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Pitzer Students Awarded 2004 Fulbrights

Claremont, Calif. (April 21, 2004) — Three Pitzer College students have been awarded Fulbright grants to continue in their fields of study. Two additional Pitzer students have been designated as alternates. The number of awards in 2003, six Fulbrights, surpassed the highest number won by Pitzer students since the school’s creation in 1963 and was [Read More…]

April 21, 2004
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Major Gifts Totaling $8 Million Transform Future of Pitzer College

Young College Comes of Age Claremont, Calif. (April 12, 2004) The youngest member of the Claremont undergraduate colleges, Pitzer College, successfully concluded the first comprehensive capital campaign in the College’s history with two major gifts. Ann, Russ and John Pitzer, the grandchildren of the College’s Founder and namesake, Russell K. Pitzer, have given $5 million, [Read More…]

April 12, 2004
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Visiting Scholar to Discuss Immigrants and Europe’s Criminal Economies

CLAREMONT, Calif. (Feb. 24, 2004) – Throughout Europe, immigration has been politically associated with crime. Some argue that such an association can be attributed to xenophobic, radical right parties. However, recent statistics have shown that immigrant involvement in criminal activities has increased. Professor Harlan Koff’s talk, “Integration or Marginalization? Immigrant Involvement in Europe’s Criminal Economies,” [Read More…]

February 24, 2004
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Commission Awards Grant to Pitzer College and Manual Arts High School to Improve Instruction

Claremont, Calif. (February 13, 2004) – The California Postsecondary Education Commission (CPEC) awarded Pitzer College and Manual Arts High School $594,924 to improve instruction. Pitzer has been awarded this three-year grant in federal monies to create a professional development collaboration to address teaching and learning conditions in history-social science departments. Other participants in the project [Read More…]

February 13, 2004
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Pitzer College to Host International Society of Political Psychology Conference

Panels will examine political order, democracy, intergroup conflict and political leadership CLAREMONT, Calif. (Jan. 9, 2004) — The International Society of Political Psychology will present a daylong series of talks on five topics in political psychology Saturday, January 17, in the Broad Performance Space at Pitzer College. The opening session will feature William Ascher, Dean [Read More…]

January 9, 2004
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Newsweek Film Critic David Ansen to Speak at Pitzer College

Award-winning writer to discuss movies and the art of criticism CLAREMONT, Calif. (Nov. 6, 2003) — David Ansen, film critic and senior editor for Newsweek magazine, will speak at Pitzer College from 4:15 to 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, in the Broad Performance Space of the Edythe and Eli Broad Center. Ansen received his B.A. [Read More…]

November 6, 2003
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A Common Approach to Culture Energizes Understanding of Diversity

Dr. Milton J. Bennett to explore dynamics of international and multicultural education CLAREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2003) – Pitzer College continues to be a leader among the nation’s colleges and universities in its commitment to intercultural understanding. Whether in its acclaimed External Studies programs or as a product of its nationally recognized campus diversity, the [Read More…]

October 27, 2003
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The Writer as Activist: Community, Spirit, Earth

Pitzer College hosts poetry reading by writer Kim Stafford CLAREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 27, 2003) — Kim Stafford, founding director of Northwest Writing Institute, will share his poetry and prose at 4 p.m., Friday, Nov. 7, in the Fletcher Jones Language Lab at Pitzer College. “Bringing Stafford to Pitzer is part of the Writing Center’s efforts [Read More…]

October 27, 2003
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Multicultural Lessons at the Dinner Table and Beyond

Pitzer College hosts author Cathy Bao Bean for reading and conversation CLAREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 15, 2003) – Cathy Bao Bean knows the struggle to understand one’s identity and candidly shares her journey in The Chopsticks – Fork Principle: A Memoir and Manual. Pitzer College will host a reading and conversation with Cathy Bao Bean at [Read More…]

October 15, 2003
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Mural Honors Local Heroes for Role in Community

Vina Danks Middle School to unveil tribute to students, staff, teachers and labor leader Cesar Chavez CLAREMONT, Calif. (October 8, 2003) — Pitzer College’s commitment to building strong communities can be found in its outreach programs. From Nepal, Italy, China and Costa Rica to local programs in Pomona and Ontario, the College works as a [Read More…]

October 8, 2003
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Grant Strengthens Pitzer’s International Study Programs

Funds will be used to facilitate faculty and student collaborations with host countries CLAREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 8, 2003) — Pitzer College is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $300,000 grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation to focus on intercultural faculty and student exchanges with partner institutions abroad. The three-year faculty led pilot [Read More…]

October 8, 2003
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Pitzer College Programs Recognized for Shaping Student Success

U.S. News & World Report cites Pitzer’s leadership in “Study Abroad,” “Service Learning” categories CLAREMONT, Calif. (Oct. 1, 2003) — The nation’s college presidents, chief academic officers and deans of students have affirmed what the Pitzer community has known for some time: The College’s Study Abroad and Service Learning programs lead the way for America’s [Read More…]

October 1, 2003
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Pitzer College Joins Consortium for Strong Minority Presence

CLAREMONT, Calif. (Sept. 25, 2003) — Pitzer College has joined the Consortium for a Strong Minority Presence (CSMP). The 35 member colleges of CSMP are committed to providing mentoring support in a liberal arts environment to predoctoral and postdoctoral minority fellows who aspire to careers as teachers/scholars in the liberal arts. The Pitzer junior scholars [Read More…]

September 25, 2003
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Movie Premiere to Benefit Pitzer College’s African-American Scholarship Fund

Paramount Pictures Presents “The Fighting Temptations” Movie Premiere September 17 Claremont, Calif. (August 11, 2003) — Through the generosity of Paramount Pictures, proceeds from the movie premiere of “The Fighting Temptations” will support Pitzer College’s African-American scholarship fund. “The Fighting Temptations” starring Academy Award® winner Cuba Gooding, Jr. and Grammy winner Beyonce Knowles, not to [Read More…]

August 11, 2003
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Professor John Rodman Dies

Claremont, Calif. (June 17, 2003) — John R. Rodman, who came to Pitzer College in 1965 as an assistant professor of political studies and nurtured the growth and preservation of the college’s unique gardens and landscaping, died of complications from Alzheimer’s disease June 16, 2003. Professor Rodman was born Jan. 14, 1933, in Batesville, Ark. [Read More…]

June 17, 2003
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Pitzer College Appoints Dean of Faculty

Professor Alan Jones will serve three-year term Claremont, Calif. (May 29, 2003) — Pitzer College Dean of Faculty Alan Jones has been appointed to a full three-year term of office beginning July 1, 2003. Jones, a professor of psychology and neuroscience at Pitzer for 17 years, has served as interim dean for the last two [Read More…]

May 29, 2003
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Dancer/Choreographer Bill T. Jones to Appear at Pitzer College

Claremont, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2003) — Bill T. Jones, dance artist, choreographer, social intellectual and iconoclast will present a lecture/demonstration at 7:30 p.m. Monday, Feb. 24 in Avery Auditorium on the Pitzer campus. The event is free and open to the public. A MacArthur “genius grant” recipient, Jones has performed and choreographed for dance companies [Read More…]

February 21, 2003