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Sovereignty after the Soviets
Prof. Kate Graney on Russian federalism
Expert opinion: Home audio with Jill  Linz
Faculty farewells Linke, Mensing, Partha, Miller
Art, work, and chance Raffle-ticket creativity
Plugging into "Unplugged" Dorms compete to save energy
Teammates from abroad Sports as universal language
Kids of Survival on view Vandals or Van Goghs?
Faculty honored with endowed chairs Anzalone, Brueggemann, Leavitt, O'Brien, Pfitzer, Sattler
Scholarly smorgasbord Talking ecophobia, Crackberries, and Eros
Sportswrap Winter sports highlights

Kids of Survival on view

Tim Rollins and KOS: A History, now at Skidmore’s Tang Museum, traces 25 years of work created by re­nowned artist, activist, and educator Rollins together with Kids of Survival—students from his South Bronx classroom and also participants in wider workshops. In school the KOS group would typically read aloud from literary classics while painting and drawing on the pages being read. Rollins and his students would then cut out the book pages, paste them in a grid onto canvas, and paint images that connect the literary stories to their own lives. Some critics have called it vandalism; the New York Times has called it “far-reaching, politically aware art.”

Accompanying the show in March was the “Yes Symposium: The Persistence of Optimism,” including a documentary film about KOS and discussions with Rollins and others. The exhibition runs through August—check here, or call 518-580-8080, for details.