Office of Communications
November 5, 2012 - November 11, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

US map in lights
Election day, Nov. 6, will be a big night at the Tang Teaching Museum.

Author Peter Beinart to address Crisis of Zionism
Fall Perlow lecturer will participate in a Nov. 8 panel with Skidmore's Robert Boyers and Jennifer Delton.

Salmagundi slouches toward Election 2012
The November issue offers diverse perspectives on a uniquely American moment.

A special Zankel/Tang collaboration
Artist Terry Adkins and his Lone Wolf Recital Corps will collaborate with students in a unique performance.

5 new trustees named
Newest board members were introduced at the October meeting.

Bernard to give reading Nov. 7
The director of Skidmore's Creative Writing Program will share fiction and poetry at event.

Glens Falls Symphony to make debut at Zankel
Nov. 10 concert to feature world premiere of Canto V, set to poetry by Robert Pinsky.

Stereotype threat to be lecture topic
NYU scholar Joshua Aronson to share research in Nov. 5 talk.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Volleyball bows to Clarkson in conference championship game.



 

Daily Events

Monday 11/5

 

Lecture: "Stereotype Threat and its implications for Colleges and College Students"
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Audtitorium

Joshua Aronson, associate professor of applied psychology at New York University, is a renowned scholar on "stereotype threat," a term coined by Claude Steele (Stanford University) and Aronson, in 1995. In their pivotal study, Steele and Aronson reveal how race and gender stereotypes can harm academic performance. They also find that the achievement gap can be significantly reduced by minimizing stereotype threat. Aronson's most recent work is focused on developing practical interventions that educators can use to mitigate the negative effects to stereotype threat.

For more, please see the attached article and the following links: 1) http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/faculty_bios/view/Joshua_Aronson 2) http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/profiles/faculty/joshua_aronson


The Giving Circle Africa: Uganda's Forgotten People
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - 2nd Floor Rooms 1&2

Kagoma Gate Village is composed of 800 villagers from six African countries and 40 different tribes including Hutu and Tutsi. They live without violence. It is a society built on peace, love, respect and caring for each other through a common bond of suffering and a need to survive. Mark Bertand, executive director of the Giving Circle and Katarra Peterson, Skidmore alum, will share their experience with the people in the village and the efforts of the Giving Circle to bring education, improved sanitation, health care and tools to a better self-sustainable life. Coffee and Dessert will be served. Ugandan crafts will be available for purchase.


Tuesday 11/6

 

Kaplan Test Prep & Admissions Information Table
Time: 9:30 AM- 2:00 PM

Location: Case Center - 1st floor in front of Skidmore Shop

Have a question regarding the GRE, LSAT, MCAT, GMAT, DAT, OAT or PCAT or the grad school admission process? Stop by the Kaplan table to get answers to your questions.


Discussion: "What to Expect When You're Expecting the Election"
Time: 5:30 PM- 11:00 PM

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

Discussion:"What to Expect When You're Expecting the Election" "Battle for the Swing States" with Professor Ronald Seyb, followed by multi-screen live coverage, refreshments, and more.


Wednesday 11/7

 

Computer Science Art Show
Time: 12:00 PM- 1:00 PM

Location: Murray-Aikins Dining Hall - Atrium

Submissions by students in CS106 ? Computer Science I

The CS106 students were challenged to create art using picture collages or using chromakey (green screen) substitutions. It is noteworthy that all the art for the art show was produced with only 8 weeks of programming experience. The students show that the intersection of art and technology provides a unique opportunity for creativity.


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" at The Tang Museum.


 

Graduate & Professional School Day @ Rutgers University
Time: 12:30 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Rutgers Student Center, Main Lounge and MPR, 126 College Avenue, New Brunswick, NJ

Meet with representatives from over 100 graduate and professional schools nationwide, including Rutgers, from many disciplines. Ask questions and learn about hundreds of programs.

This event is open to the public.

Visit http://careerservices.rutgers.edu/ for more information.


 

Living the Liberal Arts: Physics (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Dana Science Center - Atrium

Learn about career and educational paths of Physics alumni.

Bond Caldaro 2004 math and physics teacher Bard High School Early College

Ross Gortner 2002 associate director, M.E.M. Program Thayer School of Engineering at Dartmouth

Kendrah Murphy 2003 assistant professor of physics Skidmore College

Will Sabin 2005 end-user computing specialist Skidmore College

Jake Turner 2011 high school physics teacher The Brunswick School


Boston, Sam Adams Brewery Tour & Gathering at the Milky Way! (Alumni)
Time: 5:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Join alumni, parents and friends for a fun-filled evening that includes a tour of the Sam Adams Brewery in Jamaica Plain followed by drinks and appetizers at the Bella Luna Restaurant & Milky Way Lounge. First, learn about the beer brewing process on a private group tour and then sample some of Sam Adams' award-winning beers. Next, walk over to the Milky Way (which is right next door to the Brewery) to continue the evening with fellow Skiddies and enjoy some drinks and appetizers.


Fiction and Poetry Reading by April Bernard
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Associate Professor and Director of Creative Writing April Bernard reads from her recent fiction and poetry.


Internship Workshop
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 280

Learn strategies for uncovering and applying to internships


 

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

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

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


Thursday 11/8

BardMAT Applications Open, App Fee Waivers, & Online Information Sessions
Time: 5:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Online Information Session

Students can view application requirements here: http://www.bard.edu/mat/admission/howtoapply/ and can start an application here: https://bard.slideroom.com/#/Login


Above (and Beyond) the Couch; How and Why We Live with Art
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Participants in "The Muse at Home" exhibition, artists Trish Lyell and Robert ParkeHarrison and art historian Katie Hauser, speak about all aspects of how and why we live with art.


New York University School of Continuing and Professional Studies: Heyman Center Online Information Session
Time: 6:00 PM

Location: Online Information Session

Discusses 40 individual Non-credit courses, certificate programs and a master in science in fundraising and grantmaking. It is conducted by Naomi Levine, who led NYU's Development efforts for 25 years during which $25 billion dollars was raised. The Heyman Center provides the education one needs today to be an effective fundraiser and grantmaker. Fundraising is now more than "just selling cookies for the girls scouts," it is a difficult and demanding profession that requires education in many subjects, such as planned giving, the art of the ask, grantmaking, technology, and social media?to mention just a few.


 

"Facets" by Terry Adkins' Lone Wolf Recital Corps
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

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

This immersive performance will feature Terry Adkins' Lone Wolf Recital Corps in collaboration with Skidmore students. Combining sound, video, light, costume, and spoken word, "Facets" will expand on Adkins' current solo exhibition at the Tang as part of the artist's ongoing quest to reinsert the legacies of unheralded figures into the panorama of history. A performance unit with revolving membership of multidisciplinary artists and musicians, the Lone Wolf Recital Corps was founded by Adkins in 1986 and has performed widely, including the Institute of Contemporary Art, London, American Academy in Rome, New World Symphony in Miami, and MOMA PS1, New York. "Facets" will be followed by a student performance at the Tang inspired by Adkins' work from 9 to 11pm.


FEATURED EVENT
 

The Crisis of Zionism: Panel discussion featuring Peter Beinart
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Peter Beinart is the featured speaker for the Fall 2012 Jacob Perlow Series. Beinart addresses politics, the presidency, elections, and the American Jewish establishment. The evening will feature a talk by Beinart on his latest book, "The Crisis of Zionism," and a panel discussion with Robert Boyers, English Professor and editor of "Salmagundi" magazine, and Jennifer Delton, professor of history. An audience question-and-answer period invites your participation. A reception and book signing will follow.

Peter Beinart is hailed as a wunderkind by peers, colleagues, and politicos. He is the associate professor of journalism and political science at the City University of New York, a senior political writer for "The Daily Beast-Newsweek," and a Schwartz senior fellow at the New America Foundation. Beinart burst onto the punditry scene immediately after graduating from Oxford in 1995. Since then, he has been editor of "The New Republic" magazine, written widely acclaimed books, and been a featured player on the television news circuit for his expertise and articulate analysis.


Performances inspired by Terry Adkins
Time: 9:00 PM- 11:00 PM

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

An evening of performances by student musicians, inspired by the work of artist Terry Adkins.


Friday 11/9

Lunch & Learn: Letters from Law School with Professor Lou Sirico (Open to students only)
Time: 12:30 PM- 1:15 PM

Location: Arthur Zankel Music Center - Zankel, Room 214

Learn about law school from Professor Lou Sirico, Villanova Law School.


 

Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving vs. Oneonta
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


Multicultural Speed Networking Reception (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Scandinavia House, NYC

Connect with alumni from employers including Morgan Stanley, Aetna, LG Electrics, Urban Arts Partnership, Essence Magazine, NYC Department of Education, etc.

With speed networking, you can exponentially increase the size of your professional network in less than three hours. The structure is like speed dating, but with an exciting career twist.


 

Ice Hockey vs. New England College
Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


 

Sylvia Stoner, soprano
Time: 8:00 PM

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

The Filene Alumni Concert Series presents operatic soprano, voice instructor, and vocal coach Sylvia Stoner '94. She holds a doctorate of musical arts in vocal performance from the University of Kansas and has performed more than 30 roles in productions such as Narnia, A Christmas Carol, Charlotte's Web, Manon Lescaut, Little Women, Hansel and Gretel, and The Magic Flute. Her "big soprano voice rises majestically above the orchestra on several occasions." -Broadwayworld.com


Raices Cafe con Leche Talent Show (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 10:00 PM

Location: Case Center - Spa

Open to the Skidmore community to show off their talents! Donuts and coffee will be provided for free. Also, a comedian will be hosting the show.


Saturday 11/10

BardMAT Applications Open, App Fee Waivers, & Online Information Sessions
Time: 10:00 AM- 1:00 PM

Location: Online Information Session

Our online applications are now open! Students can view application requirements here: http://www.bard.edu/mat/admission/howtoapply/ and can start an application here: https://bard.slideroom.com/#/Login


 

Men's and Women's Swimming & Diving vs. St. Rose
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Williamson Sports and Recreation Center


FEATURED EVENT
 

Choreo II & Dance Production Showing
Time: 3:00 PM

Location: Dance Center

Choreography II students present a class showing of original group dance works in collaboration with the lighting designers in the Dance Production class.


 

Ice Hockey vs. Saint Anselm
Time: 4:00 PM

Location: Saratoga City Rink


 

Cultural Night Market
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Case Center - SPA

We cordially invite you to join us at Skidmore?s First Cultural Night Market. This event will be held on Saturday November 10th from 6 - 8pm in the SPA.

Night Markets traditionally operate at night and are dedicated to leisurely strolling, shopping, and eating. At Skidmore?s Cultural Night Market event, you?ll get the traditional experience! Various clubs will sell gifts and food as well provide services or perform an act. Clubs at this event will include: ACA, Hayat, Hip Hop Alliance, ISU, Lift Every Voice Gospel Choir, Raices, Ujima, Breakbeats, Skidmore Pride Alliance, Nihongo, and Skidaiko.

Cash and SkidCard are accepted at this event. All proceeds from this event will also be donated to Project LIFT, Franklin Community Center?s after-school program.


 

Glens Falls Symphony The Poetry of Music
Time: 8:00 PM

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

The ELM Chamber Music Residency presents the world premiere of Composer Ezra Laderman's Canto V, set to the poetry of former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky--a tour de force for orchestra and solo voices. Also on the program: Vivaldi's The Four Seasons (Autumn, Winter) and Vaughan William's the Lark Ascending.

Pre-concert talk at 7pm.


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)


[11/1 - 12/16] The Muse at Home: Artworks owned by Skidmore art and art history faculty, Tang Museum staff, and Schick Gallery staff

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.


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