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Monday Memo

Howard Fishman (Photo by Michael Benanav)
Howard Fishman to perform March 1 at Zankel.
(Photo by Michael Benanav)

Business melting pot
Scholar Anshuman Prasad to give IA lecture Feb. 26.

Speakers Bureau hosts Gloria Steinem
Crowd of 600 welcomes legendary author/activist Feb. 21.

Real-world strategy

MB 107 students study struggling retailer Best Buy.

Pitch perfect
Drastic Measures particpate in ICCA quarterfinals.

Art and the brain to be lecture focus
Williams College curator Kathryn Price on campus Feb. 27.

Pursuing their passions
Six finalists named in Freirich competition.

Faculty-Staff Achievements

Smith lectures on Italians in China, Bibow publishes on Germany and the Euro.

Thoroughbred Sports update
Spring sports season begins.



Upcoming Events

Monday 2/25

 

"New Age Imperialism: A Crisis in Pan African Conscience" with Dhoruba Bin Wahad, Black History Month Keynote Speaker
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

Dhoruba Bin Wahad is an American activist and writer. He was a field secretary in the New York chapter of the Black Panther Party (BPP) from 1968 to 1969. After being forced underground, he became co-founder and active member of the Black Liberation Army. As a veteran of the BPP and a 19-year political prisoner, he continues his work as a political activist with works that involve a meticulous analysis of the current state of Black affairs as it relates to raising consciousness about the history and current affairs of imperial domination. He advocates for the awareness of the global convergence and for outspoken opposition to the US militarization of Africa. Bin Wahad is a freedom fighter concerned with strategizing new ways to combat the national elites who collaborate to oppress the poor and hungry of the planet. In his lecture "New Age Imperialism: A Crisis in Pan African Conscience" he will explore the different facets of the issue rendering the imperative of student participation and activism in the unfolding of these current events. UJIMA, Hayat, United Minds & OSDP sponsor Dhoruba Bin-Wahad as their keynote speaker to deliver the lecture for Black History Month.


Tuesday 2/26

Grammar & Style Workshop: Essential Points about (and of) Punctuation
Time: 5:30 PM- 6:30 PM

Location: Scribner Library - Library 213

This workshop will refresh our acquaintance with punctuation usage, emphasizing what important tools punctuation marks are in creating meaning.


Techie Tuesday-Adobe Illustrator (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 5:30 PM

Location: Harder Hall - 103

In the fifth workshop of Technology Tuesdays: Bonus Skills to Pay the Bills, Adobe Illustrator. This session will be led by Julia DeGemmis ?13 and Rachel Port ?13.


Plural Futures: A Brief Look at the Emerging Contours of the 21st Century World
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett Auditorium

As the relative decline of the United States gathers greater momentum and large areas of Europe continue to be mired in an economic crisis that could perhaps last several decades, are we standing at the threshold of the much-anticipated Asian Century? Dr. Anshuman Prasad offers a wide-ranging discussion of the shape of things to come in a rapidly changing world.


 

Current Student Live Chat
Time: 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM

Do you have questions about student life at Skidmore? Are you looking to connect with a current Skidmore student? Here's your opportunity. On Tuesday, February 26 from 7:30-9 p.m. EST, we're hosting a student-only live chat and you're invited!

Find out what clubs and organizations you might be interested in, what the food on campus is really like, and what classes you can take, all at the comfort of your own computer.


Wednesday 2/27

Noon-Curator Tour of "We The People" and "Meetings"
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 "We The People" and "Meetings" at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College.


Pre-Reunion Gathering (Alumni)
Time: 6:00 PM- 8:00 PM

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Landscapes of the Mind: Contemporary Artists Contemplate the Brain
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Palamountain Hall - Davis Auditorium

Kathryn Price, Williams College Museum of Art Curator and juror of the 2013 Skidmore Student Exhibition, will speak on "Landscapes of the Mind: Contemporary Artists Contemplate the Brain," as well as the experience of jurying the Skidmore Student Exhibition, and her work as curator at Williams College Museum of Art.


Thursday 2/28

 

Ralph Lauren Corporation Campus Interviews (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 9:00 AM- 3:30 PM

Location: Starbuck Center - 204, Career Development Center

Preselected Skidmore students will interview with Ralph Lauren Corporation interviewers for a chance at a summer experience working for this world renowned company.


Gallery Talk and Reception for "Crowded"
Time: 5:30 PM- 7:00 PM

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

Gallery Talk and Reception for "Crowded," led by exhibition curator, Hilary Knecht '13, on the mezzanine at the Tang Museum.


Speed Networking in NYC (Alumni)
Time: 6:30 PM- 9:00 PM

We are in our second year of partnering with a local, experienced organizer to bring alumni an amazing professional networking opportunity! Each participant will fill out a brief online profile that will allow them to specify the types of professionals that they would like to meet. If you attend this event, we will provide you with a customized schedule of meetings that are based on your profile selections. Meetings are five minutes long, and you will meet up to ten people.


Artist Mixer
Time: 7:00 PM- 8:30 PM

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

Join us for an informative discussion with creative professionals in a wide range of art related careers. This is a great opportunity for students to network, ask questions and find out more about available careers after graduating. Refreshments provided.

Professionals in attendance: Sarah Martinez, artist & gallery director Tony Iadicicco, artist & gallery director Barbara Slate, graphic novelist Cecilia Frittelli, textiles workshop owner

Tang Staff: Ginger Ertz, museum educator & artist Patrick O'Rourke, graphic designer Vickie Riley, digital content producer


Brueggemann in Philly 2013 (Alumni)
Time: 7:00 PM- 9:00 PM

Join alumni, parents and friends for a lecture by Professor Brueggemann, based on his book, Rich, Free, and Miserable: Understanding the Failure of Success in America. The American economy has been wildly productive for many years, sustaining its main function, while at the same time creating pressures that undermine the coherence of our families and communities. During the recent meltdown, the economy has not even fulfilled its primary function and the recession has obscured older, more fundamental problems in our culture. Growing pressures that Americans feel to work, compete, and consume have undermined our engagement in meaningful relationships and resulted in a widespread moral crisis. 

Brueggemann’s lecture suggests that the only way this crisis and all the attendant problems can be resolved is to reconceive and rebuild the civil institutions that hold communities together. 
   
Immediately following the lecture, you are invited to enjoy fellowship with Prof. Brueggemann and other members of the greater Skidmore  community.

To RSVP or for questions, please contact the Office of Alumni Affairs and College Events at 518-580-5610. Please RSVP by February 25, 2013.




Friday 3/1

 

Skidmore Pre-Law Society Coffee Break (Open to campus community only.)
Time: 11:30 AM- 12:15 PM

Location: Case Center - ICC Lounge

Come to the Skidmore Pre-Law Society Coffee Break. Free coffee & pastries will be served. Informal opportunity for students interested in Pre-Law to network and find out more information about attending law school / pursuing a career in the legal field.

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

Location: Palamountain Hall - Gannett


 

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.


"SLAM!" A night of spoken word and music featuring Buddy Wakefield
Time: 7:30 PM- 9:00 PM

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

Join us in the atrium of the Tang Museum for a lively night of spoken word performances by students, poet Buddy Wakefield, and music from the Universe Project. Buddy Wakefield is an internationally acclaimed spoken word artist. He is a two-time Individual World Poetry Slam Champion featured on NPR, the BBC, HBO's Def Poetry Jam and most recently TEDtalks. He has performed at hundreds of venues and currently tours full time. Wakefield is known for delivering raw, rounded, high vibrations performances of humor and heart. For more information check out: http://buddywakefield.com

Student performances by Kali Block-Steele, Seth Johnstone and Luke Conley.

The Universe Project is a three person experimental hip-hop group hailing from Brooklyn. http://theuniverseproject.bandcamp.com/album/nocturnal-truth-ep

Co-sponsored by SEC, Speakers Bureau, Hip-Hop Alliance, American Studies, English and Sociology Departments.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Jacob Perlow Series Event: "Howard Fishman: No Further Instructions"
Time: 8:00 PM

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

Critically acclaimed singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader, Howard Fishman, due to his exuberant, spontaneous, and unvarnished music, has become a favorite of audiences and critics alike. "No Further Instructions" is a multimedia song cycle centered around the musician?s true-life adventures in rural Romania with his childhood friend (and New York Times travel journalist/photographer) Michael Benanav. The project combines original music, historical memoir, storytelling and compelling photography to essay their exploits together as well as their experiences as American Jews in far-flung Eastern Europe. Presented by the Office of the Dean of Special Programs. $8 adults, $5 seniors/Skidmore community, FREE for students and children


 

Theater: Virginia Woolf's "Orlando Adapted by Sarah Ruhl"
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In Sarah Ruhl's whimsical adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel "Orlando," we are invited to take a journey of self-discovery as Orlando lives as a duke, a duchess, a lover, an ambassador, a wife, and a poet. This play lovingly asks us to embrace who we are at any moment, and challenges us to imagine who we may become next. Directed by Jeremy Ohringer '13 and Kathryn Rickman '13,

March 1-6, 2013

All performances at 8 p.m. except Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m.


Saturday 3/2

Diversity Hiring Fair in Hartford, CT
Time: 10:00 AM- 12:00 PM

Location: Watkinson School Arts & Athletic Center 180 Bloomfield Avenue Hartford, CT 06105

SPHERE is a consortium of eleven Hartford-area independent schools committed to broadening diversity of our student bodies, administration, faculty and staff. All educators are invited to attend a diversity hiring fair hosted by our Deans of Faculty and Directors of Diversity. Candidates of color are strongly encouraged to attend.

Where: Watkinson School Arts & Athletic Center 180 Bloomfield Avenue Hartford, CT 06105 When: Saturday, March 2, 2013 Time: 10:00 a.m. ? 12:00 noon

Please submit your résumé to: SPHERE@Renbrook.org. Please include your discipline(s) in the subject line.

For more information, call Pam Garrett at (860) 738-1629. For directions to Watkinson: www.watkinson.org/podium/default.aspx?t=26761


FEATURED EVENT
 

Virginia Woolf's "Orlando" Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In Sarah Ruhl's whimsical adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel "Orlando," we are invited to take a journey of self-discovery as Orlando lives as a duke, a duchess, a lover, an ambassador, a wife, and a poet. This play lovingly asks us to embrace who we are at any moment, and challenges us to imagine who we may become next. Directed by Jeremy Ohringer '13 and Kathryn Rickman '13


 

Peoples' Brass Republic Concert
Time: 8:00 PM- 8:00 PM

Location: Filene Music Building - Filene Recital Hall

The Peoples' Brass Republic : Matt Barth'15 & Betsy Baker, trumpets Brendan Sullivan'15, horn Sam Kastner'15, trombone Jeff Spindel'14, bass trombone & tuba; present a concert of repertoire celebrating the Brass Quintet. The program includes Ewazen's Colchester Fantasy, and music by Grainger, Holst, iveson, Roberts and the Beatles.


FEATURED EVENT
 

Virginia Woolf's "Orlando" Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Time: 8:00 PM- 9:30 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In Sarah Ruhl's whimsical adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel "Orlando," we are invited to take a journey of self-discovery as Orlando lives as a duke, a duchess, a lover, an ambassador, a wife, and a poet. This play lovingly asks us to embrace who we are at any moment, and challenges us to imagine who we may become next. Directed by Jeremy Ohringer '13 and Kathryn Rickman '13


Sunday 3/3

Dance Recital, Reception, and meet Melissa Thodos '84 (Alumni)
Time: 2:00 PM- 5:30 PM

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Lecture-demonstration of Akido, the most spiritual of the martial arts.
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Wilson Memorial Chapel

Lecture-demonstration of Akido, the most spiritual of the martial arts. No prior experience necessary. Learn about centering, balance, handling pressure, conflict and adversity.


 

Virginia Woolf's "Orlando" Adapted by Sarah Ruhl
Time: 2:00 PM- 3:30 PM

Location: Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater - Black Box Studio

In Sarah Ruhl's whimsical adaptation of the Virginia Woolf novel "Orlando," we are invited to take a journey of self-discovery as Orlando lives as a duke, a duchess, a lover, an ambassador, a wife, and a poet. This play lovingly asks us to embrace who we are at any moment, and challenges us to imagine who we may become next. Directed by Jeremy Ohringer '13 and Kathryn Rickman '13


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