National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies honors professor emeritus José Z. Calderón
April 5, 2019 Press Releases
José Z. Calderón, Pitzer College professor emeritus of sociology and Chicano/a and Latino/a studies, has been named the National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies (NACCS) 2019 Scholar, the organization’s lifetime achievement award.
Nigel Boyle Named a Fulbright Global Scholar to Research Liberal Arts Colleges in Pakistan, Vietnam and Germany
March 21, 2019 Spotlights
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.
Mother Nature’s Signal Flares
July 27, 2018 Press Releases
Char Miller ’75 teaches in the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College. In this piece for the Spring/Summer 2018 Participant, he writes, "My first brush with the life-threatening nature of western wildfires came on a sizzling-hot day in October 1973."
Pitzer Professor Halford Fairchild and Students Publish a Primer on Peace
May 24, 2018 Press Releases
Claremont, Calif. (May 24, 2018)—Social Psychology and World Peace: A Primer, a new book co-edited by Pitzer College Professor Emeritus of Psychology and Africana Studies Halford Fairchild and his wife, Heather Feigá Fairchild. The book is a compilation of 75 chapters, 56 of which were written by Pitzer students. In spring 2016, Fairchild challenged his [Read More...]
Professor Claudia Strauss’s New Book Takes an Anthropological Approach to Politics
May 24, 2018 Press Releases
Claremont, Calif. (May 24, 2018)–Pitzer College Professor of Anthropology Claudia Strauss’s new book, Political Sentiments and Social Movements: The Person in Politics and Culture, explores how ordinary people construct political meanings, form political identities and engage—or don’t—in politics. Strauss co-edited and contributed a chapter to the anthology, which is published by Palgrave MacMillan. Political Sentiments [Read More...]
Pitzer Professor Carina Johnson Wins Two Prestigious Fellowships
May 15, 2018 Press Releases
Claremont, Calif. (May 15, 2018)—Pitzer College Professor of History Carina Johnson has been awarded two major fellowships: the Berlin Prize at the American Academy in Berlin for fall 2018, and a fellowship at the Institute of Advanced Studies, School of Historical Studies, in Princeton, NJ, for spring 2019. Both awards will support her project Homefront [Read More...]
Pitzer Professor Daniel A. Segal Selected for Palestinian American Research Center Seminar
March 28, 2018 Press Releases
March 28, 2018 - Pitzer College Professor Daniel A. Segal has been accepted to participate in the Palestinian American Research Center (PARC) US Faculty Development Seminar on Palestine this summer.
Pitzer Professor and Alumna Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Wins Diversity Teaching Award
March 8, 2018 Press Releases
Claremont, 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...]
Pitzer Professor Daniel A. Segal Questions the Validity of Jane Goodall’s Link Between Chimpanzees’ Tool-Making Skills and Human Characteristics
March 2, 2018 Press Releases
Claremont, 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...]
Professor Donald McFarlane to Explore Indonesian Volcanic Lakes with National Geographic Grant
February 12, 2018
Claremont, 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...]