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Pitzer Alumna Kimberli Gant ’02 Appointed Modern and Contemporary Art Curator at the Chrysler Museum

Kimberli Gant '02, Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, Chrysler Museum of Art in Detroit, MichiganClaremont, Calif. (January 17, 2017)—Pitzer College alumna Kimberli Gant ’02, a curator, art historian and expert on the African diaspora, has been named the McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA. Charged with overseeing the museum’s art collection from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, Gant [Read More...]
January 17, 2017
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Pitzer Professor Phil Zuckerman Publishes Definitive Work on Secularism

Book Cover, Oxford Handbook of SecularismClaremont, Calif. (January 17, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor Phil Zuckerman’s new book, The Oxford Handbook of Secularism, is being touted as the most comprehensive and interdisciplinary volume ever written about secularism. The 792-page Oxford University Press anthology, which Zuckerman co-edited with John R. Shook, gives a 360-degree global view of secularism. “We have philosophers, anthropologists, political [Read More...]
January 17, 2017
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Pitzer Student Maddie Kauahi ’19 Named SCIAC Athlete of the Week—Again!

Maddie Kauahi, SCIAC Female Athlete of the WeekClaremont, Calif. (January 10, 2017)—Pitzer College student and freestyle swimmer Maddie Kauahi ’19 was named the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC) Women’s Athlete of the Week for Swimming and Diving for the second time this season. Kauahi was also named as the Female Swimmer of the Week earlier in the year. Her Sagehen [Read More...]
January 10, 2017
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Pitzer Professor Emeritus of Anthropology Recognized by the Association for Psychological Science

Lee MunroeClaremont, Calif. (January 3, 2017)—Pitzer College Research Professor Emeritus of Anthropology R. Lee Munroe has been selected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Munroe is being recognized for his “sustained and outstanding contributions to the advancement of psychological science.” Munroe, a founding faculty member who came to Pitzer in 1964, specializes in [Read More...]
January 3, 2017
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Sagehens Earn Highest Directors’ Cup National Ranking in Program History

Cleveland, Ohio (December 22, 2016)—The Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens ranked No. 19 on the final fall Learfield Directors’ Cup standings for NCAA Division III, moving up 8 spots from last season and marking the athletics program’s highest ever standing on the national list. The Sagehens finished second in the Southern California Intercollegiate Athletics Conference after top-ranked Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Learfield Directors’ [Read More...]
December 22, 2016
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Pitzer College Media Studies Professor Ming-Yuen S. Ma Awarded 2016 Arts Writers Grant

Claremont, Calif. (December 16, 2016)—Pitzer College Professor of Media Studies Ming-Yuen S. Ma has been awarded a 2016 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, which recognizes writers who address issues in contemporary visual art. The grant will support the research and development of Ma’s forthcoming book, There is No Soundtrack: Theorizing Aural Cultures [Read More...]
December 16, 2016
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Pitzer College Named a 2017 “Best College Value” by Kiplinger

Pellissier Mall at Pitzer CollegeClaremont, Calif. (December 15, 2016)—Pitzer College has been named to Kiplinger’s Personal Finance’s list of the Top 300 Best College Values of 2017.  Pitzer earned the 31 spot on the magazine’s list of 100 best values in the private liberal arts colleges category and #54 overall among private and public colleges and universities nationwide. Pitzer [Read More...]
December 15, 2016
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Pitzer College Alumna and Girls Fly! Founder Receives Recognition from White House

Gael Sylvia Pullen '78Gael Sylvia Pullen ’78 recognized as an American representative for International Day of the Girl 2017 Claremont, Calif. (December 12, 2016)—Pitzer College hosted a ceremony to announce the selection of alumna Gael Sylvia Pullen ’78 and her organization, Girls Fly!, as part of the Presidential Proclamation mandates for the International Day of the Girl, scheduled for October 2017. [Read More...]
December 13, 2016
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Professor Alicia Bonaparte Explores the Biopolitics of Black Female Reproduction at Conference in South Africa

Alicia BonaparteClaremont, Calif. (December 6, 2016)—Pitzer College Associate Professor of Sociology Alicia Bonaparte and artist Andrea Chung presented their interdisciplinary project “Push and Pull: The Biopolitics of Black Female Reproduction” at the BLACK PORTRAITURE[S] III: Reinventions: Strains of Histories and Cultures Conference held in Johannesburg, South Africa, on November 17-19. The conference was hosted by governmental, academic and [Read More...]
December 6, 2016
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Pitzer Student Jordan Jenkins ’17 Wins International Writing Centers Association Scholarship

Jordan JenkinsClaremont, Calif. (December 5, 2016)—Pitzer College student and Writing Center Fellow Jordan Jenkins ’17 won a 2016 President’s Future Leaders Scholarship from the International Writing Centers Association (IWCA). The Pitzer senior was one of only four writing tutors nationwide—and the only undergraduate in the country—to receive the scholarship, which is awarded to peer tutors who [Read More...]
December 5, 2016