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February 27, 2019

In the Media: Associate Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert Advises Moderation in Paraben Exposure

Parabens, the synthetic chemicals used as preservatives in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, have been the topic of heated debate about whether they are linked to certain cancers.

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February 11, 2019

Class of 2019: Announcing Scripps’ 2019 Commencement Speaker: USAFacts President Poppy MacDonald ’97

Poppy MacDonald ’97, president of USAFacts and Scripps alumna, will deliver the address at the 89th commencement exercises on Saturday, May 18, 2019.

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February 4, 2019

In the Media: Professor Edwalds-Gilbert and Professor Weinberg Discuss Genetic Modification in Humans

Assistant Professor of Biology Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert and Professor of Philosophy Rivka Weinberg were quoted extensively in an article by Live Science about genetic engineering. According to Edwalds-Gilbert, the gene-modifying technology, CRISPR, offers avenues for finding cures for cancer and for locating and modifying the DNA that may lead to future disease in an individual.

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February 1, 2019

Awards and Honors: Professor Stacey Wood Earns Borchard Grant to Study Role of Emotional Appeals in Mass Marketing Scams

When Vivian Murphy wrote out the check for an $890 processing fee, it seemed like nothing in comparison to the $1.5 million she would get in return from the well-known direct marketing and sweepstakes company Publisher’s Clearinghouse.

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January 31, 2019

In the Media: Professor David Andrews Interviewed about Brexit, KCBS

Professor of International Relations David Andrews was interviewed on KCBS about the U.K.’s looming Brexit deadline.

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January 20, 2019

Campus News: Join President Tiedens for Tea

President Lara Tiedens will be visiting residence halls to get to know you while honoring one of Scripps’ most beloved traditions—tea!

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January 15, 2019

In the Media: Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson Weighs in on Shakeup in Democratic Party

Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson spoke to ABC News about the roles that millennials and generation Xers will play in the 115th Congress in an article titled, “New Congress, Who Dis?”

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January 14, 2019

In the News: Athena Diver Jacque Desmond Makes a Splash with Winning Streak

Scripps student Jacque Desmond ’19 was named women’s diver of the week by the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference.

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January 7, 2019

In the News: Scripps Faculty Suchi Branfman Featured in LA Dance Chronicle for Prison Outreach

The LA Dance Chronicle featured Scripps lecturer and choreographer Suchi Branfman in an article about her presentation at the ART + PRACTICE Exhibition Space in November.

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December 21, 2018

Professor Juliet Koss named to Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Chair in the History of Architecture and Art

Juliet Koss, professor of art history, has been appointed to the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Chair in the History of Architecture and Art, effective October 15, 2018.

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