Office of Communications
September 26, 2011 - October 2, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Fall Arts (Percussions by Deb Hall)

Diversity educator Frances Kendall on campus this week
She'll give a public lecture on Monday and meet with campus groups during her visit.

College receives Presidential honor
Skidmore again named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll.

Campus to aid flood relief efforts
Collection to be taken for victims of recent floods in Schoharie County.

Hurst to launch new lecture series
She's the first to preview upcoming student-curated Schick exhibit.

Don't miss the Lib Dub!
SPAC to host premiere of community-wide video on Tuesday.

Solomon scholar to discuss crisis in art criticism

Public talk to focus on issues, practices in art criticism.

What comes after the Arab Spring?
Two scholars will discuss latest developments.

Baytelman, Vinci to present 'Celebration of the New'

Oct. 2 concert to feature work by American composers.

Taylor's new book earns high praise
The Great Lie offers info "every American needs to know."

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Murray receives a Rome Prize, Bibow a featured scholar.

Thoroughbred Sports Update
Men's golf, field hockey victorious.

Daily Events

Monday 9/26

 

"Talking Back to Artforum"
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.

2011 Solomon Residency:

Art Criticism: Issues & Practice

"Talking Back To Artforum" Artist and critic Nicolás Guagnini challenges the critical reception of his last exhibition in the September issue of "Artforum."


Senior Intro to Career Services: Jobs, Internships, Grad School, What's Next? We Can Help! (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

Attention Skidmore Seniors

You are highly encouraged to attend this program that will give you an overview of what Career Services has to offer you and how they can help you transition to the next stage of your life after Skidmore! (Think jobs, internships, grad school, gap year, etc.)


 

"What Will Move Us to Act?: Understanding and Interrupting Bias" with Dr. Frances Kendall
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Frances E. Kendall, Ph.D., is a nationally known consultant who has focused for more than 35 years on organizational change, diversity, and white privilege.

Author of "Diversity in the Classroom and Understanding White Privilege: Creating Pathways to Authentic Relationships Across Race", Kendall was recently named a 'Pioneer of Diversity' by Profiles in Diversity Journal. (http://www.franceskendall.com/)


Tuesday 9/27

 

Outlook Workshop: Skidmore's new Windows Live
Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

Skidmore has partnered with Microsoft to provide Windows Live to the campus community. It is a service that is used by current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees.

Windows Live offers access to many web based applications including:

Outlook.com?E-mail and calendaring with 10 GB of storage Messenger?Live chat, voice and video communication SkyDrive?25 GB of online storage Photo Gallery?Share photos and make slideshows


Revolution in the Arab World: The Morning After
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Discussion in two parts: "Islamists in post-revolution Egypt: Careful What You Wish For" and "Rebels and Regime Change in Libya"

"Islamists in post-revolution Egypt: Careful What You Wish For" Sumita Pahwa, an academic specializing in Egyptian Islamism, will discuss how the Muslim Brothers and salafi movements have shifted gear after the revolution and what role religion will play in a democratic Egypt.

"Rebels and Regime Change in Libya" Steve Negus, a veteran Middle East reporter who has just returned from Benghazi and Tripoli, will discuss Libya?s new rebel-led government and what a post-Qaddafi Libya may look like.


 

A Resolution of the Arts & Sciences: Lecture by Heather Hurst
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

You Are What You Paint?

Anthropology professor and archeological artist Heather Hurst speaks about her work creating watercolor illustrations of the ancient Mayan murals at Bonampek, Chiapas, Mexico, a three-year endeavor using imaging, pigment analysis, archeological reports, and historical documents, in collaboration with art historian Mary Miller of Yale University.

The ancient Maya had a vibrant tradition of painting murals on public walls, within private palaces, and in ritual buildings. The imagery, iconography, and rare painted texts of these artworks tell us about the lives of Maya peoples.

Yet the story is not all on the surface. Hidden beneath and within the layers of paint resides a narrative of the artists themselves. Using portable X-ray fluorescence (pXRF), the range and variation of materials used in painting is characterized. Materials science provides new data regarding the individual artists who painted murals of 2,000 years ago, and informs our future investigation of these artworks.

Heather Hurst graduated from Skidmore in 1997 and is now assistant professor of anthropology here. Her research concentration is mesoamerican archaeology. Heather worked as an archaeological illustrator on several field projects, including excavations in Honduras, Mexico, and Guatemala. Between 1999 and 2002, she and co-artist Leonard Ashby painted a half-size watercolor reproduction of the famous Bonampak murals from Chiapas, Mexico.

Heather received a John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Fellowship in 2004; her work has been published in "National Geographic," "Arqueología Mexicana," and the "New York Times," has been included in numerous exhibitions at venues such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the National Gallery of Art, and is held in the permanent collection of the Yale Univeristy Art Gallery and the Museo Nacional de Guatemala.


The Sense of a Sentence I: Grammar and Style Workshop (Open to students only)
Time: 5:20 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 282

How and why do sentences create sense? This workshop will review the fundamentals of sentences, including recognizing subjects and verbs and making sure subjects and verbs, as well as pronouns and antecedents, agree.


 

Mexico (film): Like Water for Chocolate (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium


 

Volleyball vs. Amherst
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Wednesday 9/28

 

Rosh Hashanah evening service
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Religious service for the evening of Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year


Thursday 9/29

 

Rosh Hashanah morning service
Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Religious service for the morning of Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year


 

Outlook Workshop: Skidmore's new Windows Live
Time: 10:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 110

Skidmore has partnered with Microsoft to provide Windows Live to the campus community. It is a service that is used by current students, faculty, staff, alumni, and retirees.

Windows Live offers access to many web based applications, including:

Outlook.com?E-mail and calendaring with 10 GB of storage Messenger?Live chat, voice and video communication SkyDrive?25 GB of online storage Photo Gallery?Share photos and make slideshows


Alternative Winter Break/Nicaragua Information Session
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Intercultural Center

Information Session

Coffee, Crafts and Culture A Learning and Cultural Exchange in Matagalpa, Nicaragua January 3 - 14, 2012


Friday 9/30

 

Men's Soccer vs. Hobart
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Invisible Children Screening of New Documentary "Tony"
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Come watch Invisible Children's new documentary, "Tony," and hear the story of a boy growing up during the devastating war in northern Uganda. Listen to a firsthand account from Alum Brenda, a survivor of the war, and learn about what you can do to help the Ugandan people, especially the children who have become caught in the middle.

The war in northern Uganda has been called the most neglected humanitarian emergency in the world today. For the past 23 years, the Lord?s Resistance Army (LRA) and the Government of Uganda (GoU) have been waging a war that has left nearly two million innocent civilians caught in the middle. The GoU's attempt to protect its citizens from this rebel militia has largely failed, resulting in an entire generation of youth that has never known peace. With dwindling approval for the LRA's cause and heightened government offensives, the rebels resorted to abducting children and indoctrinating them into their ranks. It is estimated that more than 90% of the LRA?s troops were abducted as children.

As the motives of the LRA become more ambiguous and their crimes more horrific, Invisible Children remains committed to seeking sustainable solutions to foster an environment that encourages peace. All of their programming is a partnership between those at Invisible Children and those in the Ugandan community. They focus on long-term goals that enable children to take responsibility for their future and the future of their country. Their programs are carefully researched and developed initiatives that address the need for quality education, mentorships, the redevelopment of schools, resettlement from the camps, and financial stability.


 

$5 Movie: Denis Villeneuve's "Incendies"
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway

Film Appreciation Troupe (F.A.T.) is going to see Denis Villeneuve's Academy Award-nominated film "Incendies," based on the play by Wajdo Mouawad, on Friday, Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Saratoga Film Forum (a nonprofit organization). The French/Arabic language (with English subtitles) film follows a Canadian brother and sister who, upon their mother's death, journey to the Middle East to search for the father they thought was dead and a brother they didn't know existed.

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 10/1

Walk for Saratoga Mentoring
Time: 9:00 AM- 11:00 AM

Location: Case Center


 

Men's Soccer vs. RIT
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Whitman Advantage Program Reception & Football Game Syracuse vs Rutgers (Open to campus community only.)

Location: Syracuse University, Whitman School of Managment

In celebration of the launch of the Whitman Advantage Program at the Whitman School of Management at Syracuse University, they are inviting faculty and students to join them for a day on campus.

Learn more about being a part of their program and what it means for Skidmore.

You'll have an opportunity to meet with faculty, deans, current students, alumni, and more!

In addition, school spirit will be in full-effect home football game at the Carrier Dome!

Save the date and plan for a day full of experiences that only the Whitman School of Management and SU can offer!


Sunday 10/2

 

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

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Celebration of the New. Piano and Flute
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Senior Artist-in-Residence Jan Vinci, flute Distinguished Artist- in - Residence Pola Baytelman, piano. This special flute and piano recital will feature works by American composers including Jennifer Higdon's Flute Poetic (2010) commissioned by the performers for the opening of the Arthur Zankel Music Center.


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.


[9/22 - 12/15] Weight Watchers
Time: 11:45 AM - 1:00 PM

Location: North Hall & Hoge Heating Plant - Large Conf. Room #134

New Weight Watchers session beginning 9/22 in North Hall. Call Pat if interested. Open to anyone who is available attend at the noon time.


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