sept. 19
Hydrofracking will be the topic when Gibbs visits campus.

Judaica scholar Irvin Ungar to present Fox-Adler talk Sept. 22
"Arthur Szyk: Illustrator Extraordinaire!" is lecture title.

Greenberg scholar to focus on Jerusalem's sanctity in Islam

Daniella Talmon-Heller of Ben-Gurion University will lecture as part of her residency.

Family-friendly concert to feature Tom Chapin

The noted singer/songwriter will perform in concert at Zankel Sept. 22.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Nichols presents at international science meeting, D'Abate gives invited talk on mentoring, Thompson updates OUP Blog.

Thoroughbred Sports update

Field hockey remains undefeated, women's soccer also victorious.


Daily Events

Monday 9/19

FEATURED EVENT
 

ES Welcome Reception & Keynote Address featuring Lois Gibbs, Executive Director Center for Health, Environment & Justice
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium/Palamountain Lobby

Lois Gibbs will give our Keynote Address: "What's All the Fracking Fuss? Environmental Health and Justice Issues in NY from Love Canal to Fracking," followed by our Annual Welcome Reception featuring ES faculty, staff and students, local environmental organizations, internship opportunities, campus greening opportunities, research opportunities and more.

Our local partner organizations represent groups working on issues of sustainability, open space, water quality, farmland protection, watershed management, conservation, renewable energy and green building.

This is a great time for students to inquire about opportunities for internships , independent studies, study abroad, volunteer work and other exciting opportunities to complement their academic studies.

This event is open to all members of our community and we encourage any one interested in these programs or opportunities to join us.


Tuesday 9/20

 

Skidmore in Paris Interest Meeting (Open to students only)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 202

Thinking about studying off-campus next spring? Come learn more about the program options in Paris! Skidmore now offers two program options in Paris in the spring: the Advanced Studies for upper-intermediate and advanced French language students and the Arts & Business program for students with little to no background in French.

Preference is given to applicants who have a 3.0 GPA and have at least second-semester sophomore standing. Students at all language levels are encouraged to apply.


 

Men's Soccer vs. Cazenovia
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


FEATURED EVENT
 

Greenberg Scholar-in-Residence Lecture
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

"The first of the two directions of prayer, the second of mosques, the third of sanctuaries: Jerusalem in Islamic thought and history"

According to Islamic lore, Jerusalem preceded Mecca as the first direction of prayer for Muslims. The Prophet Muhammad paid it a visit on his miraculous night journey; 'Umar, the second caliph, accepted the surrender of its Bishop in 636, the Umayyad caliphs adorned its Temple Mt. with the magnificent edifices of the Dome of the Rock and the Mosque of al-Aqsa; Crusaders and warriors of Jihad competed for it in the Middle Ages; Jews and Muslims swear never to give it up today.

Daniella Talmon-Heller (Ben-Gurion University of the Negev) will explain the special place of Jerusalem in Islamic thought and history from the 7th until the 21st century, and the role it is expected to play at the end of times.


Wednesday 9/21

 

Noon Curator Tour of "I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith"
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.

Noon Curator Tour of "I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith"


Gallery talk with exhibiting faculty artists
Time: 4:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Gallery talk with exhibiting Art Department faculty artists: Leslie Ferst, ceramics; Deb Hall, graphic design; Robert Parke-Harrison, photography; David Peterson, jewelry.


 

Live Online Webinar with the Peace Corps (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: in the comfort of your room!

Topic: In this LIVE webinar you will learn how to land a Peace Corps volunteer position as well as how to apply for full-time employment at The Peace Corps. If you have ever asked the questions: What are the benefits of being in Peace Corps? What would I do? Where would I go? How does one become a volunteer? What jobs are available at the Peace Corps? What doors open up after the Peace Corps? Then this webinar is for you. You will also have the opportunity to ask questions directly to The Peace Corps recruiters.

About The Peace Corps: Peace Corps is ?The Toughest Job You?ll Ever Love?. This year is the 50th anniversary of Peace Corps; take this time to reflect on how you can be a greater citizen of the world. Joining the Peace Corps provides an American with a unique opportunity to represent their country, while impacting the lives of others. Life is calling. How far will you go?


 

Women's Soccer vs. Union
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Thursday 9/22

FEATURED EVENT
 

Fox Adler Endowed Lecture by Irvin Ungar on Arthur Szyk's illustrated books.
Time: 5:15 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Lecture by Irvin Ungar on Arthur Szyk's illustrated books.


Tom Chapin Sings for Peace and the Environment
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center

Tom Chapin, popular singer/songwriter, will perform his own and many other topical compositions about the turbulent times we live in. He will bring a socially relevant musical experience to us, focussed on the issues of hunger, poverty, the environment, war and peace. He is the brother of Harry Chapin, who died in a car accident at the height of his folk music career in 1981. This performance occurs in conjunction with the Saratoga Springs Peace Week. It is free and open to the public.


Friday 9/23

 

Field Hockey vs. William Smith
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


 

Volleyball vs. Union
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

$5 Movie: James Marsh's "Project Nim"
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway

Film Appreciation Troupe (F.A.T.) is going to see James Marsh's Project Nim, a documentary about a chimp abandoned by its mother and taken in by a family living on the upper West Side in the 1970s, on Friday, Sept. 23 at 7:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Film Forum (a nonprofit organization).

A synopsis, some reviews, and the trailer can be found by clicking on "View Website." Popcorn $2; all other concessions only $1 per item!!!!!


Saturday 9/24

 

Field Hockey vs. Rochester
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


 

Women's Soccer vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

FOSA Benefit Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center - Intramural Gym

Friends of Skidmore Athletics Benefit Dinner and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony with guest speaker, David Palmer, former pitcher for Montreal Expos, Atlanta Braves, Philadelphia Phillies and Detroit Tigers.


Sunday 9/25

 

F.A.T's Movies Through the Decades: "Duck Soup" featuring the Marx Brothers
Time: 3:00 PM- 4:10 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

This year's Film Appreciation Troupe (F.A.T.) theme is "Movies Through the Decades," starting with the 1930s this September. We will be showing the 1930s comedy "Duck Soup," featuring the Marx Brothers. Snacks will be provided!

The film is only 70 minutes long, so take a short break from studying on Sunday and enjoy some good old-fashioned slapstick comedy!

Duck Soup on IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0023969/


Ongoing Events

FEATURED EVENT
  [9/3 - 12/30] Opener 22: Whiting Tennis
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

Whiting Tennis creates paintings, sculptures, and drawings populated by mysterious forms that are at once recognizable yet otherworldly.


FEATURED EVENT
[9/15 - 10/16] Selected Faculty Exhibition

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Exhibition of new work by selected members of Art Department. 2011 exhibitors include: Leslie Ferst, ceramics; Deb Hall, graphic design; Robert Parke-Harrison, photography; David Peterson, jewelry.


FEATURED EVENT
  [9/17 - 12/30] Tang Exhibition: "I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith"
Time: 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM

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

"I Myself Have Seen It: Photography and Kiki Smith" is the first comprehensive survey of artist Kiki Smith's work in photography. The exhibition will explore four distinct roles photographs play as central elements in the development of Smith's aesthetic and in the creation of her art.


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