News and Notables
Skidmore News Archive
- Student art exhibition opens Feb. 6
This year's juror is Susan Meyer '86, assistant professor of art at the College of Saint Rose Read More.
- Skidmore Cares donates cash, food to community agencies
This year's annual fundraiser provided more than $12,000 and 4,912 items of food, provisions, and school supplies to assist those in need Read More.
- Collegial collaboration
When a member of Skidmore's documentary-studies faculty started creating a TV series for Amazon Video, she hired students and alumni to work in crafts from writing to wardrobe. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, January 16, 2017
Berheide on gender pay gap, Read More.
- Welcome to the first members of the Class of 2022
A record-breaking group of students chosen from Skidmore's Early Decision Round 1. Read More.
- Recapping 2017
Each year Skidmore shares a lot of news about research, campus life, alumni, you name it. Which homepage stories reached the most eyeballs in 2017? Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: Long winter's nap
Skidmore's bustling campus falls quiet and peaceful (and conserves heat and electricity in many buildings) as it indulges in a holiday hibernation. Read More.
- Molecules and medicine
Jon Brestoff-Parker '08 puts his M.D. and Ph.D. to work on cellular diagnostics and treatments for conditions from diabetes to cancer. Read More.
- Behind the lens
She has traveled the world photographing people and wildlife in more than 90 countries from Angola to Afghanistan. She has contracted malaria, faced war, gone hungry and lived in mud huts, keeping true to her philosophy of "living the story." Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: De-stressing
Snack baskets, dog-patting and "The Scream" were just a few of the stress-relief offerings during study week before final exams. Read More.
- "Tremendous day"
Skidmore makes an extravaganza out of Giving Tuesday, engaging alumni and parents with those on campus for camaraderie, fun and fundraising. This year's event was a big hit. Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: Hoops
Basketball season at Skidmore is fast and furious. The men are nationally ranked, the women are famously resilient—and big games are coming up. Read More.
- Lost music refound
Capping a two-week residency at Skidmore, composer and performer Howard Fishman presents a multimedia show about mystery musician Connie Converse, this Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Read More.
- Lessons in museumship
How can an anthropology major fit into the eclectic programs of Skidmore's acclaimed teaching museum? A new endowed internship underwrites the experience. Read More.
- Digging the dirt
Jess Wong '09 knows exactly when the chickens come home to roost, because her days don't end until they are in for the night. Read More.
- Free speeches
A NatGeo photographer is speaking tonight, 7 p.m. in the Payne Room of the Tang Museum, about her worldwide adventures. Read More.
- Thankful thinking
Thanksgiving ruminations by Skidmore students, faculty and staff range from surgical recovery to lost-dog recovery. Read More.
- Milton marathon
"Knowledge is as food, and needs no less her temperance over appetite," said John Milton. Try telling that to the marathoners who unceasingly recited his "Paradise Lost" for 10 hours. Read More.
- Beatlemore ends an era
Beatlemore Skidmania 2017 was the last one under the oversight of its faculty founder, Gordon Thompson. He and student coordinator Will Scott '18 reflect on that and the future of the wildly popular tradition. Read More.
- Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore
Skidmore launches Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore Read More.
- Foreign correspondents
Many freshmen as well as upperclassmen headed off this fall for study abroad-in at least one case, "because I wanted to experience culture shock." What do they report so far? Read More.
- Student research heads to Clinton Global Initiative University
Alexia Nshuti Muhire '18 brought her independent project - using lemongrass as a potential alternative to malaria prevention - to the 2017 Clinton Global Initiative University (CIG U). Read More.
- Genetics ancient and modern
Tracing the evolution of diseases, bioarchaeologist Kelly Harkins '04 says, "I've worked on 11,000-year-old bones from South America and on samples from ancient Nubia to medieval Europe." Read More.
- Free speeches
Public discussions that cross both cultures and disciplines are coming up soon. Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: Bounty on board
The annual Harvest Dinner this fall drew a record number of students for a feast of local and campus-grown sustainable fare. Read More.
- Skidmore Cares kickoff
"They not only collect the donations, but deliver them to our food pantry with smiling faces. We look forward to seeing them each year." Read More.
- Skidmore alumni analyze fake news
In his TED Talk, Steve Rosenbaum '83 tackles fake news, a topic that professor Andrew Lindner '03 discusses on This is Skidmore based on his own research. Read More.
- New academic VP
Michael Orr has been named Skidmore's next dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs. An art historian, he comes from Lake Forest College and Lawrence University. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, November 6, 2017
Breves on fish biology, Read More.
- Free speeches
Gender and race, Judaism in India, and new media are slated for discussion this week. Read More.
- Solidarity or singularity?
Renowned journalist and cultural critic David Brooks, speaking at Skidmore last week, argued that individual freedoms are good, but so are communitarian spirit and commitment. Read More.
- Open mic at Lucy's
"It's a blast. I never know what's going to go on here": Open-mic night at Lively Lucy's Read More.
- Free speeches
Free public events this week include "Keep Dat A$$ Jumping," a lecture in youth music and gender issues. Read More.
- Here comes rhymin' Simon
Don't discount the cliché, advised the always original songwriting legend Paul Simon, as he shared tips, stories and insights at Skidmore last week. Read More.
- Celebration summary
Celebration Weekend 2017 brought families of students, alumni, and others to campus for a vast range of open-house activities. Read More.
- Bridging cultures and generations
Skidmore employees and other local residents who volunteer as ambassadors and supporters for international students often say they get more benefits than they give. Read More.
Isabella Bennett says the experience of studying abroad yields unique perspectives. And wide ones too: During her Skidmore career, she studied in three different countries. Read More.
- Small-scale research for a large-scale issue
Lucy Walker '19 and geoscience professor Meg Estapa spent the summer performing collaborative research project studying carbon matter in the ocean, and discuss their findings on This is Skidmore - the Skidmore College podcast. Read More.
- New faculty
Super-resolution microscopy and wearable computing, medieval Buddhism and pre-Columbian sculpture, skydiving and keyboards, tacos and yogurt. And lots in between. Read More.
- Free "phi" speech
Among the public events coming to campus is a multimedia news presentation with a philosophical focus. Read More.
- Vis-a-vis: "In It" inspirations
Diversity issues at the intersections of gender and race brought audiences together last week for a second year of "In It" discussions and forums. Read More.
- New communications VP
Martin Mbugua, a former journalist who has helped lead communications at Princeton and Carnegie Mellon, is Skidmore's new vice president for communications and marketing. Read More.
- Free speeches
Upcoming talks and events include art, business and a residency by a Caribbean-British writer, this year's McCormack Visiting Scholar-Artist. Read More.
- Think green thoughts
Courses on farm and food politics, literature and nature, and "watershed science for a crowded planet" are just a few of Skidmore's academic offerings that address sustainability issues. Read More.
- Camara clara
A camera helped Ele Martinez express himself while he learned English as a third language. Now he's bringing cameras to youngsters in his southern Mexico homeland. Read More.
- Vis-a-vis: Homecoming
Last weekend spotlighted varsity sports and team reunions, Hispanic and African heritage events, and more. Read More.
- Free speeches
A Hillel-sponsored talk by a Palestinian Muslim is among the guest lectures on campus soon. Read More.
- Oceanography grant from NASA
Atmospheric carbon is a big driver of climate change, and oceans are big regulators of atmospheric carbon--but how exactly? NASA is funding a Skidmore professor to find out more. Read More.
- "In It" together
Round 2 of Skidmore's "In It" diversity events, Oct. 11-13, include gender and other identity discussions featuring alumni, an eminent scholar and a student with her mother and grandmother. Read More.
- Skidmore sweep
Thoroughbred JT Wynne defeated his own teammate Steven Koulouris to win the regional Division III singles title; minutes later, they paired up to win the doubles title. Read More.
- Environmental movement, literally
Choreographer Jody Sperling has danced on the shrinking Arctic ice, and she's bringing her expressive movement to Skidmore this week, Oct. 5 and 6. Read More.
- Options and opportunities
An alum and her family want to help first-generation college students afford intensive real-world experiences in social services. Their first beneficiary had an eye-opening summer working with refugees. Read More.
- "Primacy of ideas"
Whether she's piloting New Yorker covers, cutting-edge comics or Manhattan bicycles, Skidmore guest Françoise Mouly relies on quick thinking and ready wit. Read More.
- And ... rolling!
Independent storyteller Galen Koch '11 has been recording oral histories of the people who work the waters along the Maine coast. Read More.
- Scrabble champ
Matthew O'Connor '20 (right, with world champion Brett Smitheram) won the 2017 MSI Junior World Scrabble Championship in Nottingham, UK, in August. Read More.
- Free speeches
From the Torah to the psychological effects of music to the Berlin wall, upcoming public lectures also include an honorary doctorate for author Claire Messud. Read More.
- Skidmore hosts research conference
Summer research from six colleges will be shared at Skidmore this Saturday, Sept. 23. Presenters include 28 Skidmore students with projects from biochemistry to sociology. Read More.
- Perspectives on prison
Justice and rehabilitation, inequity and immobility, and other complex issues of mass incarceration in America are themes in a faculty-student project that's part of a national traveling show. Read More.
- Sharing talents
Dipesh KC, a computer science major and hip-hop dancer, says he loves "collaborating with people with different talents and sharing our passion with the community." Read More.
- Free speeches
Public lectures coming up at Skidmore include expert talks on racial, environmental, and business issues. Read More.
- Art moving forward
For working artist Grace Troxell '13, who just finished a stint at the prestigious Yaddo artists' retreat, the mentorship of a Skidmore professor lit her path to success. Read More.
- Top-50 rating
As a leading liberal arts college, Skidmore is "proud to be recognized in the national top 50 by U.S. News and World Report," says President Philip A. Glotzbach. Read More.
- When a hall is a home
For Sanju Mohan '19, Fortouma Sissoko '18 and David Stephenson '18, living on campus is more than just having a place to sleep. For these three resident assistants, it's an opportunity to build community and help new students adjust to life at Skidmore. Read More.
- Unilateral executive?
From immigration to the environment to campus sexual harassment, US presidents have taken unilateral action. Guest scholars debate the issue for Constitution Day on Sept. 14. Read More.
- Vis-a-vis: Athletes arise
Thoroughbred soccer players and other fall athletes got an early start both on campus and in the win column. Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: Welcome week
Skidmore kicks off the fall 2017 semester Read More.
- Meet 2021
The class of 2021 has arrived on campus, and had an exciting summer. Learn more about what makes this class unique. Read More.
- Faculty summers
Skidmore faculty activities over the summer are as diverse as the faculty itself is. Spanning travels, workshops, lab work, and teaching, here are summer summaries of just three professors. Read More.
- Advancement VP appointed
Sean Campbell has been named Skidmore's new Collyer Vice President for Advancement, overseeing fundraising and alumni engagement. The public phase of the Creating our Future campaign starts soon, and so does he. Read More.
- Faculty art show
Skidmore art professors Michael Bonadio, Sangwook Lee, Trish Lyell, and Paul Sattler present sculpture, fiber art, drawings, paintings and more, starting Sept. 7 in the Schick Art Gallery. Read More.
- A Thoroughbred Welcome
Thoroughbreds new and returning begin their trek to Skidmore this week. Here's what you need to know. Read More.
- Serious about comics
Françoise Mouly, art editor for the New Yorker magazine and creator of acclaimed adult and children's comics, will speak on campus Sept. 18 at 5:30 in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- Oh, the places you'll go . . .
Going to a top liberal arts college is an opportunity to grow academically and personally. But how to translate classroom learning and skillsets into a career? A funded internship, for starters. Read More.
Throughout his time at Skidmore, Josh Wagner has felt welcomed by everything from the theater stage to the great outdoors. Read More.
- Discovering social justice connections in art
When professor Bernardo Rios saw the late advocate-artist Corita Kent's work at Skidmore’s Tang Museum, he wanted to research the connections between her work and Chicano communities. He invited Lisa Moran '17 to assist in the summer project, and now, in a This is Skidmore podcast, they explain where their project will go next. Read More.
- Movement dialogue
Skidmore dancers will present "a physical dialogue" with the printed art in a Hyde Collection gallery on Thursday, Aug. 24. Read More.
- Cracking open commercial art
Artist Annica Lydenberg '00, owner of the design firm Dirty Bandits, has painted messages on bathroom scales (here) and helped launch the 2017 baseball season by designing Budweiser's specialty Red Sox cans. Read More.
- Precollege preview whets appetites
Studying with Skidmore students and sharing campus life are part of a summer college preview for teenagers--such as Wenqin and Andrew, both returning to campus as freshmen this fall. Read More.
- Skidmore-studded Emmy Awards
Zazie Beetz '13 and David Miner '91 may bump into each other at the 2017 Emmy Awards - both are up for Best Comedy Series for their respective shows. Read More.
- Peas and cues
"Stand up and take chard" and "Beet the system" are among the slogans inspiring both activism and eye-rolls for followers of Laura Fralich '11, who sells her punny T-shirts on Etsy. Read More.
- What to expect on a Skidmore tour
Touring campus is an important part of the college selection process. Here's what you can expect when you visit Skidmore. Read More.
- Dear to my heart
The nationally ranked women's Ultimate Frisbee team, a club sport at Skidmore, is "dear to my heart," says gender studies major Megan Macomber. Read More.
- Alumni help boost aid fund
More than 350 students have earned Skidmore degrees with aid from the Palamountain Scholarship Fund. That fund and its good works just grew again, thanks to its always-popular gala benefit. Read More.
- Fifteen reasons you should stay in Saratoga for the summer
When Skidmore students leave for summer vacation, they find themselves all over the world and may miss what's right around the corner. Read More.
- Help at the end
A summer fellowship helps students learn to care for the dying. Read More.
- Precollege preview
Skidmore's precollege summer program brings high school students from all over to get a taste of college-level academics and campus life--including a SPAC concert. Read More.
- Vis-a-vis: Radio days
Professor Adam Tinkle and student Adam Simon '19 are hosting Upstate Youth Radio, workshops teaching local kids how to write, produce, and broadcast. Read More.
- Baby's-eye view
Young children learn from what they see and hear all day. But how can scientists measure these informal perceptual inputs? A Skidmore professor found a method and won a federal grant to share her results. Read More.
- Ad exec joins faculty
A seasoned entrepreneur in branding, advertising and design has been appointed to Skidmore's endowed Harder Chair in Business Administration. Read More.
- Community open house
Art-making, performances, and much more enticed visitors of all ages to Skidmore's Tang Museum for the annual celebration of its namesake, a 1961 grad. Read More.
- Begins a golden progress
Skidmore's theater productions offer students good experience on stage and behind the scenes. Saratoga Shakespeare's also offer points toward professional Equity membership. Read More.
- Stars of stage and page
Live readings of great authors by great actors, "Selected Shorts" is presented each week on National Public Radio -- and also this Saturday, July 22, on the Skidmore campus. Read More.
- Engineering a career
Professor John Cunningham discusses five decades of teaching 3D design, from his headline-making theory about how the pyramids were built to his recent work with digital 3D printers. Read More.
- Career competitors: The athletic edge
Matt Lesser '05 cites the work ethic that he learned on the varsity basketball team for helping him in business today, and he values such experience in the people he hires. Read More.
- Alumni pride
From 14th to 42nd Street, Skidmore alumni and students sported not just green but rainbows, as part of the New York City Pride march this summer. Read More.
- Frances Day museum fun
The Tang Museum's July 15 open house, honoring its namesake Frances Young Tang '61, offers tours, art-making, performances, and other fun for all ages. Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: Sporting chances
Soccer, tennis, and other sports camps keep Skidmore's fields and courts hopping every summer. Read More.
- Got the MOVE: Dance club celebrates 15 years at Spa City high school
Skidmore College dance student choreographers in local high school dance club. Read More.
- Music al fresco
Bluegrass, jazz, folk, rock, classical . . . it all fits in the Tang Museum's breezy, intimate rooftop concert series, each Thursday this summer. Read More.
- Summer art faculty show
An exhibition of works by the Skidmore art professors and visiting artists teaching campus workshops this summer will open July 10, with a reception July 13. Read More.
- Opening out
For Skylar Kergil '13, becoming a transgender man has also meant becoming an ever more thoughtful, open, and humane person -- not to mention an author and YouTube hit. Read More.
- Writers reading
Oates, Pinsky, Kincaid, Ondaatje and dozens of other celebrated writers are back on campus this summer, not just teaching but also giving free, public readings. Read More.
- Colbert bandleader on campus
The acclaimed Jon Batiste and his Late Show band Stay Human, perform at Skidmore on July 6, as part of the Stewart's Signature Series. Read More.
- Skidmore: best value
Skidmore College is again a Forbes best-value college, offering good “return on investment.” Read More.
- Illuminating chemistry
Studying how sunlight alters atmospheric molecules, Sarah Gowan '19 and Claudia Bennett-Caso '19 are just two of the students working full-time in Skidmore labs this summer. Read More.
- Jump on jazz
The Skidmore Jazz Institute (with faculty like Mike Faddis, above) is in its 30th summer, with public concerts by a panoply of acclaimed jazz artists. Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: History and horses
Athleticism, both human and equine, was on display at the 20th anniversary of the Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show. Read More.
- Good giving
Skidmore's Give and Go again collected truckloads of leftover dorm-room and apartment goods for donation to Saratoga's racetrack workers and others. Read More.
- Going greener
With its second electric vehicle charger, Skidmore is building a green-transportation hub at center campus. Read More.
- Successful giving year
Alumni and others teamed up to raise over $24 million by the May 31 close of Skidmore's giving year-with challenges met and records smashed along the way. Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: Kids and art
Elementary-school pupils from nearby Schenectady, N.Y., talked with an artist and made their own art during a visit to Skidmore's Tang Museum. Read More.
- Dance concert Thursday
In residency this summer, the renowned Stephen Petronio dance troupe offers a concert tomorrow -- Thursday, June 15. Read More.
- Havana orchestra at Zankel
More than one dream came true to make Skidmore the venue for the U.S. premiere of Cuba's Havana Lyceum Orchestra this month. Read More.
- President's Award winners
A professor, a staff member, an office and five outstanding students were recognized with President's awards. Read More.
- Historic horse show
Skidmore's Saratoga Classic horse show celebrates its 20th anniversary this month, with top-level competition June 14-25. But its roots go back to 1927. Read More.
- Tradition of service
Four distinguished professors, including a Pulitzer winner and a holder of several patents, retired this spring. John Cunningham, above, had a half-century of service. Read More.
- Vis-à-vis: Home work
House and hearth, neighborhood, and community are informing campus life lately. This week in photos includes gardening, a faculty milestone, and documentary projects on space and place. Read More.
- Storytelling events
This weekend's "Festosium" will highlight Skidmore's summer Storytellers' Institute, including free, public events in film, sound, and other documentary media. Read More.
- Students in space
Landscape and architecture theory informed an app recently designed by an art history major. A fellow student describes the project. Read More.
- Powerful stage presence
If a play is "a social document," says actor and director Chris Staley '09, then he'll be in the right place this June: at Skidmore's 25th-anniversary SITI theater workshop. Read More.
- Experiments beyond the sciences
When he was first a guest on This is Skidmore, political science professor Chris Mann discussed the then-upcoming presidential election and hinted about his students' unique research that was to be performed during the semester. Now, on season two's final episode of This is Skidmore, Mann was joined by Brent Azaert '20, Brian Roberge '18, and Antigone Scaperdas '19 to share their findings. Read More.
- Meet the Class of 2017
As the class of 2017 student's time at Skidmore come to a close, we commemorate them for who they are and what they've done at Skidmore. Read More.
- Throwback Thursday: Senior reflections
Members of the Class of 2017 look back on their favorite memories from the last four years at Skidmore College. Read More.
- Future Friday
This year, more than 600 members of the class of 2017 join the ranks of 35,000 alumni in their chosen career paths. Read More.
- Speech writers
Just days before they're due to give Commencement speeches, a student and a professor talk over the work of crafting memorable remarks. Read More.
- Commencement honorees, and how to see them
Skidmore's Commencement will feature guests Oprah Winfrey, Ann Tisch, and Wes Moore. To come see them, check our top-10 logistical tips. Read More.
- Great communities
Her two majors, her jobs, and her cocurricular activities provide "really great communities" for Blair Warren '17. View video Read More.
Physics major Connor Crawford '17 likes taking the driver's seat, both in the classroom and lab and in his fast-paced campus job. Read More.
- Lines and junctions
Academic Festival included some 115 solo and team student presentations within and at the crossroads of physical sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts. Read More.
- Student Blog: Reflections
Finals week comes to a close, seniors celebrate during senior week, and then they cross the stage to close another Skidmore chapter. Student Blogger Brian Allan '17 reflects on his last four years. Read More.
- Top student art
For their senior theses, art majors produce works for a public exhibition at Skidmore's nationally renowned Tang Museum. This year's show opens May 12. Read More.
- Science, speech, and music
How does music therapy help people with speech disorders? How does the brain process lyrics and melody? A Skidmore neuroscientist has earned Grammy funding to investigate. Read More.
- Student Club: Women's Ultimate Frisbee
Small but mighty, the Skidmore Women's Ultimate Frisbee team is making history. Read More.
- Down to business
"Challenging" is a favorite word for students describing one of Skidmore's favorite courses, the introductory business seminar. View video Read More.
- Dance developments
From physiological research to community self-expression, an innovative dance class choreographs its own learning goals. Read More.
- Health and horses
From emergency medical services to the riding team, junior Hanna Tuckner has built a very full Skidmore life. Read More.
- Transition team
Jack Morrow '18 figured the basketball players he knew were probably a good representation of the college as a whole, so he transferred to Skidmore. Read More.
- Colbert bandleader on campus
Jon Batiste and his Late Show with Stephen Colbert house band will make a special campus appearance on July 6. Read More.
- Watch and learn
Watch a few of our videos (some of them student-produced!) to experience Skidmore in a way that words sometimes just can't describe. Read More.
- Take a tour
Take a virtual tour of campus and see what Skidmore has to offer. Read More.
- All-American talk
Two Skidmore basketball players have been named All-Americans after record-breaking years. Read More.
- Student club: Women in Business
"Confident and capable of doing anything" is how you should feel after engaging with Skidmore's Women in Business Club, according to its co-president, a junior business major. Read More.
- Guggenheim awards Skidmore scholars
After a rigorous application process, professor Heather Hurst '97 and Laura Somen Harrison '91 have both been awarded 2017 Guggenheim Fellowships. Read More.
- Guggenheim for alumna filmmaker
Longtime painter Laura Somer Harrison '91 morphed into an animator acclaimed for her eclectic and powerful storytelling-and for her 2017 Guggenheim Fellowship in film and video. Read More.
- Ujima fashion show
Students used this year's Ujima fashion show to reflect the perseverance and strength to excel that have marked so much of African, Caribbean, and African American history. Read More.
- Student wins civic award
When college presidents around the U.S. were asked to nominate just one of their students for a major civic-engagement award, Phil Glotzbach suggested Olivia Golden '18. Read More.
- Sizing up Skidmore
Conor Pochna '19 likes big cities but small colleges. He finds Saratoga plenty lively and cosmopolitan, and Skidmore plenty close-knit and accessible. Read More.
- Spring dance concert
The Dance Department presents its annual spring show of new works this Friday and Saturday, April 21 and 22. Read More.
- Curating "Africa Pop"
"It is impossible to describe the feeling when a work of art that you've only dreamed about being in your show hangs in front of you," says Hanna Traore '17, who is curating a Tang Museum show for her senior thesis. Read More.
- Greenspace gift
Skidmore's woodlands have grown by another 189 acres, thanks to a third gift of land from Michael and Margaret Roohan, owners of Granite & Marble Works in nearby Wilton, N.Y. Read More.
- Food and culture startups win big in business competition
Student entrepreneurs in the finals of the 2017 Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition on April 7 made their pitches to a panel of judges, vying for seed money to build or expand their startups. Read More.
- Healthy cooking 101
An exercise science class, led by an alumni chef, recently sliced, diced, sauced, and spattered all over Skidmore's test kitchen. Read More.
- A piece of the Palace
This month only, alumni from the classes of 1957 to 2007 who give to the Skidmore Fund will receive a special keepsake: a piece of the pink stone from Moore Hall. Read More.
- Saratoga Mentoring
At Skidmore, student engagement occurs in both the classroom and the community. Bella Bennett '17, an environmental studies major with a minor in geology, became a mentor because "I have had a lot of strong role models in my life and wanted to be there for someone else." Read More.
- Lens on the Middle East
"Yallah Underground," a film about underground artists in several Mideast countries during the Arab Spring, will be screened and discussed on campus Thursday, April 20. Read More.
- Vintage hard times
An early play in the Off-Off Broadway movement, Pulitzer winner Lanford Wilson's "Balm in Gilead" explores the lives of the down-and-out in New York City. It opens at Skidmore this Friday, April 14. Read More.
- Interweaving studies
An interest in vintage clothing has helped Alessandra Canario '18 shape and integrate her studies at Skidmore. Read More.
- Student Blog: Jeremy Sigel '99 gives media and entertainment training
Student Blogger Gabirelle Pagnozzi-Schwam '18 had the chance to attend a media and entertainment training by Jeremy Sigel '99, organized by the Career Development Center. Read More.
- Women's History Month
Skidmore celebrated National History Month by highlighting a few of its women (disorderly, impressive, and creative) who influence the College and the world. Read More.
- Studies in U.S. history
This year's public Kuroda Symposium offers a lecture on the American West as well as student papers and discussions, April 14-15. Read More.
- Studies in U.S. history
This year's public Kuroda Symposium offers a lecture on the American West as well as student papers and discussions, April 14-15. Read More.
- Local "Great Migration"
A historic Albany, N.Y., neighborhood--founded by a Mississippi minister and settled by other emigrants from the Jim Crow South--is explored in a documentary to be screened at Skidmore on Thursday, April 13. Read More.
- Visual thinking
"The Tang is a laboratory of ideas, where we encounter new ways of thinking-with art and objects, and with scholars and artists." A student writer explains. Read More.
- "Uncannily real"
A widely acclaimed painter known for intensively detailed work, Catherine Murphy will give this year's Malloy Visiting Artist Lecture on Thursday, April 13. Read More.
- Loss and hope
As part of Missing Persons Day, Skidmore's Crystal Moore, a social work professor and associate dean of the faculty, will speak at the state museum in Albany on Saturday, April 8. Read More.
- Men's lacrosse on 5-game winning streak
The Skidmore College men's lacrosse team is having a moment in the sun. On April 1, the team won its fifth straight contest with a resounding 15-3 victory over Bard in Liberty League action at Dietz Stadium Saturday evening. Read More.
- Muslim in America
Moustafa Bayoumi, author of "This Muslim American Life," will speak at Skidmore Thursday, April 6 at 7 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- Brielmaier on This is Skidmore
The Tang's curator-at-large discusses her four guiding principles on podcast Read More.
- Hip hopportunities
Cristian Fernandez '19 likes engaging with professors, social issues, and his hiphop audiences. Read More.
- Listen up: "This is Skidmore"
What is Skidmore? This podcast has answers. Hear stories of alumni, students, faculty, and friends to discover what makes Skidmore Skidmore. Read More.
- Out of Africa
If Western civilization still bears flavors of classical Greece and Rome, then it also retains a whiff of ancient Ethiopia. This year's Porter Lecture on Wednesday, April 5, will trace those links. Read More.
- For women only
A local, rare, and dying art--a Chinese script used exclusively by women--is being preserved and translated by Skidmore professor Cathy Silber. Read More.
- Grant for obesity research
Antioxidants and chemical signals inside fat cells may be key targets in new treatments for obesity. A major grant is helping a Skidmore research lab discover more. Read More.
- Global sounds
An immersive audio event, free and open to the public, takes place tomorrow--Wednesday, March 29--at 7 p.m. Read More.
- Footsteps in the sand
Think of the marine scientists emerging from Skidmore College and the top name is often Penny Chisholm '69, a National Medal of Science winner for her pioneering work on a crucial climate-regulating microorganism. Others students and alumni are following in her path. Read More.
- Podcast: Disorderly women
From comedy to serious social issues, from theory to practical activism, Prof. Beck Krefting is committed to "disorderly women" in American history and in the Skidmore curriculum. Read More.
- Intersecting isms
Guest speaker Bonnie Thornton Dill, a leading feminist theorist, will discuss intersections of gender with race, class, and other identities. Her Coburn Lecture takes place Thursday, March 30. Read More.
- Fashion and culture
Ujima, Skidmore's student club promoting African and Caribbean cultures, is promising one of its biggest fashion shows ever. This year's event is this Saturday, March 25, at 6 p.m. Read More.
- Building Brooklyn
In Brooklyn's very hot real-estate market, three Skidmore alumni are doing equally hot reno and rehab projects, especially with historic brownstones. Read More.
- Harder Lecture
"Semiconductors: The Industry that Changed the World" will be this year's Harder Lecture in business. The talk, by a Global Foundries executive, takes place Monday, March 27, at 5 p.m. Read More.
- Student Blog: Seven waffle dishes that offer new takes on your favorite D-Hall classics
Have you ever wondered how your favorite D-Hall dishes would taste if you switched out the usual bread with a waffle? Adam Weinreb '20 did, and blogged about it. Read More.
- Roots of Russia and the US
Russia and the US in 1917 show many parallels with today's nations and their fraught diplomatic relationship. A noted journalist explains how this Wednesday, March 22. Read More.
- Gender, race and prejudice
"As an experimental social psychologist, I'm interested in how people see each other and how that affects their interactions," says Leigh Wilton, who joined Skidmore's psychology faculty last year. Gender and race are her top issues. Read More.
- Modern times
The ubiquity of film, TV, and the Internet orders our lives along "cinematic time" rather than circadian rhythms or agricultural cycles. This mind-bending shift will be the topic of a guest lecture Friday, March 24. Read More.
- Gender attitude changers
The authors of Listen, We Need to Talk: How to Change Attitudes about LGBT Rights spoke about their research at Skidmore recently, and a student offers this summary. Read More.
- Art and race forum
A scholar, a filmmaker, and an activist will discuss whiteness and American multiculturalism Thursday, March 23. The panel is part of a Tang Museum project to accelerate access and inclusion. Read More.
- Leadership Academy graduates first class
Skidmore's own leadership training session recently graduated its first class of managers and supervisors, representing a range of offices from across the campus. Read More.
- Navigating difference
"We don't like to admit it, but identity biases can play very strong roles in our interactions," says Tim Harper, who teaches a course on social identity in the workplace. How does he get students to engage openly? Read More.
- Graphite visions
Like Matt Boliinger's "Independence," above, all works in the new Schick Art Gallery show are done in graphite. The exhibition opens with a reception and artists' talk March 24. Read More.
- Justice as restoration
From schoolrooms to the White House, the idea of restorative justice has been gaining traction. Skidmore professor David Karp is a key driver, advancing new approaches to misbehavior and crime. Read More.
- Interns funded in alumna's memory
"It's so important to experiment and figure out the kinds of work you don't like as much as the kinds you do." That's what an internship made possible Margaret Lefton '15, thanks to funding in memory of Jennifer Landers '90. Read More.
- Sought after
Applications to Skidmore have broken another record. After 2015's record of 8,500 and 2016's of 9,200, the admissions office received more than 10,000 apps this year, including another record for Early Decision. Read More.
- "Intense, lyrical, and moving"
"Each word is a lit match," says one reviewer of Nick Flynn's poetry. Flynn will read from his latest memoir and engage in a public conversation with English faculty members Wednesday, March 8. Read More.
- Freirich finalists
Eight student-run startups are now working with mentors to refine their pitches for a chance to win big prizes in this year's Freirich Business Plan Competition. Meet the finalists. Read More.
- Making history
Women's History Month has begun, sparking thoughts of Skidmore's start as a women's college and particularly its founding by a truly history-making woman: Lucy Skidmore Scribner. Read More.
- Guts and glory in New York
Workshopping with the Martha Graham Dance Company and performing at the Joyce Theater inspires student dancers to devote both body and mind to their art. Read More.
- Calling Al Roker
Skidmore students are inviting "Today Show" host Al Roker to campus during his annual Rokerthon tour. Their pitch video challenges him to come document a new Chicken Finger Friday world record. Read More.
- A blot on Brand USA?
How can American capitalism foster wide opportunity as well as race-based exploitation? Management scholar Pushkala Prasad, explains in her Moseley Faculty Research Lecture on Tuesday, March 7, at 8 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- Orders and borders
What can migrants and citizens expect from changes in U.S. immigration and border policies? A multicollege delegation joins an expert panel to find answers this Saturday, March 4, at 11 a.m. Read More.
- Sharing "Fragments"
For playwright Edward Albee, "The small act of sharing stories is something the human body relies on for survival and nourishment," says theater major Shea Leavis '17. He's directing Albee's Fragments March 2-8. Read More.
- Student Blog: Six creative ways to spice up D-Hall food
Student Bloggers Maya Feyzo-Pearlman '19 and Zoe Chodak '19 find a way to make even the most delicious D-Hall food more exciting. Read More.
- Winfrey, Tisch, Moore at Commencement 2017
Education advocates Oprah Winfrey, Ann Tisch, and Wes Moore to receive honorary degrees from Skidmore College at May 2017 Commencement Read More.
- Spinning Spinoza?
A guest lecture on the 17th-century philosopher Spinoza will address his alleged atheism and will discuss ideas of the divine and the human. The event is Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 7:30 p.m. Read More.
- (Re)viewing old Algeria
Turn-of-the-century French photos of Algeria, on view at Skidmore's Tang Museum, reveal not just the idylls of European exoticism but also crucial paradoxes of imperialism, power, and identity. Read More.
- Ask more, talk less
How does a teacher get students to lean in, think deeply, ask questions, and make connections? There's an app for that! Read More.
- Comedy and community
Fast-witted skits and ad-libbed jokes filled the Skidmore stage at this year's National College Comedy Festival. Students from across the country joined professional guests for the popular event. Read More.
- Social inequality debated
"Inequality and Race" is the topic for a public conversation between fellows of the Manhattan Institute and the Brookings Institution, to be held Wednesday, Feb. 22, at 5:30 p.m. Read More.
- Holocaust oral histories
A Los Angeles museum is helping young people record interviews with the last remaining Holocaust survivors, and some of those stories will be shared at Skidmore on Tuesday, Feb. 21. Read More.
- Black History Month means...
Student clubs and campus offices mark Black History Month with a range of public events, but how does it resonate with individual students? Read More.
- Ensemble Connect anniversary events
The tenth anniversary of Ensemble Connect residencies at Skidmore will be marked with performances and more, this Thursday and Friday, Feb. 16 and 17, at Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Places, please
Assistant Professor of American Studies and award-winning architectural and urban historian Amber Wiley knows what makes a particular place stand out. Read More.
- "What in God's name" happened in 2016?
The Department of Political Science welcomed Clemson University political science professor Laura Olson for her lecture, What in God's Name," Religion and Politics in the 2016 Presidential Election." Read More.
- Pursuing happiness
Three Skidmore young alumni are bucking the millennial stereotype with their success in the entertainment industry. Read More.
- Top summer performers
A premier summer arts series at Skidmore, funded by Stewart's Shops and the Dake family, will bring a Manhattan Transfer concert, a "Selected Shorts" reading, and other events. Read More.
- Student Blog: Use your Skid Card at these five amazing Saratoga eateries
Student blogger Maya Ling '20 shares the secret to what eateries accept Skid Cards. Read More.
- Marketing when milliseconds matter
How do targeted ads pop onto your device screen so quickly? It's done with near-instantaneous auctions, and Alan Osetek '91 is winning a lot of them. Read More.
- Corporate environmentalism?
Given today's world politics, can the private sector do the job of promoting environmental and economic sustainability? Corporate-sustainability expert Laura Gitman offers answers this Thursday, Feb. 9, at 7 p.m. in Davis Auditorium. Read More.
- 14 Reasons to love Skidmore
Whether it's choosing the perfect major or the perfect cookie in D-hall, there are tons of reasons to love Skidmore College. Read More.
- Immigration and the Skidmore community
On Jan. 29, President Philip A. Glotzbach issued a statement to the Skidmore community about the Trump administration's executive order to restrict travel from seven Muslim-majority countries and ban refugees. Read More.
- Winning women
Skidmore College celebrates National Girls and Women in Sports Day recognizing the female athletes, coaches, and staff who continue to grow along with the athletics program. Read More.
- National College Comedy Festival
Skidmore College is excited to host the 28th Annual National College Comedy Festival on February 10th and 11th, 2017 in the Janet Kinghorn Bernhard Theater. Read More.
- Music man
From the stage at Beatlemore Skidmania to the recording studio with the Roots, David Slitzky '14 has found his rhythm. Read More.
- Art, awards, and a speaker
The 2017 Juried Skidmore Student Exhibition opens Thursday, Feb. 2, at Schick Art Gallery and includes a lecture on "art and the brain" Thursday, Feb. 9, at Filene Recital Hall. Read More.
- Sea life and our climate
As plankton die and sink toward the seafloor, their carbon stays out of the atmosphere, slowing climate change. But the process is too variable and complex to measure comprehensively. Until now. Read More.
- Fake news with Andrew Lindner
Professor Andrew Lindner '03 discusses citizen journalism, fake news, and how to be an educated consumer of media reports. Read More.
- Shedding fat and toxins
Skidmore research shows that a "protein-pacing" diet helps safely release stored toxins and improve other health measures. Read More.
- Farming for NASA?
If crops can grow in a big metal cargo container with hydroponics, LEDs, and remote controls, then crops can grow anywhere, regardless of land or climate--even regardless of atmosphere. Read More.
- Inauguration Day event
From noon to 5 p.m. today, Jan. 20, visitors are encouraged to write public "letters to America" at Skidmore's Tang Museum. Read More.
- Alum's Warren Buffett film debuts
A profile of the longtime U.S. finance mogul, Becoming Warren Buffett was produced by the award-winning production company of Teddy Kunhardt '08. Read More.
- Jobs for those with special needs
When Sara Mae Pratt '12 opened Schenectady's Puzzles Bakery and Cafe in 2015, her primary goal was to hire people with special needs who otherwise struggle to find jobs. Read More.
- White House farewell
Skidmore alumna Melissa Winter '89 is among those making major career transitions on this Inauguration Day. Read More.
- Skidmore wins cook-off gold
Take dragon fruit, whole pheasants, napa cabbage, red lentils, macadamias, and cucumbers--now get cooking! Skidmore's dining staff did it better than 10 others. Read More.
- A company from a class
What started as an idea in MB350, Entrepreneurship and Small Business, is now a reality for Nick Petrella '15 and Keirsten Sires '15. After graduation, they co-founded Locker Room Talk, a website to assist prospective athletes throughout the recruitment process. Read More.
- Coming home
For Juan De Jesus '09, Skidmore paved the way out of his South Bronx neighborhood, but he chose to go back and give back, as a teacher at his old school. Read More.
- Dogged entrepreneurship
For Alexander Nassief '16 and Rum Dogs, winning the Freirich Business Plan Competition was due to mentoring by Sara Arnell '82. Read More.
- Student Blog: Six things students miss about Skidmore over winter break
What do students miss most about Skidmore when they leave for winter break? Student Blogger Brian Allan '17 created a list. Read More.
- What to major in and why
Many successful college students plan to major in one academic area and end up changing their minds, sometimes several times and sometimes quite dramatically. Read More.
- Ready, set, cook!
Defending gold medalist Skidmore is hosting this week's American Culinary Federation conference, featuring an 11-college cook-off on Friday, Jan. 13, in Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. Read More.
- Essay honored
Skidmore professor Mason Stokes's reflection about his mysterious namesake uncle has won inclusion in 2016's "Best American Essays." Read More.
- Skidmore Student Lends a Hand to Local Refugees
When Rula Issa ‘17 came to the United States in 1998 seeking refuge from the conflicts in Bosnia and Herzegovina, she was warmly welcomed by Americans who sought to help her and her family assimilate to America and settle comfortably in their new home. Read More.
- Business-world role model
At their first meeting, Lyssa Jackson '16 recalls, Ceci Zak '87 "matched my 120-miles-per-hour kind of thinking." Zak was "dazzled" by Jackson's enthusiasm and leadership ability. Read More.
- New courses for new media
Collaboration and innovation are key in Skidmore's documentary studies initiative, and its new fall courses fostered both. Read More.
- Year in review
Skidmore celebrated the high points, reflected on the low, and came together over the ones in between in 2016. Read More.
- From plastic leprechauns to Kerry Gold
The Irish economy should build indigenous enterprises around genuine Irishness, advises business professor Jim Kennelly (right). He sat down with Ireland's president (center) to talk it over. Read More.
- Skidmore named 'Best Value' College
Kiplinger's Personal Finance has once again included Skidmore College on its list of Best Value Colleges for 2017. Read More.
- From Syria to Skidmore--and Around the Globe
Hadia Bakkar '20 passes undetected among her fellow students in Skidmore's Case Center. Dressed in sage jeans and a deep red sweater, her eyes light against her pale olive skin, her long journey from Syria to Saratoga Springs isn't evident at first glance. Read More.
- Holiday help for neighbors
This year's Skidmore Cares campaign provided truckloads of food and supplies, cash, and good will to Saratoga-area service agencies. Read More.
- Love and death--and race
Writer, filmmaker, activist, and professor Kathleen Conwell Collins '63 died before seeing the impact of her work. Now that her daughter has taken it public, it's making headlines. Read More.
- Eclectic dance recitals
Skidmore's dance program offers its end-of-semester presentations, featuring students performing guest and faculty choreography, this Friday and Saturday, Dec. 9 and 10. Read More.
- Film as healing: Revisiting and reframing AIDS
Student blogger Brian Allan '17 reflects on the screening of professor Cecilia Aldarondo's "Memories of a Penitent Heart," seen at the Tribeca Film Festival in April and upcoming at Sundance in January. Read More.
- Snowplace like Skidmore
Photos from Skidmore's first snowfall of the year. Read More.
- Blossoming on Wall Street
Melvis Langyintuo '12 was back to visit campus just as new freshman Thabang Maphothoane '17 happened by. Soon they were working together at Goldman Sachs. Read More.
- Orchestra features student conductor
A double major in music and environmental science, Taylor Fohrhaltz-Burbank '18 makes her conducting debut in the Skidmore College Orchestra's concert this Saturday, Dec. 10. Read More.
- Any Giving Tuesday
Skidmore's successful Giving Tuesday fundraiser brought in gifts totaling $347,546 for key initiatives from financial aid to internships to sustainability and wellness. Read More.
- Why hurricanes are coming north
Global warming and regional cooling can both affect hurricanes along America'' northeastern seaboard. Skidmore geoscientist Amy Frappier helps explain the risks in the journal "Scientific Reports." Read More.
Students in "Spanish for Heritage Speakers" worked on a real-world project with the Saratoga Springs Housing Authority. Read More.
Skidmore a cappella groups, from Rejoice! to the Bandersnatchers, were part of Saratoga's annual Victorian streetwalk to kick off the holiday season. Read More.
- Summer internship showcase
Funding for internships is nearly as diverse as the internships themselves. Who did what last summer, and what did they gain from it? Read More.
- "Emergence" of entrepreneurial artists
An eclectic mix of visual art by students in Skidmore's "Entrepreneurial Artist" course is at Saratoga's Spring Street Gallery; the opening is this Friday, Dec. 2, from 7 to 9 p.m. Read More.
- Live from New York, it's US-Russia relations
Political science students recently explored America's fraught relationship with Russia in a live interaction with the next generation of Russia's foreign-policy makers. Read More.
- Creative drama on stage
A classical, even primal odyssey tale that uses electronic effects and probes today's refugee crises, Skidmore's inventive take on The Orphan Sea opens this Wednesday, Nov. 30. Read More.
- Pattern in science, art, and more
"Pattern is how we create order out of chaos," says a curator of Sixfold Symmetry: Pattern in Art and Science, which is on view at the Tang Museum and also integrated into courses across the disciplines. Read More.
- Political news with faculty expertise
Election season update: As the presidential race dominated news coverage, journalists reached out to Skidmore for expertise and insights from faculty members, including Christopher Mann, Ron Seyb, Sheldon Solomon and Bob Turner. Read More.
- Skidmore prof throws first pitch
Prof. Joowon Park's ceremonial pitch was no fastball like this pro delivery, but it did open this year's Korean World Series. Here's the story, and a video too. Read More.
- Beatlemore Skidmania 2016
Student blogger Brian Allan '17 reflects on another spectacular Beatlemore Skidmania, celebrating the 50th anniversary of The Beatles' Revolver. Read More.
- Commemorating music history
Skidmore helps observe the 150th birthday of African-American (and onetime Saratogian) composer and singer Harry T. Burleigh in events from Nov. 30 to Dec. 3. Read More.
- Genetic politics in Phi Beta Kappa talk
How do liberals and conservatives feel about genetics and race? genetics and free will? genetics and politics? A Harvard scholar shares her ideas Thursday, Dec. 1, at 8 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- From Tribeca to Sundance
An award-winning documentary film by Prof. Cecilia Aldarondo will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 29, at 6 p.m. in Davis Auditorium. Read More.
- Green and getting greener
The 2017 Princeton Review gives Skidmore a score of 94 out of 100 for its sustainability, and New York State calls it a leader among green campuses. Read More.
- From Grace Slick to Grace Potter
Legendary rock and roll photographer Jay Blakesberg has spent 35 years documenting America's top bands, and now he has a new coffee-table book. He'll speak on campus Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Davis Auditorium. Read More.
- Innovator and scholar joins Tang Museum
Isolde Brielmaier--a curator, scholar, and writer with experience in contemporary art shows and programs--has been appointed curator-at-large for Skidmore's Tang Museum. Read More.
- New arts encounters
Helena Sanders '05 is the founder of an experimental media and music series in one of the world's hottest arts hubs: Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Read More.
- What really happens at the polls?
Students in two political science courses spent Election Day gathering data on polling places' wait times, parking, signage, and more. Read More.
- Skidmore cited in "Hidden Ivies"
Students' "creative and unconventional thinking" is one reason Skidmore earned inclusion among the nation's top liberal arts institutions. Read More.
- Beatlemore Skidmania
This week, Beatlemore Skidmania will invade the Arthur Zankel Music Center, with this year's theme being the Beatles' 1966 album Revolver. Read More.
- Driving tomorrow's trends
"At Skidmore I suffered FOMO--fear of missing out--when my friends talked about their study abroad," says Eli Johnston '14. Now it's FOMO no more: Johnston is working in East Asia's booming tech economy. Read More.
- Veterans Day ceremony
A brief ceremony at Skidmore's flagpole today, Veterans Day, included the reading of a Robert Frost poem by the event's organizer, faculty member Jim Kennelly. Read More.
- "What Now" ideathon tomorrow
After the upset in the election, "What now?" is at the core of conversations across campus and across the country. Tomorrow an idea-sharing session aims to generate some answers. Read More.
- International week and "Islam 101"
Offering "a crash course in Islam 101," storyteller and comedian Aman Ali will speak and field questions Tuesday, Nov. 15, at 7 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- Alma mater faculty
Some Skidmore students just can't get enough: they return to their alma mater as staff and faculty members--for example, these five, from anthro to theater. Read More.
- Eclectic earthenware
Eclectic Earth, an exhibition of ceramics by 13 contemporary artists, ranges from busts of soldiers to teapots to machinelike contraptions. It's on view at the Schick Art Gallery until Dec. 8. Read More.
- President earns Rotary nod
President Philip Glotzbach was one of two Skidmore figures winning accolades from the Saratoga Springs Rotary Education Foundation in October. Read More.
- Skidmore TEDx addresses change
A third TEDx Skidmore College took place last week, this one focused on themes of change, touching everything from food to gender to politics to music. Read More.
- Dear America . . .
What does the title of the Tang Museum exhibition A More Perfect Union evoke for you in this contentious political season? Misery? Laughter? Hope? Read More.
- Notable Alumni, November 2016
Notable Alumni, November 2016 Read More.
- Election 2016 at Skidmore
Many would describe this election season as exhausting, but at Skidmore it has been interesting and exploratory. Students, faculty, and staff have participated in community dialogues regarding the presidential campaigns, challenging each other's views and questioning values showcased by the candidates. Read More.
- Wayner Jimbo '20 shares his story on WNYC and NPR
Wayner Jimbo '20 shared a personal story - life after both his parents were deported - and was aired on WNYC and NPR's All Things Considered. Read More.
- Election watch extravaganza
This year's Election Night Extravaganza--starting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8--will take place in the Tang Museum's A More Perfect Union exhibition space. A special concert precedes the event Monday at 7 p.m. Read More.
- TEDxSkidmore explores change
Skidmore's third TEDx--two faculty members, two students, and a standup comic, all riffing on the theme of change--happens Thursday, Nov. 3, at 7 p.m. in the Zankel Music Center. Read More.
Food Evolution, a documentary by Academy Award-nominated director Scott Hamilton Kennedy '87, will have its world premiere at DOC NYC on November 12 at SVA Theatre in New York City. Read More.
- Student Blog: Skidmore students take a stand
Hundreds of Skidmore students gathered for the fifth "I Wont Stand For" event, sharing what issues they care about. Read More.
- Ethiopian pop
Debo Band, acclaimed for its Ethiopian traditions mixed with American soul and Euro brass stylings, performs and teaches at Skidmore this Saturday, Nov. 5. Read More.
- Student Blog: introductions
Get to know Brian Allan '17, Skidmore College's student blogger. Read More.
- Anniversary of loss
This Halloween marks the one-year anniversary of the tragic death of Michael Hedges '19. Several campus events and services have been scheduled. Read More.
- New York media networking
A photo shoot with Elmo caps a New York trip for students to explore media and entertainment careers--from Sesame Workshop to the New York Times. Read More.
- Teaching Trump
Election season update: The most controversial figure in politics, Donald Trump, was the topic of a discussion that drew some 200 students, professors, and Saratogians to the Tang Museum's A More Perfect Union exhibition space. Read More.
- Engaging audiences
Audience Avenue founder Matt Lehrman is leading campus workshops on how to attract and keep audiences. He is an expert in customer loyalty and engagement, from the arts to civic groups to business. Read More.
- Questioning the queue
"I'm only popular in the fall of even-numbered years," quips Skidmore political scientist Chris Mann on the "This is Skidmore" podcast. Why is his popularity in flux? Because he teaches campaigns and election research--hot topics leading up to November election days. Read More.
- From Grace Slick to Grace Potter
Legendary rock and roll photographer Jay Blakesberg has spent 35 years documenting America's top bands, and now he has a new coffee-table book. He'll speak on campus Tuesday, Nov. 1, at 7 p.m. in Davis Auditorium. Read More.
- Grad shares one-on-one advice
Zach Stiller '17 and Rob Resnick '88 are decades apart and had never met face to face, but they've shared an important journey, exploring Stiller's post-Skidmore options. Read More.
- Jewish tradition and modern art
From "Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image" to Chagall and Rothko, is there a Jewish tradition in visual art? Answers and arguments Nov. 2, 8 p.m., in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- Yes means yes
Consent Fest, a peer-to-peer program on safe and respectful sexual relations, welcomes students Friday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. in Case Center. Read More.
- Romantic classics
The Skidmore College Orchestra will perform "Romantic Blockbusters"--Strauss, Respighi, Brahms--Saturday, Oct. 29, at 8 p.m. in Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Driving tomorrow's trends
"At Skidmore I suffered FOMO--fear of missing out--when my friends talked about their study abroad. So I quit the basketball team and studied in China," recalls Eli Johnston '14. Now it's FOMO no more: Johnston is back in Asia, where he'd vowed to return, and he's a very marketable professional in a very exciting economy. Read More.
- Headscarves and burkinis
From offices to beaches, women in "Muslim" garb are making news. A student and faculty panel will discuss the issue Thursday, Oct. 27, at 6 p.m. in the Tang Museum. Read More.
- A winning design for Beatlemore
The year was 1966. The Beatles were in flourishing and assured in their work. They produced their 7th studio album, Revolver, spinning their creative power into a 14-song sonic explosion. The year is 2016. Beatlemore Skidmania preparations are under way, centered on the Revolver album and with the event's poster design by Ben Cohen '17 in the forefront. Read More.
- Strands of storytelling
Growing up with a tailor and lots of well-told stories, Sonya Clark became a fiber artist praised for "her sensitive, boldly imaginative eye." She'll speak on campus Tuesday, Oct. 25, at 6 p.m. at the Tang Museum. Read More.
- Teaching Trump
Many Skidmore courses have covered many political campaigns, but professors this year are teaching a very unconventional candidate in Donald Trump. They'll talk it through on Wednesday, Oct. 26, at 7 p.m. at the Tang Museum. Read More.
- Falling in love with Skidmore
Skidmore College's campus looks great year-round, but it truly stands out during the fall. Without fail, our students capture the vibrant colors of changing leaves. Read More.
- Endowed chairs in history and Chinese studies
Timely and relevant new professorships--strengthening Skidmore's offerings in history, Asian studies, and other fields--have been donated and filled. Read More.
- Welcoming #Skidmore2020
Marla Melito '93, student academic development coordinator for the First Year Experience, and student Facebook advisor Joe Doino '18 are on the front lines of assisting students in the class of 2020 as they begin their college careers at Skidmore. Read More.
- Ensemble Connect in active residency
From allegro vivace to desolato, the always eclectic Ensemble Connect concludes its 19th fall residency at Skidmore with a public concert this Friday, Oct. 21, at 8 p.m. in the Zankel Music Center. The Carnegie Hall and Juilliard group is already active on campus and in the community. Read More.
- Expert witness shares courtroom stories
Noted economist Jon L. Solow, this year's Weiss Lecturer at Skidmore, will be on campus Thursday, Oct. 20, at 7 p.m., in Gannett Auditorium, to share his experiences as an expert witness in major court cases. He will also meet with Skidmore students before the lecture, which is free and open to the public. The title of his lecture is "Economist in Court: Reflections of an Expert Witness." Read More.
- Skidmore pumpkin carving stencils
Just in time for Halloween--Skidmore pumpkin carving stencils! These free stencils feature Skidmore College mascot, Skids Scribner. Read More.
- Plays find humanity in crises
This month's mainstage theater production of Who Will Carry The Word and November's Black Box performance of The Orphan Sea both depict hope in the face of overwhelming crisis. Read More.
- "Excentric Gyratory" dedication
Double L Excentric Gyratory VII, by renowned sculptor George Rickey, will be formally welcomed to campus Saturday, Oct. 15, at 11:30 a.m., outside Skidmore's Tang Museum. The large mobile was a gift from the estate of Susan Rabinowitz Malloy '45, an artist and a Skidmore benefactor. Read More.
- Sigmund and Hillary
Skidmore business professor Minita Sanghvi has some insights into Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. A scholar of the marketing of female politicians, Sanghvi says Clinton has a Freudian asset that could be boosting her appeal among voters: she's following her husband. Read More.
- European alumni gatherings
Geneva, Paris, and Madrid were the sites of European alumni gatherings in September. Read More.
- Let's celebrate!
Skidmore's annual friends and family celebration kicks off Friday, Oct.14. A total of 550 families (more than 1,200 people) have registered for Celebration Weekend 2016, scheduled for Oct. 14-16 on campus. Friends and families of current students will get a peek at student life, including classes, athletic events, special activities, and the Saratoga community. Read More.
- 2016 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition
The 2016 Selected Art Faculty Exhibition, now entering its last week, fills the Schick Art Gallery with evocative imagery and reflections on humans’ connection to nature: sculpture made using a 3-D printer by John Cunningham, altered photographs by Deb Hall, figurative drawings and paintings by Deborah Morris, and dreamy, surreal photographs and videos by Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison. Read More.
- Skidmore hosts bipartisan discussion
Two local-area congressmen known for civil debate and bipartisan cooperation--Chris Gibson (Republican, 19th district) and Paul Tonko (Democrat, 20th district)--held a public conversation at Skidmore's Tang Museum on Oct. 10. Their discussion, "What Happened to Compromise? A Conversation About the Role of Civility in Congress and Daily Life," was moderated by Alexander Heffner, the host of PBS's "The Open Mind." The Congressmen covered issues ranging from the upcoming election to the future of political discourse and also took questions from the audience. Read More.
- Filene Scholarship winners in concert
Skidmore's 34th annual Filene Scholarship Winners Concert is at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 14, in the Zankel Music Center's Ladd Concert Hall; it's free and public. On stage will be Kara Charles, viola; Samuel Dusman, baritone; Joseph Walker Stroud, violin; and Trey Smith, bass. They'll be on stage a lot in the next four years, but whether they'll go on to professional performing careers—or even major in music—is by no means predetermined. Read More.
- Career Jam set for Friday, Oct. 14
Career Jam, Skidmore's largest on-campus networking event, is now its in eighth year. The event brings parents, alumni, employers, and students together during Celebration Weekend for a conversation about careers. Students are encouraged to stop by Career Jam on Friday, October 14 from 3 to 5 p.m. on the second floor of Murray-Aikins Dining Hall. More than 60 alumni, parents, and friends of the College, representing a wide range of careers, will offer informal networking and advice to Skidmore students. Read More.
- Tang Museum honored
Skidmore's Tang Museum has earned two publications awards from the American Alliance of Museums. Everything is Connected, documenting the history of the Tang, won for innovation in print design, and A Teaching Museum is... took first prize for press and marketing materials. Read More.
- Summer lookback by the numbers
Summer is a busy time at Skidmore -- here's a send-off to the 2016 season. Read More.
- Skidmore celebrates National Coming Out Day
October 11 marks the 28th anniversary of National Coming Out Day, promoting a safe world for LGBTQ individuals to live truthfully and openly. Skidmore's commitment to inclusivity is reflected throughout the College. Read More.
- Jon Bernthal '99 in new movie, "The Escape"
Jon Bernthal '99 continues to find success on the screen. His short film The Escape, featuring Clive Owen and Dakota Fanning, opens October 23. Read More.
- Emmy Shea '10 featured in 'New Balance' campaign
Athletics apparel company New Balance is celebrating everyday athletes who defy expectations in its new campaign, Untold Athlete Stories. Emmy Shea '10, who was captain of the Skidmore polo team and a studio art major, carved a niche for herself in the boxing world. Read More.
- Thoroughbred spirit runs strong
More than 200 alumni returned to campus for Thoroughbred Spirit Weekend. From a tailgate party and Hall of Fame inductions to minicollege classes and fireside a cappella, it was “all about a feeling that you were coming home," said key organizer Chuck Kaufman '82. Read More.
- "Hate nationalism" and call centers
"Phone Clones: Hate Nationalism in Transnational Customer Service Work" is this year's Zankel Lecture. The discussion of Asian call-center workers and their Western customers takes place Monday, Oct. 10, at 5:30 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium of Palamountain Hall. Read More.
- Election season: Dialogue across the aisle
Known for civil bipartisanship, local U.S. Congressmen Chris Gibson and Paul Tonko discuss elections and politics Oct. 10 at Skidmore. Read More.
- We've got spirit, how 'bout you?
Heading into the inaugural Skidmore Thoroughbred Spirit Weekend, T'breds fall sports are riding high in midseason. Read More.
- You know you go to Skidmore College if...
We asked the senior class to fill in the blank: "You know you're a true SkidKid if..." Read More.
- Jason Kurland '96 named super lawyer
Jason Kurland '96, along with ten other partners at Certilman Balin Attorneys, has been named to the 2016 New York Super Lawyers List. Read More.
- Residency explores ancestry, identity
"HaMapah/The Map"--a multimedia, genealogical dance performance by DNAWORKS--takes place this Thursday, Sept. 29. Related discussions about identity and belonging will be held this Friday, Sept. 30. Read More.
- New Skidmore horse show site approved
Following its public hearing last night, the Town of Stillwater Planning Board approved a site plan and special use permit for a property at 28 Brickhouse Rd. The property was a gift to Skidmore College from the estate of the late Robert R. Rosenheim and is valued at $1 million. Read More.
- Inside immigration and identity
Pulitzer winner Jose Antonio Vargas--director of White People and Documented--will discuss immigration and identity at Skidmore on Sept. 28. Read More.
- New Buddhism studies professorship
A new tenure-track faculty position in Buddhist studies will strengthen Skidmore's offerings in both religious studies and Asian studies, thanks to a Ho Foundation grant. Read More.
- Pianist Mok to perform on campus
Pianist Gwendolyn Mok will perform on both of Skidmore's historical fortepianos on Friday, September 23, at 8 p.m. in Helen Filene Ladd Concert Hall at Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- What the %@&*!
From "Raw" to the "New Yorker," Pulitzer winner Art Spiegelman has changed the way people think about cartooning. The author of the Holocaust-centered "Maus" and the 9/11-related "In the Shadow of No Towers," Spiegelman delivers Skidmore's Steloff Lecture on Oct. 4. Read More.
- Jewish High Holy Days at Skidmore
Services for Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur will be held at Skidmore on Oct. 2 and 3 and on Oct. 11 and 12. Read More.
- Innovation incentives win federal grant
From medical devices to software to social startups, getting ideas off the drawing board and into the market is the mission of a new "innovation corps" program funded by an NSF grant. Read More.
- Why do people vote the way they do?
Election season update: A Skidmore expert on the deep, existential terrors of being human will discuss how such fears may influence votes. Read More.
- Start Me Up
Student entrepreneurs will present their business plans to potential investors and others on Oct. 6 as part of Startup Tech Valley. Read More.
- Fifty Ways to Love Your Framers
In celebration of Constitution Day, Gordon Lloyd delivers the Judge David Aldrich Nelson Lecture in Constitutional Jurisprudence. Read More.
- Protecting first responders
The top danger to firefighters is the physical rigor of their work; nearly half of all line-of-duty deaths are due to sudden cardiac events. Skidmore's expert in this field just won a new Homeland Security research grant. Read More.
- Rest in pink
Alumni from around the globe are sharing memories as Skidmore's last downtown building, affectionately known as the "Pink Palace," is being demolished. Read More.
- Skidmore alum makes Broadway debut
William Popp '08 will make his Broadway debut in "Waitress." Read More.
- Another honor
2012 commencement speaker and honorary degree recipient Ron Chernow has been awarded a 2015 National Humanities Medal. Read More.
- Skidmore receives $1.5M grant for firefighter safety research
Denise Smith, professor of health and exercise sciences at Skidmore College, has received a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security to continue her research developing tools that may save firefighters lives. Read More.
- Skidmore scientists
The number of Skidmore science majors has doubled in a decade. Find out why. Read More.
- U.S. News names Skidmore a top liberal arts college
Skidmore College has been named No. 38 on the nation's best liberal arts colleges by U.S. News and World Report. Read More.
- 100 ways to be involved
With over 100 student-founded organizations at Skidmore College, there's one suited for every interest. The annual Club Fair allows students to explore the opportunities they have outside the classroom. Read More.
- We remember
Hear today's students, faculty, and staff discuss 9/11's impact. Read More.
JuVan Langford '10 made Influencive's "30 under 30" list. But it's not just about success, the magazine notes; it's about young entrepreneurs who are "creating life on their own terms." Read More.
- 2020 Vision
Skidmore welcomes the Class of 2020. Read More.
- Five Fun Facts about our Founder
Modest, humble, hard-working, and dedicated, there are many ways to describe Lucy. Here are some fun facts about Skidmore's founder that you might not know. Read More.
- Hellos and goodbyes
Skidmore students return to campus for the fall 2016 semester Read More.
- She Blinded Me with Political Science
Professor Ron Seyb discusses reasons why the Government department at Skidmore College is now the Political Science department. Read More.
- Fox-Adler Lecture September 15
Rare-book expert Dimunation to speak about renowned Gehenna Press Read More.
- Skidmore wraps up first season of podcast
This Is Skidmore, Skidmore College's podcast, celebrates a fun first season. Read More.
- "Ha ha breaths" can get you far
Zazie Beetz '13 stars in the much-anticipated TV show Atlanta, written and produced by Donald Glover, but doesn't forget lessons learned at Skidmore. Read More.
- Abilities empowered
Camp Abilities, for children and teens who are visually impaired, was hosted for its third summer at the Skidmore campus and nearby venues. Read More.
- Setting Skidmore apart
What sets Skidmore apart from other liberal arts colleges? Skidmore is challenged to answer that question every day. Read More.
- On air
Skidmore's radio station, WSPN 91.1FM, runs on creativity. Read More.
- Skidmore polo abroad
"Quick, smart, and absolutely gorgeous." Every Skidmore student? Of course! But also the horses at a world-class polo club in China, where Skidmore students played this summer. Read More.
- Academic Showcase
Every year, students are asked to deliver senior theses and projects to the Skidmore community as the culmination of their academic careers. Read More.
- Polo by Twilight breaks records
Skidmore College's 37th annual Polo by Twilight raised $261,000, benefitting the Joseph C. and Anne T. Palamountain Scholarship Fund. Read More.
- Smart city
Saratoga's Smart City Commission -- working on downtown amenities such as public wi-fi, broadband in underserved neighborhoods, and parking apps -- got help from Skidmore business students this summer. Read More.
- Same time, same place
Skidmore faculty expert Jeff Segrave wants stay-at-home Olympics Read More.
- From the horse's mouth
Meet a few of the students participating in Skidmore's funded research internship program this summer. Read More.
- Will Cleveland help the RNC?
Does location matter when choosing a city to host national conventions? Christopher B. Mann, associate professor of political science, says "maybe not." Read More.
- Moneyball comes to Skidmore
Major League Baseball teams rely on deep data to drive game decisions. The Thoroughbred softball team might be next. Read More.
- Techstars shine bright
The Saratoga-based startup Windrush, founded by 2013 Skidmore College graduates was selected from thousands of applicants for the highly competitive Barclays Techstars NYC accelerator. Read More.
- Pencils of Promise
Melvis Langyintuo '12 successfully raised $50,000 to build two schools in his hometown of Tamale, Ghana. Read More.
- Elle says Skidmore gives hope
Elle Magazine notes four Skidmore courses that "give us hope for the next generation." Read More.
- This Is Skidmore: Curator Wendy Anthony
On This Is Skidmore, Special Collections Curator Wendy Anthony discusses Skidmore College's past. Read More.
- Catch 'em all at Skidmore
The Data Visualization and Mapping Center created a PokemonGO map of Skidmore College Read More.
- New app for health
Paul Arcerio, professor of health and exercise sciences at Skidmore College, is making headlines with his new fitness app, Genio-Fit. Read More.
- Skidmore-funded summer projects span the globe
More than 70 students are engaged in funded summer internships, from organic farming in Vermont, to an astrophysics lab in Colorado, to an orphanage in Nepal. Read More.
- Can Adirondack forests help fight climate change?
Soil organic matter accumulates more and stores more carbon dioxide in some forest types than in others. The research team of Kurt Smemo, Dan Casarella '18, and Jen Cristiano '18 have turned to the Adirondacks to find out why. Read More.
- Forbes gives Skidmore an 'A'
Forbes has noted Skidmore College at the top of the pack on multiple 2016 assessments. Read More.
- Small business incubators?
"How do I spell entrepreneurship?" asked a local fifth-grader during a school visit by Skidmore business-major ambassadors. Read More.
- Chamber Music Institute concert series
This summer's Skidmore Chamber Music Institute, led by the Decoda ensemble, will spread music across the community. Read More.
- Star-studded literary lineup
Beloved favorites, anticipated newcomers and five Pulitzer Prize-winning authors round out the roster of this year's Summer Writers Institute. Read More.
- This Is Skidmore: David Miner '91 and Jared Greenbaum '11
David Miner '91 -- executive producer of TV hits such as "30 Rock" -- and Jared Greenbaum '11 returned to Skidmore to attend milestone reunions, and reflected on their experiences at Skidmore, 25 and 5 years later. Read More.
- Brexit: what does it mean for the United States?
Associate Professor of Political Science Ron Seyb discusses Brexit and how it effects American politics and economics in a live broadcast. Read More.
- Skidmore reflects on #OrlandoShooting
Members of the Skidmore community reflect on the assault on Pulse nightclub in Orlando, Florida. Read More.
- Area youth in campus biology institute
To bring more youngsters into science and technology, Skidmore hosts its first cell-biology institute for area high-schoolers, thanks to a National Science Foundation grant. Read More.
- Jazz Institute brings top names
Skidmore's renowned Jazz Institute is in full swing (ahem!), with intensive workshops as well as big-name public performances over the next two weeks. Read More.
- Jessyca Dudley '06 recounts time at Skidmore
Alumni awardee Jessyca Dudley '06 recounts her Skidmore experience on the This Is Skidmore podcast. Read More.
- A story of storytelling
Indigenous people from a small area of Oaxaca, working unseen in the kitchens of Saratoga's restaurants, have fascinating stories to tell—but how? Skidmore's Storytellers' Institute helped two students and a professor find answers. Read More.
- Bingo kicks off summer collaborative research program
Skidmore's 2016 Faculty-Student Summer Research Program starts a new bingo tradition Read More.
- Varone dance residency
Six Skidmore students are among 40-plus dancers from around the country who are studying and presenting during this summer's residency of the renowned Doug Varone and Dancers. Read More.
- Pirate's gold
Dining Services takes top prize for Pirates and Mermaids theme dinner Read More.
- Records topple in reunion giving
Gasps joined the cheers greeting this year’s reunion-giving total announcement: $8.3 million. Read More.
- That Skidmore connection? "Nothing like it"
Reunion '16 connected Skidmore alumni from all corners of the world. Read More.
- Real or art? or both?
Fact and fiction form the blurry crux of several free, public events in this month's Storytellers' Institute, part of Skidmore's Moore Documentary Studies Collaborative. Read More.
- Board of Trustees chair honored
Linda Toohey receives Skidmore's Kemball-Cook Award. Read More.
- Commencement 2016
On May 21, Skidmore congratulated 598 creative and critical graduates as they started their transition out into the world. Read More.
- Cerri Banks named Skidmore's dean of students
"Cerri is uniquely qualified to lead a division that oversees ever facet of our students' lives outside of the classroom," explains President Philip Glotzbach. Read More.
- Senior parents say thanks
On the Friday before Commencement, the Senior Parents Fund celebrated outside Case Center. Read More.
- Mentoring at-risk teens
"My family life is tough," admits a Saratoga teen, but a long-term mentoring relationship with a Skidmore student has brought stability, hope, and plans for college. Read More.
- Thoroughly Thoroughbred
Want to know what it really means to be a Thoroughbred? Ask a Senior. Read More.
- Sweet '16: Skidmore seniors find success
Approximately 80% of Skidmore alumni are employed one year after graduation. Meet six seniors who leave Skidmore equipped with creative thought and ready to enter the workforce. Read More.
- Bromberg concert at Skidmore
David Bromberg to perform at Zankel on Friday, June 10 Read More.
- Senior art majors' show
Skidmore art majors hold their Senior Thesis Exhibition each spring at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. This year's show displays the work of 26 seniors as a capstone to their studies toward degrees in studio art. Read More.
Building a sustainable-energy system for the college's future Center for Integrated Sciences, Skidmore will drill some 240 geothermal wells and create a control center like the one pictured here. Read More.
This spring nearly 100 students were recognized for academic excellence, creativity and initiative, community spirit, and other qualities. Read More.
- Museum headlines
May's Art in America devotes 10 pages to the Alma Thomas show at Skidmore's Tang Museum. The Tang has also made headlines in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, and elsewhere. Read More.
- Art thesis on aging
An art major with an interest in portraiture, Meghan Murray '16 wanted to do something unusual for her senior thesis. The subject she chose: aging. Read More.
- Good and good for you?
A student and a d-hall chef have collaborated on research about how we perceive food when we're told it's good for us—or not. Read More.
- Tang Party Friday
Tang and Pro-Arts to present student artworks, performances. Read More.
- Kaspar production Thursday–Sunday
Theater Department to stage play addressing problems of language. Read More.
- Writers' workshop in the works
With decades of professional direction and personal hosting by a Skidmore professor, the New York State Summer Writers Institute fosters an intimate, intensive writing workshop on campus each July. Read More.
- Orchestra to present Berlioz masterpiece
The famed and challenging "Symphony Fantastique" is the Skidmore orchestra's greatest musical challenge, says Conductor Anthony Holland. Read More.
- Dance concert this weekend
Spring dance concert to feature choreography by guest artists and faculty Read More.
- Schick Art Gallery scene of unique performance series this spring
A performance series combining music and art was staged this spring at the Schick Art Gallery. Read More.
- Student to stage solo production
Troubled teen is focus of senior thesis production by Rigel Harris '16. Read More.
- Skidmore Riding Team not competing at nationals
The Skidmore College Riding Team will not compete as expected as a team in the IHSA national championship in May. (Skip Dickstein photo) Read More.
- Filmmaking professor debuts at TriBeCa
English professor Cecilia Aldarondo has had her documentary film Memories of a Penitent Heart accepted in the renowned TriBeCa Film Festival. Read More.
- Behind the Clinton scenes
There is a lot at stake in the Democratic primaries, and Nick Merrill '05 is in the thick of it. Read More.
- Earth Week focus: Sustainable dining and service
Skidmore celebrates sustainability during a range of Earth Week activities. Read More.
- College prep leg-up
Mentoring, money, and more are available to help high school students attend Skidmore's summer Pre-College Program, thanks to a new foundation grant. Read More.
- "Normal Moments in a Weird Dream"
Music major Noah Prebish '16 to present multimedia performance April 27. Read More.
- Skidmore part of national collaborative prisons project/exhibit
A national project explores the history and future of mass incarceration through traveling exhibition and story exchange. Read More.
- Volcanic disruptions
In mountains, volcanoes spew lava that forms new land, as well as gases and particulates that promote climate change. Under the sea? The same-only more so. The Strock Lecture, on April 19, explains all. Read More.
- Artists build businesses together
Students, alumni, and area artists explore marketing opportunities in weekend workshop. Read More.
- Tang awarded Mellon grant
An Andrew W. Mellon Foundation grant will seed a $1.2 million initiative to explore diversity and collections at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College Read More.
- Media, pop, and more
From "existential brilliance" to "cosmic horror," New Yorker TV critic Emily Nussbaum has strong views on pop culture and media. She speaks at Skidmore on April 21. Read More.
- Riding team heading back to nationals
Having captured the reserve championship at the Zone 2 finals over the weekend, Skidmore's riders head to the IHSA nationals for the 18th consecutive year in May. Read More.
- Looking good at 50!
Scribner Library celebrates its 50th anniversary this week with a variety of events, including a birthday party on Friday, April 15. (Photo by Jim McLaughlin) Read More.
- Show Your Sport to host discussion featuring prominent speakers
An April 11 discussion on LGBTQ inclusivity will feature two prominent speakers: Kate Fagan and Kristin Russo. Admission is open to all. Read More.
- Rum Dogs wins first prize in 2016 Freirich Competition
Senior Alexander Nassief, who entered the competition three previous times, vows to "sink all of the winnings into rum." Read More.
- David Porter remembered with humor, love
Family, friends, and colleagues shared memories and music at a memorial service April 8 for David H. Porter, president emeritus. Read More.
- Entrepreneurial arts workshop
Alumni artists seeking help with business skills are invited to an intensive seminar, April 9 and 10, in Saratoga Springs. The $235 workshop is free to Skidmore students and alumni. Read More.
- What did we know and when?
The start of the Nazi genocide was hardly a well-kept secret, yet many nations did little or nothing about it. Skidmore's Balmuth Lecture on April 18 tackles the U.S. response to early Holocaust news. Read More.
- Student projects earn $20,000
A student from Pakistan will return with life-saving vaccines for a poor region. A Maldives native will promote civic waste management on her island. Read More.
- Home brewing
Jonah Epstein '16 loves his hometown of Buffalo-so much that he's on a mission to bring the Buffalo and surrounding communities together over a beer. Read More.
- Report: Restorative justice has potential to address campus sexual misconduct
Skidmore Professor David Karp hopes restorative approach will spark new research, pilot projects that address sexual misconduct. Read More.
- Skidmore adopts test-optional admissions policy
The new policy is effective for students seeking enrollment to the Class of 2021 in the next academic year. Read More.
- Seafaring rum
It takes time to age a premium rum. It also takes time to develop a new process for it and draw up a business plan to sell it. A Skidmore student has stuck with it and made it happen. Read More.
- Welcome, Class of 2020!
"Amazing candidates from all over the country and indeed the world" are gathering on campus for Discovery Tour and Accepted Candidates Days, to taste what being a Skidmore student would be like. Read More.
- Exploring masculine identities
Notions of femininity and its role in society have been under discussion since the 1960s. But who's talking about masculinity? Tough Guise director Sut Jhally for one, at Skidmore on April 11. Read More.
- Linking DJs and club-goers
"You're at a club that's playing nothing but electronic music, and all you want to hear is the new Drake single." How can you get through to the DJ? Three students have an app for that. Read More.
- Critiquing management scholarship
Prasad book throws down the gauntlet in critical management scholarship Read More.
- Olympic rower to speak April 12
Saratoga Reads event at Skidmore to feature Olympic rower, advocate for women athletes; prof. Jeffrey Segrave to serve as moderator Read More.
- Business plans vie for awards
Seven teams of entrepreneurial students vie for $60,000 in cash and services at Skidmore's sixth annual Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition, this Friday, April 8. Read More.
- Music in jihadist Mali
They Will Have to Kill Us First, a documentary film about unquenchable musical passion in the face of terror and oppression, comes to Skidmore this Thursday, along with its creator, a '96 alumna. Read More.
- A greener onion
A shared resource for sustainable food, arts, and learning is how The Green Onion's student founder Claire Lindsay '16, pictured with mentor Christine Juneau '82, P'18, describes her startup that's vying for a best-business-plan prize. Read More.
- 1 Exhibition + 4 College Museums = Endless Possibilities
Skidmore is collaborating with three partners to present a monumental photo exhibition and explore new ways of teaching. Read More.
- Hecuba and ISIS?
The brutality of Homeric Greece may "fit our modern world like a blood-soaked glove," says dramatist Ian Belton '94. He's directing a powerful reworking of Euripides' Hecuba, getting its U.S. premiere at Skidmore April 8-17. Read More.
- Adirondack Oxford
A shirt this creative could only come out of Skidmore College. And it's in the running to win startup cash for its business plan. Read More.
- Promoting mental health awareness
Skidmore's Active Minds Club hopes to shed light on mental health issues, and will host the "Turn It Around Project" April 2. Read More.
- Fashion sense
Learning how low-cost fashion exacts a high cost around the world, two students launched a startup—and a bid to win a business-plan prize to develop it. Read More.
- Way to 'pay it forward'
As a student 11 years ago, Andrew Eifler '07 found an extraordinary mentor in Ken Freirich '90. Now Eifler is a mentor in the Freirich Business Plan Competition. Read More.
- The death of a Renaissance man
Skidmore's fifth president, David H. Porter, died March 26, 2016. He is remembered with deep affection by the Skidmore community. Read More.
- Xerxes at Arthur Zankel Music Center April 1–2
The first full opera at Zankel Music Center to be Handel's production. Read More.
- Academic gathering to cover Tocqueville to Trump
Undergraduate conference on American Polity returns to Skidmore April 1-2. Read More.
- Hip hop and social change
Hip-hop activist, journalist, and 2008 Green Party vice presidential candidate Rosa Clemente wants to change the world. She will speak at Skidmore March 30. Read More.
- Last day! Case exhibition showcases Cuba travel seminar
Before President Obama went there, students from Skidmore and St. Lawrence visited Cuba in early 2016. A Case gallery exhibit shows what they saw and learned. Read More.
- How real is vitual reality?
Guest scholar David J. Chalmers says virtual experiences are as valuable as what we might call "real" reality. He speaks March 28 in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- President Glotzbach informs campus of David H. Porter's passing
President Philip A. Glotzbach advises the campus of the passing of David H. Porter, Skidmore's fifth president. Read More.
- #SKIDMORE2020 -- Are you ready?
Chosen from a record-breaking applicant pool, another outstanding class is welcomed to Skidmore College. #SKIDMORE2020 Read More.
- Identity poetry
Blood--in the lives of migrants and laborers, prostitutes and hoodlums, Mexicans and Bosnians--is the motif of one poem by U.S. Poet Laureate Juan Felipe Herrera. He gives a public reading at Skidmore on March 23. Read More.
- In Memoriam: Willem Golden '19
Skidmore gathers to celebrate the life of first-year student Willem "Will" Golden. Read More.
- Skidmore-funded summer experiences growing fast, still available
Almost 200 Skidmore students participated in Skidmore-funded internship, research, workshop, and community-service experiences last summer. More are available this year, and there's still time to apply! Read More.
- When getting emotional is OK
To resolve conflicts, "we need to be emotional with each other in ways that are helpful," says Baltimore's Lauren Abramson. She will speak March 23 on campus. Read More.
- Area high schoolers visit College's labs
Advanced biology students at Albany's Tech Valley High School listen as Lily Sun, Skidmore's microscopy coordinator, describes what happens in the college's labs. (Photo by Eric Jenks '08) Read More.
- Student musicians shine at vocal competition
Katherine Krebs '19 (second from right) and Justin Gerard '17 (right) earned recognition at a regional NATS competition and are eligible to compete nationally this summer. Read More.
- Unconventional interpretations of landscape to be featured at Schick Art Gallery
Unconventional landscapes by four regional artists will be featured in a new show at the Schick Art Gallery. Read More.
- Water baby
Feeling "like a five-year-old in the water" is just one of the joys that Yookee Roh '16 gets from being on the Skidmore swim team. Read More.
- Spend this summer at Skidmore
A summer at Skidmore is a great way to study and build credits, get a leg up on a career, or delve into research or an artistic venture. Read More.
- Accident claims first-year student
President Glotzbach advises campus about the death of Willem Golden '19. Read More.
- Bricks and mortarboards?
As Skidmore's 2016 F. William Harder Lecturer in Business Administration, Kamal will discuss "Design Impact: How Architecture Can Influence Learning" on Monday, March 21, at 5:30 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium of Palamountain Hall. Read More.
- Caesar lives on
It was 2,400 years ago that a conspiracy of Roman senators assassinated Julius Caesar. Yet his name lives on, as he helped lay the foundation of western civilization. Death of Caesar author Barry Strauss will discuss this era in Skidmore's Porter Lecture on March 24. Read More.
- Name five women artists? Easy!
The National Museum of Women in the Arts is asking, "Can you name five women artists?" Skidmore can name dozens, and they're its own grads. Read More.
The summer before she started college, a teenage dancer attends a Skidmore workshop led by the acclaimed Doug Varone and Dancers. A decade later, she's a member of the company and a guest teacher at Skidmore. Read More.
- SUPE hosts award-winning author James Loewen
While at Skidmore James Loewen shared breakfast in Wilson Chapel with students. (Photo by Eric Jenks '08) Read More.
- Mentzer named Backus award winner
Elianna Mentzer '19 (left) wrote a paper that was "beautifully written, well researched, and soundly argued," according to Professor Kate Greenspan. (Photo by Rebecca Fawcett '18) Read More.
- McGraw named chair-elect of Board of Trustees
W. Scott McGraw, who joined the board in 2011, will succeed Linda Toohey as chair of the board this spring. Read More.
- Concert designed for young music-lovers
Skidmore students will perform March 4 for about 400 young music-lovers from the region's preschools. Read More.
- Criminal justice reforms to be community forum topic
Professor David Karp, Skidmore's Restorative Justice expert, will particpate in a March 12 community forum on reforming the criminal justice system. Read More.
- "Last Days of Judas Iscariot" to be staged
The spring black box production is scheduled March 3–9. Read More.
- Seven student startups to compete
The semifinal round held Feb. 26 yielded seven teams of entrepreneurial students who will now prepare for April's final round. Read More.
- Tang offers unique way to unwind, revitalize
Adam Tinkle will lead a sound meditation workshop that focuses on listening and vocalizing. Read More.
- Self-study needs you!
Skidmore expects to be reaccredited with flying colors as usual, but one coordinator says "Wide participation in the evaluators' visit, March 6-9, will be crucial." Read More.
- Quatuor Danel to perform Beethoven in Zankel appearance
The quartet is the fifth internationally known group to participate in the Beethoven String Quartet Cycle. Read More.
- #BlackLivesMatter founder Alicia Garza to speak at Skidmore
Garza will deliver the keynote address at the NY6 LGBTQIA Spectrum Conference Feb. 27 Read More.
- Innovative photographer Duane Michals on campus Feb. 25
"As a photographer, I've worked against the natural constraints of the medium," Duane Michals told "ARTNews" (7/29/13). He'll talk about his work and career as Skidmore's Malloy lecturer Feb. 25. Read More.
- Pitches start Friday in Freirich business contest
A panel of alumni judges will hear the pitches of a diverse range of students vying for a berth in the April 8 finals. Read More.
- Italian Renaissance comedy, theater, and music to be performed
Guest artists Pazzi Lazzi will present a workshop and performance featuring Commedia dell'arte on Thursday, Feb. 25. Read More.
- 3 Skidmore students selected for regional art exhibition
"Untitled," oil on birch, 24" by 36", by Camilla Busby Dahl ’16 is among the works to be featured in the intercollegiate exhibition at LARAC's Lapham Gallery. Read More.
- Islamophobia under discussion
A Feb. 24 discussion hosted by the Office of Spiritual Life and Hayat, a student club, will promote tolerance. All are welcome. Read More.
- Zonta International recognizes Lyssa Jackson '16
The business major wins major scholarship award from organization known for empowering women. (Andrés Beltré photo) Read More.
- Raging Asian Women
When you see their taiko drumming, you believe their name--and their acronym. The Toronto-based arts collective performs at Skidmore on Feb. 20 at 8 p.m. Read More.
- Skidmore named top 10 schools for dance
Recognized for unique courses and a variety of dance organizations, Skidmore is among the top schools for dance according to College Magazine. Read More.
- What next for the U.S. Supreme Court?
The recent death of Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has made the court the focus of a national conversation and in the process, has shifted the political conversation. Read More.
- Faculty Tweets
Professors Ron Seyb and Flip Phillips chimed in during the 58th GRAMMY Awards. Read More.
- Ujima to present 25th annual fashion show
This year's theme: "What Do You See When You See Me?" More than 30 students are invovled in staging the popular event. Read More.
- Delton selected as Moseley Faculty Research Lecturer
Her talk is titled "When We Were Liberal: Explaining the Twentieth Century." Read More.
- Brass Festival upcoming
The two-day event will feature the New York Philharmonic Principals Brass Quintet as headliners. Read More.
- Bang on a Can All-Stars to perform at the Tang
Thursday's concert will feature a new composition by Brendon Randall-Myers titled "Changes, Stops, and Swells," commissioned by Jack Shear and the Tang. Read More.
- Classics Department to host "Homerathon" Feb. 16
Annual reading of epic Greek poetry a tradition that fosters community. Read More.
- Emily Lazar '93 scores history-making Grammy nomination
It's not Lazar's first Grammy nod, but it's a first for any female mastering engineer in the category "Best Engineered Album, Non-Classical." Read More.
- Visionary sound art at the Tang Museum
Experimental sound and visual technology tucked into a big silver elevator. That's what two alumni artists have installed in the Tang Museum. Read More.
- FYE Londoners embrace their first semester on campus
The first-year students who spent the fall semester in London are meeting the challenge of adjusting to life on campus. Read More.
- Art historian to share details of the lives of ancient Moche society
Lisa Trever of the University of California at Berkeley will share her research about Moche temple murals of Peru in a Feb. 8 talk. Read More.
- Windrush: Telling stories with data
Windrush, an advanced web platform that got its start on the Skidmore campus, is drawing investors' attention. Read More.
- Tang announces spring exhibitions
Fifteenth anniversary year continues with a spring celebraton of art showcasing four new exhibitions. Read More.
- Perlow speaker to discuss Israeli-Palstinian conflict, peace hopes
Gershon Baskin will share his inside knowledge of working for peace in the Middle East when he lectures Feb. 8. Read More.
- S'no joke: Preschoolers construct classroom igloo
Some of Skidmore's youngest students defy mother nature and build an igloo the winter--with help from the campus and community. Read More.
- Men's basketball has winning weekend
Skidmore's men's basketball team posted a pair of Liberty League road wins over the weekend to move into second place in the league standings. Read More.
- 2016 Juried Student Art Exhibition opens Feb. 5
The popular annual exhibition features work in all media created by Skidmore students over the past year. Douglas Dreishpoon '75 was guest juror for this year's exhibition. Read More.
- Record-breaking year for Skidmore applications
The number of students seeking to join Skidmore's Class of 2020 has now reached nearly 9,100 -- officially the largest group of applicants in College history. Read More.
- Matters of sex and race
Masculinity, race, politics, and citizenship engaged students at a recent national conference. Read More.
- North Woods video series
A series of short videos about Skidmore's North Woods offers special insight into this campus treasure. Read More.
- Bonding over sushi, TV, and creativity
They listened to their mothers' advice to try the Sophomore January Program, and now the two seniors are good friends and roommates. Read More.
- Leading lights
Innovation training has sparked ideas in three students--for a multidisciplinary lab, a student-project expo, and an all-campus collaboration. Read More.
- Counterinsurgency ain't for amateurs, students discover
Major Shawn Tabankin was leading a platoon in Iraq in 2004 when a bomb exploded under his vehicle. But this October, Tabankin was in friendlier territory: a gym in Skidmore's Williamson Sports Center. Read More.
- Love and death, worms and drums
Mind and body, French lyricism, and nature-based micro-industries are among the topics in this spring's course catalog. Read More.
- Saratoga's MLK observance to feature Skidmore contributors
Several Skidmore people will be among those engaged in the multi-day community celebration of the life and work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Read More.
- Skidmore's chefs serve up a gold-medal menu
The fifth annual ACF-sanctioned Culinary Conference and competition leads to a fourth gold medal for Skidmore's chefs. Read More.
- Odekon in high demand, from classes to committees
This year's winner of a faculty award for service, Mehmet Odekon, is also a big hit with students. Read More.
- Congratulations to the incoming Skidmore Class of 2020!
Early Decision students were welcomed as part of the newest class at Skidmore in December. Read More.
- Bowling proves great way to launch a new year
Professor Flagg Taylor's annual bowling with athletes provides a great post-holiday opportunity for students, coaches, faculty. Read More.
- Computer Science-Theater major stars in local production of "Sleuth"
Woodrow Proctor '16 (right) and Steve Leifer in a scene from "Sleuth" at Curtain Call Theater Jan. 8 through Feb. 6. Read More.
- Skidmore to host fifth annual culinary conference, competition
One reason for Skidmore's consistent high marks in polls on campus food is the gold-medal winning chefs who work in Dining Services. Read More.
- Growth in gaming for Leaf Pile Media
Champions of Hara, an action-adventure game developed by Skidmore roommates and supported by a Skidmore business prize, just won a distribution deal. Read More.
- Flare-ups tackled in class
Students in "Multicultural Flare-ups" analyzed hot issues like the killing of black suspects by white police, sexual assault in the military, and a county clerk's refusal, on religious grounds, to issue same-sex marriage licenses. Read More.
- Creative Minute: WSPN radio
WSPN's director talks about culture, empowerment, and the 24-hour broadcasting that brings 116 fellow students into the booth each week. Read More.
- Taking Tesla into the black
A foursome majoring in art, government, economics, and business wowed real-life executives with their strategy to take Tesla Motors into the black. Read More.
- On the inside
A Skidmore public-history course that focused on a local prison is contributing to a national touring exhibition. Read More.
- 2015 Creative Showcase
From stage to White House to racetrack, creative alumni and students were on view and in demand in 2015. Read More.
- A roundup of Skidmore faculty books published in 2015
Skidmore faculty books of 2015 Read More.
- Athletes wrap up semester
Dani DeGregory '16 named all-American in last year of collegiate career. Read More.
- Seminar looks behind learning technologies
A first-year seminar asks digital natives "to stop and think about how technology affects not only our everyday lives, but also our academic studies." Read More.
- Skidmore Cares marks milestone anniversary
Over the past decade, Skidmore Cares has fostered good will by collaborating with a host of community agencies. Read More.
- Spreading MDOCS
Sara Marsh '18 has gotten a solid start on a career as a filmmaker: she's taken a number of courses at Skidmore and recently won a NY 6 grant to film a video series. Read More.
- Skidmore featured as Inside Higher Ed holiday card
Skidmore College was selected as the winning image for the "Inside Higher Ed" holiday card this year. Read More.
- "Casual meets cool" in Allstolen fashion line
A pair of students who won second-place in last year's Freirich Competition will present their product line in an upcoming show. Read More.
- Digital communicators in class and out
Two members of the Project VIS team are showing students and faculty how to harness the power of storytelling through digital media. Read More.
- Three guys and a Skidmore apartment
Serendipity, a first-year seminar, and comedy conspired to land Andrew, James, and Ian in a Northwoods Village Apartment this year. The three juniors say they are loving it. Read More.
- Students study how democracy works in Saratoga Springs
Students in Bob Turner's Real Democracy course spend a semester researching the city's election cycle. Read More.
- Danny Tieger '08 returns to perform in "Matilda"
Alum featured in Proctor's production of Tony Award-winning musical through Dec. 13. Read More.
- Orchestra plans rich program for last concert of semester
Opera highlights, romantic music, and a prize-winning author will be featured at the orchestra's final concert of the semester. Read More.
- "Under the Microscope: Biology as Art"
Artistic images made in the lab will be featured in a new exhibition opening Dec. 10 at the Spring Street Gallery. Read More.
- Dunkerley Dialogue to explore "Energy Field"
A new installation is the foundation for a conversation about art and museum community space. Read More.
- Author-angler Greenberg to describe seafood revolution
We import farmed salmon and export wild salmon. From cod and tuna to shrimp and oysters, the seafood sourcing crisis will be discussed in a Dec. 10 talk by a prominent author. Read More.
- New Club Basketball squad kicks off season Saturday at UVM
Led by a former varsity hoops player and a seasoned college coach, Skidmore's talented new Club Basketball team faces University of Vermont Dec. 5. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds set to wrap the semester
Senior Issac Carp earned Liberty League honors for his performance in the Plattsburgh game. Read More.
- Skidmore Cares: Demonstrating the power of community for a decade
For 10 years Skidmore Cares has been a catalyst for celebrating and strengthening the community. Read More.
- Mental illness in person and in policy
A distinguished legal scholar and psychiatric researcher who is schizophrenic discusses mental illness from both personal and policy perspectives on Dec. 2. Read More.
- Walking the talk
From humble roots, Aldin Medunjanin '16 became the best men's basketball player at Skidmore, perhaps in all of Division III. Read More.
- Waves of change
"Project Extinction" has students talking about climate change, lost species, and what fish to eat. Read More.
- Thanks for giving
Holiday traditions span a range of activities. For the Skidmore Baseball Team, they always begin with service to needy neighbors in the Saratoga area. Read More.
- Tang Teaching Museum launches new website
Distinctive online presence brings new attention to museum's creative offerings. Read More.
- Winter athletes have a week of victories
Momentum accompanies the Thoroughbreds into the holiday weekend. Read More.
- Restorative Justice training draws practitioners from across the country
Skidmore repesentatives Erin Dagle, student-conduct administrator, Octavia Ewart, Elaina Aquila and Henry Fabre, all Class of 2016, were part of a panel at a recent RJ training session on campus. Read More.
- Skidmore pauses to remember veterans
The campus pauses twice a year--on Veterans Day and Memorial Day--to recognize the service of those in the military. Parker Diggory led the recent Veterans Day ceremony. Read More.
- Documentary explores migrants, migration
The plight of refugees is the focus of international attention. Skidmore welcomes a filmmaker and her timely documentary on this challenging issue. Read More.
- A campus classic returns
Still going strong after 15 years, "Beatlemore Skidmania" is sure to delight audiences when performed Nov. 20-21 in Zankel. Read More.
- Club spotlight: Women in Business
The student Women in Business club is so well organized that it won the student government's best-club honors in just its second year. Read More.
- SSCP topic: Farmers markets
Skidmore-Saratoga Consulting Partnership students Keldwin Taveras, Jeb Clarke, Nicole LoRusso and Kengthsagn Louis with former Mayor Ken Klotz and current Mayor Joanne Yepsen. Read More.
- Winter athletics season underway
Kelly Donnelly '18 has a standout peformance in the Skidmore Women's Invitational. Read More.
- New Tang exhibit raises timely questions
A new exhibition looks at the large amount of personal data that is collected and considers critical questions regarding information-based business models, collaborations between industry and government, and the balance between liberty and security in an era of terrorism. Read More.
- Theater Department to present "Macbeth"
The classic Shakespearean tragedy is the fall main stage Theater Department production. Read More.
- Garden face-lift
Alumni volunteers Betsey Chandler Sutton '67, Nancy Coull Erdoes '66, Diana Clarke Crookes '69, and Laura Lee '67 at work in the Alumni Memorial Garden. (Rebecca Fawcett '18 photo) Read More.
- College-high school partnership promotes nutrition knowledge
Skidmore students visit Saratoga Springs High School to promote healthy nutrition. Read More.
- 2015 McCormack Artist-Scholars: Bernice Johnson Reagon and Toshi Reagon
A weeklong residency featuring class sessions and campus gatherings will culminate in a Nov. 13 concert at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- A strong showing by Riding team highlights the week in Athletics
Skidmore's Riding team placed first of 11 teams in contest at Morrisville State College. Read More.
- A really personal election for "Real Democracy" students
Bob Turner's government course takes students through the political process. Read More.
- Nigerian soccer players find new home at Skidmore
Here's a two-fer: a feature story about Nigerian soccer players Adebare Oyeniyi '17 and Austin Okoye '18, and an advance on the Liberty League men's soccer championship. Read More.
- Arts Fest Friday Nov. 6 at the Tang
The circus comes to the Tang when Arts Fest Friday, sponsored by the Circus Cafe, gets underway Nov. 6. Read More.
- Schick Art Gallery to showcase faculty artists
John Galt, Doretta Miller, Lauren Sandler and Peter Stake are the featured artists in this year's Selected Art Faculty Exhibition, scheduled Nov. 5 through Dec. 13. Read More.
- Speakers Bureau to host Dr. Paul Farmer
The acclaimed physician and author will discuss "The Future of Global Health" Nov. 5 at Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Field Hockey, Men's Soccer head to league semis; winter teams start
Krista Lamoreaux '17 made critical contributions in final games of the regular season. Read More.
- Campus service a source of comfort, support
The campus community gathers to remember and reflect in the wake of a tragedy. Read More.
- Remembering Michael Hedges '19
Skidmore mourns the passing of Michael Hedges '19, who died Nov. 1. Read More.
- Mathew to give Zankel Lecture Nov. 2
Biju Mathew, this year's Zankel lecturer, is active in immigrant labor organizing, left-wing politics, and transnational solidarity work. Read More.
- Harvard scholar to deliver Fiscus lecture Oct. 29
Noted legal expert Charles Ogletree to discuss race and justice in America during Thursday's lecture. Read More.
- Orchestra's 34th season to start
All are welcome to the Nov. 1 family concert featuring a lively program conducted by Anthony Holland. Read More.
- Wellness Center has new home
Center to host Oct. 29 open house; campus community welcome. Read More.
- Beatlemore poster winner named
Winning poster will promote popular concert and enhance fund raising aspect of event. Read More.
- Getting to know you
New faculty share info that helps us know them better. Read More.
- New faculty members' anecdotes, interests
New 2015 faculty members share details about themselves and their work. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds enter last week of regular season
The post-season looks bright for Field Hockey, which is heading into the Liberty League tournament. Grace Florsheim '19 was key to beating Castleton. Read More.
- A Halloween treat, with a literary twist
The librarians, staff, and students at Lucy Scribner Library want you to vote on which literary pumpkin is best. Cast your ballot by Oct. 30. Read More.
- Langat raises Double Dee's profile at Harvard competition
Stella Langat '16, winner of the 2015 Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition, earns notice at a Harvard competition for undergraduate women. Read More.
- UAlbany prof to lecture on Hollywood's depiction of black women
Janelle Hobson will examine the limited representations of black women in film and TV in her Oct. 22 talk. Read More.
- Student impresarios
A big campus show by popular performers "is a social experience and creates a bond between students through music and entertainment," says a Student Entertainment Committee officer. Read More.
- First-ever science summit upcoming
Oct. 24 program to feature conversations at the forefront of science and society. Read More.
- Colm Toibin to present Steloff Lecture Oct. 20
The celerated novelist has titled his talk "Fresh News from a Small Town." Read More.
- Lucy Scribner Library joins OLH LPS model
The goal of Open Library of Humanities is to expand the reach of humanities scholarship. Read More.
- Zankel celebration to continue with performance by jazz greats
The Bad Plus and Joshua Redman have ties to the earliest days of the Arthur Zankel Music Center. They return this week to mark the center's fifth year. Read More.
- Environmental activitist to kick off Skidmore Unplugged
Dominic Frongillo, a climate change advocate who rallied efforts against fracking, will help launch Skidmore's energy awareness campaign. Read More.
- Wilder's "Our Town" to be staged
Director Phil Soltanoff promises to resuscitate the familiar play as an "edgy, innovative classic." Read More.
- Athletes remain competitive; eye post-season play
Men's soccer remains unbeaten, due in part to the efforts of Liberty League standout Ben Caples '19. Read More.
- Special events to mark Tang's 15th anniversary
A series of special programs on Oct. 17 will mark the Tang's 15th anniversary. Museum lovers of all ages are welcome at the free activities. Read More.
- Skidmore to welcome former U.S. Sen. George Mitchell
The statesman, senator, and author will visit Skidmore Oct. 21 to share insight into his life as a negotiator. Read More.
- Students to highlight "Startup Saratoga"
Two winners of the 2015 Freirich Competition will be among five teams presenting Wednesday, Oct. 14, when the Saratoga Springs startup community convenes at a first-of-its-kind event at the Universal Preservation Hall. Read More.
- Visual journalism, digital storytelling to be Oct. 15 topic
Graham Roberts, senior editor in graphics at The New York Times, will discuss and share his work. Read More.
- Ensemble ACJW to return for fall residency
The Arthur Zankel Music Center's fifth season begins with the return of a beloved ensemble. Read More.
- "I Won't Stand For" campaign draws robust response
Now in its fourth year, the "I Won't Stand For" campaign fosters conversations about challenging issues. Read More.
- Zankel stage gets green light
Skidmore's new concert-stage lighting can shine green, but even greener is its much-reduced environmental impact. Read More.
- 'Law and Migration' to be topic of Constitution talk
An eminent British writer, philosopher and public intellectual, Roger Scruton is the author of more than 35 books on a broad range of subjects. Read More.
- Greek economic crisis to be focus of faculty panel
A panel of faculty experts will enlighten listeners regarding history, new developments in the Greek saga. Read More.
- McCarthy to give Ramsey lecture Oct. 14
An alum and professor, McCarthy will share insight from his years as social work teacher and practitioner. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds continue to impress
Men's Golf wins NYU/Manhattanville invite in a satisfying week. Read More.
- Science summit announced
Science--from medicine to food, from phones to fuels--is changing everything. At an Oct. 24 summit, Skidmore alumni and other experts will share their insights. Read More.
- Restorative justice for young people to be focus of public events
Upcoming events on campus and in the community will help raise awareness of restorative justice and how it can work. Read More.
- Shakespeare acting expert
Acclaimed Shakespearean actor John Douglas Thompson will offer advice and insight on Friday, Oct. 9, at Bernhard Theater. Read More.
- A big weekend for entrepreneurship
Students were briefed on entering the sixth annual Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition and coached on methods for brainstorming innovation. Read More.
- "Ketch-up" hackers win second prize
"Lack of sleep was the biggest villan, says junior Dipesh KC, but his team of classmates pushed on, taking second place at a recent hackathon. Read More.
- Tsou scholar's title: "A Conundrum is a Woman in Jazz"
University of Kansas scholar Sherrie Tucker will draw on research from her recent book, "Dance Floor Democracy: The Social Geography of Memory at the Hollywood Canteen" (Duke, 2014). Read More.
- NSF supports plant-cell research
Just as mammals evolved from fishy ancestors, land plants evolved from aquatic algae. How did plant cells manage the wet-to-dry transition? An NSF grant is helping a Skidmore scientist answer that question. Read More.
- Fall arrives and with it, Celebration Weekend
The days shorten, the leaves turn color, and fall arrives. With it comes Celebration Weekend, an annual welcome to friends and familes. (Photo by Catherine Heller '16) Read More.
- Men's soccer extends shutout streak
Men's soccer notches two shutouts, tops Liberty League in a good week for Thoroughbred athletes. Eli Kisselbach '16 was outstanding in goal. Read More.
- A sketch of Skidomedy
Since 2006, members of Skidomedy have spread laughs on and beyond the campus. Read More.
- Build creative confidence at "Design Thinking" workshop
A free weekend workshop will foster creativity, networking, and entrepreneurial spirit. Read More.
- "Specimen" now open at the Schick Art Gallery
"Specimen," a new exhibition, features work by four female photographers known for deep investigation of their subject matter. Read More.
- A week of films
A rich array of film screenings and lectures is about to get underway on campus, starting with the Sept. 30 presentation "The Photos We Don't Get to See," by historian Keven Coleman. Read More.
- Hrbek reading announced
Greg Hrbek, writer-in-residence, will share his new book in a reading this week. Read More.
- Skidmore dominant in week's sports action
It was a good week for Skidmore's fall athletes, including Nick Tong ’16 and Kai Yuen Leung ’17, USTA/ITA Northeast Regional champions. Read More.
- David Porter—scholar, pianist, president emeritus, to share wisdom
In his Oct. 1 program he will explore the importance of play, musical and otherwise. Admission is open to the public. Read More.
- Student builds her school a science lab
Growing up in Haiti, Kengthsagn Louis '17 really wanted to study science but never got the opportunity. She is determined that others will not have the same experience. Read More.
- "The Machine Project" launches Tang's 15th anniversary year
A new exhibition at the Tang Musuem will promote new ways of seeing and thinking about the world. An extensive list of special events accompanies "Machine Project--The Platinum Collection," on view through Jan. 3, 2016. Read More.
- Multi-day celebration of film, music
"We Rock Long Distance" fosters appreciation of the connections across music and geography. Read More.
- Fall athletes continue as strong competitors
Maddie Benn '17 helps women's tennis vanquish regional rivals Union and RPI. Read More.
- Golden anniversary for Skidmore institution
For 50 years Salmagundi magazine has covered politics, culture, and a wide range of ideas, with work by top writers. Read More.
- New tools for environmental problems
Floods, droughts, and pollution are urgent concerns in many developing nations. A World Bank environmental expert has some new approaches to share in the fall ES keynote talk. Read More.
- Faculty recital to celebrate music of opera diva
Artist-in-residence Sylvia Stoner to present music performed by opera star Marcella Sembrich in a Sept. 19 concert of art song. Read More.
- What is the true length of a meter? Come view "The Measures" on Sept. 16 to find out!
The documentary retraces the journey of the two 18th-century astronomers tasked with determining the true length of the meter. Read More.
- American Studies to sponsor talk on history of hate speech
Franklin and Marshall College scholar Alison Kibler will share her research on how action against racial ridicule at the dawn of the 20th century resonates in contemporary debates over hate speech. Read More.
- Greenberg lecture to focus on Wahhabi Islam
Muhammed al-Atawneh will share scholarship on how Wahhabism is reformulating its doctrines and broadening its tolerance. Read More.
- Fall teams make success a habit
It was a winning week for golf, women's soccer, and field hockey (with Zoe McGuire '18 in goal). Read More.
- College a new member of national civic-engagement organization
Skidmore joins a select group of schools committed to emphasizing social responsibility in educational programming. Read More.
- Campus jobs lead to real-world career placements
A campus job, from dining hall or library to museum or music hall, can be a real door-opener (as it was for NPR's Elissa Nadworny '10). Read More.
- Comics expert to give Fox-Adler talk
Scott McCloud is an award-winning author who has been called "the Marshall McLuhan of comics." Read More.
- Skidmore welcomes Class of 2019
The talented, diverse, and very global Class of 2019 officially joined Skidmore at last week's New Student Convocation. Now comes the challenge, the fun, and the reward. Read More.
- New year and season off to strong start
Fall teams record success at the start of the academic year and season. (Pictured: Soccer player Adebare Oyeniyi '17.) Read More.
- Arrivals, departures
SCOOP pre-orientation students pile onto buses for Adirondack adventures. Read More.
- Getting acclimated
New students settle into campus, helped by athletes and mentors. Read More.
- First-years offer brief impressions of college life
Skidmore's videograpehrs interview first-year students to capture their initial impressions of college life. Read More.
- New angles mark fall courses
"Chaos Finds a Voice" and "Dynamics of Chaos," taught by a Spanish and a math professor, start this fall. Other intriguing courses range from "Antartica" to "Disney's America." Read More.
- It's the Tang's anniversary, and we receive a gift
Skidmore's Tang Museum celebrates 15th anniversary with "Affinity Atlas," a cross-disciplinary exhibition. Read More.
- Arrival survival
Forgiveness, you-time, crises, comfort zones: Skidmore upperclassmen and residential advisors offer advice for the incoming Class of 2019. Read More.
- Lucky 15 in London?
First-year students from 15 states (plus Puerto Rico and China) have joined Skidmore's London's program, on its 15th birthday in September 2015. Read More.
- College launches restorative justice project
A new program will advance restorative justice's principles and implementation. Read More.
- A second act for UPH
Alumna Teddy Foster refused to give up on the Universal Preservation Hall and is on course to make it Saratoga's cultural center. Read More.
- Willkommen, Dean!
Admissions staff member Dean Mendes heads to Germany this fall as a Fulbright scholar in a program for college administrators. Read More.
- Partnering for health
Student-faculty research has spawned an alumnus-faculty enterprise. Read More.
- Jullian Bond leaves rich legacy
Commencement 2015 distinguished guest Julian Bond died Aug. 16, 2015, having left a rich legacy to generations that follow him. Read More.
- Bennett to again support cancer golf classic
Women's basketball Coach Darren Bennett (left), Rich Flaherty, Gina Peca, and Patrick Swan at the 2014 Teeing Off on Cancer Golf Tournament. This year's event is Aug. 31 at Saratoga National. Read More.
- Energy, legislative leaders address NY EXCEL participants
Distinguished guests at a recent NY EXCEL reception include Anne Reynolds (left), executive director of ACE NY, Rep. Paul Tonko, John B. Rhodes, NYSERDA president and CEO, Catherine Hill, NY EXCEL director, and William Acker, executive director of NY-BEST Read More.
- Tang receives contemporary works from Anne, Arthur Goldstein
A generous gift of contemporary works will serve as an important resource. Read More.
- Stewarding the North Woods
North Woods stewards wear many hats--scientist, historian, hiker, organizer--to foster love and respect for the campus forest. Read More.
- Successful movie producer got her start at Skidmore
Everything is coming together for actress, writer, director, and producer Miranda Bailey '95. Her latest production project, Diary of a Teenage Girl--which Bailey describes as a "filmmaker's dream"--opens this Friday, August 7. Read More.
- Reading reflections
Faculty reflect on the First-Year Experience summer reading selection. Read More.
- Business study at Skidmore earns kudos
Skidmore's business offerings earn kudos from prominent publication. Read More.
- Inspiring hope in Hong Kong
Kevin Wang '17 had an unexpectedly inspiring high school English class. His teacher asked questions that touched him, that made him feel alive. Now he's sharing that gift overseas. Read More.
- Writing superhero
Two simple, powerful beliefs captivated Mollie Welch '16: Great leaps in learning happen with individual attention, and strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. Read More.
- Let the game begin
Neuroscientist Hassan Lopez reaps a reward following eight years of effort--publication of his first board game. Read More.
- Real researchers embrace failure
The best scholarly researchers are nerdy, smart types with intellectual passion. Turns out they also must be resilient, open-minded, and creative when confronting inevitable setbacks. Read More.
- Summer art faculty exhibition showcases variety
A diverse range of media and styles is the highlight of the summer exhibition. Artist Paula Wilson, who lectures July 21, uses traditional techniques as well as video and performance. Shown is a still from her video "Salty and Fresh." Read More.
- Public welcome at Solomon Northup Day celebration
Cheryl J. LaRoche of the University of Maryland, College Park, is the keynote speaker at this year's event, the 17th annual celebration of Northup and his story. Read More.
- Decoda Chamber Music Institute returns for summer residency
Young musicians from around the world are on campus for the next two weeks, with performances scheduled in Zankel and at the Tang. Read More.
- Rochelle Calhoun, VP for student affairs, leaving for Princeton
Her new title at the Ivy League university is vice president for campus life. Athletics Director Gail Cummings-Danson will serve as interim vice president in the 2015-16 academic year. Read More.
- Math and much more
Skidmore is hosting the 12th International Conference on Finite Fields and their applications through July 17. Read More.
- Soccer mania comes to Skidmore
In the wake of the USA women's team winning the world cup, soccer fever is sweeping the nation--and Skidmore's youth soccer camp. Read More.
- Tang Museum to welcome community at July 11 Frances Day
Community open house to honor the spirit and vitality of the Tang's namesake, Frances Young Tang '61. Read More.
- 15th season of UpBeat on the Roof to start
You know its summer when the sounds of live music drift over campus from the top of the Tang Museum. Plan to attend one of these free concerts, scheduled Fridays through the end of August. Read More.
- Saratoga history book launched
Life in Saratoga Springs - from Skidmore to the racetrack, from health spas to ArtsFest - fills a new book marking the city's centennial. Students and faculty helped write it. Read More.
- Tom Oppedisano named head men's golf coach
Skidmore College has named Tom Oppedisano head men's golf coach. Oppedisano has been the Thoroughbred assistant coach since 2013. Read More.
- Rob Hutchison '07 named new men's hockey coach
Rob Hutchison, a 2007 Skidmore graduate, will return to his alma mater as head men's ice hockey coach. Read More.
- Jazz infuses summer at Skidmore
Skidmore's Jazz Institute heats up the campus scene with its annual series of special performances, all in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- NYS Summer Writers Institute announces special events
A longstanding Skidmore summer tradition is the month-long series of readings by top authors. Read More.
- Hail to the chefs
For the second time in six months, Skidmore's Dining Services chefs captured a gold medal in an American Culinary Federation competition. Read More.
- Tang receives $100K for conservation of collection
Protection and preservation of the Tang's collection is critical to its mission. Currently the Tang is featuring an exhibition of abstract works by Arturo Herrera (above). Read More.
- Foray into fungus
Skidmore's student-run organic garden has always supplied produce to the campus dining hall. Now it's mushrooming--literally. Read More.
- Far-reaching research
From power plant emissions to Turkish politics to age and college success, 88 students are covering the research landscape. Read More.
- Artists Galt, Degroot to present today's "Fred and Ted" talk
Professional artists-teachers share expertise and insight. Read More.
- City is the focus of national magazine
National Geographic Traveler urges readers to "explore a blue-ribbon town that raises the stakes in summer" in its current edition. Read more about Saratoga's latest turn in the spotlight. Read More.
- Skidmore's UWC scholars are global student-citizens
United World Colleges want to make education a force to united people, nations and cultures for a peaceful, sustainable future. Skidmore's UWC schoalrs are living that mission. Read More.
- "I'll take Potpourri for $200, Alex"
Recent "Jeopardy!" champion Brennan Bushee '15 says thumbs are just as important as brains on the popular game show. He's pictured with host Alex Trebek. Read More.
- Storytellers Institute to welcome documentarian Evan Roberts
The award-winning docmentarian, an institute fellow this summer, will screen and discuss "Arvind," his latest film. Read More.
- Skidmore's "born free" cohort
For some Skidmore students, the notion of freedom carries special significance. Read More.
- Metzner to share "Magic of Sound"
Sound documentarian Jim Metzner visits Skidmore June 15 and 16 as the second keynote speaker in the Storytellers Institute. Read More.
- A warm welcome to "Wanda the Wonderful"
"Wanda the Wonderful" is about a gun-slinging wild woman, a story about family, sacrifice, struggle, and the American West; about what it means to forge one's own way; and the realities behind a glamorous and exciting lifestyle. Read More.
- Reception to showcase summer exhibitions at Tang Museum
Artist Arturo Herrera will give a gallery talk at the June 6 summer opening reception at Skidmore's Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. Admission is free and open to the public. Read More.
- Skidmore well represented at WTC
A total of 40 Skidmore employees--the largest team yet--completed the 3.5- mile CDPHP Workforce Team Challenge in May. Joe Murphy and Erin Lopez were the top finishers in their divisions. Read More.
- IGR conference to draw national audience
An upcoming conference on Intergroup Relations is expected to draw nearly 150 participants to hear national scholars on the subjects of racial and ethnic relations, and the campus climate. Read More.
- Skidmore cheers at Citi Field gathering
Alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends gathered at Citi Field in May to cheer the hometown Mets. Proceeds from ticket sales support the College's Summer Internship Fund. (Andy Camp photo) Read More.
- NY6 workshop on undergraduate research announced
Hobart and William Smith Colleges will host a faculty workshop on undergraduate research June 22 and 23. Registration deadline is June 12. Read More.
- Family is theme of inaugural Storytellers Institute
Throughout the month of June, Skidmore's Storytellers Institute will explore how family informs and influences the stories we tell about ourselves and society. Read More.
- Alumni of distinction
Nine remarkable alumni received honors--and ceramic vases crafted by Regis Brodie, art professor emeritus--at the Reunion 2015 awards ceremony. Read More.
- Reunion 2015 draws big crowd
Bright sunshine and sparkling rain showers alternated to keep Reunion-goers on their toes Thursday-Sunday, May 28-30. #Skid4Life Read More.
- Cheers for reunion giving
At least six class records and two reunion records were smashed by this year's Reunion volunteers and donors. Read More.
- Style has spirit
Two members of the Class of 2019 are owners of custom Skidmore sneakers. Read More.
- Reunion numbers to top 1,000
More than 1,000 alumni and their guests will come to Skidmore for Reunion 2015, scheduled May 28-31 on campus. Classes ending in 0 and 5 will be recognized. Read More.
- Service, sacrifices honored at remembrance ceremony
Skidmore pauses to remember, honor those who served. Read More.
- E-sports go varsity
Leaders of Skidmore's League of Legends team say, "These games are decided by individual skill and the ability of five anonymous players to cooperate with one another." Read More.
- Monumental meanings
When India and Pakistan separated in 1947, their long-shared art and architecture was contested and interpreted in different ways, and Professor Saleema Waraich is researching the topic. Read More.
- Zankel to welcome John Pizzarelli June 13
World-renowned jazz artist and host of "Radio Deluxe" will bring his quartet to Skidmore's Arthur Zankel Music Center for an evening of unforgettable music. Read More.
- Commence congratulating
Skidmore has sent another 639 creative and critical college graduates out into the world. Reflecting Saturday's sunny rays of promise, 430 fresh grads earned the bachelor of arts, 202 the bachelor of science, and 7 the master of arts in liberal studies. Among the baccalaureate grads were a record 55 international students, representing 33 countries. From the stage of the Saratoga Performing Arts Center, President Philip A. Glotzbach welcomed them and their guests to Skidmore's 104th Commencement on Saturday, May 16. Read More.
- Paving the way
Skidmore's Senior Parent Project, which celebrates the achievements of the participants' sons and daughters and supports Skidmore students and programs for the future, has broken another record. Read More.
The Class of 2015 graduates tomorrow, to become part of the Skidmore alumni community around the world. Join the conversation online using #Skid4Life. Read More.
- Fresh faces, four years later
In 2011 a dozen first-year students described what they hoped for at Skidmore--new friends, championships, academic excellence. Now with graduation approaching, they reflected and reassessed. Read More.
- The world beckons
Three members of the Class of 2015 have received prestigious awards to study and work abroad. Read More.
- A guide to a green Skidmore
The new Skidmore Sustainability Map identifies sustainable developments and their location. Read More.
- Geoscience knowledge inspires artistic endeavor
Showing just how creative thought matters, Margarent Lefton and Devin Sullivan, both Class of 2015, share a tapestry they created in a fiber arts class with Jennifer Cholnoky of the Department of Geosciences. Read More.
- Spring season competition concludes
Men's and women's tennis teams see their spring seasons end at the NCAA Division III tournament. A number of women's team members won Liberty League honors and Kai Yuen Leung '17 moves on to seek the NCAA singles title next week. Read More.
- Skidmore to graduate 640 Saturday at 104th Commencement
Two distinguished guests will be honored: Julian Bond, a longtime activist in the civil rights, economic justice, and peace movements. and Sallie W. (Penny) Chisholm '69, preeminent oceanographer at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Read More.
- Class project a powerful tool for acceptance
Volleyball players Clare Kenny and Aria Goodman, both Class of 2015, asked fellow athletes to declare themselves LGBTQ allies. They got a strong, unequivocal response. Read More.
Skidmore celebrated more than 100 outstanding students at Honors Convocation and the SGA Leadership Banquet and created a portrait gallery of many. Read More.
- Via Kickstarter, a new board game is born
Winners of the 2014 Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition, the three English majors who launched Leaf Pile Media will ship Champions of Hara in time for Christmas. Read More.
- Tennis teams bring Liberty titles home
Men's tennis wasn't the only Liberty League champion that emerged last week. The women's tennis team also brought home a title. Now both are heading to the NCAA Division III playoffs. Read More.
- History course on Vietnam helps students connect past with present
Skidmore's HIS 363 course, titled "The Vietnam War in American Memory" offered a unique opportunity to engage in a public history project at a prestigious venue. Read More.
- Academics an important part of Skidmore's rich summer programming
The best season of the year offers many options for academic enrichment. Read More.
- Senior art students prep final campus exhibition
Annual Senior Thesis Art Exhibition opens this week at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. Don't miss it! Read More.
- Skidmore's youngest students take action to fight cancer
Trike-a-thon for ages 3-5 raises $3,700 for kids and families Read More.
- Scholarship Sprint
For every 300 donors who make a gift during the month, Skidmore will receive $100,000 for scholarships--up to $1 million--thanks to an anonymous donor. #SkidmoreSprint Read More.
- Students win $5000 in New York Business Plan Competition
Klicka aims to develop a network of "mobile enrichment centers" in rural South African communities. Read More.
- Roohans donate second parcel of Greenfield property
The gift to Skidmore of a 120-acre parcel by Michael and Margaret Roohan has substantially increased the College's holdings of undeveloped property available for teaching and research. Read More.
- Skidmore student honored for civic engagement
Matthew Weale '16 is named Newman Fellow for community service; projects include hunger-relief program. Read More.
- Words vs. images: Which fosters better learning?
For some people, words foster better learning but for those who consider themselves visual learners, it's photos that matter. Yang Yu '15 tested both methods with surprising results. Read More.
- Golf captures Liberty League title
Proud members of the Skidmore Golf Team with their Liberty League title. From left are Coach Tom Oppedisano, Teddy Badenhausen '17, Mitchell Campbell '17, Mackenzie Nelson '17, Tim Manwaring '16, Zach Grossman '15. Read More.
- Skidmore scholars participate in regional Parilia Conference
Classics majors Sarah Breitenfeld '15 (left), Benjamin Turnbull '15, and Sarah Donovan '17 shared their scholarship at the Parilia Conference for classics scholars, held April 17 at Union College. Read More.
- Earth celebrations not limited to a single day
Skidmore students don't limit their environmental and sustainability activism to just one day on the calendar. Their engagement can be seen regularly on campus and in the community. Read More.
- Hydro plant ribbon-cutting highlights Skidmore's sustainability efforts
College partners with energy firm in latest step to tap renewable energy. Read More.
- Beijing Guitar Duo to perform at Zankel Music Center
The duo, consisting of Meng Su and Yameng Wang, has peformed throughout Europe, Asia, and North America. Next up: Zankel Music Center on April 22. Read More.
- Weiss Lecture topic: Semiconductor industry
The semiconductor industry has been a key to this region's economic growth. Weiss Lecturer Unni Pillai of the CNSE will evaluate the role of the semiconductor industry in growth and productivity from 1974 to 2012 Read More.
- Nigerian photographer J.A. Green to be focus of Art History talk
As the first professional photographer of Nigerian birth, Jonathan Adagogo Green straddled two worlds. Professor Lisa Aronson will share her research on Green and his work in this April 23 lecture. Read More.
- Saving Asian textile traditions
Japanese kimono and Korean hanbok artisanry is the focus of Fulbright-funded research by art Professor Sangwook Lee. Read More.
- Teams step up as championship season nears
In weekend action, women's lacrosse, with help from Brittney Dioneda '15, clinches playoff bid; golf wins Brown Invite; and softball stages dramatic comeback against Rochester. Read More.
- East meets West: Skidmore language class hosts Japanese visitors
Japanese language students of Masako Inamoto had a rare opportunity to meet with native speakers when a group of Japanese college students visited Skidmore recently. Read More.
- Vincent Brown to deliver April 17 Kuroda Lecture
He will consider ways in which multimedia scholarship invites reconsideration of how history has been, could be, and should be represented. Read More.
- Research with undergrads to be Distinguished Scientist topic
An award-winning scholar with a strong record of fostering research by undergraduates will lecture April 15 on a career that he considers "fabulous." Read More.
- SGA program to host speakers on sexual misconduct
SGA's It's Happening Here campaign is hosting guest speakers this Wednesday and Friday on topics related to sexual misconduct. Both events are free and open to all. Read More.
- Class focus: Autism Awareness and Acceptance
Rachel Mann Rosan's students have again coordinated a robust schedule of events designed to raise awareness about autism, including research updates and details on services in the region. Read More.
- Heading into the stretch; postseason play in sight
Spring athletes head into final stretch with postseason play possible for several teams. Softball had a 3-1 week with help from Lauren Fortunato '17. Read More.
- Skidmore soccer spreads the joy
Skidmore athletes support Soccer Without Borders by offering camp to young players. Read More.
- Business plan winner will help women in Kenya
Addressing a serious heath risk to Kenyan women, Stella Langat '16 will use the $20,000 she won in the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition to help in establishing that country's first indigenous undergarment business. Read More.
- Twelve teams to compete in business plan finals
More than $60,000 in cash prizes and business services will be awarded in the final round of the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition, taking place Friday, April 10, in Filene Recital Hall. Read More.
- SaratogaArtsFest announces new format
Annual citywide festival of the arts will move to monthly approach--ArtsFestFridays Read More.
- Skidmore a key ingredient in Empty Bowls project
Skidmore students and chefs provide valuable services that allow Empty Bowls to succeed on behalf of the Wilton Food Pantry. Read More.
- Strock talk focus: Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal
The Panama Canal will soon have competition, as construction has started on the Nicaraguan Interoceanic Canal. Geologist Paul Mann of the University of Houston will share details in his April 9 talk. Read More.
- Music and Pictures: An Insider's View
Two alums return to campus to discuss how music is selected for a film or TV show. Read More.
- "Blood Wedding" is spring Theater offering
Tradition, love, and violence are at the core of García Lorca's "Blood Wedding," a mainstage theater production April 10-11 and 16-19. More Read More.
- Collaboration leads to spectacular production
The Skidmore College Orchestra and Dance Department team up to stage Tchaikovsky's "Sleeping Beauty" April 10-12 at Zankel. It is their most ambitious collaboration to date. Read More.
- Riding preps for nationals; eyes 7th title
Skidmore's riders made their mark at the Zone 2 championships and now prepare for Springfield, where the IHSA national championship takes place in late April. Read More.
- William and Mary scholar to give inaugural Porter lecture in Classics
A noted scholar of classics literature from the College of William and Mary will give the inaugural David H. Porter Classical World Lecture April 7. Read More.
- Saratoga Reads announces top five books for public vote
Community reading program seeks public input on next book. Read More.
- A letter from the President
President Philip A. Glotzbach addresses the issue of sexual and gender-based misconduct on the Skidmore campus Read More.
- Results-oriented brainstorming
A 'Design Thinking' workshop aimed to push students traditional disciplines, foster creative confidence, and, ultimately, build better businesses. Read More.
- Adventurous snackers sought
Please stop by the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall around lunchtime Wednesday, April 1, to sample creative chip flavors Read More.
- Deep-sea dining
Inspired by Captain Cook, mermaids, and pirates, Dining Services is pulling out the stops for its April 1 theme dinner. Read More.
- Women's tennis extends streak to 31 conference victories
Brianna Greene '18 was a key to the week's positive outcome. Read More.
- Bryan Stevenson tapped for April 1 Speakers Bureau keynote
Human rights attorney Bryan Stevenson, founder of the Equal Justice Initiative and a MacArthur Foundation "Genius" award winner, will talk about defending some of America's most marginalized people. Read More.
- Hunting for food and future title of Cerulli presentation
What are the ethical and ecological implications of hunting for food? Tovar Cerulli, a vegan turned hunter, will explain in his March 30 talk, sponsored by Sustainable Skidmore. Read More.
- Student loan debt and the pursuit of the American Dream to be topic
The causes and consequences of the growth in student loan debt will be explored in an April 2 talk by Dartmouth College sociologist Jason Houle. Read More.
- Play to share story of heroine of Holocaust
"Life in a Jar" is the tale of Irena Sendler, Polish Catholic social worker who helped hide more than 2,000 Jewish children during World War II. A group of Kansas high school students are responsible for bringing Sendler's story to ligiht. Read More.
- A $15,000 prize for best NCAA basketball picks
Michael Lopez, assistant professor of statistics, teamed up with a colleague in devising the best statistical approach to pick winners in the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament. Read More.
- Community reading event taps Skidmore talent
Skidmore students bring stories to life for kids and families Read More.
- Arem's Carr Lecture to focus on restoring, reviving, and re-imaging music
Arem, a 2004 Skidmore graduate, and her Magic Shop Studio colleagues will tell how to restore, revive, and re-imagine music in this presentation, which will also include live performances by a number of musical artists. Read More.
- Solo exhibition of Elgin's work to open at Schick Art Gallery
Although he retired in 1998, Jeffrey Elgin continues to create art. This exhibition will showcase a selection of recently completed paintings and drawings. Read More.
- Italian Jewish culture to be topic of March 29 program
Yale scholar Risa Sodi headlines the program, which features a lecture, reception, and film, all scheduled Sunday, March 29. Read More.
- Costa Rica's environmental policies to be topic
David Lansing of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, will discuss "Accounting for Carbon, Valuing Nature in an Era of Climate Change" on Thursday, March 26. Read More.
- Spring athletics season in full swing
What spring break? Thoroughbred athletes, including Mackenzie Nelson '17, were in action all week. Golf earned a first-place finish in the Myrtle Beach Shootout. Read More.
- Author Ethan Watters to deliver IA lecture
Watters has researched and written about how psychiatry, social psychology, and culture shape how we think, feel, and act. Read More.
- TEDx talks on 'Visions of the Future' now on YouTube
Videos of the five presentations made at last fall's TEDxSkidmoreCollege event at the Arthur Zankel Music Center can now be viewed on YouTube. Read More.
- Five years for the Freirich Business Plan Competition
More than 250 students and 150 businesses have entered the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition over the last five years. In the final round of the 2015 competition, 13 teams will vie for prizes in the for-profit, artistic, and social entrepreneurship categories. Read More.
- Latin American film series continues on campus
Four films will explore Latin American culture and society. Pictured above is Junior from "Pelo Malo" ("Bad Hair"). Read More.
- Thoroughbreds notch a winning week
Women's lacrosse nails a come-from-behind win over Utica, thanks in part to the efforts of Britney Dioneda '15. Read More.
- Skidmore to host EuroSim 2015 March 26-29
Approximately 200 students from Europe and the U.S. will be on campus for EuroSim 2015, a model European Union conference where delegates will consider a timely topic: cyber security. Read More.
- Krushenick exhibition to be focus of Tang special events
An evening of art and fun is planned on March 25, when the Tang spotlight will shine on "Nicholas Krushenick: Electric Soup," a current exhibition. The night's events include a curator's tour, a dialogue on the artist's legacy, and a party. Don't miss it! Read More.
- Skidmore to host Geopalooza March 17-18
The College's leadership in sustainable and renewable energy use is a reason for its selection as the site of a statewide gathering. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds change seasons heading into spring break
Basketball teams had a good run, with gutsy play b Erick Sanders '16 contributing to a hard-fought game against Johns Hopkins. Attention now turns to spring sports. Read More.
- Dining Services achieves MSC certification
In another step on the sustainability path, Skidmore is the first liberal arts college in New York State to achieve Marine Stewardship Council Chain of Custody certification. Read More.
- Lesley Dill to present Malloy lecture March 9
Dill focuses on themes of language, the body, and transformational experience, which she explores via a variety of media. Read More.
- Majora Carter to present March 10 Harder Lecture
Urban revitalization strategist, MacArthur Foundation "genius" to discuss Department of Home(town) Security. Lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- Acclaimed author Ta-Nehisi Coates on campus March 5
His Atlantic article on "The Case for Reparations" has earned Coates a George Polk Award and the 2015 Stowe Prize for Writing. Read More.
- Third time is a charm
The renowned American String Quartet returns to campus for a March 7 concert and to work with young musicians on campus for the 11th annual Skidmore String Festival March 7-8. Read More.
- Historic weekend for Thoroughbred basketball fans
Skidmore is the center of the Liberty League basketball universe, with both the men's and women's teams securing league titles in weekend play. NCAA Division III tournaments await. Read More.
- Skidmore event at the Hyde to explore fate of the arts
Acclaimed speaker Ben Cameron will discuss "the collision of arts and technology" in March 10 talk. Read More.
- Plotting strategy for league title
The Thoroughbred women's basketball team goes on the road this weekend in search of its first-ever Liberty League title. Read More.
- Jazz Institute faculty to teach, perform
It's not quite summer--yet. But that's not stopping a quintet of faculty members from the Skidmore Jazz Institute to teach and perform on campus Feb. 28-March 1. Read More.
- Jan Vinci to perform in concert Feb. 27
Vinci, senior artist-in-residence, accompanied by Reiko Fujisawa, will present a program of American flute music in this free concert. Read More.
- Student startups prepare for Freirich Competition Friday
Nearly 40 students representing 19 businesses have entered this year. Read More.
- Students partner with Spring Street Gallery to launch exhibition
"Shared Spaces: A Collaboration," was inspired by the current Nicholas Krushenick exhibition at Skidmore's Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery. Artist Megan Duffy's "Untitled" will be in the show. Read More.
- New novel by Mason Stokes
"Saving Julian" appears in paperback and e-book editions. Read More.
- Black Box production of "The Penelopiad" upcoming
Margaret Atwood's play is a contemporary twist on the ancient classic "The Odyssey." Read More.
- Seasons collide as basketball continues while tennis starts; riding earns perfect score
Season continues for Skidmore's basketball teams as post-season play begins Wednesday, Feb. 25. Isaac Carp '16 was decisive in the final regular-season game on the men's side. Read More.
- Guest scholar to assess risks associated with natural events
Colleen Murphy of the University of Illinois researches and writes about risk ethics. Read More.
- Open Classroom Week underway
Interested in learning to draw? Does analyzing French filmmaking sound inviting? Want to learn more about entrepreneurship, probability and statistics, or abnormal psychology? Skidmore's first-ever Open Classroom Week has it all. Read More.
- Trinity College names Ángel Pérez '98 VP of enrollment and student success
As the Northeast copes with a very cold and snowy winter, it's woth asking why Ángel Pérez '98 is "ecstatic" about leaving a job in greater Los Angeles for a similar job in Hartford, Conn. Read More.
- Commencement degree recipients named
Sallie W. (Penny) Chisholm '69 and Julian Bond will be special guests at Skidmore's 104th Commencement on May 16. Read More.
- Skidmore students channel artistic talent to help kids
The College's Pro Arts club creates comforting mural for kids at the Saratoga Center for the Family Read More.
- Historical performance expert David Breitman to present Zankel concert
Equally at home with the fortepiano and the modern piano, Breitman will present a program of music by Mozart, Beethoven, and Franz Shubert on Feb. 19. Read More.
- John Chowning, computer sound expert, to lecture Feb. 22
Legendary computerized sound expert John Chowning changed the course of music with his discovery of FM Synthesis. His presentation will combine elements of history, technology, and music. Read More.
- Black to present Ramsey Lecture at Honors Forum event
English Professor Barbara Black has titled her talk "The Question of the Future." She will lecture prior to the induction ceremony for new Honors Forum members on Friday, Feb. 20. Read More.
- Skidmore students advocate for NYS-funded student aid
Approximately 900 students from throughout New York State rallied for increases in state-funded student aid programs. Read More.
- Post-season playoffs in the cards?
As the winter athletics season winds down, men's and women's basketball eye possible post-season action. Ice hockey preps for this weekend's ECAC quarterfinals. Read More.
- Latin American films to be featured in Skidmore series
Series of four films and discussions will explore contemporary Latin American culture and society. Read More.
- Author Steve Stern to give Moseley Lecture Feb. 16
Professor of English and acclaimed author, Steve Stern will talk about stories and story telling when he delivers the Edwin M. Moseley Faculty Research Lecture. Read More.
- Skidmore Sweethearts
More than 680 alumni couples found true love through a Skidmore connection. Here are a few of their stories for Valentine's Day. Read More.
- Tang receives $1 million grant from Laurie M. Tisch Illumination Fund
Grant creates endowment to expand museum's interdisciplinary programming and community outreach Read More.
- New college librarian appointed
Marta Brunner of UCLA's Charles Young Research Library will replace Ruth Copans, who will retire later this year. Read More.
- Nothing--and everything-- to laugh at
This year's National College Comedy Festival takes place February 13-14 on campus. Read More.
- Project VIS, MDOCS to host reception for Nicky Tavares
A documentary filmmaker, Tavares is currently working on "Son of a Bug," an exploration of the history of the first Pakistani rock band. Read More.
- Ensemble ACJW to present musical valentine to Skidmore audience
The spring residency will conclude with a Feb. 13 concert featuring the world premiere of a new composition by Meredith Monk. Read More.
- Neela Vaswani '96 adds Grammy to list of recognitions
Neela Vaswani '96 has explored a range of vocations and avocations over the past two decades, earning literary recognition and a Grammy Award along the way. Read More.
- Penn State scholar's topic: Value and values of the humanities
Michael Bérubé will survey the intellectual sate of the humanities in his Feb. 12 lecture. Read More.
- Winter sports season heads into final stretch
Angela Botiba '15 enters Skidmore's record book with her success on the basketball court. Read More.
- Biologist Drake helps answer key question in canine history
Research by biologist Abby Grace Drake has canine experts rethinking the origin and ancestry of man's best friend. Read More.
- Annual Flurry Festival dances into town again
It's time to shake off the winter blues at the 28th annual flurry festival, which will run from February 13 to 15 in downtown Saratoga Springs. Read More.
- New Tang exhibition presents work of Nicholas Krushenick
Show features eye-popping paintings, drawings, and prints from a genre-defying artist Read More.
- 2015 Juried Student Art Exhibition to open Feb. 5 at Schick Art Gallery
The annual student art exhibition, a long-standing tradition, opens with a reception on Thursday, Feb. 5. Juror awards will be presented to artists at the event. Read More.
- Thodos Dance Chicago to perform on campus
Company's appearance will highlight two renowned choreographers who are Skidmoe alums: Melissa Thodos '84 and Sybil Shearer '34. Read More.
- Skidmore prof to lead film discussion in town-gown series
Assistant Professor of History Eric Morser to offer commentary on Native American film "Smoke Signals" Read More.
- Meccore String Quartet to perform Beethoven Feb. 7
The quartet is the next internationally known guest artist to perform in Skidmore's ambitious Beethoven String Quartet Cycle project, which is supported by the College's ELM Chamber Music Residency. Read More.
- Men's basketball assumes sole possession of top spot in Liberty League
Men's basketball sits atop Liberty League with help from 1,000 pointman Aldin Medunjanin '16. Read More.
- Chamber event links international students and the community
Skidmore students from around the globe explore career and internship opportunities in their adopted home town Read More.
- Spa City hosts Chowderfest Jan. 31
Get your spoons ready for the 17th annual Chowderfest hitting downtown Saratoga Springs on Saturday, January 31. Read More.
- Anne Palamountain: A remembrance
A prominent figure in the community and a personal friend to many, the former "First Lady" of Skidmore College passed away on January 24. In a recent interview, she discussed her love for Skidmore and how she came to Saratoga Springs. Read More.
- Folk music archivist named 2015 Carr Distinguished Lecturer
Alumna Jocelyn Arem '04 returns to campus this spring as the 2015 Carr Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecturer to lead workshops and give a talk about community-based memory and documentary projects. Read More.
- Special production to benefit this summer's Shakespeare in the park
Get a taste of summer! A Jan. 31 benefit performance will support Saratoga Shakespeare's summer 2015 production of "Love's Labour's Lost." Read More.
- Dowd Lecture topic: Capitalism and the quality of life
UPDATED Feb. 1--This lecture has been cancelled. Knox College scholar Tim Kasser will deliver Feb. 2 lecture. Read More.
- At season's midpoint, women's basketball maintains Liberty lead
Women's basketball continues at the top of league standings thanks to team members like Molly McLaughlin '15. Read More.
- Anne T. Palamountain, legendary in Skidmore history, dies at 91
A personal friend of many on the campus, she was the "First Lady" of the College for 22 years and continued to play a pivotal role in the life of the College and in the city of Saratoga Springs. Read More.
- In Memoriam: Yacub Addy, master drummer
Addy's vibrant, energetic musicianship was heard throughout the Capital Region. Photo shows Addy with students at the 2011 Zankel World Musics concert. Please see the following Times Union story. (Sam Brook '12 photo) Read More.
- Tang exhibition presents South Asian paintings
Show features paintings that span artistic and cultural traditions from the 15th to the 19th centuries. Read More.
- Turning tables, Centre College awards Glotzbach an honorary degree
Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach has bestowed honorary degrees on dozens of worthy recipients over the years. At Kentucky's Centre College this week, they turned the tables, awarding Glotzbach an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters. Read More.
- Basketball teams remain Liberty League powerhouses
Erik Sanders '16 helped lead the men in victory over Clarkson. Read More.
- Students advance climate-systems research
When it comes to climate-change science, Skidmore students are working with faculty on a broad range of research. Among the projects this year: studying an ancient stalagmite to learn about the effects of volcanic eruptions and storms on the decline of Mexico's Maya civilization, analyzing coal ash from as far away as Calcutta to determine how it behaves in the atmosphere, and calibrating a tool that uses satellite data to determine how carbon sinks deep into the ocean. Read More.
- Brown highlights Jan. 24 Lake Avenue concert
Brown will perform with longtime friend and collaborator Dave Maswick; Bob Warren also will perform. The event, geared toward an adult audience, will raise funds for school equipment. Read More.
- A round-up of faculty books published in 2014
Skidmore's faculty in 2014 published books on topics ranging from the circus to the European Union, from classic television to children's literature and the Christian right, along with three new collections of poetry. Read More.
- Spanish edition of Pearson's "I Ching" published
Historian Margaret Pearson will draw on her knowledge of one of the world's most influential manuscripts for a Feb. 16 talk on Starting the New Year Right." Read More.
- Tang show re-examines Civil Rights Movement
Paintings, prints, and photographs from the Tang collection inspire reflection Read More.
- Skidmore chefs achieve a rare repeat: a second gold medal
A combination of imaginative menu execution combined with great teamwork and solid presentation helped Skidmore achieve a rare repeat--a gold medal at the 2015 ACF-sanctioned culinary competition. Read More.
- Season heats up for winter athletes
Basketball teams notch victories; Connor Merrill '15 joins exclusive club. Read More.
- Golden's new children's book contines the saga of Victorian cats
In the new volume, Rose and Leopold marry and meet up with the royal family. Read More.
- Success marks start of new year for Thoroughbreds
Angela Botiba '15 was a key to both weekend women's basketball victories. Read More.
- ACF culinary competition/conference slated Jan. 7-9
Skidmore, whose chefs won a gold medal in 2014, will again host this annual gathering, coordinated by Mark Miller, director of dining services. Read More.
- The year in pictures
Sustainability, the sciences, visual literacy, and documentary studies are a few of the areas in which the college made major strides in 2014. Read More.
- Napkin Notes a distinctive approach to d-hall communication
Napkin Notes offer students, Dining Services staff an option for communicating. Read More.
- Jaouad explores America's love for Robert Browning in new book
Browning scholars and Victorianists will welcome this new perspective on some long-neglected but crucial material. Read More.
- Off to the circus
Linda Simon's new "jewel" of a book is a vibrant history of the greatest show on earth. Read More.
- Social work students apply skills to special counseling
Skidmore students, with guidance from Professor Crystal Moore, bring grief counseling skills to local agency Read More.
- Thoroughbreds enter semester break on winning note
Women's basketball and riding win big as semester winds down. Migle Vilunaite '17 hits a career mark againt Green Mountain. Read More.
- Skidmore Cares unites campus for holiday season
Generous giving to local service agencies and schools marks ninth year of campus-wide program. Read More.
- A message from President Glotzbach on recent national events
'At a time of year that should be devoted to joy and celebration, let us acknowledge, honor, and share the pain that too many people in our country are experiencing as the result of racial and other factors that continue to divide our nation,' he writes. Read More.
- Issues of inclusion
Efforts are underway to develop a more inclusive Skidmore. Tobi Ewing (left) and Kiara Boone, both Class of 2015, are leaders of I, Too, Am Skidmore. Read More.
- 'We Can't Breathe' drop-in session set for Tuesday, Dec. 9
Office of Student Diversity Programs offers an 'open space' to share emotions and experiences Read More.
- Thoroughbreds near semester break
Nick Sauerbrunn '15 put forth a solid effort in the Liberty League championships, where he finished third in the 500 free and 1650 free. Read More.
- "Die-in" responds to events in New York, Missouri
Gerolly Lorenzo '15 and Glenibel Cruz '15 express their concern about current events in Ferguson, Missouri, and Staten Island, New York, with a hashtag on a banner they carried to a Dec. 4 campus "Die-in." (Bob Kimmerle photo) Read More.
- A re-examinination of the Civil Rights Movement
Using a current show at the Tang Museum, students are gaining new insights into the Civil Rights Movement. The students will present their findings at a Dec. 10 event. Read More.
- Saratoga Springs rated as great college town
Travel & Leisure magazine has released its list of America's best college towns, and Skidmore's hometown is ranked number 6. Read More.
- Ferguson events spark campus rally, solidarity march
Members of the Skidmore community walk on North Broadway Dec. 1 as part of a nation-wide rally in the wake of events in Ferguson, Mo. (Bob Kimmerle photo) Read More.
- SEE-Beyond panel to offer unique student perspective
Musa Komeh '15 makes presentation as an intern with the Clinton Global Initiative during the summer of 2014. His internship was funded through Skidmore's SEE-Beyond Program and Komeh will share details on Dec. 4. Read More.
- Winter Dance Concert to showcase department's rich offerings
Dance Department to showcase faculty choreography and student performers this weekend. Among the offerings: "Doubletrack," by Debra Fernandez. Read More.
- Women's basketball lifts holiday-week spirits
Angela Botiba '15 was key to the Thoroughbreds' first win of the season. Read More.
- Victorian Streetwalk to light up downtown
The 28th annual event, Dec.4, will include entertainment by Skidmore a cappella groups. Read More.
- Skidmore Cares unites campus community
Annual gathering at Scribner House brings in donations of food and school supplies to help local service agencies. Read More.
- Holiday Palooza shares seasonal spirit
A highlight of Holiday Palooza is decorating the walls of the Murray-Aikins atrium. No artistic experience necessary! Read More.
- Second TEDxSkidmoreCollege to focus on future
Rebecca Howard, Gordon Thompson and Sheldon Solomon will present broad perspectives, ranging from presentations that explore the future from a broad range of perspectives, our search for meaning, our relationship with alcohol, and modes of continuing education. Two seniors will also present. Read More.
- Swimming and diving sweeps Utica
Catherine King '15 was a key part in four first-place finishes for Skidmore against Utica. Read More.
- Fourteen years of Beatlemore
More than 70 student performers celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' arrival in America, delighting audiences with three sold-out shows in the 14th edition of Beatlemore Skidmania. Read More.
- Concerned for the hungry
Skidmore's Baseball team and Coach Ron Plourde were among the volunteers preparing Thanksgiving food baskets on behalf of the Saratoga County Economic Opportunity Council on Nov. 22. Read More.
- Schick Art Gallery to be open over Thanksgiving break
The Schick Art Gallery, current home of the "Craft Matters" exhibition, will be closed for just part of the holiday period. The gallery will be open on Saturday and Sunday, Nov. 29 and 30. Read More.
- Beatlemore poster designer shares process of creating a winner
Jacqueline Avellar '15 tells how she created the poster that was selected to help publicize Beatlemore Skidmania 2014. Read More.
- Cahn's new book looks at classic TV
He explores why certain episodes were influential and remain popular with baby boomers, their children, and grandchildren. Read More.
- Krefting's new book examines stand-up comedy
"All Joking Aside" "is an incredibly valuable and worthwhile read," according to the San Francisco Book Review. Read More.
- Beatlemore Skidmania 14: The Beatles arrive in America
Fall music tradition to celebrate the globalization of the Fab Four. Read More.
- Update on Campus Response to Ebola
New protocols for travel to certain regions call on Skidmore's Health Services to play a key role in pre-departure consultation and after-travel monitoring. Read More.
- Public history captivates Hannah Smith '16
With the help of a SEE-Beyond grant, Smith spent the summer researching the lives of Philip Schuyler's daughters. She will share her findings at the Nov.18 meeting of the Friends of the Saratoga Battlefield. Read More.
- Season ends for field hockey; winter sports underway
Skidmore lost a heart-breaker to defending champion Bowdoin but Dani DeGregory '16 is the USA's top goal-scorer. Read More.
- Tang Museum receives transformative gift
Computer programmer and philanthropist Peter Norton donates 75 works of contemporary art. Read More.
- Art and activism in an intergenerational setting
At the nation's largest multiracial, intergenerational gathering for organizers, educators, creatives and other leaders, Tashawn Reagon '16 will join her mother and grandmother for a conversation about race. Read More.
- SSCP: Real world in the classroom
Students in the course offer theoretical and practical help as pro bono consultants to area businesses. In mid-October the class volunteered with the local chapter of Habitat for Humanity on a build in Glens Falls, N.Y. Read More.
- "American Medea" to be staged by Theater Department
The main stage production is a provocative re-imagining of the Medea myth played out deep in the heart of Texas. The production may not be suitable for all audiences due to adult themes, profanity, and vioilence. Read More.
- Texas scholar to explore cultural history of nudity in Nov. 14 talk
Philippa Levine, an award-winning historian, will draw on recent research on nakedness and the historical conceptualization of modernity. Read More.
- Field Hockey captures 7th Liberty title
The team celebrates its second straight Liberty League championship after shutting out William Smith, 3-0 at Wagner Park Read More.
- Bomb threat resolved
Morning classes cancelled in wake of threat found by a student in a note. Read More.
- Author/designer Chip Kidd to give Visual Literacy Forum's keynote
Kidd will focus on the importance of visual communication in his talk, which is co-sponsored by the College and Northshire Bookstore. Read More.
- 66 nations ... and counting
The rapid expansion of Skidmore's international student population over the last 10 years is a trend worth celebrating - with a recent tribute to the Davis UWC Scholars Program. Read More.
- Commito to lecture on Labraunda's fountain
Professor Angela Commito will discuss archaeology in ancient Anatolia at 5:30 p.m. Monday in the Somers Room of the Tang Teaching Museum. (Image: detail of site from Labraunda showing inscription naming Mausolos, the son of Hekatomnos.) Read More.
- Students launch Social Justice Month
Skidmore students have organized a month-long series of events to raise awareness and inspire action. Read More.
- Tang presents a "Double Drops Remix Party"
Nov. 6 event features great music and free food as student DJs offer up their creative remixes . Read More.
- In final week of fall season, Field Hockey heads toward playoffs
Seven goals over two games enable Dani DiGregory '16 to tie a program record. Read More.
- Peg Boyers author of new poetry collection
"To Forget Venice" ranges over several stages of a life that features adolescent heartbreak and betrayal, marriage and children, friendship and loss, according to the University of Chicago Press. Read More.
- Fine crafts focus of new Schick Art Gallery exhibition
Work by 19 renowned artists in ceramics, wood, glass, fiber, and metals featured in "Craft Matters," opening Nov. 7. Read More.
- Skidmore Orchestra starts 33rd season
The Skidmore College Orchestra is the first Filene Concert Series event of the academic year. Read More.
- Fall's (sugary) bounty embraced
To some extent, everyone's a kid on Halloween, but nothing beats a child in costume celebrating the fall holiday of sugary excess. Read More.
- Speaker to explore border security and related issues
Todd Miller, author of "Border Patrol Nation: Dispatches from the Front Lines of Homeland Security," will give a talk on Nov. 7 Read More.
- Skidmore Unplugged returns and expands
The annual focus on energy conservation has a new twist this year--which NY6 school will realize the biggest savings? Read More.
- Field hockey eyes post-season; marks Senior Day
The team recognized Sam Skott, Pauline Searles, Sam Revera, Amy Beck, Melanie Webb, Maia Paul, and Sofia San Marco following the game against Vassar Oct. 25. Read More.
- Skidmore to present complete Beethoven string quartet cycle
Six internationally renowned guest artists will perform Beethoven's string quartets over the next two years, in a program made possible through the Music Department's ELM Chamber Music Residency. Read More.
- Klemperer Trio to perform Oct. 27
The San Francisco Chronicle has called the Klemperer Trio "three brilliant artists who play as one." Don't miss this opportunity to hear them in concert at Skidmore. Read More.
- Founding a new business with duct tape
When EntrePrep challenges high school students to launch a new commercial enterprise for a day, there's no predicting what they'll come up with. Read More.
- Lots of treats ahead
Students in Skidmore's Northwoods and Sussman Village apartments will get a jump on the Halloween season with treats galore this Sunday, Oct. 26. Read More.
- Baytelman to perform works of Jewish composers
For her free Oct. 26 performance at Zankel Music Center, distinguished artist-in-residence Pola Baytelman returns to her roots.The family-friendly program features works by Jewish composers. Read More.
- Field hockey extends win streak
Jen Hanks '16 nets third goal in three games. Read More.
- Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet to perform Oct. 23
Devoted to performing the rich tradition of guitar music including classical and contemporary the quartet will visit Arthur Zankel Music Center for a music on a fall evening. Read More.
- Fall Festival to hit town this weekend
Oct. 25 festival in Saratoga Springs to feature family fun, Skidmore talent. Read More.
- Environmental documentary filmmakers to share knowledge
Larry Hott and Diane Garey will share insight about their work as award-winning documentarians, and discuss a film that focuses on the work of Frederick Law Olmsted when they are on campus Oct. 21 and 22. Read More.
- Beautiful Bali to be focus of 2-week exploration
The Office of Religious and Spiritual Life invites the campus to participate in a celebration of Bali and its culture with a two-week program of events. Read More.
- First-year Filene Scholars to perform Oct. 18
A campus music tradition continues with the annual Filene Scholars Concert at Skidmore. "Helen Filene Ladd would be justifiably proud of these young scholar-artists," says Professor Gordon Thompson, music department chair. Read More.
- Legal scholar to discuss racial justice and incarceration
Noted civil rights attorney Michelle Alexander to give public talk Oct. 22. Read More.
- Dam fine idea
Skidmore has entered into an agreement to use power from a dam downstate, producing up to 4.1 million kilowatt-hours of renewable energy annually. Read More.
- Career Jam
Skidmore alumni, parents and friends of the College will be flocking to campus to help host Career Jam on Friday, October 17. Read More.
- The Tang celebrates David Lang with art, music, and dance
Three campus events invite the public to engage with the work of the Pulitzer Prize-winning composer. Read More.
- Skidmore to celebrate promise of international education
The college will recognize the work of the Davis United World College Scholars Program and honor its founders on Oct. 24. Read More.
- Campus to welcome Skidmore families this weekend
More than 1,100 visitors will be on campus this coming weekend, to re-connect with their students, get a taste of college life, and enjoy the beauty of the season. Read More.
- Ensemble ACJW returns this week
A fall tradition continues: the popular Ensemble ACJW returns for its fall residency, which features campus and community outreach, and wraps up with an Oct. 17 concert in Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- "Dancing at Lughnasa" is fall black box production
Brian Friel's exploration of family dynamics and a changing Irish culture to be staged Oct. 16-22. Read More.
- Fall athletes collect victories
Men's golf and women's tennis captured titles this past week while fellow athletes added more victories. (Above: Zack Grossman '15, top contender at the NYU/Manhattanville Fall Invitational.) Read More.
- A deferred family celebration finally arrives
Jessica Fredericks '17 to run NYC marathon in honor of her mom. (Above: Jessica and her mother Sofia) Read More.
- Freirich Business Plan Competition to launch fifth year
A record $65,000 in prizes will be awarded. Kickoff meetings are set for Thursday and Friday, October 16 and 17. Read More.
- Alum forges a special town-gown connection
Alumnus Jon Ryan '92 returned to Saratoga Springs this week to help the city school district celebrate National Arts in Education Week. His visit includes an Oct. 9 fund-raising concert at the Lake Avenue Elementary School. Read More.
- Skidmore students to perform at Saratoga's international food festival
Local restaurants will showcase international cuisine at Oct. 11 event; special offer for Skidmore students. Read More.
- Skidmore's solar array completed, generating power
On a day when it looked as if the sun might take time off, campus and community leaders gathered to celebrate the completion of Skidmore's solar array. The sun came out when the ribbon was cut. Read More.
- Greenspace: Skidmore's environmental strategy embraces every spot on campus, and beyond
Ranks of loaner bikes outside Scribner Library, a large garden with a tool shed on Wiecking Hall lawn, a plug-in kiosk for electric cars in Palamountain parking lot-- Skidmore's campus looks a lot different than it did just a few years ago. Read More.
- Studying Spaceship Earth
When members of the Class of 2014 graduated last spring, they wore academic robes made from recycled plastic bottles--a perfect coda for an education marked by growing opportunities to study sustainability. Read More.
- Living today for what it will mean tomorrow
People and planet, ethics and economics are what define sustainability in the 21st century. Read More.
- Men's soccer squeaks past Williams
Adam Beek '15 decisive in victory. Read More.
- Flutist Amy Porter up next at Zankel Music Center
Porter will team with pianist Katie Leung for an Oct. 11 performance. Read More.
- Ancient, sacred bloodsport to be focus of Anthropology talk
Karl Taube to share research on meanings of ancient Mesoamerican ritual acts in an Oct. 7 lecture. Read More.
- LAS Colloquium focus: Devotional activities of K'iche' Maya women
Rhonda Taube will explore disfraces, "disguises," a new genre of dances performed during the annual festival dedicated to the patron saint of Santiago in an Oct. 6 lecture Read More.
- Delaware scholar to explore rise of cartography in 19th century
Martin Brückner to share research on giant wall maps, a formidable medium for imagining life in 19th-century America. Read More.
- At the Tang: Cellist Ashley Bathgate to perform music by David Lang and others
Acclaimed musician to perform with Skidmore students as part of "I was a double" exhibition Read More.
- College returns to normal operations
Police have completed their search for evidence in the North Woods, where they arrested Wednesday a 25-year-old man who has been charged with multiple offenses, including kidnapping. Read More.
- President Glotzbach's message about the Oct. 1, 2014, campus lockdown
President provides update to campus community on the events of Oct. 1, 2014. Read More.
- An up and down week for Thoroughbred athletes
Men's golf earned a spot in a spring tournament, due to great work by Mitchell Campbell '17. Read More.
- Greenberg scholar to lecture Oct. 1
Avi Rubin of Ben-Gurion University has titled his talk "Rule of Law in the Middle East: The Ottoman Antecedent." Admission is free and open tot he public. Read More.
- Author Jamaica Kincaid to give Oct. 2 Steloff Lecture
The acclaimed author will receive an honorary doctorate and discuss "The Writer in Her World." A reception and book-signing will follow. Read More.
- Tsou Lecture topic: Race, gender, authenticity in rock and roll
Tsou Music Scholar Maureen Mahon is an expert on African Ameican music and culture. Her talk is scheduled Thursday, Oct. 2. Read More.
- Skidmore scholars to enrich Saratoga Film Forum screenings
President Philip A. Glotzbach. Professor Dan Nathan headline upcoming discussions following topical documentaries. Read More.
- Pfitzer analyzes new life of antiquated children's history books
His new book demonstrates how these old books were rooted in intense debate over changing ideas of childhood. Read More.
- A Skidmore connection on Broadway
The opening of 'Love Letters' in New York last week was a triumph for both Nelle Nugent '60 and Skidmore trustee Elliott Masie. Read More.
- A better way to exercise
It's quality, not quantity, that matters most, exercise scientist Paul Arciero has shown in a study that's likely to make you rethink how you spend your time at the gym. Read More.
- ES keynote speaker to focus on meaningful action
Author and sustainability expert Auden Schendler will present Skidmore's Environmental Studies keynote address Tuesday, Sept. 23. The public is welcome. Read More.
- SEE-Beyond's global reach
Musa Komeh '15 spent his summer learning about global health systems at the Clinton Foundaiton's Global Initiative in New York City. One day, the exercise science major from Sierra Leone became the teacher. Read More.
- Jazz drummer Eric Harland at Zankel Sept. 26
Harland will perform with Voyager in concert as part of Skidmore's Sterne Virtuoso Series. Read More.
- Courts expert Stephen Wasby to discuss U.S.Court of Appeals
A critical link in the court system, decisions rendered by the U.S. Court of Appeals affect those made by the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More.
- SU scholar to give Coburn talk
Chandra Talpade Mohanty of Syracuse University is an internationally known specialist on feminist theory. Read More.
- New student sculpture celebrates the art of dance
Skidmore's Pro-Arts students create pubic art in support of National Museum of Dance Read More.
- Another great week for Thoroughbred athletes
The Men's Golf Team was a top finisher in the Williams College Invitational. From left team members are Teddy Badenhausen, Mitchell Campbell, Mackenzie Nelson, Will Caro, and Tim Manwaring. Read More.
- Scholar Adam Tinkle to present "A Mess of Things"
Tinkle will present his distinctive audio-documentary about the passage of time, and what we no longer know or need. Read More.
- Victories abound in a great week for Skidmore athletes
Emily Saliterman '17 helped put the Thoroughbreds on track for their first win of the season. Read More.
- Skidmore Community Garden party announced
The Skidmore garden has is nearing the end of its first year at a new location. What better reason for a party? Come see and hear about the growing season, and have a taste of sustainably grown produce. Read More.
- Saratoga Reads announces new book of choice
This year's selection centers on Native American themes; related books for young readers also announced. Read More.
- Navasky's Fox-Adler focus: Political cartoons
Lifelong political journalist Victor Navasky will draw on his latest book for the Fox-Adler lecture, scheduled Sept. 18. Read More.
- Common law scholar to give Constitution lecture
Author-scholar James R. Stoner of Louisiana State University will present this year's Alexander Hamilton Lecture in Constitutional Studies, at 5:30 p.m. Sept. 16 in Scribner Library. Read More.
- Two campus events feature McCormack Visiting Artist-Scholar
Campus visit by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang includes session with acclaimed orchestra director Read More.
- At Founders Day, a celebration of Skidmore history
More than 2,100 students, faculty and staff members turned out for a festive BBQ on South Lawn. Read More.
- Campus Safety officer cited for life-saving action
His intuition told him to follow up with a student who reported feeling unwell. Because he did, he saved a life. Read More.
- To Everything There is a Season
Distinguished historian Allan Winkler to share insight about the life and music of Pete Seeger in a Sept. 10 lecture at Skidmore. Read More.
- Two programs to mark anniversary of 9/11
The campus will remember 9/11 with a dialogue and a memorial service. Admission to both programs is open to all. Read More.
- Field hockey, volleyball prevail
Brittany Osborn '17 an offensive strategist in Rochester tourney. Read More.
- Schick Art Gallery to feature work by selected faculty
Kate Leavitt, Sarah Sweeney, Janet Sorensen, and Joanne Vella will have their work featured in the opening exhibition at the Schick Art Gallery. Read More.
- Record number of international students in Class of 2018
This fall 10 percent of the first-year class comes from outside of the U.S., an all-time record. Read More.
- Mellon Foundation grant to enhance faculty development
The grant will support initiatives that build on existing strengths at the College, while adding and enhancing programs. Read More.
- Summer conference brings interdisciplinary focus to business
A book editing assignment leads to a gathering of scholars who considered business and commercial enterprises from a variety of disciplinary perspectives. Read More.
- New edition of Ginsberg's book released
A new edition of Professor Roy H. Ginsberg's book titled "The European Union in Global Security" provides updates on a fast-changing international environment. Read More.
- Skidmore College Social Norms Campaign
The College's Office of Health Promotion is rolling out an awareness campaign designed to inform incoming first-year students, as well as the entire Skidmore community, that most Skidmore students really do make healthy and responsible choices. Read More.
- Orientation is just the beginning
'First Six Weeks' is a comprehensive schedule of nearly 100 events through early October that aims to help first-year students transition to college life and establish a sense of place. Read More.
- A warm welcome for the Class of '18
The 2014-15 academic year begins with one of the largest first-year classes in the College's history. Read More.
- "Teeing Off on Cancer" Golf Classic to be held Aug. 25
Event founded seven years ago by Coach Darren Bennett and friend Patrick Swan Read More.
- Intrepid explorers
Student-faculty research kept Skidmore hopping again this summer. Read More.
- Upcoming SPAC concert has special appeal for Skidmore scholar
Cathy Silber (right), visiting assistant professor of Chinese, with Chen Lixin, proprietor of the Nushu Arts House in Changsha, Hunan, China. Silber, an expert on nüshu, will co-present a talk about the rare music and writing tradition at 7 p.m. Aug. 15 at SPAC. Read More.
- FEMA grant to further new research on firefighter health
Professor Denise Smith to lead largest national study investigating precise medical cause of cardiac death in the fire service. Read More.
- Skidmore offers institute for clean-energy leaders
A "boot camp" for clean-energy entrepreneurs, the program focuses as much on networking and mentoring as on industry fundamentals. Read More.
- Moss-Racusin helps White House scientists understand STEM gender bias
Assistant Professor Corinne Moss-Racusin shared research with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) in July. It was the third time in 18 months that a Skidmore community member attended a high-profile White House meeting. Read More.
- Tang Museum presents three solo shows
Works by cutting-edge contemporary artists draw on race, feminism, Brazilian modernism Read More.
- NCAA grant supports new Athletics position
Nekisha N. Quinney of Austin, Texas, named assistant director of athletics. Read More.
- Funded internships make summer really matter
Skidmore's funded summer internship awards program helps students connect with the real word and gain confidence. Read More.
- Biologists seek answers to fundamental questions about cells
The mysteries of plant cell walls are being revealed to Skidmore biologists engaged in summer collaborative research. Read More.
- Peter B. Baruzzi
Peter B. Baruzzi, professor emeritus of art at Skidmore, died July 25, 2014, in Saratoga Springs. He was 89. Read More.
- Exploring pathways to college
Thirty-seven high school students - mostly rising seniors from New York City and upstate New York - spent three days on the campus as CFES (College for Every Student) Scholars. Led by mentors from Skidmore, CFES, Union College, Cornell University and other institutions, they focused on leadership and exploring pathways to college. Read More.
- Summer Art Faculty show at Schick Art Gallery
An engaging mix of media and styles is on exhibit at the Schick Art Gallery through Aug. 1. Read More.
- Pre-College students to celebrate love in special performance
Skidmore's Pre-College Program offers intensive course work and opportunities for artistic expression, such as the July 24 program that will celebrate love through music, dance, and poetry. Read More.
- Lillian A. Reagen
Lillian A. Reagen, a longtime member of the Lucy Scribner Library staff, died July 22, 2014, in Northumberland, Pennsylvania. She was 88. Read More.
- Tang honors its namesake with special day
The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery celebrates "Frances Day" July 19 Read More.
- In Memoriam: Nadine Gordimer
The acclaimed author was no stranger to Skidmore or to readers of "Salmagundi" magazine. Read More.
- Skidmore's newest summer program is launched
A total of 22 young artists have arrived on campus to paricipate in the inaugural season of the Decoda Chamber Music Institute. There will be several opportunities to hear them and the institute faculty perform over the next two weeks. Read More.
- Shakespeare's greatest to be staged
The Saratoga Shakespeare Company, aligned for a second year with Skidmore, will present Macbeth as its main Congress Park production, and A Midsummer Night's Dream on campus this year. Free admission! Read More.
- Art riches abound
During the week of July 14, Skidmore's Summer Studio Art Program, sponsored by the Office of the Dean of Special Programs, will host lectures and an all-day printmaking event to showcase the program's rich offerings. Read More.
- North Woods events to take advantage of nature's glory
This month's full Super Buck Moon will be the focus of a July 12 evening hike, one of three upcoming events hosted by Skidmore's North Woods stewards. The public is welcome. Read More.
- Sustainability office upgrades bike-share program
Looking for a way to get around campus or town? Register for Skidmore Bikemore, a green, convenient way to travel. Read More.
- Skidmore to host Solomon Northup Day, July 19
A story of enslavement and eventual freedom inspires an afternoon of reflection and celebration. Read More.
- Can democracy be saved?
That's the main question to be asked by five faculty in the MALS summer seminar, 'Civil Society for Sale?' Read More.
- John L. Reed
John L. Reed, who served the College for 27 years as a professor of education, chair of the Education Department, and director of the College's Elementary Education Program, died June 28, 2014, at his home in Saratoga Springs. The cause was pancreatic cancer. He was 85. Read More.
- NYS Summer Writers Institute announces schedule of special events
The New York State Summer Writers Institute annually offers a series of free readings featuring teaching and guest authors. All readings are free and open to the public. Read More.
- Skidmore Community Garden seeks volunteers
The Skidmore Community Garden has a new name and location, and is actively seeking volunteers to help. If you feel like rolling up your sleeves and digging in the dirt, please attend one of the July work parties. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Read More.
- Jazz institute offers new twists on an all-time favorite program
The 27th year of the Skidmore Jazz Institute features new faculty, program diversity, and crowd-pleasing performances by bassist Rufus Reid and saxophonist Gary Smulyan. Read More.
- Visual literacy initiative accelerates with Moore Documentary Collaborative
Student storytellers will have the advantage of the new Moore Documentary Collaborative to tell stories in any medium. Read More.
- Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang co-curates Tang show
A multilayered exhibition-composition interweaving music and art opens at the Tang July 5. Read More.
- Eggs, Alzheimer's, and everything in between
Skidmore's summer scholars use the best season of the year to immerse themselves in research across a broad range of disciplines. Read More.
- Skidmore connects through SaratogaArtsFest
Alumni and faculty bring their talents and expertise to citywide celebration of the arts, June 11-15 Read More.
- New developments for Skidmore garden
Skidmore's garden has a new location and name but remains grounded in focus: using sustainable practices to grow good food for the College community. Read More.
- Meet SEE-Beyond's Class of 2014
Now in its third summer, the SEE-Beyond program is supporting 25 students representing a wide range of academic interests with distinctive learning opportunities. Read More.
- All politics is local, and the same goes for opera
Music professor Evan Mack will see his new opera, "Roscoe," workshopped June 8 by Opera Saratoga. Times Union arts writer Amy Biancoli talks to the team behind the opera, including author William Kennedy, whose book was adapted for the production. (Michael Brooks photo) Read More.
- Another hit for Dan Nathan
Nathan, an American Studies professor who is also the president of the North American Society for Sport History, addressed the society's 42 annual convention May 30-June 2 in Glenwood Springs, Colo., and won "Best Anthology" recognition for his book, "Rooting for the Home Team." Read More.
- Senate confirms Christopher Giancarlo '81 as CFTC commissioner
"I forward to applying the 'creative thought matters' approach I learned at Skidmore to the challenge of financial market reform," he says. Read More.
- Together again
More than 700 alumni and their families returned for a Reunion Weekend that offered the bagpipe-led Parade of Classes, the Alumni Awards and Recognition Ceremony, the Reunion Art Exhibition, numerous mini-colleges, Celebration Dinners, a packed dance floor, a spectacular fireworks display, and more. Read More.
- 'Yearbox' inspires film focused on Class of '69
In 'Women of 69, Unboxed,' two members of the class and a documentary filmmaker produce 'one generation's gift to the next'. Read More.
- Reunion giving tops $7 million
Thanks to the efforts of 200 volunteers and more than 1300 alumni who made gifts, total giving by this year's reunion classes topped $7 million, and increase of 60 percent over last year and the highest total since 2009. Read More.
- Alumni Association honors Glotzbachs and eight others
After successfully keeping a secret for a year, the Alumni Association interrupted Saturday's Alumni Recognition Ceremony with a surprise presentation: the recognition of Philip and Marie Glotzbach as an Honorary Alumnus and Alumna. Read More.
- Buon appetito!
The cultural significance of food was a foundation of Professor Barbara Garbin's "Food in Renaissance Italy" course, in which students had a chance to cook recipes typical of Ancient Rome. (Photo by Morgan Gruer) Read More.
- Rabbi's "Sacred Scraps" to be featured at exhibition
Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Skidmore's Jewish chaplain, has earned acclaim for her ground-breaking work as a soferet (Torah scribe). This Spring Street Gallery exhibition demonstrates the beauty of the parchment-making process. Read More.
- They're Back! Alumni reunion 2014 under way
Approximately 1,000 alumni from the classes ending in four and nine and their guests will be on campus through Sunday to celebrate their Skidmore ties. Read More.
- Remembering Maya Angelou
As the nation mourns the loss of award-winning author, renowned poet and civil rights activist Maya Angelou, many in the Skidmore community are remembering the two extraordinary visits she made to the College in 1985 and 1993. Read More.
- SaratogaArtsFest reaches out to young audiences
Annual festival offers plenty for kids and families; Skidmore venues host events Read More.
- New media and film studies minor launched
Starting this fall, Skidmore students can declare a minor in media and film studies, choosing from among 26 courses. Read More.
- Patricia Totten
Patricia Totten, who worked 45 years in the Office of Alumni Affairs, died May 25, 2014, at St. Peter's Hospice in Albany. Read More.
- Ruth Beach
Ruth Beach, a member of the Scribner Library staff died May 21, 2014, at home, surrounded by her family. Read More.
- Employees, retirees recognized at luncheon
Employee service, President's Award recipients, and 19 retirees were celebrated at the annual Employee Retirement and Recognition Luncheon May 20 on Case Green. (Above: Phil Sclaia photo of Team President's Award winners) Read More.
- Honoring Phyllis Roth, a "masterful gardener"
A new garden near Scribner Library memorializes the longtime teacher/administrator. Dozens attended the May 20 dedication ceremony. (Photo by Phil Scalia) Read More.
- Skidmore presence felt at 2014 Workforce Team Challenge
The College fielded a record 29 participants in this, its 25th year of participating in the WTC. Skidmore's "Male A" team was 13th of 551 male teams in the event. (Photo by Alice Dean) Read More.
- One grad's journey
Eliza Sherpa '14 is a Phi Beta Kappa scholar, world traveler, and recipient of a GRO fellowship from the Environmental Protection Agency. She is also a passionate, committed activist. (Above, Sherpa in Vietnam.) Read More.
- Class of 2014 marches into the future
Skidmore's largest class heard cheers, saw a few tears, and received diplomas at the College's 103rd Commencement exercises May 17 at SPAC. Read More.
- Leaving their mark
Contributing $542,416 to the Senior Parent Project, the families of the Class of 2014 graduates gathered to commemorate new bricks on the College pathway. Read More.
- Wired for graduation
More than 700 seniors will join the ranks of 35,000 Skidmore alumni on Saturday. Watch the College's 103rd Commencement live on the Web and join the conversation at #Skid4Life. Read More.
- Skidmore eyes three-peat in Bike to Work challenge
For two years Skidmore has captured the Steer Head award for largest number of riders in the annual Bike to Work Day challenge. Will the College continue to be home to the coveted trophy? (Above, Bike to Work Day participants in 2013.) Read More.
- Mary Elizabeth Correa
Mary Elizabeth Correa, associate professor emerita in the Department of Management and Business, died May 9, 2014, of complications from Alzheimer's disease. She was 67. Read More.
- Waste audit yields clues about campus recycling program
Sustainable Skidmore undertakes spring waste audit to learn about what's being discarded and what could be recycled. Read More.
- 16th annual Academic Festival: Excellence matters
Research across disciplines was front and center at the 16th annual Academic Festival, which had as its theme "Excellence matters." Read More.
- "Give+Go" is thrifty and green
Skidmore and community volunteers are again collecting what students would otherwise leave behind as they head home. Instead of going to a landfill, the items go to local charities. Read More.
- Spotlight on Class of 2015
"Works in progress" (wood) by Cleo Gordon '15 is among the art works featured in "The Juniors Show," scheduled May 8 to June 1 at the Schick Art Gallery. Read More.
- Senior art majors present their works in year-end show
Exhibition at the Tang showcases the talents of 60 students who are about to graduate. Read More.
- SaratogaArtsFest to ripple through city, June 11-15
The eighth annual citywide festival will span music, dance, visual art, film, theater, and literary art. Read More.
- Season continues for tennis teams
Thoroughbred tennis seasons continue with tournament play. Both men and women's teams are Liberty League champions; the men head to Middlebury College May 8 for regional finals. Read More.
- Commencement on horizon for Class of 2014
The largest class in Skidmore history--the 712 members of the Class of 2014--will be recognized May 17 at the College's 103rd Commencement. Read More.
- Students to brief City Council on hazardous waste collection study
Only about 1 percent of local residents participated in the city's last household hazardous waste collection day. Seniors Faith Nicholas, Jennifer Garvin and Lauren Schilling want to increase that number, and will share their ideas Tuesday night with the Saratoga Springs City Council. Read More.
- '5/01 Challenge' nets nearly $800,000 for Skidmore
Making more than 2000 gifts, the Skidmore community set a new single-day record. Read More.
- Skidmore readies 16th annual Academic Festival
With more than 170 students from 25 different departments and programs presenting this year, the only question is which ones will you attend? Read More.
- 2 Skidmore teams take awards in NYS business plan contest
It was the College's best year yet in the New York State Business Plan Competition, which concluded April 25. Above, Harder Professor Catherine Hill with Skidmore contestants. Read More.
- Women's tennis captures Liberty League title
Skidmore's newest Liberty League champion is the women's tennis team, which shut out Vassar College April 28 to clinch its fourth straight title. Read More.
- Making tragedy fun
Hands on production and staging--including mask-making and playwriting--are skills that students in Classics 222 acquire, in order to appreciate masked drama and its capacity to convey emotion in tragic performances. The class has earned rave reviews. Read More.
- 'Mission, vision, values'
Get the basics right and "people will do amazing things," says David Balter '93, founder of the word-of-mouth marketing pioneer, BzzAgent. Read More.
- Skidmore's restorative justice program captures international attention
Associate Dean David Karp hosts Italian scholar Anna Bussu, who hopes to implement similar program at the University of Sassari in Sardinia. Read More.
- Faculty scholar: Sattler named inaugural SACI Artist-in-Residence
The artist, who created "Florence Looking West (Via dei Pandolfini)," above, will spend June in one of the world's great art cities. Read More.
- Faculty scholar: Playwright Stephanie Fleischmann wins Howard Foundation Fellowship
The foundation annually recognizes mid-career artists and scholars; Fleischmann (above) will develop a new play. Read More.
- Faculty scholar: Nathan argues that baseball no longer holds lock on national psyche
Noted sports historian and American Studies Professor Dan Nathan (above) writes that baseball has run its course as the national pastime. Read More.
- Performance, workshop by Climbing Poe Tree
Duo to emphasize themes of environmental and social justice. Read More.
- "Project VIS," a new initiative, receives $750K grant
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded the grant for "Project VIS," designed to advance visual literacy and communication. Read More.
- World premiere featuring father, daughter soloists to highlight orchestra program
A musical composition by a father for his daughter is a distinctive graduation gift for Filene Scholar Hannah Emery '14. Read More.
- Men's tennis nets huge win
Gabe Steerman '14 (above) key in tie-breaker that led to victory over Williams College. Read More.
- Film Forum to screen "Women of '69, Unboxed"
Producer Liz Roman Gallese and the Rev. Tom Davis, former chaplain, among participants on post-movie panel. Read More.
- Skidmore dancers to explore "Strange and Familiar Places"
The semester-ending dance concert will feature dance students performing works choreographed by faculty, along with a work by guest artist Kevin Wynn, commissioned by the senior capstone class. Read More.
- David Balter '93 to discuss innovation and shifting landscape of the Web
Few Skidmore alumni have navigated the emerging world of social media with greater success than David Balter '93. He'll share his perspective on the changing virtual landscape tonight in Gannett Auditorium at 7 p.m. Read More.
- Women's lacrosse has great week
Tyler Phillips '17 (above) dominated in victory over key conference competitor Rochester. Read More.
- Zankel to host jazz artist Kurt Rosenwinkel April 16
Guitarist, composer, and educator Kurt Rosenwinkel brings his band New Quartet to the Arthur Zankel Music Center April 16. Read More.
- Winner of Freirich Business Plan Competition: A 'Transmedia Fictional Universe'
Sharing a passion for storytelling and a board game they aim to deploy on multiple platforms, three seniors won the $20,000 top prize in the competition's fourth year. Read More.
- April is Autism Awareness Month
Psychology students of Rachel Mann Rosan raise awareness about autism by drawing on a variety of resources. Read More.
- Skidmore soccer camp benefits Soccer Without Borders
For the seventh year, Skidmore soccer players will join forces to offer a camp for young Saratoga Springs residents that benefits a charity halfway around the world. Read More.
- Afghanistan elections to be Coburn's April 15 topic
Coburn, a political anthropologist (shown above in Kabul), has just returned from monitoring that country's presidential and provincial elections. Read More.
- Breaking records
Skidmore has offered admission to a select group of students from a record 8,700 applicants seeking membership to the Class of 2018. Read More.
- CTM Contest winners
The seventh annual CTM Photo Contest and fourth annual CTM Video Contest prove without a doubt that Skidmore is a creative community. Read More.
- Empty Bowls to support Wilton Food Pantry
Skidmore students have created and donated approximately 300 bowls to the April 13 event, which features food created by Skidmore chefs. (Photo by Heather Gilchrist '08) Read More.
- Tang's Classless Society web site wins international award
Accolades for special online feature that accompanied show on class in the U.S. Read More.
- Alternative Spring Break
Skidmore students did some amazing things during spring break this year. Read More.
- A passion for business
The entrepreneurial spirit of Skidmore students will be abundantly on display this Friday, April 11, as six teams compete for $35,000 in prizes in the Fourth Annual Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition. Read More.
- Speakers Bureau hosts Arun Chuadhary
Speakers Bureau is proud to welcome its Spring Keynote, Arun Chuadhary. Read More.
- McArdle to discuss power of failure in April 10 Carr Lecture
Author Megan McArdle, this spring's Carr Lecturer at Skidmore, will tell how failure can be good when she lectures April 10 on campus. Read More.
- Graphic artist Anita Kunz will give gallery talk this week
Kunz, whose work is included in the gallery's current "Graphic Advocacy" exhibition, has created a number of covers for periodicals such as Rolling Stone and The New Yorker. She will be on campus April 9. Read More.
- Novelist Khaled Hosseini packs Zankel
Skidmore and community partner Saratoga Reads bring noted author to campus for public event Read More.
- Theater Department takes a unique look at war in spring production
The human experience of war, viewed through the correspondence of soldiers, their loved ones, and those who have witnessed conflict, has been captured by Andrew Carroll in this production, directed by Lary Opitz. Read More.
- Riding team returning to national competition
Coming off a solid showing at this weekend's Zone 2 finals, Skidmore eyes nationals. Read More.
- Lecture to explore the roots of Arab uprisings
Rami Zurayk of the American University of Beirut says thousands of hungry, jobless rural migrants are reshaping the Arab world. He'll give a talk, "Bread, Freedom, and Social Justice" at 7 p.m. April 7 in Davis Auditorium. Read More.
- Study abroad: eight stories
Interested in studying in Beijing? Denmark? How about Vienna? Hear first-hand the stories of eight finalists in the 'International Show and Tell' Friday, April 4. Read More.
- An evening with the Queen of Hearts
Pulling out the stops for its first theme dinner of the spring, Dining Services treated the Skidmore community to an imaginative and savory production of 'Alice in Wonderland'. Read More.
- New Tang show features four contemporary artists
Alumni Invitational 4 presents a "visually rich and diverse" selection of works from Skidmore grads Read More.
- Skidmore student honored for civic engagement
Emily Durnate '16 named a Newman Civic Fellow for sustainability work Read More.
- Women's tennis undefeated at Blue/Grey Invite
Lee Ford '14 (above) helped secure key victories during the invitational. Read More.
- Steve Stern will give a reading April 3
The award-winning author has earned kudos for transforming readers through the power of his brilliant imagination. Read More.
- A celebration of the Skidmore Mind
In no other month at Skidmore do the creativity, innovation and achievement of students, faculty and alumni flower more abundantly than in April. Scheduled over the next 30 days are some 70 events. Read More.
- Big-cat expert to discuss wildlife preservation April 2
Dr. Alan Rabinowitz, the "Indiana Jones of Wildlife Ecology," comes to Skidmore courtesy of the Biology Senior Capstone series. Students are supporting his conservation work with an upcoming 5K run. Read More.
- Exercise Science students to lead campus-wide observance of National Public Health Week
E-photo contest, public health festival to emphasize that public health matters. Read More.
- Pro-Arts Tang Party seeks student proposals
Outdoor event will feature eclectic mix of student installations and performance art. Deadline for proposals is April 6. Read More.
- Undergrad conference to explore principles, practices of American political life
The Alexander Hamilton Institute and the Franklin Forum will co-sponsor the 2014 Undergraduate Conference on the American Polity this weekend at Skidmore. Keynote speaker is Carl Scott of Christopher Newport University. Read More.
- Dowd Lecture topic: Causes, consequences of soul and afterlife
Rutgers Professor Dan Ogilvie will talk about how beliefs affect survival. Read More.
- Author, trans activist Janet Mock to speak on campus
Founder of the #Girlslikeus project, Mock is known for using media to explore issues of identity. Read More.
- UAlbany Judaic Studies scholar named 2014 Balmuth Lecturer
Barry Trachtenberg will trace historical interpretations on the United States and the Holocaust and demonstrate how they reflect innovations in historical research and provide insights into the changing social position and priorities of Jews in American society. Read More.
- Distinguished Scientist Lecture topic: Student-faculty partnerships for learning
Pratibha Varma-Nelson, a leader in the STEM education community, will share research on how peer-led team learning enhances intellectual development. Read More.
- Graphic advocacy focus of new Shick Art Gallery exhibition
A total of 122 posters are featured in "Graphic Advocacy: International Posters for the Digital Age, 2001-2012." Communications Design students helped edit the exhibition. Read More.
- 10th annual string fest to feature return of Ying Quartet
The quartet comes back to Skidmore for a third time to the string festival, which is the College's Elisabeth Luce Moore Chamber Music Residency. Michael Emery, senior-artist-in-residence, coordinates the festival Read More.
- Tennis teams continue winning ways
Both men's and women's tennis remain perfect against league competitors. Read More.
- Drastics' song-fest to benefit area high school students
Saratoga Sponsor-A-Scholar, which supports access to higher education, will benefit from the generosity of Skidmore's Drastic Measures (above) and their March 28 concert at Filene Recital Hall. Read More.
- Activist for agricultural workers in Latin America to present film
Founder of La Isla Foundation, Jason Glaser, will screen his documentary Bananaland: Blood, Bullets, and Poison Read More.
- Breaking the ice
The Skidmore Outing Club had its most active winter season ever, but even its members are ready for spring. Read More.
- Skidmore Dance co-sponsors Taylor 2 residency in region
While in the Capital District the company will present "Aureole" in a free performance March 29 in Rensselaerville. (Above: Jamie Rae Walker, Latra Wilson, and Jared Wooton. Photo by Tom Caravaglia) Read More.
- Thoroughbreds report from spring break 2014
Erik Watkins '14 (above) was key to baseball victories against Monmouth and Swarthmore colleges during team's Florida trip. Read More.
- Snyder to give Malloy Lecture March 18
Joan Snyder, Yaddo alumna and MacArthur Foundation "genius," returns to Saratoga Springs to present Skidmore's Malloy Visiting Artist Lecture. Her work was included in a recent Tang Museum exhibition. Read More.
- Glotzbach named to NAICU board of directors
NAICU serves as the unified national voice of private, nonprofit higher education in the U.S. Read More.
- Harder lecture title: "Climate Frenzy and the Constitution"
Catherine Hill, Skidmore's F. William Harder Professor of Business Administration, will explain why the government is unable to address the issue of climate change. Read More.
- Music of Indonesia promises to delight at Zankel
Distinguished composer I Made Lasmawan visits Skidmore this week for a "Monkey Chant" workshop March 18 and a concert of Indonesian music and dance March 20. Read More.
Nearly 500 students expressed their gratitude to Skidmore's donors on National Student Philanthropy Day. Read More.
- Solomon Northup's story resonates in contemporary America
The story of Solomon Northup (above) is not just a history lesson. Area scholars will discuss implications of the Northup story for contemporary America in a March 19 program. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds use spring break to sharpen competitive edge
Women's lacrosse off to mixed start despite efforts of league-leading rookie Tyler Phillips '17 (above). Read More.
- Skidmore takes lead role in Solomon Northup Day
The story of Solomon Northup, depicted in the film 12 Years a Slave, has special meaning for Saratoga Springs. The annual event in Northup's honor, shown above in 2013, will now be organized by Skidmore. Read More.
- "Classless Society" a distinctive exploration of income disparity
Income inequality was an agenda item at the recent World Economic Forum annual meeting and has been frequently addressed by Pope Francis. These conversations make the current "Classless Society" exhibition at the Tang more relevant than ever. Read More.
- Student Art Exhibition juror makes selections, describes process
Juror Sanford Mirling cites confident voice and upfront attitude of students' submissions to annual art show. Read More.
- Triple play: Women's lacosse, tennis, riding notch victories
Peggy Healy '15 (above) contributes to team's win over Mount Holyoke; tennis and riding extend unbeaten streaks. Read More.
- "Middletown" to be staged in black box theater this week
Scheduled from Feb. 28 to March 5, "Middletown" offers a "steady stream of quiet pleasures," according to The New York Times. Read More.
- Athletics transition: Winter teams wind up, spring season gets under way
Madeline Benn '17 (above) contributes to a season-opening tennis victory over Swarthmore. Read More.
- Penn classicist to present 2014 Classical World Lecture
C. Brian Rose of the University of Pennsylvania will share his research in an illustrated talk Feb. 27. Read More.
- Sterne Virtuoso Series continues with Jon Kumura Parker
The renowned pianist will perform Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" on campus March 2. Read More.
- Student concerto winners to be featured orchestra soloists
The March 1 Skidmore College Orchestra concert will include solo performances by concerto competition winners Robin Luongo '15 and Emily Przysinda '15. Read More.
- Veteran environmental activist Rod Coronado to lecture
Noted for his work in environmental and animal rights, Coronado to promote citizen action to save the wolf in his March 3 Skidmore talk. Read More.
- SU scholar's Feb. 24 topic: Community geography
On Feb. 24 Jonnell Robinson will talk about how maps can be a powerful way to convey information about place. Read More.
- Love is theme of Feb. 28 Sassy Brass concert
Student quintet to "explore love" in a concert that features music from "West Side Story" and Brasil '66. Admission is free. Read More.
- American studies scholar to give Moseley Lecture Feb. 26
Professor Greg Pfitzer studies how various historical genres rise and fall. He'll discuss "popular" history and how it has changed over time. Read More.
- Abeshouse returning for 2-day residency
Grammy-winning recording engineer/musician to give students a unique insider's view to an important piece of the music business. Read More.
- Tang exhibits large-scale works from its collection
The show, One Work, is complemented by a series of dialogues with the artists, offering a "free mini-course on what's happening in contemporary art." Read More.
- Khaled Hosseini event rescheduled
Discussion with noted author, originally scheduled for Feb. 12, will take place April 5 Read More.
- Actress/writer Obehi Janice in residence on campus this week
Guest artist known for exploring the power of voice in identity, politics, cultural exchange, and testimony. Read More.
- Riding team perfect in weekend competition
There were blue ribbons galore at Van Lennep Riding Center, where Skidmore achieved a perfect score of 49 to win last weekend's horse show. Read More.
- World premiere a highlight of ACJW concert
A musical highlight of the spring semester, the concert by Ensemble ACJW on Feb. 14 will include the premiere "Anachroism" by Georg Friedrich Hass. Read More.
- Where are they now?
Business professor Colleen Burke asked 172 business majors from the last two graduating classes how they were doing. What she learned got lots of students talking. Read More.
- Skidmore, partners collaborate on special dance event
Former Merce Cunningham dancer Andrea Weber is leading an intensive workshop for dance students that will culminate in a Feb. 16 program at the Tang. Read More.
- Homerathon to mark special anniversary
For 25 years, this special annual event has reminded us that the art of storytelling is alive and well at Skidmore. Read More.
- Ice hockey plays last home game; basketball extends streaks
The ice hockey team's senior class (above) played its last home game this week while the basketball teams extended win streaks. Read More.
- Six student teams qualify for business plan competition finals
Affiliated with both start-ups and existing businesses, 11 students will compete for $35,000 in prizes in the final round of the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition on April 11. Read More.
- Sculptor, painter Leonard Urso named Raab Lecturer
Artist Leonard Urso says his art "should bear witness to the stories of our lives and reflect the depth of our past." Read More.
- ComFest's a sellout--again
For the 25th year, college sketch and improv groups will meet at Skidmore for laughs and more. Read More.
- Tang to feature "sound pieces" of David Greenberger
Music and monologues offer unique insights into the lives of elderly people. Read More.
- Moss-Racusin leads effort to address "persistent" bias in academia
Assistant Professor of Psychology Corinne Moss-Racusin is lead author of new "Science" magazine paper that recommends science diversity interventions. (Above Moss-Racusin, left, with Aneta Molenda '14 and Charlotte Cramer '15. Eric Jenks photo) Read More.
- Kim Crabbe named director of career development
Previously head of career development at Drew University, she comes to Skidmore with a record marked by successful outreach and innovation. Read More.
- Faculty expert: Ian Berry
Ian Berry (above), Dayton Director of the Tang Museum, tells "Art News" about teaching students how to see. Read More.
- Faculty expert: Sheldon Solomon
Psychology Professor Sheldon Solomon (in classroom above) talks about the ultimate deadline -- death -- in an interview with NPR. Read More.
- Faculty expert: Gordon Thompson
Music Professor Gordon Thompson (in classroom above) talks about the enduring appeal of the Beatles in an upcoming speaking tour of the capital district. Read More.
- Basketball conference wins celebrated
Molly McLaughlin '15 (above) was a standout in the Bard victory. Read More.
- Annual Juried Student Art Exhibition opens Feb. 6
An annual celebration of student creativity, imagination, and skill, the Juried Student Art Exhibition is scheduled from Feb. 6 to March 14. Don't miss it! Read More.
- Charlotte A. Taylor
Charlotte A. Taylor, a longtime member of the Dining Services staff, died January 30, 2014. She was 77. Read More.
- Bogart named 2014 McCormack Visiting Artist-Scholar
Anne Bogart, the award-winning co-founder and artistic director of SITI, will discuss the importance of storytelling in contemporary theater when she delivers the McCormack Lecture Feb. 5. Read More.
- Mellon grant to support New York Six global initiatives
The $1.25 million award will fund teaching and learning around academic themes that have historical roots in upstate New York and also are of current consequence worldwide, such as sustainability and human rights. Read More.
- Skidmore to launch new summer chamber music institute
Skidmore's new summer program for young chamber musicians will stress a high level of artistic achievement with community service and leadership. Read More.
- A leader of Ukraine's protest movement to speak on campus
Oleh Medunytsya, a member of the Ukraine Parliament, will give an insider's view of the nationwide uprising Read More.
- Miss TEDxSkidmoreCollege? It's now on YouTube
"Crossing Boundaries: Creative Thought Matters" was the theme of the evening, with Anthony Holland, Flip Phillips and Heather Hurst presenting. Read More.
- Men's hockey works hard in crucial ECAC contests
Marc Cibelli '17 (above) key to Thoroughbreds' overtime victory over New England College. Read More.
- Spanish culture, cuisine inspire new novel
Joyce Jacobs Grand draws on an array of life experiences for her first novel. Read More.
- Brazilian Guitar Quartet to launch Zankel's spring programming
The spring semester gets under way with a performance by the acclaimed Brazilian Guitar Quartet Jan. 30 at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Student historians to share research on Church of St. Peter
Roz Rothwell (above left) and Madison Lehrhaupt will chronicle 180 years of the history of St. Peter's in a public presentation Jan. 31 at the church, 241 Broadway. Read More.
- Tang show and Perlow Lecture explore Jewish identity
New exhibition features graphic novels by four artists who depict Jewish life. Feb. 5 panel (this year's Perlow Lecture) to complement show. Read More.
- In community talk, Tom Lewis will discuss impact of Saratoga's roads
In remarks he'll deliver at the Saratoga Springs Preservation Foundation's annual meeting Monday night, January 27, Lewis will discuss how Saratoga Springs' road system can enhance rather than detract from the experience of living here or visiting. Read More.
- Strock talk topic: New discoveries from the Red Planet
Mount Holyoke Professor Darby Dyar will give an insider's look at the Mars rover Curiosity, reflect on the accomplishments achieved thus far, and look forward to a new year on Mars. Read More.
- At White House Summit, Glotzbach pledges to double SEE-Beyond awards
Initiative expands the College's effort to give low-income and historically underserved students full access to its academic offerings. Read More.
- WMHT to broadcast Zankel concert by The 5 Browns
Five sibling pianists performed Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring" last May to rave reviews. The concert will be aired Jan. 24. Read More.
- Men's basketball handles regional challenges
Tanner Brooks '16 (above) a key to Thoroughbred blowout against Union. Read More.
- We celebrate
Saratoga Springs holds annual day of service, remembrance to honor Martin Luther King, Jr. #MLKDay #Skidmore Read More.
- Saratoga Reads to bring novelist Khaled Hosseini to the Spa City
An evening with author, Khaled Hosseini at Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Glotzbach to join education, business, government leaders at White House summit
President Philip A. Glotzbach heads to the White House Thursday, Jan. 16, to participate in a summit convened by President Barack Obama. Read More.
- Imports and exports: Students return from and head abroad
Last fall, 154 students studied in 28 different countries. They return to campus this spring as another 241 take off for 32 countries. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds face tough competition in post-holiday action
Tim Brodsky '14 (above) a top finisher for the Thoroughbreds at the RPI Men's Swimming and Diving Invitational. Read More.
- Great taste, good food, and a gold-medal performance
Skill, creativity, and nerves of steel all combined to help Skidmore's chefs win a gold medal in the 2014 ACF Cullinary Conference and Competition. Read More.
- Mapping past on present for local historians
Skidmore's GIS Center answers ages-old questions, revealing human history through visuals. Read More.
- Skidmore welcomes chefs to meet, compete
For the third straight year, Skidmore's Dining Services, under the direction of Mark Miller, will welcome chefs from throughout the eastern part of the U.S. to network and compete for gold, silver, and bronze medals. Read More.
- New York 6 presidents reject ASA call for boycott
'Interaction and collaboration are by far the best way for schools to investigate the most significant problems our society faces,' they assert in their statement. Read More.
- Barbara Fortin
Barbara Fortin, who retired from the Housekeeping staff in 2000, died January 5, 2014. She was 79. Read More.
- Winter winners: Women's basketball, ice hockey, men's basketball
Women's basketball extends streak and Angela Botiba '15 earns tournament MVP honors at Salem State Holiday Tournament. Read More.
- Woodland carpentry
Students, faculty, and staff recently celebrated the completion of a new 250-foot-long boardwalk on a popular trail in Skidmore's North Woods. Read More.
Skidmore's faculty scholars this year published a rich array of books. Read More.
- College commits to eradicating 2 invasive plant species
Japanese barberry (Berberis thunbergii) and burning bush (Euonymus alatus) will be removed from landscaped beds around campus. Read More.
- Running across disciplines: Inside one first-year seminar
Professor Rik Scarce, a marathon runner, shares a different take on running with his first-year students Read More.
- Creative Minds: One first-year seminar
Professor Denise Evert helps students learn what drives creativity and how creativity is viewed across cultures. Read More.
- Basketball teams enter semester break as winners
Aldin Medunjanin '16 (above) a key to Dec. 11 victory over Ithaca. Read More.
- Waste not, want not: Student Composting and Dining Services collaborate
Students get experience in food prep from the experts in a session that stresses safety and low waste. Read More.
- Proposed solar project OK'd by planners
Skidmore's proposed solar facility, which is supported by a $2.35-million NYS grant, received an important recommendation for approval this week. Read More.
- EOC benefits from generosity of campus community
The Skidmore community donated approximately $7,000 to the "Adopt-a-Family" program, continuing a 20-year tradition of support for the Thanksgiving initiative. Read More.
- Tang catalogue cited as top choice in NYT Book Review
Book on the Tang's Corita Kent exhibition gets accolades for its insights into the art of drawing. gets accolades for its insights into the art of drawing Read More.
- Play's lesson resonates long after curtain falls
Cast and crew of "Polaroid Stories," the fall Black Box play directed by Eunice Ferreira, share their knowledge of youth homelessness by "Couch Surfing." Read More.
- Skidmore team earns patent for use of antioxidant compound
T.H. Reynolds and Jonathan Brestoff Parker have received a patent of use to explore the anti-obesity applications of MnTBAP, an antioxidant compound. Read More.
- Skidmore Cares lends a helping hand during the holidays
Now in its eighth year, program provides assistance to service agencies and schools. Read More.
- Orchestra to present night in old Vienna with guest artist Jia-Yi He
Travel back in time with the Skidmore Orchestra and Filene Concert Series Artist Jia-Yi He, in a concert featuring music of old Vienna. Read More.
- Thoroughbred athletes compete in pool, on court, and on ice as semester winds down
Catherine King '15 (above) captured Skidmore's first-ever Liberty League swimming title over the weekend at Union College. Read More.
- Canadian Guitar Quartet in concert Dec. 8
The final Filene Concert Artists event of the semester features the Canadian Guitar Quartet, one of the world's finest guitar ensembles. Read More.
- Jazz pianist Aaron Parks due Dec. 6 at Zankel
This weekend at Zankel will be a winner, with two Filene Concert Artists programs. First up is Aaron Parks. Read More.
- Dance Department to present Winter Concert Dec. 6, 7
Choreography by faculty and guest artists, performed by student members of the department, will highlight the program. Read More.
- Johnson to unravel 'tangled story of reading" in HF talk
The ability to read is a miracle, says Rebecca Johnson of the Psychology Department. She'll explain at this year's Honors Forum lecture, at 5:30 p.m. Dec. 3. Read More.
- Basketball victorious in holiday week action
Jordan Wartts '14 (above) a key to Thoroughbreds' OT win over Hamilton. Read More.
- Another classic
The 13th edition of Beatlemore Skidmania sold out three shows and raised nearly $12,000 for Skidmore Cares and financial aid. Read More.
- Community partners for global awareness
Skidmore's international students connect with Saratoga Springs elementary pupils in cultural exchange program Read More.
- Triple Play to give special ArtsFest performance, Dec.14
They brought the house down in two previous SaratogaArtsFest performances, and now Triple Play will return to the stage. Read More.
- Men's and women's swimming and diving sweep at Utica; Field hockey loses heartbreaker in NCAA semifinal OT
Peter Quattromani '14 (above) pairs with Nick Sauerbrunn '16 for first in 1000 free at Utica College meet. Read More.
- Andrea Bergart '06: Not your average painter
Alumna draws inspiration from experience and surroundings, and shares her work with the city of New York in a distinctive way. Read More.
- Skidmore Cares marks eighth year of community service
Skidmore employees and their families gather on Dec. 6 to give back to the community Read More.
- End-of-semester musical offerings abound
A wide array of Skidmore student music groups, including the Small Jazz Ensemble (above) will perform in concert over the next several weeks. (Photo by Lauren Bosche '15) Read More.
- Art historian to discuss "Waterworks Inside St. Peter's"
UMass scholar (and Skidmore parent) Pamela Jones to lecture Nov. 22 at 5:30 p.m. in Davis. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds celebrate; jump into winter action
Kelly Blackhurst '14 (above) was one of three players to score in Sunday's NCAA regional field hockey final. The team heads to Virginia for the Final Four on Friday. Meanwhile, the winter athletics season is under way. Read More.
- New program to prepare executives to launch clean-tech start-ups
The New York Executive Clean Energy Leadership Institute (NY EXCEL), is expected to lead to business creation and job growth in upstate New York. Read More.
- Making electronics fun
Alumna Leah Buechley '97 says, "Anything you can do with paper and pen, you can do with electronics." She will discuss her invention, the LilyPad Arduino construction kit, in a Nov. 21 public talk. Read More.
- Skidmore installs Wall of Honor
Skidmore's new Wall of Honor was itself honored by alumni board members during meetings on campus in late October.Description Read More.
- Local history goes national
Rachel Seligman '91, now on the staff of the Tang Teaching Museum, was inspired 15 years ago by the remarkable story of Solomon Northup. Read More.
- First TEDx Conference at Skidmore Focuses on 'Crossing Boundaries'
Three Skidmore faculty members will describe the interests and passions that have driven them to cross boundaries Monday, November 18, at 7 p.m. in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- "Back County Crimes" to be performed on JKB main stage
The fall main stage production is a story of a small rural town as told by the community's family doctor. Think "Our Town," with an edge. Read More.
- Choral concert to celebrate patron saint of music
Skidmore's Community Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble, under the direction of Katie Gardner (above) will celebrate St. Cecilia in their Nov. 16 concert. Read More.
- Transition time on athletics front
Field hockey and women's soccer extend their season with NCAA bids while men's hockey player Vlad Gavrik '14 (above) scores his first hat trick in a victory over University of New England. Read More.
- Beatlemore Skidmania 13: A tradition continues
The 2013 production will celebrate the start of Beatlemania and focus on music released in 1963. Read More.
- The new black
Skidmore's student-run Speakers' Bureau presents Piper Kerman, author of "Orange is the New Black," Nov. 12 on campus. Read More.
- Trustees Approve 'Creating Our Future: The Campaign for Skidmore'
Their vote launches a two-year "nucleus phase." Among top priorities: a new Center for Integrated Sciences, financial aid, and an expansion of opportunities for internships and collaborative research. Read More.
- Skidmore seniors take first in Startup Weekend
Their idea: a 'virtual closet' from which other students can borrow items for a modest fee. Read More.
- College to host conference on identity
Scholars to consider many forms of identity in two-day event. Read More.
- Marketing Renaissance art
Art historian Penny Jolly will discuss a favorite topic -- images of Mary Magdalene -- at the Nov. 6 annual Art History Lecture Read More.
- Revolutionary-era medical practices to be talk topic
Saratoga National Park Ranger Joe Craig will talk about the healing arts of the Revolutionary War-era in a Nov. 5 talk sponsored by the History Department. Read More.
- 3 fall teams ready for post-season play
Soccer player Arena Manning '16 key to weekend shutout of RPI. Read More.
- Panel discussion to probe role of U.S. corporations
Is the growing concern over corporate greed and power justified? Do U.S. corporations do more harm than good? Five experts will take a look. Read More.
- Allen Kifer
Allen Kifer, a scholar of U.S. race relations and longtime faculty member in the Department of History, died October 30, 2013. He was 85. Read More.
- Social Justice Month offers events, activities
Student-organized program designed to increase awareness and stimulate action Read More.
- Journey of hope
Danny Tejada '09 returns to his roots with an inspiring message for high school graduates. Read More.
- Flute Festival to feature rich array of music options
Renowned flutist Marina Piccinini headlines the Nov. 2 and 3 Flute Festival as part of the Filene Concert Series of special events. Read More.
- Courvoisier-Feldman duo to perform Oct. 31 in Zankel
Courvoisier and Feldman are finely tuned virtuosi who will perform a program of piano and violin selections. Read More.
- Constitutional scholar Jeffrey Rosen named Fiscus Lecturer
Are individual rights to privacy and free speech contradictory? Constitutional expert Jeffrey Rosen will share his thoughts when he gives the Fiscus Lecture Nov. 1. Read More.
- New Schick Art Gallery show to focus on beauty of charoal
A material widely used in all college-level drawing classes, charcoal is both revered for its malleability and reviled for its messiness.This new exhibit will feature the work of 12 contemporary artists. Read More.
- 'Nazi Olympics' to be topic of Oct. 30 lecture
Allen Guttmann, one of the world's top sports historians, will be a guest lecturer this week on campus. Read More.
- A standout weekend for fall athletes
Sam Skott '15 (above) a key to field hockey's victory over Rochester Read More.
- Kathleen (Kate) Dudley-Perry
Kate was a member of Skidmore's Opportunity Program staff. Read More.
- Gillespie to explore interdisciplinary intersections in Oct. 28 talk
A weeklong residency kicks off with a talk on embracing a career in art and science. Hayley Gillespie will draw on her experience as an ecologist and artist to share insight on interdisciplinary intersections. Read More.
- Orchestra to present Russian masters
Music lovers of all ages -- but especially the young -- will enjoy the orchestra's first concert of the academic year as Prokofiev's "Peter and the Wolf" highlights the program. Read More.
- 'Bong hits' and judicial truth focus of Oregon scholar
Political scientist James C. Foster to consider Supreme Court case that addressed students free-speech right and explain how "litigating defeats truth." Read More.
- Pitfalls of international finance to be topic
Author, trustee, professors to share expertise on consequences of globalization. Read More.
- Men's soccer posts weekend shutouts
Adam Beek '15 (above) key to Oct. 18 RIT victory. Read More.
- Theater Department to stage "Polaroid Stories"
Playwright Naomi Iizuka's production uses Greek mythology "to frame uncertain identities through a series of loosely connected subplots," according to critic Jon Boughtin. Read More.
- Richard Upton
Richard Upton, professor emeritus of art, died October 18, 2013, in Sarasota, Florida, of complications of Parkinson's disease. He was 82. Read More.
- Saratoga Reads celebrates 10th year with selection of special book
Saratoga Reads, launched a decade ago as a Skidmore College-Saratoga collaboration, will return to its roots this year with the announcement of its book of choice for 2013-14, 'And the Mountains Echoed,' by Khaled Hosseini. Read More.
- New Heights: A decade of accomplishment under the Glotzbach presidency
Skidmore has made many notable advances -- from the First-Year Experience to the Arthur Zankel Music Center - during the first 10 years of the Glotzbach presidency. Read More.
- Networking at Career Jam
The key to a good life after Skidmore? Some would say its Career Jam, the annual event that helps students network with alumni, parents, and friends who can provide helpful information on the job front. Read More.
- Celebration Weekend draws friends, family from all over
Skidmore's annual gathering of friends and family draws hundreds of people eager to re-connect with their students and looking to enjoy a fall weekend in upstate New York. Read More.
- The wins keep coming
Brock Bakewell '15 (above) was key to a come-from-behind victory against Clarkson, while women's soccer set a new win record. Read More.
- Ensemble ACJW returns for fall residency, concert
The musical tradition continues with a activities on campus and in the community, culminating in a campus favorite: a concert at Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Skidmore Unplugged promotes sustainabilility
Annual event encourages energy conservation. Read More.
- Skidmore researchers earn engagement prize
An undergraduate research conference in upstate New York draws Skidmore student scholars eager to share their knowledge. Read More.
- Workshop promotes entrepreneurial aspects of art
Alumna-sponsored event featured professional artists sharing wisdom and experiences with students Read More.
- Annual Filene Scholars concert to feature Class of 2017 musicians
Zankel's Ladd Concert Hall (above) will likely be full when the 31st annual Filene Scholars Concert gets under way Oct. 19. Read More.
- "American Collision(s)" to interrogate "The Classless Society"
Free theater production keys into major themes of current Tang exhibition. Read More.
- BU scholar's focus: Patents vs. Pandemics
Professor Kevin Outterson predicts antibiotic resistance is a looming problem in health care. At his Oct. 17 lecture, he will offer some solutions. Read More.
- What was Miley thinking?
Ethnomusicologist Deborah Wong to take a critical look at American pop music in inaugural Judy Tsou '75 lecture. Read More.
- Men's tennis nails decisive victory
Oliver Loutsenko '14 (above) wins at singles and doubles against Trinity over the weekend. Read More.
- Here be monsters
Science-themed add-ons to honors courses create "monster-ful" opportunities. Read More.
- Greenberg residency to mark special anniversary
The first of several events marking the anniversary of the Greenberg Middle East Scholar-in-Residence Program is a talk Oct. 7 by Yair Horesh on Arabic literary writing. Read More.
- Greenberg anniversary focus: Middle East transformation, Israel
The Greenberg Middle East Scholar-in-Residence anniversary observance continues with public discussions drawing on the wisdom of participating scholars. Read More.
- Key Meeting for Business Plan Competition Set for Oct. 9
If starting your own business is a dream you'd like to explore, there's no better time to start than the organizational meeting for this year's competition Wednesday, Oct. 9. Read More.
- Graduate and professional school expo scheduled Oct. 8
To help current students learn more about post-Skidmore options, the Graduate and Professional School Expo is right around the corner. Read More.
- Fortepiano concert Oct. 4 in Zankel
Filene Concert Series artist Frédéric LaCroix has been recognized for his performance on period keyboard instruments. Read More.
- Women's soccer, field hockey extend win streaks
Each team has won seven games as fall action intensifies. (Above: Arena Manning '16) Read More.
- Franzen to give Oct. 3 Steloff Lecture
"The Novelist and the World" is the title of the talk that the acclaimed author will give in an event that is a high point of the fall semester. Read More.
- 8 grads teaching English in China
There are eight new Skidmore grads teaching English to college students in China. It's a huge learning experience for both groups. Read More.
- Tang show probes issues of social class and the American Dream
Museum visitors challenged to think anew about the concept of a "classless society." Read More.
- In Memoriam: David Yergan '80
Alumnus, longtime member of Theater Department suffered stroke. Read More.
- Music from China to perform at Zankel
Traditional and contemporary Chinese music to be featured at free Sept. 24 concert. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds notch weekend victories
Another winning weekend on the sports front -- men's tennis captures a title; Emily Saliterman '17 and women's soccer score a victory. Read More.
- Update on Syria, Egypt planned
Feryaz Ocakli to discuss latest developments in Middle East hot spots on Sept. 24. Read More.
- New apartments open
The Sussman Village complex houses 230+ students in furnished apartments on the site of the former Scribner Village. Read More.
- Author of summer read gives students the inside story
Drawing on his New York Times bestseller, Wes Moore urges first-year students to make a positive difference. Read More.
- Food and food issues key topics on campus
Food is critical to our survival. How and where the food we consume is produced are important issues on campus. Read More.
- Skidmore Quidditch is cool
In a just a few short years, Skidmore Quidditch has become a solid student club with members who are tough competitors and solid teammates. Read More.
- Blackhurst becomes all-time leading field hockey scorer
A pair of weekend goals helps senior Kelly Blackhurst earn scoring honor. Read More.
- Around the world
From Australia to India to the river basins of Ecuador, 75 Skidmore students received funding for summer internships and experiential learning opportunities this summer. Read More.
- Tang features Icelandic artist Hildur Ásgeirsdóttir Jónsson
Museum's Opener Series displays works of silk thread influenced by the Icelandic landscape Read More.
- 25th annual Fox-Adler talk announced
New York Public Library curator Isaac Gewirtz will explain how the literary archive enhances appreciation of literature when he gives the 25th annual Fox-Adler Lecture Sept. 19 in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- New lecture series focus: Constitutional studies
Department of Government sponsors new lecture series; inaugural talk to be delivered by Jeremy Bailey of the University of Houston. Read More.
- Chris Wilson to give ES keynote, welcome Sept. 17
What makes a neighborhood cool, and why? Cultural landscape scholar Chris Wilson of the University of New Mexico will share details when he delivers the fall Environmental Studies keynote address Sept. 17. Read More.
- Dirty work
Skidmore's Student Conservation Corps gets down and dirty in and out of the classroom. Read More.
- Restorative Justice Conference geared toward educators
The Sept. 20 Capital Region Restoratie Justice Conference will feature keynote speaker sujatha baliga, who also will give the Carr Distinguished Interdisciplinary Lecture Sept. 18. Read More.
- Carr Lecture topic: Restorative Justice
Nationally known expert sujatha baliga to discuss healing aspects of restorative justice in Sept. 18 campus presentation. Read More.
- In Memoriam: Seamus Heaney
Skidmore notes with sadness the death of Nobel Laureate Seamus Heaney, who had a special connection to the College. Read More.
- Selected art facuty show to launch Schick season
The first exhibition of the academic year at the Schick Art Gallery will showcase work by four faculty artists: Terry Conrad, printmaking and drawing; John Cunningham, sculpture; Fabian Lopez, drawing and painting; and Paul Sattler, painting. Read More.
- Winning weekend for Skidmore athletics
Women's soccer nabbed the Rutland Invite title -- one of five fall teams with weekend victories. Read More.
- Someone's in the kitchen
Angelo Gonzalez '15 learned about food, Web design, and himself in a summer research project with a faculty member. Read More.
- And they're off!
The fall season begins for Thoroughbred athletes, who jumped into competition over Labor Day weekend. Soccer teammates Adam Beek '15 and Nick Masiero '14 earned All-Tournament honors at the Roger Williams University Squad Classic. Read More.
- Welcome to Class of 2017!
Selected from a record 8,300 applications, the Class of 2017 has arrived! Read More.
- "Animal Crackers" launches Zankel season Sept. 8
Evan Mack and Patrice Malatestinic headline a program of animal-themed music, visual art, spoken word, and dance. Admission is free. Read More.
- Joshua Woodfork to Direct President's Office
A former Skidmore faculty member, Woodfork also will coordinate strategic initiatives. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds out of the gate
Student athletes return to campus and immediately begin to practice. For women's soccer, the home season begins Sept. 19 against Oneonta State. Read More.
- Solo show to launch busy fall for artist
Katie DeGroot, director of Skidmore's Summer Studio Art Program, will be featured in three regional shows this fall. Read More.
- Skidmore coach leads effort to support cancer research and awareness
Annual benefit golf tournament has raised more than $300,000 over six years. Read More.
- Ecology award for oceanographer alum
Pioneering ocean biologist Penny Chisholm '69 has won an international ecology prize. Read More.
- Off-campus study beckons
More than 150 students are participating in off-campus study programs this fall, in such places as London, Paris, and Beijing. Read More.
- Student-run EMS goes live
Student first-responders are on call, thanks to Skidmore's new Emergency Medical Services program. The program will begin the new academic year Aug. 28. Read More.
- Setting sail for London
Another batch of Skidmore first-years have embarked on their first semester of college--overseas Read More.
- Tang Museum honored for excellence in publication design
Three new accolades continue Tang tradition of producing award-winning publications Read More.
- Teeing Off on Cancer Golf Classic to be held Aug. 26; Skidmore coach to play key role
The sixth annual tournament seeks to raise funds and increase awareness Read More.
- Latino youth dancers on campus for summit
The Alma Latina dancers, a Mexican group based in Rochester, will be among a number of dance troupes from throughout the state on campus this week for the first-ever Latino Dance Summit. Read More.
- How to sweeten your coffee
A comparison of artificial sweeteners to sugar was one of more than 60 topics on which students presented at last week's final session of the Student Faculty Summer Research Program. Read More.
- Chemist Walter earns national honor
Chemist Paul Walter made a career of devotion to individual students as well as national scientific leadership. Read More.
- Community and activism in Tang summer shows
Among the current shows at the Tang Museum is TRANSFORMer, an installation focusing on local service organizations. The exhibition gives museum visitors a chance to try out their silk screening skills. Read More.
- Shaping interpersonal--and interspecies--dynamics
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- A merger of art and science
Design and computer programming used to look like totally separate disciplines. No longer, as a new approach to teaching interaction design shows. Read More.
- In Memoriam: Dennis Dammerman
Mr. Dammerman left a legacy of generous service at Skidmore. Read More.
- Pre-College Program a jump start for eager students
Summer fun can take many forms. Right now, 74 ambitioius high school students are enrolled in Skidmore's Pre-College Program, earning college credits in studio and liberal arts. Read More.
- Hollywood celebrates Solomon Northup
Representatives of Fox Searchlight, distributor of a soon-to-be-released film that brings to life Solomon Northup's chronicle of his 12 years as a slave, joined dozens of Northup's descendants at an annual remembrance of the Saratogian's life and work. Read More.
- New campus map unveiled
Skidmore's new campus map system, developed with the help of alums Oliver Davis and Andrew Hughes, allows users to create customized directions to campus and to locations on campus. Read More.
- Summer art celebration
Skidmore's Summer Studio Art Program continues with the opening reception for the 2013 Faculty Exhibition and several Brown Bag lectures. Read More.
- New partnership between Skidmore, Saratoga Shakespeare
Skidmore's Office of the Dean of Special Programs has collaborated with Saratoga Shakespeare Company to provide an academically and theatrically rich summer option. Read More.
- Solomon Northup Day, July 20
Skidmore will host the 15th annual tribute to Solomon Northup, a free-born African-American who was abducted into slavery in 1841 and held for 12 years. His memoir, "Twelve Years a Slave," will soon be released as a film by Fox Searchlight. Read More.
- Summer Studio Art offerings continue
A highlight of the week ahead is a panel discussion with artists and authors titled "Talking Images." Tang Museum Director Ian Berry will moderate. Read More.
- Skidmore's magical summer-research program
For many, the long days of summer are the best time for in-depth academic research. Read More.
- Madeleine Ortoleva
Madeleine Ortoleva, Skidmore alumna and longtime professor of French at the College, died July 4, 2013. She was 89. Read More.
- Special Summer Studio Art events listed
The Summer Studio Art Program offers the chance for intensive study and the opportunity to hear from top visual artists in the lecture hall and the studio. Read More.
- New York State Summer Writers Institute returns in July
Three former U.S. poets laureate are among the acclaimed authors who will share their works in a series of public readings planned in conjunction with the New York State Summer Writers Institute at Skidmore this month. Read More.
- Reunion giving tops $4.2 million
The efforts of 150 volunteers and nearly 1,500 gifts made by alumni in reunion classes helped propel the Annual Fund to a new record. Read More.
- State of the College 2013
Record applications for the Class of '17 and an evolving plan for a new science building were among the highlights of President Philip A. Glotzbach's message to alumni who returned for Reunion. Read More.
- Hot summer, cool jazz
Jazz at Skidmore, a tradition for more than two decades, features a popular concert series. This year's special guests are Ravi Coltrane, Vincent Gardner, and the Jazz Institute faculty. Read More.
- UpBeat on the Roof: Friday Night Delight
The weekly music series is known for offering an eclectic blend of music, from now through Aug. 30. Admission to all performances is free. Read More.
- Summer in the SITI
The acclaimed SITI Company has returned to Skidmore this June and will explore love and identity when it presents Café Variations June 14 at Bernhard Theater. Read More.
- Films for those who love racing, Saratoga
Skidmore, a proud partner in the citywide Saratoga 150 celebration, will screen three films guaranteed to appeal to horse lovers as well as those who love the city. Read More.
- Susan Marshall and Company in residence
Acclaimed dancer Susan Marshall and Company is on campus for three weeks, offering a robust schedule of public events. Read More.
- Alumni salute ten of their own
Ten Skidmore alumni were recognized at Reunion Weekend for their professional and life achievements and their contributions to the College. Read More.
- Reunion 2013 draws a near record
Known for their particularly enthusiastic response to Reunion, alumni in class years ending in 3 and 8 returned to the College in near-record numbers. Read More.
- Wide horizons
A photographic traverse of the entirety of Norway from north to south is one of 20 projects challenging recipients of $4000 SEE-Beyond grants this summer. Read More.
- SaratogaArtsFest announces line-up for citywide celebration, June 6-9
The seventh annual ArtsFest will salute Saratoga history; Zankel Music Center to host key events Read More.
- Alma Becker
Alma Becker, nationally recognized theater director and longtime member of Skidmore's Theater Department, died June 2, 2013, following a long illness. She was 67. Read More.
- Medieval mindset
Historian Erica Bastress-Dukehart has been presented Skidmore's 2013-14 Ciancio Award for Excellence in Teaching. Here's why. Read More.
- Summer courses offer chance for academic exploration
Skidmore's Summer Session offers a rich diversity of courses. And summer in Saratoga Springs is a special time of the year. Read More.
- Goliath vs. bantam
From corn breeds to calories to recipes, today's food issues have a lot to do with size and competition. Read More.
- Financial aid, access, and the stress of success
Two years after Mary Lou Bates graduated from college in 1972, she took a job at Skidmore's admissions office. Nearly 40 years later, and now the dean of admissions and financial aid, she's still making her daily commute, reading applications, visiting high schools and college fairs, answering parents' questions. And losing sleep over bringing in each new class. Read More.
- Saratoga Springs celebrates 100th anniversary of "The Rite of Spring"
City's activities include May 29 world premiere by The 5 Browns at Skidmore's Zankel Music Center Read More.
- Record participation in Workforce Team Challenge
A total of 28 Skidmore faculty and staff members participated in the 2013 Workforce Team Challenge May 16 in Albany. The College has fielded participants in the event since 1990. Read More.
- Aiding entrepreneurship
Business owner Gene Freidman '92 helps students become business owners too. Having donated $25,000 to the cause, he convinced friends Joel Lubin '92 and Marc Rice '91 to help him judge student startup proposals. Read More.
- A "klika" for peace
Tshediso (Joe) Matake '15 is spending the summer in South Africa, offering a computer literacy boot camp funded by a Davis Projects for Peace grant. Read More.
- Close, really close
Two Skidmore sophomores present an introduction to microscopy for area high school students as their Honors Forum citizenship project. Read More.
In its 102nd Commencement, the College celebrated the achievements of 605 members of the Class of '13 and seven recipients of the master of arts in liberal studies. Read More.
- Skidmore honored for increasing access
College recognized for commitment to access for underrepresented students. Read More.
- 4 grads heading abroad for work, study opportunities
Four members of the Class of 2013 are gearing up for new work or research opportunities abroad. Read More.
- On 'Letterman' tonight: Zach Nicita '10
He'll be on drums for MS MR, "New York's hottest pop export." Read More.
- Periclean Scholar Awards ceremony set for Friday
Four Periclean Scholar Award winners will present excerpts of their work this Friday, May 17 at 10 a.m. in the JKB Theater. They will be honored along with five award nominees and their faculty sponsors will be honored at the event, a tradition of Commencement Weekend. Read More.
- Tennis teams compete in NCAA tournaments
Men's and women's tennis both advanced deep into their respective NCAA tournaments before seeing their seasons end. Read More.
- 2 win Backus FYE Prize for scholarly achievement
Compelling essays by First-Year students Russell Bollag-Miller and Ramsey Daniels recognized. Read More.
- O'Donnell among 11 to retire this year
Mary O'Donnell, a member of the Scribner Library staff for 41 years, reflects on her work and her life after Skidmore. She is one of many employees who will be recognized May 21 at the annual Employee Retirement and Recognition Luncheon. Read More.
- A celebration of teaching
In MasterClass this Monday, May 13, all faculty and staff members are invited to take classes with eight of Skidmore's best. Read More.
- Skidmore eyes repeat win of Bike-to-Work honors
Skidmore's 34 team members were responsible for winning a tropy in the 2012 National Bike-to-Work challenge. Can the College repeat at the May 17 event? Read More.
- Skidmore selected for NYU program on the "New Europe"
New initiative designed to increase awareness of the European Union as "international actor" Read More.
- MB 107 meets Best Buy
Students were tasked with developing a three-year strategic plan for struggling electronics retailer Best Buy. Read More.
- Biochemist Sheppard wins federal grant
A major National Science Foundation grant for Kelly Sheppard reflects his approach--focusing on basic science but also on education and outreach. Read More.
- Riders return national title to Skidmore
A season's worth of competition came down to a nail-biter at the IHSA nationals in Pennsylvania over the weekend. In the end, Skidmore had its seventh national championship. Read More.
- Championships highlight spring season's end
Several teams saw spring season end with titles on the line, including the riding team, which won a national championship, and women's tennis, which captured its third straight Liberty League title and is pointing toward a tournament. Read More.
- Annual Senior Thesis Exhibition scheduled
A tradition continues: the 2013 Senior Thesis Art Exhibition opens May 10 at the Tang. Read More.
- Academic Festival 2013
Showcasing the best work of the year in fields of study from chemistry to business to art history, Skidmore's 15th annual Academic Festival on May 1 featured more than 25 presentations by some 150 students. Read More.
- You did it!
In just 24 hours, more than 1,500 alumni, parents, students, and friends of Skidmore contributed $250,000 for the May 1 challenge. Read More.
- Bike-Share program debuts
Skidmore's Bike-Share Program is reborn, offering bikes decorated by Environmental Art students. The season's first campus ride is Friday, May 3. Read More.
- Academic Festival 2013 packs a punch
Interrogating everything from star formation to sub-Saharan development, Skidmore's top students summarize their work during Wednesday's Academic Festival. Read More.
- An 'umbrella garden' sprouts on Fun Day
Greg Amoresano '13 gave Fun Day a creative twist with his installation of 400 children's umbrellas on the lawn of the Tang Museum. Read More.
- Students assist in 'sacred spaces' tour
Students who researched, documented on the Web, and led tours through Saratoga Springs' old churches and cemeteries learned 'history on the hoof'. Read More.
- Skidmore teams make finals in NYS Business-Plan Competition
For the first time, Skidmore is represented at the competition, now in its fourth year. Total prizes: $500,000. Read More.
- Golf team wins sixth straight Liberty League title
The Thoroughbreds are heading to Destin, Fla., in two weeks for their 27th appearance at the NCAA tournament. Read More.
- Parents Council supports internships in medicine
Emerson O'Donnell '15 and Hanna Levine '14 will work this summer in labs at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and University of Pittsburgh Medical Center. Read More.
- Inaugural CSA available this year to campus
Community-Supported Agriculture has generated increased interest over the past few years. A new program will allow Skidmore to participate in CSA with two area farms. Read More.
- Summer Studio Art Program offers rich variety of courses
Skidmore's Summer Studio Art Program this year draws on the unique influece of the Saratoga Community and the expertise of program faculty for course offerings designed to maximize creativity. Read More.
- 5/01 Challege looks to repeat success
Skidmore's 2013 5/01 Challenge is a chance for all alumni to support the College by making a donation on one special day. Now is the time to step up and be counted. Read More.
- Spring dance concert scheduled
It is as much a seasonal tradition as the return of the robins. Each spring, Skidmore's Dance Department produces a showcase concert that features students performing a variety of choreographic styles. Read More.
- Softball, lacrosse teams celebrate seniors
Spring teams celebrate senior day as the season's end approaches. Read More.
- Williams named College's first Institute for Responsible Citizenship Delegate
Sophomore Williams is the first Skidmore student selected from more than 700 applicants this year to the Washington, D.C.-based institute. Read More.
- Spring music concerts offer something for all
The end of the semester offers music lovers a chance to hear student groups perform. A week of free concerts awaits. Mark your calendars. Read More.
- Cornell labor expert to present Weiss talk April 24
Kate Bronfenbrenner of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, will deliver this year's William E. Weiss Lecture at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 24. Read More.
- "I won't stand for . . . "
As part in the "I Won't Stand For . . ." movement, 300-plus students gathered last week to personalize T-shirts with social justice messages. Read More.
- Liberty League competition heats up
It was a challenging week for Thoroughbred athletes as teams met Liberty League competitors throughout the region. Read More.
- LAGQ returns to campus for special orchestral event
The Los Angeles Guitar Quartet returns April 21 to Skidmore for a special concert featuring a guitar orchestra of performers drawn from the region. Read More.
- 2 concerts this week offer choral, instrumental programs
Concerts at Zankel Music Center this week will showcase the College's Community Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble, and faculty member and flutist Shelley Smith Martinson. Read More.
- Alumnus Rick Shapiro '77 to share baseball insight
Skidmore graduate Rick Shapiro '77 a senior advisor to Major League Baseball's Players Association, will share insight on our national pastime and other professional sports during an April 15 presentation. Read More.
- And the winner is ...
Judges awarded the $20,000 first prize in the Third Annual Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition to Samuel Schultz, a senior majoring in Asian studies and international affairs. Next stop: China. Read More.
- Girl power in Africa
Volunteering in Uganda for Soccer Without Borders led Kelsey Yam '13 to devise a new SWB program focused on girls--and to enter it in this year's Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition. Read More.
- Spring break's global classroom
From NYC to Costa Rica, students strive to enhance classroom learning, serve society, and forge new friendships. Read More.
- Theater Department to stage "Sweeney Todd"
Love, murder, revenge, comedy, tragedy -- these are the elements of Stephen Sondheim's "Sweeney Todd," the spring mainstage production from the Theater Department. Read More.
- Kuroda lecture, seminar to feature UVa scholar
Skidmore's Kuroda Lecture this year features James W. Ceaser, Harry F. Byrd Professor of Politics at the University of Virginia, who will lecture April 12. Read More.
- Getting loopy on cookies
It's the end of a long workday and you're trudging through Chicago's busy Loop. Suddenly, hope spring up in the form of homemade cookies and fresh milk, thanks to a dreamer named Maggie. Read More.
- Riding eyes return to nationals
The riding team earns a return trip to ISHA Nationals following a strong finish at zone championships this past week. Read More.
- Summer camp plan has international flair
Samuel Schultz '13 was barely off the plane from a year in China when he met two summer campers from Beijing. It was an 'aha' moment that could lead to a win in the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition. Read More.
- Research colloquium to focus on sources of memory confusion
Two leading psychologists will share research into the sources of memory confusions in our everyday lives in an April 10 presentation on campus. Read More.
- Ecological engineer John Todd to lecture April 11
A pioneer in the emerging field of ecological engineering, John Todd is the inaugural winner (2008) of the Buckminster Fuller Challenge Award for the "best idea to help save humanity." Read More.
- Faculty piano recital to feature Baytelman at Zankel
Known for sparkling articulation reminiscent of the remarkable Alicia de Larrocha, Pola Baytelman is an active recitalist with a broad repertory that covers piano repertoire from the 18th to the 21st centuries. She will perform in concert Thursday, April 11. Read More.
- RPI scholar to share insight on self awareness
RPI Professor Emeritus John M. Koller will lecture April 8 on the significance in Zen of the 10 Oxherding Pictures and how the Yoga, Daoist, and Zen traditions come together in their attempts to explain how we can become fully and authentically ourselves. Read More.
- Calhoun named dean of special programs
Paul Calhoun, who has served two years as interim dean of special programs, has agreed to serve permanently as dean, beginning immediately. Read More.
- Campus to mark Autism Awareness Month
For the fourth straight year, students of psychology Professor Rachel Mann Rosan have arranged a month of public events to observe Autism Awareness Month. Read More.
- Skidmore students launch Social Justice Month
Organizers present a wide range of events and activities to raise awareness Read More.
- An admissions record
Skidmore has offered admission to a select group from a record 8,300 applicants seeking membership to the Class of 2017. Read More.
- Rum Dogs to create loot from the sea
Rum Dogs founders Alexander Nassief '16 and Brianna Barros '16 want to start a new business aging rum in barrels sunk in the cool depths of the Caribbean Sea. Will their plan win the Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition? Read More.
- No small plan for actors' app
Jasmyn Elise Story '15 wanted to be an extra in the movies, but couldn't break in. Her new business aims to help casting agents and would-be actors make easier connections. Will it win the Freirich Business Plan Competition? Read More.
- Tenacity keeps Berger in the game
Tenacity is a key ingredient in the Skidmore Mind, and would-be entrepreneur Seth Berger '14 has plenty--enough to win the Freirich Business Plan competition? Read More.
- Thoroughbreds deep into spring action
The spring season is well under way, with teams successfully competing at home and on the road. Read More.
- Skidmore Orchestra, Dance Department to collaborate on "Ballets Russes"
Music and dance will again collaborate on the stage of Arthur Zankel Music Center when "An Evening with the Ballets Russes" is presented in April. Read More.
- Computer Science art show announced
Each semester students in CS106 - Computer Science I, show how art intersects with technology with a show of art works created while mastering the basics of computer programming. Read More.
- Celebrating the Skidmore Mind
A series of 18 lectures, performances and exhibits will spotlight creative work in areas as diverse as business, ecology, computer science, and the arts. Read More.
- Ashley Reynolds '14 honored for civic engagement
Reynolds named a Newman Civic Fellow for work locally and internationally Read More.
- Author/artist Kip Fulbeck on campus April 3
Fulbeck's own multiracial background is the springboard for conversations on ethnic stereotypes and cultural identity. Read More.
- Drastic Measures to host spring benefit concert
A number of Skidmore's a cappella groups, along with the popular Racing City Chorus, will participate in the March 29 night of song and giving back. Proceeds from the event will benefit the Wait House in Glens Falls. Read More.
- Career help for Skidmore Bostonians
A Skidmore event in Boston drew more than 100 student and alumni job seekers and changers with alumni and parent volunteers offering career advice, tools, leads and... Read More.
- Skidmore's camp benefits Soccer Without Borders
In what has become something of spring tradition, Skidmore athletes will again host a skill-building camp for young players in April, with proceeds going to Soccer Without Borders. Read More.
- Modern Leonardos: Educating for innovation
Could an artist-scientist like Leonardo da Vinci exist today, or is knowledge too specialized? A leading authority on creativity and innovation says yes, there are multiple modern Leonardos among us. Read More.
- Spring storm wreaks havoc on athletics schedule
A snowstorm forces rescheduling of a number of spring contests and begs the question: is it spring yet? Read More.
- Wolff to read non-fiction works March 27
Skidmore's own Melora Wolff will give a non-fiction reading this week at the Surrey Williams Inn. Read More.
- Early 20th-century Indian art to be lecture topic
The Department of Art History welcomes award-winning scholar Molly Aitken, a specialist in the art of South Asia. Read More.
- Bowdoin Scholar to discuss meaning of achievement gap
The Department of Mathematics and Computer Science contiunes its seminar series with Bowdoin College Professor Thomas Pietraho, who visits Skidmore March 28. Read More.
- Unique performance marks 100th anniversary of Stravinsky's "The Rite of Spring"
The 5 Browns--a piano quintet of siblings--to premiere new arrangement Read More.
- Blue Note's Don Was named Carr Lecturer
A music fan since his childhood days, Was now heads the legendary Blue Note label. During his Carr residency, he'll visit classes and engage in a public conversation with Joel Brown of the Music Department. Read More.
- Pursuing their passions
Six finalists have been named in the Third Annual Kenneth A. Freirich Business Plan Competition. They'll compete for $50,000 in cash prizes and business services. Read More.
- The future of interactivity
Four of Skidmore's most accomplished interaction designers will speak on campus April 9. Their focus: What will computer software enable us to do next? Read More.
- Thoroughbreds return from spring-break competition
All Thoroughbred teams used last week to start their seasons. Home openers for several teams are on this week's calendar. Read More.
- Don Was to present Carr Lecture
Music producer and Blue Note Records President Don Was will present the annual Carr Lecture on Monday, April 1. Read More.
- Entertainment industry pioneer to give Harder lecture
Paula Wagner will discuss "Entrepreneurship and Entertainment" when she delivers this year's Harder Lecture Friday, April 5. Read More.
- Mix and match
Career-minded students and alumni of color connected at Skidmore's Multicultural Speed-Networking Reception in New York City. #Skidmore Read More.
- McCormack residency features Armitage Gone! Dance
The company's residency will include classroom sessions, a public dialogue, and a performance-art musical about sustainability. Read More.
- American String Quartet returns for string festival
The College's ninth string festival will feature a return appearance of the American String Quartet as artists-in-residence. Read More.
- Fellowship Band at Zankel March 22
One of the world's best drummers, composer Brian Blade, brings his Fellowship Band to Zankel Music Center Friday, March 22. Read More.
- Pianist Gabriela Montero to perform March 21 at Zankel
A gifted pianist known for brilliant classical interpretations, Montero is the latest in the College's Filene Concert Series program. Read More.
- Nano-biology of cell transport to be SMIC talk focus
WPI scholar Luis Vidali to present the Skidmore Microscopy Imaging Center's Distinguished Speaker talk on Thursday, March 21. Read More.
- Tang Museum to host "Corita Art Day"
March 21 activities to include guided tour, discussions, and hands-on art activities Read More.
- Spring break's global classroom
It's Skidmore's spring break and students are scattered across the globe. Find out where they've gone, and why. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds competitive during spring-break action
A number of Thoroughbred teams are using the current spring break to launch their seasons. Read More.
- Legendary performer Ben Vereen to give show at Zankel
Tickets go on sale March 15 for June 7 show, presented by SaratogaArtsFest Read More.
- Tang's "We the People" continues civic-engagement series
Guest speakers explore "slow democracy" and "corporate personhood"; constitutional convention wraps things up. Read More.
- Envision your future
In ExploreMore, more than 20 departments and programs will help first-year students and sophomores fully explore the opportunities that await them. It starts March 18, immediately after spring break. Read More.
- Spring athletics in full swing
The weather may not say spring yet, but the athletics schedule does. Most Thoroughbred teams have started their seasons and are planning for a competitive spring break. Read More.
- Horn trio to present world premiere at Zankel
The Skidmore Horn Trio's March 7 debut at the Arthur Zankel Music Center will feature a world premiere of Sonata for Violin and Piano by Evan Mack. Read More.
- Russian artist to give Raab Lecture
Ukraine native Sergei Isupov combines elements of traditional Russian art with a bold palette and textured surfaces in his ceramic pieces. Hear him talk about his work and what inspires him when he gives the Raab Visiting Artist Lecture March 5. Read More.
- A debut concert
The Peoples' Brass Republic has its roots in a 2011 brass ensemble class and has evolved, adding new performers and repertoire since then. Come to their inaugural concert! Read More.
- Recording engineer Ken Scott due March 6
If you wonder just how that terrific music from those great British artists came about, come hear Ken Scott share tales from the studio during his talk in Filene Recital Hall. Read More.
- Bowdoin scholar to share math secrets
The "Bank Teller Problem" and its solution will be revealed March 7 when Bowdoin College Professor Jennifer Taback lectures during the Department of Mathematics and Computer Science Seminar Series. Read More.
- New York Six symposium set for April 1 at Union
Service learning, community engagement, sustainability, and the Upstate economy will be the four areas of focus at a free one-day Upstate New York Symposium to be hosted by the New York Six Liberal Arts Consortium at Union College on Monday, April 1. Read More.
- Orlando: A journey of self-discovery
The Department of Theater's spring Black Box production is an adaptation of Virginia Woolf's "Orlando," which offers the audience a journey of self-discovery. Performances are scheduled March 1-6. Read More.
- Student research commissioned
"History on the hoof"--research for use by living, local clients--is bringing four students to Saratoga's public library March 4 to give talks on the city's religious traditions and architecture. Read More.
- Winter athletes receive league recognition
This week's Thoroughbred sports wrap-up features a number of league honors for winter athletes, as well as reports on men's and women's swiming and diving, and the opening of the men's lacrosse season. Read More.
- Diversity workshops set for March 6
Noted filmmaker, author and diversity trainer Lee Mun Wah will conduct four workshops for students, faculty and staff. The programs are part of a series of community events sponsored by the President's Office and organized by the Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding (CIGU). Read More.
- Speakers Bureau hosts visit by Gloria Steinem
Feminism, politics, current events, reflections and advice -- legendary activist Gloria Steinem covered them all in a Feb. 21 talk before an enthusiastic audience of 600 at Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Fishman to perform March 1 at Zankel
Musician Howard Fishman and photographer/journalist Michael Benanav will present original music, historical memoir, storytelling, and compelling photography in their March 1 show at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Art and the brain to be talk topic
Curator Kathryn Price, juror of the 2013 Student Art Exhibition, will lecture Feb. 27 on her work at the Williams College Museum of Art. Read More.
- Anshuman Prasad to discuss international business environment
The global business environment of the future promises rapid change and multiple challenges. Skidmore's International Affairs Program has invited scholar Anshuman Prasad to discuss these issues Feb. 26. Read More.
- Men's spring soccer season cancelled after hazing investigation
Disciplinary proceedings will involve 28 students, including 24 current team members. Read More.
- Pitch perfect
The Drastic Measures, one of Skidmore's co-ed a capella groups, is heading to the International Championship of Collegiate A Cappella Quarterfinals this weekend. Get your tickets now! Read More.
- Kim Roy '80 named to academy of women leaders
Kim Roy '80, Skidmore parent and alumna trustee for the College's Board of Trustees and Alumni Association Board of Directors, was inducted into the YWCA of the City of New York's 39th Annual Academy of Women Leaders on February 15th. Read More.
- Real-world strategy
Still tops in its niche, Best Buy is struggling to stay ahead of discount and online rivals. Who better to come up with creative business solutions than Skidmore students? Read More.
- Playoff berths cap Senior Day action
Winter sports season wraps up with several teams looking at post-season action while Riding continues its win streak. Read More.
- Can literature save the environment?
That's what a first-year seminar project asked six Saratoga Springs citizens. Bill McKibben's books were cited by many, but the insights and reflections were wide-ranging. Read More.
- Buffalo geologist to give Strock Lecture
Melting of the ice sheet has important implications for global climate change, according to University at Buffalo Geologist Jason P. Briner, who will give the 2013 Lester W. Strock Lecture in Geosciences on Feb. 22. Read More.
- The biology of night and day
How do we know when to sleep, wake, eat? Professor Bernard Possidente's biological-clock research suggests some answers, which he will share Feb. 20 in the annual Edwin M. Moseley Faculty Research Lecture. Read More.
- Noted photographer to give Malloy Lecture
Photographer Gregory Crewdson is 2013 Malloy Lecturer Read More.
- Famed AIDS quilt to make one-day stop at the Tang
On Feb. 14 the Tang will display one panel of the massive AIDS memorial quilt begun in 1987 Read More.
- Sounds of Yoko at the Tang
"Yoko Ono: Listen" features the sound works of the pioneering artist, musician, and activist. Read More.
- Zephyros Winds, distinguished chamber ensemble, to perform at Zankel
Zephyros Winds, one of America's most distinguished chamber ensembles, will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, at the Arthur Zankel Music Center on the Skidmore campus, as part of the Sterne Virtuoso Concert Series. Read More.
- Return engagement
Ensemble ACJW is returning to campus. Look for these talented musicians performing in the library and the residence halls, or in the community. Tickets are available now for the group's Feb. 15 concert in Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Low wattage, high drive
Skidmore Unplugged starts Feb. 11 with activities to promote energy conservation. The residence hall with the lowest energy consumption wins the trophy, presented by Captain Killowatt. Read More.
- Northern exposure
Perhaps Scandinavia is not a place that most people consider visiting in January. But when the State Department calls, it is hard to say no. Aaron Shifreen '13 got a taste of international diplomacy and a visit to the Storting (Norwegian Parliament). Read More.
- Fourteen teams to compete in Business Plan Competition
The first round of business-plan presentations will take place Friday, Feb. 8, in the Payne Room at the Tang Museum. Read More.
- Sophomore slump
A new January program aims to help students succeed in the transitions typical of sophomore year. Read More.
- Skidmore's national laugh fest
This weekend, Feb. 8-9, come see (and laugh at) the best in college comedy, plus a few hilarious, on-the-rise professional comics. Read More.
- White House honor
Sallie (Penny) Chisholm '69 receives the National Medal of Science from President Barack Obama for her revolutionary work in oceanography. Read More.
- 2013 Juried Student Exhibition
It's a decades-old tradition that gives art students a taste of reality: the annual Juried Student Art Show. Kathryn Price was juror for this year's edition, which opens Feb. 7 at the Schick Art Gallery. Read More.
- Tang Opener Series welcomes painter Carrie Moyer
New show features abstract paintings and prints, most of them made specifically for the Tang exhibition Read More.
- Sustainability expands
Beyond recycling and renewable energy, Skidmore's sustainability efforts have become part of the curriculum. For some students, lessons on sustainability were taught at a barnyard. Read More.
- Art of citizenship
The Tang Museum's exhibition We the People isn't about looking. It's about gathering and participating in citizenship renewal. Read More.
- Zankel to feature duo-piano recital Feb. 10
Pianists Richard Hihn and Patricia Keyes will present a duo-piano recital Sunday, Feb. 10, in Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Annual Art History lecture announced
The 15th-century foundations of French painting are the focus of the annual art history lecture, to be presented at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 6, by Jennifer Courts, visiting assistant professor of art history. Read More.
- Black History Month
Every February Ujima and the Office of Student Diversity Programs team up on programs to celebrate Black History Month. One of the most popular events is the Ujima Fashion Show, scheduled Feb. 2. Read More.
- Alumni Flock to NYC Career Event
Skidmore is rolling out the red carpet for alumni job seekers and changers, and nearly 200 participated in a recent "sold-out" event in Manhattan. Read More.
- Skids on the loose
He's traveled to six continents, ridden a camel in the Sahara, and searched for seashells in Puerto Rico--with photos to prove it. Vote for your favorite Skids adventure this week. Read More.
- Skidmore welcomes two new sustainability professionals
Grant from the Margaret A. Cargill Foundation funds two-year appointments to help with sustainability initiatives. Read More.
- Professor emeritus to give talk on Urban Forestry Project
Tom Denny will discuss the past, present, and future of the city's "green infrastructure." Read More.
- Top brass
The New York Philharmonic Principal Brass Quintet will highlight the Feb. 2 and 3 Brass Festival, which will feature two concerts, classes, coaching, and collaboration, all at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Celebrating Title IX
Skidmore will celebrate National Girls and Women in Sports Day on Saturday, Feb. 2, with sports clinics for young athletes, luncheon with Thoroughbred competitors, and the chance to meet Skids, the Thoroughbred mascot. Read More.
- Tang's We the People continues mission of civic engagement
We the People at the Tang offers events to explore the Constitution and our role as citizens. Read More.
- Get ready to scream
Skidmore's basketball players will seize the spotlight this Saturday for the Big Green Scream -- the annual, festive start to the spring-semester athletic schedule. Skidmore hosts Union starting at 2 p.m. Read More.
- Skidmore 2025
The College's current ten-year Strategic Plan will expire in 2015. It's time to start work on a new one. Read More.
- Chefs compete
Skidmore welcomed chefs from throughout the Northeast to the second annual ACF-sanctioned culinary conference and competition. Read More.
- Celebrating a legend
There will be several opportunities for members of the Skidmore community to celebrate the birthday of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in the days ahead. Read More.
- Tang hosts retrospective of artist, activist, and educator Corita Kent
New show is first full-scale survey of more than 30 years of Kent's vibrant prints, drawings, and paintings. Read More.
- Fine dining
Skidmore will again welcome chefs from throughout the Northeast to campus this week for an ACF-sanctioned conference and competition. Read More.
- Highest honor
Sallie (Penny) Chisholm '69 will receive the National Medal of Science for her revolutionary work in oceanography, especially the role played by photosynthetic microorganisms in sustaining ocean ecosystems. Read More.
- Skidmore to honor Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson
Skidmore College will honor well-known Saratoga couple Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson with the awarding of the college's Lucy Skidmore Scribner Medal. Named for the college's founder, the medal recognizes a selfless dedication to others, a capacity to imagine creative solutions to social problems, and a deep commitment to community. Read More.
- Community service key in Skidmore Pre-College Program
Community service key in Skidmore Pre-College Program Read More.
- In Memoriam: Christopher Weigl '11
Skidmore graduate Christopher Weigl '11, "a clarinet-playing Eagle Scout eager to tell stories with his camera," died Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012, from injuries sustained in a traffic accident in Boston, Mass. He was bicycling to a class at Boston University, where he was a graduate student in the College of Communications, with a goal of majoring in photojournalism. Read More.
- Violet M. Oliver
Violet M. Oliver, a longtime member of the Housekeeping division, died Thursday, December 20, 2012. She was 87. Read More.
- President recognized for commitment to diversity, multiculturalism
The Albany-area Leadership Council on Inclusion has recognized Skidmore President Philip A. Glotzbach for his commitment to diversity and multiculturalism. Read More.
- Faculty authors
Skidmore faculty wrote books on a diverse range of topics in 2012. Read More.
- Zankel to be site of U.S. Senate debate
Skidmore College will be the location on Wednesday, Oct. 17, of the only debate featuring candidates for the U.S. Senate from New York. Read More.
- Campus and community invited to North Woods Service Day
Skidmore College's North Woods, a large tract of forested land located directly north of the main campus and available for public use, will be the focus of a community service day on Saturday, Oct. 13. The event will bring local residents together with Skidmore students, faculty, and staff to help with trail maintenance, clean up, and erosion control. Read More.
- College inducts 14 new Parnassus members
The Parnassus Society - which recognizes individuals, families and foundations who have donated more than $1 million to Skidmore - now has nearly 100 members. Read More.
- End of the world?
Not quite, says anthropologist Heather Hurst, who was part of a team that discovered a new Mayan calendar last year in Guatemala. She spoke to The Daily Gazette about her research. Read More.
- Investments for the future
Gathering in New York City, the Friends of the Presidents celebrated the power of a Skidmore education. Read More.
- Saratoga Reads announces selected books for young readers
The community reading program recommends titles to complement this year's book of choice, "Twelve Years a Slave" by Solomon Northup. Read More.
- Last assignment
Prof. Sandy Welter delivered this simple message to students in her writing seminar. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Dec. 16, 2012
Faculty Staff Achievements Read More.
- Making GED a reality
Social Work majors Erin Curan (left) and Amanda Seres volunteered this fall at BOCES, helping students build confidence and gain knowledge as they work toward obtaining their GEDs. (Photo by Eric Jenks) Read More.
- Congratulations Early Decision Students!
Congratulations to those of you who have been accepted into Skidmore's Class of 2017! And welcome to our community--both students and families. Read More.
- Freidman Student Entrepreneurship Initiative
Skidmore is enjoying increased interest in entrepreneurship among its students and is seeking ways to support more students in their entrepreneurial ambitions. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Dec. 9, 2012
Faculty Staff Achievements Read More.
- Using his noodle
If you're wondering if ramen noodles are useful for anything, Sang Wook Lee has one answer: sculpture. In his new exhibit at the Lake George Arts Project's Courthouse Gallery, the Korean fiber designer stacked 8,000 unwrapped packages horizontally across half the floor. Read More.
- Student Tutors available during study days and finals
Student Tutors available during study days and finals Read More.
- Saratoga Reads announces selected books for young readers
Saratoga Reads has announced its choice of a junior discussion book and a list of eight other titles for young readers, selected to complement the program's designated book for this year--Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup--a harrowing account from the pre-Civil War era of the author's abduction into slavery and long struggle to regain freedom. Read More.
- Gallery to screen amazing story of art collecting
The Schick Art Gallery will present a free screening of the 2009 film Herb and Dorothy at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in the gallery. Presented in conjunction with the current exhibition The Muse at Home, the movie is the incredible true story of a postal worker and a librarian who built a world-class art collection. Read More.
- Focus on student fiction
Faculty author Greg Hrbek presents what he calls "Selected Shorts" Skidmore-style, in which faculty authors will read short stories written by Skidmore students. Read More.
- And the CTM prize goes to...
The 2012 CTM photo contest is over, with judges and Facebook friends selecting the winners. Read More.
- Marie Glotzbach honored for leadership in the arts
Saratoga Arts, an organization dedicated to developing and promoting the arts throughout the Saratoga region, has honored Marie Glotzbach with its inaugural Community Arts Leadership Award. The award was presented at the organization's "Explore the Night" fundraising soiree at Longfellow's Restaurant in Saratoga Springs on Dec. 4. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds competitive as semester winds down
Swimming and diving competed at the Liberty League Championships last weekend at RIT. The men finished fifth out of nine teams, while the women placed seventh out of 10. Read More.
- Orchestra to celebrate milestone
Skidmore College's Department of Music presents the Filene Concert Series featuring the Skidmore College Orchestra in a 30th anniversary concert at 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 11,at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Special Programs gives back to the Community
As the holidays approach and the fall semester wraps up at Skidmore College, students, faculty, and staff are once again making a concerted effort to help those in need in the surrounding communities. Read More.
- Skidmore dancers to present winter concert
Skidmore's winter dance concert, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 7, and Saturday, Dec. 8, in the college's Dance Theater, will feature the choreography of noted guest artists Diane Coburn Bruning and Brian Brooks, as well as choreography by the department's talented faculty. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Dec. 2, 2012
Faculty-Staff Achievements Read More.
- Faculty at their best
They come by car and bus from as far away as Vermont on Tuesdays and Thursdays for seven weeks in the fall. All 350 are at least 55; many are much older. They are not official Skidmore students, but they certainly enjoy the Skidmore experience. They're participants in the College's hugely popular Mature Learners Lecture Series, which has been packing Gannett Auditorium since the early 1980s. Read More.
- Seyb to give Honors Forum's Ramsey talk Dec. 4
Ron Seyb, Joseph C. Palamountain Jr. Professor of Government, will present the Jon Ramsey Honors Forum Lecture at 5:15 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, in Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Admission is free and open to all. Read More.
- Doing well by doing good
American studies students have organized a series of cultural events to benefit a regional summer camp for girls. FemFest 2012 offers music, art and poetry, all for a good cause. Read More.
- Balancing act
Believed to be the only two colleges in the country that have competitive log rolling programs, Skidmore and Middlebury squared off Sunday in the first intercollegiate 'roleo'. Read More.
- Skidmore students to present research on American Revolution
Skidmore College juniors Rosalind Rothwell (left) and Madison Lehrhaupt will present their research on newspaper accounts of the Northern Campaign of the American Revolutionary War on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m. in Davis Auditorium of Palamountain Hall. Read More.
- Faculty at their best
For more than 30 years, that's what has kept participants in Skidmore's Mature Learners Lecture Series coming back. Read More.
- Choral concert: An Evening of Psalms
The Skidmore Community Chorus and Vocal Chamber Ensemble will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- 2012 Steloff Lecturer
On Dec. 6 Skidmore will welcome Zadie Smith, whose novel "NW" has just been named one of the "100 Notable Books of 2012" by The New York Times. Read More.
- Skidmore Cares gears up for holiday assistance effort
Mark your calendar for December 7--Skidmore Cares Friday--when Skidmore employees and their families will come together to celebrate the season and to make a difference in the lives of area families in need. Read More.
- 2012 Steloff Lecturer
Author Zadie Smith, one of the most celebrated young writers in the English-speaking world, will present Skidmore's Frances Steloff Lecture, titled "The Writer in the World," on Thursday, Dec. 6, at Skidmore. Free and open to the public, the lecture/reading will begin at 8 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium of Palamountain Hall. Read More.
- Student groups to present end-of-semester concerts
Skidmore's Department of Music has announced a variety of student concerts celebrating a semester of hard work. Read More.
- Doing well by doing good
American studies students have organized a series of cultural events to benefit a regional summer camp for girls. FemFest 2012 offers music, art and poetry, all for a good cause. Read More.
- Breslin named dean of faculty, vp
Beau Breslin, professor of government and a member of the Skidmore faculty since 1998, has been appointed dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs at the college, following a national search. Breslin, who has been serving as interim dean and vice president since June, will assume the regular position immediately. Read More.
- Saratoga Reads offers Barnes & Noble book fair
Saratoga Reads, a Skidmore-Saratoga partnership, will launch its ninth year of community programming with a book fair featuring activities for the whole family on Sunday, Dec. 2, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Barnes & Noble, Route 50, Wilton. Read More.
- SaratogaArtsFest announces community grants, special price
Planning is well under way for SaratogaArtsFest 2013, the seventh annual citywide celebration of the arts scheduled for June 6-9. As the ArtsFest organizers gear up for this year, they have awarded grants to nine local arts organizations and have announced a one-time promotional price of $30 for ARTSPASS admission packages, a $10 discount. Read More.
- New dean of faculty, vp named
Teacher, scholar, author and administrator Beau Breslin has been appointed dean of the faculty and vice president for academic affairs. Read More.
- Goldensohn returns to campus for poetry reading
The celebrated American poet Barry Goldensohn will give a poetry reading at Skidmore College's Surrey Williamson Inn at 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 29. Admission is free and open to the public. Read More.
- Short week yields success for winter teams
Men's basketball opened its home schedule with a dominating 76-43 win over Southern Vermont. Read More.
- Full slate of action for winter sports teams
Swimming & diving posted a pair of convincing wins over Utica this past weekend as the men won 173-75 and the women earned a 185-92 victory. Read More.
- SEE-Beyond Student Panel-Dec. 5, 2012
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. Read More.
- Sailing the seas in a first-year seminar
Professor Tillman Nechtman is giving his first-year seminar students a lot of ownership, and they're loving it. Read More.
- And the winner is . . .
"The Shooter," by Eric Stumpf '13, won first place--and $750--over 10 other entries in the 2012 CTM Video Contest. Read More.
- Skating the ice less traveled
Junior David Dupuis may be the first Inuit to play NCAA hockey. As The New York Times reports, he has come a long way to be here. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Nov. 19, 2012
Faculty-Staff Achievements, Nov. 19, 2012 Read More.
- Check out our new Student Club and IA page below!
Check out our new Student Club and IA page below! Read More.
- Career Opportunities for Math and Computer Science students!
Career Opportunities for Math and Computer Science students! Read More.
- Saratoga Reads announces this year's top book
Twelve Years a Slave by Solomon Northup, a compelling account from the pre-Civil War era of the author's harrowing descent into slavery and eventual rescue, has been selected by public vote as this year's book of choice for Saratoga Reads, the community reading program now marking its ninth year. Read More.
- Take a shot at it!
or the last five years, we've been making cash awards to members of the Skidmore community who take outstanding photographs illustrating Skidmore's people, places, and programs, and make them available to the College for use on the Web, in our publications, and on our walls. With the launch of our new Web site over the summer, our need for compelling photos is greater than ever, so we hope you'll take out your camera and start shooting for this year's contest. Read More.
- Better writing for free
Tutors from Skidmore's Writing Center are eager to work with anyone in the Saratoga Springs area who needs help with writing, from classroom assignments to those all-important college entrance essays. Read More.
- Spring 2013 course listing available below.
Spring 2013 course listing available below. Read More.
- Fall seasons end at NCAA tourneys
Field hockey saw its season come to an end with a 6-2 loss to top-seeded Middlebury in the second round of the NCAA tournament. The Thoroughbreds advanced after defeating UMass-Dartmouth 6-0 in Wednesday's first round matchup at Wagner Park. Read More.
- On stage and Web, Skidmania will rock
For the first time in the 12-year history of Beatlemore Skidmania, three shows are scheduled this weekend. Saturday night's show will be livestreamed on the Web. Read More.
- Resourceful relief
Skidmore's Honors Forum and others added a donation drive to a preplanned bus trip, delivering much-needed household items and supplies for victims of Hurricane Sandy in New York City. Read More.
- Global food security to be topic of ES guest speaker
Who owns what you eat: Why the use and control of biological diversity matters to global food security" will be the topic of guest speaker Susan Bragdon when she lectures at 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 12, at Skidmore. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Nov. 12, 2012
Faculty Staff Achievements Read More.
- Shakespeare's dream
Skidmore's Department of Theater will present its fall 2012 main stage production, A Midsummer Night's Dream by William Shakespeare, under the direction of Doug Seldin. Read More.
- Are humans storytelling animals?
Author Jonathan Gottschall will discuss "The Storytelling Animal" on Wednesday, Nov. 14, on campus. Free and open to the public, his talk will begin at 5:30 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Light refreshments will be served. Read More.
- Expert to discuss art collecting in America
"Art Collecting in America: A New Vantage Point for the History of Art," will be presented Tuesday, Nov. 13, by Inge Reist, director of the Center for the History of Collecting in America. Read More.
- A Survey that Resonated
In summer 2012, Skidmore surveyed alumni to learn about their current relationship with the College and, more importantly, how we could make that relationship more closely resemble the ideal they describe wanting to have. Read More.
- Learn on the Go Series - Leading More with Less - 12/5/2012
Human Resources Professional Development And Information Exchange Forum June 2012 - June 2013 Read More.
- Grant expands active learning in computer science
An interactive teaching method that has proven its worth in college physics and is entering other fields will be developed in computer science, thanks to a two-year, $200,000 grant from the National Science Foundation. Read More.
- Election extravaganza
The Tang Museum hosted the "What to Expect When You're Expecting the Election: Election Returns Extravaganza"--a fun-filled, informative evening that included a discussion about swing states and the electoral college led by Ron Seyb, professor of government; "Founding Fathers" Pez dispenser door prizes; a chance to snap photos with cardboard cutouts of the presidential candidates; and various multimedia outlets covering the election, including social media, video, and multiple TVs. Read More.
- International Education Week!
International Education Week is a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education that endeavors to promote programs that prepare Americans for a global environment and attract future leaders from abroad to study, learn, and exchange experiences in the United States. It is an opportunity to celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide. Read More.
The season continues for Skidmore's field hockey and volleyball teams as each received bids to their respective NCAA Division III tournaments on Monday. Read More.
- Skidmore honored for campus sustainability innovation
Skidmore wins a national award for geothermal heating and cooling. The college uses an elaborate system of pipes to tap constant temperatures deep in the earth. Read More.
- Saratoga Reads announces this year's top book
Book of choice draws on local history for a story of injustice and perseverance. Read More.
- High-tech new lab
Skidmore has a new, high-tech laboratory for getting at the chemical subtleties behind climate change, paleontology, toxicology, and much more. Read More.
- Skidmore honored for campus sustainability innovation
Skidmore wins a national award for geothermal heating and cooling. The college uses an elaborate system of pipes to tap constant temperatures deep in the earth. Read More.
- Author/teacher April Bernard to read from works
April Bernard, associate professor of English and director of creative writing at Skidmore, will give a reading of her fiction and poetry at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7, in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Read More.
- Crisis of Zionism
Controversial author Peter Beinart will be on campus Nov. 8 as this fall's featured Jacob Perlow lecturer. Read More.
- Five new trustees join board
Five new trustees have joined the Skidmore College Board, President Philip A. Glotzbach has announced. Read More.
- Filene series to feature alumna Sylvia Stoner
Skidmore's Filene Alumni Concert Series presents operatic soprano, voice instructor, and vocal coach Sylvia Stoner, a 1994 graduate of the college, in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 9, in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Election night at the Tang
On election night join the Tang Museum to learn what's really happening as the election results come in across the country. Read More.
- Sculpture and live performance
Terry Adkins, an artist known for works that combine sculpture and live performance, will bring his Lone Wolf Recital Corps to Skidmore College for a performance entitled Facets on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Glens Falls Symphony to present world premiere Nov. 10
The ELM Chamber Music Residency at Skidmore's Arthur Zankel Music Center will feature Glens Falls Symphony's "The Poetry of Music" at 8 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 10, in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Post-season tournament play ahead
Volleyball closed out its regular season with a 25-6 record after going 3-1 at the Skidmore Invitational this past weekend. Senior Mallory Mendelsohn (San Francisco, Calif.) and junior Corinne Palmer (Montvale, N.J.) were selected to the All-Tournament Team. Palmer totaled 68 kills and 15 blocks in the four matches, while Mendelsohn paced the offense with 169 total assists. Senior Sam Friedman (Los Angeles, Calif.) totaled 70 digs as she became just the third player in program history with 2,000 career digs. Skidmore will host Clarkson, Vassar, and RIT for the Liberty League tournament this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 2 and 3. Skidmore meets RIT in the first game, at 5 p.m. Friday in the Williamson Sports Center. Read More.
Each year pint-sized goblins and princesses, first-responders and cartoon characters walk the halls and paths at Skidmore, on a mission for holiday treats. Read More.
- NYU scholar to discuss stereotype threat
Joshua Aronson, associate professor of applied psychology at New York University, will discuss "Stereotype Threat and Its Implications for Colleges and College Students" in a talk scheduled for 7 p.m. Monday, Nov. 5. Free and open to the public, the discussion will take place in Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. A reception will follow. Read More.
- Skidmore to Maintain Full Operations
Skidmore College will maintain full operations today in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, now classified as a tropical storm. Read More.
- Skidmore to Maintain Full Operations
Skidmore College will maintain full operations today in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, now classified as a tropical storm. Read More.
- Preparing for a big one
The National Weather Service predicts that Hurricance Sandy will bring a half-inch of rain and winds up to 60 miles per hour to the Saratoga area. Skidmore's getting ready. Read More.
- Hurricane Sandy Devastates Parts of East Coast
Hurricane Sandy Devastates Parts of East Coast Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Oct. 29, 2012
Faculty-Staff Achievements Read More.
- Unique performance by Terry Adkins to complement Tang show
Terry Adkins, an artist known for works that combine sculpture and live performance, will bring his Lone Wolf Recital Corps to Skidmore for a performance entitled Facet on Thursday, Nov. 8, at 7 p.m. in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Surrealist ceramist Sergei Isupov named Raab Visiting Artist
Russian artist Sergei Isupov is known for his daring representations of human encounters. He gives the Raab Visiting Artist Lecture Oct. 30. Read More.
- Workshop focus: The State of the EU
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning European Union will be the focus of a two-day workshop scheduled Thursday and Friday, Nov. 1 and 2, at Skidmore College. Read More.
- Schick exhibition focus: How and why we live with art
The Muse at Home, an exhibition of art from the personal collections of Skidmore arts faculty and staff, opens Thursday, Nov. 1, in the Schick Art Gallery on campus. An opening reception is scheduled at 5:30 p.m. Nov. 1, and several special events are planned in connection with the exhibition Read More.
- Filene Concert Series to continue with Julian Lage Group
Skidmore College's Filene Concert Series presents Julian Lage (guitar), Dan Blake (saxophone), Aristides Rivas (cello), Jorge Roeder (bass), and Tupac Mantilla (drums) at 8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 2, in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- SEE-Beyond project: Images of India
If you've seen the Academy Award-winning documentary Born into Brothels, you know the remarkable results that filmmaker Zana Briski achieved when she gave cameras to the children of prostitutes living in the red-light district of Calcutta. Inspired by Briski, who delivered the second Carr Lecture at the College last fall, David Schlenker '13 adopted a similar approach in his SEE-Beyond assignment this summer, made possible by a $4,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. Interning with the nonprofit Project Why to teach English to fourth- and fifth-graders in South Delhi's Okhla slums, Schlenker--a history and international affairs dual major--decided to step it up a notch and simultaneously teach the essentials of photography. Read More.
- SEE-Beyond offers intensive summer learning opportunities
Destinations for an exotic summer vacation? Not exactly. These are just some of the locations where Skidmore College students are Italy. China. India. Guatemala. Nicaragua. Destinations for an exotic summer vacation? Not exactly. These are just some of the locations where Skidmore College students are based this summer, working and learning, as inaugural participants in Skidmore's new SEE-Beyond program. Read More.
- David Schlenker '13 wins SEE-Beyond award
David Schlenker '13, received SEE-Beyond Award for his upcoming summer internship in India! Read More.
- Orchestra concert to feature Hollywood's best music
The Skidmore College Orchestra will present "Hollywood's Greatest Film Scores" in a concert scheduled for 3 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 28. Read More.
- Best Career Jam ever
See the video highlights of Career Jam 2012. Read More.
- New leadership at the Tang
Ian Berry, associate director and Susan Rabinowitz Malloy '45 Curator of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College, has been named the museum's third director. Read More.
- Medicine's new waves
As "Obamacare" reforms start to move ahead, questions are boiling about their implementation and impacts. Many critics say the current health care system is broken; some call it more of a "health scare system." Read More.
- Own a piece of Skidmore history
Scribner Village has been part of the Skidmore community since 1973, and for many Skidmore alumni, the Village is a big part of their memories. This year, Scribner Village is being replaced with new housing that will play an important role in the College's community and hold a special place in current and future students' hearts. Read More.
- The tradition continues
Sixteen student acts made the cut for Beatlemore Skidmania. This year's edition celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles' recording debut and adds a new third show just for students. Read More.
- Civic engagement events at the Tang
At a time when many Americans are disillusioned with politics and government, and against the backdrop of this fall's heated presidential election campaigns, Skidmore's Tang Museum is offering an opportunity for visitors to step back and re-engage with their Constitution and renew their sense of citizenship. Read More.
- Filene winners in concert
"The Shostakovich piece I'm performing is exciting, while the Bach sarabande brings sweet sorrow into the program and finishes with an upbeat C major prelude," says cellist George Dilthey '16. "My Mozart piece tells a story," adds pianist Lauren Soong '16 with equal enthusiasm. "The composition is filled with excitement, anguish, and everything in between." Both first-year Filene Scholars, Dilthey and Soong are eager to share their musical talents with the Skidmore community in the Filene Scholarship Winners Concert, October 25 at 8 p.m. in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Milestones highlight week in sports
Volleyball posted four 3-0 wins this week as the team finished the regular season with a perfect 12-0 record, securing the Liberty League regular-season title and home-court advantage in the league tournament. Read More.
- Granito: How to nail a dictator. See flyer below.
Granito: How to nail a dictator. See flyer below. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Oct. 22, 2012
Faculty-Staff Achievements Read More.
- Environmental scholar to discuss field study in Bhutan
Robin Sears, vice president for academic affairs at the School for Field Studies (SFS), will discuss "Optimize your gross happiness: Study abroad! Environmental field studies in Bhutan and other exciting places" on Wednesday, Oct. 24 Read More.
- Three 300-level courses this Spring 2013, see link below.
Three 300-level courses this Spring 2013, see link below. Read More.
- Special Topic 2013: FL231: Crime Fiction around the World.
Special Topic 2013: FL231: Crime Fiction around the World. Read More.
- Special Topic 2013: FL251: Contemporary German Cinema.
Special Topic 2013: FL251: Contemporary German Cinema. Read More.
- Special Topic Courses Spring 2013
Special Topic Courses Spring 2013 Read More.
- Admissions Tour Guide - share your Skidmore experience
Skidmore's Admissions ambassadors play a crucial role in conveying an image of the College and the "Skidmore experience" to campus visitors. Read More.
- Panel discussion to feature trustees on civic engagement
kidmore will tap the expertise and experience of four of its trustees for a special panel discussion on volunteerism and civic responsibility on Wednesday, Oct. 24, at 5 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium. Read More.
- Another strong week as fall sports hit home stretch
Women's tennis had a strong performance at the NY State Championships, winning three of nine flights. Read More.
- Another strong week as fall sports hit home stretch
For several teams, fall sports action remains heated, even as the season heads to the home stretch. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Oct. 15, 2012
Faculty-Staff Achievements Read More.
- Carnegie Hall Premiers: Ensemble ACJW returns to campus
Skidmore's Music Department, in collaboration with the College's Office of the Dean of Special Programs, will present Carnegie Hall Premieres: A Concert by Ensemble ACJW at 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 19, in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Zankel to be site of U.S. Senate debate
Skidmore College will be the location on Wednesday, Oct. 17, of the only debate featuring candidates for the U.S. Senate from New York. Read More.
- Almost, Maine is first theater production of 2012-13
Skidmore's Department of Theater will stage its first black box production of the fall this month, John Cariani's ALMOST MAINE, directed by Lary Opitz Read More.
- Almost, Maine is first theater production of 2012-13
A midwinter's night dream of love gained and lost is the theme of Almost, Maine, the John Cariani play to be presented in the black box theater during the next two weeks. Lary Opitz directs. Read More.
- Zankel to be site of U.S. Senate debate
The only debate between candidates for the U.S. Senate from New York State takes place Wednesday, Oct. 17, at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Carnegie Hall Premiers: Ensemble ACJW returns to campus
The incomparable Ensemble ACJW returns for its 10th fall residency, which includes a concert featuring the world premiere of a new composition by Samuel Carl Adams. Read More.
- Zack Weinstein '09 named Reeve Foundation scholar
Christopher Reeve Scholar Zack Weinstein Follows His Passion Read More.
- Faculty composers recital set for Oct. 13
Skidmore faculty composers Joel Brown, Evan Mack, Anthony Holland, Veena Chandra, and Rich Syracuse will perform a concert of original works at 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 13, in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. Read More.
- One Good Deed leads to big things
One Good Deed is the most recent book by McHugh, who is the author of more than 20 volumes and is a blogger for the Huffington Post. Read More.
- Saratoga Reads announces top five books
Saratoga Reads, a Skidmore College-Saratoga collaboration, has announced that out of some 87 titles nominated by the public for this year's book of choice, five have been selected as finalists. Read More.
- Hip hop to HaMapah
DNAWORKS, an arts and service organization in residence on campus this month, will present two public events: Hip Hop: Theatre of Now, an interactive lecture-demo, at 7 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 10, in Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. HaMapah/The Map, a multimedia dance journey tracing the intersections of African, American, and Jewish heritages, at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 14, in the Skidmore Dance Theater. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Oct. 7, 2012
Faculty Staff Achievements Read More.
- Carr lecturer Clark to discuss science, policy, conservation
Science, policy, and wildlife conservation will be among the topics of discussion when Jamie Rappaport Clark, president and CEO of Defenders of Wildlife, visits Skidmore this week. Read More.
- Odysseus as improvisatory spirit?
The Classics Department will host a lecture by Carol Dougherty of Wellesley College titled "Improvising the Self in Homer's Odyssey" at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Read More.
- Loutsenko earns All-American honors, singles title
Men's tennis junior Oliver Loutsenko (Bellmore, N.Y.) won the USTA/ITA Northeast Singles Championship last weekend to become the first in program history to earn All-American honors in singles. Read More.
With Information Technology's move into Scribner Library almost complete, the full possibilities of the academic vision behind their alliance are plain to see. Read More.
- Grad school expo 10/9
Reps from more than 55 graduate and professional programs are coming to campus to talk to students about their futures. Read More.
- Problem with the Photo Contest entry form has been fixed
The problem with the photo contest entry form has been fixed. Read more. Read More.
- A musical weekend upcoming at Zankel
The Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore will host three great events next week. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Oct. 1, 2012
Faculty-staff achievements Read More.
- "We the People" aims to foster an informed citizenry
At a time when many Americans are disillusioned with politics and government, and against the backdrop of this fall's heated presidential election campaigns, the Tang Museum is offering an opportunity for visitors to step back and re-engage with their Constitution and renew their sense of citizenship. Read More.
- FYE to host Oct. 1 visit by Katherine Boo, author of the summer reading assignment for the Class of 2016.
FYE to host Oct. 1 visit by Katherine Boo, author of the summer reading assignment for the Class of 2016. Read More.
- Thoroughbreds show their winning ways
Men's soccer posted a 2-0 record this week, highlighted by a 1-0 victory over No. 2 St. Lawrence. Read More.
- Faculty-Staff Achievements, Sept. 24, 2012
Faculty-Staff achievements Read More.
- Fortepianist Neonato to teach, perform this week
Italian fortepianist Stefania Neonato will perform in concert at 8 p.m. Friday, Sept. 28, at the Arthur Zankel Music Center. Read More.
- Isadora Duncan to be focus of upcoming dance event
Skidmore's dance students will perform in a program titled Isadora Duncan: The Ancient and Eternal Ideal in Art, at 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 29 and 30, as part of the 35th anniversary celebration of the Isadora Duncan International Institute Dancers. Read More.
- America's environmental past, present to be topic
Mount Holyoke scientist and author Lauret Savoy will present Skidmore's Environmental Studies keynote lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27. Her talk will follow an information session featuring a number of local environmental groups, sharing internship and volunteer opportunities. Read More.
- Concert to benefit African children orphaned by AIDS
The Arthur Zankel Music Center at Skidmore College will present a unique musical collaboration to benefit African children affected by the AIDS epidemic. Read More.
- Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf visits Skidmore
We are very pleased to announce that the Imam Feisal Abdul Rauf, a member of the Board of Trustees of the Islamic Center of New York, of the Interfaith Center of New York, a member of the World Economic Forum, and founder and CEO of the Cordoba Initiative. Read More.
- Islamic law historian
Ben-Gurion University scholar Iris Agmon will present a talk titled "Justice of the Kadi: New Perspectives on Ottoman Law" on Wednesday, Sept. 19, at Skidmore. Free and open to the public, the event begins at 8 p.m. in Davis Auditorium, Palamountain Hall. Read More.
- Repaying Student & Consumer Loans - October 2, 2012
Human Resources Professional Development And Information Exchange Forum June 2012 - June 2013 Read More.
- 2012 Graduate & Professional School Expo
2012 Graduate & Professional School Expo Read More.
- Coast-to-coast college search leads to Skidmore
"Must have a strong ability to hold your tongue. May not offer thoughts about a college, its geographic desirability, or its student body until client has formulated his own." So wrote journalist Margo Warren in her Washingtonian magazine piece on visiting colleges last year with her son, Peter Beiser, then a senior at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. Read More.
- The Saratogian Interviews Pre-College Student
The Saratogian Interviews Pre-College Student Read More.
- New minor in Intergroup Relations now available
New minor in Intergroup Relations now available Read More.
- Artist Profile: Tom Myott
The signature artwork for this year's Palamountain Scholarship Benefit is the handiwork of Tom Myott, a painter known for his landscapes, portraits, and equine scenes. His action-packed painting of a Saratoga polo match--created specifically for Polo by Twilight--graces the cover of the event's invitation and program book. The original painting will be offered as part of the evening's fundraising auction. Read More.
- A milestone on the Web
A milestone on the Web Read More.
- Alum's installation explores new heights
Alum's installation explores new heights Read More.
- Bryn Shockmel '12: Palamountain Scholar
An art history major who is heading off to London this fall to pursue a master's degree, Bryn Schockmel '12 has set her sights on a career as a fine arts curator specializing in the Renaissance period. Read More.
- Legacy of the gown: one family's tradition
Legacy of the gown: one family's tradition Read More.
- Thank You!
More than 10,000 alumni, parents, and friends made a gift to Skidmore this past giving year (June 1, 2011-May 31, 2012). Each of these individuals helped to Make Creative Thought Happen for Skidmore's students and faculty! Read More.
- Skidmore to recognize Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson for community service
Skidmore College will honor well-known Saratoga couple Marylou Whitney and John Hendrickson with the awarding of the college's Lucy Skidmore Scribner Medal. Named for the college's founder, the medal recognizes a selfless dedication to others, a capacity to imagine creative solutions to social problems, and a deep commitment to community. Read More.
- Tang summer shows highlight collections and collecting
Three exhibitions at the Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery feature works from the Tang's collection as well as that of contemporary art collectors Ann and Mel Schaffer. Read More.
- Reunion 2012 captured
Reunion 2012 captured Read More.
- Rose Bouboushian is off to Venezuela for an internship with FundaciÃÂ³n Aldeas de Paz
Rose Bouboushian, class of 2012, is on her way to Venezuela this summer to intern with FundaciÃÂ³n Aldeas de Paz. She was also a recipient of the Skidmore Summer Internship award. Read More.
- Welcome to 627 new Skidmore alumni!
This past weekend, 627 members of the Class of 2012 celebrated the culmination of their Creative Thought experiences at the 101st Commencement ceremony, and joined our alumni family of more than 30,000 worldwide. Read More.
- Skidmore employees pursue healthy, greener options
Several groups of Skidmore employees have made their mark this week in community initiatives that promote healthy competition and greener commuting options. Read More.
- Kelsey Yam has big plans for this summer!
This summer Kelsey Yam, class of 2013, will be heading abroad for her first time. She's secured an internship with Soccer Without Borders (SWB) in Uganda. SWB is a non-profit organization whose mission is to use soccer as a vehicle for positive change. SWB hosts core programs in Guatemala, Nicaragua and Uganda, coaching soccer and providing educational lessons/life skills to boys and girls of all ages. "Our goal at SWB is to provide these kids with resources that they do not typically have in order to learn and to realize their full potential" explains Kelsey. Read More.
- "Huff Post" visits Skidmore Arts Administration classes!
This is my 150th blog for the Huffington Post. I am grateful to Arianna Huffington and the staff of the Huffington Post for the opportunity to write about arts management each week for almost three years. Read More.
- Skidmore's 101st Commencement May 19 at SPAC
Skidmore's Class of 2012, totaling 627 baccalaureate candidates and 12 candidates for the master of arts in liberal studies, will participate in the College's 101st Commencement Saturday, May 19, at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. The ceremony begins at 10:40 a.m. Read More.
- FLL Prize Winners 2012
Foreign Languages & Literatures Prizes 2012 Read More.
- Academic Festival 2012 and our students!
Academic Festival 2012 and our students! Read More.
- Skylar Sasson '12 to present on importance of study abroad
Skylar Sasson '12 to present on importance of study abroad Read More.
- David Schlenker '13, received SEE-Beyond Award for his upcoming summer internship in India!
David Schlenker, class of 2013, will be heading to New Delhi, India this summer for an 8 week teaching internship. He also recently received the Educational Experience Award (SEE Beyond) that will help fund this endeavor. Below are excerpts from an essay he wrote on the project. Congratulations to David! Read More.
- CHALLENGING THE MYTH!!
CHALLENGING THE MYTH!! Can Education Majors Study Abroad? Of Course they can!! So why does the myth persist? Read More.
- Check out Alumni and some current student happenings!
Check out Alumni and some current student happenings! Read More.
- Skidmore students prepare Easter dinner at soup kitchen
Skidmore students prepare Easter dinner at soup kitchen Read More.
- New report examines Skidmore's economic impact
Skidmore College has released a report outlining its impact on the area economy, with a focus on Saratoga County. The college unveiled the report at its sixth annual Community Leaders Breakfast, held on campus March 29. Read More.
- Jazz Institute alumnus Kendrick Scott returns to campus
Jazz Institute alumnus Kendrick Scott returns to campus Read More.
- Skidmore's new home page: Finished
Skidmore's new home page: Finished Read More.
- Phyllis A. Roth
Phyllis A. Roth, longtime professor of English and former dean of the faculty who served as both acting and interim president of Skidmore College, died March 25, 2012, in Saratoga Hospital, of complications from pancreatic cancer. Read More.
- Leon E. Briggs Sr.
Leon E. Briggs Sr., retired member of the College's Custodial Operations staff, died March 11, 2012, at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs. Read More.
- Denton W. Crocker
Denton Winslow Crocker, noted zoologist and professor emeritus of biology, died Feb. 19, 2012, of complications from cancer. Read More.
- Ruth Fleishman
Ruth Fleishman, longtime lab coordinator in Skidmore's Biology Department, died Feb. 14, 2012, in Troy, following a long illness. She was 80. Read More.
- David E. Long
David E. Long, the architect of Skidmore's modern fundraising program and longtime vice president at the College, died Feb. 7, 2012, at Saratoga Hospital. Read More.
- How safe is the fish we eat?
David Carpenter, director of the University at Albany Institute for Health and the Environment, will visit Skidmore to discuss the fish we eat in a talk scheduled for Thursday, Nov. 29. Read More.
- Youndt's new book explores leadership issues
Mark Youndt has co-edited the newest edition of Contemporary Issues in Leadership, a book that critics are applauding. Read More.
- How would you make $100 million for Smucker's?
For 30 years, the end of the fall semester has meant one thing to Management and Business students: MB107 presentations. This year 125 students presented ideas on strengthening the Smucker's Co. bottom line. Read More.
- Warren Hockenos
Warren J. Hockenos, a longtime member of Skidmore's Philosophy Department, died December 13, 2010, at his home, from complications of Parkinson's disease. Read More.
- Henry C. Galant
Henry C. Galant, professor emeritus and founding chair of the Department of Government at Skidmore, died Nov. 16, 2010, from complications of pneumonia. He was 92. Read More.
- Robert Jarvis
Robert Jarvis, former director of physical plant at Skidmore, died Oct. 23, 2010, of complications from cancer. Read More.
- Ernest R. "Ernie" Lloyd III
Ernest R. "Ernie" Lloyd III, a longtime member of the housekeeping staff, died May 19, 2010, at Albany Medical Center. He was 85. Read More.
- Gene Marie Green
Gene Marie Green, accomplished musician and gifted teacher whose career in Skidmore's Music Department spanned nearly four decades, died May 1, 2010, following a battle with cancer. Read More.
- Lois Rose (Sevigny) Hollenbeck
Lois Rose (Sevigny) Hollenbeck, a Skidmore graduate and assistant professor emerita of biology, died April 29, 2010, in Valatie, N.Y. Read More.
- Lawrence R. "Ronnie" Greenwood
Lawrence R. "Ronnie" Greenwood, a maintenance mechanic at Skidmore and, according to many who knew him, "one of the nicest people ever to work at the College," died March 11, 2010, at his home in Corinth. Read More.
- Richard Mabb
Richard Mabb, a longtime member of the facilities staff, died February 27, 2010, at Saratoga Hospital. Read More.
- Mary Oliver Bradley
Mary Oliver Bradley, a member of the Dining Services staff for 42 years, died Sunday, September 27, 2009, in Saratoga Springs. Read More.
- Mary Elizabeth McMartin
Mary Elizabeth McMartin, a longtime member of the Student Affairs staff and the mother of a Skidmore graduate, died September 26, 2009, at Saratoga Hospital, following a short illness. Read More.
- Anne Ross Fairbanks
Anne Ross Fairbanks died June 18, 2009, in Troy, N.Y. A former Olympic athlete, Presidential Point of Light, teacher, scholar, and Skidmore aquatics coach, she was 85 years old. Read More.
- Robert Alan McGill
Robert Alan McGill, associate professor emeritus of English and a scholar of Native American literature, died June 14, 2009, in Gainesville, Florida. He was 84. Read More.
- Marie T. Costanzo
Marie T. Costanzo-longtime secretary in the Department of Music and mother of three Skidmore alumnae-died May 21, 2009, at the age of 76. Read More.
- Frederick A. Spear
Frederick A. Spear, professor emeritus of French and the "ultimate bibliographer," according to a Skidmore colleague, died Dec. 31, 2008, in Portsmouth, N.H. He was 85. Read More.
- Rita Agosta
Rita Agosta, a former longtime staff member at Skidmore's Scribner Library, died on December 26, 2008, at Wesley Health Care Center in Saratoga Springs. She was 96. Read More.
- John L. Yakush Sr.
John L. Yakush Sr., a longtime Skidmore plumber known for an impish sense of humor and creative approach to solving plumbing dilemmas, died Sept. 29, 2007. He was 77. Read More.
- Eleanore F. Galant
Eleanore F. Galant, Skidmore's longtime director of publications, died June 25, 2006, at Wesley Health Care Center following a brief illness. Read More.
- Eleanor L. Huston
Eleanor L. Huston, former executive secretary to the Secretary of the College, died March 3, 2006, at Saratoga Hospital. Read More.
- Edward J. Murray
Edward J. Murray, supervisor of transportation and grounds from 1991 to 1998, died Feb. 22, 2006, at home. He was 69. Read More.
- Ruth C. Lakeway
Ruth C. Lakeway, professor emerita of music, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006, at home, following a brief illness. Read More.
- Anthony Otrembiak
Anthony Otrembiak, a Skidmore College retiree, died February 1, 2005, at his home in Milton, N.Y. Read More.
- The Mythic Figure to open April 4 at Shick Art Gallery
The Mythic Figure, an exhibition of works by sculptors William Tucker and Ed Smith and painter Pamela Avril, opens Thursday, April 4, at the Schick Art Gallery on the Skidmore campus. Read More.