Pitzer College Joins PLACE, an academic-community network for civic engagement and public-humanities work
June 26, 2019Press Releases
Claremont, Calif. (June 26, 2019)–Pitzer College, along with ten colleges and universities across the country, form Partnerships for Listening and Action by Communities and Educators (PLACE), a project of Bringing Theory to Practice (BTtoP). PLACE is supported by a two-year, $800,000 grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to the Association of American Colleges and [Read More...]
Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Awarded $2 Million Keck Foundation Gift to Renovate and Upgrade Equipment for Joint Science Center
June 25, 2019Press Releases
Claremont, Calif. (24 June 24, 2019) - Scripps and Pitzer Colleges have received a combined total gift of $2 million directed toward the purchase of equipment and the renovation of the Keck Science Center. The W.M. Keck Foundation has given $1 million each to Scripps College and Pitzer College.
Pitzer College Names Jim Marchant to Lead Strategic Initiatives and Community Relations
June 12, 2019Press Releases
Claremont, Calif. (June 12, 2019) — Pitzer College appoints Jim Marchant as the College’s first vice president for strategic initiatives and community relations. This position was established to provide leadership as Pitzer implements its recently completed institutional strategic plan and bolsters its commitment to the community. An essential aspect of Marchant’s role will be to [Read More...]
Pitzer College Students, Recent Grads and Alumns Awarded Prestigious Honors
May 17, 2019Press Releases
During the 2018-19 academic year, more than 40 Pitzer College students and recent graduates have won national fellowships, scholarships and other academic honors. With these awards, they will study abroad from Japan to Southern Africa, travel to El Salvador to provide maternal health in remote communities, work to create a more inclusive community and to teach in countries across the globe.
Pitzer College Selects Donald McFarlane and Norma Rodriguez for Endowed Professorships
May 8, 2019Press Releases
Claremont, Calif. (May 08, 2019)—Pitzer College names Donald McFarlane the Kenneth S. Pitzer Professor and Norma Rodriguez the Flora Sanborn Pitzer Professor. The selections were made by College’s appointment, promotion and tenure committee (APT) following a nomination process by their faculty peers. The Kenneth S. Pitzer Professorship recognizes academic excellence in the areas of mathematics [Read More...]
Pitzer Family Foundation Donates $3 Million to Pitzer College for Expansion of Science Program
April 1, 2019Press Releases
The Pitzer Family Foundation (PFF) has donated $3 million to Pitzer College to support the growth and expansion of science facilities at the W.M. Keck Science Department (KSD), which is transitioning to a joint Pitzer College and Scripps College program.
Nigel Boyle Named a Fulbright Global Scholar to Research Liberal Arts Colleges in Pakistan, Vietnam and Germany
March 21, 2019Press Releases
Nigel Boyle, dean of faculty and vice president for academic affairs, has been named a Fulbright Global Scholar through a senior Fulbright grant for 2019-20. Next year, he will undertake three extended research trips to Pakistan, Germany and Vietnam as part of a research project focused on new liberal arts colleges.
Pitzer College Names Social Justice Advocates Angela Sanbrano ’75 and Mere Abrams ’10 its 2019 Alumni Award Winners
March 13, 2019Press Releases
Pitzer College has selected two graduates who are dedicated to creating a more just world as its 2019 Alumni Award recipients. Angela Sanbrano ’75, a champion of immigrant and refugee rights, is Pitzer’s Distinguished Alumni Award recipient. Mere Abrams ’10, a gender specialist and consultant, is the College’s Young Alumni Achievement Award winner.
Award-Winning Senegalese Film Director and Artist Moussa Sene Absa to Deliver Annual Glass Humanities Lecture
March 12, 2019Press Releases
Award-winning film director, screenwriter, producer, composer and painter Moussa Sene Absa will deliver the 2019 Sandra and Stephen L. Glass Humanities Lecture at Pitzer College on April 9, 2019.
Actress and Activist Laverne Cox to Keynote 2019 Pitzer College Commencement
February 26, 2019
Pitzer College's Class of 2019 has selected award-winning transgender actress, producer and equal rights advocate Laverne Cox to keynote Pitzer's 55th Commencement on May 18, 2019.