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.

Current and Upcoming Events

Cindy Forster · September 23, 2014

Guatemala offers a striking example of organizing for justice in various realms. In this talk about her recent book, Forster addresses the era when over 200,000 civilians lost their lives at the hands of the right wing government and its machinery of terror. She argues that what took place in the 1980s was the hemisphere’s largest Indigenous rebellion since the Spaniards first invaded.

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. What is the political climate on campuses today? Is academic freedom alive or has it been suffocated by undo influences by groups from the left or the right? Can students and faculty of all political stripes freely express their views? What does the future hold for civic education on university campuses?

Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert · October 7, 2014

Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert will speak about the ways cells deal with stress brought about by various factors, particularly chemicals to which people are frequently exposed – food preservatives BHA and BHT, and BPA, now banned from most plastic bottles but commonly found in store receipts.

Seo Young Park · October 14, 2014

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

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.

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.

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.

David Cubek · November 18, 2014

“Working with Venezuela’s El Sistema During Turbulent Times”

Valorie Thomas · December 2, 2014

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

Past Noon Academy Presentations

Cindy Forster · September 23, 2014

Guatemala offers a striking example of organizing for justice in various realms. In this talk about her recent book, Forster addresses the era when over 200,000 civilians lost their lives at the hands of the right wing government and its machinery of terror. She argues that what took place in the 1980s was the hemisphere’s largest Indigenous rebellion since the Spaniards first invaded.

Margaret Matthews Berenson · September 16, 2014

Berenson will speak about twelve artists who embrace printmaking with a remarkable understanding of traditional print processes while freely blending traditional techniques with new technology. The results are hybrid forms of printmaking that are distinctly their own.