Residence Halls Close

Residence halls close at noon for all students.

Page last updated on October 10, 2016

Commencement

Page last updated on October 5, 2016

Final Exams

For juniors, sophomores and first-years

Page last updated on October 5, 2016

Academic Festival

Page last updated on October 5, 2016

Senior Finals

Reading days for all other students

Page last updated on October 5, 2016

Last Day of Classes for Spring Semester

Page last updated on October 10, 2016

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Alumni Weekend

Join us as we welcome our outstanding alumni back to campus. This year’s festivities include our Fulbright Reception hosted by Professor Nigel Boyle, a Breakfast Bar featuring mimosas and DIY donuts, Pitzer Pong on the Mounds, beer tasting with Brewmaster David Bolinger ’11, our alumni celebration dinner with President Oliver and Sunday brunch in McConnell.

To register and for more information: www.pitzer.edu/alumniweekend

Page last updated on February 7, 2017

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Noche de pelicula: Nueve reinas

Noche de pelicula Spanish Language Film Series

Nueve Reinas (Nine Queens)

This 2000 Argentinian film is about two Argentinian con artists try to swindle a stamp collector by selling him a sheet of counterfeit rare stamps (the “nine queens”).

Shown with English subtitles.

Page last updated on February 20, 2017

Think Ahead Thursdays: Preparing for your Summer Internship or Job

Discuss ways of making the most of your summer experience.

 

Page last updated on March 3, 2017

Student Leadership Awards Reception

The Office of Student Affairs is proud to present the 2nd Annual Student Leadership Awards!

The Office of Student Affairs recognizes outstanding students, student groups and student organizations through the Student Leadership Awards. these awards celebrate significant student contributions that enhance student life.

Page last updated on March 3, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Think Ahead Thursdays: Have no idea of what you want to do?

Learn about resources available to explore different career fields.

Page last updated on March 3, 2017

Poetry Reading: Elizabeth A. I. Powell

Elizabeth A. I. PowellElizabeth A. I. Powell is the author of The Republic of Self a New Issue First Book Prize winner, selected by C.K. Williams. Her second book Willy Loman’s Reckless Daughter: Living Truthfully Under Imaginary Circumstances won the Robert Dana Prize in poetry, chosen by Maureen Seaton, and was a 2016 “Books We Love” in The New Yorker. She is Editor of Green Mountains Review, and Associate Professor of Writing and Literature at Johnson State College. She also serves on the faculty of the low-residency MFA in Creative Writing at the University of Nebraska-Omaha and the Vermont College of Fine Arts MFA in Writing and Publishing.

Page last updated on February 21, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Federal Perkins and/or Pitzer College Loan Exit Counseling

If you are a graduating senior who borrowed on the Federal Perkins and/or Pitzer College Loan program you must complete a mandatory loan exit counseling session. This session will inform you on how much you have borrowed, as well as provide information regarding repayment of your loan.

Your counseling session will last between 10-15 minutes and you are not required to attend for the entire duration of the time slot.

Page last updated on March 9, 2017

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Noche de pelicula: “El abrazo de la serpiente”

Noche de pelicula Spanish Language Film Series

El abrazo de la serpiente (Embrace of the Serpent)

This 2015 award-winning film tells the story of the relationship between Karamakate, an Amazonian shaman and last survivor of his people, and two scientists who work together over the course of 40 years to search the Amazon for a sacred healing plant.

Page last updated on February 20, 2017

Financial Aid Computer Lab Hours

Do you have questions or need help filling out the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and/or FAFSA for 2017-2018?  Then stop by Skandera Hall P104 for help.

Page last updated on February 13, 2017

Think Ahead Thursdays: Thinking About Graduate or Professional School?

Learn about graduate degrees/programs and how they are different from the undergraduate experience. Explore how to choose a graduate program and a step-by-step plan for moving forward.

Page last updated on March 3, 2017

Poetry Reading: Ashaki M. Jackson

Ashaki M. JacksonAshaki M. Jackson is an applied social psychologist, program evaluator and poet who works with youth through research, evaluation and creative writing mentoring. She is a Cave Canem and VONA alumna who serves on the VIDA: Women In Literary Arts board. The author of two poetry collections, Surveillance (Writ Large Press) and Language Lesson (MIEL), Jackson lives in Los Angeles, California.

This event is sponsored by the Pitzer College Campus Life Committee.

Page last updated on February 21, 2017

Federal Direct Loan Exit Counseling

If you are a graduating senior who borrowed on the Federal Direct Loan program, you must complete a mandatory loan exit counseling session. This session will inform you on how much you have borrowed as well as provide information regarding repayment of your loan. Please bring the name and addresses of three references to this session.

 

Page last updated on March 9, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Prose Workshop: Taz Ahmed

Taz AhmedTanzila “Taz” Ahmed is an activist, storyteller, and politico based in Los Angeles. An electoral organizer by trade, she’s mobilized thousands of Asian American & Pacific Islanders to the polls in over seventeen different languages in the past fifteen years. In 2004, she founded South Asian American Voting Youth (SAAVY), a national organization that organizes South Asian American youth to have a political voice and get involved in the electoral process. She has since worked at Asian Americans Advancing Justice-Los Angeles and Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance employing in-language culturally competent tools to mobilize hundreds of thousands of AAPI voters to the polls. She currently is a Campaign Strategist at the Asian American new media organizing group 18MillionRising.

Free and open to the public.

This workshop series will explore how marginalized voices tell their own stories through the do-it-yourself print medium of zines. Each workshop will focus on a particular format: comics/illustration, photography, and prose, and will highlight different approaches and strategies to issues of narration and representation.

Brought to you by Asian American Studies 105: Zines, Creativity, Community and the Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS). This series has been funded by the Campus Life Committee.

For more information, contact: todd_honma@pitzer.edu

Page last updated on February 10, 2017

Cesar Chavez Day

No classes; administrative offices closed.

Page last updated on October 5, 2016

Think Ahead Thursday: Seniors Only! Considering Next Steps

Seniors: drop in for quick advising guidelines.

Page last updated on March 3, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Lecture: The Color of Love

Afro-Brazilian Guest Speaker Series

Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman: “The Color of Love: Racial Features and Effective Capital in Black Brazilian Families”

Guest speaker Dr. Elizabeth Hordge-FreemanDr. Elizabeth Hordge-Freeman is an assistant professor of sociology with a joint appointment in the Institute for the Study of Latin America and the Caribbean at the University of South Florida, Tampa. She received her BA from Cornell University and her MA/PhD from Duke University. Her publications include The Color of Love: Racial Features, Stigma, and Socialization in Black Brazilian Families and a co-edited volume titled Race and the Politics of Knowledge Production: Diaspora and Black Transnational Scholarship in the US and Brazil. Her new ethnographic research on modern slavery, “Second-Class Daughters: Informal Adoption as Modern Slavery in Brazil,” has been supported by a Fulbright grant, Ford Fellowship and the American Sociological Association.

Page last updated on February 17, 2017

Women after Economics: Economics Majors in the Working World

Join us for a conversation with alumni women economics majors to discuss their careers in the working world.

Co-sponsored with Economics Field Group

Page last updated on March 3, 2017

Poetry Reading: Ari Banias

Ari BaniasAri Banias is the author of Anybody (W.W. Norton, 2016). His poems have appeared in A Public Space, APR, Boston Review, Poetry, and the anthology Troubling the Line: Trans & Genderqueer Poetry & Poetics. The recipient of fellowships from the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown and Stanford University, he lives & works in Berkeley, California.

This event is sponsored by the Pitzer College Campus Life Committee.

Page last updated on March 10, 2017

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Federal Perkins and/or Pitzer College Loan Exit Counseling

As a graduating senior who borrowed on the Federal Perkins and/or Pitzer College Loan program you must complete a mandatory loan exit counseling session.  This session will inform you on how much you have borrowed, as well as provide information regarding repayment of your loan.

Your counseling session will last between 10-15 minutes and you are not required to attend for the entire duration of the time slot.

Page last updated on March 9, 2017

Noche de pelicula: “Juan de los muertos”

Noche de pelicula Spanish Language Film Series

Juan de los muertos

A group of slackers face an army of zombies. The Cuban government and the media claim the living dead are dissidents revolting against the government.

All films show with English subtitles.

Page last updated on February 20, 2017

Financial Aid Computer Lab Hours

Do you have questions or need help filling out the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE and/or FAFSA for 2017-2018?  Then stop by Skandera Hall P104 for help.

Page last updated on February 13, 2017

Think Ahead Thursdays: Connecting with Alumni & Friends

Learn the best tools for connecting with alumni and friends by using Switchboard, LinkedIn and the Pitzer Professional Directory.

Page last updated on March 3, 2017

Essential Oil Wizardry Playshop

Docta Nick Berry,  Pharmacist and essential oil wizard will lecture and demonstrate his craft on Wednesday,  March  22nd.  7-9 PM  in Broad Performance Space, Pitzer College.

Sponsored by  Campus Life Committee and the Program in Cross-Cultural Health and Healing

Free and open to the community

Page last updated on March 16, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

The Seventh Fire – Documentary Screening

This event brings director Jack Pettibone Riccobono to Pitzer for a screening of his documentary, The Seventh Fire 

Tuesday, March 21, 4:15 p.m.

Benson Auditorium 

This 2015 film was shot in Pine Point, an Ojibwe village in northern Minnesota on the White Earth Indian Reservation. The film’s protagonist, Rob Brown, is a former gang leader who is about to return to prison for the fifth time. Over the course of the film he reckons with the violent drug culture that he helped introduce to his community.

Page last updated on March 17, 2017

LA Review of Books/USC Publishing Workshop Info Session

THE LA REVIEW OF BOOKS/USC PUBLISHING WORKSHOP is a pre-professional certificate program that prepares students for the publishing industry in the digital age. The course runs June 25-July 28, 2017 at USC in downtown LA. Visit thepublishingworkshop.com for more info. Medaya Ocher, LARB’s Managing Editor, will be leading the info session.

Free and open to the public.

Page last updated on March 13, 2017

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Photo Workshop: Christina Tran

Workshop Series: Telling Our Stories

DYI Autobiography 

Photo Workshop

Christina Tran is an artist, writer, and wanderer who creates autobio comic essays about life, love, and loss at sodelightful.com. She is also passionate about co-design and social justice: currently that energy is being channeled into her work as co-director of Multiculturalism & Inclusion at the feminist hacker/makerspace Double Union, and as a teacher with the Social Lab at CCA.

Free and open to the public.

This workshop series will explore how marginalized voices tell their own stories through the do-it-yourself print medium of zines. Each workshop will focus on a particular format: comics/illustration, photography, and prose, and will highlight different approaches and strategies to issues of narration and representation.

Brought to you by Asian American Studies 105: Zines, Creativity, Community and the Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS). This series has been funded by the Campus Life Committee.

For more information, contact: todd_honma@pitzer.edu

Page last updated on February 20, 2017

Spring Break

No classes; administrative offices open.

Page last updated on October 5, 2016

IMS Visiting Artist Lecture Series: Lauren Fischer

The Intercollegiate Media Studies Visiting Artist Lecture Series at Pitzer College
Spring 2017

Lauren Fisher

Lauren Fisher came to Los Angeles from Ohio to pursue animation studies at CalArts. After graduating in 2006, she went on to become an Art Director for New Wave Entertainment working on motion graphics and design projects for Disney Channel, Warner Bros., MTV, and many more. She went on to become creative marketing director for independent film studio Indomina Media, working closely with creative vendors and contributing design work to print, web and video campaigns. In 2012, Lauren started an independent design practice.

FMI: http://www.thelaurenfisher.com/

Page last updated on March 6, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

International Women’s Day

In solidarity with International Women’s Day and the proposed national Women’s Strike on Wednesday, Pitzer faculty have organized a series of activities, talks and events both on campus and in the broader community to honor this day and participate in this movement. Teach-ins are open to the entire community and we hope many of you can make one or several of these.

Teach-ins

Event: Disappearing GrandmothersWalk Out and Creative Feminism Study Day (Sponsored by: Art FG Junior Faculty)

Where: Shelton Community Center, Claremont Village, 300 Harvard Avenue (northeast corner of Bonita and Harvard Ave).

Specifics:

9:30am: Meet in Scott Hall Lobby. Wear red if you have it to indicate solidarity with the women’s day strike.

9:30-10am: Collective walk out from Scott Hall to the community performance stage.

10am-3pm/drop-ins welcome: An all-day series of readings focusing on art, feminism, and possibilities for creative civic engagement

3pm-4pm: Closing Celebration/Collaboration

 

Event:  Women in Brazil (Sponsored by: Juanita Aristizabal, MLLC FG)

Where: Bernard 101 (PORT 22)

When: 10-10:50 a.m.

 

Event:  What is Feminist Economics? (Sponsored by: Emma Stephens, Economics FG)

Where: Fletcher 104

When: 11-11:30 a.m.

 

Event:  Japanese Internment, Executive Orders, and the racial politics of WWII (Sponsored by: Carina Johnson, History FG)

Where: Fletcher 104

When: 11:30-noon

 

Event:  Discussion Circle: Transnational Feminist Activism (Sponsored by: Joe Parker, International and Intercultural Studies FG)

Where: The mounds

When: noon-1 p.m.

 

Event:  Self-care during political resistance/meditation exercise (Sponsored by: Mita Banerjee, Psychology FG)

Where: Fletcher 104

When: 1-1:30 p.m.

 

Event:  ‘Ides of March’ postcard writing campaign session  – express yourself!  (Sponsored by: Women of Color Faculty)

Where: Fletcher 104

When: 1:30 – 2 p.m.

 

Event:  Women in economic development and globalization – announced policies and anticipated impacts (Sponsored by: Emma Stephens, Economics FG)

Where: Fletcher 104

When: 2:15-2:45 p.m.

 

Event:  Power and Gender/Sexuality (Sponsored by: Joe Parker, IIS FG)

Where: Fletcher 112 (IIS 60)

When: 2:45 – 4 p.m.

 

Additional Actions and Activities Planned

  • Solidarity treat delivery service (Brent Armendinger, EWL FG and The Solidarity Baking Society of male-identified faculty allies – Motto: “Because we don’t want a society that’s half-baked!”)
  • Faculty trip to the ICE detention facility in Adelanto, CA (https://www.ice.gov/detention-facility/adelanto-detention-facility) (Andre Wakefield, History FG and Kathy Yep, Associate Dean of Faculty/ASAM FG)
  • CGU Field Research Methods in Cultural Studies – class field trip to L.A. downtown International Women’s Day Rallies at L.A. City Hall/Federal Building (noon- 6 p.m.) (Paul Faulstich, Environmental Analysis FG)
Page last updated on March 7, 2017

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Noche de pelicula: “No”

Noche de pelicula Spanish Language Film Series

This 2012 film is about an ad executive who comes up with a campaign to defeat Augusto Pinochet in Chile’s 1988 referendum.

All films are shown with English subtitles.

Page last updated on February 20, 2017

Study Abroad Information Session

All Pitzer students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a study abroad information session to learn about study abroad and domestic exchange opportunities through Pitzer College. Students applying to study abroad are required to attend one session before making an appointment with a study abroad adviser.

Information Session:
Monday, March 6, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Skandera Hall P103

Application Due Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017:
Spring 2018
participation in approved programs and exchanges

Extended due date: March 1, 2017 for participation in the following fall 2017 programs:

Page last updated on February 24, 2017

Fiction Reading: David Chan & Adam Novy

David ChanDavid Chan is the author of Goblin Fruit: Stories, a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction. He has been awarded writing fellowships from Yaddo, the MacDowell Colony, the Djerassi Resident Artists Program, and the Norman Mailer Writers Colony. Chan has served as the Clayton B. Ofstad Endowed Chair Writer-in-Residence at Truman State University and is currently the Visiting Writer at Pitzer College.

Adam NovyAdam Novy is the author of a novel, The Avian Gospels (Hobart 2010) which Publishers Weekly called “…a potential cult classic.” He lives in southern California.

Page last updated on February 21, 2017

Talk: Anarchism and the Black Freedom Struggle in the United States

Andrew Cornell

How have anarchists operating in the United States related to the freedom struggles of African Americans? How have movements opposed to white supremacy and structural racism shaped anarchists strategies and theories of power? This talk tracks connection between these radical traditions from the Progressive Era to the civil rights movement and from the 1960s counter-culture to contemporary organizing against police violence and the Trump administration.

Andrew Cornell is the author of Unruly Equity (University of California Press, 2016) and Oppose and Propose! Lesson from Movement for a New Society (AK Press, 2011). Dr. Cornell is a visiting professor at Williams College and previously taught at Haverford College and Universite Stendhal-Grenoble.

Page last updated on February 27, 2017

Field Trip Friday: Laserfiche Site Visit

Meet and greet with Claremont College alumni including Pitzer’s own Allisyn Ruttle ’16 at Laserfiche in Long Beach, CA.  Laserfiche’s Enterprise Content Management software has been trusted by more than 35,000 organizations worldwide to manage, secure and share information. Lunch and transportation will be provided.

Page last updated on February 24, 2017

Think Ahead Thursdays: The Art of the Interview

Learn what to do (and what not to do) and how to share your “best self” and job-related skills with a potential employer.

Page last updated on March 3, 2017

Writing and Reviewing Cover Letters

Learn tips for writing Cover Letters and bring some in you might like reviewed!
Hosted by the Students in Business Club

Page last updated on February 24, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Conversation with Tim Berg, Sarah Gilbert, Tarrah Krajnak and Jessica McCoy

Nichols Gallery, Broad Center
Wednesday, March 1 at Noon

Page last updated on February 24, 2017

Study Abroad Information Session

All Pitzer students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a study abroad information session to learn about study abroad and domestic exchange opportunities through Pitzer College. Students applying to study abroad are required to attend one session before making an appointment with a study abroad adviser.

Information Sessions:
Tuesday, February 28, 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. in Skandera Hall P105
Monday, March 6, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Skandera Hall P103

Application Due Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017:
Spring 2018
participation in approved programs and exchanges

Extended due date: March 1, 2017 for participation in the following fall 2017 programs:

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

LinkedIn and Other Social Media

Learn the basics of LinkedIn and how to approach other social media in regards to future planning.

Hosted by Resident Assistants

Page last updated on February 23, 2017

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Student Athlete Appreciation Reception

Join us for a reception to celebrate Pitzer Student Athletes.

Remarks by President Oliver and Lesley Irvine, Director of Athletics

All Pitzer community members are welcome! Refreshments will be provided.

Page last updated on February 24, 2017

Lecture: Affirmative Actions in Brazil since 1992

Afro-Brazilian Guest Speaker Series

Affirmative Actions in Brazil since 1992: The Steve Biko Cultural Institute in Bahia

Ivo Ferreira de Jesus and Luciana Reis
Steve Biko Cultural Institute

Since 1992, the Instituto Cultural Steve Biko in Salvador da Bahia has developed political and educational initiatives to fight racial inequality in Brazil by promoting the social and political advancement of Afro-Brazilians through access to education and the recognition of their ancestral values. Its work has been acknowledged by social movements and community organizations, both in Brazil and abroad, and has been recognized with important prizes such as the 1999 National Human Rights Award. In this talk the members of the institute will share their experiences in initiatives to empower community leaders in the social and political scenario in Bahia and the impact these initiatives have had on public policy in Brazil.

Ivo Ferreira de Jesus holds a PhD in literature and culture from the Universidade Federal da Bahia. Dr. Ferreira specializes in Afro-Brazilian history and culture and teaches at the Instituto Federal da Bahia (Ifbaiano). He has been an active member of the Steve Biko Cultural Institute since 1993, where he teaches Portuguese and writing.

Luciana Reis holds a master’s degree in literature and culture from the Universidade Federal da Bahia (UFBA), focusing on cultural translation and intersemiotic studies. She is a member of the research group Translating in the Black Atlantic and teaches English language at the Steve Biko Cultural Institute, where she also works with exchange programs.

Page last updated on February 17, 2017

Career Fair: Careers for the Common Good

Career Services is hosting Careers for the Common Good: Career Fair for Socially Responsible Organizations,  Nonprofit, Public Service, and Graduate School programs on Friday, February 24, 2017, from 12 noon to 3 p.m.  on the Pitzer College campus on the McConnell Center apron (weather permitting).

The annual career fair will include representatives from a variety of nonprofit, public service, and socially responsible employers and select graduate programs. Students meet and network with representatives from a variety of fields including arts, education, environment, healthcare, public policy/advocacy, social services, public service and more.  This is an opportunity to explore jobs, internships, and educational programs of interest.

Page last updated on January 25, 2017

Careers for the Common Good Alumni Conversation

Pitzer alumni Debbie Lieberman, evaluation and continuous learning manager for United Way of San Diego County, Arthur Levine, projects manager for Huerta del Valle and Romarilyn Ralston, activist for gender and racial equality who works with women in transition from jail and prison, will be on campus to share stories and discuss their career paths in the non-profit and public service sectors.

This event is in partnership with the Community Engagement Center.

Page last updated on February 23, 2017

Claremont City Council Candidates Forum at Pitzer College

Join the Pitzer College Student Senate and the League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area at the Claremont City Council Candidates Forum at Pitzer College!

The candidates will make their opening statements, respond to written questions from the League of Women Voters and the audience, and then make their closing remarks. Each candidate will be limited to a two-minute opening statement and a one-minute closing statement. In fairness to everyone, no candidate will be allowed to continue speaking after the allotted time has expired. Timers will be seated in the front of the room to signal to the candidates.

Candidates may bring campaign literature to the forum for distribution outside of the venue. No campaign signs or banners of any size may be displayed inside the venue. No material that is essentially a negative opinion of an opponent may be displayed or distributed in any location. Electioneering is not permitted.

The forum will be held in Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College located at 1050 N. Mills Avenue in Claremont, California 91711. For more information, contact Cindy Reul of the League of Women Voters at cynthiacreul@gmail.com.

NOTE: The Pitzer College Student Senate and the League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area neither supports nor opposes any candidate.

Page last updated on February 17, 2017

Think Ahead Thursdays: Creating Your 30-Second Commercial (The Elevator Speech)

Learn how to introduce yourself and convey your goals succinctly.

Page last updated on February 17, 2017

Desi, Muslim, and Queer?

Please join us for a dialogue about being Desi, Muslim and Queer with Alina Bee

Please RSVP: capas@pitzer.edu

Alina Bee is a queer, diasporic Pakistani bache born and raised in LA. She’s worked as a community trainer, organizer and youth advocate. Alina has served on Satrang board and API Equality LA’s Youth Leadership Council, and has worked in varying capacities with multiple grassroots groups. She draws on her experience as a former youth leader to advocate for better practices that help nonprofits stay committed to healthy self-assessment, responsiveness and continual growth. About Satrang: To build our community, empower one another, and create a safe space filled with acceptance. Satrang is hard at work, creating a strong and vibrant South Asian LGBT*Q community Los Angeles. http://www.satrang.org/http://www.satrang.org/  This event was supported by the The Agnes Moreland Jackson Diversity Program Fund/ Campus Life Committee.

Page last updated on February 21, 2017

Study Abroad Information Session

All Pitzer students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a study abroad information session to learn about study abroad and domestic exchange opportunities through Pitzer College. Students applying to study abroad are required to attend one session before making an appointment with a study abroad adviser.

Information Sessions:
Wednesday, February 22, 4:15 TO 5:30 p.m. in Skandera Hall P103
Tuesday, February 28, 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. in Skandera Hall P105
Monday, March 6, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Skandera Hall P103

Application Due Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017:
Spring 2018
participation in approved programs and exchanges

Extended due date: March 1, 2017 for participation in the following fall 2017 programs:

Page last updated on February 17, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Glass Humanities Lecture: Ariella Azoulay

Annual Stephen and Sandra Glass Humanities Lecture

Plunder: The Transcendental Condition of Modern Art and Community of fabri

Ariella Azoulay, professor of comparative literature and modern culture and media at Brown University, will deliver the 2017 Glass Humanities Lecture.

Azoulay is a documentary film director and independent curator who specializes in political theory, visual cultural and photography. The author of Civil Imagination: The Political Ontology of Photography, Azoulay explores how history is conveyed through visual mediums and the relationship between art, imperialism and the legacy of colonialism.

More information about Ariella Azoulay

Personal website

Free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, please contact:

Pitzer College Dean of Faculty
909.621.8218
dofcore@pitzer.edu

Page last updated on February 17, 2017

IGLAS Lecture: William Perez, Fragmented Schooling

Fragmented Schooling: Towards a Transnational Perspective on the Educational Pathways of Indigenous, Undocumented, and Deported Mexican Youth

William Perez (BA, Pomona College; Ph.D., Stanford University) is a Professor of Education at Claremont Graduate University. His research focuses on the social and psychological processes associated with academic success and higher education access among immigrant, undocumented, indigenous, and deported students in the U.S. and Mexico. He is the author of numerous articles and award-winning books, including We Are Americans: Undocumented Students Pursuing the American Dream, Americans by Heart: Undocumented Latino Students and the Promise of Higher Education, and a forthcoming book titled Indigenous Mexican Students in US Schools: Ethnicity, Multilingualism, and Academics with Oxford University Press. He has been interviewed or quoted as an academic expert in various media outlets such as NBC Nightly News, Time Magazine, the LA Times, Hispanic Magazine, the Washington Post, and NPR’s All Things Considered. For the past two years he has been selected for Education Week’s annual ranking of the top 200 university-based scholars in the U.S. who are doing the most to influence educational policy and practice.

IGLAS Speaker Series— This speaker series is on global and local perspectives on educational inequality and access to higher education.

Page last updated on February 17, 2017

Echo Park Film Center Visit

The Echo Park Film Center, a community-based media arts organization based in Los Angeles, will be visiting campus in their Film Mobile, a bio-fueled converted school bus that now functions as a cinema and film production facility.

Page last updated on February 21, 2017

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Noche de Pelicula: “La historia oficial”

Noche de pelicula Spanish Language Film Series

La historia oficial

La historia oficial (1985, Argentina, Luis Puenzo) is the story of a high school teacher who sets out to discover the identity of her adopted daughter’s mother after the end of Argentina’s “Dirty War.”

Shown with English subtitles in the Language Lab, Broad Hall 209.

Page last updated on February 20, 2017

Distinguished Scientist Lecture: Nalini Nadkarni

Nadlini Nadkarni“Tapestry Thinking: Weaving the Threads of Humans and Nature”

Nalini Nadkarni, Professor of Biology, University of Utah will present the Distinguished Scientist Lecture in Benson Auditorium on Monday, February 20, 2017.

Nalini Nadkarni will discuss how her experiences as a scientist precipitated her explorations into diverse ways of engaging humans with the natural world. Her 35 years of ecological research in tropical and temperate rainforest canopies led to discoveries about the importance of treetop-dwelling plants in ecosystem processes, as well as the fragility of the rainforest tapestry. To help narrow the increasing distance between humans and nature, Nadkarni created novel ways to synergistically share knowledge with a wide range of public audiences, including urban youth, visual artists, musicians, policy-makers and faith-based groups. She has also initiated and sustained programs to bring science lectures and conservation projects to incarcerated men and women in state prisons, county jails and juvenile detention centers. This interweaving of plants, animals and people has helped to create a stronger tapestry of conservation and engagement with nature.

Nadkarni is a renowned forest ecologist and a pioneer in the study of rainforest canopies. Using mountain climbing equipment to ascend into the canopy, she has studied treetop plants and animals for more than three decades. She has received many honors and awards, including the J. Sterling Morton Award from the National Arbor Day Foundation, the William Julius Wilson Award for Achievement in Social Justice and the Public Service Award from the National Science Foundation.

More information about Nalini Nadkarni

This event is free and open to the public.

For more information about this event, please contact:

Pitzer College Dean of Faculty
909.621.8218
dofcore@pitzer.edu

Page last updated on February 16, 2017

Comics Workshop: MariNaomi

Workshop Series: Telling Our Stories
DYI Autobiography 

Photo credit: Fiona J. Taylor

MariNaomi is the award-winning author and illustrator of Kiss & Tell: A Romantic Resume, Ages 0 to 22 (Harper Perennial, 2011), Dragon’s Breath and Other True Stories (2dcloud/Uncivilized Books, 2014), Turning Japanese (2dcloud, 2016), and I Thought YOU Hated ME (Retrofit Comics, 2016). Her work has appeared in over sixty print publications and has been featured on numerous websites, such as The Rumpus, LA Review of Books, Midnight Breakfast and BuzzFeed.

Free and open to the public.

This workshop series will explore how marginalized voices tell their own stories through the do-it-yourself print medium of zines. Each workshop will focus on a particular format: comics/illustration, photography, and prose, and will highlight different approaches and strategies to issues of narration and representation.

Brought to you by Asian American Studies 105: Zines, Creativity, Community and the Center for Asian Pacific American Students (CAPAS). This series has been funded by the Campus Life Committee.

For more information, contact: todd_honma@pitzer.edu

Page last updated on February 20, 2017

Board of Trustees General Session

Pitzer’s Board of Trustees will meet on Saturday, February 18, 2017. As always, faculty, students and staff are invited to the general session of this meeting; material is posted on Sakai.

DATE:                    Saturday, February 18, 2017
TIME:                    10:00 a.m. – 11:25 a.m. (General Session)
LOCATION:           Pitzer Archive Conference Center, Laura E. Skandera Hall

The general session of the board meeting continues the tradition of being held for transparency in conducting College business as it pertains to fiscal matters. Please note the formal avenue through which to communicate business with the board is through one of the seven trustee committees: audit, budget, nominating and governance, development, educational policy, executive, and investment. If you have information you would like formally communicated to the board, please contact one of the following, who will then direct you to the appropriate committee:  President Melvin L. Oliver, Treasurer/Vice President for Administration Yuet Lee or Associate Treasurer Lori Yoshino or Interim Assistant Secretary to the Board Melanie Lacy.

Page last updated on February 14, 2017

Careers in Education – A Conversation with Pitzer College Trustees

Discuss a variety of education-related career paths with current Board of Trustee members who are working in the field.

This event is RSVP-only through ClaremontConnect powered by Handshake and is for Pitzer students only.

Page last updated on January 27, 2017

Career Roundtable with Pitzer Parents

Pitzer family members working in a variety of fields will be available to share information about their industry and to answer any questions. Don’t know what to ask? A list of questions will be provided. Companies represented include Disney, Nike, PWC (Price Waterhouse Cooper), and more…

Represented industries include:
Architecture
Consulting
Film and Television
Finance
Human Resources
Marketing

Refreshments will be served!

Register on ClaremontConnect powered by Handshake – https://pitzer.joinhandshake.com/

Page last updated on January 31, 2017

Sullivan Memorial Lecture: Climate Change, “La Madre” of Weather Systems

Please join us for a talk on climate change and water availability in California, featuring Dr. Juliet Christian Smith from the Union of Concerned Scientists.

Sponsored by the Redford Conservancy

Page last updated on February 13, 2017

Bill Anthes in conversation with Paul Faulstich

Bill Anthes in conversation with Paul Faulstich
Nichols Gallery, Broad Center

Page last updated on January 18, 2017

Family Weekend 2017

Family Weekend is just around the corner. Come celebrate with us February 17–20, 2017!

During Pitzer College’s Family Weekend, create timeless memories for you and your family by getting a glimpse of your students’ life at Pitzer. All of our Pitzer families are encouraged to pack their orange and white gear and join us for a fun-filled weekend of faculty-led lectures, special campus tours, opportunities to hear from President Melvin L. Oliver and much more. Don’t miss this chance to see (and hug!) your student.

Come experience what makes our community so unique!

For the full schedule of events, please visit www.pitzer.edu/FamilyWeekend

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Think Ahead Thursdays: Seeking a Summer Internship

Learn resources and strategies for seeking internships.

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Job Info Session: Working as a Writing Center Fellow

The Pitzer Writing Center hires in early spring for incoming fellows for the upcoming academic year.

Applications due Mon Feb 27, 2017.

An optional Information Session will be offered Wednesday, February 15, at 8 p.m., in Broad Hall 204. Email writing@pitzer.edu or call 909-607-4321 for details.

If you are interested in developing as a writer and enjoy engaging fellow students in conversations about their writing, a job in the Writing Center may be for you. We seek applications from current first-, second-, and third-year Pitzer students in any discipline—from the humanities to the social sciences to the biological and natural sciences. Next position start date is the beginning of the Fall 2017 semester.

Pitzer Writing Center Fellows

  • Are Pitzer students who consult with student writers on projects
  • Work an average of 50-60 hours per semester, typically in one or two 3-hour shifts per week
  • Receive paid training through hands-on workshops and staff meetings throughout the year
  • Publicize the Writing Center around campus and engage in other optional special projects
  • Complete the half-credit course WRIT100: The Teaching and Tutoring of Writing
  • Serve as leaders of writing on campus with opportunities to facilitate workshops and present at regional and national conferences
  • Earn $10.50/hr. (work-study and non-work study)

TO APPLY please submit to writing@pitzer.edu a resume, transcript (unofficial is fine), an academic writing sample, and a 1-2 page cover letter reflecting on what you’d hope to contribute and learn from serving as a Fellow in the Writing Center. Please include your student I.D. and mailbox numbers in your cover letter. If you would be interested in a special role as an embedded Fellowship Specialist in the Fulbright course, providing support and feedback for Fulbright teaching and research applicants during course sessions and in one-on-one Writing Center appointments, please indicate this in your cover letter and explain why you’re interested in this role and what would make you a strong candidate. 

http://pitweb.pitzer.edu/writing-center/job-opportunities/

Contact Jenny Thomas, Writing Center Coordinator, writing@pitzer.edu

Page last updated on February 9, 2017

Democratizing Sustainable Food

Local, Organic, Sustainable…Accessible?

Join Huerta del Valle, the Claremont Farmers Market, the Los Angeles Food Policy Council and Bon Appetit for a panel discussion deconstructing sustainable food’s elite reputation and brainstorming ways to improve access to good food for all.

Page last updated on February 10, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

President’s Office Valentine’s Day Social

President Oliver and Suzanne Oliver cordially invite you to attend a Valentine’s Day dessert reception in the President’s Office. Please come by and enjoy some delicious desserts and refreshments.

Page last updated on February 10, 2017

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Study Abroad Information Session

All Pitzer students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a study abroad information session to learn about study abroad and domestic exchange opportunities through Pitzer College. Students applying to study abroad are required to attend one session before making an appointment with a study abroad adviser.

Information Sessions:
Monday, February 13, noon to 1:15 p.m. in Broad Hall 214
Wednesday, February 22, 4:15 TO 5:30 p.m. in Skandera Hall P103
Tuesday, February 28, 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. in Skandera Hall P105
Monday, March 6, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Skandera Hall P103

Application Due Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017:
Spring 2018
participation in approved programs and exchanges

Extended due date: March 1, 2017 for participation in the following fall 2017 programs:

Page last updated on February 10, 2017

Don’t Mourn…Organize! Taking Direct Action to Resist Facism

Keith McHenry, the co-founder of Food Not Bombs, will discuss his organization’s mission to feed the hungry and ways to take direct action to resist the rise of fascism.

Page last updated on February 10, 2017

GRE Sample Class

Join Kaplan Test Prep for a sample class on the GRE. The sample class features:

  • A detailed breakdown of the GRE
  • Guided practice from a highly rated Kaplan Faculty member
  • Strategy tips to help you begin your preparation
  • A peek at Kaplan’s industry-leading resources and innovative tools Learn what’s on the exam, how to score higher, and how to maximize your study efforts.

Participants will also have post-event access to multiple free study resources, including a practice test, and “Inside the Classroom” sessions. Attendees will also receive a significant discount on a Kaplan course. Save your seat today! Register for the GRE Sample Class at: http://bit.ly/PitzerGRESC2017

Page last updated on February 1, 2017

Think Ahead Thursdays: Resume & LinkedIn Reviews and Cover Letter Tips

Get started or perfect this important first step to finding a job/internship and learn how to communicate your particular skills and talents to employers.

 

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Meet & Walk Over to HMC & KGI Spring Job and Internship Fair

Join us in Career Services to prepare for meeting employers at the Career Fair and then walk with us to the fair!

Page last updated on January 18, 2017

Writing An Effective Personal Statement for Graduate School

Learn how to write an effective Personal Statement for graduate and professional school. You’ll leave the workshop with a clearer sense of how to frame your strengths and professional goals for readers in your field. You’ll also begin drafting or revising a section of your statement. Bring your laptop! Workshop provided by Lillian Horin and Gabriela Ornelas, Writing Fellows at the Pitzer Writing Center.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Pepper Lecture: Gregory Sholette

The Annual Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artists and Scholars Lecture

Gregory SholetteJoin artist, writer and activist Greg Sholette as he discusses his new book Delirium and Resistance: Activist Art and the Crisis of Capitalism (scheduled for release in May 2017) on Wednesday, February 8, 2017 at 4:15 p.m in Benson Auditorium. 

In the aftermath of the 2016 US election, Brexit, and a global upsurge of nationalist populism, it is evident that the delirium and the crisis of neoliberal capitalism is now the delirium and crisis of liberal democracy and its culture. And though capitalist crisis does not begin within art, art can reflect and amplify its effects to positive and negative ends.

Gregory Sholette is a New York-based artist, activist and writer who has developed a self-described “viable, democratic, counter-narrative that, bit-by-bit, gains descriptive power within the larger public discourse.” He is the founding member of numerous art collaboratives including Political Art Documentation/Distribution, and has penned dozens of essays, three edited volumes and his own Dark Matter: Art and Politics in an Age of Enterprise Culture. He is an associate of the Art, Design and the Public Domain program at the Graduate School of Design at Harvard University and is an associate professor at the City University of New York.

More information about the artist: www.gregorysholette.com/

Sponsored by the Pitzer Art Galleries and Art/Art History Field Group. This lecture is made possible by the Murray Pepper and Vicki Reynolds Pepper Distinguished Visiting Artists and Scholars Endowed Fund at Pitzer College.

Page last updated on January 25, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

100 Days ’til Graduation Party

Join the Senior Class Council in celebrating the 100 day countdown to graduation for the Pitzer Class of 2017!! Its hard to believe how quickly these past four years have gone by, but we are finally in the home stretch.

We will be celebrating with lots of delicious desserts and champagne. Non-alcoholic options will also be available. Come mingle with your fellow graduating seniors, and rub shoulders with President Melvin Oliver.

Event will also feature a special photo slide show from all four of our years at Pitzer. Submit your favorite Class of 2017 photos by e-mailing them to Chance at ckawar@students.pitzer.edu.

This event is sponsored in conjuction with the Office of Advancement. For more information, please contact Senior Class President Chance Kawar.

Page last updated on February 1, 2017

How to Go To Graduate School: Overview of the Process

You will learn about Finding Your Fit:

  • What is the right school/program for you?
  • Overview of the Personal Statement from the Admissions perspective
  • Letters of Recommendation and Standardized Tests

Provided by Paige Piontkowsky, Senior Assistant Director of Admissions, CGU representing Social Sciences, Policy & Government, and Rachel Camacho, Assistant Director of Admissions, School of Education

Page last updated on February 1, 2017

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Entertainment Careers! Resume Review & Networking Event

Pitzer Career Services and the Claremont Entertainment & Media (CEM) alumni group have teamed up to bring this event to you!  Have your resume reviewed and network with Claremont College alumni working in the entertainment industry. Lunch is included.

Sign up on ClaremontConnect powered by Handshake. All Claremont College students are encouraged to attend. For more information contact Career Services.

 

Page last updated on January 27, 2017

Study Abroad Information Session

All Pitzer students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a study abroad information session to learn about study abroad and domestic exchange opportunities through Pitzer College. Students applying to study abroad are required to attend one session before making an appointment with a study abroad adviser.

Information Sessions:
Tuesday, January 24, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Broad Hall 110
Friday, February 3, noon to 1:15 p.m. in Skandera Hall P103
Monday, February 13, noon to 1:15 p.m. in Broad Hall 214
Wednesday, February 22, 4:15 TO 5:30 p.m. in Skandera Hall P103
Tuesday, February 28, 8:30 to 9:45 p.m. in Skandera Hall P105
Monday, March 6, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Skandera Hall P103

Application Due Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017:
Spring 2018
participation in approved programs and exchanges

Extended due date: March 1, 2017 for participation in the following fall 2017 programs:

Page last updated on January 27, 2017

Celebrate Diversity! Claremont Resolution Signing Ceremony

Dear Pitzer Community,

You are all cordially invited to celebrate diversity in our community! As part of Student Voice Week at Pitzer College and to honor the Pitzer College Student Senate’s efforts in making our community a more inclusive and welcoming place, Claremont Mayor Sam Pedroza will be on campus officially signing the city’s resolution affirming the city’s long-standing commitment to diversity and safeguarding the civil rights, safety, and dignity of all people this Friday, February 3rd from 12pm to 1pm in the Stein Atrium inside Benson Auditorium. The resolution signing ceremony will include various speakers, including Dean Nigel Boyle, Emeritus Professor Jose Z. Calderon, Mayor Sam Pedroza and a representative from Congresswoman Judy Chu’s office.

The event is open to students, staff, and faculty of the Claremont Colleges only. Community members must be on the guest list to attend. To add a community member to the guest list, please email our Communications Secretary Claire Wengrod at sencomm@students.pitzer.edu. Only students, staff, and faculty of Pitzer College can add a community member to the guest list.
For more information about the event, click here or email me at senpres@students.pitzer.edu.
Provida Futuri,
Page last updated on January 31, 2017

Think Ahead Thursdays: Make the Most of Career Fairs

Learn tips for approaching these (sometimes awkward) events

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Screening and Discussion: Intersection of Art + Architecture + Culture in Claremont

The Media Studies Department is presenting an exciting new Speaker/Film Series that looks at the Intersection of Art + Architecture + Culture in Claremont and Beyond with a talk by local scribe David Allen discussing his cultural musings and new book.

The screening will be in Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College. The event is FREE and open to the public.

Co-hosted by Claremont Heritage.

Page last updated on January 30, 2017

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Senior Week!

Extended drop-ins for Seniors only this week. Come in between 1-5 p.m. for a counseling appointment and get a chance to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card at  the end of the week!

Page last updated on January 26, 2017

Art Galleries Opening Reception

Two Exhibition Openings: Thursday, January 26, 5-7 p.m. at Nichols Gallery, Broad Center

Faculty Art Show: Tim Berg, Sarah Gilbert, Tarrah Krajnak, Jessica McCoy, and Friends co-curated by Bill Anthes and Ciara Ennis
Nichols Gallery, Broad Center

Emerging Artist Series #12: Distance In/Formation: Johanna Breiding, Rebecca Bruno, Yann Novak, and Willy Souly co-curated by Robert Crouch and Ciara Ennis
Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Atherton Hall

Page last updated on January 23, 2017

Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemoration Events

Chaos or Community: Hip Hop and Justice in Uncertain Times

3:30-5 p.m. – Fireside Chat featuring Dr. Emdin, Claremont McKenna Marian Minor Cook Athenaeum

7:30-9:30 p.m. – Commemoration Lecture with Dr. Emdin, Claremont McKenna Marian Minor Cook Athenaeum

Sponsored by the Office of Black Student Affairs

Page last updated on January 26, 2017

Think Ahead Thursday: Pitzer Internship Fund (PIF) Student Panel

All you need to know about the Pitzer Internship Fund and how to apply.

 

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Cookies & Career Chat

Meet our Director Brad Tharpe at the Grove House and discuss career concerns, resume reviews, etc. while enjoying Grove House Cookies!

Page last updated on December 20, 2016

Study Abroad Information Session

All Pitzer students, faculty and staff are invited to attend a study abroad information session to learn about study abroad and domestic exchange opportunities through Pitzer College. Students applying to study abroad are required to attend one session before making an appointment with a study abroad adviser.

First Information Session of the Semester:

Tuesday, January 24, 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. in Broad Hall 110

Application Due Date: Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Spring 2018 participation in approved programs and exchanges

Extended due date: March 1, 2017 for participation in the following fall 2017 programs:

Page last updated on January 20, 2017

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. in McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on January 24, 2017

Post-Pitzer Prep Day

Give ½ a day, Take real steps towards your future!

Experience skills-building workshops led by recent alumni on topics including:

  • Job/Internship Search Strategies,
  • Techniques for Connecting with Alumni,
  • Interviewing Types and Skills,
  • Offer/Salary Negotiation,
  • Transitioning to the Working World,
    And MORE . . .

Snacks and dinner will be provided!

Please register in Handshake – https://pitzer.joinhandshake.com/ – by Wednesday, January 18.  Space is limited!
If you have questions, please contact Career Services at careerservices@pitzer.edu, 909.621.8519 or come by Scott Hall 126.

This event is supported by the Strategic Initiative Fund of the Campus Life Committee.

Page last updated on January 11, 2017

Think Ahead Thursday: Career Services and You!

See us at the Pit-Stop, Grove House or McConnell Dining Hall or drop by Career Services to check out spring opportunities. 10:30a.m.-1:30pm

Page last updated on January 13, 2017

Spring Semester Classes Begin

Page last updated on December 1, 2016

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

No classes; administrative offices closed.

Page last updated on December 1, 2016

Residence Halls Open

Page last updated on December 1, 2016

New Student Orientation

Page last updated on December 1, 2016

Winter Break – Administrative Offices Closed

Offices close at 5 p.m. on December 22, 2016 and reopen at 8 a.m. on January 3, 2017.

Page last updated on December 19, 2016

Residence Halls Close

Page last updated on December 1, 2016

Fall Final Exams

Page last updated on December 1, 2016

Posada

Latinx Student Union presents a Posada in honor and appreciation for the dining hall workers and facilities workers of Pitzer College and their families. All students are invited.

Page last updated on December 5, 2016

Fall Finale Contra Dance

Take a break from studying and finish off the fall in style with the final contra dance of the semester!

You can think of contra as the ball from “Pride and Prejudice” infused with the energy of an Appalachian square dance. It’s a centuries-old form of partnered folk dance that is social, accessible, and incredibly fun—essentially, it’s making new friends and being active, set to live music. No prior experience or partner needed. Trader Joe’s snacks included.

♫ ♩ ♫ ♩ ♫ ♩ ♫ ♩ ♫ ♩ ♫ ♩ ♫ ♩ ♫ ♩ ♫ ♩ ♫ ♩ ♫

– Map to Balch Auditorium: goo.gl/fKa9jY (it’s near Malott)
– Band: The High Strung Band
– Caller: John Little HM ’20

FMI, visit contraversial.weebly.com or email claremontcontra@gmail.com.

Page last updated on December 5, 2016

Final Day of Fall Classes

Page last updated on December 1, 2016

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on October 25, 2016

Long Night Against Procrastination

Long Night Against Procrastination

Writing Center Fellows & Professor Andrea Scott
Sunday, December 4, 1 pm-midnight (open house);  The Writing Center (Mead 131)

Tackle procrastination head on, fuel your creativity with snacks and pizza, and tap into the energy of a community of fellow writers! Festivities kick off at 1 pm and last late into the night. Stop by any time – with or without an appointment.

Page last updated on November 22, 2016

Think Ahead Thursdays: Make the Most of Winter Break

Use this time to take advantage of shadowing, networking, job and short-term internship opportunities. Find out how to get started!

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

Essay Due Soon? Workshop sponsored by the Writing Center

Essay Due Soon? A Workshop on How to Get Started
Writing Center Fellows, Jordan Jenkins ’16, Maddy Gould, ’19
Wednesday, Nov. 30, 7-8 pm; Broad Hall 110 (NOTE NEW LOCATION)

Have an essay due soon? Bring your assignment and get a head start at this Writing Center workshop. Together we’ll test different strategies for planning and beginning the writing process.

 

Page last updated on November 15, 2016

Screening: Years Of Living Dangerously

WATCH the newest episode of the Emmy award-winning climate documentary series, Years of Living Dangerously. Tom Erb (Pomona junior) helps actress and activist Nikki Reed highlight efforts in the U.S. to solve climate change by putting a price a carbon pollution, and former “Daily Show” correspondent Aasif Mandvi sets off to Kenya to demonstrate the need for immediate action, with compounding threats to species across the world.

LEARN about the recently-launched Put A Price On It campaign, which mobilizes those most affected by climate change (students and young people) to put a price on carbon pollution. The campaign is led by Years of Living Dangerously and Our Climate, a Millennial-led climate policy advocacy organization.

ENJOY each other’s company over drinks and appetizers, and plan next steps for climate action in light of the recent election.

Page last updated on November 28, 2016

LOVING Film Screening

Tickets for this event are now available in the Office of Student Affairs, Scott 120.

Location of Event:
Laemmle Claremont 5
Claremont Village Square
450 W. 2nd St.
Claremont, CA 91711

Join us for a free screening of Jeff Nichols’ new drama, LOVING, on Wednesday, November 30 at 6:30 p.m. at the Laemmle Claremont 5, Claremont Village Square, Claremont. Tickets for this exclusive Pitzer College screening are limited and are available strictly on a first-come, first-admitted basis.

  • Students, faculty and staff: pick up your tickets at Student Affairs, Scott 120.
  • Alumni: contact the Office of Student Affairs at 909-621-8241.

Loving theatrical film poster In Virginia, it was once a crime for Mildred and Richard Loving, an interracial couple, to marry. Their fight to end such laws in multiple states led to the 1967 ruling “Loving v. Virginia.” Loving takes an understated approach to telling a painful — and still relevant — real-life tale, with sensitive performances breathing additional life into a superlative historical drama.

Pomona College Professor of Politics Lorn S. Foster will speak about ’60s idealism and social justice before the screening.

6:30 p.m. – Doors open
6:45 p.m. – Welcome by Pitzer President Melvin L. Oliver and remarks by Professor Lorn S. Foster
7-9:10 p.m. – LOVING

This free screening of LOVING is made possible by:
Pitzer College Office of the President and Board of Trustees
Jeff Nichols, Writer and Director
Peter Kujawski, Focus Features
Harold Brown, Pitzer Trustee

This special screening is open to Pitzer students, faculty, staff, emeriti faculty and alumni.

Page last updated on November 29, 2016

Native Plant Identification and Indigenous Uses

by Nick Hernandez
Hahamongna Nursery, Arroyo Seco Foundation

Native plants useful to Southern California indigenous communities are found all over the Claremont Colleges campuses. Some learn how to identify some of these plants and learn how to identify some of them and about their uses as food, medicine, shelter and other uses.

Meet us on Wednesday, November 30 at 4 p.m. Meet at the base of the clock tower; we will be going to the Pitzer Outback.

Funded by the Pitzer College Campus Life Committee

Page last updated on November 21, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

Film Screening & Discussion: “Tough Guise 2”

The documentary “Tough Guise 2; Violence, Manhood and American Culture” examines male violence and toxic masculinity in our culture. The screening will be followed by a discussion.

Sponsored by the Healthy Masculinity Initiative, the EmPower Center, Pitzer Advocates for Survivors Sexual Assault, Peer Health Educators, and Pitzer College Student Senate.

Page last updated on November 23, 2016

MCSI Lecture – Asad Ahmed: “Politics, Theology, and the Fate of Islamic Rationalist Disciplines”

fall-2016-asad-ahmedNovember 29
Asad Ahmed, University of California, Berkeley
“Politics, Theology, and the Fate of Islamic Rationalist Disciplines”

Asad Q. Ahmed is Associate Professor of Arabic and Islamic Studies in the Department of Near Eastern Studies at the University of California, Berkeley.  He specializes in early Islamic social history and Islamic intellectual history.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on September 26, 2016

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on October 25, 2016

Noche de pelicula: “Tambien la lluvia”

Spanish Language Film Series
Mondays: Film starts at 6:30 p.m. with English subtitles

“Tambien la lluvia”
A Spanish director and his crew film a movie in Bolivia about Christopher Columbus and his journey; while a protest for water privatization takes over, an actor on the film is the leading protest activist.

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

World AIDS Day Arts Engagement

Come decorate a cloth banner with art about family, friends and/or loved ones living with HIV/AIDS, stigma reduction, de-criminalization, etc.! This week-long series of Art Engagement activities will be held at all of the 5Cs. All participants will receive a red ribbon as a symbol of awareness and support for those living with HIV/AIDS.

Page last updated on November 16, 2016

Thanksgiving Break

No classes; administrative offices closed.

Page last updated on September 21, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on October 25, 2016

Film Screening: “12 Years a Slave”

The  Academy Award winning film  12 Years a Slave  will be shown on Monday,  November 21  in Benson  Auditorium  at 7 PM.  All are welcome

Page last updated on November 17, 2016

Financial Aid Lab Hours

Computer Lab hours for students to ask questions and complete financial aid applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Page last updated on November 3, 2016

Justice for Janitors: An Organizing Strategy for the 21st Century

Jono Shaffer, Campaign Director, Service Employee International Union

Jono Shaffer has been a union organizer for over 30 years and has led the largest campaign to organize undocumented workers in the nation from 1991-1996. He has led industry-wide organizing campaigns for SEIU. Since 2007 he has been working on community/labor campaigns to hold the Finance Industry and Wall Street accountable for the defunding of our communities. Academy Award-winning actor Adrian Brody modeled his role in the movie Bread and Roses after Jono’s organizing experiences.

Page last updated on November 15, 2016

Interviewing! Get Started!

Learn what to do (and what not to do) and how to share your best self and job-related skills with a potential employer.

Page last updated on October 31, 2016

Guiding Pitzer Students: Careers in Sustainability Luncheon

Come to an Environmental Analysis Luncheon with two Pitzer alumni,  Anne Bremer ’14 and Marlene Salazar ’13,  to meet and discuss their career paths after college!  Please RSVP on Handshake.

Page last updated on November 14, 2016

GMAT Sample Class by Kaplan Test Prep

During this sample class, you will receive:

  • A detailed breakdown of the GMAT
  • Guided practice from a highly rated Kaplan Faculty member
  • Strategy tips to help you begin your preparation
  • A peek at Kaplan’s industry-leading resources and innovative tools

To help Kaplan plan for this event, all students are asked to register in advance at

GMAT Sample Class:  bit.ly/pitzergmatsc2016

Kaplan Test Prep discounts will be given to students who attend the class. The instructor will discuss how to receive the test prep discount at the presentation

 

Page last updated on November 9, 2016

Davis Projects for Peace Information Session

Open to all students, first-years through seniors.

In the its ninth year, the Projects for Peace program is an invitation to undergraduates at the American colleges and universities in the Davis United World College Scholars Program to design grassroots projects that they will implement during the summer of 2017. The projects judged to be the most promising and feasible will be funded at $10,000 each. The objective is to encourage and support today’s motivated youth to create and try out their own ideas for building peace.

Pitzer will nominate one project proposal and one alternate. Plan to attend the info session to find out what makes a great project and proposal! Nominees of each of the colleges in the Davis United World College Scholars Program (Pitzer is one of those colleges) receive the award, and alternates could also receive an award since there is some additional funding available each year!

FMI: http://www.davisprojectsforpeace.org/about

Page last updated on November 7, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

Cannon Bernáldez Exhibition Walkthrough

Cannon Bernáldez
Exhibition walk-through with curator Jesse Lerner

Wednesday, November 16 at 11 a.m.
The Lenzner Family Art Gallery, Atherton Hall

Page last updated on October 18, 2016

MCSI Lecture – Rosie Bsheer: “Crude Imaginations: Capitalism, Space, and the Politics of History in Saudi Arabia”

fall-2016-rose-bsheerRosie Bsheer, Yale University; Associate Producer of the 2007 Oscar-nominated film on Iraq, “My Country, My Country”

Rosie Bsheer is an assistant professor of modern Middle East history at Yale University. Her teaching and research interests center on Arab intellectual and social movements, petro-capitalism and state formation, and the production of historical knowledge and commemorative spaces.
This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”
Page last updated on November 11, 2016

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on October 25, 2016

Noche de pelicula: “Amores perros”

Spanish Language Film Series

Mondays: Film starts at 6:30 p.m. with English subtitles

“Guantanamera”
A horrific car accident connects three stories, each involving characters dealing with loss, regret, and life’s harsh realities, all in the name of love.

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

The Presidential Election: What Happened and Why

Thomas B. Edsall

Thomas B. Edsall is an American journalist and academic, best known for his weekly opinion column in the New York Times. He covers American politics, inequality, campaign strategy and demographics.

From 2006 to 2014, Edsall served as the Joseph Pulitzer II and Edith Pulitzer Moore Professor of Public Affairs Journalism at Columbia University, where he continues to teach in an adjunct capacity. Previously, he covered national politics for the Washington Post from 1981 to 2006; and before that for The Baltimore Sun and The Providence Journal. He has written five books: The Age of Austerity, Building Red America, Chain Reaction: The Impact of Race, Rights, and Taxes on American Politics, Power and Money: Writing About Politics and The New Politics of Inequality. He lives in Washington, D.C.

Page last updated on November 11, 2016

Pitzer College Autumn Tea

All Pitzer community members are invited to Autumn Tea on Thursday, November 10 at 3 p.m. in the McConnell Living Room.

Sponsored by Dining Services and the Office of Student Affairs.

Page last updated on November 8, 2016

Lecture: Realizing Favelas as a Sustainable Model via Insurgent Planning

Realizing Favelas as a Sustainable Model via Insurgent Planning: Rethinking Our Assumptions in Sustainable Development

Theresa Williamson, Catalytic Communities

Theresa Williamson is an urban planner and outspoken and respected advocate of Rio de Janeiro’s favelas in the face of current fast-paced transformations. She is the founder and executive director of Catalytic Communities, an organization based in Rio de Janeiro that works to promote a more creative, inclusive and empowering integration between the city’s informal and formal communities.

Sponsored by the Portuguese Mellon Foundation Grant and the Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures Field Group. For more information: Juanita_Aristizabal@pitzer.edu

Page last updated on November 2, 2016

Think Ahead Thursdays: Cover Letters – Get Started!

Find out how to communicate your particular skills and talents to employers. Write a cover letter to help you stand out.

Page last updated on November 4, 2016

Workshop: Showing Up for Racial Justice

An Anti-Racist Skills Building Workshop

The workshop will focus on developing knowledge and skills to be a white ally/accomplice.

RSVP: capas@pitzer.edu

Facilitated by Dahlia Ferlito and Mikayala Branz of White People 4 Black Lives

Workshop Facilitators: 

Dahlia Ferlito is a queer-identified white anti-racist organizer and founding member of White People for Black Lives. Dahlia believes that white people are responsible for ending racism and white supremacy, and to do so, white people must remain connected and organized, and must be willing to challenge white silence about racism; even if it means being unpopular among other white people. Dahlia is committed to ongoing self-education and showing up in ways that support people of color-led movements without reproducing the harm of white supremacy in activist spaces. Their professional background is in Public Health, with a history of managing HIV/STI prevention education programs and substance abuse prevention programs with high risk populations. They hold a Bachelor’s Degree in Human Services from Northeastern University and a Master’s in Public Health from California State University, Northridge.

Mikayla Branz graduated from Occidental College where she studied psychology and Spanish. As an undergrad, her research focused on the social psychology of intergroup relations and she co-facilitated an Intergroup Dialogue course on race and ethnicity. Mikayla is now on the steering committee of White People 4 Black Lives and is involved with AWARE-LA (Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere- LA). Mikayla believes that white people have a unique role to play by educating ourselves and taking action to end white supremacy within ourselves, our communities, and the institutions in our society. Currently, Mikayla works as a Family Support Counselor in Los Angeles with families and their babies. She is a Jeremiah Fellow with Bend the Arc: A Jewish Partnership for Justice, and active in IfNotNow, a decentralized movement of young Jews committed to ending the American Jewish community’s support for the occupation of Palestine.

About White People 4 Black Lives: White People 4 Black Lives (WP4BL), is a white anti-racist collective and activist project of the Alliance of White Anti-Racists Everywhere (AWARE-LA) that operates within a national network of white anti-racists, Showing Up for Racial Justice (SURJ). WP4BL is rooted in acting in solidarity with Black Lives Matter: Los Angeles

The event is supported by the Campus Life Committee.

Page last updated on November 7, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

5C Udall Scholarship Information Session

FELLOWSHIP FLASH: For Sophomores and Juniors

Please plan to attend if you’re interested in applying for a Udall Scholarship this year.

The Udall Foundation will award 80 scholarships to 2017 current sophomore and junior scholar college students pursuing careers related to the environment, tribal public policy or Native American health care. Join us to learn more about this amazing opportunity.

Scholarship Benefits:

  • Up to $7,000 for educational expenses
  • A chance to meet other student leaders from around the country at the Udall Scholarship Orientation
  • Access to an active and growing network of alumni ready and willing to help with the post-undergraduate transition

 

Page last updated on November 4, 2016

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on October 25, 2016

Los Angeles Law School Forum

Thinking of Law School and the practice of law? This is an event you do not want to miss! Attend up to 6 workshops that are not available anywhere else. Meet 1-on-1 with the law schools of your choice. Chat with representatives from over 160 law schools. Gain insider tips from a member of the LSAT test development staff—yes, a writer of the actual test! Learn the steps you can take to begin financing your legal education today. Resolve all your application-process questions in one place. … all of this and more, for free!   Transportation provided. Contact Linda Bunch in Career Services for details.

Page last updated on October 31, 2016

Financial Aid Lab Hours

Computer Lab hours for students to ask questions and complete financial aid applications for the 2017-2018 academic year.

Page last updated on November 3, 2016

Resumes and LinkedIn! Get Started!

Get started or perfect this important first step to finding a job/internship.

Page last updated on October 31, 2016

Pitzer College Archives Reception: Pitzer’s Presidents

You are invited to a reception for the Pitzer College Archive’s newest exhibit on Pitzer’s Presidents. Appetizers and light refreshments will be served.

Page last updated on November 2, 2016

Guest Lecture: The Art of Language Invention

Lecture by David J. Peterson

Thursday, November 3, 2016 at 11 am
Benson Auditorium, Pitzer College

In this talk, David Peterson will discuss the art of conlanging, or language creation. The intentional invention of language is a practice which goes back to the 12th century, though due to the popularity of shows and films that make use of created languages (HBO’s Game of Thrones, James Cameron’s Avatar, the CW’s The 100, etc.), the craft has become more visible than ever. Highlighting some of his work in TV and film, David will explicate what precisely is required to create a realistic, naturalistic language.

Sponsored by Pitzer’s First-Year Seminar Program.

Page last updated on September 30, 2016

Guest Lecture: The Art of Language Invention

David Peterson: The Art of Language InventionIn this talk, David J. Peterson will discuss the art of conlanging, or language creation. The intentional invention of language is a practice which goes back to the 12th century, though due to the popularity of shows and films that make use of created languages (HBO’s Game of Thrones, James Cameron’s Avatar, the CW’s The 100, etc.), the craft has become more visible than ever. Highlighting some of his work in TV and film, David will explicate what precisely is required to create a realistic, naturalistic language.

Peterson is best known for creating Dothraki and Valyrian for Game of Thrones.

Sponsored by Pitzer’s First-Year Seminar Program

Page last updated on October 27, 2016

Africana Studies Event: Dr. LaShawn Harris – “Madame Queen of Policy: Stephanie St. Clair, Harlem’s Numbers Racket & Community Advocacy”

This talk places the Harlem numbers banker Madame Stephanie St. Clair at the center of one of New York’s most popular underground amusements: the numbers game. An examination of St. Clair complicates masculine representations of Harlem’s numbers enterprise and disrupts the view that urban black women did not figure prominently in the city’s gambling racket. More importantly, St. Clair’s status as an affluent and well-respected numbers banker reveals that the city’s illegal gambling enterprise offered just as many economic opportunities to women as it did to men.

Page last updated on October 31, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

MCSI Lecture – Abbas Kadhim: “Zero-Sum Reconciliation: The Futile Efforts of Forging a Common Future in Iraq”

fall-2016-abbas-kadhimAbbas Kadhim, Senior Fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute; President of the Institute of Shia Studies 

Dr. Abbas Kadhim is a senior fellow at the Foreign Policy Institute, SAIS, Johns Hopkins University and the President of the Institute of Shia Studies in Washington, D.C. His research interests focus on Iraq, Iran, Persian Gulf, and Islam.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

Spanish Conversation Table

Please join us for our Spanish Conversation Table on Tuesdays from 12:30 to 1:30 pm at McConnell Dining Hall! Come practice your Spanish, meet with professors and students, or just to chat. Hope to see you there!

For staff or students without a meal plan: You are still very welcome to attend, please let the front staff know that you are there only to attend the conversation table. If you’d like to dine in, you may purchase your meal at the door.

Page last updated on October 25, 2016

Artist Talk: Sandra de la Loza

Sandra de la Loza is a Los Angeles based artist whose work critically investigates questions of power and representation within contemporary political, social, and cultural landscapes. She is the founder of The Pocho Research Society of Erased and Invisible History, an on-going collaborative project that engages the subject of “History” through critical inquiry and artistic processes. Through collaborations with specific communities she finds strategies of making invisible histories visible through projects that result in multi-media installations, video, photographic work, publications and public interventions. In a recent project, Mural Remix, a solo exhibition that was, part of the Getty’s PST initiative, she took the role of a performative archivist to expand on existing understandings of 1970’s Chicana/o murals. As an artist entering the archive, she occupies the position normally held by historians, curators and scholars to interrogate the power embedded in the act of history making. By gathering, slicing, blowing up and remixing archival material, she explores History as an elastic space of practice, one that can be shaped, stretched and expanded while making visible the processes in which dominant narratives are created. Her book, The Pocho Research Society’s Field Guide to Erased and Invisible Histories, (2011) is now available through the University of Washington Press.

Funding provided by the Teaching and Learning Committee of Pitzer College.

Page last updated on October 27, 2016

Noche de pelicula: “Guantanamera”

Spanish Language Film Series

Mondays: Film starts at 6:30 p.m. with English subtitles

“Guantanamera”
Set in Cuba, a well-known singer travels to her birthplace to meet up with a loved one from her past; she suffers from a heart attack and dies. As her body is transported back, they make stops in small towns sharing their thoughts on faith, love and politics.

Page last updated on October 27, 2016

Career Talks Series: Consulting! A SKYPE Conversation

Have questions about Management Consulting, Case Interviews, Networking, Resumes and more! Skype in with Pitzer alumnus Kanna Jeyaseelan ’16 about his job as a Consultant at one of the top consulting companies in the world,  Accenture. Note: Please register through Handshake AND send Kanna an email at kanna.jeyaseelan@accenture.com by Thursday 7 PM PST letting him know that you want to sign up to join the call. Along with the email, please give him a brief sentence on what you hope to get out of the call.

 

Page last updated on October 20, 2016

Think Ahead Thursdays: Summer Internships

Let us help you find the best options for a summer internship! It’s not too early to start thinking about what you would like to do next summer.

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

Accenture Coffee Chat and Intern Panel

Meet with Accenture staff to talk about internships and full time job opportunities.

Page last updated on September 28, 2016

Halloween in the Halls

Join us for a family-friendly night of Trick or Treating through the residence halls and some Halloween arts and crafts fun on the Gold Student Center Patio!

Sponsored by ResLife and Jumpstart.

Page last updated on October 7, 2016

Napier Initiative Creative Leadership Award Information Session (Graduating Seniors)

Fellowship Flash!

During the 2016-2017 academic year, the Pilgrim Place community will offer two $15,000 Napier Awards for Creative Leadership to graduating seniors at the five Claremont Colleges. The Awards were established as a memorial to Davie and Joy Napier, longtime residents of Pilgrim Place, who in earlier years had remarkable careers as prophetic advocates for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

The Awards will be given to two graduating seniors who demonstrate outstanding leadership promise in the areas of social justice, peace, and environmental sustainability. Each of the five colleges will nominate up to three students for the Awards. All students nominated by the schools will be named Napier Fellows and will have the opportunity for a one-year mentoring relationship with Pilgrim Place residents having a significant vocational affinity with the nominees. Two award recipients will be chosen from the nominees by a selection panel at Pilgrim Place.

Who is Eligible?
Applicants must be graduating seniors from the five Claremont Colleges who have demonstrated outstanding leadership promise in the quest for a just, peaceful and sustainable world.

Selection Criteria for Applicants

  • Applicants must demonstrate successful leadership skills.
  • Applicants must present a record of concern for and practical engagement with one or more of the issues of peace, social justice, or environmental sustainability.
  • Applicants must show a broad knowledge of the background and current state of the social issue they wish to address.
  • Applicants must present a creative proposal for a practical project which must be carried out during their first year after graduation (partial year or full year in the U.S. or abroad).
  • We encourage practical, hands-on work for a creative, viable proposal. Plan a meaningful project related to one of the priority areas.
  • Applicants must show that they have taken the initiative to establish a collaborative relationship with one or more local individuals and/or organizations where the project would be carried out.

FMI:  http://www.napierinitiative.org/

Pitzer Deadline: Friday, November 4, 2016, by 12:00 noon [submit electronically to sandy_hamilton@pitzer.edu]

Page last updated on October 20, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

Dia de los Muertos Community Altar Ceremony

You are invited to help build a Community Dia de Los Muertos Altar in the lobby of Scott Hall on Wednesday October 26 starting at 11 am. Learn about the symbolism of this day to honor the dead.

All are welcome to participate; bring a picture of a loved one and flowers if you would like to do so. Pan de Muerto and Champurado will be served.

FMI: Caroline_bourscheid@pitzer.edu

Sponsored by the Community Engagement Center and Latinx Student Union at Pitzer College.

Page last updated on October 24, 2016

MCSI Lecture – Marc Lynch: “The New Arab Wars”

fall-2016-marc-lynchMarc Lynch, George Washington University

Marc Lynch is Professor of Political Science at George Washington University. He is the director of the Project on Middle East Political Science, a nonresident senior associate at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and a contributing editor for the Washington Post’s Monkey Cage political science page. His most recent book, The New Arab Wars: Uprising and Anarchy in the Middle East, was published this year by PublicAffairs.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

Pitzer in Brazil Summer Program Information Session

Interested in studying in Bahia, Brazil?

Want to develop your Portuguese?

Aerial view of Salvador da Bahia cityscape, Bahia, Brazil.
Aerial view of Salvador da Bahia cityscape, Bahia, Brazil.

Our new 2017 Pitzer College Brazil Summer Program based in Salvador, Bahia, the center of Afro-Brazilian culture provides an opportunity to explore the history and society of Brazil in a Bahian context, while developing Portuguese skills and gaining an understanding of the life and culture of the region. During this intensive six-week program students take a core course that explores a variety of topics in Salvador, including but not limited to the legacy of colonialism and slavery in Brazil, health care, political structures, women’s issues, and environmental issues. Students also take an intensive Portuguese course, live with a Salvadorean family and participate in a four-week internship in a local non-profit or public school. This two-course credit program is open to students of ALL majors. For more information visit http://pitweb.pitzer.edu/study-abroad/pitzer-students/pitzer-brazil-summer-program/

Students, faculty, and staff interested in learning about the Brazil Summer Program are encouraged to attend.

 

Page last updated on October 20, 2016

Study Abroad Information Session

Evening Session

The Office of Study Abroad and International Programs offers information sessions for members of the Pitzer College community who wish to learn more about study abroad. Students applying to study abroad are required to attend an information session.

Application Due Dates

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016

  • Fall 2017 participation in approved programs and exchanges
  • Full year 2017-2018 participation in approved programs and exchanges
  • Fall 2017 participation in non-approved programs
  • Spring 2018 participation in non-approved programs
  • Summer 2017 Costa Rica Summer Health Program
  • Spring 2017 Pitzer in Botswana*
  • Spring 2017 Pitzer in Costa Rica*
  • Spring 2017 Pitzer in Italy*

*Extended due dates

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

  •  Spring 2018 participation in approved programs and exchanges

Please visit our website at www.pitzer.edu/studyabroad.

Page last updated on October 20, 2016

Pitzer in Vietnam Summer Program Information Session

Path leading to the Imperial Citadel, Hue, Vietnam
Path leading to the Imperial Citadel, Hue, Vietnam

The Pitzer in Vietnam Summer Program will be located in Hue, a city in central Vietnam that was the seat of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802-1945. Located just south of the North Vietnamese border (DMZ) during the US-Vietnam War, the Hue region was a key area in the conflict. Situated on the Perfume River, its surrounding mountainous hinterlands are home to a large number of minority communities close to the Laotian border.

Students will take an intensive course in Vietnamese, a core course that allows them to explore a variety of topics in Vietnam, including but not limited to the legacy of colonialism, war and conflict in Vietnam, health care, minority communities, political structures, women’s issues, and environmental issues; live with local host families, and participate in an internship with a local non-profit organization. Halfway through the program, students will travel north for a one-week study trip  to the booming city of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hạ Long Bay. For more information:  http://pitweb.pitzer.edu/study-abroad/pitzer-vietnam-summer-program/

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.

Page last updated on October 21, 2016

MCSI Lecture – Kamal Aljafari, Palestinian Filmmaker and Director: “Recollection”

fall-2016-kamal-aljafari “Recollection”

Filmmaker Kamal Aljafari’s filmography includes Recollection (2015), Port of Memory (2009) and The Roof (2006). He was a featured artist at the 2009 Robert Flaherty Film Seminar in New York, and in 2009/2010 was the Benjamin White Whitney Fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute and Film Study Center. In 2010, he taught film at The New School in New York City, and from 2011 to 2013 he was a senior lecturer and head of the directing program for the German Film and Television Academy (DFFB), Berlin. He is the recipient of numerous film prizes and art grants. In 2013, Aljafari received the art medal of the state of Rio Grande do Sul in Brazil.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

Mindful of the Future Speaker Series: Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez

Join the Pitzer College Senate for a conversation with Congresswoman and U.S. Senate candidate Loretta Sanchez on Friday, October 21.

Part of the “Mindful of the Future” Speaker Series

Page last updated on October 18, 2016

Career Talks Series: Consulting! A SKYPE Conversation

Have questions about Management Consulting, Case Interviews, Networking, Resumes and more! Skype in with Pitzer alumnus Kanna Jeyaseelan ’16 about his job as a Consultant at one of the top consulting companies in the world,  Accenture. Note: Please register through Handshake AND send Kanna an email at kanna.jeyaseelan@accenture.com by Thursday 7 PM PST letting him know that you want to sign up to join the call. Along with the email, please give him a brief sentence on what you hope to get out of the call.

 

Page last updated on October 20, 2016

Meet and Walk Over to Scripps Health & Medicine Expo

Come and meet in Career Services where we can address last minute questions and concerns then walk over to attend the fair.

Page last updated on September 23, 2016

Film Screening II: “Recollection”

There will be a screening of Recollection (2015) in Benson Auditorium on October 20 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Recollection is a film by Palestinian filmmaker Jamal Aljafari who will be speaking on Friday, October 21 at 4:15 p.m.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on October 18, 2016

Think Ahead Thursdays: Winter Break Job Shadowing Panel

Hear from Pitzer students who used Pitzer connections to explore career fields and work environments over winter break.  Learn how to get signed up.

Page last updated on September 26, 2016

Film Screening I: “Recollection”

There will be a screening of Recollection (2015) in Benson Auditorium on October 20 at 11 a.m. and 7 p.m.

Recollection is a film by Palestinian filmmaker Jamal Aljafari who will be speaking on Friday, October 21 at 4:15 p.m.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on October 18, 2016

Meet & Walk Over to Pomona Gap Year Fair

Come and meet in Career Services where we can address last minute questions and concerns then walk over to attend the fair.

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

The Great ShakeOut

At 10:20 AM on Thursday, October 20, Pitzer College will join millions of people worldwide to practice how to Drop, Cover, and Hold On. Join us!  Members of the Pitzer College Emergency Management Committee encourage you to take just two minutes out of your busy day to learn this important earthquake survival skill.

Please Download Pitzer College’s Emergency Procedures PDF and keep it handy in the event of an actual emergency.

For more information visit and bookmark Emergency Information page.

Page last updated on October 6, 2016

Halloween in the Halls

Join us for a family-friendly night of Trick or Treating through the residence halls and some Halloween arts and crafts fun!

Sponsored by ResLife and Jumpstart.

Page last updated on October 20, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

Fall Break

No classes, administrative offices opened.

Page last updated on October 5, 2016

USC Graduate School Fair

Thinking about graduate school? Don’t miss the USC Graduate School Fair.  Over 100 graduate schools from across the United States will be visiting the USC campus. Van transportation from Pitzer will be provided.

Page last updated on September 23, 2016

Meet & Walk Over to Scripps Education Mini Fair

Come and meet in Career Services where we can address last minute questions and concerns then walk over to attend the fair.

Page last updated on October 13, 2016

Study Abroad Information Session

The Office of Study Abroad and International Programs offers information sessions for members of the Pitzer College community who wish to learn more about study abroad. Students applying to study abroad are required to attend an information session.

Application Due Dates

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016

  • Fall 2017 participation in approved programs and exchanges
  • Full year 2017-2018 participation in approved programs and exchanges
  • Fall 2017 participation in non-approved programs
  • Spring 2018 participation in non-approved programs
  • Summer 2017 Costa Rica Summer Health Program
  • Spring 2017 Pitzer in Botswana*
  • Spring 2017 Pitzer in Costa Rica*
  • Spring 2017 Pitzer in Italy*

*Extended due dates

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

  •  Spring 2018 participation in approved programs and exchanges

Please visit our website at www.pitzer.edu/studyabroad.

Page last updated on October 5, 2016

How to Write a Winning Statement of Purpose

Carmela Diosana, University of Wisconsin at Madison, will provide valuable tips to write a competitive statement in the Social Services, Humanities and STEM fields. Applying to top graduate programs is extremely competitive! One of the major components of your application is the Statement of Purpose.

To reserve a spot, use the Workshop sign-ups on www.cuc.claremont.edu/clsa

Page last updated on October 10, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

Taste of Our Culture Celebration

Join us for a Taste of Our Culture Celebration! Free food from all over Latin America.

Sponsored by the Office of Chicano/Latino Affairs

Page last updated on October 7, 2016

MCSI Video Conference – Ouided Bouchamaoui: “How to Save the Country from Collapse: Reflections on the Tunisian Journey”

fall-2016-ouided-bouchamaouiOuided Bouchamaoui, 2015 Nobel Prize Laureate; President of UTICA, the Tunisian Federation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts 

Video Conference via Skype

Ouided Bouchamaoui is a Tunisian businesswoman who has been leader of the Tunisian Confederation of Industry, Trade and Handicrafts (UTICA) since 2011. As the leader of UTICA, she took part in the 2013 Tunisian National Dialogue Quartet. The Nobel Peace Prize 2015 was awarded to National Dialogue Quartet.

Coffee and pastries will be served in the atrium prior to the event.

This talk is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Page last updated on September 30, 2016

Career Talks Series: Consulting! A SKYPE Conversation

Have questions about Management Consulting, Case Interviews, Networking, Resumes and more! Skype in with Pitzer alumnus Kanna Jeyaseelan ’16 about his job as a Consultant at one of the top consulting companies in the world,  Accenture. Note: Please register through Handshake AND send Kanna an email at kanna.jeyaseelan@accenture.com by Thursday 7 PM PST letting him know that you want to sign up to join the call. Along with the email, please give him a brief sentence on what you hope to get out of the call.

 

Page last updated on October 20, 2016

Meet & Walk Over to HMC Job Fair

Come and meet in Career Services where we can address last minute questions and concerns then walk over to attend the fair.

Page last updated on September 21, 2016

Apply Successfully for IRB Approval

Facilitated by Prof. Thomas Borowski (Psychology) with Prof. Andrea Scott (Academic Writing)
Thursday, October 6, 5:30-6:30 pm (pizza served); Scott 230; co-sponsored by the IRB Committee

Are you planning research involving human subjects? If so, your research project will need IRB approval to ensure it’s designed ethically. This process need not be intimidating, but it does require careful planning. This workshop will walk faculty and students through common mistakes to avoid and strategies to use when submitting their proposals for IRB approval. It’s designed for faculty and staff new to the IRB process and students enrolled in courses, conducting independent studies, or applying for fellowships that involve studying or interviewing people to produce knowledge. Please RSVP to writing@pitzer.edu so we know how much pizza to order.

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

Air Quality Summit

Air Quality in Southern California: Which Way Forward?

A summit by The Robert Redford Conservancy on two critically important air quality issues:

  • Greenhouse gas reduction efforts and implications for public health
  • The relationship between air quality and environmental justice in Southern California

Keynote Speaker:

  • Kevin de León, California Senate President pro Tempore and Pitzer alumnus ’03

Panelists:

  • Joseph Lyou, Coalition for Clean Air and SCAQMD
  • Timothy O’Connor, Environmental Defense Fund
  • Nancy Martinez, Eastern Group Publications

sponsored by the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability at Pitzer College

 

Page last updated on October 3, 2016

A Talk with California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León

Kevin de LeonJoin the Pitzer College Student Senate in welcoming California State Senate President Pro Tempore Kevin de León back to his alma mater! Senator de León will be speaking about the current state of political affairs and will be answering questions from members of the audience during a Q&A session.

This special event is a part of the “Mindful of the Future” Speaker Series sponsored by the Student Senate. The event is open to the public and will be held at Pitzer College in the Pitzer Conference Room (P101) in Skandera Hall at 3 p.m. For more information about the event, email Student Senate President Josue Pasillas at senpres@students.pitzer.edu.

Following this event, Senator de León will be speaking at the “Air Quality in Southern California” Summit hosted by the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability in Benson Auditorium at 4 p.m.

Page last updated on September 21, 2016

Workshop: Interactive Digital Humanities Workshop

There will be three hands-on workshops; Northern Ireland Murals, Pomona Walker Wall and Pitzer Murals.

At Pitzer, GIS Specialist Warren Roberts will bring a group to the Pitzer murals and then back to the library so the group will gain hands-on experience with image capture, GIS data considerations, and other metadata issues.

To learn more, visit the CCL website.

RSVP to the Digital Humanities Workshop.

Page last updated on September 30, 2016

Think Ahead Thursdays: The NEW ClaremontConnect

Learn about the new ClaremontConnect powered by Handshake – We will help you get signed up and explore the new system.  There will be prizes!

Page last updated on September 26, 2016

Meet & Walk Over to HMC Job Fair

Come and meet in Career Services where we can address last minute questions and concerns then walk over to attend the fair.

Page last updated on September 28, 2016

Study Abroad Information Session

The Office of Study Abroad and International Programs offers information sessions for members of the Pitzer College community who wish to learn more about study abroad. Students applying to study abroad are required to attend an information session.

Application Due Dates

MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2016

  • Fall 2017 participation in approved programs and exchanges
  • Full year 2017-2018 participation in approved programs and exchanges
  • Fall 2017 participation in non-approved programs
  • Spring 2018 participation in non-approved programs
  • Summer 2017 Costa Rica Summer Health Program

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 22, 2017

  •  Spring 2018 participation in approved programs and exchanges

Please visit our website at www.pitzer.edu/studyabroad.

Page last updated on October 5, 2016

Writing an Effective Personal Statement for Graduate School

Writing an Effective Personal Statement for Graduate School
Professor Andrea Scott
October 5, 7 pm-8 pm (pizza served); Broad Hall 110

Learn how to write an effective Personal Statement for graduate and professional school. You’ll leave the workshop with a clearer sense of how to frame your strengths and professional goals for readers in your field. You’ll also begin drafting or revising a section of your statement. Bring your laptop and RSVP to writing@pitzer.edu so we know how much pizza to order.

co-sponsored by The Writing Center and Career Services

Page last updated on September 26, 2016

Law School 101 with Brian Carlisle, JD and VP for Student Affairs

Come hear Brian Carlisle, JD, Vice President for Student Affairs at Pitzer College to get an insider’s look at pursuing law school and the practice of law.

Page last updated on September 23, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

Small Press Fest at Pitzer College

Featuring Southern California independent literary presses: Writ Large PressInlandia InstituteEohippus LabsLibros Antena Books, and Kaya Press.

12:15–2:30 – Book Fair, McConnell Living Room.

2:45–4:00 – Publishers’ Panel with Chiwan Choi (Writ Large Press), Cati Porter (Inlandia Institute), Harold Abramowitz (Eohippus Labs), Jen Hofer (Libros Antena Books), andNeelanjana Banerjee (Kaya Press). Broad Center Performance Space.

4:15–5:30 – Reading with Rachel McLeod Kaminer (Writ Large Press), Kenji Liu and Angela Peñaredondo (Inlandia Institute), Myriam Gurba (Eohippus Labs), Jen Hofer (Libros Antena Books), and Amarnath Ravva (Kaya Press). Broad Center Performance Space.

This event is free and open to the public. Generous funding provided by the Pitzer College Campus Life Committee.

FMI: Brent Armendinger, barmendi@pitzer.edu

Page last updated on September 30, 2016

Lecture: “Understanding the Contemporary Murals of Northern Ireland”

“Understanding the Contemporary Murals of Northern Ireland”

Lecture by Dr. Tony Crowley

Tony Crowley is Chair of English at the University of Leeds, UK; he has published widely on the interrelations between culture and politics, including Wars of Words (Oxford, 2006) and Scouse: A Social and Cultural History (Liverpool, 2012); his collection of photographs from Northern Ireland 1979-2016 is held in the Murals of Northern Ireland archive in the CCDL.

Page last updated on September 30, 2016

“Far from Indochine” Panel Discussion – Modernism: Western Fantasies of the Orient

Far from Indochine
Panel Discussion – Modernism: Western Fantasies of the Orient
Wednesday, October 5 at 11 a.m.
Broad Center Performance Space, Broad Center

Panelists: John Tain, Curator, Modern and Contemporary Collections, Getty Research Institute; Wendy Cheng, Assistant Professor, American Studies, Scripps College; Viet Le, Artist and Professor, California College of the Arts; and Dewey Ambrosino, Artist and Professor, CalArts and Art Center College of Art and Design.

Generous funding provided by the Pitzer College Campus Life Committee.

Page last updated on October 4, 2016

Pitzer in Vietnam Summer Program Information Session

Halong Bay, Vietnam as viewed from TiTop Island
Halong Bay, Vietnam as viewed from TiTop Island

The Pitzer in Vietnam Summer Program will be located in Hue, a city in central Vietnam that was the seat of the Nguyen Dynasty emperors and the national capital from 1802-1945. Located just south of the North Vietnamese border (DMZ) during the US-Vietnam War, the Hue region was a key area in the conflict. Situated on the Perfume River, its surrounding mountainous hinterlands are home to a large number of minority communities close to the Laotian border.

Students will take an intensive course in Vietnamese, a core course that allows them to explore a variety of topics in Vietnam, including but not limited to the legacy of colonialism, war and conflict in Vietnam, health care, minority communities, political structures, women’s issues, and environmental issues; live with local host families, and participate in an internship with a local non-profit organization. Half way through the program, students will travel north for a one-week study trip  to the booming city of Hanoi, the capital of Vietnam. and the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Hạ Long Bay. For more information:  http://pitweb.pitzer.edu/study-abroad/pitzer-vietnam-summer-program/

Page last updated on September 29, 2016

Talk: Asian Americans and Mental Health

Tamara C. Ho PO ’91
Associate Professor, Department of Gender and Sexuality Studies
University of California, Riverside

Eliza Noh
Associate Professor, Department of Asian American Studies
California State University, Fullerton

Sponsored by ASAM94: Community Health, Intercollegiate Department of Asian American Studies (www.idaas.org), Pitzer College Campus Life – Academic Events Fund

The special issue of AALR on mental health pays particular attention to:

  • adopting a broader vocabulary of vulnerability and woundedness;
  • locating un/wellness in the context of social structures and systems of violence;
  • reconsidering existing, predominantly medicalized, understandings of mental health as fundamentally part of the crisis; and
  • centering alternate understandings of un/wellness emerging from Asian American communities.

The collection explores these approaches through a wealth of multimedia art, writing, and scholarship, including:

  • a deck of tarot cards— featuring original art and text that work to reveal the hidden contours of our Asian American emotional, psychic, and spiritual lives;
  • a foldout testimonial tapestry— a collectively woven tapestry of written and visual testimonials of trauma, survival, and care;
  • a “hacked” mock DSM: Asian American Edition— a new catalog of “definitions”/reflections, with alternate understandings of un/wellness and critiques of Psychology as field, discourse, and industry; and
  • a stack of daughter-to-mother letters— handwritten letters that rethink intergenerational intimacies and violences, Asian American daughterhood and motherhood.

The event is free and open to the public.

Page last updated on October 3, 2016

Noche de Pelicula: “Todo sobre mi madre”

Spanish Language Film Series

Mondays: Film starts at 6:30 p.m. with English subtitles

“Todo sobre mi madre”
A single mother in Madrid, Spain loses her son in a car accident which leads her to go in search for his father who is now a transvestite, unaware that he was a father. (1999)

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

Dinner and Dialogue: Media & Community featuring Tadashi Nakamura

Free food, a fantastic filmmaker and a fun time!

Join CAPAS in a discussion with filmmaker Tadashi Nakamura about different types of film projects (documentary, concert footage, fundraiser videos, etc) to showcase the diverse ways a videographer/filmmaker can serve community.

CAPAS Mead Hall 132

About Tadashi Nakamura:
Tadashi Nakamura was named one of CNN’s Young People Who Rock for being the youngest filmmaker at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival. He recently released MELE MURALS, an hour-long documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. His first collaboration with ʻŌiwi TV was the documentary film Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings (NEA funded) which was broadcasted nationally on PBS in 2013 and went on to win the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Audience Award. Nakamura’s trilogy of films on the Japanese American experience, Yellow Brotherhood (2003), Pilgrimage (2007) and A Song for Ourselves (2009) have garnered over 20 awards at film festivals. Nakamura has a M.A. in Social Documentation from UC Santa Cruz, a B.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA where he graduated Summa Cum Laude.

http://www.tadashinakamura.com/

Supported by the Campus Life Committee and SCORE.

Page last updated on September 29, 2016

Panel Discussion: “Public Art, Identity and Space”

Monday, October 3, 11 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
CCL Founders Room, Honnold-Mudd Library

Panel Discussion: “Public Art, Identity, and Space”
with Tony Crowley, Jessica McCoy (Pitzer College), Frances Pohl (Pomona College), and documentarian Tad Nakamura

co-sponsored by the Claremont Colleges Library and the Pitzer College Art Galleries

About the Panelists

Jessica McCoy studied art at the University of Wisconsin Madison, where she received an M.A. and MFA. She is currently Associate Professor of Art at Pitzer College in Claremont, California. Her work has been exhibited nationally, included in National Watercolor Society Exhibitions and California Watercolor Association National Exhibitions, and seen in the Amarillo Museum of Art and the Florida State University Museum of Fine Art. Her work is also included in the collections of the Woodbury Art Museum in Utah and the Porter Butts Gallery at the University of Wisconsin Madison. She has been awarded an Ohio Arts Council Individual Artist Grant and artist residencies, at Ox-Bow, through the Art Institute of Chicago, and Contemporary Yunnan in Kunming, China. She completed a contract with LA METRO to design murals for the Vermont and Exposition station in downtown Los Angeles and has since completed a poster design highlighting the city of Claremont for the Through the Eyes Of. . . project for LA METRO.

Frances K. Pohl holds the Dr. Mary Ann Vanderzyl Reynolds ’56 Professorship in the Humanities and is a Professor of Art History and Chair of the Art History Department at Pomona College. She received her B.A. and M.A. in art history from the University of British Columbia and her PhD in art history from the University of California, Los Angeles. She is the author of several books, including the textbook Framing America: A Social History of American Art. Her curatorial work includes retrospective exhibitions of the work of Baca and Bentivoglio. Her current research interests focus on the relationship between working class culture and the visual arts. She has lectured on American art in the United States, Canada, and Europe and has received grants and fellowships from the Smithsonian Institution, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Mellon Foundation, and the Social Science and Research Council of Canada, among others. She teaches courses on the social history of North American art (Canada, the U.S. and Mexico).

Tony Crowley is Chair of English at the University of Leeds, UK; he has published widely on the interrelations between culture and politics, including Wars of Words (Oxford, 2006) and Scouse: A Social and Cultural History (Liverpool, 2012); his collection of photographs from Northern Ireland 1979-2016 is held in the Murals of Northern Ireland archive in the CCDL.

Tadashi Nakamura was named one of CNN’s “Young People Who Rock” for being the youngest filmmaker at the 2008 Sundance Film Festival as well as one of the “30 Most Influential Asian Americans Under 30” by the popular website Angry Asian Man. The fourth generation Japanese American recently completed Mele Murals, a documentary on the transformative power of modern graffiti art and ancient Hawaiian culture for a new generation of Native Hawaiians. His last film Jake Shimabukuro: Life on Four Strings was broadcasted nationally on PBS in May, 2013. The film went on to win the 2013 Gotham Independent Film Audience Award, beating out 12 Years a Slave and Fruitvale Station. Nakamura’s trilogy of documentary films on the Japanese American experience, Yellow Brotherhood (2003), Pilgrimage (2007) and A Song for Ourselves (2009) have garnered over 20 awards at film festivals around the world. Nakamura has a M.A. in Social Documentation from UC Santa Cruz and a B.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA.

Page last updated on October 3, 2016

Seventh Annual 909 Film Festival

The festival will be held on Friday 9/30/16 in Benson Auditorium at Pitzer College in Claremont, CA!
The festival starts at 7PM (doors open at 6:30PM).
The address at Pitzer College is: 1050 N. Mills Ave., 91711

Click for the Pitzer College map.
You can park on Mills Ave or on any of the parking lots after 5PM, and Benson Auditorium is located on #4 on the map at the Avery Building.

The 909 Film Festival is always free and open to the public.

Page last updated on September 30, 2016

Think Ahead Thursdays: Connecting with Alumni and Friends

Learn the best tools for connecting with alumni and friends by using Switchboard, LinkedIn and the Pitzer Professional Directory.

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

Lecture and Demonstration – Lat Ware, Computer Game Creator

Please join us for a lecture and demonstration by Lat Ware, creator of the computer game “Throw Trucks With Your Mind.” Using an EEG head set attached to the computer, the game requires both coherence and focus to move objects on the screen. Fun, reduces stress and also helpful for individuals with ADD and ADHD.

All are welcome.

Page last updated on September 26, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

MCSI Video Conference – A Dialogue with Habib University Students

Habib University“Fundamentalism: The Old and the New”

During this live video conference, students from Habib University in Karachi, Pakistan, will hold a dialogue with their counterparts at Pitzer and the Claremont Colleges community about “Fundamentalism: The Old and the New.” This is an opportunity for students in Claremont and Karachi to discuss issues together in real time.

This event is part of the Pitzer College’s Munroe Center for Social Inquiry Fall 2016 series “ISLAM: Beyond Ideological Narratives.”

Pakistani food will be served in the atrium beginning at 6:15 p.m. The video conference begins at 7 p.m.

Page last updated on September 23, 2016

PAct Presidential Debate Screening Party

Join Pitzer Activities – PAct for a live screening of the first 2016 Presidenital Debate!!! This is sure to be a historic election, so don’t miss out on this opportunity to get to know the candidates.

We are serving up all kinds of snacks and drinks, so be sure to come hungry for pizza, wings, and more! Event will also feature a special debate-themed photo booth and a voter registration table.

**Event is free & open to the entire Pitzer community!!**

Pitzer Activities DOES NOT endorse any candidate, political party, or ideology. This event will be an inlcusive & safe space, and we ask all attendees to be respectful of one another.

For more information, please contact Chance Alexander Kawar at ckawar@students.pitzer.edu.

Page last updated on September 26, 2016

First-Year Global Local Mentorship Project (GLMP) Q&A

institute-for-global-local-action-and-studyFirst-Year Global Local Mentorship Project (GLMP) Q&A 

Thursday, September 22
12:15-1 p.m.
Avery 201 

Are you a first-year student interested in local community engagement + a college-funded study trip to Parma, Italy? Participate in the GLMP (Global-Local Mentorship Project). Get your questions answered at this session. Pizza will be served.

What is the GLMP?
The GLMP is an initiative started by the Institute of Global Local Action & Study (IGLAS) in fall of 2013 to provide first-year students with the opportunity to participate early in study abroad and community engagement with local organizations in our surrounding communities. The GLMP was started because early participation in these “high impact practices” positively impacts students’ academic and psychosocial development in college.

Pitzer – Information Session

Contact
Sandy Hamilton
Page last updated on September 22, 2016

Think Ahead Thursdays: I have NO idea what I want to do. Where do I start?

 Come learn about the resources and opportunities for thinking about different career paths.

Page last updated on September 22, 2016

Career Services Cookies and Career Chat

Drop by for casual conversation about future planning, Career Services at Pitzer, or just to chat. Cookies on us!

Page last updated on December 2, 2016

Think Ahead Thursdays: Get Started with Your Resume and LinkedIn

Get started or perfect this important first step to finding a job or internship.

Page last updated on September 21, 2016

Costa Rica Summer Health Information Session

The Pitzer in Costa Rica Summer Health Program provides a unique opportunity to explore health care in Costa Rica while developing your Spanish and gaining an understanding of the life and culture of the region. Students begin with a spring semester 0.5 credit seminar, then spend an intensive six-weeks on a two-course credit program in San Jose, Costa Rica. Students study Spanish, live with a Costa Rican family and participate in a course on health and health care in Costa Rica which includes a health related internship. Interested students are strongly encouraged to attend an information session.

2017 Applications are due Monday, November 14, 2016

Page last updated on September 21, 2016