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Honors Forum

Fall 2003 Events

September 4: Honors Forum reception for Class of 2007
5:00-7:00pm, Tang Teaching Museum

September 29, 5:30pm

A uniquely talented scientist and artist, Jonathan Kingdon, Senior Research Associate at the Institute of Biological Anthropology and Department of Zoology at Oxford University, and former Distinguished Visiting Fellow in the Arts and Sciences at Skidmore, returns to campus for a series of events. The Honors Forum is sponsoring a presentation on the LOWLY ORIGIN work at 5:30, in the Payne Room of the Tang.  A reception will follow.

Professor Kingdon’s earlier works include the 7-volume East African Mammals: An Atlas of Evolution in Africa, Island Africa, African Mammal Drawings, Kilimanjaro: Animals in a Landscape, Arabian Mammals: A Natural History, and Self-Made Man: Human Evolution from Eden to Extinction? In addition to his zoological expertise, he is a brilliant illustrator of his and others’ texts. The Millennium issue of American Scientist named Kingdon’s Atlas of E--volution in Afri-ca one of the “100 books that shaped a century of science.”

October 28: October Symposium 

8:00pm, Emerson Auditorium

Alabaster Cities Gleam: the Great Chicago Fair

Retired Associate Professor of English, Alan Wheelock will present a talk on one of the most significant "World's Fairs" ever created: The World's Columbian Exposition of 1893. On 600 acres of swampy Chicago lakefront, America's foremost artists and architects erected a great "white city,"an assemblage of neo-classic structures of faux- marble, whose spectacular beauty would provide the impetus for an entire generation of city planners, utopian and pragmatic.

November 8: Trip to Mass MOCA

Skidmore's own Professor Victoria Palermo's work is on display in the Kidspace at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (Mass MOCA). 

November 13 : Dounts and Discussion II 

6:00pm Honors Forum Lounge

Come for a lively discussion of current events and issues on campus and around the world. Bring your voice and enthusiasm! Refreshment will be served.