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June 20, 2017

Space Pioneer Sue Finley ’58 Featured in LA Times

NASA’s longest serving female employee, Susan Finley, is a Scripps College alum whose pioneering work as a space engineering specialist is featured in a recent Los Angeles Times article. Finley, 80, talks about her five decades-long career at Pasadena-based JPL.

June 16, 2017

The 5C Experience: The Awesome Ladies in Physics and Astronomy Are ALPHA Women on Campus

With the number of Scripps students majoring in science topping 20 percent in recent years, it is unsurprising that College resources for science majors have increased, too—the living learning community for STEM and pre-health majors in Wilber Hall, for example, or the summer research internships offered thorough the W.M. Keck Science Department. Adding to the mix, the 5C student club Awesome Ladies in Physics and Astronomy (ALPHA).

June 16, 2017

Naomi Schroff-Mehta ’18 Presented Her Research At the LA Neurological Society This Summer

Scripps College Class of 2018 student Naomi Schroff-Mehta presented in May 2017 at the LA Neurological Society her undergraduate research on pair-bonding. Pair-bonding is a major part of many animal interactions, and Schroff-Mehta says her lab was interested in understanding the neurochemical basis for this pair-bond formation, particularly in zebra finches.

June 15, 2017

Scripps College Alumna Tracy Layden ’13 Authors SeniorHomes.com Blog Post as Director of Marketing for Alert1

Scripps College alumna Tracy Layden ’13 recently authored a SeniorHomes.com blog post on travel tips for senior citizens as part of her work at Alert1, a company that provides medical emergency response systems to help the elderly stay safe and independent in their homes.

April 27, 2017

Scripps Students March for Science

On Saturday, April 22, over 50,000 people gathered to celebrate Earth Day at the Los Angeles March for Science. Among the thousands that gathered in downtown L.A.’s Pershing Square were a group of 12 students and faculty representing the W.M. Keck Science Department, who marched in support of continued federal funding for science as well as in celebration of the crucial role science plays in the advancement of our society.

April 21, 2017

Spotlight on Alumnae: Claire Sands Baker ’93, Improving Subsistence Farming in Kenya, One Toothpick at a Time

To mitigate Africa’s greatest threat to food security, Striga hermonthica, an invasive plant commonly known as witchweed, Claire Sands Baker ’93 is starting at the root of the problem.

April 7, 2017

Ulysses J. Sofia Appointed W.M. Keck Science Department Dean

Dr. Ulysses J. (UJ) Sofia has been named as dean of the W. M. Keck Science Department, the integrated sciences department for Claremont MeKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, effective July 1. As dean, he will hold the title of Weinberg Family Dean of the Keck Science Department.

April 6, 2017

Announcing the New Dean of the W.M. Keck Science Department

On behalf of the Presidents of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, we are pleased to announce the appointment of Dr. Ulysses J. (UJ) Sofia as the new dean of the Keck Science Department. His appointment will begin July 1, 2017 and he will hold the title of Weinberg Family Dean of the Keck Science Department.

March 27, 2017

Pink Corraline Algae Holds Secrets of Climates Past According to Research by Professor Branwen Williams

Scripps College assistant professor Branwen Williams’ knowledge about how temperature changes and water chemistry affect sea coral was highlighted in a March 2017 article in Smithsonian.com magazine.

March 7, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Jennifer Armstrong, Professor of Biology and Faculty Director of the Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program

Professor of Biology Jennifer Armstrong has been reappointed as the faculty director of Scripps College’s Post-Baccalaureate Premedical Program, having already served one three-year term. Targeted toward college graduates seeking to change their career path to pursue work in medicine, the 13-month premedical program comprises the coursework necessary to apply to medical, dental, or veterinary school. […]