Events at Scripps College

Scripps College supports a robust events calendar for the entire community, including music festivals, distinguished guest speakers, discussions, social events, and more.

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Upcoming Events

71st Scripps College Ceramics Annual
January 24-April 5, 2015

Julia Haft-Candell, guest curator, presents a selection of hybrid works, including ceramics with other materials, that, as she says, “hint at the familiar and steer toward the indefinable.”

Prison Nation: Posters on the Prison Industrial Complex
March 12-April 9, 2015
Clark Humanities Museum

"Prison Nation" includes posters addressing the critical issues discussed above in keeping with SPG's goal to demonstrate to the general public and to the art world the importance of the political poster and the importance of art to social commentary. The exhibition illustrates the graphic history of past and current prison movements, their causes, challenges and hopes. The dynamic designs cover many of the critical issues surrounding the system of mass incarceration—with a focus on California—including: racial disparity in sentencing, the War on Drugs, immigration, the death penalty, the Three Strikes law, violence against women, access to education and health care, youth incarceration, prison labor, divestment, privatization, torture, and re-entry into the community.

Public Conversations Project: Deep Listening, Connected Speaking, Genuine Inquiry
March 23-26, 2015

We are delighted to invite you to a program designed and offered by Public Conversations Project in support of our campus efforts to enhance inclusion, diversity, equity, and access at Scripps College. The trainings will run March 23-26, 2015. In order to accommodate the schedule of staff and the demands of departments, the workshops will be broken down into two sequenced 3-hour sessions.

Ruqayya Khan
March 26, 2015
Humanities Institute

This lecture is mainly interested in assessing the significance of secrecy and interiority for conceptions of the self and secrecy in Islamic sources, including the Qur’an and a range of literary sources.

Elise Ferree
March 31, 2015
Tuesday Noon Academy

Professor Ferree talks about the research she and her students have done with golden-orb web spiders to uncover the costs and benefits of being in a group, whether females of all sizes benefit from group living, and how environmental factors influence the decision to cluster.

Public Talk by William Deresiewicz: “What is College For?”
April 1, 2015

William Deresiewicz, the author of Excellent Sheep: The Miseducation of the American Elite and the Way to a Meaningful Life and 2015 Mary Routt Chair of Writing at Scripps, shares his observations about education at the Claremont Colleges and elsewhere.