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Chemistry Professor Aaron Leconte Awarded NSF Grant for Exemplary Teacher-Scholars

Associate Professor of Chemistry Aaron Leconte Claremont, Calif. (July 30, 2018)—The National Science Foundation has awarded one of its most prestigious grants for early-career faculty to Associate Professor of Chemistry Aaron Leconte. The five-year $400,000 Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant recognizes Leconte’s exceptional work as both a scientist and a teacher and supports [Read More...]
July 30, 2018

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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Pitzer College Names Laura Troendle New Head of Administration and Finance

Laura Troendle, VP of Administration, Finance and TreasurerClaremont, Calif. (July 19, 2018)—Pitzer College names Laura Troendle as its new vice president of administration, finance and treasurer. She begins the post on July 23. As vice president for administration, finance and treasurer, Troendle will provide expert financial and budget planning, supervise human resources management issues and serve as a liaison and resource to Pitzer’s president, [Read More...]
July 19, 2018
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Pitzer College Receives $1.1 Million Mellon Grant to Expand Prison Education at The Claremont Colleges

Pitzer College Tree from logoClaremont, Calif. (July 10, 2018)—The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded Pitzer College a five-year $1.1 million grant to develop an integrated Claremont Colleges-wide Critical Justice Education (CJE) program. The multi-pronged CJE program will foster social change through the power of prison education and educate Claremont Colleges students and locally incarcerated individuals. The Critical Justice [Read More...]
July 10, 2018
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Pitzer Professor Rachel VanSickle-Ward ’99 Wins American Political Science Association Book Award

Rachel VanSickle-WardClaremont, Calif. (July 5, 2018)—The American Political Science Association has awarded Pitzer College Professor of Political Studies Rachel VanSickle-Ward ’99 a 2018 Herbert A. Simon Book Award for her book, The Devil Is in the Details: Understanding the Causes of Policy Specificity and Ambiguity. The APSA Public Administration Section’s annual award recognizes work that makes [Read More...]
July 5, 2018