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April 9, 2018

In the Media: New Work by Alison Saar ’78 Reviewed in the LA Times

“Topsy Turvy,” an exhibition of new work by Scripps alumna and artist Alison Saar ’78, garnered high praise from the Los Angeles Times. In depicting Topsy, a slave girl character in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s Uncle Tom’s Cabin, “Saar has brilliantly made and remade [her], restoring her innate power to make herself,” writes critic Christopher Knight in his review.

April 5, 2018

In the Media: Ken Gonzales-Day in Smithsonian Magazine

Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day’s recent exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, D.C., is profiled in Smithsonian Magazine. The exhibition, “Unseen: Our Past in a New Light,” focuses on work by Gonzales-Day and Titus Kaphar that grapples with “the under- and misrepresentation of certain minorities in portraiture and American history.”

April 4, 2018

The Scripps Experience: The Sallie Tiernan Field House: A Campus Hub for Fitness, Wellness, and Community

On a typical sunny afternoon at Scripps, the lounge chairs beside the outdoor pool overflow with studying or socializing student at the Sallie Tiernan Field House, Scripps’s fitness, health, and wellness center.  

April 3, 2018

In the Media: Sean Flynn on Steel Tariffs

Sean Flynn, associate professor of economics and chair of the department at Scripps, was recently quoted in The Daily Bulletin. Flynn was asked to weigh in on how the Trump Administration’s steel tariffs may affect the steel industry in California.

April 3, 2018

Laspa’s Center for Leadership: Women and Congress Seminar

During this year’s spring break, 11 Scripps students traded their swimsuits for business suits. Through the Alternative Spring Break program, funded by Scripps' own Laspa Center for Leadership, participants flew to Washington, D.C., to attend a Women and Congress seminar sponsored by the Public Leadership Education Network, a national organization focused on preparing college women for leadership roles in the public policy arena.

March 29, 2018

In the News: Alison Saar ’78 Presents an Exhibition of New Work

Scripps alum Alison Saar ’78 opened an exhibition of new work on March 29 at L.A. Louver Gallery in Los Angeles. Taking inspiration from the character of Topsy in Harriet Beecher Stowe’s classic Civil War–era novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin, Saar re-contextualizes the slave girl as a symbol of defiance in paintings on dyed vintage linens and sculptures carved from wood. The exhibition, titled "Topsy Turvy," runs until May 12.

March 29, 2018

In the Media: Vanessa Tyson on Sexual Harassment in the Senate

Assistant Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson was quoted by NBC in an article about recent efforts to change the culture of sexual harassment in the Senate.

March 27, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Women’s History Month: Programming Celebrates Leadership in Action

As a women’s institution, Scripps College constantly celebrates female leadership, empowerment, and achievement. Yet March, marked by Women’s History Month, calls for extra attention. Since the month’s designation in 1987, Scripps has honored women’s contributions to history and society through additional programming and events. This year, students had the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., to attend a Women and Congress seminar; lunch with women composers who are breaking new ground; listen to Opal Tometi, CEO of Black Alliance for Just Immigration, speak about racial justice; and to learn about sustainability through a feminist lens through SCORE’s Sustainability Series.

March 23, 2018

Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert Awarded Fulbright to Conduct Genetics Research in Poland

As a first-time applicant and winner of this highly prestigious award, Associate Professor of Biology Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert will serve as a visiting faculty member and researcher at the University of Warsaw Institute for Genetics and Biotechnology in Poland beginning next fall.

March 22, 2018

In the Media: Corey Tazzara on the House of Medici and Free Trade

Assistant Professor of History Corey Tazzara discusses the influence of the Medici dynasty on trade policy in an article for Oxford University Press online. During the 17th century, the Medici established a port in Livorno that was open to foreign merchants and that relaxed rules governing the transit, storage, and taxation of goods.