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October 1, 2010

Jack Zipes and David Kaplan Discuss “Fairy Tales and Film” at Scripps College

Jack Zipes, professor emeritus of German and comparative literature at the University of Minnesota, and writer/director David Kaplan share their perspectives on film and the literary tradition of fairy tales at Scripps College on October 5 and 6.

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September 14, 2010

Sean Flynn: How Singapore Delivers the Best Medical Care in the World (While Spending 80% Less Than We Do)

Professor Sean Flynn of the Scripps College Department of Economics discusses how the dependence of the American health care system on low out-of-pocket costs has inflated medical costs without improving the quality of care. By contrast, Singapore delivers world-class health care for 80% less money by combining government subsidies for the poor and elderly with […]

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April 6, 2010

Andrew Jacobs: “The Circumcised Messiah? Early Christian Anxieties of Difference”

As Christianity grew in its first centuries, it became an increasingly non-Jewish – occasionally even anti-Jewish – religious movement. Yet as early Christians struggled to define themselves as separate from the Jews, they also began contemplating and discussing a peculiar sign: the circumcision of Jesus, whom they considered God’s Son made flesh. Why would they be so drawn to this paradigmatic sign of the Jewish covenant on the body of the Christian messiah? What did it signify to them about the nature of religious and cultural boundaries? Professor Andrew Jacobs discusses diverse sources from Christian antiquity, but looks especially at the writings of Epiphanius, a bishop who took it upon himself to refute one Christian “heresy” that dared to teach: “Christ was circumcised, we should be too!”

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March 27, 2010

2010 Presidents Forum: "The Genius of Women – Transforming the World"

Scripps College hosts a thought-provoking and interactive program featuring a panel of distinguished women speakers. The program, moderated by National Public Radio senior national correspondent Linda Wertheimer, who served as host of NPR’s “All Things Considered,” includes alumnae panelists 1) Beth Nolan ’73, senior vice president and general counsel of The George Washington University, who served in the Clinton administration as Counsel to the President of the United States; 2) Ruth Markowitz Owades ’66, founder and former CEO of Gardeners Eden and Calyx and Corolla, the nation’s first fresh-flower catalog. Ruth received the Distinguished Alumna Award from Scripps College in 1989; and 3) Karen Tse ’86, founder and CEO of International Bridges to Justice, who has negotiated groundbreaking measures in judicial reform with the Chinese, Vietnamese, and Cambodian governments. In 1998, Karen received the Outstanding Recent Alumna Award from Scripps College.

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March 24, 2010

Molly McClain: "Ellen Browning Scripps: Journalist, Suffragette, Investor and Philanthropist"

Molly McClain returns to Scripps College to continue her discourse on Ellen Browning Scripps. In this lecture she presents some of her findings, exploring Scripps’ career as a journalist and her social advocacy. It also emphasizes the importance of women in philanthropy, a tradition of leadership that continues to the present day.

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March 23, 2010

Judy Harvey Sahak: "The Founding Mothers of Scripps: Creating Vita Nova"

As Scripps College marks a Presidential Inaugural by celebrating the Genius of Women, we are reminded that brilliant women have been responsible for developing Ellen Browning Scripps’ “new adventure” from the beginning in 1926. Come hear about the real women whose genius lingers today.

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March 9, 2010

Emily Waldorf: "Blogging, New Media and the Arts"

Emily Waldorf graduated from Scripps in 2003 with a B.A. in Art History and French Studies. Trained in the Impressionist and Modern art department at Sotheby’s in Paris, Emily and has worked at Bonhams in San Francisco and Gagosian Gallery in Beverly Hills. She now is the Editor of ArtsEtoile, an online magazine and newsletter with a focus on art, culture, and lifestyle.

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February 22, 2010

Ariel Levy, Author of “Female Chauvinist Pigs,” Speaks at Scripps College

Ariel Levy, author of “Female Chauvinist Pigs: Women and the Rise of Raunch Culture,” will speak at Scripps College on Tuesday, March 2nd, at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater, as part of the Alexa Fullerton Hampton Speaker Series: Voice and Vision.

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Rita Golden Gelman, Famous Female Nomad, Comes to Scripps College

Rita Golden Gelman, author of “Tales of a Female Nomad” and several children’s books, speaks at Scripps College on Thursday, February 25th at 7:30 p.m. in Balch Auditorium.

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February 18, 2010

Tracy Granberry: "Eating Well for a Healthy Heart"

Speaker Tracy Granberry, Registered Dietician, The Claremont Club, presents Eating Well for a Healthy Heart. Ms. Granberry will talk about how to make heart healthy choices, in the dining hall and the grocery store, as part of our “Go Red” series of events to promote heart disease awareness.

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