CLAREMONT, Calif. (March 29, 2011) — Adam Davis, professor of art at Scripps College, speaks on “Artist-in-Residence Programs: A Field Manual and Travel Journal,” as part of the Malott Commons Tuesday Noon Academy, on Tuesday, April 5, at 12:00 p.m. The doors will open at 11:45 a.m. The lecture is free and open to the public.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (February 25, 2011) — YouYoung Kang, Scripps College associate professor of music, will speak on “The WPA Federal Music Project and Its Enduring Legacies,” presented by the Malott Commons Tuesday Noon Academy, on March 1. The lecture is free and open to the public.
CLAREMONT, Calif. (February 15, 2011) — Associate professor of economics Roberto Pedace speaks on “Minimum Wage Policy and Unemployment Duration” at the Malott Commons Tuesday Noon Academy on February 22. The lecture is free and open to the public.
“Great Jewish Native American Novel,” Running Bernstein, Author David Treuer at Scripps College’s Tuesday Noon Academy
CLAREMONT, Calif. (January 12, 2011) — 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.
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.
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.
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.