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December 12, 2018

5C Experience: 5C Students Build a Health Clinic in Bolivia

Last time Lathan Liou Po’19 went to Bolivia, in January of 2018, he and other volunteers got to witness the completion of the brand-new health clinic they had spearheaded. This time, he hopes to continue to develop the new health clinic and more.

December 7, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Vivianne Mbaku ’09 Strives to End Homelessness (with a Little Help from Her Friends)

For Vivianne Mbaku ’09, one of the best parts of graduating from Scripps is the tightknit alumnae community she became part of after commencement. That includes working alongside two other Scripps graduates, Jin Lee ’06 and Melanie Biles ’18, at Inner City Law Center (ICLC), a nonprofit law firm where she is an attorney.

December 4, 2018

Parallel Unions

In 2016, the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union (EU) in a move known as “Brexit.” Since its inception over half a century ago, the EU had come to stand as the paradigm of democratic cooperation, promoting ideals such as open borders, cosmopolitanism, and humanitarianism.

November 22, 2018

Focus on Faculty: Thierry Boucquey, Professor of French

The first thing to know about Professor of French Thierry Boucquey is that he has a personal motto. The second and more important thing to know is that he actually lives by it. “Mens sana in corpore sanois a Latin phrase meaning ‘a healthy mind in a healthy body," says Boucquey as we sit down together on the occasion of his retirement from Scripps.

November 20, 2018

A Latitude Beyond: Branwen Williams Ventures Near and Far to Unlock the Mysteries of Climate Change

Standing in the tide pools at El Matador Beach in Malibu, California, Branwen Williams, associate professor of environmental science at the W.M. Keck Science Department, looks out at the horizon as the sun descends over the Pacific.

November 15, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Pete Chandrangsu, Assistant Professor of Biology

This fall, Pete Chandrangsu will join the faculty at the Keck Science Department as an assistant professor of biology. Coming to Scripps from Cornell University, Professor Chandrangsu’s research explores how bacteria respond to stress, and how that knowledge may have a positive effect on human health and disease prevention. The Office of Marketing and Communications sat down with Professor Chandrangsu to talk science, poly-gamma-glutamate, and classic cars.

November 13, 2018

The Scripps Experience: Student Investment Fund Takes Stock of Financial Markets

Visit Humanities 105 on any given Sunday, and you’re likely to find a group of women sitting around a boardroom table analyzing market trends and pitching investments to add to their nearly half-a-million-dollar stock portfolio.

November 8, 2018

Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery: Salt and Silver, Early Photography, 1840–1860

Salted paper prints, with their soft images in charcoal, sepia, and ochre, represent one of the earliest photographic technologies and offer rare glimpses into seldom seen worlds. Beginning Saturday, November 10, a selection of these rare prints will be on view in Salt and Silver, Early Photography, 1840–1860 at Scripps’ Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery of Art. The exhibition, which will run through December 16, was organized in collaboration with the Wilson Centre for Photography, London.

November 6, 2018

A Capitol Encounter: Scripps Students Explore State Politics on Eve of Midterm Elections

During a recent visit to Sacramento at the end of October, Isabella Melsheimer ’22 learned a lot about how an election cycle can affect the inner workings of government. “I have a lot more insight into the rapid pace of change that people working in government endure because of changes in administration,” she says.

November 1, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Recent Grads Create a Handheld Lab to Study Aging

Since 1900, the percentage of Americans age 65 and over has more than tripled (from 4.1% in 1900 to 15.2% in 2016), with a total population projected to reach 98 million in 2060. As the population ages, the incidence of age-related health conditions also increases, and the need to identify and treat aging-related health conditions and biomarkers is ever more critical.