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Keck Dean and Astrophysicist Ulysses J. Sofia Illuminates the Solar Eclipse In anticipation of the first total eclipse of the sun visible from North America in nearly 40 years, we asked our own resident astrophysicist, Keck Science Department Dean Ulysses J. Sofia, for a couple of reflections on the moment when the moon passes between [Read More…]

August 17, 2017
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Professor Joe Parker Explores Democracy Beyond the Nation State

Claremont, Calif. (August 2, 2017)—In his new book, Democracy Beyond the Nation State: Practicing Equality, Pitzer College Professor Joe Parker asks how democracy can “serve all rather than the few” and address fundamental issues of inequality. Published by Routledge, Democracy Beyond the Nation State examines communities that practice “horizontal democracy” where governance is broadly inclusive [Read More…]

August 2, 2017
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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
Press Releases

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