Medium-level alert

Tornado Watch for Saratoga County

At 1:30 pm on July 1, The National Weather Service issued a Tornado Watch in effect until 10 PM EDT this evening for Saratoga County.

A Tornado Watch means conditions are favorable for tornadoes and severe thunderstorms in and close to the watch area. Persons in these areas should be on the lookout for threatening weather conditions and listen for later statements and possible warnings on local news websites.

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Current Initiatives - Focus Skidmore

Focus Skidmore is an educational program surrounding climate change solutions and is part of a national "teach-in".

2010 Focus Skidmore Events

Focus Skidmore is an event series that is part of a nationwide discussion surrounding climate change and climate change action.  Our goal this year is to highlight both international efforts, particularly with regard to the United Nations Climate Change Conference in Copenhagen from December 7th-December 18th as well as the global impacts of climate change.  Please click here to learn more about the UN Climate Change Conference. 


Thanks to the efforts of the Skidmore IT Department, in particular Academic Technologies and Media Services, we will be using Skidmore's new mobile Tandberg video-conferencing system to help lower the carbon footprint of this event by reducing the travel needs of our speakers.  Please contact Ben Harwood at for questions regarding the Tandberg system.  This is event is co-sponsored or supported by the Environmental Studies Program, Sustainable Skidmore, the Environmental Action Club and International Affairs.


2009 Focus Skidmore Events


Thank you to the Biology Department, the Chemistry Department, the Dean of Faculty's Office, the Geosciences Department, the Government Department, the Environmental Studies Program, the Environmental Action Club, Speaker's Bureau for sponsoring this event!