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Pitzer Senior and Sagehen Water Polo Goalie Daniel Diemer ’18 is Named SCIAC Athlete of the Year

SCIAC Athelete of the Year Daniel Diemer '18, Sagehens Athletics Men's Water Polo

Claremont, Calif. (November 17, 2017)—Pitzer College senior and Sagehens Men’s Water Polo goalkeeper Daniel Diemer ’18 was named SCIAC Athlete of the Year, while Diemer’s teammates Adam Ward (PO’19), Joseph Schafer (PO’19) and Jacob Niskey (PO’19) earned All-Conference honors, the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference announced today. Diemer earned SCIAC’s top accolade after leading the Sagehens to a 13-1 record in the [Read More…]

November 17, 2017
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2017 Pitzer College Atherton Lecture Explores Race, Conspiracy Theories and Hip-Hop Culture

Professor John L. Jackson, University of Pennsylvania

Claremont, Calif. (November 3, 2017)— Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry (MCSI) speakers series on conspiracy theory hosts University of Pennsylvania Professor and author John L. Jackson on Tuesday, November 7, in Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College. Jackson’s talk, “What’s Love Got to Do with It? Race, Conspiracy Theories, and Contemporary Hip-Hop Culture,” is [Read More…]

November 3, 2017

“Groove here until the tape is played”: Playing around in the Analogue World

David Goldblatt

Juan Downey’s work is a lot things—interactive sculptures, hand drawn spreadsheets, happenings that combined audience, dancers and physical sculpture—but for me it is time travel. Maybe it’s the rack of old school light bulbs? Maybe it’s the rough cut chipboard they are mounted behind? Maybe it is their painfully slow reaction time, but when you walk into a room full of Juan Downey’s works, you will, if you were there first time around, be transported into an analogue world.

October 25, 2017
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Sagehens Daniel Diemer ’18 and Andy Reischling (PO’19) Named SCIAC Athletes of the Week

Daniel Diemer '18

Claremont, Calif. (October 17, 2017)—The Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) named Pitzer College senior and Sagehens Men’s Water Polo goalkeeper Daniel Diemer ’18 and Men’s Cross Country runner Andy Reischling (PO’19) Athletes of the Week after the two Sagehens’ remarkable seven-day runs. Diemer led the No. 19 ranked Sagehens to a 4-1 week and [Read More…]

October 17, 2017
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Pitzer College Writing Center Fellows Sophia Rizzolo ’19 and Hunter Sidel ’19 Win National Peer Tutoring Grants

Claremont, Calif. (October 9, 2017)—Pitzer College Writing Center Fellows Sophia Rizzolo ’19 and Hunter Sidel ’19 have been awarded National Conference on Peer Tutoring in Writing (NCPTW) grants. The two Writing Center fellows are teaming up to lead a workshop “Identity and Improving our Ability to Reach our Peers” at the NCPTW 2017 conference. The [Read More…]

October 9, 2017
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Pitzer Professor of Mathematics David Bachman’s Art Exhibition Pattern, Symmetry, Growth and Decay to Open in Los Angeles

Claremont, Calif. (October 9, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor of Mathematics David Bachman’s solo exhibition of 3D-printed and multimedia sculptures, Pattern, Symmetry, Growth and Decay, opens at MorYork gallery in Los Angeles on November 10. Bachman’s artwork celebrates the use of mathematics as a tool for the creation of art. Bachman’s work draws from the idea that [Read More…]

October 6, 2017
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Pitzer College Professor Jemma Lorenat Wins International Prize for Research in the History of Mathematics

Jemma Lorenat

Claremont, Calif. (October 4, 2017)—Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Mathematics Jemma Lorenat has been awarded the international Montucla Prize for her Historia Mathematica article “Figures real, imagined and missing in Poncelet, Plücker, and Gergonne,” which examines multiple interpretations of a geometric figure—a single conic construction—among three early nineteenth-century mathematicians. The International Commission on the History [Read More…]

October 4, 2017
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EMERGing Scholars at the Claremont Colleges

EMERGE Scholars luncheon

Pitzer College hosted The Claremont Colleges EMERGE Welcome Dinner on September 21 for the newest students from the EMERGE Fellowship, a Houston-based nonprofit that helps underserved students get into, and thrive in, the country’s top colleges. In less than four years, the number of EMERGE alumni at The Claremont Colleges has grown from one student—Pitzer’s [Read More…]

October 2, 2017
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Pitzer College Hosts “Salton Sea: Salinity, Shrinkage, Solutions” Panel

Salton Sea and dead fish

Claremont, Calif. (October 2, 2017)—This year’s Pitzer College John D. Sullivan Memorial Lecture will explore environmental issues surrounding California’s largest yet rapidly shrinking lake: the Salton Sea.  Sponsored by Pitzer’s Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability, “Salton Sea: Salinity, Shrinkage, Solutions” brings together a panel of experts and activists to discuss the lake’s future. [Read More…]

October 2, 2017
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Pitzer College and BlackRock Launch First Ever ESG-Focused, Fossil Fuel-Free Global Equity Index Fund

Pitzer College plaque on gate

Claremont, Calif. (September 21, 2017)—Pitzer College and investment firm BlackRock, Inc. announce the first ever global equity index fund that is both Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG)-focused and fossil fuel-free. The fund is designed to help endowments, foundations and other nonprofit organizations meet their Responsible Investment goals. This August, Pitzer College became the founding investor [Read More…]

September 21, 2017