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Professor Emeritus Werner E. Warmbrunn Dies

Claremont, Calif (July 23, 2009) – Werner Warmbrunn, founding member of the Pitzer College faculty and founding dean of faculty, died peacefully at home on July 19, 2009 at the age of 89. Professor Warmbrunn was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1920. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1941. After receiving [Read More...]
July 23, 2009
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Pitzer College Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Claremont, Calif. (July 16, 2009) — Pitzer College received a three-year $132,000 National Science Foundation grant to support mathematics Professor David Bachman’s latest research project, “Topologically Minimal Surfaces in 3-Manifolds.” Bachman’s project will investigate and understand the possible shapes of the universe by deforming an elastic surface, and observing where different parts of the surface [Read More...]
July 16, 2009
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Pitzer College Professor Wins Book Award

Claremont, Calif. (May 14, 2009)— Dragon’s Child by Pitzer College Assistant Professor Kathleen Yep was named a Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice for 2009. Yep teaches Asian American studies and sociology at Pitzer. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is an examination, study and research library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The [Read More...]
May 14, 2009
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Professor Jose Zapata Calderón to Speak at Annual Teaching and Learning for Empowerment Conference

Claremont, Calif. (March 23, 2009) – Pitzer College Professor José Zapata Calderón will speak on “Remembering the Legacy of César Chavez: Combining Multiculturalism, Critical Pedagogy and Community-Based Service Learning/Research for Social Change” at Clark Atlanta University’s Fourth Annual Teaching and Learning for Empowerment Virtual Conference. Date: Wednesday, March 25, 2009 Time: 12 noon – 2 p.m. [Read More...]
March 23, 2009
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Society without God by Pitzer Associate Professor Phil Zuckerman Published by NYU Press

Claremont, Calif. (September 16, 2008)—Society without God: What the Least Religious Nations Can Tell Us about Contentment by Pitzer College Associate Professor Phil Zuckerman was recently published by NYU Press. Zuckerman observes that while most humans worldwide are vigorously religious, most residents of Denmark and Sweden generally do not worship any god, do not pray and [Read More...]
September 16, 2008
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Professor John Rodman Dies

Claremont, Calif. (June 17, 2003) — John R. Rodman, who came to Pitzer College in 1965 as an assistant professor of political studies and nurtured the growth and preservation of the college’s unique gardens and landscaping, died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease June 16, 2003. Professor Rodman was born Jan. 14, 1933, in Batesville, Ark. [Read More...]
June 17, 2003
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Pitzer College to Celebrate Inauguration of Fifth President

Claremont, Calif. (Jan. 27, 2003) — Pitzer College will mark the inauguration of its fifth president, Laura Skandera Trombley, with a weeklong celebration taking place Feb. 10-16, 2003. The focal point of the week’s events will be the installation ceremony, which will take place at 10 a.m. Feb. 15 on the Brant Clock Tower Lawn. [Read More...]
January 7, 2003