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March 12, 2012 - March 18, 2012
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Daily Events

Monday 3/12

Sarasota, Ron Seyb Lecture and Luncheon (Alumni)
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:30 PM

Join Ron Seyb, Joseph C. Palamountain, Jr. Chair in Government and Associate Professor of Government, for an intriguing lecture about Super PACs followed by lunch. The language of campaign finance has always been fluid, with terms such as independent expenditures, bundling, soft money, and 527 group seemingly leaving the lexicon as quickly as they entered it. It is fair to say, however, that no provision of campaign finance law has received more play in a presidential campaign year as Super PAC has in this cycle. Even Stephen Colbert has joined the debate over Super PACs by forming his own Super PAC, the Definitely Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC, to highlight, in his view, the absurdities of current campaign finance law.

This talk will seek to demystify Super PACs by arguing that while Super PACs may appear to be a new and novel entry into American political campaigns, they are actually a predictable consequence of the Supreme Courts campaign finance rulings extending back to the Courts holding in Buckley v. Valeo in 1976.This talk will also address how Super PAC activity may be influencing the race for the Republican presidential nomination.It will contend that, pace Mr. Colbert, Super PACs can be as much a headache for as a help to a candidates presidential campaign.


Tuesday 3/13

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

Skidmore - Indian River cordially invites alumni, parents, and friends to a luncheon welcoming special guests President Philip A. Glotzbach and Marie B. Glotzbach.


Wednesday 3/14

Delray Beach, Ron Seyb Lecture and Luncheon (Alumni)
Time: 11:00 AM- 1:30 PM

Join Ron Seyb, Joseph C. Palamountain, Jr. Chair in Government and Associate Professor of Government, for an intriguing lecture about Super PACs followed by lunch. The language of campaign finance has always been fluid, with terms such as independent expenditures, bundling, soft money, and 527 group seemingly leaving the lexicon as quickly as they entered it. It is fair to say, however, that no provision of campaign finance law has received more play in a presidential campaign year as Super PAC has in this cycle. Even Stephen Colbert has joined the debate over Super PACs by forming his own Super PAC, the Definitely Not Coordinating with Stephen Colbert Super PAC, to highlight, in his view, the absurdities of current campaign finance law.

This talk will seek to demystify Super PACs by arguing that while Super PACs may appear to be a new and novel entry into American political campaigns, they are actually a predictable consequence of the Supreme Courts campaign finance rulings extending back to the Courts holding in Buckley v. Valeo in 1976. This talk will also address how Super PAC activity may be influencing the race for the Republican presidential nomination. It will contend that, pace Mr. Colbert, Super PACs can be as much a headache for as a help to a candidates presidential campaign.

To RSVP or for questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and College Events at 518-580-5610. Please RSVP by March 7, 2012.


Saturday 3/17

 

Men's Lacrosse vs. Clark
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Sunday 3/18

 

Albany Symphony Orchestra
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Featuring Eric Berlin, trumpet BEETHOVEN: Egmont Overture and String Quartet, Op. 135 (1st Movement) GEORGE TSONTAKIS: Trumpet Concerto (world premiere) DEBUSSY: Nuages & Fetes, from Nocturnes STRAVINSKY: The Firebird (1919 Version)


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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