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March 25, 2019

Misinformed: An interview with Associate Professor of Philosophy Yuval Avnur

In our digital age, information is more accessible to more people than ever before. Yet one of the central concerns of public life is our susceptibility to the influence of bad information, whether in the form of fake news articles, doctored images, or manipulated video. Associate Professor of Philosophy Yuval Avnur comes to this dilemma as an epistemologist, interested in how we arrive at knowledge in the first place.

March 18, 2019

Focus on Faculty: Sheila Walker, Professor of Psychology

Over the past few decades, the United States has become increasingly racially and ethnically diverse. However, within the discipline of psychology, studies of the lives of people of color in the U.S.—especially young women—have been much too narrow, according to Professor of Psychology Sheila Walker.

March 6, 2019

In the Media: Professor of Economics Roberto Pedace Explains Study of Economics, US News

Professor of Economics and Chair of the Department of Economics Roberto Pedace was quoted in a U.S. News and World Report article on the types of jobs open to graduates with an economics degree.

February 27, 2019

In the Media: Associate Professor Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert Advises Moderation in Paraben Exposure

Parabens, the synthetic chemicals used as preservatives in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals, have been the topic of heated debate about whether they are linked to certain cancers.

February 4, 2019

In the Media: Professor Edwalds-Gilbert and Professor Weinberg Discuss Genetic Modification in Humans

Assistant Professor of Biology Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert and Professor of Philosophy Rivka Weinberg were quoted extensively in an article by Live Science about genetic engineering. According to Edwalds-Gilbert, the gene-modifying technology, CRISPR, offers avenues for finding cures for cancer and for locating and modifying the DNA that may lead to future disease in an individual.

February 1, 2019

Awards and Honors: Professor Stacey Wood Earns Borchard Grant to Study Role of Emotional Appeals in Mass Marketing Scams

When Vivian Murphy wrote out the check for an $890 processing fee, it seemed like nothing in comparison to the $1.5 million she would get in return from the well-known direct marketing and sweepstakes company Publisher’s Clearinghouse.

January 31, 2019

In the Media: Professor David Andrews Interviewed about Brexit, KCBS

Professor of International Relations David Andrews was interviewed on KCBS about the U.K.’s looming Brexit deadline.

January 15, 2019

In the Media: Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson Weighs in on Shakeup in Democratic Party

Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson spoke to ABC News about the roles that millennials and generation Xers will play in the 115th Congress in an article titled, “New Congress, Who Dis?”

January 7, 2019

In the News: Scripps Faculty Suchi Branfman Featured in LA Dance Chronicle for Prison Outreach

The LA Dance Chronicle featured Scripps lecturer and choreographer Suchi Branfman in an article about her presentation at the ART + PRACTICE Exhibition Space in November.

December 21, 2018

Professor Juliet Koss named to Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Chair in the History of Architecture and Art

Juliet Koss, professor of art history, has been appointed to the Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Chair in the History of Architecture and Art, effective October 15, 2018.