Tuesday Noon

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.

Upcoming Events

Date(s) Event
February 18, 2020 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Historical Glass Conservation with Ariana Makau

Ariana Makau SC ’93, President and Principal Conservator Nzilani Glass Conservation, Inc., holds a Master’s Degree in Stained Glass Conservation from the Royal College of Art in London.

November 7 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm @Noon: What If This Were Enough?

Wry and witty is what New York readers have come to expect from “Ask Polly,” the magazine’s advice column. Now, Heather Havrilesky, the voice behind that popular weekly feature, is plumbing our culture’s obsession with self-improvement and urging us all to embrace the imperfections of the everyday. Havrilesky visits to discuss the art of the essay and to […]

October 24 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm @Noon: A Reading and Conversation with Stephanie Jimenez

Scripps alumna Stephanie Jimenez ’12 visits campus to discuss her debut novel, They Could Have Named Her Anything, which centers on how race, class, and feminism intersect for two teenage girls growing up in New York.   

October 15 @ 12:15 pm - 1:15 pm @Noon: José Olivarez

Mexican American poet José Olivarez reads from and discusses his PEN Award–nominated collection Citizen Illegal.  Presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute.   

Past Noon Academy Presentations

@Noon: Sehba Sarwar
September 10, 2019

Born and raised in Pakistan and now based in Los Angeles, the artist, writer, activist, and author of Black Wings discusses her work on immigration and border issues. Sarwar will also create a temporary, interactive installation on the theme of “on belonging” below one of Scripps’ oldest trees.  Presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute, Grounds […]

@Noon: Poet Sally Wen Mao
February 12, 2019

Sally Wen Mao’s poetry collection Oculus is an eerie, yet powerful, exploration of technology. The 2017 Pushcart Prize winner deploys sharp wit and a speculative imagination to confront the spectacle of the internet, artificial intelligence, the past and the future, and the roles and representations that women of color endure in order to survive a […]

Am I in a Echo Chamber?
November 13, 2018

Echo chambers are structures which manipulate the trust of their members. An echo chamber member is taught to systematically distrust outsiders. C. Thi Nguyen (Associate Professor of Philosophy at Utah Valley University) will discuss the dangers of echo chambers, how they form and operate, how to tell if you are in one. This event is […]

The Souls of Yellow Folk: Wesley Yang
October 16, 2018

Wesley Yang’s debut collection of essays explores the topics–from immigration and gun violence to internet dating–that preoccupy our communities and conversations. At the center of the National Magazine Award-winning The Souls of Yellow Folk is a reflection on the intersection of Asian values and the American dream. No tickets required. Please RSVP via Facebook.  

Tuesday Noon: Anouar Benmalek
October 2, 2018

Anouar Benmalek, an esteemed novelist, journalist, mathematician, and poet, returns to Scripps for a talk about his latest work. Benmalek holds dual Algerian and French citizenship and is a professor of mathematics at the University of Paris-Sud. A Nobel Prize in Literature nominee, he has won several of France’s prestigious literary prizes including the Prix Ragid for his […]