A Tip of the Hat

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A tip of the hat:

  • …to Thierry Boucquey, professor of French, who received a three-month research fellowship at the Institute of Comparative Cultures of the Tokyo Joshi Daigaku (Tokyo Women’s Christian) University for collaborative research on the Tinrin language.
  • …to Phuong Bui ’15, who received a 2012 Martin Luther King Jr. Youth Social Justice Award. The award honors youth who have made an impact and who strive to promote social justice.
  • …to the CMS Athenas for SCIAC championships in swimming and diving, golf, and tennis. Congratulations also go to the track and field team, which was a SCIAC cochampion, and to the softball team, SCIAC tournament champions. The overall CMS program (Athenas and Spartans) finished #14 this year among the 450 institutions in the NCAA Division III, its best finish since 1995-1996.
  • …to Emerita Professor of Music Preethi de Silva, who performed in Claremont’s ensemble Con Gioia at the Library of Congress in a special concert, “Commemorating an Originalgenie: A Birthday Tribute to Carl Philipp Emanuel Bach.”
  • …to Lara Deeb, associate professor of anthropology, for her recently published work on the Middle East. Three of her co-authored articles have been published in the Annual Review of Anthropology, Ethno, and the Anthropology of the Middle East and North Africa: The State of the Art. Deeb also co-edited a special issue on “Middle East Sexualities” for the Journal of Middle East Women’s Studies.
  • …to Matthew Delmont, assistant professor of American studies, who continues to receive international media attention for his recent book, The Nicest Kids in Town: American Bandstand, Rock ‘n’ Roll, and the Struggle for Civil Rights in 1950s Philadelphia. He has appeared on CNN and NBC, conducted numerous radio interviews including with NPR , and had an opinion piece published in The Washington Post.
  • …to Kimberly Drake, assistant professor of writing, for the publication of her book, Subjectivity in the American Protest Novel, in April 2012.
  • …to Gretchen Edwalds-Gilbert, who was recently appointed associate dean of faculty, effective July 2012. Edwalds-Gilbert has been at Scripps and on the W.M. Keck Science Department faculty since 2000.
  • …to Professor of History Cindy Forster, who wrote a chapter in the collected essays “Guatemala, la infinita historia de las resistencias” by Manolo E. Vela Castaneda.
  • …to Ken Gonzales-Day, professor of art and chair of the art department, who recently had work acquired by the special collections at the Getty Research Institute, the Smithsonian American Art Museum, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, and the National Museum of Natural History in Paris. Gonzales-Day was also profiled by KPCC about his exhibition examining lynching during California’s early history.
  • … to Professor of English Gayle Greene for her opinion piece “The Case for Sleep Medicine,” published in the March 24, 2012, edition of The New York Times. Greene’s article “Science with a Skew: the Nuclear Power Industry after Chernobyl and Fukushima” was also recently published in The Asia Pacific Journal: Japan Focus.
  • … to Chris Guzaitis, assistant professor of gender and women’s studies, whom Scripps students voted “Professor of the Year” this spring and celebrated with a surprise party in The Motley Coffeehouse. Past honorees are Matthew Delmont, Winston Ou, Marina Pérez de Mendiola, and Tony Crowley.
  • …to Anne Harley, assistant professor of music, who was awarded a William Randolph Hearst Creative and Performing Artist and Writers Fellowship for 2012 to research early Shaker materials and early American art song.
  • …to Mary Hatcher-Skeers, professor of chemistry, for her recent appointment to the Sidney J. Weinberg, Jr. Chair in Natural Sciences, effective July 2012.
  • …to Professor of Music Hao Huang, who was named an American Council on Education (ACE ) Fellow for the 2012- 2013 academic year. Huang was also appointed to the Bessie Bartlett Frankel and Cecil Frankel Chair in Music, effective July 2012.
  • …to Andrew Jacobs, professor of religious studies, whose book, Christ Circumcised: A Study in Early Christian History and Difference, was published by the University of Pennsylvania Press.
  • …to Associate Professor of Art History Juliet Koss, who was the invited respondent for the panel “The Modern Gesamtkunstwerk” at the College Art Association Annual Conference in Los Angeles last February.
  • … to Allison Midden ’12 and Sarah Stringer ’12 for developing the first one-day undergraduate psychology research conference within The Claremont Colleges. Presentations were on morality, empathy, and emotional intelligence as researched by students from Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Pomona Colleges; seven of the 18 presenters were Scripps students. The conference was funded through an International Psychology Society grant and sponsored by the European Union Center of California and the psychology department at Scripps.
  • …to Melissa Mesinas ’12, who was honored as a “Latina Future History Maker” in March at the Latina History Day conference in Los Angeles. Mesinas stood out among a competitive field due to her exceptional character, scholarship, and leadership.
  • …to Emmy Perez ’13 for winning top honors in CG U’s 22nd annual Kravis Concept Plan Competition with teammates from Claremont McKenna and Harvey Mudd Colleges.
  • …to Megan Peterson ’15, who was selected to participate in the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program’s intensive summer institute for the study of Arabic. The CLS Program is part of a U.S. government effort to expand dramatically the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages.
  • …to Nathalie Rachlin, professor of French, who received a Borchard Foundation grant to organize the International Colloquium on French Cinema and Globalization held in 2012 at La Brestesche Castle, France.


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