Spotlight on Academics Series (page 4)

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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September 10, 2020

Fall 2020 Academic Convocation: Students, Faculty, and Staff Celebrate New Academic Year

On Thursday, September 3, Scripps College welcomed students, faculty, and staff to the start of the 2020–2021 academic year. President Lara Tiedens delivered the welcome address. She was followed by Amy Marcus-Newhall, vice president for academic affairs and dean of faculty, who introduced new faculty. This was the first virtual Academic Convocation in the College’s […]

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September 8, 2020

Scripps’ Pilot Summer Session Delivered Innovations in Learning, Course Material

During a typical class session this past summer, students in Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Luis Salés’s “Feminist Interpretations of the Bible” course could often be found sleuthing around Facebook, Twitter, and other social media platforms during class time. But they weren’t distracted; this was part of their assignment: they were looking for social media posts from high-profile people that used religious assumptions to support public policy decisions.

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August 25, 2020

New Data Science Minor Launches at Scripps

Heeding increased student interest and mindful of trends in how data is analyzed and implemented across fields and industries, this fall, Scripps instituted a data science (DS) minor, one of the few offered at liberal arts colleges nationwide.

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July 29, 2020

Window into the Fall 2020 Virtual Learning Forum

On July 27, faculty members held a virtual forum on fall 2020 virtual learning for Scripps students and families.

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July 14, 2020

Science, Technology, and Society

Enter the interdisciplinary Science, Technology, and Society (STS) program of The Claremont Colleges, formalized as a major in 1990, which brings together courses taught in a variety of departments, with content divided into three principal areas: history of science and technology; philosophy of science; and political, cultural, and social perspectives on science and technology. 

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June 3, 2020

Science with Soul

As the world becomes increasingly globalized and virus transmission occurs more easily across continents, medical research scientists are focusing on treatments that provide positive health outcomes for the greatest number of people. In true liberal arts tradition, three Scripps chemists—a professor, a student, and an alumna—are using their research to make medications safer, advocate for more inclusive clinical trials, and improve conditions for humankind.

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May 13, 2020

Honors and Awards: Scripps Students Earn Awards and Fellowships for Global Engagement and Education

This spring, five students were named Fulbright awardees and an additional seven received prestigious fellowships, scholarships, and awards to pursue teaching and study across the globe.

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May 11, 2020

Class of 2020: Scripps’ 13th Annual Capstone Day Delivers Virtual Symposia

Since 2008, Scripps College’s Capstone Day has highlighted 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.

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May 5, 2020

Senior Artists Explore Being Apart, Staying Together in Virtual Exhibition

The annual senior art exhibition is the capstone of Scripps’ studio art major. Seniors conceptualize an exhibition, install their pieces, draft artist statements and wall texts, and publicize the event as part of their senior theses. Usually on display at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery, this tradition has necessarily been disrupted; but that’s not stopping these artists from showing their work.

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