Fall Semester Tuesday Noon Lectures Announced

September marks the commencement of the Tuesday Noon Academy, a series of lunchtime lectures at Scripps College. With Scripps professors, administrators, alumnae, students, and invited guests as featured speakers, the Tuesday Noon Academy will explore a broad range of subject matters. Each lecture will begin at 12 p.m. in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons on the Scripps College campus. The series is sponsored by the Elizabeth Hubert Malott Commons and is free and open to the public.

Guests may bring a lunch or purchase one at the Malott Commons Dining Hall, which opens at 11:15 a.m. Doors to the Hampton Room open at 11:45 a.m. Coffee and dessert are provided. For additional program information, please call the Malott Commons Office at (909) 607-9372.

Scheduled speakers and topics are:
September 13, Stacey Wood, Associate Professor of Psychology, “Looking at the Sunny Side of Life: How Emotions Impact Thinking Across the Lifespan.”

September 20, Frank Cioffi, Assistant Professor of Writing and Director of the Writing Program, Scripps College, “We Have Met the Enemy and He/She Is We: Why Johnna and Johnny Really Can’t Write.”

September 27,Judy Harvey Sahak ’64, Librarian, Denison Library, Scripps College and Assistant Director, libraries of The Claremont Colleges, “Bound for Adventure: Treasures from Denison’s Rare Book Room.”

October 4, Mary MacNaughton ’70, director of the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery and Associate Professor of Art History, Scripps College, “Stoneware and Steel: Anthony Caro’s Assemblage Sculpture.”

October 11, Juliet Koss, Assistant Professor of Art History, Scripps College “With Guilt and Bacon: Memorials to the Jews in Berlin.”

October, 25, Adam Landsberg, Associate Professor of Physics, Joint Science Program, “Physics and Geometry in Games of Strategy: Or How to Win with Pretty Pictures.”

November 1, Scripps Student Mellon Grant Presentations, Pacifica Sommers ’06 faculty collaborator David Attyah, lecturer in art, Scripps College, “Women, the World, Sustainability.” Alexandra Jouk ’07 faculty collaborator Stacey Wood, associate professor of psychology, Scripps College, ” If Only I Won the Lottery…Emotion, Prediction, and Planning Across the Lifespan.” Peace and Conflict Summer Intern, Beatriz Alvarado ’06, “Trying to Make the Practice of America the Creed of America: Conflict Resolution in Long Beach, Compton, and Los Angeles High Schools.”

November 8, Kathleen Wicker, Emerita Professor of Religious Studies, Scripps College and Althea Spencer Miller, Lecturer in Religious Studies, Scripps College, “Reading the Baobab Tree: New Testament Studies – Global and Future Perspectives.”

November 15, Ingrid Johnson, Guest Curator, Olive Percival Exhibition, Denison Library, Scripps College, “Olive Percival: First Lady of Los Angeles Bibliophiles.”