Office of Communications
March 26, 2012 - April 1, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Golden to deliver Moseley Faculty Research Lecture March 29
The event is typically a high point of the academic year.

Kennedy Center's Kaiser named Carr Distinguished Scholar
His campus schedule includes meetings with students, public talk.

EAC to host Food Week March 26-31

The observance will focus on issues surrounding food.

Millhauser wins Story Prize

The prize recognizes the author's short story collection We Others.

Social Justice Week announced
Student-organized observance to consider issues from hunger to fair trade to domestic violence.

Smith authors Imperial Designs
The book is the first to deal with Italian colonial experience in China.

Sound engineer Adam Abeshouse to record student groups
Skidmore parent says this is a way for him to give back.

Public use of North Woods to be topic of open forum
March 29 event organized by students.

Classical guitarist David Russell next Sterne artist
His residency will include a March 30 performance in Zankel.

NYT bureau chief to lecture in Saratoga Reads event
Pulitzer Prize winner Danny Hakim featured in March 31 talk.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Five different news stories showcase Skidmore faculty.

Thoroughbred sports update
Baseball wins, softball splits.

Daily Events

Monday 3/26

 

Hunger Information Table
Time: 11:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Atrium

Come learn about issues related to hunger.


 

NYU School of Social Work Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor, Information Desk area

Stop by to find out more information on their program.


 

NYU School of Social Work Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor, Information Desk area

Stop by to find out more information on their program.


 

Living the Liberal Arts in Gender Studies (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - upstairs banquet room

If you are considering majoring or minoring in Gender Studies this program is for you. Come here what alumni are doing who majored in this subject.

Regina Calcagno '03, Community Organizer, Michigan Department of Civil Rights

Dana Marett '08

Katie Garcia '05, Gender Matters Program Coordinator Vanderbilt University

Reena Singh '98 Associate Director for State Consumer Health Advocacy Program


 

The Jews Who Are Not One
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis

The Jews Who Are Not One. Prof. Kritzman, an expert on modern French thought and on Jewish Studies, will consider the questionable notion that Jews in the world back a monolithic version of their faith and political views. In this perspective, Prof. Kritzman will address the positions of Jews with regards to Israel's status among other nations.


 

Oxfam Hunger Banquet (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd floor

1 in 7 people go hungry, but we must understand that hunger is not about too many people and too much food. Hunger is about power! Its roots lie in the unequal access that people have to resources. Join us at the hunger banquet for a visual representation of hunger and poverty around the world. Must RSVP to Rebecca Polley (rpolley@skidmore.edu) to reserve a seat.


 

Modern Job Skills You Need to Know Series (MoJo Mondays): Basic Web Skills (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 103

Learn info on creating and manipulating Web images and how to use an online Content Management System.


 

Hunger Panel
Time: 8:30 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Learn about the different causes of hunger, from science to economics. Refreshments will be provided.


Tuesday 3/27

 

Union Graduate College School of Education Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd Floor, Information Desk area

Union Graduate College School of Education has a 4+1 program with Skidmore for their MAT (Masters of Teaching in Education) Program.

They are still recruiting for the class of 2013, and also speaking to juniors and sophomores who might be interested in the program and would like to plan ahead.

They also have a new scholarship program that provides a $40,000 scholarship (tuition and living expenses) to students with undergraduate degrees in math and science who want to become certified to teach secondary science and math.


 

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 "Donald Moffett: The Extravagant Vein" with Rachel Seligman, Associate Curator at the Tang Museum.


Siena College?s annual Career, Internship, and Graduate School (Open to students only)
Time: 3:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: ARC (Alumni Recreation Center)

Information surrounding the fair can be found here: http://www.siena.edu/pages/3815.asp


 

Domestic Violence and the Legal System: Experiences from Inside the System
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Join us for a panel discussion and information session about the legal side of domestic violence with Lyn Murphy from the Saratoga County District Attorney?s Office and Christie Keegan from the Domestic Violence and Rape Crisis Center in downtown Saratoga Springs.


 

Crime after Crime Film Showing
Time: 8:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

A documentary about the legal battle to free Debbie Peagler, a woman imprisoned for over a quarter century due to her connection to the murder of the man who abused her. Refreshments will be provided.


Wednesday 3/28

 

Dream Act Dialogue (Open to students only)
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

What is the Dream Act? Should undocumented children who have been in America since childhood be allowed an opportunity to access higher education or join the U.S military? Should they be granted a pathway to citizenship? Let's talk about it. Come to learn about the Dream Act, watch the short documentary "Dreams-We all Have Dreams" and dialogue. If you are interested in taking action, we will show you how to write letters to congress, lobby, and show your support.


FEATURED EVENT

Carr Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture Series: Michael Kaiser
Time: 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Filene Recital Hall

The Office of the Dean of Special Programs and the Arts Administration Program are proud to sponsor an evening with Michael Kaiser.

Please join us for a discussion of the combination of artistic excellence and business acumen that has characterized his successful leadership of the Kennedy Center, the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, the American Ballet Theatre and London's Royal Opera House, as well as thoughts on career opportunities and the state of the arts.


Thursday 3/29

 

Softball vs. MCLA (Doubleheader)
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Softball Diamond


 

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.


 

North Woods Community Forum
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

North Woods Stewards and Environmental Studies Seniors Adam Schmelkin and Charlie Glassberg are holding a community conversation about the North Woods, in order to inform their Capstone Project, and to help provide a place for open discussion for the many user groups of the North Woods. Are you a jogger, hiker, dog-walker, student, birder, or just a person who likes having access to the North Woods? Come and join this discussion to help build a sense of stewardship and respect for this piece of property that many have the opportunity to enjoy. Refreshments will follow the event.


FEATURED EVENT

Edwin M. Moseley Faculty Research Lecture: Victorian Culture on Display: Decorative Objects in "the time of chivalry...the age of steam"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium


 

Bread and Puppet Theater
Time: 8:30 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

3 or 4 Plays from The Republic of Cardboard We are presenting three plays from the Cardboard Republic and one cantastoria (an illustrated text recital). The theme of the four pieces is: a depressed citizenry's uprising against a culture that pretends but fails to serve its urgent needs. Based on the theater's recent involvement with the Occupy Movement, all four pieces address issues and sentiments of that experience. The three plays are: Naked Cop Demand Rises as Unrest Continues Dire Circumstance Jubilation in Broad Daylight The title of the cantastoria is Upriser Calisthenics.


Friday 3/30

 

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)


 

Fair-Trade Market
Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Walkway

There are 27 million slaves in the world today, more than any other time in human history. We can make a difference by changing how we shop and what we eat. Come and learn more!


 

Arts & Crafts Sale for Education
Time: 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Location: Case Center - second floor

Come support Skidmore's artsiest and craftiest students, who will be selling their work in Case Center. 30% of any money you spend will go directly to The Jeneba Project (100% of any Jeneba Project items)


 

Taking a Stand: An Artist's Journey to Ending Human Trafficking
Time: 7:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

Singer Courtney Wong speaks about what human trafficking is, how she became involved with the issue, and how we, as young adults, can combat it. Refreshments will be provided.


 

David Russell, Classical Guitar
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Classical guitarist David Russell is world renowned for his superb musicianship and inspired artistry, having earned the highest praise from audiences and critics alike. He received a Grammy award in 2005 for his CD Aire Latino


Saturday 3/31

 

Women's Tennis vs. Vassar
Time: 1:00 PM


 

Cross-Class Workshop (Open to students only)
Time: 2:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn

In this experiential workshop, we will use dialogue, personal reflection, pair/share exercises and an interactive facilitation style to examine the complexities of class in our lives and communities.

We will explore the following questions: What is class? What does classism look like? How does class affect our relationships with people of similar and different backgrounds? What tools and resources can we use to think about and address class and classism?

Must RSVP-only 30 spots available!


Tucson, Cocktail Party (Alumni)
Time: 5:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Skidmore College is pleased to invite you to a cocktail party to enjoy an evening of friendship and an opportunity to socialize with the Skidmore community in Tucson.

The evening will be hosted by Linda Brafman Berke 61, Joel Bresler 82, Martha Dunkel Chilcott 49, Gail Bendix Jaffe 60, Linda Leedberg 67 and Jane London 62.


Sunday 4/1

 

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

Location: Castle Diamond


 

Softball vs. Utica (Doubleheader)
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Softball Diamond


 

Skidmore Wind Symphony
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall


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


  [3/23 - 5/6] Contemplations and Conjectures: 12 Artists

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

"Contemplations and Conjectures: 12 Artists" is an invitational group exhibition featuring a variety of drawings by twelve national and international contemporary artists. Artrists exhibiting work 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.


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