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April 29, 2019

In the Media: New York Times Profiles Artist Ron Nagle, Highlights First Sale to Scripps College

A recent New York Times profile of artist Ron Nagle revealed that the first work he ever sold, a miniature ceramic sculpture titled “Perfume Bottle,” now belongs to Scripps College’s Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery. The sculpture is part of the 1,270-piece Marer Collection of Contemporary Ceramics, which features post-war American ceramics by the Otis group […]

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April 17, 2019

Scripps College Receives Getty Foundation Grant for Three Full-Time Internships

For the 27th consecutive year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College has received a Getty Foundation grant to fund three full-time summer internships, the maximum number awarded each year through the Getty Marrow Undergraduate Internship program. The internships will focus on curation, collection and conservation, and visual resources.

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April 5, 2019

In the Media: Professor Martha González Discusses Bolero in La Opinión

Assistant Professor of Chicana/o Latina/o Studies Martha González was profiled in La Opinión about her upcoming performance at LA Plaza de Cultura y Artes.

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March 27, 2019

In the News: Meher McArthur Highlights Williamson Gallery Artwork in Article on Buddhist Goddess

BuddhistDoor Global published an article by Meher McArthur, the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler curator of academic programs and collections, titled “Tara: A Powerful Feminine Force in the Buddhist Pantheon.”

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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.

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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.

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