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December 7, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Vivianne Mbaku ’09 Strives to End Homelessness (with a Little Help from Her Friends)

For Vivianne Mbaku ’09, one of the best parts of graduating from Scripps is the tightknit alumnae community she became part of after commencement. That includes working alongside two other Scripps graduates, Jin Lee ’06 and Melanie Biles ’18, at Inner City Law Center (ICLC), a nonprofit law firm where she is an attorney.

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November 12, 2018

In the News: Scripps Alumna, Trustee Named Vice President for Development at Brown

Scripps College trustee, Patricia Jackson ’82, was named vice president for development at Brown University.

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November 1, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Recent Grads Create a Handheld Lab to Study Aging

Since 1900, the percentage of Americans age 65 and over has more than tripled (from 4.1% in 1900 to 15.2% in 2016), with a total population projected to reach 98 million in 2060. As the population ages, the incidence of age-related health conditions also increases, and the need to identify and treat aging-related health conditions and biomarkers is ever more critical.

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October 23, 2018

Spotlight on Alumnae: Summer Thyme ’06 Fishes for Genetic Clues to Schizophrenia

Zebrafish are fast growing: They hatch three days after fertilization and reach maturity in two to three months. They’re also vertebrates, like mammals, and have similar genes and cell types as well as highly complex social and learning behaviors.

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October 22, 2018

Imagining Possibilities: Science Profile on Nicole Grimwood ’16

Nicole Grimwood ’16 imagines possibilities. From creating remote control mood lighting in her residence hall room to researching modulation schemes for wireless communication, Grimwood has leveraged her liberal arts education at Scripps to launch her into a world of creative innovation and invention.

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October 9, 2018

Scripps Student, Alumnae, Make Prominent Showing in Claremont Art World

Visit the Claremont Museum of Art (CMA) this fall, and you will encounter a lively menagerie: mermaids glide in crystalline waters, horses gallop across rolling foothills, and cats impishly peer out at passersby. The exhibition Primal Nature: Animalia by Women in Post-War Claremont features fauna of various stripes and feathers represented in a variety of media—from sculptures in bronze, clay, and wood to watercolor paintings to wool fiber needlework—all by Claremont women artists, including several Scripps alumnae.

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October 5, 2018

In the Media: Gavin Turek ’09 “dominates” performance on Conan

Singer, songwriter, and dancer Gavin Turek ’09 was a featured musical guest on Conan on September 27, 2018. As reported by Billboard.com, she “dominated the Conan stage” with her “disco-infused track” “My Delight.”

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October 2, 2018

In the Media: Gabby Giffords ’93 Begins Campaigning Across the Country on Gun Control

The Huffington Post reported that Gabby Giffords ’93, former Arizona Democratic congressmember who survived an assassination attempt in 2011, will begin campaigning across the country to bolster the midterm campaigns of Democrats who support gun control.

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August 13, 2018

In the Media: Michelle Maltais Named Consumer Editor, USA Today

Formerly the deputy director of audience engagement at the Los Angeles Times, Michelle Maltais ’94 was named the consumer editor for USA Today.

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July 11, 2018

U.S. Department of State Lists Scripps College among Top Fulbright-Producing Colleges

Scripps College was once again named a Fulbright program top-producing school  by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs. Scripps is ranked among the top 25 institutions on the annual list as a research bachelor’s institution, with six Fulbright award winners in the 2017­â€“2018 academic year.

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