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Pitzer Visiting Professor Rudy Mondragón Featured in Sundance Film Festival Documentary

Rudy MondragónVisiting Assistant Professor in Sport and Society Rudy Mondragón appears in a new documentary La Guerra Civil, which premiered online at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20. Directed by Eva Longoria, the film explores the rivalry between boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez. Variety says the documentary is about far more than boxing, delving into “a cultural divide between Mexican nationals and Mexican-Americans on both sides of the border.”
January 21, 2022
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The Neuroscience of Following Your Nose

Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Gautam Agarwal's new article in the journal Nature sheds light on an under-explored region of the brain and its role in odor-guided navigation, which animals use to locate valuable resources, such as food.
January 4, 2022
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Napier Initiative 2021-22 Fellows Announced

Pitzer College Tree from logo Pitzer College seniors Kenneth Butler ’22, Jessica Sass ’22, and Benjamin Sievers ’22 have been named 2021-22 Napier Fellows by the Napier Initiative, a partnership between Pilgrim Place senior community and The Claremont Colleges dedicated to encouraging leadership for social change.
December 15, 2021
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Marisa Cruz Branco ’22 Receives Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship at LACMA

Marisa Cruz Branco ’22 is one of 22 college students nationwide who have been selected to participate in The Andrew W. Mellon Undergraduate Curatorial Fellowship Program. The fellowship provides specialized training to students from historically underrepresented groups in the curatorial field and supports the goal of promoting inclusive, pluralistic museums. As a Mellon fellow, Branco will gain hands-on curatorial experience at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA).
December 9, 2021
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Professor Tarrah Krajnak’s Photobook Named a Top 10 Favorite of the Year by MoMA

Pitzer College Associate Professor of Art Tarrah Krajnak’s new book, El Jardin de Senderos Que Se Bifurcan, has been selected for MOMA’s inaugural list celebrating its ten favorite photobooks of the year. This recognition is one of the latest in a series of honors—including the Hariban Award Grand Prize and the Lewis Baltz Research Fund award—that Krajnak has recently received for her work.
November 30, 2021

Guiding Light: Residence Director Tasmia Moosani Helps High School Students Navigate the College Application Process

In high school, Pitzer College residence director Tasmia Moosani dreamed about going to college but didn’t know how to get there. As a first-gen, low-income Pakistani Muslim student, resources in her home, community my school were minimal. Ultimately, she found her way to college and beyond, graduating from the University of California, Irvine, with a degree in business economics and international studies and earning her master’s degree in student development administration at Seattle University.
November 30, 2021