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September 4, 2019

Sarah Budischak Receives National Science Foundation Grant to Study “Superspreaders” and Infectious Diseases

W.M. Keck Science Department Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Budischak received a National Science Foundation grant from the Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases program to study how disease-carrying individuals can affect the health of populations and landscapes.

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June 24, 2019

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Awarded $2 Million Keck Foundation Gift to Renovate and Upgrade Equipment for Joint Science Center

Scripps and Pitzer Colleges have received a combined total gift of $2 million directed toward the purchase of equipment and the renovation of the Keck Science Center. The W.M. Keck Foundation has given $1 million each to Scripps College and Pitzer College.

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May 3, 2019

Gabriela Ochoa ’19 Receives Presentation Award at West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference

Gabriela Ochoa ’19 received the award for best poster presentation in Ecology and Evolution at the 44th Annual West Coast Biological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference. Ochoa presented her thesis work with biology lecturer Dr. Elise Ferree, which focuses on the competitive interactions between house finches and black phoebes on the campuses on the Claremont Colleges.

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April 2, 2019

Data Driven: Scripps Integrates Computer Science Skills into a Liberal Arts Curriculum

In 2016,  the  National Academies of Sciences, Engineering,  and Medicine in Washington,  D.C., convened a committee of experts from government,  industry,  and academia to examine undergraduate enrollment trends.  

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March 26, 2019

In the Media: Alumnae Sarah Balderston ’18 and Mandeep Sandhu ’18 Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering

Sarah Balderston ’18 and Mandeep Sandhu ’18 were recently published in Nature Biomedical Engineering for their work as part of a larger research team that created a biosensor that rapidly detects genetic mutations using CRISPR genetic technology.

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March 25, 2019

In the Media: Alumna Eun Ji Chung ’06 Awarded NIH Grant to Combat Kidney Disease

Scripps alumna Eun Ji Chung ’06 was featured in the LA Business Journal for receiving a $2.4 million National Institutes of Health (NIH) New Innovator Award.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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December 3, 2018

In the Media: Professor Michael Spezio’s Research on Humility Featured in Blog

The Self, Virtue, and Public Life, a research initiative based at the University of Oklahoma, recently covered the research of Michael Spezio, associate professor of psychology and neuroscience.

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