Scrippscasts (page 2)

October 8, 2013

Anne Harley : The True Witness Project

The True Witness 30-minute choral cycle sets to music the letters, speeches, and poems of African-American female poets, activists, and leaders. The Scripps premiere in November 2013 will mark significant anniversaries of two major events in American history: the 150th anniversary of the issuance of the Emancipation Proclamation in 1863, and the 50th year since the assassination of civil rights activist Medgar Evers in 1963.

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October 1, 2013

Hao Huang: “Whose ‘American Dream’? Hope, fear, and loathing in the USA”

Hao Huang, Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair in Music at Scripps College, discusses different meanings of the American Dream vis a vis current public expressions of racism and virulent anti-immigration bias that demonstrate that for some, the American Dream is an exclusive principle. This talk seeks to explore the historical and cultural contexts of “the Dream” for people of color.

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September 15, 2013

Janet Blake: “Chasing Daylight: Phil Dike, 1927-1943”

Phil Dike was one of the leaders of the California watercolor style of painting, as well as a gifted professor of art at Scripps College, where he inspired many students. Janet Blake, an expert on early 20th-century art in California, will illuminate Dike’s distinctive artistic vision. This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Phil Dike exhibition at the Williamson Gallery from Aug. 31-October 13, 2013.

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April 17, 2013

Reclaiming Remnant Urban Spaces: The Urban Landscape as Infrastructural Palimpsest

As urban populations continue to grow, obtaining and preserving spaces for urban gardens is becoming increasingly more challenging. Sarah Moos ’09’s work investigates remnant spaces in direct relation to their context. She proposes a method for identifying remnant spaces within the urban setting and not only designing each “left over” as an individual urban garden, but as a critical portion of the larger urban landscape.

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April 2, 2013

From Vivienne Westwood to Jean Paul Gaultier: Fashion and the Museum

In this candid discussion, Jill D’Alessandro ‘90 shares her experiences presenting contemporary fashion within an art museum context. Her talk will touch upon the numerous exhibitions mounted at the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco since 2007, sharing behind-the-scenes knowledge of what goes into their conceptualization and development, as well as addressing both how these exhibitions have been received and the shifting paradigm of fashion in the museum.

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March 5, 2013

Nurturing Nature: How the Environment Talks to Our DNA

Associate professor of biology Jennifer Armstrong investigates the responsibility we may have towards our genome by distilling the current scientific knowledge and considering it in the context of our daily lives.

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February 26, 2013

Human Cartoons: White Supremacist Visual Strategies in Mississippi Council Propaganda 1955-1989

This talk by assistant professor of politics and international relations Mark Golub concerns two sets of images deployed by the White Citizens Councils in their attack on desegregation of public schools.

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February 19, 2013

Adam Novy Reads A Thing He Wrote

Adam Novy, lecturer of writing at Scripps College, speaks as part of the College’s Spring 2013 Tuesday Noon Academy lecture series.

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February 5, 2013

Tiles from the Takht-i Sulaiman: The Sole Surviving Seasonal Mongol Palace

Join LACMA senior conservator John Hirx in an examination of Takht-i Sulaiman, the site of the sole surviving palace of the Ilkhanid period and the only well-preserved example of Ilkhanid secular architecture.

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January 29, 2013

Writing Across Genres: A Reading of Memoir and Poetry

Meghan O’Rourke is the author of The Long Goodbye (Riverhead), a memoir about grief, and the poetry collections Once and Halflife (W.W. Norton). A former poetry editor for The Paris Review, she is also a culture critic for Slate magazine and a founding editor of the web site Double X.

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