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Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Wins National Women’s Studies Association Book Prize

Professor Suyapa Portillo VilledaProfessor Suyapa Portillo Villeda's book "Roots of Resistance: A Story of Gender, Race, and Labor on the North Coast of Honduras," has won the National Women's Studies Association’s Sarah A. Whaley Book Prize for 2021. The prize is awarded “for groundbreaking scholarship in women's studies that makes significant feminist contributions to the topic of women and labor.”
October 15, 2021
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Pitzer Professor Azamat Junisbai Wins Fulbright US Scholar Program Award to Kazakhstan

Azamat JunisbaiClaremont, Calif. (May 2, 2018)—Pitzer College Associate Professor of Sociology Azamat K. Junisbai has been selected as a 2018-19 Fulbright US Scholar. An authority on Central Asia, Junisbai will return to Al-Farabi Kazakh National University (KazNU) in Almaty, Kazakhstan, where he was an undergraduate sociology student in the mid-1990s. He will teach two graduate-level sociology [Read More...]
May 2, 2018

W. M. Keck Science Professor Tang awarded National Institute of Health grant to expand student research

Professor Irene TangProfessor Zhaohua Irene Tang has been awarded a $412,415 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study cancer and other disease prevention and expand undergraduate research opportunities at W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Scripps and Pitzer colleges. The NIH grant comes through the Academic Research Enhancement Award program, which is offered to institutions [Read More...]
April 30, 2018
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Pitzer Professor and Alumna Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Wins Diversity Teaching Award

Suyapa Portillo VilledaClaremont, Calif. (March 8, 2018)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 was awarded a 2018 Claremont Colleges Diversity Teaching Award, which honors innovative educational activities and programs that address issues related to diversity and inclusion both inside and outside college classrooms. Portillo’s contributions to teaching and learning, along with those of Pomona College Professor Sara [Read More...]
March 8, 2018
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Professor Donald McFarlane to Explore Indonesian Volcanic Lakes with National Geographic Grant

Tri-color volcanic lakes in IndonesiaClaremont, Calif. (February 12, 2018)—The National Geographic Society has awarded Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Donald McFarlane and a team of researchers a grant to explore three acidic lakes in Indonesia. Using a small, remote-controlled, sonar-equipped boat, the scientists will map uncharted lake beds and measure the scalding, sulfuric waters on the summit of [Read More...]
February 12, 2018