2003-04 Archives - Office of Communications

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 […]

Vicenta Arrizon ’04 and Gil Gonzales ’03 Land Prestigious Coro Fellowships

CLAREMONT, Calif. (April 14, 2004) — Vicenta Arrizon, a Pitzer College senior, and Gilbert Gonzales ’03 have been selected to participate in the 2004-2005 Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs. Arrizon and Gonzales will be based in the Los Angeles Coro Center and will take part in a series of internships, interviews, public service projects […]

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, […]

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,” […]

U.S. Attorney Debra Yang ’81 Named to Ashcroft Advisory Panel

Claremont, Calif. (Feb. 21, 2003) — Attorney General John Ashcroft on Jan. 16, 2003, named U.S. Attorney Debra W. Yang ’81 of the Central District of California and eight other federal prosecutors to his 19-member advisory council for U.S. attorneys. The panel advises Ashcroft on law enforcement issues. Yang gave up her post as a […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

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. […]

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 […]

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 […]