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February 12, 2019

Announcing Scripps College 2019 Commencement Speaker: USA Facts Editor Poppy MacDonald

Poppy MacDonald ’97, Managing Director of USA Facts, will deliver the address at 89th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

January 28, 2019

Women’s “Wicked Bodies” Take the Stage in a New Work by Iconic Choreographer Liz Lerman

Iconic choreographer Liz Lerman will premiere Wicked Bodies at Scripps College on Tuesday, February 5, at 7:00 p.m. in Balch Auditorium. The performance is the culminating event in Lerman’s yearlong residency at Scripps and presents a rare opportunity to glimpse the artist’s process as she presents her work in progress.

January 27, 2019

Scripps College Hosts Kevin Kwan of Crazy Rich Asians in Conversation

Kevin Kwan, internationally acclaimed author of the trilogy that includes Crazy Rich Asians, China Rich Girlfriend, and Rich People Problems, visits Scripps College as part of its signature event series, Scripps Presents, on Thursday, January 31 at 7:00 p.m. Kwan’s novel, Crazy Rich Asians, inspired the eponymous 2018 film that was the first to feature an all-Asian cast in a major Hollywood film in 20 years.

January 18, 2019

Humanities Institute “Ignorance in the Age of Information” Event Series Continues with Scholarly Take on Misinformation in the Digital Age

With the rise of digital and social media, information has become more accessible to more of us than ever before. The consequence: we are also more susceptible to deceit and manipulation via these sources of information. But is this a new phenomenon, or are we just now noticing its pervasiveness? The Scripps College Humanities Institute will attempt to address this question and more as it continues its series based on the theme, “Ignorance in the Age of Information,” organized by Scripps College Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Humanities Institute Yuval Avnur.

January 2, 2019

Scripps College Announces Spring 2019 Public Events

Scripps College has announced its provocative lineup of speakers and performers for the spring 2019 season of its signature public events series, Scripps Presents. The College will play host to diverse voices in critical conversation about relevant and riveting topics, showcasing the best in art, performance, and the humanities.

December 6, 2018

Clark Humanities Museum to Host Holocaust Exhibition

The Clark Humanities Museum of Scripps College is pleased to host the West Coast debut of Hélène Berr: A Stolen Life, a powerful exploration of the Holocaust as told through the journal entries of a 20-year-old Jewish woman living under the Vichy regime. On loan from the Mémorial de la Shoah, the Holocaust Museum in Paris, the exhibition is on view January 22-February 28, 2018. Visiting hours are 9:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.

November 14, 2018

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Michael Spezio Posits Humility as Key to Successful Community

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Michael Spezio Posits Humility as Key to Successful Community.

November 13, 2018

SALT AND SILVER: EARLY PHOTOGRAPHY 1840-1860

Salted paper prints, with their soft images in charcoal, sepia, and ochre, represent one of the earliest photographic technologies and offer rare glimpses into seldom seen worlds. Now, Southern Californians can view these rare prints at Salt and Silver, Early Photography, 1840–1860, on view at the Ruth Chandler Williamson gallery of Scripps College from Nov. 10 through Dec. 16, 2018.

September 12, 2018

Scripps College “Ignorance in the Age of Information” Humanities Institute Event Lineup 2018

Scripps College Humanities Institute announces its fall 2018 lineup of events, lectures, and workshops on this year’s theme, “Ignorance in the Age of Information.” Despite the fact that information is more accessible to more people than ever before, we seem increasingly susceptible to deceit and manipulation via our sources of information. Is this a new phenomenon, or are we just paying more attention?

August 15, 2018

Scripps Presents announces fall 2018 events lineup

Scripps College is pleased to announce the lineup of notable speakers and performers for the fall 2018 season Scripps Presents, its signature public event series. The College will play host to diverse voices in critical conversation about relevant and riveting topics, as well as present dynamic performances by some of today’s most original artists.