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August 8, 2018

Awards and Honors: Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley Receives NEA Grant to Commission New Music by Alumna Marjorie Merryman ’72

Funded by a grant from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Associate Professor of Music Anne Harley will serve as the artistic director for the commission of a musical composition that sets texts from the Acts of Paul and Thecla, a second-century apocryphal writing, to an original score for a vocal and instrumental ensemble.

July 31, 2018

First-Year Students Build Community through IMPaCT, Mellon-Funded Pilot Program to Launch in August

In May 2017, Scripps was awarded a three-year New President’s Grant to support an initiative of the president’s choosing to further a project or area of importance to her. Scripps President Lara Tiedens has allocated the funds to a new pilot program for incoming students called IMPaCT (Impacting, Partnering, and Changing Together).

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).

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.

July 26, 2018

Awards and Honors: Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson Awarded Stanford University CASBS Fellowship

Associate Professor of Politics Vanessa Tyson has been awarded a fellowship to attend the Center for the Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) at Stanford University.

July 24, 2018

In the Media: Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day Featured in Chicago Sun Times for Smithsonian Exhibit

The Smithsonian Institution’s National Portrait Gallery is currently showing about 20 works from a series by Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day, as featured in The Chicago Sun Times.

July 23, 2018

Scripps College Announces Dr. Taro Yamane Chair in Economics

Scripps College recently received a $1.5 million gift to establish the Dr. Taro Yamane Chair in Economics.

July 23, 2018

In the Media: Scripps Admission Featured in U.S. News and World Report

Director of Admission Laura Stratton weighed in on what makes a good college admissions essay in an article in U.S. News and World Report.

July 19, 2018

In the Media: Art Historian Katherine Schwab ’76 on the Parthenon Metopes

The National Herald recently profiled Scripps alumna Katherine Schwab ’76, professor of art history at Fairfield University in Connecticut. Since the 1990s, Schwab has made an annual trip to Athens to draw the Parthenon metopes.

July 18, 2018

Research and Internships: The Art and Science of Art Conservation

In 2004, inspired by the Scripps Landscape and Architectural Blueprint Committee’s recommendation to preserve the historic character of the campus, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery Director Mary MacNaughton ’70 spearheaded a massive restoration of the eight relief sculptures that adorn the exterior walls of Sycamore Court and Balch Hall, each depicting a seminal scene from eight of William Shakespeare’s plays. Created in 1932 by British-born American sculptor John Gregory, these plaster reliefs were models for marble sculptures that grace the exterior of the Folger Shakespeare Library in Washington, D.C. To undertake this massive project, MacNaughton hired expert Donna Williams, head of Williamson Conservation, in Los Angeles.