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Jul. 2, 2020

Laine Goudy ’18 Explores CRISPR Technology to Tackle the Coronavirus

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Jun. 30, 2020

In the Media: Lara Tiedens Discusses the Psychology of Anger in the Washington Post

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Jeannette Hunker ’23 Keeps the Music Alive with Driveway Concert Series

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July 2, 2020

Laine Goudy ’18 Explores CRISPR Technology to Tackle the Coronavirus

We know a few things for sure about SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19: It had likely been hiding in animals for decades prior to the current human pandemic, the course of the disease and the prognosis vary widely among individuals, and it’s incredibly difficult to destroy.

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June 30, 2020

In the Media: Lara Tiedens Discusses the Psychology of Anger in the Washington Post

In the Washington Post, President Lara Tiedens, who has received numerous awards and honors for her research in the fields of social psychology and behavioral science, discussed the role of anger as an appropriate reaction to times of uncertainty. “By being angry about something, you get to leave your feelings of uncertainty for a while and occupy a space and a sensibility of certainty and clarity and confidence,” she told the Post.

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Jeannette Hunker ’23 Keeps the Music Alive with Driveway Concert Series

Social distancing and shelter-at-home guidelines have affected every facet of life, from the shift to work-at-home to telemedicine doctor visits. But it’s in our communal rituals and celebrations where many people are feeling the greatest loss. “With the ban of concerts, graduation ceremonies, weddings, and other large social gatherings, most people feel a void in their lives,” says Jeanette Hunker ’23.

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June 23, 2020

Focus on the Faculty: Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Diane Thomson

California’s wildfires are notorious for their power to wreak phenomenal damage and devastation. But when an accidental blaze burned portions of Claremont’s Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station (BFS) in 2013, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Diane Thomson and her students worked to generate something positive from the situation by collecting valuable data about the fire’s effects on the natural landscape.

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June 17, 2020

In the Media: Sean Flynn’s Research on Healthcare Costs Highlighted in Wall Street Journal

A Wall Street Journal op-ed on healthcare costs featured Department of Economics Chair and Associate Professor of Economics Sean Flynn’s research on Singapore’s healthcare model and its applicability to United States.

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June 16, 2020

“Quick Bite of Art” Summer Series

Since joining Scripps as Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, Meher McArthur has been serving up 15-minute talks on a single work of art from the College’s permanent collection in her “Quick Bite of Art” lunchtime series of object-based talks. “Even though we are all at home now, we can still get to know the artwork in the Scripps collection,” says McArthur.

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In the Media: Jih-Fei Cheng Discusses the AIDS Epidemic as a Network of Overlapping Crises with The Body

Assistant Professor of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Jih-Fei Cheng discussed the new book AIDS and the Distribution of Crises, which he coedited, with The Body. “AIDS can be thought of as a culmination of a certain historical moment, if we want to think about the ’80s and early ’90s,” Cheng said.

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June 15, 2020

Corine Astroth ’21 Coauthors Paper, Published in Diversity, on Divergent Plant Lineages in Sub-Saharan Africa

Corine Astroth ’21 coauthored a paper, recently published in Diversity, on the divergent lineages and evolutionary relationships of Monechma, an ecologically important plant group in sub-Saharan Africa. The different lineages of Monechma are present in noticeably different regions in and around the Namib Desert, including both savanna and succulent biomes.

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June 12, 2020

In the Media: Stacey Wood Explains the Psychological Techniques Behind Coronavirus Scams to AARP

Molly Mason Jones Chair in Psychology and Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood explained some of the psychological techniques behind coronavirus scams to AARP. One of these tactics involves pressuring people to act quickly, which can exacerbate pandemic-related anxieties about employment and supply scarcity.

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June 11, 2020

In the Media: Richa Shah ’23 Cofounds COVID-19 Resource Database for Californians, Los Cerritos News Reports

Los Cerritos News featured Richa Shah ’23 and her cofounders for their creation of CaliResources, a social services resource database for Californians who have been impacted by COVID-19. The database provides information on food banks, health clinics, emergency shelters, employment services, and other resources for seven California counties, with additional county databases in the works.

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