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Professor Barbara Junisbai Speaks about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine at UN Association Chapter

Barbara Junisbai, Associate Professor of Organizational StudiesPitzer College Associate Professor of Organizational Studies Barbara Junisbai will deliver a virtual talk, “The Russian Invasion of Ukraine: Situating the Events of Today within a Historical, Social, and Political Context,” on Tuesday, March 22, at 7 p.m. The talk is part of the United Nations Association (UNA) Pomona Valley chapter’s Global Issues Programs. Co-hosted by UNA of the Claremont Colleges, the talk is free and open to the public. Visit the UNA of Pomona Valley website for more information.
March 18, 2022
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Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda on “Evoke LA”

Professor Suyapa Portillo VilledaPitzer College Associate Professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 was a featured panelist in the inaugural event of “Evoke LA: The Heart and Soul of LA, reimagined,” a new series curated by scholar MacArthur Fellow and USC Annenberg Professor Josh Kun. Evoke LA is a collaboration between ALOUD, KPCC/LAist, and the Los Angeles Public Library.
February 25, 2022
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Community Psychology Journal Publishes Article by Pitzer Visiting Professor Jenny Escobar

In a new article in the American Journal of Community Psychology, Pitzer College Visiting Professor of Psychology Jenny Escobar explores how memory—and a shared spiritual connection with lost loved ones—can help survivors of state violence heal and seek justice. The article, “The role of memory practices in building spiritual solidarity for survivors of state violence,” first appeared online in the journal in December 2021.
February 16, 2022
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Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver Announces Retirement

In a message to the Pitzer College community, President Melvin L. Oliver announced his plans to retire, effective June 30, 2022. “After a career of 45 years serving higher education and philanthropy, I want to share with you that I have given notice to the Board of Trustees that I will retire at the end of this academic year,” Oliver wrote.
February 4, 2022
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Pitzer Visiting Professor Rudy Mondragón Featured in Sundance Film Festival Documentary

Rudy MondragónVisiting Assistant Professor in Sport and Society Rudy Mondragón appears in a new documentary La Guerra Civil, which premiered online at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20. Directed by Eva Longoria, the film explores the rivalry between boxers Oscar De La Hoya and Julio César Chávez. Variety says the documentary is about far more than boxing, delving into “a cultural divide between Mexican nationals and Mexican-Americans on both sides of the border.”
January 21, 2022