Spring Semester Tuesday Noon Academy Lectures Announced

January marks the commencement of the Spring Semester Tuesday Noon Academy, a series of lunchtime lectures at Scripps College. Distinguished alumnae, professors, students, and guests will present lectures exploring a broad range of subject matters. Lectures 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. Coffee and dessert are provided. 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. For additional program information, please call (909) 607-9372.

Scheduled speakers and topics are:

  • January 31, George L. Gorse, Viola Horton Professor of Art History, Pomona College, “The Da Vinci Code: Fact or Fiction?”
  • February 7, Marina Pérez de Mendiola, associate professor of Hispanic studies, Scripps College, “Toward an Ethics of Dialogue: Spain and Latin America”
  • February 14, Tracy Wood Anderson, Scripps College ’84, and John Anderson, Claremont McKenna College ’84, Woodhouse Chocolates, St. Helena, California, “Saving the World…One Chocolate at a Time” Lunch will be available for guests attending this lecture for $15; reservations are required, RSVP by February 8.
  • February 21, Thomas Poon, associate professor of chemistry, Joint Science Program of The Claremont Colleges, “Tackling the Bird Flu from Claremont, California”
  • March 7, Rita Roberts, associate professor of history and Black studies, Scripps College, “Northern Black Identity, Nationality, and Political Thought in the Early Republic”
  • March 21, Leah Ollman, Scripps College ’83, corresponding editor, Art in America, “Ensnarling the Moment: Thoughts on the Intersection of Photography and Poetry”
  • March 28, Susan Anderson, Scripps College ’75, Lois Langland Alumna-in-Residence, author, civic activist, and foundation executive, “Next Stop, Allensworth: How Black Politics Shaped California Democracy”
  • April 4, Scripps College Student Mellon Grant Presentations: Seniors Karina Flores, Julia Kramer, Laura McPerson, Maggie Pettit, Hana Silverstein, and Emily Tjuanakis with faculty collaborator Thierry Boucquey, professor of French, Scripps College; Rayna Brooks ’07 with faculty collaborator Jennifer Armstrong, assistant professor of biology, Joint Science Program of The Claremont Colleges; Alanna Braun ’08 with faculty collaborator Kathleen Purvis-Roberts, assistant professor of chemistry, Joint Science Program of The Claremont Colleges; Clare Heinzelman ’08 and Stephanie Ward ’07 with faculty collaborator David Roselli, assistant professor of classics, Scripps College
  • April 11, YouYoung Kang, assistant professor of music, Scripps College, “Holy Week and Ritual in Rome”
  • April 18, Charles W. Kamm, assistant professor of music, Scripps College, “Un-Finnished-ed Business: My Helsinki Hunt for a Lost Music Manuscript”
  • April 25, Polly Nooter Roberts, Scripps College ’81, deputy director and chief curator, UCLA Fowler Museum of Cultural History, “A Saint in the City: Islam and the Arts in West Africa”