Arts and Culture

September 29, 2016

Erica Tyron ’92 Keeps College Radio Station KSPC 88.7 FM Running

Erica Tyron '92 shepherds the operations of KSPC 88.7 FM radio station, as well as decades of students who have worked there to learn the business and serve as DJs "spinning" cutting-edge music in the roughly 35-mile radius where the station is heard. As Director of College Radio at the station, Tyron's leadership and passion for her work and the radio station's role in the community is chronicled in a recent article in the Claremont Courier.

September 29, 2016

Spotlight on Alumnae: Dwandalyn Reece ’85: Curator of Music and Performing Arts at the National Museum of African American History and Culture

On September 24, the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture (NMAAHC) opened to the public with a ceremony officiated by President Barack Obama. Congress established the museum in 2003, and its site, on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., was selected in 2006. Over the past decade, the building was designed and constructed, more than 30,000 objects were amassed for the still-growing permanent collection, and key curators and staff have been selected to lead the fledgling institution, including Scripps alumna Dwandalyn Reece ’85, NMAAHC curator of music and performing arts.

September 27, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Wendy Cheng, Assistant Professor of American Studies

Wendy Cheng received her AB from Harvard University in English and American language and literature, her MA in geography from UC Berkeley, and her PhD in American studies and ethnicity from the University of Southern California. Her research focuses on race and ethnicity, comparative racialization, critical geography, urban and suburban studies, and diaspora.

September 19, 2016

On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes

Tsukioka Kogyo, One Hundred Noh Plays: Shakkyo, 1922, Japanese wood block print, 15 in. x 10 1/8 in., Aoki Endowment, Scripps College, Claremont, CA Kabuki, Noh and Bunraku are types of theater—each distinct, all indispensable in the Japanese tradition of dramatic expression. The exhibition On Stage: Japanese Theater Prints and Costumes (Kabuki, Bunraku & Noh), […]

September 19, 2016

“A Sense of Place”: Scripps College 73rd Ceramic Annual

“In the soul of man there lies one insular Tahiti,” wrote Melville. It is an individual experience of a place, only to be reached by traveling inward. The master ceramicists featured in this year’s Scripps College Ceramic Annual use clay to communicate the landscapes that they carry within, usually by alluding to a specific part […]

September 19, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Marino Forlino, Assistant Professor of Italian

Forlino graduated magna cum laude from the University of Florence, Italy, in modern foreign languages and literatures and earned his MA and PhD degrees in Italian at Rutgers University. He also speaks, and has taught, German and Arabic, and holds a graduate diploma in American studies from Smith College. He joins Scripps from California State University, Fullerton, where he served as multi-area full time lecturer in the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures.

September 9, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Carlin Wing, Assistant Professor of Media Studies

This fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Assistant Professor Carlin Wing, the first full-time tenure-track professor of media studies at Scripps. Wing earned her AB in visual and environmental studies and social anthropology at Harvard University, her MFA in photography and media at California Institute of the Arts, and her PhD in media, culture, and communication at New York University. Her areas of interest include media and communication, science and technology, material culture, globalization, performance, disability, and play, games, and sport. She has exhibited her work nationally and internationally, and has published writing in Games and Culture, Public Books, Cabinet, Art Lies, and The Bulletin of the Serving Library.

September 8, 2016

Scripps Presents: Melissa Harris-Perry

When it comes to race and politics, there are few as incisive as Melissa Harris-Perry. Moving effortlessly from Beyoncé to Black Lives Matter, feminism to Flint, Michigan, the former MSNBC host, editor-at-large at, and BET correspondent brings her insightful and provocative cultural critique to the Scripps Presents stage for a conversation with Scripps professor Myriam J. A. Chancy. 

September 6, 2016

Scripps Presents: Tuesday Noon Academy: New Series of Public Lunchtime Talks Begin September 20

This fall, Tuesday Noon Academy, Scripps’ midday speaker series, hosts a dynamic mix of scholars, writers, and composers—including one Scripps alumna—who will present thought-provoking lunchtime talks that are open to the Claremont community.

September 1, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Kevin Vennemann, Assistant Professor of German

This fall, 11 new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including two at the W.M. Keck Science Department. As part of our ongoing series on faculty, the Scripps Office of Marketing and Communications recently sat down with Kevin Vennemann, assistant professor in the Department of German Studies. Vennemann received his BA and MA in literature and history from Free University of Berlin in 2006 and his PhD in German from New York University in 2015.