Monthly Archives: November 2013

Top 3 Things to do in Prague

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Workshop: Use a smartphone to make an interactive map tour

Are you interested in creating an interactive map tour, using nothing but your smartphone and free mapping tools? Perhaps you want to map outdoor art, or graffiti, or you want to use it in science for looking at invasive species, or maybe you are more interested in mapping out history and land use change in the watershed? Come to my workshop on Friday at noon for the workshop: Digital Map Storytelling With ArcGIS Online to learn how to create interactive map tours. Workshop will be held in the GIS Center, 2nd Floor, Lucy Scribner Library, Friday 11/22/2013 at Noon. To view the workshop schedule click HERE. Seating is limited, so register for the workshop today HERE. Continue reading

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This Week: Maps, Robots, and Electronic Clothing

  Here is a quick run down of some great events around the GIS Center (and around campus) that should be on your radar for the rest of the week. Tuesday, Nov. 19th: Mobile Mapping Workshop/Community Geography with Dr. Timothy Hawthorne – Library 113, 12:40pm. Come see how mobile devices can be used in Community Geography. Register here. Tuesday, Nov. 19th, 7pm GIS Center: Digital Map Storytelling with ArcGIS Online,  taught by two GIS Center Student Assistants. Register here. Thursday, Nov. 21, 5:30pm, Gannett Auditorium, Lecture on E-textiles (electronic textiles) from Leah Buechley ’97. She designed the Lilypad Arduino and is a well known expert in the field of e-textiles, and former director of the MIT Media Lab’s High-Low Tech research group. Thursday, Nov. 21 7pm, Excelling with Excel taught by a GIS Student Assistant. GIS Center. Register here. Thusday, Nov. 21 8pm, Computer Science Club meeting featuring the NAO Robot. (See photo above) Robot demo and look at the programming interface. GIS Center. Friday, Nov. 22 12 noon, Digital Storytelling with ArcGIS Online, taught by Alex Chaucer. GIS Center. Workshop will teach how to use a smartphone to make a Storymap. Register here.     Continue reading

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Budapest!

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Kick off Geography Awareness Week with our GIS Day Keynote. Tonight!

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Pics form beautiful Budapest! Blog post to follow soon.

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Skidmore College presents at national sustainability conference

In early October, Ela Lepkowska-White, professor in the Management and Business Department, Rachel Willis, Sustainability Fellow, and Levi Rogers, Sustainability Fellow, visited Nashville, Tennessee for this year’s Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE) annual conference. This Continue reading Continue reading

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Skidmore helps kick off Farm Aid 2013

This September Saratoga Springs and the Saratoga Performing Arts Center were hosts of Farm Aid 2013. Farm Aid is a non-profit organization whose mission is “to keep family farmers on their land.” One of the ways Farm Aid supports this Continue reading Continue reading

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New Zero-Sort recycling program improves college recycling rate

Waste and recycling is a topic that concerns many people on the Skidmore College campus. Thanks to a partnership between Facilities Services, the Sustainable Skidmore Office, and Skidmore’s waste hauler Casella Waste Systems, Skidmore transitioned to zero-sort recycling earlier this Continue reading Continue reading

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Update from the North Woods Steward

Written by Eliza Hollister ’14 My name is Eliza Hollister; I am a junior here at Skidmore. This past summer I was hired by Sustainable Skidmore as a Steward of the North Woods, and am now continuing that role as Continue reading Continue reading

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