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Pitzer Professor Wins Grant to Hold 2015 Workshop on “Political Subjectivities”

Professor of Anthropology Claudia StraussClaremont, Calif. (November 25, 2014)—Pitzer College Professor of Anthropology Claudia Strauss and two co-principal investigators received a Lemelson/Society for Psychological Anthropological Conference Fund grant from the American Anthropological Association’s Society for Psychological Anthropology to hold a workshop on “Culture and Political Subjectivities” at Columbia University in May 2015. The two-and-a-half day workshop will cover anthropological [Read More...]
November 25, 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
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Pitzer in the ’60s: A Conversation with William Russell Ellis, Former Pitzer Sociologist

William Russell Ellis in the 1960s.Claremont, Calif. (March 13, 2014)—As part of its 50th Anniversary celebration, Pitzer College presents “Pitzer in the ’60s: A Conversation with William Russell Ellis.” An emeritus professor of architecture at UC Berkeley, Ellis taught sociology at Pitzer from 1966 to 1969 and was the first full-time African-American instructor at The Claremont Colleges during a pivotal [Read More...]
March 13, 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
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Conference Tackles Water Scarcity and Searches for Solutions

Claremont, Calif. (February 26, 2014)—The Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College is co-sponsoring Water Scarcity and Solutions: Global and Local, a day-long conference featuring water professionals and environmental experts, including Pitzer professors Brinda Sarathy and Branwen Williams, and alumnus Char Miller ’75. The conference, organized by Claremont-based think-tank The American Institute [Read More...]
February 26, 2014
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Pitzer College Students Recognized at National Model UN Conference

2014 Harvard National Model United NationsClaremont, Calif. (February 21, 2014) — Pitzer College students Benjamin Levine ’14 and Elizabeth (Biz) Pedersen ’14 received Best Delegate awards, and Braden Holstege ’14 won an honorable mention, at the 2014 Harvard National Model United Nations (HNMUN) Conference. This is the sixth consecutive year that one or more Pitzer students have been recognized at [Read More...]
February 21, 2014
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Pitzer Professor Publishes New Research on Soil Dating Techniques

Colin RobinsClaremont, Calif. (February 4, 2014) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Environmental Science Colin Robins co-authored a paper about experimental soil dating techniques that could help scientists better understand climate change and how soils record temperature over time. “Testing the applicability of vacuum-encapsulated 40Ar/39Ar geochronology to pedogenic palygorskite and sepiolite” appears in the April 2014 [Read More...]
February 4, 2014