Spotlights

Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center builds on 20 years of bringing people together to make an impact

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...]
January 25, 2019
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Pitzer College Summer 2018 Highlights

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...]
August 29, 2018
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Mother Nature’s Signal Flares

Char Miller '75Char 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."
July 27, 2018
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Exceptional Ambassadors: Pitzer’s Royal Thai Scholars

Royal Thai Scholars  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...]
May 9, 2018
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W. M. Keck Science Professor Tang awarded National Institute of Health grant to expand student research

Professor Irene TangProfessor 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...]
April 30, 2018
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“Groove here until the tape is played”: Playing around in the Analogue World

Visiting Professor David GoldblattJuan 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.
October 25, 2017
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Moonshadow Moonshadow

Stock image of a total solar eclipseKeck 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