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Six years after running the flanks on Wachenheim Field, Matt Wolff '12 is a graphic designer at Nike and his logo and soccer uniform designs have made their way around the globe.


Wolff is credited with designing the Nigeria men’s national team’s home kit (uniform) for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. The design is becoming a viral, cultural sensation.


How does a summer morning spent simulating on-scene firefighter tasks in high heat and humidity with 30+ pounds of fire gear feel? That just what Denise Smith, professor of health and physiological sciences, along with Skidmore students, alumni, and several first responders wanted to find out.

The Skidmore College Saratoga Classic Horse Show celebrated its 21st annual year of operation with the opening of its new home at White Hollow Farm.

Skidmore College has appointed Joe Martin head men's lacrosse coach. Martin has been at the University of North Carolina since 2013.

Skidmore College named Jessica Turner head women's basketball coach. Turner recently competed her fifth season as an assistant coach at Middlebury College.

Campus Notes

Meg Estapa, assistant professor of geosciences, will join more than 100 scientists and crew from over 20 research institutions for NASA’s “Export Processes in the Ocean from Remote Sensing” (EXPORTS) oceanographic campaign. EXPORTS is the first coordinated multidisciplinary science campaign of its kind to study the carbon cycle impacts of microscopic plankton using two research vessels and several underwater robotic platforms.

Amy Frappier, associate professor of geosciences, is quoted in a June 18 article titled, “Giant Clam Shells May Help Predict Future Tropical Storms,” in Earther. The article explores new research in paleotempestology—the study of past tropical cyclones using historical records and geological proxies—which is being conducted by researchers at Hokkaido University in Japan.

Adele Einhorn, executive director of the Skidmore Saratoga Classic Horse Show, was quoted by The Saratogian in a June 12 story “Skidmore College horse show opens Wednesday at new home” and on June 18, “Skidmore College Saratoga Classic horse show loves new venue”. Additional news articles about the new venue appeared in The Times Union, The Daily Gazette, the Troy Record and Saratoga Today.

Nicole Coady, lecturer for MDOCS, was interviewed by News 10 ABC on June 11 outside the Surrey-Williamson Inn, one of the locations used for filming her television series The Adventures of Snow White and Rose Red. The series, which premiered last week on Amazon Prime, includes Skidmore students as writers, editors, producers, marketers and costume assistants.

Sheldon Solomon, professor of psychology, is quoted in a June 18 BBC “Future” story titled, “What if we knew when and how we’d die?” Solomon discussed Terror Management Theory which posits that humans embrace culturally constructed beliefs in order to fend off what would otherwise be paralyzing existential terror.

Sarah Friedland, director of the Storytellers' Institute of MDOCS, was quoted in an article, “Skidmore symposium starts with film on FBI surveillance,” which appeared in The Times Union on June 8.

Ian Berry, Dayton director of the Tang Museum, was quoted in a May 17 Artsy story about Chicago Imagists titled, “1960s Chicago Gave Birth to a Colorful, Frenetic Art Style That Is Still Gathering Steam”. The article mentions the Tang’s September exhibition “3-D Doings: The Imagist Object in Chicago Art, 1964–1980.”

Spa Specials

Skidmore Spotlight

Susan Harrington works as an environmental service technician for the custodial operations department of facilities services.


On her time at Skidmore, Harrington said, “It’s been a pleasure meeting wonderful people and making new friends. Out of all the places I’ve worked, this has been the most interesting and memorable place. I very much enjoy working here.”


CIS Updates

Work this week will include earth excavation, site grading with heavy equipment, utility trench work, and potential blasting for rock removal. There will also be continued heavy-equipment traffic in the area.



Campus Events

Friday, June 22

7:30–9:00 p.m.

JKB Theater


Saturday, June 23

7:30–9:30 p.m.

Arthur Zankel Music Center


Tuesday, June 26

8–9:30 p.m.

Arthur Zankel Music Center

Thursday, June 28

8–9:30 p.m.

Arthur Zankel Music Center


Friday, June 29

1–3 p.m.

Arthur Zankel Music Center


Friday, June 29

7–9 p.m.

JKB Theater


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