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Pitzer Professor Carina Johnson Excavates Religious Histories Buried Since the German Reformation

Archeologies of Confession book cover

Claremont, Calif. (January 11, 2018)—Archeologies of Confession: Writing the German Reformation, 1517–2017, a collection of essays co-edited by Professor of History Carina Johnson, examines the formation of religious identities during the Reformation and the erasure of religious plurality from historical memory. Published by the Berghahn Books series Spektrum, the anthology was released during the 500th [Read More…]

January 11, 2018
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Artist Edgar Heap of Birds to Deliver Pitzer College’s 2018 Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture

Edgar Heap of Birds

Claremont, Calif. (January 9, 2018)—The artist Edgar Heap of Birds will deliver the Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artist Lecture, “Influences, Mentors, Colleagues and Our Homage to this Earth,” on January 23 at Pitzer College. Heap of Birds is a citizen of the Cheyenne-Arapaho Tribes of Oklahoma whose art decries the colonization of indigenous lands and [Read More…]

January 9, 2018
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New Book by Pitzer Professor Tessa Hicks Peterson Explores Connections Between Student Development, Social Justice and Wellness

Book cover, Student Development and Social Justice

Claremont, Calif. (January 8, 2018)—Pitzer College Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement Tessa Hicks Peterson’s new book, Student Development and Social Justice: Critical Learning, Radical Healing, and Community Engagement, weaves together critical components of student development and community building for social justice to prepare students to engage effectively in community-campus partnerships for social change. Published [Read More…]

January 8, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Ahmed Alwishah Illuminates the Illuminationists

Book cover - "Illuminationist Texts and Textual Studies"

Claremont, Calif. (January 8, 2018)—Illuminationist Texts and Textual Studies, an anthology co-edited by Pitzer College Associate Professor of Philosophy Ahmed Alwishah, explores the Illuminationist philosophical tradition that originated in twelfth-century Persia and still shapes Islamic philosophy today. The book is dedicated to the memory of the late philosopher Hossein Ziai, who was a professor of [Read More…]

January 8, 2018
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Pitzer College Named a 2018 Best College Value by Kiplinger

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Claremont, Calif. (January 02, 2018) —Pitzer College ranks #29 Best Liberal Arts College and #53 overall nationally in Kiplinger’s 300 Best College Values for 2018. Introduced in 1998, the rankings now combine public schools, private universities and private liberal arts colleges into a single, comprehensive list. Kiplinger also ranks the 100 best values in each [Read More…]

January 2, 2018
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Pitzer’s Redford Conservancy Receives Rockefeller Brothers Fund Grant for Climate Education and Action

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Claremont, Calif. (December 18, 2017)—The Rockefeller Brothers Fund has awarded Pitzer College’s Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability a $50,000, two-year grant to increase public understanding of climate justice and find creative, effective ways to address climate change’s global repercussions. The grant supports two public symposia at Pitzer that will engage communities both on [Read More…]

December 18, 2017
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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

Munroe Center for Social Inquiry speaker 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