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September 10, 2018

Humanities Institute: “Ignorance in the Age of Information” Events Series Will Examine Misinformation in the Digital Age

With the rise of digital and social media, information has become more accessible to more of us than ever before. The consequence: we are also more susceptible to deceit and manipulation via these sources of information. But is this a new phenomenon, or are we just now noticing its pervasiveness?

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September 5, 2018

In the Media: Stacey Wood Explains Tactics Used by Fraudsters, Psychology Today

Molly Mason Jones Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood was featured in a blog post in Psychology Today. Wood, whose research focuses on mass-market scams, especially those aimed at older adults, deconstructs common tactics used by scammers, such as affinity, personalization, and calls to authority.

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August 29, 2018

Research and Internships: Morgan Stewart ’19 Fishing for Answers

Morgan Stewart ’19 describes the past three months as her “summer with fish.” Stewart spent the summer working as a research assistant at the Friday Harbor Labs in Washington State’s San Juan Islands under Professor of Biology Adam Summers, who is widely known for his project “Scan All Fish.”

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August 22, 2018

Research and Internships: Summer Ant-ics: Professor Ethan Van Arnam and Students Research Antibiotics from Ants

For many Southern California residents, the rising thermostat marks the beginning of a months-long battle to keep summer ants at bay. For Ethan Van Arnam, assistant professor of chemistry in the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, summer is the perfect time for hunting them.

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August 17, 2018

Spotlight on Faculty: Professor of Biology Jennifer Armstrong Begins Appointment as Associate Dean of Faculty

Professor of Biology Jennifer Armstrong commenced her new role as associate dean of faculty this summer.

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July 31, 2018

Associate Professor of Chemistry Aaron Leconte Awarded NSF Grant

Associate Professor of Chemistry Aaron Leconte received a five-year, $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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July 26, 2018

In the Media: Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood Writes about Mass-Market Scams in The Conversation

Stacey Wood, professor of psychology and Molly Mason Jones chair in psychology, has shared the results of her research published in The Journal of Experimental Psychology with The Conversation. She and her co-researchers studied consumer vulnerability to mass-marketing scams.

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June 7, 2018

Sweepstakes research led by Scripps College psychology professor highlights risk factors of consumers who fall prey to scams

A global team of researchers led by Scripps College Professor of Psychology Stacey Wood has uncovered individual characteristics that influence consumers who may not heed the old warning that “if it sounds too good to be true,” (it probably is) when it comes to falling for sweepstakes-style marketing scams.

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December 6, 2017

Spotlight on Faculty: Ethan Van Arnam, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

This fall, five new tenure-track faculty members joined Scripps College, including Ethan Van Arnam, who is an assistant professor of chemistry at the W. M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges. Van Arnam grew up in southeastern Connecticut and received his BA in chemistry from Bowdoin College in 2007. He completed his PhD in chemistry at Caltech in 2013, where he studied chemical interactions between drugs and their protein targets.

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November 6, 2017

Lars Schmitz Discusses Early Mammals Who “Came Out of The Dark” with the Demise of Dinosaurs

Assistant Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz comments on the evolutionary behavior of early mammals in a recent article in Science magazine.

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