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October 2020

By the Numbers: FiveThirtyEight’s Nate Silver

October 26 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

Whether your game is politics or baseball, there’s an excellent chance that FiveThirtyEight is high on your refresh rotation. Nate Silver is the statistician behind what has become the bellwether for election outcomes. The author of The Signal and the Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail—but Some Don’t speaks  with journalist Rico Gagliano a week before the 2020 presidential election for insights into what’s driving this year’s predictions. Please note: There are a limited number of FREE student tickets available…

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Student Recitals – Virtual Edition: Ep. I

October 27 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

Scripps College Music Department presents: Student Recitals - Virtual Edition. For Episode I, voice-area faculty and students invite the public to a recital of solo vocal works from musical theatre, opera, and art song. Students will introduce their recorded performances in a live stream from their locations around the world. Our virtual recital will be held on Tuesday, October 27, 2020 from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Pacific Time. Register here to attend the live presentation on zoom. Download the…

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Susan Orlean in Conversation

October 29 @ 5:00 pm - 5:45 pm

**Rescheduled from March 2020** Susan Orlean is a consummate storyteller. From The Orchid Thief, her spellbinding examination of the esot Susan Orlean is a consummate storyteller. From The Orchid Thief, her spellbinding examination of the esoteric world of flower selling in Florida, to Rin Tin Tin, a powerful account of the iconic Hollywood canine, Orlean has a knack for finding the most unusual characters. Her latest project has a beloved institution as its protagonist: the Los Angeles Public Library. The…

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The Coming Realignment of American Politics

October 29 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Since the 1988 presidential election, no candidate has won more than 53% of the popular vote, and neither party has maintained unified control of the federal government for the entirety of even a single presidential term. This sharp polarization is increasingly felt not just in party politics, but also in heightened feelings of negativity and resentment expressed by voters against adherents of the other party. With another achingly close presidential election in 2016, a breakthrough for either Democrats or Republicans…

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November 2020

Self-Realization in Confucianism and Daoism

November 5 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Humanities Institute presents Sin yee Chan, Professor of Philosophy at the University of Vermont. This lecture will explore the contrasting views of Confucianism and Daoism on thequestion of self-realization. Confucianism believes that one achieves self-realization through cultivation of virtues and social engagement. Daoism points to the deconstruction of a dichotomous way of thinking and a merge with the Dao. The lecture will also look briefly at the issue of gender in these two philosophical schools. Please access this webinar…

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@Home Ceramics Workshop with T. Robert Pacini

November 7 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

A workshop for beginners. The history of ceramics spans thousands of years. Yet this medium has a powerful place in the future, as well. Ceramic technology plays a role in pharmacology, health and beauty, synthetic bones and teeth, car brakes, space technology, and object dating used in science and anthropology. Internationally renowned ceramic technician T. Robert Pacini, and beloved installer at Scripps' Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, hosts a conversation and at-home workshop.  Participants will receive materials and instructions in advance…

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The Aztec’s ‘Tri-Partite Soul’ and It’s Ethical Implications

November 12 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Humanities Institute is proud to present Sebastian Purcell. Purcell is an internationally recognized expert on Aztec and Greek philosophy. He wants to know what insights these ancient cultures have that could help us lead better, happier lives. Venues as diverse as the BBC, Business Insider, and Aeon have featured or covered his research, and it has been supported by numerous agencies, including the National Endowment of the Arts, the National Endowment of the Humanities, the Templeton Religious Trust, and…

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May 2021

Class of 2020 Cap Decorating Contest

May 7, 2021 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Via Zoom, CA

Class of 2020 Graduates! We are postponing the cap decorating event closer to the time of graduation in hopes of capturing more images and participation.  We look forward to celebrating with you next spring! If you are interested in participating, please submit an image of your newly decorated Scripps green cap here.

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