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December 5, 2016

Laspa Center for Leadership We Act Grant: Kristen Liu ’19: Narrowing the Achievement Gap for Silicon Valley Students

Growing up in Los Altos, California, Kristen Liu ’19 was aware of the disparity of wealth in Silicon Valley and its impact on public education. Supported by a Laspa We Act Grant last summer, Liu discovered she could make a difference for kids affected by these issues using her interest in social media. As an intern at the Boys & Girls Clubs of […]

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Kate Fehlhaber ’09 Honored by Society for Neuroscience

Scripps College alumna Kate Fehlhaber ’09 and her team of fellow graduate students and postdoctoral scholars at UCLA won the Society for Neuroscience ‘Next Generation Award 2016‘ at the organization’s annual meeting in San Diego. The students, who specialize in various areas of neuroscience, founded the neuroscience education website, Knowing Neurons, which explains complicated ideas […]

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November 21, 2016

Spotlight on Faculty: Findley Finseth, Assistant Professor of Genomics

Findley Finseth’s research program investigates the evolutionary drivers of biodiversity. By complementing modern genomics studies of natural populations with classic genetics experiments, her work offers novel insight into the maintenance of genetic variation, the processes of adaptation and speciation, and the evolution of the genome itself.

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October 19, 2016

Professor’s Work With Robomussels Helps Track Climate Change

Associate professor of biology Sarah Gilman has co-authored a paper that was recently published in Nature—Scientific Data about a team of multi-institutional scientists’ use of tiny “robomussels” that serve as a barometer for oceanic climate change.

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Mellon Grant Supports Center for Teaching and Learning

The Claremont University Consortium has received a $1.5 million grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to establish a new Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) to help faculty members enhance their teaching through programming, consultation services and support programs. The design of the CTL has been informed by research on teaching and learning centers […]

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October 5, 2016

NEW Hall Featured At Greenbuild Conference

Scripps’ NEW Hall was selected for inclusion in the world’s largest conference and expo dedicated to green building, Greenbuild, in the Educational Tours Program. The 2016 expo takes place in October in downtown Los Angeles from October 5–7.

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September 27, 2016

Branwen Williams on Climate Change in Mashable.com

Branwen Williams, associate professor of environmental science, was featured in a Mashable.com article that helps explain the five most prevalent climate change phenomena. The popular digital culture and technology magazine quotes Williams extensively, based on her knowledge and in-depth research on the topic of ocean acidification related to temperature change. Williams also gives Mashable readers […]

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August 26, 2016

Associate Professor of Environmental Science Branwen Williams Featured in National Geographic

In 2015, Branwen Williams, associate professor of environmental science at the W.M. Keck Science Department, found and collected coralline algae 20 meters beneath the ice in freezing sea water for her research on oceanic climate change, as a grantee of the National Geographic Society’s Committee for Research and Exploration. Her work has now been featured by National Geographic in its #bestjobever and Oceans View video series online.

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July 11, 2016

New York Times Features Scripps College Alumna Susan Finley ’58, Space Pioneer

NASA’s longest serving female employee, Susan Finley, is a Scripps College alum whose pioneering work as a space engineering specialist is featured in a recent The New York Times article. Finley, 79, was part of the team responsible for monitoring spacecraft Juno’s recent arrival at planet Jupiter. In her five decades at NASA, Finley’s job […]

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July 7, 2016

Research and Internships: Amanda Maheras ’17: Understanding the Human Brain through Zebrafish

What can humans learn from zebrafish? According to Amanda Maheras ’17, apparently quite a lot. As Maheras explains, “Zebrafish brains have the capacity to regenerate, so we can utilize zebrafish as a model organism to better understand brain regeneration and repair. This not only provides insight into human concussions, but also other neurological disorders.”

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