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Pitzer College Media Studies Professor Ming-Yuen S. Ma Awarded 2016 Arts Writers Grant

Claremont, Calif. (December 16, 2016)—Pitzer College Professor of Media Studies Ming-Yuen S. Ma has been awarded a 2016 Creative Capital | Andy Warhol Foundation Arts Writers Grant, which recognizes writers who address issues in contemporary visual art. The grant will support the research and development of Ma’s forthcoming book, There is No Soundtrack: Theorizing Aural Cultures [Read More...]
December 16, 2016
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Pitzer Professor Harmony O’Rourke Honored with Graves Award for Outstanding Teaching

Claremont, Calif. (March 2, 2016)—Pitzer College Assistant Professor of History Harmony O’Rourke has received a 2015-17 Arnold L. Graves and Lois S. Graves Award in the Humanities. The biannual award, administered by Pomona College in conjunction with the American Council of Learned Societies, encourages and rewards outstanding teaching in the humanities by younger faculty members. [Read More...]
March 2, 2016
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American Humanist Association Presents University Humanist Award to Pitzer College

Claremont, Calif. (February 11, 2016)—The American Humanist Association (AHA) will present the 2016 University Award for Philosophical Diversity to Pitzer College. The award ceremony will be held on Monday, February 15, 2016, at Pitzer’s Stein Atrium. Roy Speckhardt, executive director of the AHA will present the award to Professor Phil Zuckerman, founder of Pitzer’s secular [Read More...]
February 11, 2016
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Pitzer College Student Lillian Horin ’17 Honored for Work in Violence Prevention

Claremont, Calif. (December 15, 2014)—Pitzer student Lillian Horin ’17 is a regional winner of the RESPECT! Challenge, an initiative designed to celebrate individuals who work to help end violence. Her prize includes a $2,500 scholarship and a $2,500 donation to a Los Angeles-based teen-to-teen hotline where Horin volunteered more than 1,000 hours. Horin worked for [Read More...]
December 15, 2014
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Pitzer College Alumna Receives Richard Beckhard Practice Award

Claremont, Calif. ( November 2, 2010) — Pitzer College congratulates Leslie Dashew ’70, recipient of the Family Firm Institute Richard Beckhard Practice Award in recognition for her work and mentorship to families in business. Dashew, who majored in psychology at Pitzer, is the founder of the Human Side of Enterprise and serves on the board [Read More...]
November 2, 2010
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Pitzer College Alumnus Selected as a 2010-11 Capital Fellow

Claremont, Calif. (September 16, 2010) — Pitzer College congratulates Benjamin Rubin ’10, recipient of an Executive Fellowship in the 2010-11 Capital Fellows Program. Rubin was an urban planning major and anthropology minor at Pitzer College. “I am excited to begin the Capital Fellowship because the program combines graduate classroom learning with professional work. I think [Read More...]
September 16, 2010
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Pitzer College Named a “Most Service Minded School” by Newsweek

Claremont, Calif. (September 15, 2010) – Newsweek named Pitzer College among their “Top 25 Most Service Minded Schools” in its 2010 College Rankings. Pitzer placed #23 nationally. Newsweek wrote “Pitzer students are known for their involvement beyond the campus: Not only does a high percentage of students study abroad each year (70 percent compared to [Read More...]
September 15, 2010
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Director of Admission Angel Perez Wins a National Association for College Admission Counseling Award

Claremont, Calif. (August 08, 2009) — Angel Perez, director of admission for Pitzer College, won the 2009 John B. Muir Editor Award from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). The award will be presented at NACAC’s 2009 National Conference in Baltimore, MD on September 26, 2009. Perez’s article, “Struggling Between Two Worlds: How [Read More...]
August 8, 2009
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Pitzer Emerita Trustee Honored as Distinguished Graduate

Claremont, Calif. (May 28, 2009) — Pitzer College congratulates Emerita Trustee Deborah Deutsch Smith ’68, recipient of the University of Washington’s 2009 Distinguished Graduate Award. Smith, who majored in psychology at Pitzer, is a professor of special education at Claremont Graduate University and director of IRIS Center, which provides interactive modules and other training materials [Read More...]
May 28, 2009