Press Releases | Spotlights
Pitzer & Adelanto Community Members Organize to Bring Water Justice to the City
November 7, 2022
Imagine turning on a faucet and brown water coming out. This is what happened to residents of Adelanto. They wanted to know more about the origins and safety of their water, so a coalition of Pitzer College and community organizations has joined forces with residents to answer these questions. Discover how Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center, Robert Redford Conservancy, Keck Science, and CASA Pitzer collaborate in science and activism with students, faculty, and local partners. "I have engaged not only as a student but as an organizer who is passionate about these issues," said Pitzer senior Olivia Rosenberg-Chavez '23.
Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Break Ground on New Science Center
June 13, 2022
Scripps College and Pitzer College have officially broken ground on an ambitious new science center and building expansion project slated to open fall 2024.
Shared between the two institutions, the multimillion-dollar initiative will create a state-of-the-art, 65,000-square-foot building next to the existing science structure featuring additional laboratories, classrooms, collaborative learning spaces, community courtyards and plazas, an art installation, and a greenhouse. The two buildings will be connected by a bridge to serve as a symbol of the bond between past and future scientific discovery.
The Neuroscience of Following Your Nose
January 4, 2022
Assistant Professor of Neuroscience Gautam Agarwal's new article in the journal Nature
sheds light on an under-explored region of the brain and its role in odor-guided navigation, which animals use to locate valuable resources, such as food.
Bird Pairs Practice Mind-Control to Create Dovetailing Duets
June 7, 2021
New research from Professor of Neuroscience Melissa J. Coleman and a team of scientists explores how the brains of plain-tailed wrens keep the duet-singing birds from missing a beat. They may be talking about birds, but their research has evoked analogies to Simon and Garfunkel.
Research by Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Professor on Genome Conflict Publishes in Leading Science Journal
April 6, 2020
A study co-authored by Patrick Ferree, W.M. Keck Science Associate Professor of Biology, has been published in the academic journal Science Advances
, a member of the prestigious Science
family of academic journals.
Scripps and Pitzer Colleges Awarded $2 Million Keck Foundation Gift to Renovate and Upgrade Equipment for Joint Science Center
June 25, 2019
Claremont, Calif. (24 June 24, 2019) - Scripps and Pitzer Colleges have received a combined total gift of $2 million directed toward the purchase of equipment and the renovation of the Keck Science Center. The W.M. Keck Foundation has given $1 million each to Scripps College and Pitzer College.
Pitzer Family Foundation Donates $3 Million to Pitzer College for Expansion of Science Program
April 1, 2019
The Pitzer Family Foundation (PFF) has donated $3 million to Pitzer College to support the growth and expansion of science facilities at the W.M. Keck Science Department (KSD), which is transitioning to a joint Pitzer College and Scripps College program.
Professor Donald McFarlane to Explore Indonesian Volcanic Lakes with National Geographic Grant
February 12, 2018
Claremont, Calif. (February 12, 2018)—The National Geographic Society has awarded Professor of Biology and Environmental Science Donald McFarlane and a team of researchers a grant to explore three acidic lakes in Indonesia. Using a small, remote-controlled, sonar-equipped boat, the scientists will map uncharted lake beds and measure the scalding, sulfuric waters on the summit of [Read More...]
Pitzer’s 2018 Distinguished Scientist Lecture to Explore the Nature of the Sun and Scientific Inquiry
January 31, 2018
Claremont, Calif. (January 31, 2018)—Ulysses J. Sofia, a noted astrophysicist and the Weinberg Family Dean of the W.M. Keck Science Department of Pitzer, Claremont McKenna and Scripps Colleges, will share solar secrets and explore the influence of money and politics on scientific inquiry at Pitzer’s 4th Annual Distinguished Scientist Lecture on Monday, February 19, at [Read More...]