Scripps College faculty continues to actively research, write, curate, and publish. Here is a sampling of their many recent accomplishments.
Gail Abrams, professor of dance, debuted a workshop on her new course, Somatics of Yoga: An Integrated Approach, at the Moving Mind Symposium at Pomona College last October, and presented Somatic Awareness Through Partner Work in Tampa, Florida. Associate Professor of Biology Jennifer Armstrong received a $450,000 three-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to research chromosome structure and gene expression. Professor of French Thierry Boucquey recently wrote “Saving the Tinrin Language” for Annals of the Institute for Comparative Studies of Culture; reviewed Jody Enders’ The Farce of the Fart and Other Ribaldries—Twelve Medieval French Plays in Modern English and Caroline Huey’s Hans Folz and Print Culture in Late Medieval Germany: The Creation of Popular Discourse; and completed a new book manuscript, La Grammaire du Tinrin. Tinrin Grammar de Midori Osumi Traduit par Thierry Boucquey. Choreographing Women’s Lives was performed and presented by Suchi Branfman, lecturer in dance, at the Alternate ROOTS Conference in August 2013. Branfman also presented a solo performance of 21 Daily Dances at the Miles Playhouse in Santa Monica in January 2013.
Thierry Boucquey, professor of French, leads his Intensive Introductory French class in discussion last fall.
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The Association of American Colleges and Universities recently awarded a $7,500 grant to Backstrand Chair of Feminist Gender and Sexuality Studies Piya Chatterjee for Bridge/Action, her initiative that promotes civic engagement through critical, antiracist, feminist perspectives and by allying with grassroots organizations.