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Pitzer Professor Emerita Jacqueline Levering Sullivan’s Novel Named a Best Children’s Book

Less Than Perfect PeaceClaremont, Calif. (March 26, 2015)—Pitzer College Assistant Professor Emerita Jacqueline Levering Sullivan’s book, A Less Than Perfect Peace, has been selected as a Bank Street College’s Best Children’s Books of the Year, 2015 Edition. A Less Than Perfect Peace, published by Eerdmans Book in 2014, is a sequel to her award-winning Annie’s War (Eerdmans, 2007). Set at the [Read More...]
March 26, 2015
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Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 Explores Honduran Resistance Movement in New Book

Claremont, Calif. (February 6, 2015)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 examines the Honduran organized resistance movement and its historical antecedents in a chapter in a new book, Rethinking Latin American Social Movements: Radical Action from Below. In “Honduras: Refounding the Nation, Building a New Kind of Social Movement,” Portillo looks at the sociopolitical map [Read More...]
February 6, 2015
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Pitzer College Professor Examines How Experiences Influence Genes in New Book

The Developing Genome by David S MooreClaremont, Calif. (February 3, 2015)—Pitzer College Professor David S. Moore’s new book, The Developing Genome: An Introduction to Behavioral Epigenetics, introduces readers to cutting-edge research in behavioral epigenetics, which explores how experiences influence genetic activity. The Developing Genome was published this week by Oxford University Press. Moore is a professor of psychology at Pitzer and [Read More...]
February 3, 2015
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Pitzer College Professor Phil Zuckerman’s New Book Explores How to Live the Secular Life

Claremont, Calif. (December 4, 2014)—Pitzer College Professor of Sociology Phil Zuckerman’s new book, Living the Secular Life: New Answers to Old Questions, was released today by Penguin Press. Named one of the best books of 2014 by Publishers Weekly, Living the Secular Life mixes personal stories, sociological insight and compelling prose to examine how people [Read More...]
December 4, 2014

Pitzer College Professor Ronald G. Rubin Dies

Claremont, Calif. (October 27, 2014)–Pitzer College Professor Ronald G. Rubin passed away peacefully at home on October 22, 2014 with his wife, Susan Perry, by his side. He was 69. Rubin joined Pitzer in 1971 and was the founder of the History of Ideas Field Group. As a scholar, Rubin was known for his work [Read More...]
October 27, 2014

Pitzer College Alum Char Miller ’75 Convenes Symposium on Oil and Gas Consumption in So Cal

Claremont, Calif. (October 6, 2014)—This weekend, the symposium PetroLA: Energy and the Development of Southern California will probe the profound impact of the production, refining, and consumption of oil and gas in Southern California. Pitzer alumnus and W. M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis at Pomona College Char Miller ’75 helped organize the conference and [Read More...]
October 6, 2014
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Pitzer College Named a 2015 Best College by Princeton Review

The Princeton ReviewClaremont, Calif. (August 5, 2014) – Pitzer College was named one of nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review in its The Best 379 Colleges: 2015 Edition. Pitzer was also named a Best Western College. The College was ranked #10 most LGBT Friendly and #16 Most Popular Study Abroad Program in this [Read More...]
August 5, 2014

Pitzer Professor’s New Book Parses the Language of Legislation

The Devil is in the DetailsClaremont, Calif. (March 6, 2014)—Pitzer College alumna  and Associate Professor of Political Studies Rachel VanSickle-Ward ’99 examines why some laws are vague while others are written in unequivocal language in her new book The Devil Is in the Details: Understanding the Causes of Policy Specificity and Ambiguity (SUNY Press). “All laws have a policy story [Read More...]
March 6, 2014