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September 18, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Ken Gonzales-Day, Professor of Art

Scripps Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day’s exhibitions have been described as not to be missed, and he has been commended with numerous awards and accolades over his career. This past spring, Gonzales-Day was honored with a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship.

July 19, 2017

Awards and Honors: Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel, Two Grants for Molecular Chemistry Research Put Students to Work at W.M. Keck Science Department

Having gone weeks without receiving an email from Rick Danheiser, MIT chemistry professor and editor-in-chief of the academic journal Organic Syntheses, Scripps Associate Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel thought she hadn’t won the grant she had applied for in early 2016. It wasn’t until Danheiser wrote to Wenzel he hadn’t heard from her that she realized she had won.

March 29, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Marina Pérez de Mendiola, Professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean Literatures and Cultures

Marina Pérez de Mendiola serves as Richard Armour Chair in Modern Languages and is professor of Spanish, Latin American, and Caribbean literatures and cultures at Scripps College.

March 27, 2017

Pink Coralline 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. […]

February 28, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Rita Roberts, Nathaniel Wright Stephenson Chair in History and Biography

Rita Roberts is a professor of history and Africana studies and the Nathaniel Wright Stephenson Chair in History and Biography at Scripps College. Her courses engage students in the study of the history of the early United States, 16th- through 21st-century African American history, African diaspora, black intellectuals and the politics of race, and the modern Civil Rights Movement, among other topics.

February 14, 2017

Kevin Vennemann Translates Chris Kraus Book for German Audiences

Kevin Vennemann, assistant professor of German, has translated Chris Kraus' hugely influential feminist novel I Love Dick into German, as recently reported by several German newspapers. Vennemann's translation of the popular novel—which has been adapted as a television series by Amazon for release in May 2017—is part of a long-standing creative relationship between Kraus and the Scripps College professor.

January 31, 2017

Minnesota Public Radio Features Ken Gonzales-Day Exhibit That Examines Role of Lynching in American History

  Scripps College Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day was profiled in a recently aired interview on Minnesota Public Radio about his photography from his exhibit “Shadowlands,” featured at the Minnesota Museum of American Art, that examines the role of lynchings in U.S. history.  Gonzales-Day’s research on racially motivated violence of the past several decades led […]

December 20, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Jenna Monroy, Assistant Professor of Biology

Jenna Monroy earned her BSc degree at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and her PhD at Northern Arizona University. Her research integrates muscle physiology, biomechanics, and neurobiology to study the control of movement. Specifically, her work investigates how muscles function not only as motors but also as springs, brakes, and struts.

November 21, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Findley Finseth, Assistant Professor of Genomics

Findley Finseth's research program investigates the evolutionary drivers of biodiversity. By complementing modern genomics studies of natural populations with classic genetics experiments, her work offers novel insight into the maintenance of genetic variation, the processes of adaptation and speciation, and the evolution of the genome itself.