A CIS sneak peek, news and events

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Weekly Bulletin

A sneak peek at the CIS greenhouse

Join faculty members David Domozych, Joshua Ness, Monica Raveret Richter and Kurt Smemo for a behind-the-scenes visit to the Center for Integrated Sciences greenhouse, which is slated to open this spring.


Skidmore News

Presidential search updates

Jon Achenbaum and Maxine Isaacs, Presidential Search Committee co-chairs, announce the members of the committee, unveil the presidential search website and invite faculty, staff and students to community forums.


President Glotzbach discusses higher education on WAMC

Skidmore College President Philip A. Glotzbach was a guest on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s “In Conversation With” program with Alan Chartock.


Dining Services

Spa Specials

The Spa: Visit the Spa from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday, March 25, for a Phillips Gourmet mushroom burger sampling. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, the Blue Hen in the Adelphi Hotel will be sampling sushi.


Bread sale: A bread sale will be held from 3 to 5 p.m. Friday, March 22, in the Atrium Café. This week’s flavors are sourdough, ciabatta, seven grain, vegan pumpkin, pumpkin with chocolate chips, banana, gluten-free banana, corn with cheddar and jalapeños, and corn.

Campus Notes

Diana Barnes, senior teaching professor of Spanish, volunteered at the U.S.-Mexico border and recounted the experience for an article in the Times Union.


Heather Hurst, associate professor of anthropology, has received an award from the Rust Family Foundation and will appear in an upcoming episode of a National Geographic Channel series.


Neal Matherne, Mellon museum-library collection ethnographer, co-authored an article published in Museum Anthropology.


Sónia Silva, associate professor of anthropology, published an article in Antropologie et Sociétés.




from faculty and staff related to professional accomplishments and scholarly endeavors.

Skidmore Spotlight

Chris Massa

Chris Massa, who works as a photographer in the Office of Communications and Marketing, photographs events on campus for the College’s print and digital publications and helps tell the Skidmore story.



Vigil for victims of New Zealand tragedy

The Skidmore Muslim Students Association and the Office of Religious and Spiritual Life will hold a vigil at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 21, in the Intercultural Center in Case Center. All are invited to attend. For more information, .


Office of the President holds open office hour

President Philip A. Glotzbach will hold an open office hour from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 26, in the President’s Office, fourth floor of Palamountain Hall, to discuss topics of importance to you.


President’s Awards 2019

Individuals or teams from the Skidmore community may be nominated for a 2019 President’s Award until noon Monday, March 25. Nominations may be sent or .


Chief human resources officer holds open office hours

Brett I. Last will hold open office hours from 10 a.m. to noon Friday, March 22; 2 to 4 p.m. Monday, March 25; and 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, March 27. If you would like to meet with the CHRO and are unable to attend, please .



A 90-minute crash course on structural inequality in America will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, March 24, in Murray-Aikins Dining Hall, second floor. .


F. William Harder Lecture

Deb Kelly ’68 will discuss “Brands in Space: Launch Planning Reaches New Heights” at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, in Filene Recital Hall.


Science on Tap

Neuroscientist Sara Lagalwar will speak at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 26, at the Parting Glass, on “Fatal Formations: Uncovering the Brain’s Ghosts, Monsters and Zombies.” For more information, .


Senior portraits

Senior portraits for the Class of 2019 will be taken Monday, March 25, through Thursday, March 28, at the Skidmore Shop. . The school code is 177.


Skidmore Shop

A representative from Herff Jones will provide information about class rings from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, and 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, March 28, at the Skidmore Shop.


Staff Advisory Group Lunch and Learn

Wendy LeBlanc, managing director of operations and conferences, will speak about the Office of Special Programs from noon to 1 p.m. Wednesday, March 27, in Scribner Library, room 129.


Symposium on Humanistic Inquiry

Skidmore will host its second annual Symposium on Humanistic Inquiry, this year exploring the theme of “wonder,” March 29-30 at the Tang Teaching Museum. For more information, or contact or .


Womxn Of Color Conference

Joy Harden Bradford, the host of the podcast “Therapy for Black Girls,” will speak at 11:45 a.m. Saturday, March 30, in Gannett Auditorium. For more information about the conference, .


Edwin M. Moseley Faculty Research Lecture

Catherine Berheide will deliver the Edwin M. Moseley Faculty Research Lecture at 8 p.m. Thursday, April 4, in Gannett Auditorium. The title of her lecture is “Still Gendered After All These Years: Pay, Promotion and Well-Being.”


Stewart’s Signature Series 2019 lineup announced

The Stewart’s Signature Series will return to Skidmore for a third year. For more information and the full lineup,

Campus Events

Here’s a sampling of major events this week.

Thursday, March 21 through Monday, April 22

Schick Art Gallery


Friday, March 22

4 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Saturday, March 23


Wachenheim Field


1 p.m.

Wagner Park


3 p.m.

Wagner Park


3 p.m.

Wachenheim Field


Saturday, March 23

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Sunday, March 24

6:45-9:45 p.m.

Palamountain Hall: Davis Auditorium


Monday, March 25

7-9 p.m.

Filene Recital Hall


Tuesday, March 26

Noon-1:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Atrium


Tuesday, March 26

4 p.m.

Wachenheim Field

Tuesday, March 26

7-10 p.m.

Palamountain Hall: Gannett Auditorium


Wednesday, March 27

4 p.m.

Castle Diamond


Wednesday, March 27

8:30-10 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum


Thursday, March 28

3:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Wagner Park


Thursday, March 28

4-6 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum, Mezzanine


Thursday, March 28

9-11 p.m.



Friday, March 29

7 p.m.

Zankel Music Center


Saturday, March 30

1 p.m.

Wenger Courts (outside) Wilton YMCA (inside)


Saturday, March 30

2-3:30 p.m.

Tang Teaching Museum

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