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Skidmore has received a $912,000 Mellon Foundation grant

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Skidmore College a $912,000 grant to promote diversity and global learning initiatives in its new general education curriculum. The award will support the hire of two new, permanent faculty members, as well as faculty development initiatives.


Alexandra Marello '19

Alexandra Marello will be graduating from Skidmore with "Amazon screenwriter" on her resume. How did it happen? From first-year student to senior screenwriter ready to take on the film industry, read her story.


What does freedom mean to you?

The Skidmore community gathered to share their responses as part of the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery's public art project, "For Freedoms."


This is Skidmore!

"This Is Skidmore" is back! Our new host for season four, Robin Adams, director of leadership activities, talks to Linnea Harris and Mary Ann Toia about pre-orientation at Skidmore. They cover all of the benefits of participating in this optional program that precedes new student orientation.


Campus Notes

In It 3

"In It 3" is a suite of diversity and inclusion programming designed to raise our cultural fluency and strengthen our community. A series of workshops and events will be held Thursday, Oct. 11 through Friday, Oct. 12. "In It 3" is coordinated by representatives from each of the College's divisions and is supported by the Committee on Intercultural and Global Understanding


Deb Hall, associate professor of art, will be exhibiting at Bates College Museum of Art, in Lewiston, Maine.


Christopher Mann, assistant professor of political science, was interviewed for a New York Times article about candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives, Antonio Delgado.


Juan Navea, assistant professor of chemistry, has been awarded a $20 million NSF grant with scientists from 11 research institutions. Navea recently presented research with students Yao Xiao '19, Angelina Leonardi '20, and Renee Karchere-Sun '20 at a conference in Japan and published the cover article of a leading journal with five recent Skidmore graduates.


Jeffrey Segrave, professor of health and human physiological sciences, published two scholarly articles, including an article with Skidmore graduates Tim Spencer '18 and Kevin Santos '18.



Skidmore Spotlight

Denise Bruno

Denise Bruno, a teacher at the Skidmore's Greenberg Child Care Center for the past eight years, says "she especially enjoys working with the babies." Her routine at home is remarkably similar.


CIS Updates
Spa Specials


Encore lecture series

The 38th annual for community members 55-plus begins, Oct. 2 and runs every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:30 a.m.–3 p.m. through Nov. 15. in Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall.


Living Tobacco-Free
Representatives from the Living Tobacco-Free Initiative from Glens Falls Hospital will share information on Skidmore's new smoke-free, tobacco-free policy as well educational resources on smoking cessation on Friday, Oct. 5, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in Case Center, second floor. Attendees will have opportunities to win prizes.


Less Stress Wellness Fair

With the end of the semester and the holidays right around the corner – please drop in, relax and discover new strategies to de-stress your life and revitalize your mind and body on Monday, Oct. 8, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. in the Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor.


Lecture: "The Body is Not an Apology, From Body Empowerment to Global Justice"

Sonya Renee Taylor, an award-winning spoken word artist, author and entrepreneur, will deliver the biennial Karen Levin Coburn Lecture in Gender Studies on Monday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. in Gannett Auditorium in Palamountain Hall. A book signing and reception will follow.


Annual Frances Steloff Lecture

Michael Ondaatje will speak about his his novel "Warlight" Wednesday, Oct. 10 at 8 p.m. in the Payne room, in the Tang Teaching Museum. A book signing and reception will follow.


Saisselin 40th Anniversary Celebration

Join us Friday, Oct. 12, 2-5 p.m. as we celebrate 40 years of making in the Saisselin Art Center. Tour the building, experience our 10 studios areas in action and visit faculty, students and alumni during a reception in the Schick Art Gallery.


Dream With Me: Leonard Bernstein at 100
The Music Department is pleased to announce "Dream With Me: Leonard Bernstein at 100," a series of performances and events celebrating the life and work of Leonard Bernstein. The first event will be a Skidmore Faculty Gala Celebration on Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018.


Celebration Weekend, Oct. 19–21

Join us for a weekend of celebration with Skidmore family and friends!

Campus Events

Thursday, Sept. 13 through Oct. 14, 2018

Schick Gallery


Friday, Oct. 5

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Friday, Oct. 5

7-8 p.m.

Dance Center, Dance Theater


Tuesday, Oct. 9

7-8:30 p.m.

Filene Building, Filene Recital Hall

Thursday, Oct. 11

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Somers Room


Friday, Oct. 12

8 p.m.

Black Box Theater, Janet Kinghorn Bernard Theater


Saturday, Oct. 13

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne room

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