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Pitzer College and SPURSE Launch Campus-wide Ecological Initiative

Claremont, Calif. (February 9, 2015)—Pitzer College’s Art + Environment program and SPURSE, an environmental design collective, launch Pitzer Multi-Species Commons—a new way to understand and interact with the Pitzer College campus. Across the College’s grounds, signs and sculptural works made from reclaimed materials prompt Pitzer’s community to see campus as a space shared by many [Read More...]
February 9, 2015
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Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Explores Honduran Resistance Movement in New Book

Claremont, Calif. (February 6, 2015)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 examines the Honduran organized resistance movement and its historical antecedents in a chapter in a new book, Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from Below. In “Honduras: Refounding the Nation, Building a New Kind of Social Movement,” Portillo looks at the sociopolitical map [Read More...]
February 6, 2015
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Pitzer College Professor Examines How Experiences Influence Genes in New Book

The Developing Genome by David S MooreClaremont, Calif. (February 3, 2015)—Pitzer College Professor David S. Moore’s new book, The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral Epigenetics, introduces readers to cutting-edge research in behavioral epigenetics, which explores how experiences influence genetic activity. The Developing Genome was published this week by Oxford University Press. Moore is a professor of psychology at Pitzer and [Read More...]
February 3, 2015
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NSF Awards Professor Patrick Ferree $830,000 CAREER Grant for Genome Research

Assistant Professor of Biology Patrick FerreeClaremont, Calif. (February 2, 2015)—Assistant Professor of Biology Patrick Ferree received an $830,000 five-year grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Development Program to research genome conflict. Ferree teaches in the W.M. Keck Science Department of Pitzer College, Claremont McKenna College and Scripps College. The grant, “Paternal genome elimination by a selfish B chromosome [Read More...]
February 2, 2015

Art Professor Tim Berg Selected for Artist-in-Residence Programs

Claremont, Calif. (January 30, 2015)—Pitzer College Associate Professor of Art Tim Berg and his artistic collaborator and wife, Rebekah Myers, have been selected for two national artist-in-residence programs—one at the Teton Artlabs in Wyoming, the other at the Archie Bray Foundation for the Ceramic Arts in Montana. Berg and Myers specialize in ceramic sculptures and [Read More...]
January 30, 2015
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Pitzer College Announces New Robert Redford Conservancy Director

Claremont, Calif. (January 29, 2015)—Pitzer College has named Professor Brinda Sarathy the new director of the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability. Sarathy is an associate professor of environmental analysis and teaches US environmental policy, California water politics and environmental justice. She is the author of Pineros: Latino Labour and the Changing Face of [Read More...]
January 29, 2015