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April 26, 2018

Scripps’ Ceramic Annual Featured in Los Angeles Times Article

Scripps College’s Ceramic Annual, the longest continuously running ceramics exhibition nationwide, recently wrapped up its 74th show.

April 5, 2018

In the Media: Ken Gonzales-Day in Smithsonian Magazine

Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day’s recent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., is profiled in Smithsonian Magazine. The exhibition, “Unseen: Our Past in a New Light,” focuses on work by Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar that grapples with “the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history.”

April 3, 2018

In the Media: Sean Flynn on Steel Tariffs

Sean Flynn, associate professor of economics and chair of the department at Scripps, was recently quoted in The Daily Bulletin. Flynn was asked to weigh in on how the Trump Administration’s steel tariffs may affect the steel industry in California.

March 23, 2018

Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert Awarded Fulbright to Conduct Genetics Research in Poland

As a first-time applicant and winner of this highly prestigious award, Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert will serve as a visiting faculty member and researcher at the University of Warsaw Institute for Genetics and Biotechnology in Poland beginning next fall.

March 2, 2018

In the Media: Roberto Pedace Discusses Diversity in Film on NPR

On the eve of the 2018 Academy Awards, Roberto Pedace, professor of economics at Scripps College, spoke on NPR’s 1A on diversity in film and what changes in representation mean for Hollywood’s bottom line.

March 1, 2018

Spotlight on the Faculty: Professor of Economics Roberto Pedace Research Examines Gender and Racial Biases and Film Revenue

Why are female and non-white actors underrepresented in Hollywood films? Scripps Economics Professor Roberto Pedace has authored a study, “Homogeneity in Hollywood: Discrimination in Motion Pictures,” that attempts to answer this question. The study, which was aided by Scripps alumna Guadalupe De La Cruz  ’11 and Zoe Pinczower (CMC ’17), considers the role of the film […]

February 28, 2018

Awards and Honors: Michelle Decker Receives Graves Award in the Humanities

Scripps College Assistant Professor of English Michelle Decker has won the Arnold L. Graves and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities. The $10,000 award will help fund a research and teaching project titled Indian South African Poetics: Politics, Aesthetics, and Form.

February 19, 2018

Sean Flynn Comments on Federal Economic Policy in U.S.News & World Report Article

Sean Flynn, associate professor of economics at Scripps College, offers warnings on how current plans for federal spending as approved by the U.S. Congress can have dire long-term future effects on education, health care, and Social Security benefits, in a recent article published in U.S.News & World Report.

February 14, 2018

Cultural Anthropology Podcast Features Conversation with Lara Deeb About “Anthropology’s Politics”

A recent podcast of the Cultural Anthropology journal reviews the findings of scholars Lara Deeb (Scripps College) and Jessica Winegar (Northwestern University) recounted in their  book Anthropology's Politics: Disciplining the Middle East (2015).

February 13, 2018

Ulysses J. Sofia: Weinberg Family Dean of Science of the W.M. Keck Science Department

Dr. Ulysses J. Sofia, or U. J., as he prefers to be called, is a scientist and an adventurer. During the week, his work as an astrophysicist has him probing the secrets of the universe through the study of interstellar dust. And, on weekends, he and his wife, Heidi, regularly trek to far-flung places across the globe in search of new experiences.