Remembering Barbara Drake
November 23, 2020
We celebrate the life of Barbara Drake, beloved Tongva Elder, grandmother, mother, mentor, teacher, and friend.
Pitzer College Triples Sustainable Power to EV Drivers on Earth Day 2019
April 22, 2019
In a dramatic expansion of the Pitzer College’s commitment to environmental sustainability, the College dedicated six new ChargePoint electric vehicle charging stations in its East Mesa parking lot. This expansion triples the number of Pitzer’s electric vehicle charging stations.
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’s Community Engagement Center builds on 20 years of bringing people together to make an impact
January 25, 2019
This article first appeared in Pitzer College’s alumni magazine, The Participant. Read the full fall/winter edition online. Jenessa Flores Parker ’10 knows that not every child’s early exposure to education is positive. She also realizes how much this matters. As an urban fellow for Pitzer College’s Community Engagement Center (CEC), she spoke with young men at [Read More...]
Ralph Gustavo Zamora ’21: Environmental Advocate and W.M. Keck Foundation Scholar
November 16, 2018
Spotlight on Ralph Gustavo Zamora '21, environmental advocate and W.M. Keck Foundation Scholar.
Pitzer College Summer 2018 Highlights
August 29, 2018
The Robert Redford Conservancy earned LEED Platinum certification and is on track to become The Claremont Colleges’ first net-zero energy building. The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation awarded Pitzer a $1.1 million grant to expand prison education at the 5Cs. The Princeton Review ranked Pitzer #1 Most Active Student Government, #2 Most Politically Active Students, #15 [Read More...]
Mother Nature’s Signal Flares
July 27, 2018
Char Miller ’75 teaches in the Environmental Analysis Program at Pomona College. In this piece for the Spring/Summer 2018 Participant, he writes, "My first brush with the life-threatening nature of western wildfires came on a sizzling-hot day in October 1973."
Exceptional Ambassadors: Pitzer’s Royal Thai Scholars
May 9, 2018
When Kanyarat “Kate” Jitmana ’18, Supasiri “Mos” Rittiron ’18 and Chanchanok “Saw” Sudta ’18 join the procession to Commencement Plaza on Saturday, the three young women will be celebrating a journey that began more than 8,000 miles away in Thailand. All three Pitzer seniors came to the College on Royal Thai Scholarships, highly competitive [Read More...]
W. M. Keck Science Professor Tang awarded National Institute of Health grant to expand student research
April 30, 2018
Professor Zhaohua Irene Tang has been awarded a $412,415 National Institutes of Health (NIH) grant to study cancer and other disease prevention and expand undergraduate research opportunities at W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Scripps and Pitzer colleges. The NIH grant comes through the Academic Research Enhancement Award program, which is offered to institutions [Read More...]
“Groove here until the tape is played”: Playing around in the Analogue World
October 25, 2017
Juan Downey’s work is a lot things—interactive sculptures, hand drawn spreadsheets, happenings that combined audience, dancers and physical sculpture—but for me it is time travel. Maybe it’s the rack of old school light bulbs? Maybe it’s the rough cut chipboard they are mounted behind? Maybe it is their painfully slow reaction time, but when you walk into a room full of Juan Downey’s works, you will, if you were there first time around, be transported into an analogue world.