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Weekly Bulletin
Crystal Dea Moore
Crystal Dea Moore
From the Dean of the Faculty
and VP for Academic Affairs
Academic safety appointments

I am pleased to announce that Loretta Greenholtz has been named director of academic safety and space management planning and coordinator for academic affairs. Kara Cetto Bales, senior instructor in chemistry, has been named associate director of academic safety.


Odekon to deliver Moseley lecture March 6

It is my pleasure to invite you to the 2018 Edwin M. Moseley Faculty Research Lecture, delivered by Mary Crone Odekon, professor of physics and the Kenan Chair of Liberal Arts. The talk, titled “Galaxies of the 21st Century” is 8 p.m. Tuesday, March 6, in Gannett Auditorium.


Skidmore News
Players provide a positive influence
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Skidmore’s women athletes celebrated National Girls and Women in Sports Day by sharing their passion for sports with young, aspirational girls. 

Over the years, Skidmore's NGWSD has given more than 1,000 local girls the opportunity to discover and enjoy sports in a fun and informative clinic setting led by our women athletes.

Jazz Institute faculty share Grammy
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Skidmore Jazz Institute faculty members recently received Grammy awards for their work as members of the Christian McBride Big Band. The band's album Bringin' It won in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category.

The album features two 2018 Skidmore Jazz Institute faculty members: Michael Dease and Steve Davis. Also part of the band are two former Jazz Institute faculty members who were also students in the program: Brandon Lee and James Burton III.

Six uniquely Skidmore winter experiences
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Winter. It's a hot topic when you go to school in Upstate New York. Some people celebrate every snowfall. Others insist on hibernating all season. No matter your position, there's something special about winter at Skidmore. In fact, some of our favorite traditions and events happen during the winter months. Ranging from culinary to comedy, cold to cozy—here are a few ways Skidmore students make the most of winter.

Campus Notes
Berheide discusses gender wage gap
Catherine White Berheide, professor of sociology, joined NPR's nationally syndicated show Marketplace to talk about pay equity for women. 
Mann quoted in political contribution story
Christopher Mann, assistant professor of political science, is quoted in a Feb. 16 Daily Gazette story titled "NRA donates to Faso and Stefanik."
Turner commentary published
Bob Turner, associate professor of political science, had commentary published in the Feb. 17 Saratogian titled "Win or lose, transparency should always be at top."
Schneller authors article with Skidmore alumna
A.J. Schneller, teaching professor of environmental studies and sciences, along with Sara Coburn '16, published an article titled "For-profit environmental voluntourism in Costa Rica: Teen volunteer, host community, and environmental outcomes" in the Journal of Sustainable Tourism.
Frederick receives Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship
Kimberley Frederick, professor of chemistry, received a Clare Boothe Luce Scholarship to attend the 2018 Higher Education Resource Services (HERS) Institute at the University of Denver. 
Johnson publishes paper
Rebecca Johnson, associate professor of psychology, published a paper in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (Vol. 71(1), 220–228) titled "The Preferred Viewing Location in Top-to-Bottom Sentence Reading." The paper was based on eye-tracking research conducted with Emma Starr '16.

CLTL accepting proposals for mini-grants

Transfer open house is March 2

2018 President's Awards nominations

Freirich Business Plan Competition round one is February 23

Research-a-thon is February 19–23

Campus Events

Friday, February 23
5 p.m.
Reading for the Common Good
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Somers Room

Tuesday, February 27
6 p.m.
Dunkerly Dialogue
Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery, Payne Room

Tuesday, February 27
6 p.m.
Making Democracy Work
Palamountain Hall,  Gannett Auditorium

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