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Honors Forum

Past Events, 1998-2000

As the Forum has grown and matured in the years since its inception, the Honors Council has consistently sought to develop a quality co-curricular program. Following are some highlights of events past, including speakers, presentations, and other special opportunities.

October 7, 1998:

Iris Chang

Ms. Chang, author of "The Rape of Nanking: The Forgotten Holocaust of World War II," held a discussion session with Honors Forum students preceding her lecture in Gannett Auditorium (lecture sponsored by International Affairs). Ms. Chang chronicles Japanese atrocities in Nanking and the plight of Chinese women, young and old, and Korean "comfort women" during the Japanese plunder of China in the 1930s and 1940s.

October 20, 1998:

Felice Frankel, Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Arts and Sciences, and Professor Mary Crone

Ms. Frankel gave the Honors Forum students a special gallery talk which was followed by a roundtable discussion with Prof. Mary Crone of Physics, holder of the Lubin Family Chair in Science, on visualizing science.

February 11, 1999:

Prof. Charles Segal, 3rd Annual Classical World Lecture

Prof. Charles Segal, Department of Classics at Harvard University and an international authority on Greek and Latin Poetry, spoke on his latest work, "The Body in Ovid's Metamorphoses" (co-sponsored by Classics and English, in conjunction with CL200 “The Classical World” and EN201 “Evolving Canon I”).

March 7, 2000:

Annual Honors Forum Faculty Lecture

Prof. Mary Lynn, American Studies: "The History of the Debate over Honors at Skidmore College." Dinner with Prof. Lynn and HF students followed the lecture in the Surrey Inn.

March 20, 2000:

International HF Student Presentations

Students reported on their work abroad.

April 22, 2000:

Field Trip to New York City Opera: Tosca