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March 29, 2023

Nancy S.B. Williams and Allegra Liberman-Martin ’10 Co-Author Paper in Organometallics

Liberman-Martin, now an assistant professor of chemistry at Chapman University, was a thesis student of Williams during her senior year at Scripps.

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March 23, 2023

Ethan van Arnam Co-Authors Paper on Fungus-Growing Ants, Contaminants, and Antibiotics

“Animal hosts often benefit from chemical defenses provided by microbes,” the co-authors explain.

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March 22, 2023

Through Hands-On Research, Scripps Students and Faculty Hope to Save the Birds

By tracking these birds, taking their measurements, and studying their behaviors, they’ll better understand what factors might be key to their survival as a species.

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March 14, 2023

Katie Purvis-Roberts Co-Authors Dynamic Urban Emission Displacement Assessment

“In reality, fossil fuel divestment is impossible due to its reliability,” the co-authors write, “but renewable technology can improve the built environment and air quality management in the city.”

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March 3, 2023

Sarah Budischak Co-Authors Paper on Parasite Life Stage Diversity

This data provide context for both host infection risk and the persistence of adult parasitic assemblages, two contexts that are useful in predicting and preventing infectious diseases.

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November 11, 2022

Chemistry Students Come Together for Annual “Dot-Off” Competition

“The Dot-Off turns studying chemistry from an isolated activity to this community of groups that loudly cheer for each other,” says Mary Hatcher-Skeers.

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November 10, 2022

Scripps Students Present Their Research at Organismal Biology Conference

Scripps students presented their own ongoing research—an opportunity for undergraduate students to participate in the broader scientific realm.

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November 4, 2022

Sarah Marzen Selected as Scialog Fellow for Molecular Basis of Cognition Conference

Assistant Professor of Physics Sarah Marzen has been selected as a Scialog Fellow, a cross-disciplinary group that includes molecular scientists, neuroscientists, psychologists, and researchers in related fields from institutions across the United States and Canada.

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October 10, 2022

Natalie Katz ’16 Pursues an International Veterinary Medicine Career

Katz is in her fourth year at the Cornell University College of Veterinary Medicine, a path that started with her classes and experiences at Scripps.

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August 29, 2022

Fall 2022 Community Update

In my first months, I have enjoyed meeting Scripps students, faculty, staff, alums, families, and friends, representing a variety of disciplines, generations, professions, and geographic regions. Each encounter has reinforced my sense of this community’s deep commitment to and admiration for the distinctive Scripps academic and residential experience.

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