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Spotlight on Academics Series

November 8, 2017

Spotlight on Academics Psychology and Neuroscience: Professor Michael Spezio and Students Travel to Europe for NSF Research Project

  This past summer was a long time coming for Vanessa Hayes ’18 and Yuqing Lei ’18. As researchers in Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Michael Spezio’s lab at Scripps College for three and four years, respectively, Hayes and Lei have been developing the theoretical foundation and hard skills necessary to assist in cognitive neuroscience […]

May 22, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Capstone Day, Celebrating the Academic Research and Achievements of the Senior Class

Each May, as seniors edge closer to graduation, the Scripps community takes a day to celebrate their academic achievements. Capstone Day, a Scripps tradition since 2008, brings the 5C community together to learn about outstanding senior thesis projects. Nominated by faculty, senior presenters share original projects in a range of disciplines and media—the culmination of the thinking, writing, and research they’ve been working on towards their degree.

April 19, 2017

Spotlight on Academics: Scripps Students Tell Senior Life Stories in Real Life Learning Lab

Scripps College students in Dr. Stacey Wood’s psychology class stepped out of the classroom and stepped back in time recently as they worked with a group of four seniors who live at nearby Mt. San Antonio Gardens to tell the elderly residents’ life stories. While the resulting classroom-style presentations served as a valuable, mutual learning […]

December 14, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Core III Symposium Student Projects Explore Art, Activism, Math, and More

Scripps Tea provided the setting for Core III students to present their independently researched and designed final projects last week. Faculty, students, and friends from the Scripps community gathered in support and recognition of the presenters and to celebrate their considerable achievements. The presentations mark students’ culmination of Scripps’s unique Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, […]

December 1, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: The Dance Department’s Fall Concert Is “In the Works…”

Beginning on Thursday, December 1, students from the Scripps and Pomona Dance Departments will take the stage at the Pendleton Dance Center for four performances of student-choreographed contemporary dance. The choreographers—Maile Blume ’17, Rae Fredericks ’17, Willa Hevly (PO ’17), Sharon Keenan ’17, Amy Oden (PO ’18), Madelyn Shaughnessy (PZ ’17), and Maia Welbel (PO ’17)—are dance majors and minors as well as students who are simply passionate about dance.

August 31, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Community at Its Center Scripps’ New Core I Theme

The Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, one of the hallmarks of the Scripps education, is a set of three courses that looks at the relationships between the historical production of knowledge and contemporary issues and debates. This year, Core I, the first of these courses and a common curricular experience for all Scripps students, has a new theme: “community.” Sixteen faculty members representing departments across the College worked together for many months to choose the new theme and craft a syllabus around it.

May 11, 2016

Class of 2016: Capstone Day Highlights: Celebrating Student Research

  Capstone Day celebrates the academic accomplishments of the senior class, an annual tradition at Scripps since 2009. Each May, the Scripps community gathers to support the senior presenters and applaud the interdisciplinary collaboration among students and faculty. Capstone Day presentations highlight the best senior theses from a range of disciplines as nominated and selected […]

April 28, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Senior Thesis Art Show “You Must Not Know” Features Artwork by Graduating Seniors

The Senior Art Exhibition is a cornerstone of the studio art major at Scripps College. Each year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery features artworks by graduating seniors that constitute their thesis projects. In addition to making the works on view, the seniors conceptualize the exhibition, install their pieces, draft artist statements and wall texts, and […]

February 17, 2015

Spotlight on Academics: Southern California and Hollywood Films

Professor Susan Rankaitis' Core III seminar it teaches students how to critically explore visual aspects of filmmaking – editing, cinematography, art direction, and more – by examining cultural, social, and political differences against the backdrop of the “California Dream.”

January 30, 2015

Spotlight on Academics: Mathematics In Our Culture

Professor Chris Towse's "Mathematics in Our Culture" asks its students to question and rethink what they think they know about math, education, and who they are. Towse has taught a version of this course four times since 2004.