Office of Communications
March 19, 2012 - March 25, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo


Skidmore Home Page Redesign

Linda G. Toohey named chair-elect of Skidmore board of trustees
Local civic, business leader has been a board member since 2001.

Zen teacher Nancy Mujo Baker to lecture March 19

She will explain how her two careers have intersected.

SaratogArtsFest to feature singer-songwriter Don McLean

Special ARTSPASS discount available for June 8 performance at Zankel.

Reproductive rights pioneer to speak Tuesday on campus
Bill Baird will discuss preserving reproductive rights in today's political climate.

Alumnus Jens Ohlin to give talk on contemporary warfare
He will discuss legal, philosophical questions raised by targeted killings.

Irish scholar to discuss Eurozone crisis
Professor Brigid Laffan will offer ways to respond Greek crisis.

Alumna Julianne Cartwright Traylor to deliver Harder Lecture March 22
Noted human rights activist will talk about corporate responsibility.

Taiko Project to showcase fresh interpretation of drumming
The group is the latest in the Filene Concert Artists Series.

Drawing to be focus of new Schick Art Gallery exhibition
Twelve contemporary artists will be featured in show that opens March 23.

String Festival to feature American String Quartet

Skidmore to welcome one of the world's finest quartets March 24.

Saratoga Reads announces next round of events
Activities include a presentation by NYT Bureau Chief Danny Hakim.

Thoroughbred sports update
Golf team wins in Dominican Republic; more reports from spring break contests.


Daily Events

Tuesday 3/20

 

Pershing Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B Conf Room

Come find out about Pershing's paid summer internship opportunity. They are a BNY Mellon company.


Rochester, Denise Smith Lecture and Reception (Alumni)
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Join alumni, parents and friends for a lecture by Professor Smith highlighting her research about the cardiac events associated with firefighters. Firefighters accept tremendous risks to protect the communities they serve, and most of us realize that firefighting is a dangerous activity. However, many are surprised to learn that sudden cardiac events are the leading cause of line of duty deaths among firefighters accounting for approximately 50% of their fatalities. Furthermore, firefighting has the highest occupational rate of line of duty death due to sudden cardiac events. This lecture will investigate individual factors and job stressors that increase the risk of a sudden cardiac event in this unique occupational group. The presentation will highlight research documenting the physiological strain associated with firefighting and recent efforts to find ways to mitigate that strain. After the lecture you will have an opportunity to connect with Professor Smith and other members of the Rochester Skidmore community.

Smith has been a member of the Skidmore faculty since 1990 and teaches classes in anatomy and physiology, exercise physiology, and the cardio respiratory aspects of human performance. She is regarded as an authority on the cardiovascular stresses associated with firefighting and was the 2009 Edwin M. Moseley Faculty Research lecturer. Selection as the Moseley Lecturer is the highest honor the Skidmore faculty can confer upon a colleague.

Please RSVP by March 13, 2012. Questions? Contact the Office of Alumni Affairs at 518-580-5610.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Lester W. Strock Lecture: Geology of the Marcellus "Shale": Dynamic Deposition in an Oxygen-Poor Devonian Sea
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium


Wednesday 3/21

Pershing, a BNY Mellon company Interviews (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 8:30 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B Conf Room

Preselected candidates that applied in CareerLink interview for Pershing's paid summer internship opportunities.


 

Targeted Killings: The Law & Philosophy of 21st Century Warfare
Time: 4:30 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 307

Whether by Hellfire missile fired from a Predator drone, or a commando raid by Navy Seals, targeted killings are remaking the landscape of 21st century warfare. Although praised for their deadly efficiency by their champions, these targeted killings raise urgent legal and philosophical issues.

In this lecture, Cornell Law School Professor Jens Ohlin (Skidmore Class of '96) will probe these questions: Are these acts of war or police measured? Are terrorists more like soldiers or civilians? Does the war against al-Qaeda have a battlefield?


 

Washington Semester Program Interest Meeting
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 100

Come learn more about the Washington Semester Program. The deadline to apply for the fall semester is April 1.


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Middlebury
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Film Screening: "Green Fire: Aldo Leopold and a Land Ethic for Our Time"
Time: 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

"Green Fire" is the first documentary film produced about legendary environmentalist Aldo Leopold, the well-loved author of "A Sand County Almanac," one of the most respected books about the environment ever published. Considered by many to be the father of wildlife management, Leopold was a national leader as a conservationist, forester, philosopher, educator, writer, and outdoor enthusiast.

The film highlights Leopold's extraordinary career, tracing how he shaped and influenced the modern environmental movement and why his legacy continues to inspire projects that connect people and land. "Green Fire" describes the formation of Leopold's idea of a land ethic, exploring how it changed one man and later permeated through all arenas of conservation. The film draws on Leopold's life and experiences and explores the deep impact of his thinking on conservation projects around the world.

The film features three of Aldo Leopold's children, Nina, Carl, and Estella, along with commentary from scholars, conservation leaders, environmental writers, scientists, and humanities experts.


 

Eurozone-Ireland Lecture
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Pohndorff Room


Thursday 3/22

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

Location: Case Center - in front of The Skidmore Shop


 

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.


FEATURED EVENT

F. William Harder Endowed Lecture: "Perspectives on Human Rights and Corporate Accountability"
Time: 5:15 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

The 28th Annual F. William Harder Lecture will be held on Thursday, March 22, 2012 with guest speaker Julianne Cartwright Traylor '68, president, board of directors, Human Rights Advocates. The title of the lecture is "Perspectives on Human Rights and Corporate Accountability."


 

Dunkerely Dialogue with artist Donald Moffett
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

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

Dunkerely Dialogue with artist Donald Moffett and Mason Stokes, associate professor and chair of the English Department at Skidmore College.

"Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein" runs through June 3, 2012.


 

Taiko Project
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

The Taiko Project ensemble of premiere drummers is dedicated to promoting and advancing the art of taiko by incorporating unconventional and innovative concepts to expand artistic boundaries. They are committed to preserving taiko as a dynamic element of Japanese American culture and heritage.


Friday 3/23

 

Introduction to Skidmore College for High School Juniors and Sophomores
Time: 8:00 AM- 2:30 PM

Location: TBD

8 a.m. Optional early tour of campus

9-9:30 a.m. Registration

9:30-10:15 a.m. Welcome

10:15-11 a.m. Student Panel

11:15-11:45 a.m. Applying to Skidmore

11:45-12:45 p.m. Walking tour of campus

12:45-1:30 p.m. Lunch in Dining Hall

1:30-2:30 p.m. Science-focused Tour (optional)

or

Arts-focused Tour (optional)


 

Cap and Gown/Skidmore Class Rings Day
Time: 9:15 AM- 5:00 PM

Location: Case Center - In front of The SkidShop

Jostens will be here to help our graduating senior class get set up with their caps and gowns.

They will also be here to display their collection of Skidmore rings and the official Skidmore class ring. Purchase a ring with Jostens on this date and get a great discounted price.


 

Softball vs. Cazenovia (Doubleheader)
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Softball Diamond


 

Gallery Talk: "Contemplations and Conjectures: 12 Artists" Invitational group show of drawings by twelve contemporary artists.
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center

Gallery talk by five of the twelve exhibiting artists from "Contemplations and Conjectures: 12 Artists." Speakers include Judith Braun, Meg Hitchcock, Charlotte Schulz, Lorene Taurerewa, and Antoinette Winters. Other artists in the exhibit are Sadaie Ayuko, Jeff Feld, Cynthia Ona Innis, Michael Schall, Ruijun Shen, Hiroyuki Shindo, and Sandy Winters.


 

Opening reception, "Contemplations and Conjectures: 12 Artists," an invitational group exhibition of drawings by contemporary artists
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Opening Reception for "Contemplations and Conjectures: 12 Artists"

Exhibiting artists are Sadaie Ayuko, Judith Braun, Jeff Feld, Meg Hitchcock, Cynthia Ona Innis, Michael Schall, Charlotte Schulz, Ruijun Shen, Hiroyuki Shindo, Lorene Taurerewa, Antoinette Winters, and Sandy Winters.


 

Senior Recital: Nicole Newell
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Nicole Newell, soprano


 

AIDS Benefit Presents: Come See Jon and Emma Get Naked: An Evening of Christopher Durang
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Jon and Emma Get Naked!: an Evening of Christopher Durang

Come See Jon and Emma Get Naked! It'll be funny! So much naked! And Long Island Iced Teas for all! Ugh, so much Long Island Iced Tea. One of the above will happen if you come to this evening of one-act plays by Christopher Durang. Jon Lemay and Emma Bridges star as Emma Bridges and Jon Lemay in this offbeat evening of comedy. Spoiler alert: no nudity or alcohol.

Directed by Kevin Berry

March 23rd and 24th. Wilson Chapel.


Saturday 3/24

 

Baseball vs. Rochester (Doubleheader)
Time: 1:30 PM

Location: Castle Diamond


 

AIDS Benefit Presents: Come See Jon and Emma Get Naked: An Evening of Christopher Durang
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Jon and Emma Get Naked!: an Evening of Christopher Durang

Come See Jon and Emma Get Naked! It'll be funny! So much naked! And Long Island Iced Teas for all! Ugh, so much Long Island Iced Tea. One of the above will happen if you come to this evening of one-act plays by Christopher Durang. Jon Lemay and Emma Bridges star as Emma Bridges and Jon Lemay in this offbeat evening of comedy. Spoiler alert: no nudity or alcohol.

Directed by Kevin Berry

March 23rd and 24th. Wilson Chapel.


 

American String Quartet
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Internationally recognized as one of the world's foremost quartets, the American String Quartet will present works by Josef Haydn, Bela Bartok, and Maurice Ravel.


Sunday 3/25

 

Baseball vs. Rochester (Doubleheader)
Time: 12:00 PM

Location: Castle Diamond


 

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


Boston, Ron Seyb Lecture and Reception (Alumni)
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 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 a reception. 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 they 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.

Immediately following the lecture, you are invited to the home of Beverly Harrison Miller 67, PA 99 and Wayne Miller PA 99 to enjoy fellowship with Professor Seyb and other members of the greater Skidmore community.


 

String Festival Finale
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

All festival quartets, with Skidmore faculty and the American String Quartet will join onstage for a group performance.


 

Senior Recital: Aaron Wallace
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Aaron Wallace


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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