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Charlotte Lamson Clarke ’53

The family of Charlotte Lamson Clarke '53 has given a $2 million gift to establish Skidmore College's first endowed chair in art history.


Hassan López

Hassan López, an associate professor in Skidmore's Neuroscience Program, is also a successful game developer. His second board game — "Maniacal," a strategy game for aspiring supervillains — is set for release this spring.


Skidmore will host a Senate debae on Oct. 21

U.S. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) and her Republican challenger Chele Farley will face off in a televised debate at the Arthur Zankel Music Center on Sunday, Oct. 21.


Denise L. Smith, director of the First Responder Health and Safety Laboratory at Skidmore, helps Marcus Jackson '18 put on firefighting gear during a recent research session.

A $1.3 million Assistance to Firefighters Grant from the Federal Emergency Management Agency will enable Denise L. Smith and her team to put their findings into practice and help save firefighters' lives.


Campus Notes

In It 3

This week, Skidmore is sponsoring a series of lectures and special events —In It 3— designed to initiate conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion related to socioeconomic class.


Jennifer Delton, professor of history, published an op-ed in The Washington Post.


Corey Freeman-Gallant, professor of biology, has been awarded a three-year grant from the National Science Foundation. He also published a scholarly article with Conor Taff ‘05 and is co-author of a second article.


An article by Jiebei Luo, reference librarian, has been accepted for publication in the scholarly journal Library & Information Research.


A Japanese translation of the textbook "Crafting Qualitative Research" by Pushkala Prasad, Zankel Chair and professor in the Department of Management and Business, has been published.



Skidmore Spotlight

Carol Lloyd

Carol Lloyd works as an administrative assistant in the Psychology Department. Lloyd joined Skidmore 36 years ago in the Admissions office.


CIS Updates
Spa Specials


Skidmore Theater’s fall Black Box production opens Friday

"33 Variations" by Moisés Kaufman and directed by Marie Glotzbach will be performed Oct. 12-13 and 16-20 at 8 p.m; Oct. 14 at 2 p.m. in the JKB Theater.


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.


In It 3 community coffee
Please join us on Friday, Oct. 12, 9:45-10:15 a.m. for a special community time. Coffee, tea and assorted snacks will be available in the Gannett lobby, Palamountain Hall between the 8:30 and 10:30 a.m. screenings of the HBO documentary "Class Divide."


Leonard Bernstein at 100 : A Skidmore Faculty Gala Celebration

Skidmore faculty and guests kick off a semester-long celebration of the genius of Leonard Bernstein with a gala performance featuring a wide variety of vocal and instrumental chamber works by the illustrious composer. Featured artists include Pola Baytelman (piano), Sue Davies (bassoon), Randall Ellis (oboe), Michael Emery (violin), Paul Green (clarinet), Jameson Platte (cello), Sylvia Stoner (soprano), Katy Svatek (French horn), Jan Vinci (flute), Mark Vinci (saxophone) and others.


We invite you to join us in the Spa on Tuesday, Oct. 16 starting at 11:30 a.m. for an Oktoberfest feast! An amazing menu includes house smoked brisket with German potato salad, cider braised red cabbage and a pretzel roll, grilled bratwurst with sauerkraut and potato pancakes, and beer and cheese soup with a pretzel stick.


Innovative pedagogies workshop

The presentation led by Beck Krefting is designed for anyone who offers instruction of any kind in a college classroom setting with a focus on dispelling myths about employing creative pedagogy. Special attention will be given to campus resources available to support innovative approaches to delivering your curriculum. Join us in the Scribner Library, Weller Room (212), Wednesday, Oct. 17, at 4 p.m.


Ensemble Connect

Ensemble Connect is a two-year fellowship program for young professional classical musicians that prepares them for careers combining musical excellence with teaching, community engagement, advocacy, entrepreneurship and leadership.


Celebration Weekend, Oct. 19–21

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


Skidmore Celebration 5K

Runners, joggers and walkers are welcome!! We invite you to sign up for the 25th Annual 5K Run-Walk on Sunday, Oct. 21 at 11 a.m. Start and finish on the Case Green. No entry fee. $5 (optional) donation benefits Saratoga EOC Thanksgiving Dinners for Needy Families.


Do you have an interesting collection that you would you like to talk about?

On Tuesday, Oct. 30, 6 p.m. the Tang Museum will host a community event on the idea of collecting, and we want you to participate! Imagine giving a 5 -10 minute presentation that includes images of your collection. , with or without images, by Monday, Oct. 22nd, about the collection you'd like to share. We will notify you by Wednesday Oct. 24 if you have been selected to present.

Campus Events

Thursday, Sept. 13 through Oct. 14, 2018

Schick Gallery


Saturday, Oct. 13

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne room


Monday, Oct. 15

6-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne room


Wednesday, Oct. 17

6-7 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Payne room


Thursday, Oct. 18

4-8 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum

Friday, Oct. 19 through Nov. 28

10 a.m.-4 p.m.

Schick Art Gallery


Saturday, Oct. 20

12-1:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Saturday, Oct. 20

4-5 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Malloy Wing


Saturday, Oct. 20

6 p.m.

Filene Recital Hall

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