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Athletic Stereotypes at Skidmore

Wednesday, November 28th, 2012

Tonight there will be a panel discussion titled “Shades of Gray: Athletic Stereotypes on Campus – Which Side are You On: Red or Blue?” The event is being organized by the Honors Forum and panelists will fittingly address “athletic stereotypes on campus and the role athletics plays at Skidmore and beyond.” A “dessert reception” will follow.

I assume this panel is part of the illustrious Skidmore tradition of assigning GREAT IMPORTANCE to relatively trivial matters, like figuring out where to sit in D-Hall. Are you a broey hipster? Are you a sensitive jock? Who the fuck cares, sit wherever you like and don’t think about it too much.

Wednesday November 28, 7pm @ Pohndorff Room, 3rd Floor Library  

Student/Faculty Panel on Class

Sunday, November 25th, 2012

Now that you’re all back from Thanksgiving break, it’s time to jump back into the cycle of crippling depression swing of things.

Tomorrow, there will be a student/faculty panel on social class at Skidmore titled “Making Class Visible.” According to SkidProp, the panel will deal with “how class background and socioeconomic status affects students and faculty at Skidmore College.” A question and answer period will follow the moderated section.

This event is being organized by the OSDP and CLASS (Class Action for Skidmore Students*), a club that seeks to “create a safe space for working-class, low-income, and first-generation students.”

*Admittedly not the most artful backronym.

Monday November 26, 7pm @ Gannett

The Rescheduled Siri Hustvedt Event

Monday, February 21st, 2011

The English Dept.’s  Siri Hustvedt lecture and panel discussion that was canceled at the end of last month because New York was buried under a mountain of snow has been rescheduled for this Tuesday (2/22) at 8pm in Emerson.

Siri Hustvedt, who has written several novels, memoirs, books of essays and short stories, will be on campus for a lecture and panel this Thursday Jan. 27th TUESDAY FEB. 22nd thanks to Salmagundi Magazine and the English Dept..

The evening will begin with a lecture by Hustvedt ‘exploring the relationship between fiction and memoir’ followed by a panel discussion featuring English Dept. fixtures Robert Boyers, Melora Wolff and Greg Hrbek.

Hustvedt has written three novels: The Blindfold, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, and What I Loved. The New York Times Book Review called the international best seller What I Loved “superb,” and continued, “What I Loved is a rare thing, a page-turner written at full intellectual stretch, serious but witty, large-minded and morally engaged.” Publisher’s Weekly called it “a gripping, seductive, break-out novel.” Hustvedt is also the author of several memoirs, including last year’s The Shaking Woman: A History of My Nerves, a neurological memoir about Hustvedt own recently developed seizure disorder. Hustvedt will deliver the 2011 Sigmund Freud Lecture in Vienna in May of this year.

Siri Hustvedt’s books are available online here.

On Campus: Author Siri Hustvedt

Monday, January 24th, 2011

Siri Hustvedt, who has written several novels, memoirs, books of essays and short stories, will be on campus for a lecture and panel this Thursday Jan. 27th thanks to Salmagundi Magazine and the English Dept..

The evening will begin with a lecture by Hustvedt ‘exploring the relationship between fiction and memoir’ followed by a panel discussion featuring English Dept. fixtures Robert Boyers, Melora Wolff and Greg Hrbek.

Hustvedt has written three novels: The Blindfold, The Enchantment of Lily Dahl, and What I Loved. The New York Times Book Review called the international best seller What I Loved “superb,” and continued, “What I Loved is a rare thing, a page-turner written at full intellectual stretch, serious but witty, large-minded and morally engaged.” Publisher’s Weekly called it “a gripping, seductive, break-out novel.” Hustvedt is also the author of several memoirs, including last year’s The Shaking Woman: A History of My Nerves, a neurological memoir about Hustvedt own recently developed seizure disorder. Hustvedt will deliver the 2011 Sigmund Freud Lecture in Vienna in May of this year.

Siri Hustvedt’s books are available online here.

That lovely picture of Hustvedt’s work space via this feature from TheGuardian.co.uk

Sexual Assault Panel Discussion

Tuesday, February 10th, 2009

CSGR

The CSGR will be hosting a panel discussion titled Rape: Breaking the Stigmas on Wednesday at 7pm in Gannett. Moderated by Rachelle Calhoun The goal of the panel is to create heightened awareness about the crime of sexual assault, and to provide useful information on relevant topics of interest to law enforcement, first responders, forensicscientists and nurses, victims, and the community at large, particularly college-aged men and women.

The panel will include:

  • Dr. Henry Lee, founder and professor, Forensic Science Program, University of New Haven and Chief Emeritus, Connecticut State Police
  • Donna Palomba, founder, Jane Doe No More, Inc. and sexual assault survivor
  • Jim Murphy, District Attorney, Saratoga County
  • Ed Moore, Chief of Police, Saratoga, NY
  • Heidi Voight, Office of the Speaker of the House, CT and sexual assault survivor

(fbook)

CSGR Sex Panel

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The Center for Sex and Gender Relations gathered together a group of brave volunteers who will be sitting on a “Sex Panel” today (11/19). Hailing from all different types of backgrounds, sexes, orientations, genders, experiences and stuff like that the volunteers will be courageously offering up their expertise in an open forum where students are invited to come and ask questions and talk about the “skidmore scene. ” We’ve noticed in out administrative duties over on the ACB that a lot of you (or maybe just one of you with a lot of time) seem to have tons of questions about dating, sex and hook-up culture on campus. This looks like a great panel for you folks.

Sex Panel
7:30pm
da Spa
(fbook)

BeatleMore Mania

Monday, November 17th, 2008

Lately, the days have been pretty fucking gray, the nights darker and darker, and it is getting undeniably cold outside. Although all you see is outside is black, there’s sure to be some white. Not to be confused with snow, here white refers to the Beatles’ “White Album,” which is celebrating its 40th anniversary this Saturday, November 22. In the spirit of wild honey pie, Beatlemania, under the alias “Beatlemore Skidmania” (some mash-up of Beatlemania and Skidmore, I think), will be playing this weekend in the “storied” halls of Filene. The acts will feature students, faculty, and maybe some videos of people playing the sitar. Songs will be mostly from the 2-disc White Album. “Beatlemore Skidmania” will be Sunday, November 23 @ 3pm so you can find your way to the show before it gets dark.

But wait, there’s more. The day before, Skidmore has gathered a Beatle-expert panel to discuss the Beatles’ “lasting cultural contributions.” The panel, accompanied by Professor Gordon Thompson, will include Allan Kozinn (New York Times critic and author of The Beatles), Walter Everett (University of Michigan, and author of The Beatles as Musicians), Tim Riley (National Public Radio commentator and author of Tell Me Why: A Beatles Commentary), and Jonathan Gould (author of Can’t Buy Me Love: The Beatles, Britain and America). The panel will assemble on the fateful November 22 @ 1pm.

Shades of Grey

Monday, October 27th, 2008

Tonight at 7pm in Gannett campus heavy hitters Academic Council and The Honors Forum present a faculty panel on the politics of environmental and energy concerns. This panel offers a great opportunity to take a look at current and future economic policy without the circular rhetoric of political debates. Faculty panelist include economics professor Roxanna Julia, who will be talking about energy policy and global warming, Chemistry professor Bob Winkler, will be talking about the future of Ethanol as a fuel, and Bob Turner from the Govt. Dept. addressing environmental issues in Washington, DC. This event is part of the Honor Forum’s yearly Shades of Grey panel series where “controversial” issues are brought to the campus for discussion. And while not hard hitting on the controversy front, environmental issues have become a hot topic this election season.

But, this little ditty of a panel is just a warm up, on Wednesday at 5:30 in Gannett a rare student panel will address the question “Who owns your vote & what is it worth?” Moderated by Professor Bob Turner the talk will begin with the screening of clips from the film 18 in ’08 and focus around the idea of student and youth participation in voting and other democratic shit. We think its only fitting that after 8 weeks of hearing some geezers talk about how important it is too vote the college finally sat down some students and got talking.

So make sure to mosey over to both these important discussions, if only for the vegetable platters served after.

(fbook)

Crisis Forum: The Mysteries of the Meltdown

Sunday, October 26th, 2008

Albany’s most popular business news daily, the fascinating “Business Review,” reports that Skidmore will be hosting a forum on the recent economic tailspin we have all been so successfully ignoring. And while it may be nice in our beautiful autumn bubble, Wall Street is shitting its pants. The last available figures of our endowment show it shrinking 10-20%. So yeah…take the next few days to indulge because once this news breaks we’re all going to have to make some tragic sacrifices–no humus from the Spa and maybe even no more dinners at Max London’s

The forum, moderated by Skidmore professor Pushkala Prasad, will feature Adirondack Trust CEO Charles Wait, the Chief Investment Officer of Martello Investment Management, and Skidmore professors, Paul Calhoun and Roy Rotheim. Whether you’ll be attending to scare yourself into frugality, or looking for some economics extra credit, show up at JKB (still without geothermal heating) on October 28th at 5:30 for whats sure to be a wonderful time.

Shit in the Food

Monday, October 20th, 2008

Every year at Thanksgiving my dad tells this hilarious story about getting food poisoning at a Cracker Barrel in Texas: that story is probably the only positive thing to come out of food poisoning. While I’m sure my Father would have been happy to drive up for the event, tonight’s lecture focuses on some of the more serious aspects of food borne illness. The panel features SGA vice president Alyssa Chrobuck ’09, who will be talking about her experience as a survivor of E.coli, as well as representatives from Safe Tables Our Priority, Skidmore Nutrition Action Council, and Mark Miller of Dining Services.  Bringing together students, faculty and professionals to talk about food poisoning both on campus and in the larger community the panel aims to offer—in the words of Chorobuck—“a general understanding of what food-borne illness is, how to eat safely, and also to understand the gravity of the situation.” The panel begins at 8pm in Davis with a Q&A following.