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October 27, 2020

Research Bytes: New Instagram Account Showcases Student Fellowships and Research

This month, Scripps launched a new Instagram account, @scripps.fellowships, to highlight and share information about students’ fellowships, research, and scholarship opportunities. In a series called “Research Bytes,” the account uses Instagram’s IGTV video platform to feature brief vlogs about students’ summer research projects and to provide information about the fellowships that made these projects possible.

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October 26, 2020

Hao Huang Reflects on COVID-19’s Environmental Effects in EnviroLab Asia

Hao Huang, Bessie and Cecil Frankel Chair of Music and professor of music, published a paper examining COVID-19’s environmental effects in EnviroLab Asia, The Claremont Colleges’ journal of Asia and the environment.

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October 22, 2020

Visiting Lecturer Jessica Christian ’07 Connects the United States’ Past to Its Present

For Visiting Lecturer of History Jessica Christian ’07, the past is always present. Although she’s teaching an introduction to US history course, the subjects she’s covering—which include disease, colonization, environmentalism, and politics—feel both modern and familiar in a year marked by a global pandemic, protests for racial justice, and an unprecedented presidential election season.

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October 15, 2020

In the Media: “Be Slower, Do Less,” Michelle Decker Tells the Chronicle of Higher Education

Assistant Professor of English Michelle Decker spoke to the Chronicle of Higher Education about the analog teaching methods she’s using during this online semester. Guided by the motto “be slower, do less,” she’s helping students take a break from their screens with assignments that involve building connections with their immediate community and taking walks without […]

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Spotlight on Staff: Queer Resource Center Director Sharon Chia Claros

The Claremont Colleges community recently welcomed Sharon Chia Claros (she/her/hers) as the new assistant dean and director of the Queer Resource Center (QRC).

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October 13, 2020

Career Conversations Returns, Offering Alums Tactical Resources for Navigating Career Transition

This fall, the Office of Alumnae Engagement and Career Planning & Resources will partner for the return of Career Conversations, a webinar series designed to provide alums with professional career guidance.

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October 9, 2020

In the Media: Trustee Claude M. Steele to Speak at Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy, Financial Times Reports

Claude M. Steele, Stanford psychology professor and member of the Scripps Board of Trustees, will speak at the Sandra Day O’Connor Institute for American Democracy, the Financial Times reports.

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October 6, 2020

Spotlight on Staff: Assistant Dean and SCORE Director Dr. Marissiko Wheaton

Scripps recently welcomed Dr. Marissiko Wheaton as the new assistant dean and director of Scripps Communities of Resources and Empowerment (SCORE). The Office of Marketing and Communications recently spoke to Wheaton to learn more about her professional background and her aspirations for SCORE.

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October 5, 2020

Summer Thyme ’06 Awarded Mallinckrodt Grant for Study of Zebrafish Neurodevelopment

Summer Thyme ’06, an assistant professor of neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham, was awarded a prestigious Mallinckrodt Grant to study the neurological development of zebrafish. Because zebrafish share 70 percent of their genes with humans, Thyme hopes that her research will identify the genes that may play a part in human neurodevelopmental disorders such as schizophrenia.

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Scripps Planning Update

As we near the midpoint of the fall semester, I am pleased to hear positive reports about the active learning and engagement underway in virtual classrooms and in student and community programs. I continue to be impressed and proud of the many ways faculty, students, and staff are strengthening relationships, acquiring new knowledge, and building community online.

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