Black Voters Matter Fund Co-Founder LaTosha Brown to Deliver Pitzer College Keynote Commencement Address
March 21, 2022
Pitzer College's Class of 2022 has selected LaTosha Brown, the award-winning organizer, political strategist, and philanthropic consultant who co-founded the Black Voters Matter Fund, to deliver the keynote address at the Class of 2022
Professor Barbara Junisbai Speaks about the Russian Invasion of Ukraine at UN Association Chapter
March 18, 2022
Pitzer 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.
Pitzer College is a Fulbright Program Top Producer for 14th Consecutive Year
March 17, 2022
The Chronicle of Higher Education
has named Pitzer College a top producer of Fulbright US Student Program awardees among liberal arts colleges for the fourteenth time in as many years.
Keck Science and USGS Find Native Plants Recovering in the “Galapagos of California”
March 1, 2022
In an era of vanishing biodiversity, a team of scientists from the Keck Science Department and the U.S. Geological Survey is reporting signs of a comeback among native plants on one of the Channel Islands off the California coast.
Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda on “Evoke LA”
February 25, 2022
Pitzer 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.
Community Psychology Journal Publishes Article by Pitzer Visiting Professor Jenny Escobar
February 16, 2022
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.
Transformative Gift to the Robert Redford Conservancy Invests in a Sustainable Tomorrow
February 15, 2022
As it approaches the 10-year anniversary of its founding in 2012, Pitzer College’s Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability has a vision for its next phase—and the future of the planet. Inspired by the program and Pitzer’s vision, Trustee Harold A. Brown and his wife, Eileen, donated a transformative gift to the Conservancy last year.
Pitzer College President Melvin L. Oliver Announces Retirement
February 4, 2022
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.
Philosophy Professor Brian Keeley Hosts Conference on Conspiracy Theory at Pitzer
January 31, 2022
Pitzer College Professor of Philosophy Brian L. Keeley is hosting the 1st International Conference on the Philosophy of Conspiracy Theory February 3-6, 2022.
Pitzer Visiting Professor Rudy Mondragón Featured in Sundance Film Festival Documentary
January 21, 2022
Visiting 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.”