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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.  

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.