Press Releases

Pitzer’s Firestone Center in Costa Rica Part of New UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Claremont, Calif. (July 17, 2017)—Pitzer College’s Firestone Center for Restoration Ecology in southwestern Costa Rica is now part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s newly designated Savegre Biosphere Reserve. The Savegre Biosphere Reserve is one of 23 sites UNESCO designated in June as biosphere reserves, which are defined as learning places for [Read More…]

July 17, 2017
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Five Pitzer Students Selected as Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellows

Claremont, Calif. (July 14, 2017)—Pitzer College students Victor Bene ’19,  Kevin Kandamby ’19, Javier LopezCasertano ’19, Naima OrozcoValdivia ’19 and Jasmine (Jazzy) Randle ’19 have been selected for the 2017 Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) Program. An initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the MMUF Program aims to increase faculty diversity by supporting underrepresented [Read More…]

July 14, 2017
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Pitzer Alumna Sachi Watase ’17 Selected for Teachers for Vietnam Program

Claremont, Calif. (July 6, 2017)—Recent Pitzer College graduate Sachi Watase ’17 will teach English at a university in the Mekong Delta this fall with Teachers for Vietnam (TfV), a nonprofit dedicated to building bridges between Vietnamese and Americans through cultural exchange and university-level language learning. Each year, Teachers for Vietnam sends four to six teachers [Read More…]

July 6, 2017
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Testing the Waters

Drone boat

Professor Donald McFarlane’s New Research Surveys Volcanic Crater Lakes Claremont, Calif. (July 5, 2017)—Professor Donald McFarlane and a team of researchers are developing a new way to plumb the depths of volcanic crater lakes around the world. Adapting aerial drone technology, they designed and deployed a small sonar-equipped boat to survey Laguna Caliente, a lake [Read More…]

July 5, 2017