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Creative Minute

At the renowned Mt. Sinai Hospital, Sara Brandt '14 and Ben Glicksberg '10 discuss their neuroscience, genetics, and bioinformatics research, and how well Skidmore prepared them for their work. [more on the sciences]

Political sound bites

The Tang Museum's current "Elevator Music" installation is Political Echo Chamber, a video loop of American campaign ads from the 1950s to now. Helping to curate were Skidmore political scientist Chris Mann, Henry Jaffe '18, and Chloe Singer '18, who made this trailer video.

Faculty art on view

At Schick Gallery until mid-October, a show of selected faculty artworks includes an artists' talk Sept. 22 and a reception Oct. 7. The exhibitors are digital artist Deb Hall, photographers Robert and Shana ParkeHarrison, painter Deborah Morris, and—marking 50 years at Skidmore—sculptor Chip Cunningham.

First-day twitters?

New students shared their move-in day on social media, and alumni are invited to join by posting their own move-in memories, using #Skidmore on Twitter or Instagram.

WSPN then and now

Creative and eclectic, WSPN-FM is one of the few college radio stations run entirely by a student board. It has enlisted a few local-community DJs (like the "Polka Magic" guys) along with students, and several SPN alumni are now working in radio.

Polo wrap

"Quick, smart, and gorgeous" describes the horses, and the humans, at a world-class polo club in China, where Skidmore students played this summer. Their trip to the elite US and UK college tournament was made possible by some devoted polo alumni.

Your opinions, please

Scope Monthly needs readers' ideas and feedback, in a short survey. The first five responders, if they fill in their names, will win Skidmore hats or shirts! (The first winner last time was Tony Llano '97—enjoying his swag, above.) [take survey]

Whither higher ed?

Misperceptions about the liberal arts, the rising demand for graduate degrees, and what makes Skidmore distinctive are all part of a frank discussion in Skidmore's podcast series. (Twelve other podcasts with alumni, students, and professors round out season 1.)

Calendar highlights

"Fifty Ways to Love Your Framers," Sept. 16, 5 p.m.
"Conical Winds," Sept. 18, 5 p.m.
Jose Antonio Vargas, Sept. 28, 7 p.m.
US Congressmen Chris Gibson and Paul Tonko, Oct. 10, 7:30 p.m.
Judy Tsou '75 Music Scholar Lecture, Oct. 13, 7 p.m.

Click in the green bar to see events by day or week.

Jammin' volunteer gig

Career Jam—part of Celebration Weekend, Oct. 14, 3–5 p.m.—needs alumni and parent volunteers who'd enjoy fielding student questions and sharing insights about their industries, companies, graduate experience, or career journeys. Sign up here, or send queries to Lauren Sisson.

T'breds update

Skidmore golfers finished second at the Lake Placid Club Invitational, behind host Middlebury. The men's soccer team shut out SUNY-Maritime, while the women fell to top-rated Williams. All sports are on Twitter.

Nominations sought

Now is the time (until Nov. 4) to nominate alumni for recognition awards and also for positions on the alumni board. Alumni in class years ending with 2 and 7 are especially urged to nominate classmates for distinguished achievement or outstanding service awards.

October celebration

Planning is under way for Celebration Weekend, Skidmore's annual open house for students' families. This year's Oct. 14–16 event features faculty seminars, student performances, a president's hour, campus tours, and more. Register by Sept. 30!

Regional events

This month, alumni are hosting welcomes for new grads in Boston, New York City, and Washington, D.C. There are cocktails in Santa Fe and apple-picking outside Boston. Also coming to New York: a lecture by Prof. Sheldon Solomon and a talk on investment strategies by expert (and Skidmore parent) Ed Wachenheim.


Alumni from '16, '08, '04, and '82 are spotlighted, including the musician behind the album Rivulets, above.

In memoriam

As a service to classmates, here is a listing of deceased alumni and their online obituaries that Skidmore has recently learned of.