Office of Communications
December 3, 2012 - December 9, 2012
Scope Weekly

Monday Memo

An entry from the 2012 CTM Photo Contest

CTM Photo Contest Entry No. 69 -- paint-splattered children and adult.
Don't forget to vote in the CTM photo contest. Voting ends Dec. 7. Click here for info.

Author Zadie Smith to deliver 2012 Steloff Lecture Dec. 6
Her book NW has just been named one of the year's 10 best by The New York Times.

Seyb's Honors Forum talk to explore the validity of self-doubt
He'll give the Jon Ramsey Lecture Tuesday, Dec. 4.

Film chronicles amazing story of art collecting
Schick Art Gallery to screen Herb and Dorothy this week.

Students to present research on American Revolution
Former Park Service interns to discuss campaign of 1777.

Faculty a major draw in successful community program
The Mature Learners Lecture Series keeps them coming back, after 30 years.

Skidmore Cares gears up for holiday assistance effort
Campus to gather this week to celebrate season, boost community.

Winter choral concert: An Evening of Psalms
Community chorus, vocal chamber ensemble to perform Dec. 7.

Dancers to present winter concert
Work by guest artists Diane Coburn Bruning, Brian Brooks to be performed.

Faculty-Staff activities
Stange travels to Bratislava, Stern's new book among the year's notables.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Details on weekend sports action on ice, in pool, on courts.

Daily Events

Monday 12/3

 

Territory, Maps and Nation: Creating Geographical Background for Argentine Nationalism
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - 202

Dr. Lois' talk "Territory, Maps and Nation: Creating Geographical Background for Argentine Nationalism" examines how making maps helped Argentine leaders cultivate national identity in this important South American Country.

Carla Lois holds a doctorate in geography from the University of Buenos Aires. Her research involves topics and perspectives from cultural geography and the history of cartography. Her doctoral dissertation focused on geographic ideas and cartographic representations of the Southern Hemisphere in the Renaissance. As a researcher of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Researches (CONICET), she studies the history of Argentine cartography during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and has published numerous articles and book chapters. Lois is a coeditor (with Hector Mendoza) of Historias de la cartografía de Iberoamérica: Nuevos caminos, viejos problemas (UNAM, INEGI, México, 2009) and a contributor to volume 6 of The History of Cartography, edited by Mark Monmonier (University of Chicago Press). She works as a professor in the Departments of Geography at the University of Buenos Aires and the National University of La Plata.


 

Skidmore Big Band
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Coached by Mark Vinci


 

Yestermorrow Design/Build School Info Session and Skidmore Student's Documentary Screening
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Learn about opportunities for Skidmore students to learn about sustainable building and design at the Yestermorrow Design/Build School in Vermont. Yestermorrow?s Executive Director, Kate Stephenson, will talk about a variety of ways Skidmore students can learn hands-on skills in design and construction through summer and winter-break workshops, internships, and a fall semester program. Current Skidmore students will answer questions about their recent experiences at Yestermorrow. Senior Eric Stumpf will show his 35-minute documentary film ?House 227? which follows students as they design and build a sustainable 227 square foot house on a trailer in the fall 2011 Semester in Sustainable Building and Design. Come to Yestermorrow to: Gain important hands-on skills developing a real-world project Explore concepts of sustainability through practice Work with expert instructors who are professional designers and builders Add practical and relevant experience to your professional résumé Open to college students, recent graduates, and professionals The only prerequisite is self-motivation?no previous architecture or construction experience necessary Learn more on December 3 at 8 p.m.or visit www.yestermorrow.org for additional information.


Tuesday 12/4

FEATURED EVENT

Jon Ramsey Lecture
Time: 5:15 PM- 6:15 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Ron Seyb, associate professor of Government will deliver the lecture titled "Still Working on the Penske File: The Validity of Self-Doubt" The art critic Robert Hughes' comment that "The greater the doubt, the greater the artist. Perfect confidence is granted to the less talented as a consolation prize" may have secured a place in the pantheon of trenchant aphorisms but it has not penetrated the cultural carapace. Confidence is not merely celebrated in America. It is often treated as necessary for the acquisition of psychological health, occupational success, and social connection. But doubt is the basis of imagination, empathy, and discovery. This is a lesson that people as disparate as Rene Descartes, James Madison, William James, and Hunter S. Thompson understood. It is, however, a lesson that is losing traction in the face of significant cultural forces celebrating confidence and certainty in ways that contribute to the polarization of our politics, the constriction of our intellect, and the attenuation of our relationships.


Integrating sources
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 382


Job Shadow Match Placement Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 280


 

Lucy Likes LinkedIn (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 103

Learn how to wrangle LinkedIn to make the most of your winter break! Develop a LinkedIn profile, learn search strategies for finding Skidmore contacts, and appropriate etiquette for outreach in this show-and-tell, hands-on workshop. Then use those skills over winter break to build on your professional network.


 

Film Screening: "Herb and Dorothy"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Saisselin Art Center - Schick Art Gallery

Screening of the film Herb and Dorothy, the extraordinary saga of the Vogels?Herbert, a postal clerk, and Dorothy, a librarian?who double-handedly built one of the most important collections of Minimalist and Conceptual Art in history with their very modest salaries, beginning in the early ?60s and continuing to this day.


Wednesday 12/5

Job Shadow Match Placement Meeting (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 6:00 PM- 7:00 PM

Location: Bolton Hall - 280


 

SEE-Beyond Student Panel
Time: 7:30 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Emerson Auditorium

Panel presentation of Summer 2012 SEE-Beyond Award recipients. Students will discuss the process of applying for and receiving the SEE-Beyond Award and how that experience relates to their current goals at Skidmore as well as their post-Skidmore plans. Students will represent a broad array of opportunities including internships, research, hands-on coursework, field camps, and artistic residencies. Students interested in applying for a SEE-Beyond Award for Summer 2013 should attend.


Thursday 12/6

 

Annual Skidmore Shop Holiday Sale and Fashion Show
Time: 11:00 AM- 11:00 PM

Location: Case Center

Our annual Skidmore Shop holiday sale and fashion show. Items in the store on sale all day long with a chance to get bigger discounts. Then in the evening you'll have a chance to win huge prizes from Apple, Moshi, Max Londons, Jacob and Anthony's, Fresh and Co, MV Sports, just to name a few.


 

Skidmore Guitar Ensemble
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Coached by Joel Brown


FEATURED EVENT

The Frances Steloff Lecture
Time: 8:00 PM- 10:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

The Frances Steloff Lecture. Zadie Smith will deliver the lecture.


Friday 12/7

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

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


 

Skidmore Community Chorus
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Directed by Katie Gardiner


FEATURED EVENT
 

Winter Dance Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Skidmore Dance Department presents an evening of dance with choreography by faculty and guest artists.

Performances: Friday, 12/07, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12/08, 2 and 8 p.m.


Saturday 12/8

Managing end-of-term writing stress
Time: 1:00 PM

Location: Scribner Library - 4th Floor, Writing Center, Room 440


 

Winter Dance Concert
Time: 2:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Skidmore Dance Department presents choreography by faculty and guest artists. Performances: Friday, 12/07, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12/08, 2 and 8 p.m.


 

Winter Dance Concert
Time: 8:00 PM

Location: Dance Center - Dance Theater

Skidmore Dance Department presents an evening of choreography by faculty and guest artists.

Performances: Friday, 12/07, 8 p.m.; Saturday, 12/08, 2 and 8 p.m.


Sunday 12/9

Film screening and discussion: "All the King's Men" (1949, B & W, 110 minutes, dir. by Robert Rossen)
Time: 2:00 PM

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

Film screening and discussion: "All the King's Men" (1949, B & W, 110 minutes, dir. by Robert Rossen) Discussion to be led by Natalie Taylor, Government Department and Jennifer Delton, History Department.


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.


[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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