- Birth of a classic
The Kinks' recording of 'You Really Got Me' in the summer of 1964 would establish them as one of Britain's most important bands and Ray Davies as a songwriter to be watched, notes Gordon Thompson, professor and chair of music. Read More.
- A 'beacon of tolerance'
As Temple Sinai approaches its golden anniversary, its membership speaks to the 'charismatic drawing power' of Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Jewish chaplin at Skidmore, and her husband, Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein. Read More.
- Culture wars have a new turf
Soccer offers a new turf to play out the "culture wars" between cosmopolitanism and traditionalism, writes Andrew Lindner, assistant professor of sociology. "It is a divide ... between a relativist worldview that embraces diversity and global culture and an outlook that aims to maintain what they see as traditional American culture." Read More.
- Skidmore hosts Solomon Northup Day
It was standing-room-only in the Filene Recital Hall as descendants of Solomon Northup and many more met for the 16th time to explore Northup's story, the African-American experience and ongoing modern-day struggles for freedom by people around the world. Read More.
- Tang Museum making art at Capital Region libraries
In nearly 40 libraries this summer, the Tang is challenging children to sculpt using craft sticks, covered wire, and beads. Read More.
- Sex assaults, harassment reported in science fieldwork
For many women in science, the field is a hostile work environment, says Robin Nelson, assistant professor of anthropology and co-author of a recent study led by a colleague at the University of Illinois. Read More.
- Skidmore professor talks about Malaysian airliner crash
The shooting down of Malaysian Airlines Flight 17 could be a turning point in the conflict in Ukraine, says Kate Graney, associate professor of government and an expert on the politics of Eastern Europe. Read More.
Skidmore theater alums earn critics' praise for "Coosje"
Theater troupe No. 11 Productions scores big at Capital Fringe Festival with "Coosje." Ryan Emmons '08 directs and Danny Tieger '08 pens songs for multimedia piece on love and art.