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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

Pitzer College Joint Science Department Awarded a Jean Boissevain Lectureship

Claremont, Calif. (November 8, 2010) — Pitzer College Joint Science Department (JSD) under the leadership of Dean David Hansen, was awarded a Jean Dreyfus Boissevain Lectureship for Undergraduate Institutions in the amount of $18,500 from the Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation. This award will allow the Joint Science Department to bring to campus a leading [Read More...]
November 8, 2010
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Associate Professor Jennifer Armstrong Awarded National Science Foundation Grant

Claremont, Calif. (October 21, 2010) — Associate Professor Jennifer Armstrong from The Joint Science Department received a three year $442,052 National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant entitled “Investigations into the role of the CHD1 ATPase in chromosome structure in Drosophila NSF.” The grant funds Armstrong’s research on how the structures of chromosomes are formed and maintained. [Read More...]
October 21, 2010
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New Dean Appointed for the Joint Science Department

Claremont, Calif. (September 8, 2009) — Pitzer College announces the appointment of David E. Hansen, PhD as the new dean of the Joint Science Department (JSD), a program of Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College and Scripps College. “Housing biology, chemistry and physics, the Joint Science Department is the embodiment of interdisciplinary science and the future [Read More...]
September 8, 2009
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Kenan Professor John Milton of The Claremont Colleges Joint Science Department Receives National Science Foundation Grant

(December 13, 2006) Dr. John G. Milton, M.D., Ph. D, Fellow, Royal College of Physicians of Canada, Fellow, American Physical Society and the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of Computational Neuroscience at the Claremont Colleges, has received a $319,000 grant from the National Science Foundation to support his research on the motor skills associated with [Read More...]
December 13, 2006