Table of Contents : Winter 2014

More Hope, More Possibility, More Opportunity: Scripps College Launches its Largest Campaign Ever

Warm weather, fabulous food, and a sunset sky twinkling with festoon lights welcomed more than 400 members of the Scripps community as they gathered November 12, 2013, for the public launch of the most ambitious campaign in the history of Scripps College. Learn more »

Research at Scripps

Undergraduate Research: A High-impact, Transformational Dive Into Intellectual Pursuits

President Lori Bettison-Varga writes on the importance and value of undergraduate research at Scripps College.

An Ambitious Undertaking

Professor Alan Hartley shares why research thrives at Scripps College.

Post Scripps

“Asking Why Leads to New Ideas”

I have always asked “why,” hoping to have the opportunity to work with those committed to dynamic conversations and new ideas. Scripps and the wider Claremont community also instilled in me a firm belief that innovative research arises through a willingness to take chances and to believe in the power of partnerships.

by Christina Luke ’95

Embracing Undergraduate Research

Reno-vating Research

Professor Matthew Delmont and Theresa Iker ’14 collaborate on Reno’s quickie divorce industry.

Finding Answers through Undergraduate Research

Nobel Prize-winning biologist Sydney Brenner argued great science is about a conversation. That couldn’t be truer for Professor of Biology Zhaohua Irene Tang and her student, Elaine Chan ’14.

Mellon Undergraduate Research Fellowships in the Humanities, Social Sciences, and Fine Arts

W.M. Keck Science Department Summer Research Fellowships

Mary W. and J. Stanley Johnson Summer Research Awards

Esterly Award

Browsing Room

Preserving the Arts

Through the generosity of Jane Hurley Wilson ’64 and Michael Wilson (HMC ’63), Scripps College students interested in art conservation gain hands-on experience in the field interning at the Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery.

Millard Sheets Artwork Honored 

Millard Sheets’ mosaic, “El Camino Real,” was formally dedicated on November 2, 2013, at a public celebration in Beverly Hills.

Farewell, Mary Weis

After 19 years of employment at Scripps College, Mary Fraser Weis ’66, director of special projects, retired effective January 3, 2014.

Focus on Faculty

Scripps College faculty continues to actively research, write, curate, and publish. Here is a sampling of their many recent accomplishments.

Eric Haskell Knighted With Two of France’s Highest Cultural Honors

The professor of French receives two of France’s most coveted and highest cultural honors: Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters) and Chevalier de l’Ordre des Palmes Académiques (Knight of the Order of the Academic Palms).