Office of Communications
October 8, 2012 - October 14, 2012
Scope Weekly

Daily Events

Monday 10/8

 

2012 Fall Open House (General)
Time: 8:00 AM- 4:15 PM

Location: TBD

Thank you for your interest in Skidmore College! We?re a creative, dynamic, intellectual community known for our innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, close faculty-student collaborations, and fabulous Saratoga Springs setting.

We appreciate how challenging it is to identify a college that meets your educational needs and puts you on a path to success. That's why we encourage you to attend an open house this fall, including weekend programs for science/math, dance, art and theater.


 

Mathematics and Computer Science Department Open House (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd Floor

Mathematics and Computer Science Department Fall Open House. Enjoy pizza, tossed salad, desserts, beverages and conversation! Meet the Mathematics and Computer Science Department Faculty. Learn about our classes and major/minor programs. Meet actual math/CS majors and minors. Learn how you can participate in the life of the department! Enter to win a door prize! (Must be present to claim prize.)


Tuesday 10/9

 

Graduate & Professional School Expo (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:00 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 2nd floor, Burgess & Info desk area

Take the opportunity to learn more about graduate programs with representatives from over 40 schools! Programs will range from healthcare to education, business to arts, technology to psychology.

Visit http://www.skidmore.edu/career/grad/expo.php for a complete list of represented institutions.


Informal Writing Meet-Up (Open to students only)
Time: 11:00 AM- 11:50 AM

Location: Scribner Library - Writing Center (4th Floor)

The Writing Center will open early so that students can discuss their written work with their peers. Bring a friend from your class and get ahead on your assignments!

Exchange papers or just discuss ideas. Focus on grammar, organization, or style?the choice is yours.

Helpful guided exercises are available, as well as the ESL specialist for the Writing Center.


 

Noon Curator's 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's Tour of "Hearing Pictures" in the Winter Gallery of the Tang Museum.


 

Key Features of Mathematica 8 (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 4:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Key features of Mathematica 8.

This presentation illustrates capabilities in Mathematica 8 that are directly applicable for use in teaching and research on campus. Topics include:

* Free-form linguistic input * 2D and 3D visualization * Dynamic interactivity & on-demand scientific data * Example-driven course materials * Symbolic interface construction * Digital Image Processing, Parallelization, and Control Systems functionality

Current users will benefit from seeing the many improvements and new features of Mathematica 8 (http://www.wolfram.com/mathematica/new-in-8/), but prior knowledge of Mathematica is not required.


Careers in Psychology and Education (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Ladd Hall - 206


 

Graduate Programs in Accounting and Business (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - 201


 

Lecture: "Improvising the Self in Homer's Odyssey"
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium


 

Chiropractic as a Career: Perspectives from Gilbert Rodriguez '07 (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - 240


 

Careers in the Health Professions: Physician, PA, Public Health, and More (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:15 PM- 7:30 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - 241


 

The Science and Law of Biotechnology Policy
Time: 7:00 PM

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

The biotech era began with the 1972-73 discovery of the Cohen-Boyer genetic manipulation methodology, progressing rapidly to the first biotech crops in 1996 and to the vast majority of U.S. corn, soybeans and cotton today being biotech. The talk will explore why farmers like biotech crops (but not Monsanto) and what policy innovations in patent law (beginning with the 1980 Chakrabarty decision allowing patents for living organisms) and food/environmental safety regulations (regulate the product, not the process) made this transformation possible.

If California passes a mandatory food labeling referendum (Prop 37), will consumption decline, as has happened previously, even in the face of no scientific evidence of health effects? The talk will end with a discussion of another ongoing controversy: should human genes be patentable?

Professor Lesser worked on the application of intellectual property rights for the implementation of the Rio Biodiversity Convention at the International Academy of the Environment in Geneva, Switzerland, and he was the acting executive director of the International Service for the Acquisition of Agri-Biotech Applications (ISAAA), which is responsible for transferring new agricultural technologies to developing countries. He has advised the governments of Brazil, Indonesia, and Bangladesh, among others, on intellectual property matters and, in 2000, established the Cornell-in-India Agribusiness Executive Management Program.

His other research interests include food distribution efficiency, technology transfer, and livestock marketing.


 

Volleyball vs Middlebury
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


 

Admissions Live Chat
Time: 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Join Skidmore College admissions counselors and current students for a live chat session on Tuesday, October 9 at 7:30 p.m. EST.

Join the Skidversation by pre-submiting your questions below or tweet them to us at @WhySkidmore.


Wednesday 10/10

 

Men's Soccer vs Oneonta
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

High Mountain Institute Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:00 PM- 6:00 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 203B Conference Room

The HMI Apprentice Program is a professional residency in traditional and outdoor education for college graduates. At the High Mountain Institute, we believe deeply in the philosophy of education through experience.

Apprentices will be immersed in an intense, semester-long seminar that combines formal lessons in educational techniques and philosophies of outdoor education, with a hands-on apprenticeship with the HMI Semester.

Specifically, apprentices will participate, as both students and teachers, in the wilderness, academic, and residential components of the HMI Semester. Graduates of this program will be well prepared for employment in outdoor or experiential education, boarding and traditional high schools, adventure recreation, and residential programs.

Graduates will also be in an excellent position to pursue an advanced degree in education. The Apprentice Program has a partnership with Prescott College and Colorado College, allowing us to offer graduate credit to apprentices.


London, Glotzbach Reception (Alumni)
Time: 6:30 PM- 8:30 PM

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


Hip Hop Theatre: Theatre of Now
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

In this interactive lecture-demo, Daniel Banks discusses the origins, politics, and aesthetics of the recent wave of Hip Hop Theatre in the U.S. and globally. He addresses the questions: Where did this form come from? What is its connection to other Afro-centric modes of the cultural production? And where is it going with its current swell of popularity?


Thursday 10/11

 

Asian Studies Open House (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Case Center - Intercultural Lounge

This open house is a welcome back for all current Asian Studies students and also for any students interested in learning more about the Asian Studies Program. Meet Asian Studies faculty and talk with current students. Refreshments will be served.


 

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

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

What do English majors pursue after Skidmore? Learn about the educational and career paths of former English majors with an alumni panel. The panel includes:

* Matt Cristoph ?05, Trial Attorney, Commonwealth of Massachusetts; * Joanna (Jo) Fax ?05, PhD Candidate in English Literature, Rice University; * Ally-Jane Grossan ?10, Assistant Editor, Bloomsbury * Jennifer Hills MacDonald ?81, AVP, North American Sponsorships, TD Bank * Markland Walker ?04, Language Arts Teacher, Frederick Douglass Academy


"Sound Sculpting, Resonance and Everyday Materials"
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:30 PM

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

"Sound Sculpting, Resonance and Everyday Materials: A workshop with Doug Van Nort" Hands-on workshop inspired by the sound sculpture "Constellate", the latest installation in the Tang's Elevator Music series. Limited space. Call 518-580-8080 for registration.


FEATURED EVENT

Robert O. Carr Lecture Series: "The Policy Environment"
Time: 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

"The Policy Environment: A presentation and discussion about science, policy, wildlife conservation and career opportunities featuring Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife?

Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife and former director of the US Fish and Wildlife Service, will explore the intersection between environmental science and public policy, providing insight into current issues as well as career opportunities.

The purpose of the Carr residency is to provide students and faculty alike with opportunities to interact with influential leaders and professionals, including policymakers, government officials, and business leaders, who are on the cutting edge of social issues, non-profit and public service innovations, and social responsibility, with a specific emphasis on helping Skidmore students think about the transition from college to the working world or to further studies. In addition to the presentation and discussion, Clark will be visiting selected classes and meeting with students.


 

Drastic Measures and The Chosen
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Skidmore's own a cappella group Drastic Measures presents The Chosen, a song and dance group from Uganda composed of six children, ages 7-13, sponsored by the AIDS Orphan Education Trust. This is a benefit concert for AEOT, an independent grassroots organization seeking to empower communities to care and provide for children living in Uganda who have been made vulnerable as a result of the HIV/AIDS crisis.


Friday 10/12

 

SEC Fall Concert: Mayer Hawthorne w/ special guest Cults
Time: 8:00 PM- 11:55 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Saturday 10/13

 

North Woods Service Day
Time: 10:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Location: Falstaff's

Please join us for the Spring North Woods Clean-Up & Service Day! We will join together to clean up and maintain the trails in the North Woods, to help keep them beautiful and accessible. We hope you will come and join us at 10 AM at Falstaff's in order to get things started and to break up into teams to head out into the woods!

If you have particular experience with trail maintenance or building, or would like to bring a group from the community to help out, we would love to coordinate with you! If you plan to come, please RSVP to Riley at sustainability@skidmore.edu.


 

2012 Fall Open House (Studio Art)
Time: 10:30 AM- 3:00 PM

Location: TBD

Sorry. We are unable to conduct portfolio reviews the day of the open house.

Prospective studio art majors are not required to submit a portfolio. However, they are welcome to send 10 to 20 digital images on CD or DVD. Each image should be submitted as a separate file in .jpeg format. Individual file sizes should not exceed 3MB. All portfolios must be accompanied by a printed contact sheet (thumbnail page) of images. Do not affix any adhesive labels to your CD/DVD. Portfolios must be submitted to the Admissions Office no later than January 15. Applicants who wish to have their portfolios returned should include a stamped, self-addressed envelope.


We the Griot Workshop
Time: 11:00 AM- 4:00 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Theater Studio B

We the Griot Workshop with invited students and faculty. What if we still lived in a society where artists, at large, were seen and valued as conduits for belonging and community health? Participants are taken through the progrssion DNA WORKS uses to create performance work that examines the role and function of the artist as community builder and catalyst for dialogue.


 

2012 Fall Open House (Dance)
Time: 1:00 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: TBD

Thank you for your interest in Skidmore College! We?re a creative, dynamic, intellectual community known for our innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, close faculty-student collaborations, and fabulous Saratoga Springs setting.

We appreciate how challenging it is to identify a college that meets your educational needs and puts you on a path to success. That's why we encourage you to attend an open house this fall, including weekend programs for science/math, dance, art and theater.


 

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

Location: Wachenheim Field


 

Admissions Dance Open House
Time: 3:30 PM

Location: Dance Center

Open House for prospective students. Classes in Ballet and Modern Class in Dance Studios I & II at 1:30 pm and Performance & Overview of Dance Department in the Dance Theater at 3:30 pm.


 

Faculty Composers Recital
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Skidmore's Music Department faculty celebrates compositions of their own creation. Anthony G. Holland presents his world premiere of Elegy and Transcendence for English horn and viola. Evan Mack premieres selections from his new opera, The Secret of Luca, featuring Kara Cornell and Jack Brown. The Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet of Joel Brown, Brett Grigsby, Sten Isachsen, and Paul Quigley, performs works by Anthony Holland and Joel Brown.


Sunday 10/14

 

2012 Fall Open House (Science/Math)
Time: 8:15 AM- 3:45 PM

Location: TBD

Thank you for your interest in Skidmore College! We?re a creative, dynamic, intellectual community known for our innovative, interdisciplinary curriculum, close faculty-student collaborations, and fabulous Saratoga Springs setting.

We appreciate how challenging it is to identify a college that meets your educational needs and puts you on a path to success. That's why we encourage you to attend an open house this fall, including weekend programs for science/math, dance, art and theater.


Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation - Saratoga Walk
Time: 9:30 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Case Center

To join Skidmore's walk team, click on URL.


FEATURED EVENT

Dance Performance: HaMapah
Time: 7:30 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

A multimedia dance journey tracing the intersections of African, Jewish and Native American Heritages. In Hebrew, HaMapah means "the tablecloth" or "the map." HaMapah weaves contemporary dance with archival material, personal interviews, Yiddish and American songs, and video set to traditional, contemporary, and classical music. In HaMapah, McKinney explores issues of identity, culture, self-hood, and community.


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.

"Dance/Draw"

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.


FEATURED EVENT
  [9/13 - 10/21] 2012 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Studio art faculty members Trish Lyell (drawing), Deborah Morris (painting), Victoria Palermo (sculpture), and Matthew Wilt (ceramics) will exhibit their work.


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