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TEDxSkidmore explores change

November 2, 2016

Skidmore's third TEDxSkidmoreCollege event focuses on the theme of change and starts at 7 p.m. this Thursday, Nov. 3, in the Arthur Zankel Music Center. The $1 tickets are available here, at the Zankel box office, or in Skidmore’s Case Center. 

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The five speakers present five different angles on change.

 In "Eat Like a Girl," student Bryn Sarner '18 explores inherent correlations between feminism and veganism, and recount how a visit to a cattle ranch deeply changed the way she views the world.

"Inhale Love. Exhale Gratitude" presents studies of the relationship between gratitude and happiness, and how being grateful has changed the life of student Sunny Tran '18, who has done nonprofit and volunteer work around the world.

Physicist Jill Linz's "Creating Music from Physics" aims to change how we "see" music and "hear" graphics, demonstrating the interconnectedness of sound and light waves and how her interpretation of them led to the development of spectral scales.  

"Change in the White House," by business professor (and political marketing scholar) Minita Sanghvi, looks at the role of gender in politics, from the Seneca Falls women's-suffrage meeting in 1848 to the presidential election in a few days.

"Trans 102: Life After Transition" is the topic for stand-up, short film, and blog comic Jaye McBride, who talks with authority and humor about gender transition, including awkward first dates, strained family relationships, and self-acceptance.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, primarily in short, dynamic talks. Beginning in 1984 as a technology, entertainment, and design conference, it now covers a vast range of topics in more than 100 languages. Licensed TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.  

Skidmore’s TEDx series has been facilitated by Cathy Hill, Harder Professor of Business Administration, along with the student club Skidmore Women in Business and other students.

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