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Weekly Bulletin
Crystal Dea Moore
Crystal Dea Moore
From the Dean of the Faculty
and VP for Academic Affairs
New Faculty Director of Assessment
I am delighted to announce that Peter von Allmen, professor and chair of the Department of Economics, will assume the position of faculty director of assessment beginning Jan. 1, 2019. In this position, Peter will carry on the work done by Sarah Goodwin.
General Education Curriculum Update
The Committee on Educational Policies and Planning (CEPP) general education subcommittees are developing criteria for the implementation of Skidmore's new general education curriculum.
Skidmore News
A semester long quest
In the latest This is Skidmore podcast episode Associate Professor Erica Bastress-Dukehart and students are interviewed about their experience reliving the 15th century in the perennial-favorite history class "The Quest."
Culinary gold
Skidmore's dining services team earned its fifth consecutive gold medal for culinary excellence in the American Culinary Federation (ACF) competition. Accolades have become a near-regular occurrence for our beloved dining program, but the chefs' talents truly come to life within Skidmore's dining traditions.
All time scoring record
Thoroughbreds women's basketball senior guard Kelly Donnelly set Skidmore's all-time scoring record with 1,608 points in a convincing win over Union College.
Additional coverage by Spectrum News and WNYT News 
Campus Notes
Janes delivers paper in Ireland
Regina Janes, professor of English, delivered a paper titled "Lemuel Gulliver, Map-maker" at the Sixteenth International Symposium on Jonathan Swift at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin, Ireland.
Breves co-authors article
Jason Breves, assistant professor of biology, co-authored an article in the Journal of Experimental Biology regarding ionoregulation by marine fish.
Van Hook story published
Sue Van Hook, retired senior teaching associate in biology, has a story in the new anthology Before They Were Our Mothers: Voices of Women before Rosie Started Riveting.
Berry quoted by NPR
Ian Berry, Dayton director of the Tang Museum, was quoted in a Jan. 2 NPR story titled "MacArthur 'genius' paints Nigerian childhood alongside her American present." The story was about artist Njideka Akunyili Crosby, whose work was on view at the Tang from Oct. 30 through Dec. 30, 2017.
Breslin featured in Higher Ed story
Beau Breslin, dean of the faculty and vice president of academic affairs, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Inside Higher Ed story titled "Less Is More." In the story, college and university administrators discussed how to thoughtfully reduce faculty duties to help them advance their best work.
Mann quoted in Daily Gazette article
Chris Mann, assistant professor of political science, was quoted in a Jan. 26 Daily Gazette article titled "Albany native looks back on FBI years, comments on current state of affairs." The article discussed the Trump administration's criticism of the FBI and the press.

Skidmore Softball hosts "Homerun Breakfast" on February 23

SEC work groups begin this week

Research colloquium closed

Pre-College Program accepting applications

Exploring Museum Careers

Campus Events

Thursday, February 1
56 p.m.
The Future of Russia
Palamountain Hall, Davis Auditorium

Saturday, February 3
56 p.m.
Dunkerly Dialogue: Stephen Shore with Terence Diggory
Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room

Saturday, February 3
6–7:30 p.m.
Opening reception: This Place Exhibit
Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium

Monday, February 5
6 p.m.
Voice as Documentary Audibility: Accent, Disability, and the Problem of "Giving Voice,” with Dr. Pooja Rangan (Amherst College)
Gannett Auditorium, Palamountain Hall

Tuesday, February 6
6–7:30 p.m.
Early Photography and Palestine: A Talk by Issam Nassar
Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room

Tuesday, February 6
78:30 p.m.
Environmental studies speaker: Jeff Goodell
Palamountain Hall, Gannett Auditorium

Wednesday, February 7
6–7:30 p.m.
Winter/Miller Lecture: Nicole Eisenman
Tang Teaching Museum, Payne Room 

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