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February 5, 2010

Dr. Fatima Hakkah: "Matters of the Heart: Women and Cardiovascular Disease"

Dr. Fatima Hakkah, cardiologist at the San Antonio Community Hospital, offers an informative lunch presentation about women and cardiovascular disease. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease is the leading killer of women over age 25. It kills nearly twice as many women in the United States than all types of cancer, including breast cancer. Only 13 percent of women think heart disease is a threat to their health.

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Marcia Aldrich: "What I Think About When I Think About Trouble"

Marcia Aldrich received her master’s in creative writing and her Ph.D in English from the University of Washington; she is an associate professor of creative writing at Michigan State University. She is the author of a memoir called Girl Rearing, as well as poems, short stories, essays, and works of creative nonfiction which have appeared in a wide variety of venues, including Seneca Review, Northwest Review, Mississippi Review, The Best American Essays, The Beacon Book of Essays by Contemporary American Women and been nominated for two Pushcart Prizes. Last fall her essay “My Mother’s Toenails” appeared in The Best of Brevity, and most recently her essay “The Bed of Metamorphosis,” originally published in The Fourth Genre, was selected as a Notable Essay of 2006. She is completing a second collection of essays tentatively titled The Mother Bed; she is also Senior Editor of The Fourth Genre.

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January 25, 2010

Newt Gingrich Speaks at Scripps College

Newt Gingrich, former speaker of the United States House of Representatives and conservative visionary, will speak at Scripps College on Wednesday, February 3, at 7:30 p.m. in Garrison Theater as part of the fourth annual Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs Program.

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January 15, 2010

Farai Chideya Speaks at Scripps College In Celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

In celebration of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Farai Chideya, provocative author, broadcaster, and sociopolitical pundit, will speak at Scripps College on Tuesday, January 26, at 7:30 p.m. in Balch Auditorium.

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November 3, 2009

Erica Voogd-Phillips: "The Art of Art Appraisal"

Scripps Alumna, Erica Voogd-Phillips ’75 speaks about her career as an art appraiser, and some of the exciting work she has done as a specialist in Asian art. Erica covers how one becomes an art appraiser and talks about the education and skills a student needs in the process of learning the trade. Her presentation also reveals how she makes a proper appraisal, and all the requirements that entails.

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October 27, 2009

Steve Naftilan: "The Far, Far Future of the Universe"

Several years ago, scientists were attempting to measure how rapidly the expansion of the Universe was slowing down due to gravity pulling everything back together. New measurements, more accurate than any previously made, became available by using new techniques involving a peculiar type of exploding star — a type 1a supernovae. The scientific community was shocked to discover that the Universe is NOT slowing it’s expansion; the expansion rate is, in fact, speeding up. Professor Naftilan discusses the methodology that led to this result, possible theoretical explanations of the result (can you believe anti-gravity?), and the implications for the future of the Universe.

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October 13, 2009

Matthew Delmont: "Education, History, and Possibility"

There are a lot of reasons to be pessimistic about the future of education in the U.S., but Professor Delmont talks about reasons to believe in possibility. His starting point is two examples of educational activism in 1950s/1960s Philadelphia. The first involves Dr. Ruth Wright Hayre, the first African-American principal in Philadelphia. Hayre introduced a guidance and motivation program at her high school that opened the door to college and careers for a number of young women of color. The second example is the Fellowship Commission, the city’s leading civil rights coalition, that led a successful campaign to create a community college in Philadelphia. Focusing on these two examples, Professor Delmont talks about the role history can play in contemporary struggles for educational equality. He will conclude by discussing (and asking others to discuss) contemporary examples of people working to improve educational opportunities.

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October 7, 2009

Martha Osborne: "The Power of Pink"

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

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October 6, 2009

Victoria Colligan: "Embracing Entrepreneurship and Creativity as a Lifestyle"

Victoria Colligan is the Founder of Ladies Who Launch, the first new media company to provide resources and connections for women entrepreneurs. She is the creator of Ladies Who Launch Online and the Featured Lady stories.

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Heather Waldroup: "Tattooing in Polynesia: Past and Present"

There is a long, rich history of tattooing among the indigenous peoples of New Zealand, French Polynesia, and Easter Island. Contemporary tattooing in these areas is part of a broader cultural revival in indigenous arts, a context which Ms. Waldroup, Visual Materials Curator and CLIR Postdoctoral Fellow at the Libraries of the Claremont Colleges, illustrates in her presentation.

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