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September 17, 2018

A Taste of Art: New Lunchtime Series Serves Up Art History in Small Bites  

This fall, Meher McArthur, Scripps’ Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, is launching the Taste of Art lunchtime series. For five consecutive Wednesdays, beginning September 19, the 15-minute talks around campus will focus on a single work of art from the College’s 10,000-object permanent collection.

September 13, 2018

Leveraging the Power of a Liberal Arts Education

Sarah Young ’08 believes in the power of a liberal arts education for women.

September 13, 2018

In the Media: Scripps Admission Director Gives Advice to Applicants

Scripps’ Director of Admissions Laura Stratton was quoted in an article by U.S. News, “Pros, Cons of Writing a College Essay on Diversity.” The article focuses on college admissions essays and the ways in which students can tackle difficult writing prompts.

September 13, 2018

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery: John Mason Exhibition Offers a “Meditation on Material”

This fall, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College is exhibiting a monumental installation by John Mason, one of America’s leading sculptors. After World War II, Mason was one of the seminal figures of the California ceramics movement, which upended studio pottery’s traditional focus on utilitarian ware to create sculptural forms.

September 10, 2018

Humanities Institute: “Ignorance in the Age of Information” Events Series Will Examine Misinformation in the Digital Age

With the rise of digital and social media, information has become more accessible to more of us than ever before. The consequence: we are also more susceptible to deceit and manipulation via these sources of information. But is this a new phenomenon, or are we just now noticing its pervasiveness?

September 6, 2018

Making an Impact: New Program Connects First-Year Students with Community

This August, a week before nearly 900 students were scheduled to move in to the residence halls, more than 40 first-year students boarded buses on campus before dawn. They were headed to Los Angeles and the Inland Valley—bound to one of four nonprofit organizations—to participate in the inaugural launch of Scripps’ Impacting, Partnering, and Changing Together (IMPaCT) program.

September 6, 2018

In the Media: Sean Flynn as “Young Gun” in Inland Empire House Race

The Orange County Registered reported that Associate Professor of Economics, Sean Flynn, was recognized by the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) as a “Young Guns Contender”: a political candidate who has met fundraising goals and programmatic benchmarks in their congressional campaign.

September 5, 2018

Fall 2018 Convocation: Students, Faculty, and Staff Celebrate the New Academic Year

On Tuesday, September 4, Scripps College welcomed students, faculty, and staff to campus for the start of the 2018–19 academic year.

September 5, 2018

In the Media: Stacey Wood Explains Tactics Used by Fraudsters, Psychology Today

Molly Mason Jones Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood was featured in a blog post in Psychology Today. Wood, whose research focuses on mass-market scams, especially those aimed at older adults, deconstructs common tactics used by scammers, such as affinity, personalization, and calls to authority.

September 4, 2018

Hidden Gems: Secret Study Spots on Campus

Any student who has been on a campus tour knows Scripps’ most iconic locations (Margaret Fowler Garden and Seal Court, to name a few) but the campus also offers lesser-known locales that are perfect for studying or just unwinding.