Office of Communications
March 5, 2012 - March 11, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Winter: Finally

Brunswick to have Skidmore debut
The documentary was filmed by men's tennis Coach Nate Simms.

Millhauser reading scheduled March 6

The award-winning author will share stories from his latest collection.

Theater artist Ibrahim Miari to present In Between

The solo show to be staged March 6 in the Dance Theater.

Malloy Lecture to feature sculptor Ursula von Rydingsvard

The artist is known for creating monumental cedar works.

Medieval cross reliquary to be visiting scholar's focus
Hunter College Professor Cynthia Hahn to lecture on campus March 8.

Model EU club travels to Poland for EUROSIM 2012

The students will share stories from their journey in an upcoming program on campus.

Skidmore dancers invited to perform at NYC's Joyce Theater
Invitation from Martha Graham company leads to March 14 performance.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Prasad lectures in India, Boyers a guest teacher, Vella gives colloquium talk.

Thoroughred sports update
Winter postseason ends; tennis teams, men's lacrosse score victories.






Daily Events

Monday 3/5

 

Flexing your International Experience on Your Resume (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - 181

Come learn more about what your future employers are looking for and how to highlight your study-abroad experience in your cover letter and resume.


 

Grammar and Style Workshop
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:20 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 382

This workshop will focus on creating a viable working thesis, choosing appropriate support, integrating sources smoothly, and maintaining momentum throughout a paper.


 

Teaching Computers to Read/Robust Text Recognition
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Is your smart phone smarter than a fifth grader? Not yet. Accurately translating a photograph of text into a digital text representation has been confounding computational scientists for well over a century. Humans (even fifth graders) still outperform computers at reading.

In this talk, I review why the problem is so difficult and present a probability model that learns to recognize text in images of everyday scenes.


 

Film Showing: "Brunswick" by Nate Simms (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Filene Recital Hall

"Brunswick" is a film about landscape change, told through the personal story of a farmer?s lifelong connection to his now-threatened land. The film weaves together the plight of Sanford Bonesteel, an aging farmer in his 90s, with the dynamics of small-town politics as a residential development is planned on Sanford?s former land.

The film takes place in Brunswick, N.Y., a small country town facing the challenge of balancing economic growth with the preservation of its rural character. It is a story both specific to Brunswick and yet recognizable to rural communities all over the United States.

About the filmmaker: After spending several years as a still photographer, Nate Simms became involved in documentary filmmaking. With film, he found a new medium for his ongoing interests in natural landscapes and land conservation. Simms continues to focus particularly on land use issues in Rensselaer County. A graduate of Middlebury College in Vermont, he has lived in New York?s Capital District for most of his life. Simms is currently the men's tennis coach at Skidmore.


 

Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In this politically charged and provocative tragicomedy, Bert V. Royal re-imagines the iconic Peanuts characters as teenagers and transports them to high school. "Dog Sees God" is a biting, yet extremely poignant, unauthorized parody that explores salient social issues such as bullying and harassment, homophobia, and the desperate quest to discover identity and meaning.

March 2-7, 2012

All performances at 8 p.m. except Saturday and Sunday matinees, which are at 2 p.m.


Tuesday 3/6

Noon Curator Tour
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 "Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary and "Pam Lins" with Ian Berry, Malloy curator at the Tang Museum.


"In Between"
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center

A semi-autobiographical, one-man show written and performed by Ibrahim Miari about the complexities of life for someone with dual identities, having both Jewish and Palestinian parentage. It portrays life in Acco, memories of war, and the struggle to shape and understand his own multi-faceted identity. Discussion immediately following.


 

Bert V. Royal's Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In this politically charged and provocative tragicomedy, Bert V. Royal re-imagines the iconic Peanuts characters as teenagers and transports them to high school. "Dog Sees God" is a biting, yet extremely poignant, unauthorized parody that explores salient social issues such as bullying and harassment, homophobia, and the desperate quest to discover identity and meaning.

March 2-7, 2012

All performances at 8 p.m. except Saturday and Sunday matinees. which are at 2 p.m..


Fiction Reading: Steven Millhauser
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium


Wednesday 3/7

 

Bert V. Royal's "Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead"
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In this politically charged and provocative tragicomedy, Bert V. Royal re-imagines the iconic Peanuts characters as teenagers and transports them to high school. "Dog Sees God" is a biting, yet extremely poignant, unauthorized parody that explores salient social issues such as bullying and harassment, homophobia, and the desperate quest to discover identity and meaning.

March 2-7, 2012

All performances at 8 p.m. except Saturday and Sunday matinees, which are at 2 p.m.


Thursday 3/8

 

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.


Lively Art: the Medieval Cross Reliquary
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium


Washington D.C., Happy Hour at Clyde's (Alumni)
Time: 5:30 PM- 11:00 PM

Join alumni, parents and friends for a happy hour at Clyde's on Thursday, March 8th beginning at 5:30 p.m. Mingle with old friends and make new ones too as you relax and unwind with fellow Skiddies!

For questions or to RSVP, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and College Events at: 518-580-5610. You may also RSVP online at Skidmore Connect.

Find us on Facebook at "Skidmore in DC" and we ask that you "like" us!


FEATURED EVENT

2012 Annual Malloy Visiting Artist Lecture: Ursula von Rydingsvard
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


Sunday 3/11

Naples, Glotzbach Luncheon (Alumni)
Time: 11:30 AM- 1:30 PM

Skidmore - Naples cordially invites alumni, parents, and friends to a luncheon hosted by Joanie Layng Dayton 63, Trustee Emerita and Robert J. Dayton, welcoming special guests President Philip A. Glotzbach and Marie B. Glotzbach.


Ongoing Events

FEATURED EVENT
  [2/18 - 6/3] "Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein"
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.

"Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein" marks the first comprehensive survey of Donald Moffett?s investigations into art history, paint, and form, providing insight into the breadth and range of his practice over the past twenty years. The exhibition selects from nine important bodies of work that reveal Moffett?s sustained political engagement and explore how he interrogates and blurs the definition of painting, incorporating nontraditional materials such as video and photography.

The Tang Museum is closed Mondays and major holidays. Beginning on February 18th this exhibition is open Tues- Sun 12-5pm.


  [2/18 - 4/15] "Extensions of the Eye: Three Women Photographers"
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.

Extensions of the Eye, curated by Laura Mintz ?12, presents photography by Barbara Morgan, Naomi Savage, and Kunié Sugiura from the Tang Collection. Using the body as a point of departure, these three artists explore issues of identity, process, and space. The exhibition opens on February 18th.

Tang Museum is open Tues - Sun 12-5pm. Closed on Mondays and major holidays.


FEATURED EVENT
  [2/18 - 5/20] "Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary"
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.

"Nancy Grossman: Tough Life Diary" brings together work from the past fifty years to demonstrate the wide-ranging, challenging nature of this important yet still largely under-appreciated artist. For over five decades, Grossman has created a powerful body of work that combines exquisite craftsmanship with a long-standing exploration of the nature of violence and power. The exhibition will feature a range of work from the artist?s immense oeuvre, including drawing, painting, printmaking, collage, assemblage, and sculpture.

The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. Beginning on February 18th, this exhibition is open, Tues-Sun 12-5pm.


  [2/18 - 4/22] "Opener 23: Pam Lins: Denver Gold"
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.

"Opener 23: Pam Lins: Denver Gold" Brooklyn-based artist Pam Lins explores the psychological and aesthetic potential of objects and images. While Lins refers to her work primarily as sculpture, she consistently questions traditional notions of the medium through its relationship to other forms of representation, most notably photography and painting. Mixing a love of formal, modernist art with a madcap, idiosyncratic sensibility, Lins?s work interrogates both itself and its engagement with architecture and viewers.

The Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays. This exhibition opens on February 18th, Tues-Sun, 12- 5pm


  [2/18 - 6/3] Elevator Music 20: Sharon Hayes
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.

Elevator Music 20: Sharon Hayes: I March In The Parade Of Liberty, But As Long As I Love You I'm Not Free"

For eight days between December 1, 2007 and January 12, 2008, Sharon Hayes walked from the New Museum at Bowery and Prince Streets in lower Manhattan to a different site of public address, stopping at street corners every few blocks and speaking a single, repeated love address to an anonymous and unnamed lover. Drawing from sources such as De Profundis, Oscar Wilde's letter to Lord Alfred Douglas, and slogans from early gay Liberation parades in New York City, the "love address" uses so-called private speech to get to the emotional imbrication of promise and disappointment in collective political action.

Part of a series of works by Hayes that deal with the relationship between personal and political desire and between love and politics, "I March In The Parade Of Liberty, But As Long As I Love You I?m Not Free", raises questions about war, the emotional landscape of protest actions and public speech.

Tang Museum is closed on Mondays and major holidays Open Tues-Sun 12- 5pm


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