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September 10, 2012 - September 16, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Getting ready

Tang offers chance to engage with the Constitution
New exhibition is not politics as usual.

Catherine Hill named eighth Harder Chair
She is an attorney who has created and advised businesses.

Welcome, Class of 2016
Skidmore's newest students officially recognized at opening convocation.

New minor in Intergroup Relations announced

Skidmore first in the country with new academic offering.

Coach leads effort in raising funds for cancer research
Bennett's helps raise $25K in Teeing Off on Cancer event.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
A round-up of summer activities.

Thoroughbred Sports Update
Field hockey, Men's soccer remain unbeaten.

Daily Events

Tuesday 9/11


Achieving Cost Savings and Renewable Energy Goals in Commercial-Scale Buildings with High-Efficiency, Wood Pellet and Wood Chip Boiler Systems
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Until recently, wood (biomass) heating had largely been limited to installations in homes and large industrial sites linked to the forest industry. However, over the last 10 years, several European and a few U.S. manufacturers have focused on developing high-efficiency, clean-burning wood boiler systems targeted at replacing fossil fuel heating in commercial-scale buildings. These systems are recently gaining commercial success and now over one third of the students in Vermont attend schools heated with wood.

The interest in wood heat is largely driven by economics since wood fuel typically costs 40% to 80% less than heating oil or propane. However, biomass heating is also starting to receive support and encouragement from Federal guidelines and policies such as Executive Order 13,423, which mandates 25% of energy use in Federal buildings to come from renewable sources by 2025. As a renewable energy source, biomass heat has an advantage over solar or wind resources because it is available on demand and has the flexibility to be integrated into a variety of building types and locations.

This presentation is targeted at architects and engineers and will provide participants with a fundamental understanding of the features of successful biomass heating projects for commercial-scale buildings. The topics covered will include key features and limitations of biomass as a renewable fuel, features of advanced biomass boilers, basic system design considerations (system sizing and integration with other HVAC components), and key steps to managing a successful biomass heating project.

Presenter: David Dungate is the Founder and President of ACT Bioenergy, a Schenectady, N.Y.-based manufacturer of high-efficiency, commercial-scale, wood pellet and wood chip boilers. Dungate also serves as a director of both the New York Biomass Energy Alliance and of the Biomass Thermal Energy Council, where he is also a co-chair of the Technical Advisory Committee.


Women's Soccer vs Sage
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field

Wednesday 9/12

BioMed Virtual Fair

Registration Required


You Mean, There's Race In My Movie?
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Participants will be exposed to the theoretical framework of the "stereotype threat"in school as reflected by mainstream media patterns or "archetypes."

Participants will discuss the correlation between negative archetypes and poor (perceived) performance in the classroom.

Participants will discuss the influence of media images on teacher/student expectations in the classroom.

Participants will participate in engaging thought exercises.

Participants will walk away with new, simple, but effective vocabulary that they may implement the very next day at school.

Participants should be forewarned; you will never see media the same way again!

Thursday 9/13

Idealist Grad Fair-NEW YORK
Time: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: 125 W 18th Street, Metrpolitan Pavilion, 1st Floor, New York, NY

registration required


Opening Reception for 2012 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Opening reception for 2012 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition, featuring Art Department members Trish Lyell (drawing), Deborah Morris (painting), Victoria Palermo (sculpture), and Matthew Wilt (ceramics.)


"The Body: A Dunkerely Dialogue for Dance/Draw"
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.

"The Body: A Dunkerely Dialogue for Dance/Draw" with artists, students, and Skidmore faculty.

Saturday 9/15


Men's Soccer vs Plattsburgh
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


Greenberg Child Care Center 25th Anniversary Celebration
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Ladd Concert Hall

A concert featuring Justin Roberts and the Not Ready for Naptime Group.

Grammy-nominated Roberts performs clever, funny songs dealing with important issues a young child might face (the horrors of school picture day, making friends with the monster under the bed). His lyrics are rich with sharp comedic insight.


Men's Soccer vs Bard
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field

Sunday 9/16


Field Hockey vs Cortland
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Field Hockey Field


Veena Chandra
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall

Skidmore Music Department faculty member Veena Chandra, sitar will be accompanied on tabla by guest artist Devesh Chandra for an evening of Indian Music.

Rosh Hashanah Evening Service
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - United States

Religious service for the evening of Rosh Hashanah - the Jewish New Year

Ongoing Events

[5/30 - 12/30] "Hearing Pictures"
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.

"Hearing Pictures" explores the relationship between sound and vision through a selection of aurally evocative drawings, paintings, photographs, and prints from the Tang collection.

  [6/9 - 10/14] "Elevator Music 21: Doug Van Nort: Constellate"
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: Doug Van Nort: Constellate" Sound artist and experimental musician Doug Van Nort's work explores the radical sculpting of sonic environments, noise, immersion and the embodied nature of listening. "Constellate" turns the Tang elevator into a resonant sound-producing body for which Van Nort has created an original composition.

  [7/14 - 12/30] "Dance/Draw"
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.


Examining the importance of the line in art practices since the 1960s, "Dance/Draw" highlights essential connection between contemporary dance and the visual arts. Through an exploration of the relationship between these art practices, the exhibition attempts to break down boundaries between the two.

  [7/14 - 12/2] "Terry Adkins: Recital"
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.

"Terry Adkins: Recital"

Combing sculpture and live performance, Terry Adkins's installations pay tribute to the memories of under-recognized figures in our collective culture, including John Brown, John Coltrane, Ralph Ellison, Zora Neale Hurston, Bessie Smith, and Sojourner Truth. During performances with members of his Lone Wolf Recital Corps, Adkins activates his sculptural objects through improvisational playing and singing, spoken word, and recorded sound.