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Sep28
Lecture
Constitution Day Lecture

Palamountain Hall Gannett Auditorium: A Constitution for the Living: Author Meets Critics In his recent book, A Constitution for the Living, Professor Beau Breslin takes up the theme of generational…

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Sep29
Lecture
Afghanistan: Causes and Consequences of America's…

Virtual: Afghanistan: Causes and Consequences of America's Longest WarWednesday, September 29th 7:00 p.m.Yelena BibermanOcakli (Political Science), Gwen D’Arcangelis (Gender Studies), Jonathan…

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Oct06
Lecture
Greenberg Middle East Scholar-in-Residence Lecture

Palamountain Hall Gannett Auditorium: The Social Life of Cannabis in PalestineIsrael: A Global History A lecture by Haggai Ram, 2021 Greenberg Scholar Professor Haggai Ram examines the global shift…

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Oct12
Lecture
Encore

VIRTUAL Online Event #1: Terroir: Wine & the French Sense of Place by Timothy Freiermuth, Senior Lecturer of FrenchOriginally a winemaking term, TERROIR speaks to the “irreproducible uniqueness…

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We're a dynamic community where Creative Thought Matters in every pursuit.
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Creative Thought Works
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    The entire Skidmore community is enjoying the start of a new academic year filled with dynamic courses, athletics competition, beloved traditions, and — most of all — the return of all students, staff, and faculty to campus.
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    With robust measures to protect against COVID-19, Skidmore is welcoming a first-year class of 728 students drawn from a record pool of 11,200 applicants for a fully in-person academic year.
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    Reflecting on the many lessons of the pandemic, President Marc Conner expresses excitement as the entire Skidmore community is “returning together” for a fully in-person 2021-22 academic year.
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    Members of the Skidmore community gather each year to celebrate the life and legacy of Lucy Skidmore Scribner, the College’s beloved founder.
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    Classics professor Dan Curley and Nicky Kiernan ’21 have teamed up to develop a historical adventure game for use in introductory Latin courses — an example of creative, cross-disciplinary learning experiences at Skidmore.
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    Skidmore’s Summer Experience Fund allows students in every discipline to advance their careers by participating in upaid internships, research, and other career-based experiences.
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    President Conner participates in a ceremonial bricklaying to mark a milestone in the second phase of CIS construction.
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    With collaborative research projects, art exhibitions, concerts, unique opportunities to try — and learn — new things, and even a marriage proposal, Skidmore has been an exciting place this summer.
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    Dozens of collaborative research projects — across disciplines ranging from anthropology and computer science to neuroscience and social work — are taking place in person and on Skidmore’s campus this summer after going online during the pandemic.
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Curriculum
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Creative Thought Works
See how Skidmore alumni are putting creative thought to work in their fields, their passions and the world in which we live.
 
Derrick Yam
’17
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
Don't be afraid of unconventional career paths. Just because most of your class, friends or family work in a certain industry does not mean you have to. Combining your interests is easier than you might think. If you work hard and put yourself out there, you'll meet the right people to help you along the way.
Derrick Yam ’17
Quantitative Analyst, Baltimore Ravens
Emily Lazar
’93
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
I don't like sitting around talking about gear or plug-ins. For me, mastering engineering is all about listening! It’s about making decisions and having confidence in the creative direction you’ve chosen. So be a good listener.
Emily Lazar ’93
President/Engineer, The Lodge Mastering
Jeremy Sigel
’99
  • Derrick Yam
  • Emily Lazar
  • Jeremy Sigel
The rules of the media industry are ever-changing. It's likely your future job does not exist yet. Embrace disruption and plan for flexibility in response to the unexpected. When making career decisions, think about your next jump. Put yourself in situations that lead to many alternative futures.
Jeremy Sigel ’99
Vice President, CBS Interactive