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June 21, 2017

Susan Rankaitis’ Solo Show in NYC Gets Rave Review

Scripps College art professor Susan Rankaitis recently exhibited her photography at Robert Mann Gallery in New York City, garnering an insightful and complimentary review in Photogmag.com for her first solo show in 10 years. Rankaitis' work in the Grey Matters series allowed her to expand on her fascination with interoception, a neuroscientific term that describes the mind’s perception of the physical body.

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 6, 2017

Armstrong team’s poster presentation a winner

Scripps College professor of biology Jennifer Armstrong recently attended the 58th Annual Drosophila Research Conference in San Diego, CA, and reports that her students received recognition for best poster presentation by an undergraduate student: Scripps student Meredith Nix (right) was an author on the poster, and Tram Bui (CMC) won second place for her presentation of the […]

March 29, 2017

Prof. Martha Gonzalez and Quetzal Band’s Album Release is Featured in LA Weekly

Scripps College professor and Chicana artivista Martha Gonzalez and band Quetzal launch new album and urge artists to "say something that means something" in the era of Trump.

March 13, 2017

Expanded Eyesight, Not Limbs, Led Fish Onto Land 385 Millions Years Ago According to New Research by Professor Lars Schmitz

400 million years ago, fish made the evolutionary leap from water to land. How and why they did was the subject of a recent study by Claremont Colleges professor Lars Schmitz and Northwestern University colleague Malcolm MacIver.

November 14, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Gabriela Bacsan Assistant Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Gabriela Bacsan earned her BA in Spanish and Latin American literatures and political science at UC Berkeley. She completed her MA and PhD in literature, with a specialization in Latin American cultural studies, at UC San Diego. Her fields of interest are Caribbean studies, transnational and intersectional representations and conceptualizations of queerness in Latin America, historical memory studies, critical geographies, and tourism studies.

November 1, 2016

Prof. Vanessa Tyson to Offer Election Night Commentary at FOX-LA

 Vanessa Tyson, assistant professor of politics at Scripps College, will offer live commentary as an election-night guest in the FOX-LA news studio in Los Angeles on Nov. 8. Professor Tyson will offer non-partisan commentary on national politics, the election, and state propositions during the television station’s election night reporting, including appearances on the 5pm, 5:30pm […]

August 29, 2016

Scripps College Welcomes New Tenure-track Faculty, Fall 2016

Scripps College announces the hiring of 11 new tenure-track faculty members with the start of the 2016-17 academic year. Their expertise includes a wide range of areas such as development economics, race politics, classical modernism, Cuban womanhood in Havana, the evolutionary drivers of biodiversity, and the prioritization of positivity. “This group of educators contributes wonderfully […]

June 28, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Nathalie Rachlin Margaret McKenzie, Distinguished Professorship in Modern Foreign Languages

Nathalie Rachlin, Margaret McKenzie Distinguished Professorship in Modern Foreign Languages, is Professor of French at Scripps College, where she teaches French literature, culture, and cinema, as well as a variety of courses for Scripps’ Core Curriculum in the Interdisciplinary Humanities.

March 16, 2016

Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards Winners for 2014­–15 Announced

Scripps College recently announced the Mary W. Johnson Faculty Achievement Awards, honoring faculty for outstanding teaching and scholarship for the 2014­­–15 academic year. The awards are named in honor of Mary Wig Johnson, a 1935 alumna and philanthropist, whose support of Scripps College included serving as a trustee and emeritus trustee for 44 years until her […]