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April 17, 2017

Campus Events: Scripps Dances Annual Spring Concert Explores Belonging, Intimacy, and Connectivity

Students, faculty, and guest artists come together on April 21 and 22 for Scripps Dances, the Scripps College Dance Department’s annual spring concert. Presenting original dance pieces choreographed by students and faculty, this year’s program features many “abstract dances and socially minded works that explore the importance of belonging, intimacy, and connectivity,” says Assistant Professor of Dance Kevin Williamson, co-chair of the department.

April 14, 2017

Scripps College Dance Department Presents “Scripps Dances…”

“SCRIPPS DANCES,” the annual spring concert of the Scripps College Dance Department featuring original dance pieces choreographed by students and faculty, takes place on April 21 at 8 p.m. and April 22 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. in Garrison Theater of the Scripps College Performing Arts Center.

April 7, 2017

Ken Gonzales-Day Named 2017 Guggenheim Fellow

Scripps College professor of art and photographer Ken Gonzales-Day is among 173 scholars, artists, and scientists from the U.S. and Canada who have been named a Guggenheim Fellow for 2017.

April 3, 2017

Katherine Schwab ’76 Receives Distinguished Faculty Award at Fairfield University

Scripps College alumna Katherine Schwab '76 was awarded the Distinguished Faculty Award at Fairfield University's Annual Awards Dinner in New York City on March 30, 2017.

March 29, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Marina Pérez de Mendiola, Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Marina Pérez de Mendiola serves as Richard Armour Chair in Modern Languages and is professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean literatures and cultures at Scripps College.

March 17, 2017

Before the Paparazzi: Michael Childers Portraits of Stardom

Andy Warhol, Clint Eastwood, Ray Bradbury, Mae West–the upcoming exhibit, Actors, Artists, and Authors: The Portraits of Michael Childers, at Scripps College showcases works by the photographer of the creative elite. Combining pieces from the Scripps College collection and works on loan from the artist himself, the exhibit displays portraits ranging across several decades. The exhibition opens at the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College on April 14, 2017. Michael Childers will give a talk entitled Icons & Legends at the same on April 27 at 4:15 pm.

March 15, 2017

Ayesha Chugh ’09 aka DJ Ayes Cold Featured in the Washington Post

Ayesha Chugh ’09 calls Washington, D.C. home but her frequent family moves as a child contributed to a worldly, personal collection of music and to her ultimate gig as a music D.J.

March 13, 2017

Scripps College Event Featured on C-Span’s Book TV

Lisa Lucas, National Book Foundation executive director, headlined a Scripps College event on February 16 that was televised by C-Span's BookTV and is now available for viewing at this link.

February 27, 2017

5C Black Arts Festival: Wanawake Weusi Presents Student Art Exhibition “Hidden No More”

By Kyla Aiko Smith ’20 On February 17, Wanawake Weusi, a Scripps club dedicated to empowering students of African descent, presented the art exhibition Hidden No More: Artist Showcase at the Motley Coffeehouse. The second of three Black Arts Festival events organized by Wanawake Weusi, Hidden No More featured works by four current student artists: […]

February 14, 2017

Kevin Vennemann Translates Chris Kraus Book for German Audiences

Kevin Vennemann, assistant professor of German, has translated Chris Kraus' hugely influential feminist novel I Love Dick into German, as recently reported by several German newspapers. Vennemann's translation of the popular novel—which has been adapted as a television series by Amazon for release in May 2017—is part of a long-standing creative relationship between Kraus and the Scripps College professor.