News Releases Archive

Announcing Dody Weston Thompson Collection Exhibition

From April 18 through May 19, visitors will see the West Coast Photographic Movement through the lens of Dody Weston Thompson, a defining figure in the movement that included Ansel Adams and Edward Weston.

Added: April 6, 2016


Inside Science Features Prof. Marion Preest and Colleague’s Research on Chameleon Feeding Strategies

Inside Science interviewed Interim Dean of W.M. Keck Science Department and Professor of Biology Marion Preest about her research investigating the unusual feeding strategies of chameleons.

Added: April 4, 2016


Announcing Scripps’ 2016 Student Employee of the Year

Congratulations, Jenny Smith ’16, who was awarded the honor of student employee of the year! Each March, Scripps recognizes the importance of student work experience during Student Employment Appreciation Week and nominates student workers for their outstanding contributions to the College.

Added: March 29, 2016


Scripps Named as Top Sustainable Small College

Scripps is highlighted for such sustainable practices as growing 20 varieties of edible produce, and producing its own olive oil.

Added: March 24, 2016


Scripps College Achieves Top Honors Among California College Dance Programs

Student dancers from the Scripps Dance program achieved regional and national recognition for their choreography and performances among 47 works presented at the American College Dance Conference—Baja Regional held at California State University, Los Angeles, on March 16-19.

Added: March 21, 2016


Professor Kathleen Purvis-Roberts Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

– CLAREMONT, California – March 18, 2016 Professor Kathleen Purvis- Roberts has been awarded a 2016–17 Jefferson Science Fellowship (JSF), a program run by the National Academy of Science, Engineering and Medicine. One of only 12 academic scientists, engineers, and physicians from U.S. institutions of higher learning to be selected this year, Purvis-Roberts will work […]

Added: March 18, 2016


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

– CLAREMONT, California – March 16, 2016 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 […]

Added: March 16, 2016


In Memory of Joan Rechtin Lincoln ’49

Ceramicist, philanthropist, former mayor, and city councilwoman Joan Rechtin Lincoln ’49 passed away on March 7.

Added: March 15, 2016


Spotlight on Faculty: Susan Rankaitis, Fletcher Jones Chair in Studio Art

Susan Rankaitis holds the Fletcher Jones Chair of Studio Art at Scripps College. An artist herself, her works are most often defined as experimental photography or combined media. She has been included in over 100 museum exhibitions in the U.S., Europe, and Asia, and has been the recipient of three grants from the National Endowment for the Arts as well as a Flintridge Foundation Award in the Visual Arts and fellowships from the Avery, Borchard, Djerassi, Mellon and Graves Foundations. Rankaitis has been involved in collaborative projects with neuroscientist David Somers, dancer/choreographer John Pennington, biologist Robert Sinsheimer, poet Amy M. Wai Man and writer Paul Monette.

Added: March 9, 2016


Professor Aaron Leconte Receives Prestigious Cottrell Award

Aaron Leconte, assistant professor of chemistry at the W.M. Keck Science Department, a collaboration between Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, has been awarded a three-year early career grant from the Research Corporation for Scientific Advancement.

Added: March 2, 2016