Tuesday Noon Academy

This hour-long, weekly series features thought-provoking presentations by Scripps College faculty and visiting scholars, and is open to the greater community. Bring your lunch or purchase it at the Malott Commons dining hall. Coffee and tea are provided. Doors to the Hampton Room open at 11:45am.

Noon Academy Presenters

Valorie Thomas · December 2, 2014

“‘Cut Me Up and Get Down’: Black Women’s Knowledge & (The Move To) AfroFuturist Abstractions”

David Cubek · November 18, 2014

Eric Doehne · November 11, 2014

Doehne presents two case studies where forensic science was used to evaluate issues of authentication, sourcing and repatriation of works of art. From the uncovering of forgeries and looted antiquities, to the return of art stolen during WWII, science and history, law and ethics are intersecting in increasingly complex and interesting ways.

Rita Robillard · November 4, 2014

Robillard discusses "And then Again... Rifts on the Forest and Time," her 2013 exhibition at the Augen Gallery in Portland, which was inspired by her artist’s residency at the Sitka Center for Art and Ecology.

Bernice Ficek-Swenson · October 28, 2014

Inspired by a long interest in geology and the natural processes of transformation, Ficek-Swenson incorporates stone, fire, water and ashes to create photographic tableaux. The North Dakota native will discuss aspects of her creative process and a mix of inspirational sources of landscape, environmental essays and memory.

Seo Young Park · October 14, 2014

“Stitching the Fabric of Family: Work and Intimacy of Garment Workers in Seoul”

Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert · October 7, 2014

“How Do Cells Respond to Stress?”

A. Lee Fritschler · September 30, 2014

Fritschler discusses his recent book, "Closed Minds? Politics and Ideology in American Universities," in which he asserts that the problem with U.S. higher education is not that institutions are too political but that they are not political enough and questions the notion that ideological bias harms student education.

Cindy Forster · September 23, 2014

“Una patria indígena y campesina: Revolution in Guatemala, from the 1970s to 2000″

Margaret Matthews Berenson · September 16, 2014

“Nature and the Environment: Preserving Experiences in Hybrid Prints”

Regula Feldman Campbell ‘69 · March 4, 2014

In this illustrated talk, Campbell presents her research into the formal, experiential, and symbolic ways landscape designs reveal and reconcile the sacred with and within the world.

Mary (Polly) Nooter Roberts ’81 · February 25, 2014

In this richly illustrated lecture, Scripps alumna Polly Nooter Roberts ‘81 introduces a new gallery and educational program for the arts of Africa at LACMA.

Lars Schmitz · February 18, 2014

Lars Schmitz describes recent efforts that scrutinize the possible role of functional constraints on the evolution and diversification of visual morphology.

Martha Gonzalez · February 11, 2014

Through personal, professional and community reflection, Professor Gonzalez discusses how capitalism arranges the social relations of music and how Chicana ARtivista communities in East LA are challenging this arrangement through various social technologies.

Danzy Senna · February 4, 2014

Danzy Senna reads from her most recent work, a story collection entitled You Are Free (Riverhead 2011).

Jacqueline Wernimont · January 28, 2014

Professor Wernimont discusses the current interest in big and small data within digital literary studies, as well as a recent project to transform a poem into an algorithm and then a 3D object.

T Robert · December 10, 2013

Ms. Robert discusses how physics, math, chemistry, geology, and the natural elements come to together to play a vital role in forming a complex matrix that allows for travel to the moon, the appreciation of sculpture, and a drink from a favorite coffee cup.

David Scott · November 5, 2013

In his talk, David Scott examines issues surrounding the increasing demand for the return of plundered art works. Using examples from the Getty Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Scott discusses competing arguments concerning the looted and the faked.

Lara Deeb · October 15, 2013

Lara Deeb discusses part of her new book (co-authored with Mona Harb) titled Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Geography and Morality in Shi'ite South Beirut.

Anne Harley · October 8, 2013

Professor Harley discusses the origins of the project, the process involved in creating the libretto for the multi-choir cantata, and the project's ongoing evolution. In a special appearance, women of the Claremont Chamber Choir, under the direction of Professor Charles Kamm, will give the audience a preview of the music that will premiere at Scripps College on November 10.