With extensive experience as a curator, scholar, and writer in innovative contemporary art exhibitions and programming, Isolde Brielmaier works as the Curator-at-Large at the Tang Teaching Museum, amongst other important roles. She helps to develop new approaches for curating, commissioning, developing, and presenting the work of interdisciplinary artists and other cultural producers across platforms. On This is Skidmore, she discusses a new discussion series, The Accelerator Series, which premiered with a discussion about "whiteness."
To celebrate Women's History Month, and recorded on International Women's Day, assistant professor of American Studies Beck Krefting and Louise Sullivan '18 discuss Krefting's Disorderly Women course. In the course, Sullivan and her classmates focused on some of the women who have been characterized by the larger society as unruly, disruptive, radical, militant, unfeminine-just generally "disorderly." They had the opportunity to learn and practice grant writing, watching their actions evolve into something much greater.
Executive board members of the African Heritage Awareness Club, Nana Nyantakyi '19 and Nkosingiphile "Nk" Mabaso '19 are both passionate about the success of the organization. Better known as AHA on campus, the club and its members support students of African heritage while simultaneously teaching the Skidmore community about specific cultures using food, dance, song, and more.
Assistant Professor of American Studies and award-winning architectural and urban historian Amber Wiley knows what makes a particular place stand out. She joins us on the podcast to talk about all the places she lived, the characteristics that make up a place, and the three courses she's teaching this semester: American Cultural Geographies, the African-American Experience, and City and American Culture.
For Nick Petrella '15 and Keirsten Sires '15, the website Locker Room Talk was a class project. It was an idea that was eventually was presented to potential investors as the final exam for the class, and at the time, nothing more. After graduation, Nick and Keirsten realized their project could become reality, and founded LockerRoomTalk.com, a website to serve as a resource for prospective college athletes throughout the recruiting process.
Professor of health and exercise sciences Dr. Paul Arcerio has dedicated most of his life to understanding health and wellness through science. His new app, Genio-Fit, uses his own research to develop a "set it and forget it" wellness routine to help users achieve their fitness goals.
Women's Field Hockey team members Kayla Rose '18 and Becca Halter '17 join coach Beth Hallenbeck after winning the Liberty League championship and moving on to the NCAA Tournament. In the last 9 years, the team has won the Liberty League 7 times. Rose, Halter, and Hallenbeck explain the recruitment process, what it means to be an athlete at Skidmore, and how it feels to be a champion.
Teaching both "Campaigns and Elections" and "Election Research" this semester, assistant professor Chris Mann discusses the upcoming election. In his classes, students are learning not only about campaign strategy, but also researching voter turnout on election day.
Student academic coordinator for the First Year Experience Marla Melito '93 and student Facebook advisor Joe Doino '18 are on the front lines of assisting the class of 2020 as they begin at Skidmore. We discuss the community being built inside of the class of 2020 Facebook group that Joe oversees, as well as mentorship opportunities for upperclassmen on campus.