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Pitzer Alumnus Alfredo Valencia ’14 Wins HHMI Gilliam Fellowship for Exceptional Graduate Students

Alfredo (Freddy) Valencia '14 working in the lab

Claremont, Calif. (August 22, 2017)—The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has selected Pitzer College alumnus Alfredo “Freddy” Valencia ’14 as one of its 39 new Gilliam fellows. HHMI awards Gilliam Fellowships to “exceptional doctoral students who have the potential to be leaders in their fields and the desire to advance diversity and inclusion in the [Read More…]

August 22, 2017
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Professor Peter Nardi’s New Book Fosters Critical Thinking Skills in an Era of Questionable Claims

Peter Nardi - Critical Thinking, Tools for Evaluating Research

Claremont, Calif. (August 21, 2017)—Professor Emeritus of Sociology Peter Nardi’s new book, Critical Thinking: Tools for Evaluating Research, gives students the tools they need to analyze and interpret the vast quantities of information they process during their undergraduate years. The 168-page volume, published by the University of California Press, is a concise primer written for [Read More…]

August 21, 2017
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Fitch Reaffirms Pitzer College’s “A” and “Outlook Stable” Rating

Claremont, Calif. (August 18, 2017)—Pitzer College receives “outlook stable and an ‘A’” rating from Fitch Ratings. Fitch says “the ‘A’ rating reflects Pitzer’s strong market position and demand characteristics supported by membership in The Claremont Colleges (TCC) consortium and its consistently positive operating performance, inclusive of endowment spending, which drives healthy liquid resources.” They credit [Read More…]

August 18, 2017

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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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Professor Joe Parker Explores Democracy Beyond the Nation State

Claremont, Calif. (August 2, 2017)—In his new book, Democracy Beyond the Nation State: Practicing Equality, Pitzer College Professor Joe Parker asks how democracy can “serve all rather than the few” and address fundamental issues of inequality. Published by Routledge, Democracy Beyond the Nation State examines communities that practice “horizontal democracy” where governance is broadly inclusive [Read More…]

August 2, 2017
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Pitzer’s Firestone Center in Costa Rica Part of New UNESCO Biosphere Reserve

Claremont, Calif. (July 17, 2017)—Pitzer College’s Firestone Center for Restoration Ecology in southwestern Costa Rica is now part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s newly designated Savegre Biosphere Reserve. The Savegre Biosphere Reserve is one of 23 sites UNESCO designated in June as biosphere reserves, which are defined as learning places for [Read More…]

July 17, 2017