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Pitzer College Professor David Bachman Awarded NSF Grant to Explore Shape of Universe

Claremont, Calif. (June 4, 2012) — Pitzer College Associate Professor of Mathematics David Bachman has been awarded a National Science Foundation (NSF) grant to fund research exploring surprising connections between the shapes of soap films and the shape of the universe. The $136,983 award will support Bachman’s project “Applications of Topologically Minimal Surfaces” through August [Read More...]
June 4, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor Gina Lamb Receives Cal Humanities Grant

Claremont, CA (May 10, 2012) — Pitzer College Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies Gina Lamb has received a Community Stories grant from Cal Humanities, a nonprofit that promotes the humanities in California. The grant will fund Lamb’s on-going documentary project about the Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe’s culture and community. The Costanoan Rumsen Carmel Tribe [Read More...]
May 10, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor Claudia Strauss Receives NSF and Wenner-Gren Foundation Grants

Claremont, Calif. (May 9, 2012) — Pitzer College Professor of Anthropology Claudia Strauss has received grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF) and the Wenner-Gren Foundation to conduct research on the experiences and views of the unemployed in Southern California. Strauss’ two-year-long project will examine how unemployed men and women from different classes and ethnic [Read More...]
May 9, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor Elected VP of Southern California Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese

Claremont, Calif. (April 24, 2012) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Spanish Milton Machuca has been elected Vice President of the Southern California Chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP). Originally from El Salvador, Machua took the lead role in organizing the spring meeting of the Southern California Chapter of [Read More...]
April 24, 2012
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Pitzer College Names 2012-13 Scholars-in-Residence

Claremont, Calif. (April 23, 2012) — Pitzer College has selected Associate Professor of Media Studies Ming-Yuen S. Ma and Assistant Professor of Political Studies Rachel VanSickle-Ward as the College’s Scholars-in-Residence for the 2012-13 academic year. In fall 2012, Rachel will teach a seminar entitled “The Battle over Birth Control: Gendered Dimensions of the Contraception Policy [Read More...]
April 23, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor of Sociology Erich Steinman Publishes in the American Journal of Sociology

Claremont, Calif. (April 2, 2012) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Sociology Erich Steinman authored “Settler Colonial Power and the American Sovereignty Movement: Forms of Domination, Strategies of Transformation,” published in the January 2012 issue of American Journal of Sociology. Steinman’s article analyzes the American Indian sovereignty movement by using a theoretical model that focuses [Read More...]
April 12, 2012
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Pitzer College Alumna Susan Patron ’69 Authors New Book

Claremont, Calif. (March 19, 2012) – Pitzer College alumna Susan Patron ’69 authored Behind the Masks: The Diary of Angeline Reddy, Bodie, California, 1880 published by Scholastic as part of its “Dear America” historical fiction series. In Behind the Masks, Patron returns to the gold-mining town of Bodie, California, the locale of her John Newbery [Read More...]
March 19, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor of Psychology KaMala Thomas Addresses the American Psychosomatic Society

Claremont, Calif. (March 2, 2012) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Psychology KaMala Thomas will address the American Psychosomatic Society during the organization’s annual meeting March 14-17 in Athens, Greece. Thomas will discuss her recent study that found that spouses of men with prostate cancer report symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder which puts their own [Read More...]
March 2, 2012