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Chemistry Professor Aaron Leconte Earns Cottrell Scholar Award

Claremont, Calif. (February 29, 2016)—Assistant Professor of Chemistry Aaron Leconte has received a three-year, $100,000 Cottrell Scholar award from Research Corporation for Science Advancement. The Cottrell Scholar program recognizes top early-career academic scientists and supports both research and teaching. Leconte is one of 24 Cottrell Scholars from across the country selected in 2016. He teaches [Read More...]
February 29, 2016
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Pitzer students Gabriela Ornelas ’17 and Sara Roschdi ’17 Selected as Mellon Mays Fellows

Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship logoClaremont, Calif. (May 4, 2015)—Pitzer College students Gabriela Ornelas ’17 and Sara Roschdi ’17 have been selected as Pitzer’s first Mellon Mays Undergraduate Fellowship (MMUF) program fellows. An initiative of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, MMUF aims to increase faculty diversity by supporting underrepresented students who want to pursue careers as professors. Ornelas and Roschdi [Read More...]
May 4, 2015
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Pitzer Student Braden Bernards ’15 Wins DAAD Scholarship for Research in Germany

Claremont, Calif. (April 23, 2015)—Pitzer College student Braden Bernards ’15 has been awarded a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) undergraduate scholarship. The scholarship supports highly-qualified undergraduate students who have well-defined plans to study, conduct research or complete an internship in Germany. Bernards’ proposed research project would examine how growth-oriented local politics and city-branding has impacted [Read More...]
April 23, 2015
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Pitzer Students Emma Hanashiro ’15 and Anh Tran ’15 Awarded Critical Language Scholarships

Claremont, Calif. (April 15, 2015)—Pitzer College students Emma Hanashiro ’15 and Anh Tran ’15 have been awarded US Department of State Critical Language Scholarships (CLS). The CLS Program is a fully-funded summer language and cultural immersion program that aims to expand the number of Americans studying and mastering critical foreign languages. Hanashiro, an Asian studies [Read More...]
April 15, 2015
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Pitzer College Named #1 Fulbright Producer for Fifth Straight Year

Fulbright 2014-2015 U.S. Student Top ProducerClaremont, Calif. (February 12, 2015)—For the fifth consecutive year, The Chronicle of Higher Education named Pitzer College as the top producer of student Fulbright Fellows among all US colleges in the “bachelor’s institutions” category with nineteen 2014-15 student Fulbright Fellows. In recent years, approximately 10 percent of the College’s graduating class has won Fulbright Fellowships, [Read More...]
February 12, 2015
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Keck Biology Professor’s $500,000 NSF Grant Supports Student Involvement in Genome Research

Emily WileyClaremont, Calif. (December 19, 2014) — Associate Professor of Biology Emily Wiley won a $506,131 National Science Foundation award for a collaborative research project that engages undergraduate students in the study of genomes and gene function. Wiley teaches biology at the W.M. Keck Science Department, a program of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Scripps [Read More...]
December 19, 2014