Life After Scripps (page 9)

September 30, 2021

In the Media: Los Angeles Times Highlights Effect of Legislation Championed by Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71

The Los Angeles Times spoke with former California State Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson ’71 about the effect of Senate Bill 826, which requires publicly-traded companies in California to diversify their boardrooms.

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September 23, 2021

Elizabeth Turk ’83’s Look Up Exhibition Comes to Scripps

Visual artist, MacArthur Fellow, and Scripps alumna Elizabeth Turk ’83 hosted her three-act Look Up exhibition on Scripps’ campus from September 7 to September 18.

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September 10, 2021

In the Media: Alison Saar ’78 Part of First Artists Cohort for Destination Crenshaw, Los Angeles Wave Reports

Alison Saar ’78 is part of the first cohort of artists selected to create art for the Destination Crenshaw development, per the Los Angeles Wave. The project is reportedly the largest public-private commission initiative undertaken by and for Black artists.

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August 25, 2021

Stephanie Du ’21 Receives REPS Scholar Funding to Assist Sarah Budischak with National Science Foundation-Funded Fieldwork

Stephanie Du will serve as an NSF Research Experience for Post-Baccalaureate Students (REPS) scholar for the 2021–22 academic year. She’ll travel to Finland with Assistant Professor of Biology Sarah Budischak to study wild bank voles infected with a strain of hantavirus, a disease that can spread from rodents to humans.

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August 19, 2021

For These Young Alums’ Careers, Internship Grants Made All the Difference

Eighty percent of Scripps students complete at least one internship before graduating. It’s a striking statistic for a liberal arts women’s college which, while known for graduating spectacular critical thinkers, may have less obvious career outcomes. Yet these concrete outcomes exist, often tied directly to internship grants which create a more equitable playing field for students who don’t have the financial means to accept unpaid work.

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August 16, 2021

In the Media: Dwandalyn Reece ’85 to Discuss New Smithsonian Project at Washington Post Event

Trustee Dwandalyn Reece ’85, associate director of curatorial affairs and curator of music at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of African American History and Culture, will discuss the museum’s new project, “The Anthology of Hip-Hop and Rap,” at a virtual event hosted by the Washington Post.

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August 3, 2021

In the Media: Gabby Giffords Discusses Public Policy with the Huffington Post

Gabby Giffords ’93 discussed her continued involvement in public policy and gun violence prevention in the Huffington Post. “Today, the public service I’m engaged in takes a different form―I may no longer be in elected office, but my desire to serve is as strong as ever,” she said.

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June 28, 2021

In the Media: The Cut Interviews Gavin Turek ’09 about Her Debut Album

The Cut spoke to Gavin Turek ’09 about her upcoming debut album, Madame Gold, to be released on July 23. “I want people to say, after listening to it, that even in the confusion, even in the pain, even in my internal struggle, I still have the power within myself to save myself, and to keep going” Turek said.

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June 16, 2021

Summer Thyme ’06 Named Pew Scholar in the Biomedical Sciences

Summer Thyme ’06, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, has been named to the 2021 Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences, which funds human health and disease research by early-career investigators.

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May 21, 2021

Jessica Ng ’15 Co-Authors Paper on Climate Change Published in Nature

Jessica Ng ’15 has co-authored a paper on global cooling during the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM), published in Nature. The LGM is “the coldest multimillennial interval of the last glacial period,” and, per the paper’s abstract, examining the extent of the planet’s cooling during this period is an “important constraint for evaluating estimates of Earth’s climate sensitivity.”

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