W.M. KECK DEAN APPOINTED
Dr. Ulysses J. Sophia has been named dean of the W.M. Keck Science Department, effective July 1. Sophia is currently associate dean for research at American University, where he previously served as chair and professor of physics. He will lead the expansion of the W.M. Keck Science Center, a joint project of Scripps, Pitzer, and Claremont McKenna Colleges that provides next-generation scientists opportunities to engage in groundbreaking research in a liberal arts setting.
GONZALES-DAY NAMED 2017 GUGGENHEIM FELLOW
Photographer and Scripps Professor of Art Ken Gonzales-Day has been awarded a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship. One of 173 scholars, artists, and scientists from the U.S. and Canada selected for a fellowship, Gonzales-Day will receive $50,000 from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation to support his work, which examines the history of photography and the limits of representational systems.
NEW HALL AWARDED LEED CERTIFICATION
Scripps has been awarded LEED Gold certification for its NEW Hall building. The LEED (Leadership in Energy
and Environmental Design) rating system, developed by the U.S. Green Building Council, is the foremost program for buildings, homes, and communities that are designed, constructed, maintained, and operated for improved environmental and human health performance.
SCRIPPS OLIVE OIL WINS AWARDS
Scripps College is noted for bottling olive oil from its campus olive trees. This year, the College submitted its olive oil to the Los Angeles International Extra Virgin Olive Oil Competition, and it won a silver medal in the Light, Delicate category for taste and a bronze medal in packaging for the bottle’s label design. Mary Alexandra Vaughn Antell ’19 created the award- winning label design.
SEEN AND HEARD AT SCRIPPS
Dr. Eugenia Cheng visited Scripps on March 29 to talk about her book How to Bake Pi, which uses recipes for treats like chocolate brownies as an entry point to understanding math. Cheng is senior lecturer of pure mathematics at the University of Sheffield and is currently on sabbatical in the U.S., where she is scientist in residence and senior lecturer at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
For more information about Scripps Presents, visit scrippscollege.edu/scrippspresents.
|Previous: Alumnae News||Next: Message from the President|