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Artist Elana Mann’s Sculptural Instruments Play with Ideas of Protest, Politics and Performance in New Pitzer College Art Galleries Exhibition

Pitzer College Art GalleriesClaremont, Calif. (September 14, 2018) — Instruments of Accountability at the Pitzer College Art Galleries is the largest solo exhibition of artist Elana Mann’s interdisciplinary and interactive work to date. Named a 2017-2018 Cultural Trailblazer by the City of Los Angeles, Mann blends sculpture, performance and protest in pieces that the Los Angeles Times has [Read More...]
September 17, 2018
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Pitzer College Recognized as One of America’s Most Innovative and Best Liberal Arts Schools by U.S. News and World Report

Brant clock tower and lawn with the Grove House on the right looking northeast from the roof of Avery Hall.Claremont, Calif. (September 10, 2018)—U.S. News and World Report names Pitzer College among the country’s best liberal arts college and most innovative schools in its new 2019 Best Colleges rankings. U.S. News also recognized Pitzer as a best value in liberal arts colleges and a high school counselors’ top pick, as well as a top [Read More...]
September 10, 2018
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Pitzer College 2018-19 Lecture Series Explores Social Perception

Claremont, Calif. (August 30, 2018) - Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry (MCSI) 2018 speakers series, “Perception in a Social World: Sensing Others and Seeing Ourselves,” will illuminate what it means to be social and sentient in today’s world. Throughout the semester, prominent speakers from a range of disciplines will explore our evolving understanding of social perception.
August 30, 2018
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Crafting Intercultural Connections in Vietnam

Pitzer’s Kathy Kile ’97 puts social responsibility into action in Huế Pitzer Mailroom Supervisor and alumna Kathy Kile ’97 spent 28 days this summer volunteering in Hue, Vietnam, where the College hosts a summer study abroad partnership with Hue University. Kile, who attended a Pitzer study abroad information session last year, was immediately drawn to [Read More...]
August 13, 2018
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Chemistry Professor Aaron Leconte Awarded NSF Grant for Exemplary Teacher-Scholars

Associate Professor of Chemistry Aaron Leconte Claremont, Calif. (July 30, 2018)—The National Science Foundation has awarded one of its most prestigious grants for early-career faculty to Associate Professor of Chemistry Aaron Leconte. The five-year $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant recognizes Leconte’s exceptional work as both a scientist and a teacher and supports [Read More...]
July 30, 2018

Mother Nature’s Signal Flares

Char Miller '75My first brush with the life-threatening nature of western wildfires came on a sizzling-hot day in October 1973. My Pitzer classmate John Warfel ’74, then living in a dilapidated cabin in Palmer Canyon, had been asked by his landlord to clear space around the structure in case fire swept through the Claremont foothills. Channeling Tom [Read More...]
July 27, 2018
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Pitzer College Names Laura Troendle New Head of Administration and Finance

Laura Troendle, VP of Administration, Finance and TreasurerClaremont, Calif. (July 19, 2018)—Pitzer College names Laura Troendle as its new vice president of administration, finance and treasurer. She begins the post on July 23. As vice president for administration, finance and treasurer, Troendle will provide expert financial and budget planning, supervise human resources management issues and serve as a liaison and resource to Pitzer’s president, [Read More...]
July 19, 2018
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Pitzer College Receives $1.1 Million Mellon Grant to Expand Prison Education at The Claremont Colleges

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (July 10, 2018)—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Pitzer College a five-year $1.1 million grant to develop an integrated Claremont Colleges-wide Critical Justice Education (CJE) program. The multi-pronged CJE program will foster social change through the power of prison education and educate Claremont Colleges students and locally incarcerated individuals. The Critical Justice [Read More...]
July 10, 2018