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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. 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. 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. 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. 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. More.

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Camp Daybreak, where Dan Osman '02 is director, is sponsored by the Vermont Association for Mental Health and Addiction Recovery and caters to kids ages 8 to 11 who have a range of social, emotional, behavioral needs and mental health conditions. More

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Birth of a classic
The Kinks' recording of 'You Really Got Me' in the summer of 1964 would establish them as one of Britain's most important bands and Ray Davies as a songwriter to be watched, notes Gordon Thompson, professor and chair of music. More.

A 'beacon of tolerance'
As Temple Sinai approaches its golden anniversary, its membership speaks to the 'charismatic drawing power' of Rabbi Linda Motzkin, Jewish chaplin at Skidmore, and her husband, Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein. More.

Culture wars have a new turf
Soccer offers a new turf to play out the "culture wars" between cosmopolitanism and traditionalism, writes Andrew Lindner, assistant professor of sociology. "It is a divide ... between a relativist worldview that embraces diversity and global culture and an outlook that aims to maintain what they see as traditional American culture." More.

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Faculty-Staff Achievements, Sept. 9, 2014

Robert Pierce recognized for saving a life, Corinne Moss-Racusin shares research at the White House, Linda Hall publishes an essay in The Chronicle of Higher Education. More