Press Releases

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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New Book by Pitzer Professor Tessa Hicks Peterson Explores Connections Between Student Development, Social Justice and Wellness

Book cover, Student Development and Social JusticeClaremont, Calif. (January 8, 2018)—Pitzer College Assistant Vice President of Community Engagement Tessa Hicks Peterson’s new book, Student Development and Social Justice: Critical Learning, Radical Healing, and Community Engagement, weaves together critical components of student development and community building for social justice to prepare students to engage effectively in community-campus partnerships for social change. Published [Read More...]
January 8, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Ahmed Alwishah Illuminates the Illuminationists

Book cover - "Illuminationist Texts and Textual Studies"Claremont, Calif. (January 8, 2018)—Illuminationist Texts and Textual Studies, an anthology co-edited by Pitzer College Associate Professor of Philosophy Ahmed Alwishah, explores the Illuminationist philosophical tradition that originated in twelfth-century Persia and still shapes Islamic philosophy today. The book is dedicated to the memory of the late philosopher Hossein Ziai, who was a professor of [Read More...]
January 8, 2018
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Pitzer Professor of Mathematics David Bachman’s Art Exhibition Pattern, Symmetry, Growth and Decay to Open in Los Angeles

David Bachman Art Exhibit - 3D PrintingClaremont, Calif. (October 9, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor of Mathematics David Bachman’s solo exhibition of 3D-printed and multimedia sculptures, Pattern, Symmetry, Growth and Decay, opens at MorYork gallery in Los Angeles on November 10. Bachman’s artwork celebrates the use of mathematics as a tool for the creation of art. Bachman’s work draws from the idea that [Read More...]
October 6, 2017
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Professor Peter Nardi’s New Book Fosters Critical Thinking Skills in an Era of Questionable Claims

Peter Nardi book cover - Critical Thinking, Tools for Evaluating ResearchClaremont, Calif. (August 21, 2017)—Professor Emeritus of Sociology Peter Nardi’s new book, Critical Thinking: Tools for Evaluating Research, gives students the tools they need to analyze and interpret the vast quantities of information they process during their undergraduate years. The 168-page volume, published by the University of California Press, is a concise primer written for [Read More...]
August 21, 2017
Spotlights

Moonshadow Moonshadow

Stock image of a total solar eclipseKeck Dean and Astrophysicist Ulysses J. Sofia Illuminates the Solar Eclipse In anticipation of the first total eclipse of the sun visible from North America in nearly 40 years, we asked our own resident astrophysicist, Keck Science Department Dean Ulysses J. Sofia, for a couple of reflections on the moment when the moon passes between [Read More...]
August 17, 2017
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Professor Joe Parker Explores Democracy Beyond the Nation State

Book cover - Democracy Beyond the Nation State by Joe ParkerClaremont, Calif. (August 2, 2017)—In his new book, Democracy Beyond the Nation State: Practicing Equality, Pitzer College Professor Joe Parker asks how democracy can “serve all rather than the few” and address fundamental issues of inequality. Published by Routledge, Democracy Beyond the Nation State examines communities that practice “horizontal democracy” where governance is broadly inclusive [Read More...]
August 2, 2017
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Pitzer Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda Awarded Fulbright to Examine Motives for Migration in Honduras

Suyapa Portillo Villeda '96, assistant professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies.Claremont, Calif. (June 8, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Research Fellowship to Honduras, where she will investigate narratives of migration from the point of view of Hondurans, focusing on the experiences of women and LGBTI youth. Portillo, assistant professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a transnational studies, will combine archival research with [Read More...]
June 8, 2017