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Illume/CLS - Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy

Illume/CLS - Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy

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Date and Time

  • Monday, March 5, 2018 at 6:00 p.m.


Serra Hall, 200, Humanities Center

5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92110




Molly McClain, PhD, is a Professor of History at USD. She is the author of Beaufort: The Duke and His Duchess (Yale University Press, 2001), and is the co-editor of The Journal of San Diego History. In her contribution to the College Lecture Series, Professor McClain will discuss her latest book, Ellen Browning Scripps: New Money and American Philanthropy, 1836-1932 (University of Nebraska Press, 2017). This enthusiastically reviewed biography tells the life of feminist and social reformer Ellen Browning Scripps and her support for women's education and the labor movement. 

Reception to follow.


The College of Arts and Sciences is the liberal arts heart of the University of San Diego. Our students and faculty exemplify the power, vitality and value of a liberal arts and sciences education every day. To champion the tradition and future of the artes liberales, we have created the Illume Speaker Series featuring our own renowned faculty scholars, invited thought-leaders and prominent public figures to advance the liberal arts on our campus and inspire lifelong learning in our surrounding communities.


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