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Spotlight on Academics Series

September 17, 2018

A Taste of Art: New Lunchtime Series Serves Up Art History in Small Bites  

This fall, Meher McArthur, Scripps’ Gabrielle Jungels-Winkler Curator of Academic Programs and Collections, is launching the Taste of Art lunchtime series. For five consecutive Wednesdays, beginning September 19, the 15-minute talks around campus will focus on a single work of art from the College’s 10,000-object permanent collection.

September 13, 2018

The Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery: John Mason Exhibition Offers a “Meditation on Material”

This fall, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery at Scripps College is exhibiting a monumental installation by John Mason, one of America’s leading sculptors. After World War II, Mason was one of the seminal figures of the California ceramics movement, which upended studio pottery’s traditional focus on utilitarian ware to create sculptural forms.

September 5, 2018

Fall 2018 Convocation: Students, Faculty, and Staff Celebrate the New Academic Year

On Tuesday, September 4, Scripps College welcomed students, faculty, and staff to campus for the start of the 2018–19 academic year.

August 22, 2018

Research and Internships: Summer Ant-ics: Professor Ethan Van Arnam and Students Research Antibiotics from Ants

For many Southern California residents, the rising thermostat marks the beginning of a months-long battle to keep summer ants at bay. For Ethan Van Arnam, assistant professor of chemistry in the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges, summer is the perfect time for hunting them.

May 29, 2018

Spotlight on Academics: Senior Art Exhibition: Rooms of Our Own

The Senior Art Exhibition is a cornerstone of the studio art major at Scripps College. Each year, the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery features artworks by graduating seniors that constitute their thesis projects. In addition to making the works on view, the seniors conceptualize the exhibition, install their pieces, draft artist statements and wall texts, and publicize the event.

November 8, 2017

Spotlight on Academics: Psychology and Neuroscience: Professor Michael Spezio and Students Travel to Europe for NSF Research Project

  This past summer was a long time coming for Vanessa Hayes ’18 and Yuqing Lei ’18. As researchers in Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Michael Spezio’s lab at Scripps College for three and four years, respectively, Hayes and Lei have been developing the theoretical foundation and hard skills necessary to assist in cognitive neuroscience […]

May 22, 2017

The Scripps Experience: Capstone Day: Celebrating the Academic Research and Achievements of the Senior Class

Each May, as seniors edge closer to graduation, the Scripps community takes a day to celebrate their academic achievements. Capstone Day, a Scripps tradition since 2008, brings the 5C community together to learn about outstanding senior thesis projects. Nominated by faculty, senior presenters share original projects in a range of disciplines and media—the culmination of the thinking, writing, and research they’ve been working on towards their degree.

April 19, 2017

Spotlight on Academics: Scripps Students Tell Senior Life Stories in Real Life Learning Lab

Scripps College students in Dr. Stacey Wood’s psychology class stepped out of the classroom and stepped back in time recently as they worked with a group of four seniors who live at nearby Mt. San Antonio Gardens to tell the elderly residents’ life stories. While the resulting classroom-style presentations served as a valuable, mutual learning […]

December 14, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: Core III Symposium Student Projects Explore Art, Activism, Math, and More

Scripps Tea provided the setting for Core III students to present their independently researched and designed final projects last week. Faculty, students, and friends from the Scripps community gathered in support and recognition of the presenters and to celebrate their considerable achievements. The presentations mark students’ culmination of Scripps’s unique Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, […]

December 1, 2016

Spotlight on Academics: The Dance Department’s Fall Concert Is “In the Works…”

Beginning on Thursday, December 1, students from the Scripps and Pomona Dance Departments will take the stage at the Pendleton Dance Center for four performances of student-choreographed contemporary dance. The choreographers—Maile Blume ’17, Rae Fredericks ’17, Willa Hevly (PO ’17), Sharon Keenan ’17, Amy Oden (PO ’18), Madelyn Shaughnessy (PZ ’17), and Maia Welbel (PO ’17)—are dance majors and minors as well as students who are simply passionate about dance.