Also In This Issue

A fresh batch of alumni news, from travels to jobs to new babies, can be viewed now on the Class Notes site.

"When women thrive, communities thrive," notes Isolde Brielmaier, the Tang Museum's curator-at-large. "And it's true whether you're talking about Saratoga, the South Bronx, or the Congo." Hear her thoughts on art and society.

This Place, through April 22, presents photos of Israel and the Occupied West Bank, creating a diverse portrait and revealing human stories behind the contested land.
If I had Possession over Judgment Day, April 22 to Sept. 4, samples the wide-ranging contemporary-art collection of Claude Simard (d. 2014).


Lucy Skidmore Scribner and the early roots of Skidmore College are favorite topics of Wendy Anthony, special collections curator in the Scribner Library. She tells stories from Skidmore's past in this audio podcast.

Penny Chisholm '69 won a National Medal of Science for her oceanographic research, and three new grads and two seniors may be next in line.

A special Chinese script used only by women is rapidly dying out in modern China, but a Skidmore professor is studying and preserving it.

April 19–20: Balm in Gilead, guest-directed by Phil Soltanoff, at Bernhard Theater

April 21–22: Spring Dance Concert, with work by McCormack Artist-Scholar Stephen Petronio, in the Dance Theater

May 12: Senior Art Show opening reception, at the Tang Museum

May 13: Manhattan Transfer concert, at Zankel Music Center

The riding team is heading back to the national championships, May 4–7, in Lexington, Ky.

Women's tennis, ranked 20th nationally, with a record of 8-6, will finish the regular season later this month at Vassar, Trinity, and Middlebury. The men's team, ranked 23rd at 8-5, will face RIT and Amherst on the road April 22 and 23.

Brianna Hooijberg '20 brought Skids to Switzerland for genuine Swiss fondue for two. To request a Skids mascot and share photos of his travels and other adventures, click here.

This month only, alumni from the classes of 1957 to 2007 who give to the Skidmore Fund will receive a special keepsake: a piece of the pink stone from Moore Hall.

Reunion, June 1–4, will feature awards for Margaret Gentile Mckeown '72, Barbara Underhill Collyer '52, Florence Andresen '57, Susan Gottlieb Beckerman '67, Terrill Tiffany Sullivan '62, Sally Huling Hilderbrand '67, Nancy Hamilton '77, Angela Foss '82, Andrew Hughes '92, Emily Mopsik '07, Melvis Langyintuo '12, and trustee Charles Buchanan.

Atlanta: Center for Civil and Human Rights tour April 22
Boston: deCordova Sculpture Park tour April 29, Red Sox baseball June 29 (buy now)
Tampa-St. Pete: Rays baseball April 23
New York City: Mets baseball April 26, Breakfast at Tiffany's with New York Philharmonic May 11, Yankees baseball Aug. 15 (buy now)
Rochester, N.Y.: "Uncertainly as a Governing Strategy" by Prof. Ron Seyb April 27
San Francisco: "The Role of Death in Life" by Prof. Sheldon Solomon May 6
Los Angeles: "The Role of Death in Life" by Prof. Sheldon Solomon May 7
San Diego: "The Role of Death in Life" by Prof. Sheldon Solomon May 8

Recent accomplishments by alumni from the classes of '10, '05, '95, '87, '80, and '62, including a solo exhibition by Jamieson Thomas '80.

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