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Pitzer College Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman Publishes Book on the Study of Religion and Society

Claremont, Calif. (January 17, 2013) — Pitzer Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman co-edited Studying Religion and Society: Sociological Self-Portraits, a book of essays written by leading experts in the field who explore how they approach and understand religion. In Study Religion and Society, Zuckerman and his co-editor Titus Hjelm examine why some of the most [Read More...]
January 17, 2013
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Pitzer College Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz Discovers Existence of Prehistoric “Sea Monster”

Claremont, Calif. (December 7, 2012)—Assistant Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz of Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Department and a team of researchers have discovered evidence of the first giant marine predator to stalk the seas in prehistoric times. The predator appeared after the massive extinction event that practically wiped out life on earth some 250 [Read More...]
December 7, 2012
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Life in Lijiang: Pitzer College Anthropology Professor Emily Chao Publishes Book about Contemporary China

Claremont, Calif. (December 14, 2012) — Pitzer College Professor of Anthropology Emily Chao has authored Lijiang Stories: Shamans, Taxi Drivers, Runaway Brides, and Entrepreneurs in Reform Era China, published by the University of Washington Press. Lijiang Stories offers a vivid account of gender, ethnicity and the politics of historical representation among the Naxi, a Tibeto-Burman [Read More...]
December 4, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor Judith Grabiner Named an American Mathematical Society Fellow

Claremont, Calif. (November 27, 2012) — Judith Grabiner, the Flora Sanborn Pitzer professor of mathematics at Pitzer College, has been selected as an inaugural member of the 2012 Fellows of the American Mathematical Society (AMS). The new Fellows program recognizes AMS members from around the globe who have made outstanding contributions to the creation, exposition, [Read More...]
November 27, 2012
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Danielle Brown ’08 to Establish Oral History Website for Women of African Descent in South America

Claremont, Calif. (October 25, 2012)—Pitzer College Alumna Danielle Brown ’08 is launching a multimedia oral history website to collect and share audio and video testimonies of women of African descent in Argentina, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay. Brown created the initiative, Sos Parte, to establish a forum for this group of women to tell their stories [Read More...]
October 25, 2012

Pitzer College Professor Awarded Two National Research Grants

Claremont, Calif. (August 30, 2012) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Sociology Azamat Junisbai has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Science Foundation (NSF) and a $40,000 grant by the National Council for Eurasian and East European Research (NCEEER) to organize and oversee nationally representative public opinion surveys in post-Soviet Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan. [Read More...]
August 30, 2012

Pitzer College Appoints New Dean of Faculty

Claremont, Calif. (August 13, 2012) — Pitzer College appoints Muriel E. Poston as the College’s 13th dean of faculty and vice president of academic affairs beginning fall 2012. A plant biologist with an interest in environmental studies, Poston served as the dean of the faculty at Skidmore College from 2005-11 and as acting vice president [Read More...]
August 13, 2012
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Pitzer Professor Robert (Lee) Munroe Discovers Indoor Open-Fire Cooking May Affect Cognitive Development in Children

Claremont, Calif. (June 14, 2012) —For millions of children in the developing world, open-fire cooking may be related to serious cognitive issues, according to a paper published by Pitzer College Research Professor of Anthropology Robert (Lee) Munroe and UC Riverside Professor of Psychology Mary Gauvain in the April issue of International Journal of Environmental Health [Read More...]
June 14, 2012