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.

There are currently no upcoming events in this category. Please visit our Events home page for a complete listing of what's coming up at Scripps College!

Past Noon Academy Presentations

@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 […]

Tuesday Noon: Rachel Kushner
April 24, 2018

Dazzling. Gorgeous. Sharp and smart. The writing of Rachel Kushner, author of the acclaimed novels Telex from Cuba and The Flamethrowers, is all of these things and more. The National Book Award­–nominee (twice!) is back with The Mars Room, bringing readers inside a Central Valley prison alongside a two-consecutive-life-sentenced heroine named Romy Hall. This year’s Mary Routt Chair in Creative […]