Office of Communications
October 29, 2012 - November 4, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

Broken euro

State of the EU to be workshop focus
International scholars will discuss Eurozone debt, U.S. perspective on the EU, and the Nobel Peace Prize at this week's workshop.

"The Muse at Home" to open at Schick Art Gallery
How and why we live with art to be focus of new exhibition.

Surrealist ceramist Sergie Isupov to give Raab Lecture Oct. 30
He is known for the distinctive way he merges narrative subject matter with ceramic sculptural form.

Filene Concert Series continues this week with Julian Lage Group
Artists earned acclaim for a unique sound and approach to classical compositions.

Berry to take helm at Tang
He succeeds John Weber as the museum's third director.

The tradition continues
Sixteen student acts to perform at Nov. 16-17 Beatlemore Skidmania concerts.

Faculty-Staff Achievements
Rogoff gives reading in London, Nathan writes about presidential politics as national pastime.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Weekend winners: field hockey, women's soccer and swimming and diving.

Daily Events

Monday 10/29

 

INROADS Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Palamountain

INROADS is the nation?s largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. Employers include companies such as Google, Deloitte, KPMG, Mayo Foundations for Medical Education & Research, and John Wiley & Sons.

Who should apply? College sophomores with a 2.8 GPA or higher


 

INROADS Information Session (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Palamountain

INROADS is the nation?s largest non-profit source of paid internships for undergraduate, diverse youth. Employers include companies such as Google, Deloitte, KPMG, Mayo Foundations for Medical Education & Research, and John Wiley & Sons.

Who should apply? College sophomores with a 2.8 GPA or higher


Tuesday 10/30

 

Citizen Schools Information Table (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 1:00 PM- 4:00 PM

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

Citizen Schools is an Education nonprofit that partners with public middle schools in low-income communities across the country to extend the learning day for their students. They work very closely with middle schools to develop curriculum that applies basic concepts (math and English language arts) to everyday life to make learning more accessible and enjoyable. Citizen Schools has recently launched a National Teaching Fellow recruitment process for the 2013-2014 school year, and anyone interested in the fellowship should stop by for more information.

Current college seniors specifically interested in teaching, service, or a leadership position within an educational function.


 

Kaplan MCAT Workshop (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:15 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 102

Attend this free workshop to learn more about MCAT Prep.


Comma confidence, part 2
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 382


 

Mathematics and Computer Science and Pi Mu Epsilon Family Feud Night (Open to students only)
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

In this mathematical version of the popular TV game show, four faculty/student "families" will compete. Student members of the winning team will receive a prize. Pizza, tossed salad, and assorted beverages will be served. Please join us for an evening of mathematical jousting and hilarious entertainment.


FEATURED EVENT
 

2012 Annual Raab Visiting Artist Lecture by Sergei Isupov
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

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

Annual Fall Lecture sponsored by the Department of Art and Rosanne Brody Raab, Class of 55. This year's featured artist will be Sergei Isupov.


Ghost Stories from Around the World
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Falstaff's

A Very Special Halloween Celebration

The Department of Foreign Languages and Literatures invites you to read and discuss short ghost stories from China, Japan, Germany, France, Argentina and Italy. Go to the FLL page and read the stories (readings and discussions will be in English). There will also be a pumpkin-carving contest!


Thursday 11/1

SPA Lab's First Open House
Time: 10:00 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - 170

See Skidmore's newest lab facility, and find out why isotopes are so cool. Stop by to learn about our capabilities, share some light refreshments, and guess the isotope composition of the contents of the gumball jar! Stable isotope and Paleoclimate Analysis Lab, Dana 170, just off the Dana Atrium

Questions: contact Amy Frappier, afrappie@skidmore.edu


Opening reception for 'The Muse at Home: Artworks owned by Skidmore Art & Art History faculty, Tang Museum staff, and Schick Gallery staff'
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

"The Muse at Home" will feature a selection of artworks owned by 28 members of the arts-related faculty and staff at Skidmore College. The exhibit explores how and why people decide to live with art, and will feature a range of collecting, from serious collectors of contemporary art to individuals who own?and love?one favorite painting.


Museum Careers
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Tang Museum


Dia de los Muertos (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Intercultural Lounge

Members will learn about the Day of the Dead, a celebration that is popular in many Latin American countries. There will be Mexican food from El Mexicano Restaurant, a PowerPoint presentation, an edible skull-making activity, and a vigil.


The Workshop on the State of the European Union: 2012 (Day 1) - Day 2 on 11/2/12
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Kevin Featherstone is professor of contemporary Greek studies and European politics at the London School of Economics. Presently a visiting scholar at Harvard's Center for European Studies, he has written extensively on the politics of the euro. Recently appointed by the Greek prime minister to the advisory committee on government reform, Featherstone is coauthor of "The Road to Maastricht: Negotiating Economic and Monetary Union" with Oxford University Press. He holds a doctorate in government from the University of Manchester.

Lily Gardner Feldman is senior fellow at the American Institute for Contemporary German Studies at Johns Hopkins University. Previously an associate professor of political science at Tufts University, she has published widely on international reconciliation, German foreign policy, and German-Jewish and German-Israeli relations. In 2012, Gardner Feldman published "Germany?s Foreign Policy of Reconciliation: From Enmity to Amity" with Rowman and Littlefield. She holds a doctorate in political science from MIT.

David Armitage is deputy national intelligence officer for Europe at the National Intelligence Council. Previously he worked in the State Department's Bureau of Intelligence and Research. Armitage, who teaches a seminar on European foreign and security policy at American University, is author of "A Comparative Analysis of US Policy Toward European Defense Autonomy: Enduring Dilemmas in Transatlantic Relations" with Mellen Press. He holds a doctorate in government and politics from the University of Maryland.

The discussion will be monitored by Professor Roy H. Ginsberg, Chair of the Government Department and Jean Monnet Chair in European Integration Studies.


Friday 11/2

ECCD Boston

Location: Off Campus


 

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.


The Workshop on the State of the European Union: 2012 (Day 2)
Time: 8:30 AM- 4:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd floor banquet rooms

8:45-10 a.m. Focus on Greece (Kevin Featherstone)

10:15-11:30 a.m. Focus on Germany (Lily Gardner Feldman)

11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m. A Response by Joerg Bibow, Department of Economics, Skidmore College

Luncheon for Invited Guests 12:30-1:30 p.m.

1:30-2:45 p.m. Focus on the United States (David Armitage) with Response by Roy H. Ginsberg

Coffee Break 2:45-3 p.m.

3:00-4 p.m. Closing Roundtable with Guest Panelists and Student Participants (Moderated by Aaron Shifreen ?13)


Faculty Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:30 PM- 5:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


F to eMbody Workshop (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Intercultural Lounge


 

Julian Lage Group
Time: 8:00 PM

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

The Filene Concert Series presents Julian Lage (guitar), Dan Blake (saxophone), Aristides Rivas (cello), Jorge Roeder (bass), and Tupac Mantilla (drums). Embracing unorthodox orchestration and forms, this band seeks to explore the music that lives in the space between jazz improvisation, classical composition, and fold music from around the world.


F to eMbody Performance (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 9:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

A gender-deviant, multimedia, spoken-word/homo-hop extravaganza with Athens Boys Choir and Katastrophe.


Sunday 11/4

Capital District, Portraits by Stephanie Rose '64 (Alumni)
Time: 2:00 PM- 4:00 PM

Join alumni, parents, and friends for an exhibition of one of Skidmore's own, Stephanie Rose '64! Rose is best known for her large-scale painterly abstractions. In 1996, twenty-five years into her professional career, she painted her first portrait. Since then, while continuing her work in abstraction, Rose has produced a series of remarkable portraits of distinguished sitters from a wide range of professional realms. To set the stage, the exhibition includes two major abstract works by Rose, both of which include vacant chairs as central subjects, revealing the relationship between her abstraction and portraiture. In Roses portraits her sitters are classically rendered, surrounded by theatrical scenes of invented imagery which have become hallmarks of the artist's style.

James K. Kettlewell, Professor Emeritus of the History of Art at Skidmore College and Curator Emeritus of the Hyde Collection has published in many areas of art history, arranged numerous art exhibitions, and is a consultant both in the museum field and in the attribution and evaluation of works of art. Kettlewell will discuss Roses work in the context of contemporary American painting and how she pulls the modern movement forward in her work. After his commentary, please enjoy the exhibition and a reception.


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.


  [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.


[10/11 - 12/6] Weekly Meditation and Movement
Time: 5:10 PM - 5:55 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Meditation and movement ? a weekly pause for spiritual and physical renewal, using a mixture of chanting, silent meditation and yoga-type movements. All welcome; come as often as your schedule permits. Wear comfortable clothing to facilitate movement. This will occur weekly on Thursdays throughout the semester EXCEPT for Thursdays Nov 1 and Nov 15 (and Thanksgiving, Nov 22)


A A A