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.

Upcoming Events

Date(s) Event
October 6, 2015 “Whose American Dream?”

Please join us on October 6 for the Tuesday Noon Academy with Hao Huang, Professor of Music; Bessie and Cecil Frankel Endowed Chair in Music from Scripps College: “I feel that I am a citizen of the American dream and that the revolutionary struggle of which I am a part is a struggle against the […]

October 7, 2015 Low Grade Reports due in Registrar’s Office
October 14, 2015 Scripps Tea: Denison Library

Celebrate our Founder Ellen Browning Scripps Birthday! Come meet the staff of Denison Library and learn about the collections and services it offers.

October 19-20, 2015 Fall Break
October 22, 2015 Last day to drop classes without academic penalty
October 27, 2015 “Who Needs Classical Music?”

Is “classical” music a vital art or an elitist hobby that is dying of its own pretensions? Are classical musicians and modern composers in the classical tradition contributing anything to contemporary experience, or is this art merely a mannered throwback to an exploitative social order? Born in Oakland, California, Marjorie Merryman’s works have been commissioned […]

October 28, 2015 Scripps Tea: Tiernan Field House/ Senior Class Gift

Come visit the Peer Health Educators as they create awareness around safe drinking practices, and learn more about TFH Health and Wellness Programs! Get information on Senior Class Gift and how you can give back to the College. We will also be recruiting for committee members and accepting gifts.

November 17-20, 2015 Preregistration for spring semester
November 26-27, 2015 Thanksgiving recess
December 9, 2015 Last day of classes for first semester
December 10-11, 2015 Reading days
December 14-18, 2015 Final examinations and end of Fall semester
December 19, 2015 Residence halls close at noon
December 28, 2015 All grades due in the Registrar’s Office by noon
January 16, 2016 Residence halls open at 8:00am for new students
January 16-18, 2016 Orientation and Registration for new students
January 19, 2016 Second semester classes begin
February 1, 2016 Last day to add classes
March 2, 2016 Low Grade Reports due in the Registrar’s Office
March 10, 2016 Last day to drop classes without academic penalty
March 14-18, 2016 Spring Break
March 25, 2016 César Chavez Holiday- Colleges Closed
April 19-21, 2016 Preregistration for fall semester
May 4, 2016 Last day of classes at Scripps
May 5, 2016 Capstone Day
May 5-6, 2016 Reading days
May 6, 2016 Senior grades due in the Registrar’s Office by noon
May 9-13, 2016 Final examinations and end of Spring semester
May 14, 2016 Commencement begins at 5:00pm
May 14, 2016 Residence halls close at noon (non-graduates)
May 16, 2016 Residence halls close at noon for graduating seniors
May 19, 2016 All other grades due in the Registrar’s Office by noon

Past Noon Academy Presentations

Nathalie Rachlin · April 21, 2015

"Picturing Genocide: Rithy Panh’s 'Missing Picture' and Joshua Oppenheimer's 'The Act of Killing'"

John Ramsey · April 7, 2015

“Congress shall make no law…abridging the freedom of speech.” Does this mean you or I have the right to hurl ethnic or gender slurs? Do we have a right to publish satirical images of religious figures? Do either of us have a right to advocate for a law permitting business owners to hire people on the basis of the owners’ religious beliefs?

Elise Ferree · March 31, 2015

Professor Ferree talks about the research she and her students have done with golden-orb web spiders to uncover the costs and benefits of being in a group, whether females of all sizes benefit from group living, and how environmental factors influence the decision to cluster.

Mary Delgado Garcia · March 24, 2015

"Comparative Race Imaginaries in Chican@ and Latin@ Literature"

Preethi de Silva · March 3, 2015

Harpsichordist and fortepianist Preethi de Silva will discuss the life and accomplishments of the second son of Johann Sebastian Bach and also the musical works she and the 12-member ensemble Con Gioia will perform on period instruments in "Concert IV: Swan Song and Reminiscences,” in Balch Auditorium at 5:00 p.m. on March 10, 2015.

Dacia Maraini · February 17, 2015

One of the most well known Italian writers, Dacia Maraini has published biographic novels on famous women and women writers, and many of her works deal with notions of femininity. She has also been active on the issues of women’s rights and violence against women. Her novels are widely translated into many languages, and she is internationally known as a critic and playwright.

William Deresiewicz · February 3, 2015

What is public writing? Why is it valuable for college students to study? Deresiewicz will discuss the nature and importance of public writing and read from examples of his work.

Valorie Thomas · December 2, 2014

What we now term "Afrofuturism," despite recent acclaim from mainstream media and arts communities, has been inseparable from African and African Diaspora aesthetics and philosophy since the beginnings of African time. Afrofuturism holds African Diaspora knowledge and philosophical principles in place; it is an epistemological process that manifests across genres and so defies easy categorization. In her talk, Thomas tracks specific streams of Black women's critical commentaries enacted via Afrofuturism as a case in point; as a move toward decolonizing imagination and consolidated resistance to objectification, alienation and dissection.

David Cubek · November 18, 2014

In his talk, Cubek will discuss the philosophy and structure of a renowned Venezuelan institution that has inspired music education programs in over 35 countries as well as the challenges related to working in Venezuela during times of political instability, social upheaval, and economic crisis.

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.