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Pitzer College Seniors Win CMC Business Plan Competition

Claremont, Calif. (March 9, 2018)—A team of three Pitzer College students tied for first place in Claremont McKenna College’s Lightning Challenge, an overnight competition open to 5C students during CMC’s Entrepreneurship Week. Chava Friedman ’18, Noah Kline ’18 and Angelise Slifkin ’18 formed one of two teams that won a one-day race to create—and pitch—a [Read More...]
March 9, 2018
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Pitzer Professor and Alumna Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Wins Diversity Teaching Award

Suyapa Portillo VilledaClaremont, Calif. (March 8, 2018)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 was awarded a 2018 Claremont Colleges Diversity Teaching Award, which honors innovative educational activities and programs that address issues related to diversity and inclusion both inside and outside college classrooms. Portillo’s contributions to teaching and learning, along with those of Pomona College Professor Sara [Read More...]
March 8, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Daniel A. Segal Questions the Validity of Jane Goodall’s Link Between Chimpanzees’ Tool-Making Skills and Human Characteristics

Professor of Anthropology Daniel A. SegalClaremont, Calif. (March 2, 2018)—In a new article in Anthropological Quarterly, “Witnessing Chimpanzee-Human Closeness: Jane Goodall at Gombe and Since,” Pitzer College Professor Daniel A. Segal challenges primatologist Jane Goodall’s claim that her early observations of chimpanzee “tool-making” revealed a fundamental similarity between chimpanzees and humans. For several decades, this claim about the near humanness [Read More...]
March 2, 2018
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Pitzer College Named a 2017-18 Top Producer of Fulbright US Scholars and Students

Fulbright U.S. Scholar Top ProducerClaremont, Calif. (February 19, 2018)—US Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs and The Chronicle of Higher Education name Pitzer College a Top Producer of Fulbright US Scholars and Fulbright US Students for 2017-18. The College makes its first appearance on the most Fulbright US Scholars list, ranking  second in the bachelor’s institutions [Read More...]
February 19, 2018
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Professor Donald McFarlane to Explore Indonesian Volcanic Lakes with National Geographic Grant

Tri-color volcanic lakes in IndonesiaClaremont, Calif. (February 12, 2018)—The National Geographic Society has awarded Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Donald McFarlane and a team of researchers a grant to explore three acidic lakes in Indonesia. Using a small, remote-controlled, sonar-equipped boat, the scientists will map uncharted lake beds and measure the scalding, sulfuric waters on the summit of [Read More...]
February 12, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Emerita Jacqueline Levering Sullivan Publishes Third Novel, Lovesick

Lovesick book coverClaremont, Calif. (February 09, 2018)—Pitzer College Assistant Professor Emerita of Writing Jacqueline Levering Sullivan’s third novel, Lovesick, chronicles the complexity of teenage life and the American political climate in the 1950s. The young adult novel, published by Glass Apple Press, is available in paperback and digital format through Amazon and other major book retailers. In [Read More...]
February 9, 2018
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Pitzer College Names 2018 Distinguished Alumni Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award Recipients

Michele Siqueiros ’95Claremont, Calif. (February 2, 2018)— Each year Pitzer College recognizes two alumni for embodying Pitzer’s core values. The 2018 awardees are Michele Siqueiros ’95, the Distinguished Alumni Award (DAA) recipient, and Noreen Barcena ’09, the Young Alumni Achievement Award (YAAA) winner. Pitzer Alumni Association President Tim Campos ’10 describes both as “rock stars” in their [Read More...]
February 2, 2018
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Pitzer’s 2018 Distinguished Scientist Lecture to Explore the Nature of the Sun and Scientific Inquiry

Ulysses J. SofiaClaremont, Calif. (January 31, 2018)—Ulysses J. Sofia, a noted astrophysicist and the Weinberg Family Dean of the W.M. Keck Science Department of Pitzer, Claremont McKenna and Scripps Colleges, will share solar secrets and explore the influence of money and politics on scientific inquiry at Pitzer’s 4th Annual Distinguished Scientist Lecture on Monday, February 19, at [Read More...]
January 31, 2018