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
April 4 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Tuesday Noon: Significance in Conservation Decision-Making

Object conservators make decisions about what to prioritize in a treatment or housing, all of which influence the presentation and interpretation of heritage items. In a class designed to teach the non-neutrality of decision making, conservation students performed significance assessments on family heirlooms and used these to inform treatment and display housing. This talk will include an […]

March 28 @ 12:15 pm - 1:30 pm Tuesday Noon: ‘Our Mutual L.A. Suburban Pasts’: Race and Cosmopolitanism in Greater Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ San Gabriel Valley is the largest majority-Asian American and Latinx region in the United States. Scripps professor of American studies Wendy Cheng addresses the development of a distinct multiracial identity grounded in working- and middle-class, suburban spaces and how the formative histories and lived experiences of residents of multiracial suburbs enrich our understanding of racial formation. Presented […]

Past Noon Academy Presentations

Tuesday Noon with Elif Batuman and Jami Attenberg
March 21, 2017

“[The Idiot] is self-aware, cerebral, and delightful.” —Kirkus Reviews (starred) “Hilarious, courageous, and mesmerizing from page one, All Grown Up…is that rare book I’m dying to give all my friends so we can discuss it deep into the night.” —Maria Semple, author of Where’d You Go, Bernadette? The year is 1995, and Selin, the daughter […]

Tuesday Noon with Jade Chang
February 28, 2017

“Bright and funny…when the Wangs take the world, we all benefit.” —USA Today The Wangs vs. the World is a riches to rags story for our time. At its center are the fierce and funny Wangs—a Chinese American family who are down on their luck like never before. Their solution? A road trip in the […]

9/11 to 11/8: Tales and Thoughts from Fifteen Years of Advocacy on Immigrants’ Rights and National Security
February 21, 2017

Ahilan T. Arulanantham was riding the train to the ACLU offices in downtown Manhattan, where he worked as a first year lawyer representing detained immigrants – when planes crashed into the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001. He spent the next year representing Muslim immigrants caught up in the immediate post-9/11 crackdown, and the […]

Tuesday Noon: “The Politics of Exclusion: Narrating Post-Earthquake Haiti”
February 14, 2017

In this reading from her novel-in-progress, “Douze,” Myriam J. A. Chancy – author, Guggenheim Fellow, and HBA Chair of the Humanities at Scripps College – attempts to narrate a variety of points of view on the lived experience of the January 12, 2010 earthquake which devastated central parts of Haiti.  In this presentation, via text and photography, […]

Tuesday Noon: “Revitalize Not Militarize: The Struggle for Human Rights in the Southern Border”
January 31, 2017

The southern border region is home to some 15 million people living in border communities in California, Arizona, New Mexico, and Texas. It is also one of the most militarized border regions in the hemisphere. In this talk, Christian Ramírez, Director of Human Rights for Alliance San Diego and Director of the Southern Border Communities Coalition, discusses […]

Tuesday Noon with Sarah Manguso
January 24, 2017

“In her almost psychedelic musings on time and what it means to preserve one’s own life…She has written the memoir we didn’t realize we needed.” —The New Yorker As some contemporary storytelling grows increasingly full or overfull of what we have come to call “content,” Sarah Manguso is crafting works that are at once smaller, […]

Reproductive Rights and Barriers to Safer Conception for People Living with HIV in South Africa
November 15, 2016

Despite the call to integrate HIV and reproductive health services clinics in many settings around the world still fall far short of meeting the reproductive rights and needs of people living with HIV. In this talk Deborah Mindry, from UCLA’s Center for Culture and Health and visiting scholar at the Claremont Colleges Intercollegiate Feminist Center, […]

How Islamist Intellectuals, Activists, and Militants Have Responded Differently to the West
November 1, 2016

Islamist activists in the Middle East have been fundamentally shaped by the political, intellectual, and religious challenges that Western influence has posed to their societies over the past century. Starting with Muslim Brotherhood founder Hassan al-Banna’s mobilization against Western missionaries and colonialism, the more radical Sayyid Qutb’s framing of secular, Western-backed governments as apostates, and […]

Introduction to Living Composition: A New Approach to Asian Music, Culture, and Spirituality
October 25, 2016

Over the last several years, Dr. Koji Nakano has composed cross-cultural works for Western and traditional Asian instruments, collaborating with musicians, dancers, and filmmakers in Asia, the U.S., and Europe. The idea of living composition is to explore solutions to problems of cross-cultural esthetics and musical elements, as well as to redefine the role of […]

Will You Won’t You Want Me?: A Reading and Conversation with Nora Zelevansky
October 11, 2016

Nora Zelevansky novels are witty page-turners. Her heroines are sparkly and sassy: from Beatrice Bernstein in Zelevansky’s debut Semi-Charmed Life to Marjorie Plum who stands at the center of her second novel, Will You Won’t You Want Me? These young women face life’s challenges with zeal and good humor. Zelevansky ‘99 will share how her […]