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Ralph Gustavo Zamora ’21: Environmental Advocate and W.M. Keck Foundation Scholar

Ralph Zamora '21Ralph Gustavo Zamora ’21 toured Pitzer’s campus in 2015 as a high school student from nearby Ontario, CA. As soon as he heard about Pitzer’s core values—Social Responsibility, Intercultural Understanding, Interdisciplinary Learning, Student Engagement and Environmental Sustainability—he said he “felt at home immediately.” All Pitzer’s core values spoke to him, but the one that resonated [Read More...]
November 16, 2018
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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 '75My first brush with the life-threatening nature of western wildfires came on a sizzling-hot day in October 1973. My Pitzer classmate John Warfel ’74, then living in a dilapidated cabin in Palmer Canyon, had been asked by his landlord to clear space around the structure in case fire swept through the Claremont foothills. Channeling Tom [Read More...]
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
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Which Way Forward? Air Quality Summit Searches for Solutions

Kevin de Leon '03At 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