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March 18, 2019

Focus on Faculty: Sheila Walker, Professor of Psychology

Over the past few decades, the United States has become increasingly racially and ethnically diverse. However, within the discipline of psychology, studies of the lives of people of color in the U.S.—especially young women—have been much too narrow, according to Professor of Psychology Sheila Walker.

February 22, 2019

Spotlight on Alumnae: Helen Yenser ’17 Is Headed to the 2019 Academy Awards

Scripps College alumna Helen Yenser ’17 is headed to the 2019 Academy Awards. Yenser is an executive producer of an Oscar-nominated documentary short, Period. End of Sentence., that chronicles an effort to fight the stigmas attached to menstruation in the village of Kathikhera, India.

February 19, 2019

In the Media: Alison Saar ’78 Exhibits Sculpture, Reimagines Uncle Tom’s Cabin

L.A. Louver, the contemporary art gallery in Venice, CA, is currently displaying a sculpture by Alison Saar ’78, “Grow’d.”

February 14, 2019

In the Media: Scripps Presents’ debut of “Wicked Bodies” Featured, LA Dance Chronicle

Scripps Presents, the College’s signature event series, was featured in the LA Dance Chronicle for its showing of Liz Lerman’s dance-theater work-in-progress, Wicked Bodies, which premiered to a packed Balch Hall on February 5, 2019.

February 14, 2019

Spotlight on Staff: Jennifer Martinez Wormser ’95, Director of Ella Strong Denison Library

This spring, alumna Jennifer Martinez Wormser ’95 was appointed Denison Librarian of the Ella Strong Denison Library. An English major and French minor at Scripps, she earned her MLS degree with a concentration in archival management from the University of Maryland, College Park.

February 8, 2019

A Star is Born: Museum Acquires Artist’s Book on Constellations by Lauren Koenig

Look up at the sky, and there’s a chance you’ll be able to spot Ursa Major, Andromeda, or even Cassiopeia—certainly the Big Dipper. However, you may have a harder time identifying the Aquila constellation. That’s because, as dual English and history major Lauren Koenig ’20 explains, most of our knowledge of the constellations comes from Greek mythology.

February 4, 2019

A Quick Bite of Art: Lunchtime Series of Talks Serves Up Micro-Lessons in Ceramics

This spring, Meher McArthur, Scripps’ Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, is continuing her Quick Bite of Art lunchtime lecture series.

January 25, 2019

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration at The Claremont Colleges

Through his writings and actions, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. embodied a commitment to social justice and community empowerment, inspiring generations to change the world. In celebration of this spirit, Scripps College will be hosting the 2019 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Commemoration events, rooted in this year’s theme: Education, Empowerment, Purpose.

January 8, 2019

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Celebrates the 75th Ceramic Annual

On January 26, Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery will kick off its 75th Ceramic Annual.

January 7, 2019

In the News: Scripps Ceramics Collection Featured in LA Times

Lasting Impressions: Selections from the Scripps College Permanent Collection was featured in a list of SoCal museum openings in the Los Angeles Times.