Spotlight on Faculty Series (page 28)

December 8, 2014

Professor Lara Deeb Honored with British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies

Scripps College Professor of Anthropology Lara Deeb’s book Leisurely Islam: Negotiating Morality and Geography in Shi’ite South Beirut, is the 2014 recipient of the British-Kuwait Friendship Society Book Prize in Middle Eastern Studies from the British Society for Middle East Studies. The prize, awarded for the best English language first-edition published scholarly work on the Middle East, has been presented since 1998.

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June 12, 2014

Scripps College Professor Explores the Lives of Women at Crossroads

Scripps College Associate Professor of Writing Kimberly Drake was a recent featured guest on “California Edition,” a statewide public affairs program that reaches up to six million California homes. Her interview will air twice daily this entire week at 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. on the California Channel.

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May 6, 2014

Scripps College Faculty Member Selected as a National Endowment for the Humanities Scholar

Scripps College Professor of Music Hao Huang was one of 16 educators selected nationally by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Summer Scholar program to participate in the seminar “Arts, Architecture, and Devotional Interaction.” During the four-week summer program, Huang will be at the University of York in York, England to conduct research.

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October 1, 2013

Scripps College Labor Economist Roberto Pedace Predicts Possible Outcomes of California Increasing Minimum Wage

Scripps College Associate Professor of Economics Roberto Pedace predicts that California’s recent decision to raise the state’s minimum wage to $10 by 2016 could end up benefiting relatively high-skilled workers, but may hurt low-skilled workers.

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February 28, 2013

Scripps College Professor Latika Chaudhary Speaks at London School of Economics

Scripps College Assistant Professor of Economics Latika Chaudhary delivers this year’s Epstein Lecture at the world-renowned London School of Economics on March 14. Chaudhary will be the first person from a liberal arts college invited to give this lecture.

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September 12, 2012

U.S. News & World Report Ranks Scripps College 24th Best Liberal Arts College in Nation

Scripps College is 24th on the U.S. News & World Report rankings of America’s best liberal arts colleges for 2013. The College earned its top-tier placement from an assessment by “U.S. News” that measures key factors, such as academic reputation, selectivity, and faculty resources.

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April 24, 2012

Scripps College Professor Writes Book Exploring “Christ Circumcised”

Andrew Jacobs’ “Christ Circumcised: A Study in Early Christian History and Difference,” points to an unexpected symbol — the mark of circumcision on the body of the Christian savior — to explore what we know about early Christian identity.

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February 28, 2012

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco Acquire Artwork Created by Scripps College Professor Nancy Macko

The Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco recently acquired one of Scripps College professor Nancy Macko’s large format archival pigment prints, “Nirvana for Now,” which she created in 2003 during her sabbatical in France. Since the early 1990s, Macko has drawn upon images of the honeybee society to explore relationships among art, science, technology, and ancient matriarchal cultures.

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February 15, 2012

Scripps College Professor Writes Book Examining Hidden History of Racial Segregation on 1950s “American Bandstand”

Matt Delmont, assistant professor of American studies at Scripps College, never questioned Dick Clark’s claim that “American Bandstand” was racially integrated in the 1950s until Delmont’s research turned up new evidence.

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February 9, 2012

Scripps College Professor Ken Gonzales-Day Exhibits Photographs From “Lynching in the West” Series

Ken Gonzales-Day, chair of the art department at Scripps College, presents a new solo exhibition of haunting photographs of California lynchings titled, “Disappearing Into The Trees,” at the Vincent Price Art Museum in East Los Angeles from February 11 to April 27. This show is free and open to the public.

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