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Pitzer College Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz Discovers Existence of Prehistoric “Sea Monster”

Claremont, Calif. (December 7, 2012)—Assistant Professor of Biology Lars Schmitz of Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Department and a team of researchers have discovered evidence of the first giant marine predator to stalk the seas in prehistoric times. The predator appeared after the massive extinction event that practically wiped out life on earth some 250 [Read More...]
December 7, 2012
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Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Chemistry Aaron Leconte Publishes in Nature Chemical Biology

Claremont, Calif. (December 7, 2012) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor Aaron Leconte recently published an article in Nature Chemical Biology about research techniques that could revolutionize scientific understanding of a fundamental building block in human cells. “Discovery and biological characterization of geranylated RNA in bacteria” describes research methods that combine mass spectrometry, chemical synthesis and [Read More...]
December 2, 2012
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Claremont Colleges Receive $3.6 Million to Spur Life Science Leaders

Claremont, Calif. (May 25, 2012) — The Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) has awarded $3.6 million to The Claremont Colleges to support efforts that prepare undergraduates to become leaders in science research and medicine. The five undergraduate colleges (5C)—Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Pomona and Scripps—submitted a joint proposal to the 2012 HHMI Colleges Initiative [Read More...]
March 25, 2012
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W.M. Keck Science Department Professor Bryan Thines Selected for US Department of Energy Research Program

Claremont, Calif. (March 2, 2012) — Assistant Professor of Biology Bryan Thines is one of 26 scientists selected to participate in the US Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute’s Undergraduate Research Program in Microbial Genome Annotation. The DOE’s Joint Genome Institute (JGI) is spearheading an effort to sequence thousands of microbial genomes. Students in [Read More...]
March 2, 2012
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Pitzer College Professor of Biology Branwen Williams Pens Article for Prestigious Journal

Claremont, Calif. (March 2, 2012) — Pitzer College Assistant Professor of Biology Branwen Williams has co-authored “The Geological Record of Ocean Acidification,” an article published in the March 2 edition of Science, a leading peer-reviewed journal of scientific research. “The Geological Record of Ocean Acidification” examines the effects of excess carbon dioxide on the ocean. [Read More...]
March 2, 2012
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W.M. Keck Science Professor Anna Wenzel Wins National Science Foundation Grant

Claremont, Calif. (February 23, 2012) — Assistant Professor of Chemistry Anna Wenzel has been awarded a grant by the National Science Foundation for her independent research project, “RUI: The Development and Application of Gold(I) Catalysts for Asymmetric Organic Transformations.” Wenzel teaches chemistry at Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Department. The research project responds to a [Read More...]
February 23, 2012
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W.M. Keck Science Department Professor Katie Purvis-Roberts Coauthors Chemistry Textbook

Claremont, Calif. (February 15, 2012) – Associate Professor of Chemistry Katie Purvis-Roberts has coauthored Chemistry of the Environment, 3rd Edition with Thomas G. Spiro and William M. Stigliani. The textbook was published by University Science Books. Purvis-Roberts teaches chemistry at Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Department. Chemistry of the Environment explores today’s environmental issues and [Read More...]
February 15, 2012
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Pitzer College Participates in Improving Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Education

Claremont, Calif. (January 24, 2012) — Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Department will partner with the Association of American Colleges and Universities (AAC&U) and Project Kaleidoscope in a new initiative designed to help colleges and universities evaluate and enhance teaching strategies in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). W.M. Keck Science Department [Read More...]
January 24, 2012
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Research Paper by Alumnus Garrett Blake ’10 and W.M. Keck Science Professor Anna Wenzel to be Presented at American Chemical Society

Claremont, Calif. (October 14, 2011) — Assistant Professor Anna Wenzel will present “Mechanistic Studies on the Olefin Metathesis Reaction,” a paper co-authored with Pitzer College alumnus Garrett Blake ’10, at the American Chemical Society Regional Meeting in Pasadena, CA on November 10. Wenzel teaches chemistry at Pitzer College’s W.M. Keck Science Department. Wenzel’s presentation will [Read More...]
October 14, 2011
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Joint Science Department Becomes the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Scripps College

Claremont, Calif. (Sept. 2, 2011) — Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps colleges today formally announced the renaming of their shared Joint Science Department to be known as the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Scripps College. The new name designation honors the W.M. Keck Foundation for their long-term support that [Read More...]
September 20, 2011