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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.

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Past Noon Academy Presentations

@Noon: What If This Were Enough?
November 7, 2019

Wry and witty is what New York readers have come to expect from “Ask Polly,” the magazine’s advice column. Now, Heather Havrilesky, the voice behind that popular weekly feature, is plumbing our culture’s obsession with self-improvement and urging us all to embrace the imperfections of the everyday. Havrilesky visits to discuss the art of the essay and to […]

@Noon: A Reading and Conversation with Stephanie Jimenez
October 24, 2019

Scripps alumna Stephanie Jimenez ’12 visits campus to discuss her debut novel, They Could Have Named Her Anything, which centers on how race, class, and feminism intersect for two teenage girls growing up in New York.   

@Noon: José Olivarez
October 15, 2019

Mexican American poet José Olivarez reads from and discusses his PEN Award–nominated collection Citizen Illegal.  Presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute.   

@Noon: Sehba Sarwar
September 10, 2019

Born and raised in Pakistan and now based in Los Angeles, the artist, writer, activist, and author of Black Wings discusses her work on immigration and border issues. Sarwar will also create a temporary, interactive installation on the theme of “on belonging” below one of Scripps’ oldest trees.  Presented in partnership with the Scripps College Humanities Institute, Grounds […]

@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 […]

@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 […]