Scrippscasts (page 9)

September 30, 2009

Dr. Bob Varga: "Rock and Roll: Geology of Southern California Earthquakes"

People have long been attracted to Southern California’s beautiful mountains, valleys and shorelines. While beautiful, however, our topography represents an active landscape that is still growing and changing. Earthquakes are, of course, a constant reminder of this activity. The purpose of this presentation is to provide both the local and global geologic context for Southern California earthquakes which helps us understand the inevitability of significant earthquakes in our future.

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September 29, 2009

Amy Marcus-Newhall and Judith LeMaster: "The Motherhood Mandate is Alive and Well"

The age at which women become mothers affects their economic and psychological well-being. We asked young mothers themselves about their experiences as employed or stay-at home mothers and what they thought about mothers who were living lives different from their own. We studied a diverse group of young women (African-American, White and Latina), both stay-at-home and employed mothers. Using interviews and written surveys, we asked young (ages 18-30) mothers to tell us about their lives.

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September 25, 2009

Karen Shain and Carol Strickman: "The Impact of Incarceration on Families"

Legal Services for Prisoners with Children is a 30-plus-year-old organization advocating for the rights of incarcerated parents, their families and communities affected by incarceration. Staff Attorney Carol Strickman and Co-Director Karen Shain will talk about the enormous growth of prisons as a means of dealing with serious social problems and the impact of this growth on all Californians. At a time when there have been devastating cuts in all social services, the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation’s budget surpasses that of public higher education, and is fast catching up with the budget for public schools.

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July 17, 2009

Modernism After Wagner

Hear Juliet Koss, associate professor of art history, speak with NPR Berlin’s “The Berlin Journal” about her forthcoming book, “Modernism After Wagner.”

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February 2, 2009

The Bill From My Father: Bernard Cooper

Bernard Cooper, award winning memoirist, novelist, and short story writer, reads from his recent work “The Bill From My Father: A Memoir” as part of the Tuesday Noon Academy speaker series.

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November 3, 2008

Escape: Former Polygamous Sect Member Speaks at Scripps College

Author Carolyn Jessop, former member of the Fundamentalist Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, will present her book, “Escape,” at a lecture in Balch Auditorium of Scripps College on November 11.

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September 24, 2008

Michael Parenti: "Methods of Media Manipulation"

Michael Parenti has won awards from Project Censored, the Caucus for a New Political Science, the city of Santa Cruz, New Jersey Peace Action, the Social Science Research Council, the Society for Religion in Higher Education, and other organizations. In 2007 he was awarded a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition from U.S. Representative Barbara Lee.

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September 17, 2008

“You Already Know Enough”

For you see, in the end, Scripps is not simply a beautiful campus, a challenging curriculum, an approach to education. Scripps is you. You are Scripps. And your class is a special one because it arrives at a turning point in the history of the college.

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Sleepstarved at the Tuesday Noon Academy

The Malott Commons Tuesday Noon Academy presents “Sleepstarved”, Professor of English Gayle Greene’s first-person account of living with insomnia, on September 23.

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“Delta dandi”: Talking About Collective Grief and Trauma

Award-winning author Sharon Bridgforth will present from her new work, “delta dandi,” September 18, at noon in the Hampton Room of the Malott Commons at Scripps College. The lecture is free and open to the public.

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