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February 13, 2012 - February 19, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

2012 Student Art Exhibition (photo by Marielle Briant '14)

Students organize forum on New Energy Economy
Author Jeff Goodell to give keynote Thursday, Feb. 16.

Art History talk to focus on Muslim identity in British India

Saleema Waraich to present lecture on Valentine's Day.

Homerathon 2012 available via video
If you missed the event last week, check out this short film story.

Acclaimed artist Maureen Fleming on campus Feb. 16
She will discuss the changing role of art in society.

Ellen McLaughlin to stage Penelope this week
The one-woman show is based on the story of the wife of Odysseus.

Opening reception Feb. 18 for Tang spring shows

Three one-person shows to open later this week.

Vickie Tanner to present Running Into Me
Her solo show is about beating the odds.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Giguere gives invited lecture on Molecules that Matter, Taylor shares knowledge of Czech statesman Vaclav Havel.

Thoroughbred sports update
Ice hockey's hot weekend includes toppling top-ranked Norwich.

Daily Events

Monday 2/13

Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions Information Table
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - in front of The Skidmore Shop


Polo/Ralph Lauren Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

Come to this information session to hear about the company and their job, internship and training program opportunities.

Did you know....that we have an alumna, Kim Roy, Class of '80 in upper management at this prestigious company?

Tuesday 2/14


Annual Art History Lecture: Muslim Identity, Artistic Practice, and Authenticity in Early 20th-Century British India
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Annual Art History Lecture

Wednesday 2/15

Pre-Networking & Resume Workshop for New Energy Economy Forum (Open to campus community only.)

Location: Bolton Hall - 280

Thursday 2/16


Weekly meditation and movement
Time: 5:10 PM- 5:55 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Each session includes a mixture of chanting, silent meditation and yoga-type movement, focused on a particular quality or theme in our lives. All are welcome to attend single or multiple sessions, regardless of prior experience with either meditation or movement. Wear comfortable clothing to facilitate movement.


Jeff Goodell Lecture: New Energy Economy series
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Rolling Stone writer and bestselling author Jeff Goodell will come to campus to share his thoughts on climate change, renewable energy, and Big Coal.

This is an event in a series of events offered this week related to the New Energy Economy, and is put on in conjunction with the national organization Focus the Nation.


Maureen Fleming: The Changing Role of Art in Society
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Dance Center

Maureen Fleming is a choreographer and dancer who has gained international recognition on five continents for her singular form of multimedia performance.

The New York Times writes of her: "Fleming seemed to transcend the material world and enter a realm of pure spirit . . . a wondrous choreographic metamorphosis."

Why Read Aloud? (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn

Friday 2/17


The New Energy Economy Forum
Time: 12:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Lobby, Gannett Auditorium, PMH 202, PMH 303, Emerson Auditorium, Bolton 280

With speakers, panelists, and informational tables and a career networking session for students, this will be an event to help connect and educate students, faculty, staff, and regional community members about what is happening and what is possible when it comes to clean energy solutions. Many of the speakers and panelists will be from our region, some will be alumni of Skidmore College who work in this field in other states.

This will be an event that will highlight the new energy economy, and will include panels on the following topics: business & energy efficiency, business & innovation, transportation alternatives, homeowner solutions, Skidmore's progress, and policy around wind, solar, and hydrofracking.

Please join us for an informative event which can help us in advancing the new energy economy here in our area!

"Traces, Trances and Tracks: Aboriginal and Bushmen Hunting, Art, and the Re-enchantment of the World"
Time: 2:30 PM- 4:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

A Presentation by Mary Zeiss Stange, Professor of Women's Studies and Religion will be exploring the religio-cultural significance of the living traditions of indigenous hunter/forager peoples, represented in art forms which are timelessly rooted in the spirituality that arises from their intimate relationship with the land-a spirituality of key relevance today. Using the idea of tracks and tracking as its root metaphor, Stange's work oscillates between two comparative foci--ancient Aboriginal and Bushmen rock art, and contemporary Aboriginal and Khoi-San painting and printmaking?toward rediscovering in transcultural terms what one Aboriginal artist has called "the enchantment of being what we are."


Women's Basketball vs. RPI
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Ice Hockey vs. Castelton
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


Ellen McLaughlin's "Penelope"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

Award-winning actor and playwright Ellen McLaughlin and author of Ajax in Iraq, brings her one-woman theater piece Penelope to Skidmore. The play is based on the story of the patient wife of Odysseus, who knitted while waiting for her husband to return from the Trojan War. A woman's ex-husband appears at her door after an absence of 20 years, suffering from brain damage. A veteran of a modern war, he doesn't know who he is and she doesn't know who he's become. While they wait together for his return to himself, she reads him The Odyssey, and in the journey of that book, she finds a way into her former husband's memory and the terror and trauma of war.

February 17 at 8pm


Men's Basketball vs. RPI
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Ujima Jazz Cafe
Time: 10:00 PM- 12:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

Join Ujima for a night of spoken word and various Skidmore students and dancers who will perform in collaboration with a live jazz band.

Sponsored by Ujima, Late Night and the Office of Student Diversity Programs

Saturday 2/18


Women's Basketball vs. Union
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Men's Basketball vs. Union
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Dialogue with artist Nancy Grossman
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

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

Dialogue with artist Nancy Grossman and Elizabeth Streb, Director, STREB Lab for Action Mechanics.

Join us for a conversation with choreographer and performer Elizabeth Streb and visual artist Nancy Grossman, whose work is featured in the Tang survey" Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary". Sharing similarly uncompromising artistic visions, Streb and Grossman have been in dialogue for many years about their work.


Tang Opening Reception for Spring Exhibitions
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.

Opening Reception celebrating the spring exhibitions. "Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary", "Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein" and Pam Lins.


Vickie Tanner's "Running Into Me"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Mainstage

Running Into Me tells the compelling story of actor/writer Vickie Tanner beating the odds and succeeding, despite a misguided upbringing in the poor, urban neighborhood of Compton, CA. As she plays various family members and other characters in her troubled past, she also explores the lives of today?s urban youth through reenacted interviews she conducted during her 10 years of work with New York City teens. Tanner interweaves these interviews throughout her personal narrative, taking us on an odyssey into the minds of young people while painting an insightful portrait of her own roundabout journey: from Compton teenager to New York City actor, then back to the urban neighborhoods as a teaching artist.

February 18 at 8pm

Sunday 2/19


Albany Symphony Orchestra Concert
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

HAYDEN: Cello Concerto in D Major GITY RAZAZ: Cello Concerto (world premiere) AARON JAY KERNIS: Air for Cello and Orchestra VIVALDI: Double Cello Concerto

Ongoing Events

  [2/2 - 3/4] 2012 Juried Student Exhibition

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

2012 Juried Student Exhibition, featuring works by current Skidmore students in a range of mediums.

2012 Juror is Deborah Zlotsky, artist and Professor of Art at The College of Saint Rose.