Women’s Education (page 5)

April 8, 2021

Creativity Abuzz with Hive Student Creativity Grants

This spring, five Scripps students were awarded a Student Creativity Grant from the The Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity, also known as the Hive. The Hive is a 5C resource housed at Pomona College that provides learning experiences focused on a collaborative approach to solving real-world problems, using the liberal arts as a jumping-off point.

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April 6, 2021

Spotlight on Seniors: Rui-Jie Yew ’21 Explores the Human Side of Computer Science

Although Yew is majoring in computer science and mathematics through Harvey Mudd College, she credits her Scripps courses, particularly the Core Curriculum in Interdisciplinary Humanities, with introducing her to the types of projects and questions that solidified her academic interests.

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April 5, 2021

Sarah Balderston ’18 Contributes to CRISPR Research Published in Nature Biomedical Engineering

Sarah Balderston ’18 was published in the peer-reviewed journal Nature Biomedical Engineering for her work as part of a larger research team that is exploring the diagnostic capabilities of CRISPR genetic technology.

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April 2, 2021

Scripps Students and Alumnae Lead Research on DNA Conversion Technology in Biochemistry

This past summer, six Scripps students and alumnae from W.M. Keck Science Department Associate Professor of Biochemistry Aaron Leconte’s lab were published in the peer-reviewed journal Biochemistry.

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March 22, 2021

Mary Routt Chair of Writing Joan Kane: Confronting Archetypes and Apocalypse in Literature

For writer Joan Kane, the 2021 Mary Routt Chair in Writing at Scripps, the connection forged between writers and readers is not only vital, but timely. This semester, Kane’s workshop syllabus is focused on themes of archetype and apocalypse across genres, with particular emphasis on works in translation and by Indigenous writers.

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March 16, 2021

After Years of Advocacy, Native American/Indigenous Studies Minor Takes Root at Scripps

Scripps now offers a minor in Native American/Indigenous Studies. The minor is a six-course interdisciplinary program that aims to introduce students to topics related to Native Americans and Indigenous peoples from around the world, with special focus on settler colonialism, Indigenous history, contemporary communities, and Indigenous ways of thinking.

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March 8, 2021

Spotlight on Alumnae: Young Alumnae Start “Adulthood Pending” Podcast

Inspired by their struggles to both define and navigate adulthood, three Scripps College alumnae, Okamura, Annalise Ko ’19, and Kimi Kaneshina ’20, launched the Adulthood Pending Podcast for college students, recent graduates, or anyone else who is also figuring out that being an adult is not as simple as it is made out to be.

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February 18, 2021

In the Media: Scripps Remains Top Producer of Fulbright Students, Chronicle of Higher Education Reports

The Chronicle of Higher Education reported that Scripps College remains one of the top producers of Fulbright students for 2020–21, with six awards offered.

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February 9, 2021

Spring Public Events Series Explores Race and Class with Renowned Thinkers

This spring, Scripps’ Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Access (IDEA) Initiative is partnering with the College’s signature event series, Scripps Presents, to bring public programming to campus that focuses on issues of inequality. “Scripps Presents and the IDEA Initiative are aligned in the desire to amplify awareness of the iniquitous nature of our world,” says Denise Nelson Nash ’76, who chairs the IDEA Initiative.

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February 5, 2021

The Alum Behind the COVID-19 Vaccine: Dr. Rachel Presti

Last July, Dr. Rachel Presti ’94 made the news when she became a principal investigator on large-scale phase-3 vaccine trials that enrolled thousands of participants from around the world to determine whether newly developed vaccines could prevent COVID-19.

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