Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Awarded $2 Million Keck Foundation Gift to Renovate and Upgrade Equipment for Joint Science Center
June 25, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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 College Appoints Allen M. Omoto Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty
April 22, 2019
Pitzer College has appointed Allen M. Omoto as the College’s new vice president for academic affairs and dean of the faculty, effective July 1, 2019.
Redford Conservancy Is First Higher Ed Building in California to Earn Zero Net Energy Certification
April 22, 2019
The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College has won the first higher education building certification in California for using Zero Net Energy. The certification from the International Living Future Institute is highly sought after and challenging to achieve. The International Living Future Institute’s mission is to lead the transformation toward a civilization that is socially just, culturally rich, and ecologically restorative.
National Association for Chicana and Chicano Studies honors professor emeritus José Z. Calderón
April 5, 2019
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.
Pitzer Family Foundation Donates $3 Million to Pitzer College for Expansion of Science Program
April 1, 2019
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, 2019
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, 2019
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.