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Professor Sheldon Solomon and Abude Alasaad in Conversation TONIGHT

Monday, September 28th, 2015

Do you even know the location of your asshole?

Everyone’s favorite cool dad/Jeff Spicoli/resident genius, Professor Sheldon Solomon will be speaking tonight, September 28 with everyone’s favorite better-than-you junior, Abude Alasaad on why people are such assholes.

Rumor has it the first ten attendees will receive a free tie-dye lesson from Solomon himself.

7:00 PM in Filene

TEDxSkidmoreCollege Returns with New Faculty & Student Speakers (12/3)

Wednesday, November 19th, 2014

12/3. 7pm. Zankel. Be there.

December 3rd will mark the return of TEDxSkidmoreCollege, as students and faculty will collaborate to present the second annual installment in the lecture series.

For those of you who are unfamiliar TED (Technology, Entertainment, Design) is a set of global lecture conferences formed under the mantra “Ideas Worth Spreading.” Speakers have ranged from presidents, authors, scientists, and a slew of other occupations. There’s no end to the topics you could be discussing that could spur a friend to say “Oh my gosh, I have to send you an AWESOME Ted Talk on this!” If this has never happened to you, you probably need smarter friends.

Developed in 2013, TEDxSkidmoreCollege is part of the TEDx series, a program designed “to help communities, organizations and individuals to spark conversation and connection through local TED-like experiences.” This year, under the organization of Sarah Green ’16, the event will feature Skidmore professors Gordon Thompson (Music), Reba Howard (Chemistry), and Sheldon Solomon (Psychology) as the speakers on the faculty side of things, and Gavin Burger ’15 and Marcella Jewell ’15 have just been announced as Skidmore’s inaugural student speakers.

Read more info on this year’s event page. Tickets can be purchased (very easily) through the school’s Vendini page. If you missed last year’s very successful debut of TEDxSkidmoreCollege, you can watch the videos and read info about the speakers here.

Weekend Distractions CXX

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

6:00pm- “I am not ‘Mutilated'”: Speaking Out Against Anti-Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) Campaigns @ Davis
7:00pm- Sheldon Answers: Are American Youth Apathetic? @ Filene Recital Hall
7:00pm- 59 Seconds Video Festival @ Tang Teaching Museum
8:00pm- The Happening @ Falstaffs

6:00pm- Allie Chipkin’s Senior Songwriting Performance @ Wilson Chapel
7:00pm- Rithmos presents: ‘Twas the Night Before Fun Day… Disney Princesses and Beyoncé @ Dance Theater
8:00pm- Tang Party @ Tang Teaching Museum
9:00pm- Skidomedy Presents: A Fireside Chat @ Gannett
9:30pm- Souled Out: Lift Every Voice Final Show @ Filene Recital Hall
10:00pm- Dynamics Spring Jam @ Filene Recital Hall

12:00pm- Fun Day @ South Park Green
10:00pm- UJIMA Fun Day After Party @ Falstaffs

6:00pm- Climbing Poetree Hip Hop & Spoken Word Performance @ Case Green

Missing something? Let us know in the comments

Film Forum Screening Features Skidmore Professors, Damned Dirty Apes

Wednesday, September 21st, 2011


I am not charmed by this wild beast

Rise of the Planet of the Apes Project Nim, the acclaimed documentary directed by James Marsh (Man on Wire) will be screened at the Film Forum this weekend, on Thursday to Friday, September 22nd-23rd at 7:30pm, and Sunday, September 25th at 7pm.

Project Nim follows the story of a chimpanzee raised as a human child in an Upper West Side brownstone by a team of Columbia University scientists, in an experiment intended to show whether a primate could learn to communicate with language. I’m pretty sure the whole thing failed horribly and a lot of people got hurt and angry in the process. If I lived next door to these people and that fucking chimp, I bet I’d be pretty furious too.

A discussion of some of the themes touched upon will follow the Sunday screening. The panel will include Skidmore professors Bernard Possidente (biology) and Sheldon Solomon (psychology), along with professor emerita Christina Grassi (anthropology), and Rabbi Jonathan Rubenstein.

Tickets are $7 for non-members and $5 for members and students with ID. There are no reservations and admission is first come, first served.


My Speculations On The Lecture On The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness

Monday, February 14th, 2011

There is a lecture called Seventh Annual Jon Ramsey Lecture: The Anatomy of Human Destructiveness on Tuesday Feb. 15th but I cannot find any information about it online other than than the time and place so here are my predictions:

  • The lecturer will begin by talking about how humans are destructive.
  • The lecturer, who is named Sheldon Solomon, will be wearing a blue flannel over-shirt, a grey undershirt and sweat pants.
  • Someone will mention the Nazis.
  • Someone else will mention the environment.
  • Someone will mention this book.
  • The lecturer will end by talking about how humans are destructive.

5pm in Gannett. See you there!