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Bravo! Linguist wins teaching prize
Faustini wins Ciancio Award
Retiring faculty
Dick Hihn and Kris Szymborski
Intercultural reach and depth Skidmore's first intercultural-studies director
Professoriat What the faculty are up to
Geek squad squareoff Skidmore techies in programming contest
Idea marketplace Guest lectures touch on society and scholarship
Books Faculty and alumni authors
Sky command Using the wolrd's biggest radiotelescope
Shaping campus sustainablity Coordinator goes for the green
On exhibit Now at Skidmore's Schick Art Gallery and Tang Museum
Sportswrap Thoroughbred highlights

Idea marketplace

Guest speakers at Skidmore this year have covered every corner of society and scholarship—just for instance:

• “Sexism from a Male Perspective,” journalist Kevin Powell

• “American Islam: The Struggle for the Soul of a Religion,” journalist Paul Barrett

• “Microfinance: Are Charity and Commerce in Conflict?” diplomat and banker Brad Swanson

• “Deadly Persuasion: What Advertisers Really Sell,” author Jean Kilbourne

• “Why the FBI Wants to Redesign the Internet,” Susan Landau, Sun Microsystems

• “The Future of Tropical Ecosystems,” Patricia Wright, SUNY-Stony Brook

• “Sex and the Single Organization: Gendered Cultures in the Airline Industry,” Albert Mills and Jean Helms Mills, St. Mary’s U. (Canada)

• “Ethnic Minorities in Israel: From Marginality to Political Power,” Aref Abu-Rabia, Ben Gurion U. of the Negev