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Week of March 15, 2021

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This Week’s Events

Study Abroad Information Session
Monday, March 15, 12:30-1:30 p.m.
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Learn about Pitzer-approved programs and exchanges. Attendance at one session is required prior to meeting with a study abroad adviser. Sessions are open to anyone, but sessions this semester are especially for students who want to apply to study abroad next Fall 2021 or Spring 2022.

Hip Hop and the Poetics of Protest
Monday, March 15, 4-5 p.m.
Join us for a conversation with Derik Smith, associate professor of literature at Claremont McKenna College and chair of the Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies at the Claremont Colleges, and Pitzer College senior Kaylyn ‘Kay’ Wright, co-founder of student-run record label Live Your Best Life (LYBL) Records.

Costa Rica Summer Health Program Information Session
Tuesday, March 16, noon-1 p.m.
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Organized in collaboration with the Institute for Central American Development Studies (ICADS), the Costa Rica Health Program provides students a unique opportunity to explore health care in Costa Rica while developing their Spanish language skills and gaining an understanding of the life and culture of the region.

Pitzer in Brazil Summer Program Information Session
Tuesday, March 16, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
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Learn about Pitzer’s six-week program in Salvador, Bahia, the center of Afro-Brazilian culture. Students learn Portuguese, live with host families, gain an understanding of the life and culture of the region.

The Neurobiology of Stress
Tuesday, March 16, 2:30-3:45 p.m.
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Join us for this talk with Alane K. Daugherty, PhD, who teaches stress management, emotional health, health, and well-being at Cal Poly, Pomona. Daugherty is also co-director of Cal Poly’s Mind and Heart Research Lab, a psychophysiology lab.

Annual Sullivan Lecture: Climate Change and Southern California’s Water Justice Future
Wednesday, March 17, 4-5 p.m.
How can climate change resilience and adaptation be folded into water policy and help provide safe drinking water for our communities? Join us for a conversation with Camille Pannu, director of the Water Justice Clinic, for the annual John D. Sullivan Memorial Lecture, which focuses on water politics and natural resource management.

Career Services

Thinking About Graduate or Professional School?
Wednesday, March 17, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Explore how to choose a graduate or professional program and make a step-by-step plan for moving forward in the process.

Career Services

Financial Literacy: Budgeting
Thursday, March 18, 5:30-6:30 p.m.
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Learn about budgeting basics with guest speaker Derenda King.

International Trivia Night
Friday, March 19, 10-11 a.m.
Register your team now: http://bit.ly/IPMarchTrivia 
Join us for International Trivia Night from wherever you are in the world! Trivia will occur live online. This event is open to students, staff, faculty, and alumni. 

Asynchronous and Ongoing Events

Summer Session Registration
Registration is open for Summer Session at Pitzer. Enrich your education with full-credit courses during an intensive six-week online session starting May 24. Summer Session is open to current students of The Claremont Colleges in good standing at their respective colleges and qualified students in good standing at other accredited colleges and universities.

Mindful Movement: Insomnia
First Wednesdays, 5:45 p.m
Third Thursdays, 12:15 p.m.

You are invited to participate in a drop-in qi gong class. The goal is to teach simple practices to help your grapple with hard situations such as illness, natural disasters, chronic stress, violence, imprisonment, inequities, death, immigration policies, and more. Open to all; no experience necessary.

Podcast Series: The Careful Photograph
New episodes released weekly
This spring, the programming for the Munroe Center for Social Inquiry is a podcast series. “The Careful Photograph” features contemporary photographers of color who are pushing the medium and posing important questions around race and identity. Each episode starts with a visual description of a single photograph by the artist, and then explores how the work in question works against expected tropes.

The City Bois Podcast
Fridays at 4 p.m.
The City Bois Podcast is brought to you by Noah and Marcus, two of our Community Assistants. Tune in weekly on Fridays at 4 p.m. PDT!


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Keep Up to Date

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