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Moonshadow Moonshadow

Keck 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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Which Way Forward? Air Quality Summit Searches for Solutions

Kevin de Leon '03

At a time when schisms dominate political headlines, the president of the California State Senate joined environmental experts at Pitzer College’s Air Quality in Southern California Summit on October 6 to speak about a common cause in the Golden State: the air we breathe. “Together we will clean up our air,” said Pitzer alumnus and [Read More…]

October 20, 2016
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Talking Writing: Peer Tutors Share Their Craft at Conference

Pitzer Writing Center Fellow Tessa Tweet ’16 knew she was speaking to an audience of her peers when she joked about helping undergraduate students understand the labyrinthine language of the French philosopher Michel Foucault—and everyone laughed. Tweet riffed on Foucault at the keynote panel at the 2016 Southern California Writing Centers Association Tutor Conference, which [Read More…]

March 16, 2016
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American Humanist Association Presents University Humanist Award to Pitzer College

Claremont, Calif. (February 16, 2016)—On Monday, February 15, the American Humanist Association (AHA) presented its 2016 University Award for Philosophical Diversity to Pitzer College. Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the AHA presented the award to Professor Phil Zuckerman, founder of Pitzer’s secular studies program, and Thomas Poon, Pitzer College’s interim president. “Pitzer College is a [Read More…]

February 16, 2016
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Pitzer College Students Receive Life-Changing STEM Scholarships

Claremont, Calif. (January 28, 2016)—Five Pitzer College students are one step closer to becoming physicians because of life-changing Rose Hills Foundation STEM scholarships. The scholarships are part of a four-year $750,000 grant from the Rose Hills Foundation to Pitzer College, beginning this academic year. They are awarded to high-achieving students from Southern California who show [Read More…]

January 28, 2016
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Pitzer Student Sizes up Seismic Safety in Nepal and California

Sumesh Shiwakoty ’18 thinks big. An international student from Nepal, Shiwakoty wants to change the world through global initiatives that tackle issues ranging from climate change to nuclear proliferation. This summer, he took on a problem close to home—8,000 miles from Claremont. After receiving a 2015 Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Environmental Analysis Fellowship for Summer [Read More…]

December 1, 2015
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A Voice for Justice

Susan Sobel 12

Pitzer College alumna Susan Sobel ’12 wants to expand the conversation about the American justice system and is using her role as a new contributor to The Huffington Post to do just that. Her first piece for the Post, “What Prison, Poetry, and a Redhead Have in Common,” outlines how she became an advocate for [Read More…]

October 14, 2015
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Facing, Not Facebooking, Each Other

“Facing the Empathy Deficit,” a talk about mindful technology by Pitzer College alumnus Ari Saperstein ’15, was recently posted on the TEDxTalks website.  In 2014, Saperstein was the first Pitzer student to win the TEDxClaremontColleges’ Student Speaker Competition, which guaranteed him a spot to speak at the 2015 TEDx conference in March. Saperstein’s 16-minute speech focuses on the impact social [Read More…]

October 2, 2015
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Of Memory and Collecting

“Image, Archive and Event:  Tracking the Archive’s Odyssey” Kicks off the MCSI Fall Lecture Series The first MCSI lecture of the fall 2015 series, focused on the theme ARCHIVE, took place on Tuesday, September 15, 2015. Laura Wexler and Lauren Tilton, both of Yale University, came to Pitzer to talk about the changing relationship of the [Read More…]

September 16, 2015
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LA Review of Books calls Professor Susan C. Seymour’s New Book “a classic biography of a distinguished American”

Los Angeles Review of Books calls Pitzer Professor Susan C. Seymour‘s new book Cora Du Bois: Anthropologist, Diplomat, Agent, “a classic biography of a distinguished American.” ___ “This book, ­Cora Du Bois: Anthropologist, Diplomat, Agent, deserves wide readership, and not only among anthropologists and historians (especially those interested in gay and lesbian histories and those interested in the [Read More…]

September 15, 2015