Office of Communications
October 3, 2011 - October 9, 2011
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Fall Sports

Cornell University scholar to present Fiscus Lecture
Bernadette Meyler to lecture Oct. 6

Saratoga Reads announces top five books

Public voting starts for this year's book of choice.

Memory and amnesia expert to lecture

Suparna Rajaram will discuss "Memory in Social Context" Oct. 6

Flip Phillips to discuss human visual perception
Oct. 4 talk is next in series related to upcoming Schick gallery show.

North Woods tour, service day announced

Events designed to showcase the resources of Skidmore's wooded area.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Buchanan named Hall of Famer, Limoli curates dance exhibition.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Women's soccer, men's tennis victorious in weekend action.


Daily Events

Monday 10/3

 

Harmonic Brass Master Class (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:20 PM- 1:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall


 

Mathematics and Computer Science Department Fall Open House (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Banquet Rooms 1 & 2

Mathematics and Computer Science Department Fall Open House.

Enjoy pizza, tossed salad, desserts, beverages and conversation! Meet the Mathematics and Computer Science Department Faculty. Learn about our classes and Major/Minor Programs. Meet actual Math/CS Majors and Minors. Learn how you can participate in the life of the department!

Enter to win a door prize! (Must be present to claim prize.)


Tuesday 10/4

 

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?Email 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


 

A Resolution of the Arts & Sciences: Lecture by Flip Phillips
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Professor Flip Phillips (Psychology) will speak on experiments his laboratory has done on visual perception of three-dimensional shapes, using a 3-D scanner and a 3-D printer that builds solid objects.


 

Men's Soccer vs. Southern Vermont
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

German Hip Hop Concert
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

German Hip Hop Concert on Tuesday, October 4th at 8 p.m. in the Dance Theater. Come hear Berlin DJ Rappers Pyranja and Amewu Nove in a free concert.


 

German Hip Hop Free Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center

Come hear Berlin DJ Rappers Pyranja and Amewu Nove.


 

The State of the Environment Report from ES Study-Abroad Students
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

Are you interested in global environmental issues? Interested in studying abroad? Have you recently come back from time abroad? If so, please join us next Tuesday evening for the first annual "State of the Environment Report" featuring a panel of returning ES study-abroad students who studied abroad last year discussing environmental issues across the globe and how their experiences have helped to transform them as well as complement and connect to their Skidmore careers. Countries represented include Costa Rica, Iceland, India, Vietnam, Tanzania and more!

This is a great opportunity for those of you just starting to think about study abroad options but we also want to encourage those of you who have spent time abroad to join us for the discussion.


Wednesday 10/5

Kaplan Test Prep Information Table
Time: 9:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - in front of The Skidmore Shop


 

Teach for America Information Session
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

Ashley graduated from Ithaca College in '09 and was placed in Memphis, TN. Come hear about her unique experience and find out what it takes to apply and be a TFA Teacher.


 

Voting with Rubber Bands, Weights, and Strings
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Abstract: Suppose each voter ranks three candidates p, q, and r for president. How should we decide the winner? Here is a bizarre voting system: We arrange six points as the vertices of a hexagon, labeled with the six possible rankings. Each voter loops one end of a rubber band around the vertex with their ranking, and the other end around one movable point O. O is released, it achieves an equilibrium position, and the winner is determined by the ranking on the vertex closest to O.

Surprisingly, this voting system is identical to another, well-known system known as the ?Borda Count?.

We?ll address some of the following questions: -Can a computer pretend to be a bunch of rubber bands? -How can dishonest voters use their rubber bands to stretch the truth? -What happens if we replace rubber bands with strings and weights? -Why do weights and strings yield fewer ties than rubber bands?


 

Information Session for Berlin travel Seminar, "Glitter and Doom"
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - 202


 

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


 

Intergroup Relations Informational Session for Race Dialogues; Spring 2012 (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Tisch Learning Center - 203

Students interested in the two-credit dialogue courses on race in spring 2012 are invited to learn more at this meeting.


Mandatory Job-Shadowing Orientation (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 204 Career Services Office

All students are welcome to apply for Skidmore?s job-shadowing program.

Job-shadowing is an opportunity for students to spend one or more days with alumni/professionals currently working in a career field and location of interest during winter break.


Thursday 10/6

Memory in a Social Context: Does Collaboration Help or Hurt Memory?
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Professor Suparna Rajaram from the State University of New York at Stony Brook will deliver the Psychology Research Colloquium titled "Memory In A Social Context: Does Collaboration Help or Hurt Memory?" The talk will be in Davis Auditorium on Thursday, October 6 at 5:30 pm. The event is sponsored by NSF, NSF/SUN and the Psychology Department.


 

Information Session for Berlin travel Seminar, "Glitter and Doom"
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - 202


 

Intergroup Relations Informational Session for Race Dialogues; Spring 2012 (Open to students only)
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Tisch Learning Center - 203

Students interested in the two-credit dialogue courses on race in spring 2012 are invited to learn more at this meeting.


Mandatory Job-Shadowing Orientation (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 204 Career Services Office

All students are welcome to apply for Skidmore?s job-shadowing program.

Job-shadowing is an opportunity for students to spend one or more days with alumni/professionals currently working in a career field and location of interest during winter break.


 

$5 Movie: Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip"
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Saratoga Film Forum, 320 Broadway

Film Appreciation Troupe (F.A.T.) is going to see Michael Winterbottom's "The Trip," a British comedy featuring Steve Coogan ("The Other Guys," "Night at the Museum") and Rob Brydon ("Shaun of the Dead") as themselves, on Thursday, Oct. 6 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!!!!!


FEATURED EVENT

The Ronald J. Fiscus Lecture in Constitutional Law: "Common Law Originalism: Constructing Constitutional Meaning from Transatlantic Legal Contexts."
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Bernadette Meyler is Professor of Law and English at Cornell University, where she teaches a range of courses on constitutional law and law and the humanities. She has also served as the Leah Kaplan Visiting Professor in Human Rights at Stanford Law School and the inaugural Mellon/LAPA Fellow in Law and the Humanities at Princeton University. Professor Meyler is currently completing two book projects, "Common Law Originalism" (under contract, Yale UP) and "Theaters of Pardoning: Four Chapters on the Concept of Sovereignty from Shakespeare to Hobbes" (under review, Stanford UP).

Her articles have appeared in numerous law reviews and peer-reviewed journals, including, among others, the Stanford Law Review, Cornell Law Review, UCLA Law Review, Boston College Law Review, Georgetown Immigration Law Journal, Law, Culture, and the Humanities, Diacritics, Studies in Law, Politics, and Society, and Theory and Event. She received a Mellon Fellowship in Humanistic Studies and a Chancellor's Fellowship to complete her doctorate in English at the University of California, Irvine. Following law school at Stanford, she clerked for the Hon. Robert A. Katzmann of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.


Friday 10/7

Faculty Meeting
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium


FEATURED EVENT
 

SEC Big Fall Concert with TV on the Radio
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center

TBA


Yom Kippur Evening Service
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Religious service for the evening of Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement


Saturday 10/8

Yom Kippur morning service
Time: 10:00 AM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater

Religious service for the morning of Yom Kippur - the Jewish Day of Atonement


 

North Woods Presentation & Tour
Time: 1:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 280

The present Skidmore College campus is located on land that prior to 1960 was known as Woodlawn. Its grounds contained largely forested land with a large lawn, several estate homes and more than 20 miles of trails dating back more than a century. Some of the historic carriage trails still remain and are part of the Skidmore North Woods trail system. On October 8th join Associate Professor and Chair of the Economics Department, Robert Jones, for a short overview of the history of the North Woods in Bolton 280 from 1:00pm to 1:30 pm and then a tour of the North Woods following some of those historic carriage trails from 1:30-3:00 pm.

Participants should meet in Bolton 280 at 1:00 for the talk. Participants should meet in the Palamountain/Gannett Lobby at 2:00 for the start of the walk. In the event of rain, Professor Jones will offer a narrated video tour in Bolton 280.


 

Women's Soccer vs. Vassar
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Sunday 10/9

 

Women's Soccer vs. Bard
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


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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