Office of Communications
April 2, 2012 - April 8, 2012
Scope Weekly


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Daily Events

Monday 4/2

Dallas, Glotzbach Reception (Alumni)
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

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


 

"Ask and Ye Shall Receive? The Dynamics of Employer-provided Flexible Work Options and the Need for Public Policy"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Do managers use ascriptive information in deciding which requests for flexible work scheduling to grant among employees. And, do employees comprehend this managerial bias in deciding whether to ask for flexible work arrangements?

Study 1 found that managers were most likely to grant flex-time to high-status men seeking flexible schedules in order to advance their careers. In contrast, flexible scheduling requests from women were unlikely to be granted irrespective of their job status or reason.

In Study 2, we found that employees were unaware of these managerial biases: women assigned high-status jobs and requests for career-advancement reasons were the most likely to think their requests would be granted, while men in the same scenarios were least likely to believe this.

Organizational and policy implications are discussed.


 

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

Location: Harder Hall - 103

Learn info about

? blogs ? search-engine optimization ? Twitter ? Facebook ? tracking and managing (excel plug-in) ? Four Square


Tuesday 4/3

Houston, Glotzbach Reception (Alumni)
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Skidmore - Houston cordially invites alumni, parents, and friends to a reception hosted by Nancy Hamilton 77 and Chip Babcock welcoming special guests President Philip A. Glotzbach and Marie B. Glotzbach.


 

The Fullbridge Program Summer Term Business Boot Camp Information Session
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206

The Fullbridge Program Summer Term Business Boot Camp Through an intensive, accelerated 4-week business boot camp, The Fullbridge Program prepares thoughtful, high-potential undergraduates to transition successfully from college to workplace. We guide you to fluency in the essential language of business and finance and give you a skill base that is applicable to a range of business-oriented professions, from established industries to start-ups to NGOs.

The Summer Term will be rigorous and transformative; you will earn a serious business toolkit and the confidence and self-awareness you need to handle whatever your first job throws at you.


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Mount Holyoke
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Wednesday 4/4

 

Working Families Party Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 AM- 3:00 PM

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

The Working Families Party is a progressive grassroots party that fights for the 99%. (http://www.workingfamiliesparty.org/jobs/)

Formed by a coalition of labor unions, community organizations and grassroots activist, our aim is to make our economy and our democracy work for all of us, not just the wealthy and well-connected. We elect progressive candidates, win groundbreaking issue campaigns and shape the debate in city halls and state capitols in New York, Connecticut and Oregon...and we?re growing fast.

The WFP is poised to take advantage of this moment to translate activist energy into policies that will make people?s lives better. Over the last twelve years, WFP has come to have a major role in New York political advocacy, electoral campaigns, issue based campaigns and helping to shift and change the debate.

WFP is seeking, fun, talented, determined and outgoing activists to help mobilize support on economic & social justice campaigns. These are paid positions.

Staff serve as one of the prime builders of the WFP?s supporter/voter base and a key shaper of the party?s public brand. In addition staff works with WFP colleagues to integrate issue campaigns with the work of other departments and the party's broader priorities.

WFP invests in passionate people with excellent communication skills and for those exemplary applicants, a generous benefits package is offered, including salaried positions, paid sick days, health care, paid training, opportunities for travel, creating satellite chapters throughout the state, and positions with our out-of-state affiliates.

Barak P. Kemeny Recruitment Director NY Working Families Party 2 Nevins Street 3rd Floor Brooklyn, NY 11217 718-222-3796 (ext. 224) jobs@workingfamilies.org www.workingfamiliesparty.org/jobs


 

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

Location: Softball Diamond


 

Men's Lacrosse vs. RPI
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Performance 1: Coraje II
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Filene Concert Hall, Filene Hall

The Foreign Language and Literatures Department and the Latin American Studies Program would like to invite the Skidmore Community to two performances offered by experimental Puerto Rican artists and collaborators Viveca Vázquez and Teresa Hernández on April 4 and 5.

The performers are the co-founders and directors of the Taller de Otra Cosa, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to the development and production of experimental dance and performance projects in Puerto Rico.

Taller de Otra Cosa is bringing two one-hour performances. The first one, Coraje II, will have two functions on Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Filene Concert Hall, Filene Hall.

The other performance, Conducta: Charla Preformativa (Conduct: Performative Dialogue) will take place on Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. Filene Concert Hall, Filene Hall.


 

Performance 2: Coraje II
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Filene Concert Hall, Filene Hall

The Foreign Language and Literatures Department and the Latin American Studies Program would like to invite the Skidmore Community to two performances offered by experimental Puerto Rican artists and collaborators Viveca Vázquez and Teresa Hernández on April 4 and 5.

The performers are the co-founders and directors of the Taller de Otra Cosa, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to the development and production of experimental dance and performance projects in Puerto Rico.

Taller de Otra Cosa is bringing two one-hour performances. The first one, Coraje II, will have two functions on Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Filene Concert Hall, Filene Hall.

The other performance, Conducta: Charla Preformativa (Conduct: Performative Dialogue) will take place on Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. Filene Concert Hall, Filene Hall.


 

Skidmore Student Live Chat
Time: 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Do you have questions about what it's like to be a student at Skidmore College? Join us on Wednesday, April 4 from 7:30 p.m. EST for a student-only live chat with four Skidmore students. Find out what it means to be a student-athlete or a science major, find out what the dorms are like and how tasty the dining hall food is!


Thursday 4/5

 

Reaching Critical Mass - Women in Faculty and Administrative Roles (Open to faculty/staff only)
Time: 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Second Floor Banquet Room #4

Luncheon Talk: Faculty concerns over gender inequities surfaced in 2005?2006 at Franklin & Marshall College after new policies relating to childbirth and adoption and tenure clock stoppage were instituted two years prior. These structural changes were empowering and gave women faculty a sense that other meaningful changes were achievable, leading to renewed conversation among the faculty on the issue. This led to Dr. deWet's appointment as Special Assistant to the President and Provost for Women and Family Issues.

In this role, she spent twelve months gathering data and working with the Fair Practices Committee to assess all aspects of women (faculty and professional staff) in the institution. Her research indicates that structural change, such as meaningful childbirth and adoption policies, tenure clock adjustments, and so on may be powerful recruiting and retaining tools, but accompanying attitudinal changes are necessary for their ongoing usefulness. Using focus groups and confidential surveys, she observed that individuals in focus groups expressed endmember viewpoints, which were strongly tempered by the survey data.

The small groups were valuable in pointing out areas of individual concern, but the survey results indicated that misconceptions and perpetuated myths were not borne out by confidential responses. This was an effective process of re-orienting faculty culture and significantly reduced faculty concerns over perceptions of gender inequity. Critical mass is not necessarily the same as gender parity (equal numbers), but it should lead to gender equity (just or fair circumstances). When the number of women in a given situation reaches what has been referred to as ―critical mass//, issues of isolation, tokenism, and paucity of role models are significantly reduced or eliminated. Having a critical mass of women in the institution ensured that the original concerns were taken seriously and were thoughtfully addressed.


 

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.


 

Performance: Conducta: Charla Preformative (Conduct: Performative Dialogue)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Filene Concert Hall, Filene Hall

The Foreign Language and Literatures Department and the Latin American Studies Program would like to invite the Skidmore Community to two performances offered by experimental Puerto Rican artists and collaborators Viveca Vázquez and Teresa Hernández on April 4 and 5.

The performers are the co-founders and directors of the Taller de Otra Cosa, Inc., a nonprofit organization committed to the development and production of experimental dance and performance projects in Puerto Rico.

Taller de Otra Cosa is bringing two one-hour performances. The first one, Coraje II, will have two functions on Wednesday, April 4, at 5:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. in Filene Concert Hall, Filene Hall.

The other performance, Conducta: Charla Preformativa (Conduct: Performative Dialogue) will take place on Thursday, April 5, at 5:30 p.m. Filene Concert Hall, Filene Hall.


 

Lecture by Alison Simmons: "Re-Humanizing Descartes: What Descartes Really Said"
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Alison Simmons, Samuel H. Wolcott Professor of Philosophy at Harvard University, will be coming to Skidmore to give a talk on Thursday, April 5. She'll be talking about

"Re-Humanizing Descartes: What Descartes Really Said"

She thinks Descartes has gotten a bad rap among academics, largely due to his mind-body dualism and his quest for Objectivity. But, she argues, that's just a small part of the story, and the story looks quite different when we put it into context.

Come to the talk to see how...


 

Gallery talk and reception for "Three Women Photographers"
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.

Gallery talk and reception for "Three Women Photographers" curated by Laura Mintz '12.


 

Angela Brown, Soprano
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

Accompanied by Kelleen Strutz, piano.

Angela Brown will perform her witty and inspired program Opera from a Sistah's Point of View, which dispels the myths of opera through lively commentary on opera plots and characters, show-stopping arias, poignant art songs, and moving spirituals. The program also includes "A Woman's Life," written especially for her by composer Richard Danielpour and celebrated author Maya Angelou.


 

Nonfiction Reading: Wayne Koestenbaum
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Surrey Williamson Inn


Friday 4/6

Faculty Meeting
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. St. Lawrence
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Jeremy Denk, Piano
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

American pianist Jeremy Denk has built a reputation as one of today's most compelling and persuasive artists, with an unusually broad repertoire. He has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras, including the San Francisco Symphony, Philadelphia Orchestra, and London Philharmonic.


Saturday 4/7

 

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


 

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

Location: Softball Diamond


 

Women's Lacrosse vs. Clarkson
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

AIDS Benefit Presents: Life Science
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Filene Music Building

Life Science

by Anna Ziegler

Life Science is a zany, thought-provoking play centered around four Jewish teenagers in their final year of high school. Over the course of a year, the seventeen-year-olds battle with the ideas of identity, heartbreak, and coming of age as they apply to college and fall in and out of love. Through the months, they further learn that becoming an adult might be a different experience then they had formerly perceived.

Directed by Becca Zipursky

April 7th and 8th. Filene Recital Hall.


Sunday 4/8

 

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

Location: Softball Diamond


 

AIDS Benefit Presents: Life Science
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Filene Music Building

Life Science

by Anna Ziegler

Life Science is a zany, thought-provoking play centered around four Jewish teenagers in their final year of high school. Over the course of a year, the seventeen-year-olds battle with the ideas of identity, heartbreak, and coming of age as they apply to college and fall in and out of love. Through the months, they further learn that becoming an adult might be a different experience then they had formerly perceived.

Directed by Becca Zipursky

April 7th and 8th. Filene Recital 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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