Spotlight on Faculty Series (page 11)

March 1, 2021

Tia Blassingame Discusses Art, Activism and Student Work in University of California, Santa Barbara Book Arts Presentation

Assistant Professor of Art Tia Blassingame discussed art, activism and student work in a virtual book arts presentation at the University of California, Santa Barbara. During the webinar, she shared activism-centered projects that Scripps students created during her book arts course last summer.

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February 11, 2021

Ellen Finkelpearl Elected Delegate for California Assembly District 41

Ellen Finkelpearl, Helen Chandler Garland Chair in Ancient Studies and professor of classics, was elected as a delegate for California Democratic Party in Assembly District 41.

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January 4, 2021

Hao Huang Examines the Integration of Music Education with Science and Technology in STEAM Journal

In the STEAM Journal, Hao Huang, Bessie and Cecil Frankel Endowed Chair of Music and professor of music, examines the effectiveness of teaching music in conjunction with math and science education.

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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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September 30, 2020

Rivka Weinberg to Discuss COVID-19, Public Health Leadership, and Authoritarian Politics at Harvard University

On October 6, Professor of Philosophy Rivka Weinberg will take part in a panel on US public health leadership during the coronavirus pandemic.

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September 18, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Assistant Professor of Religious Studies and Chair of the Department of Religious Studies Luis Salés

As part of our ongoing series on Scripps’ faculty, the Office of Marketing and Communications sat down with Luis Salés to discuss non-Western Christianities, women’s rights in the Roman Empire, and Mexican-Russian fusion cooking.

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August 31, 2020

Suchi Branfman to Discuss Collaborative Dance and Choreography at Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles

Dance faculty Suchi Branfman will be part of an online discussion about collaborating with members of the incarcerated community for “Undanced Dances through Prison Walls during a Pandemic.” The dances in this project were choreographed inside the California Rehabilitation Center (CRC) in spring 2020.

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August 7, 2020

Spotlight on Faculty: Christopher Towse, Professor of Mathematics, Named Herron Family Endowed Chair in Mathematics

For Professor of Mathematics Christopher Towse, who was appointed this summer to the Herron Family Endowed Chair in Mathematics, partnering with students to explore theoretical concepts is vital to his teaching and research. “At Scripps, math makes the most sense when there’s lots of student involvement,” he says.

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June 23, 2020

Focus on the Faculty: Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Diane Thomson

California’s wildfires are notorious for their power to wreak phenomenal damage and devastation. But when an accidental blaze burned portions of Claremont’s Robert J. Bernard Biological Field Station (BFS) in 2013, Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Diane Thomson and her students worked to generate something positive from the situation by collecting valuable data about the fire’s effects on the natural landscape.

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May 29, 2020

Scripps Faculty Take Over WAMC’s Academic Minute

Scripps College faculty will be featured daily during the week of June 1, 2020, on WAMC Northeast Public Radio’s Academic Minute, a daily podcast dedicated to condensed updates on groundbreaking research. Hosted by Dr. Lynn Pasquerella, president of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, Academic Minute features a different professor each day, drawing experts from top research institutions.

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