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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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Economics Professor Menna Bizuneh Gives Commencement Address at Andrew Young School of Policy Studies

Claremont, Calif. (December 21, 2015)—Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Economics Menna Bizuneh gave the keynote address at the graduation ceremony of Georgia State University’s Andrew Young School of Policy Studies on December 16. Bizuneh, who earned her PhD at Georgia State University, spoke about the value of the school’s degree, her experiences as a graduate [Read More...]
December 21, 2015
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Professor Kathleen Yep Honored with Mayor’s Award for Promoting Literacy in LA Community

Claremont, Calif. (December 8, 2015)—The City of Monterey Park honored Pitzer College Professor of Asian American Studies Kathleen Yep with the Mayor’s Centennial Volunteer Award for the partnership she created between her Asian American Studies classes and the adult literacy program at the city’s public library.  During the awards presentation on November 17, 2015, Monterey [Read More...]
December 8, 2015
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Professor Ahmed Alwishah’s New Book Explores Aristotle’s Enduring Legacy in Arabic Philosophy

Claremont, Calif. (September 9, 2015)—Ahmed Alwishah, associate professor of philosophy at Pitzer College, has co-edited a collection of essays, Aristotle and the Arabic Tradition, that examines Aristotle’s enduring legacy through the lens of the Arabic tradition. The book, co-edited by Alvernia University Assistant Professor of Philosophy Josh Hayes, is scheduled for release this month by [Read More...]
September 9, 2015
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Professor Menna Bizuneh Wins Grant to Explore Shortage of Women of Color Majoring in Economics

Claremont, Calif. (August 14, 2015)— Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Economics Menna Bizuneh received a $6,450 grant from the Consortium on High Achievement and Success (CHAS) for her project “Demystifying the Economics Major Shortage of Women in Minority Groups.” Bizuneh’s research project examines what factors influence undergraduates’ decisions to major in economics. She will explore [Read More...]
August 14, 2015
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Professor Daniel A. Segal to Serve as an Adviser of Open Hillel

Daniel SegalClaremont, Calif. (July 29, 2015)—Daniel A. Segal, the Jean Pitzer Professor of Anthropology and Professor of History at Pitzer College, has accepted an invitation to serve on the Academic Advisory Council of Open Hillel. Open Hillel is a student-run campaign that encourages inclusivity and open discourse about issues surrounding Israel and Palestine at campus Hillels. [Read More...]
July 31, 2015
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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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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