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January 12, 2011

“Great Jewish Native American Novel,” Running Bernstein, Author David Treuer at Scripps College’s Tuesday Noon Academy

Author David Treuer will read from his “Great Jewish Native American Novel,” Running Bernstein, at Scripps College’s Malott Commons, Hampton Room, as part of the Tuesday Noon Academy, on February 1, 2011, at noon. The event is free and open to the public.

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December 7, 2010

Roberto Andreoni: “The Making of Cross-cultural Music and Research: Analysis and Performance of Bardo by Roberto Andreoni”

How can a European-trained composer approach the encounter with a performer who belongs to a different culture and, through the latter, how can he manage to encounter another, even more remote, challenging culture? Does modern Art Music demand a specific political correctness, academic integrity or ethic codes in order to cross cultural bridges? Otherwise, is music itself a bridge between, above and beyond cultures? To what extent a new, non-commercial composition could still be a relevant fact in the life of a campus community?

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November 30, 2010

Rivka Weinberg: “Giving Babies to the Needy: A Critique of Altruistic Surrogacy”

Commercial surrogacy has long been criticized because it seems degrading to treat a person as an object of commercial contracts. It seems to contradict a widely accepted view regarding the proper treatment of persons as ends in themselves, and certainly beyond price. Altruistic surrogacy, on the other hand, has been deemed free of these sorts of problems presented by its commercial alternative. I will question this assessment: if persons are not the kinds of things that we should sell, aren’t they also not the kinds of things that we should give away? The answer to this question, which has received little philosophical attention, may have implications for other kinds of child welfare and custody issues as well.

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November 16, 2010

Molly Concannon ’02: “From London to L.A.: A Journey into Contemporary Art”

In 2005, a new group of American collectors speculating on contemporary art emerged to the forefront of the art market, raising the value of relatively unknown artists at the time, such as Richard Prince. Speculating on contemporary art, the emergence of hedge fund managers and ‘professional’ collectors dramatically increased the demand for certain artwork. Molly Concannon, director of the ACME. Gallery in Los Angles, will show that five years later, there is no artist, gallery or museum that has not been greatly affected by the decisions made by this speculative group of investors, permanently altering the art market and changing the course of contemporary art.

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November 2, 2010

Sabrina Ovan: “The Paranoid City: Urban Imagery in 1970s Italian Film Gialli”

Professor Ovan’s talk examines urban representation in Italian film, and insists on the ways in which city-space is often related to historical and social commentary. After introducing the theme of the city in films by prestigious directors like Fellini, Antonioni and Risi, Professor Ovan will move her analysis to 1970s genre film, and concentrate in particular on the “evil spaces” of two important murder mystery (giallo) movies: Elio Petri’s Investigation of a Citizen above Suspicion and Dario Argento’s Profondo Rosso.

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October 27, 2010

Alice Waters, Chef, Author, and Organic Food Advocate Speaks at Scripps College

Alice Waters, the pioneering chef who revolutionized the food world with fresh, organic restaurant fare, comes to Scripps College as inaugural speaker of the Roxanne Wilson Fund for Women’s Leadership.

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October 26, 2010

Sarah Gilman: “Climate Change and its Consequences for the Oceans”

Professor Gilman discusses the process of climate change, its predicted effects on the ocean, and sharing a little of her own research on the effects of temperature on marine species.

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October 14, 2010

Sam Cronk : “Gadrenota: She Stands Up The Song”

A conversation about the intersections of Iroquoian women’s singing traditions, ethnographic research, indigeneity and Haudenosaunee world views.  After more than a century of anthropological research and 400 years of “encounter”, […]

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October 13, 2010

An Informal Discussion with Anonymous 4

Please join renowned female a cappella quartet Anonymous 4 for an informal discussion moderated by Jane O’Donnell, Professor of Music Emerita, Scripps College. Anonymous 4 is: Marsha Genensky ‘80 Ruth […]

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October 7, 2010

Martha Osborne : “Breast Cancer Basics for Women of All Ages: Know Your Facts”

Join Martha Osborne for an informative presentation on breast health, early detection, diagnosis, treatment, and survival.

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