2008-09 Archives - Office of Communications

Pitzer College Art Galleries Present After Abu Ghraib

Exhibit of Work by Clayton Campbell Claremont, Calif. (December 19, 2008)—Pitzer College Art Galleries, in collaboration with Pitzer’s Center for California Cultural and Social Issues (CCCSI), debuts artist, curator and writer Clayton Campbell’s newest work, After Abu Ghraib.Best experienced through an aesthetic prism as well as a socially engaged stance, Campbell’s work tackles a broad range […]

Director of Admission Angel Perez Wins a National Association for College Admission Counseling Award

Claremont, Calif. (August 08, 2009) — Angel Perez, director of admission for Pitzer College, won the 2009 John B. Muir Editor Award from the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC). The award will be presented at NACAC’s 2009 National Conference in Baltimore, MD on September 26, 2009. Perez’s article, “Struggling Between Two Worlds: How […]

Pitzer College Launches the “Take a Seat Campaign”

Claremont, Calif. (July 23, 2009) — Pitzer College is offering the public a chance to leave their legacy in the soon-to-be renovated George C.S. Benson Auditorium. Anyone can purchase a seat for $500 to commemorate their time on campus or to honor a loved one. The auditorium in Avery Hall has been the heart of […]

Professor Emeritus Werner E. Warmbrunn Dies

Claremont, Calif (July 23, 2009) – Werner Warmbrunn, founding member of the Pitzer College faculty and founding dean of faculty, died peacefully at home on July 19, 2009 at the age of 89. Professor Warmbrunn was born in Frankfurt, Germany in 1920. He and his family immigrated to the United States in 1941. After receiving […]

Pitzer College Receives National Science Foundation Grant

Claremont, Calif. (July 16, 2009) — Pitzer College received a three-year $132,000 National Science Foundation grant to support mathematics Professor David Bachman’s latest research project, “Topologically Minimal Surfaces in 3-Manifolds.” Bachman’s project will investigate and understand the possible shapes of the universe by deforming an elastic surface, and observing where different parts of the surface […]

Pitzer College Education Project Awarded 2009 Teaching American History Grant

Claremont, Calif. (July 13, 2009) — The Claremont International Studies Education Project (CISEP) at Pitzer College, along with American Studies Faculty of the Claremont Colleges and the Pomona Unified School District (PUSD,) was awarded a 2009 Teaching American History grant. The grant will support a three-year professional development program in which PUSD teachers will receive […]

Pitzer College Receives Two Mellon Foundation Grants

Claremont, Calif. (June 24, 2009)—Pitzer College received two grants from the Mellon Foundation to expand academic programs in the areas of global communities and environmental science. The Mellon Foundation gave $600,000 for the development of programs in Pitzer’s Center for the Study of Global Communities. The Center’s goal is to engage students in comparative study […]

Sagehen Women’s Tennis Team Advances to the NCAA Elite Eight

Claremont, Calif. (May 28, 2009) – The Women’s Tennis Team will advance to the 2009 NCAA Division III Women’s Tennis Championship quarterfinals with a 5-1 victory over University of Redlands. This is the second consecutive year the Sagehens reached the Elite Eight as a team. The 2009 NCAA Division III Championships will be hosted by […]

Pitzer Emerita Trustee Honored as Distinguished Graduate

Claremont, Calif. (May 28, 2009) — Pitzer College congratulates Emerita Trustee Deborah Deutsch Smith ’68, recipient of the University of Washington’s 2009 Distinguished Graduate Award. Smith, who majored in psychology at Pitzer, is a professor of special education at Claremont Graduate University and director of IRIS Center, which provides interactive modules and other training materials […]

Pitzer College Seniors and Alumnae Win Fourteen Fulbright Fellowships

Claremont, Calif. (May 5, 2009)—Pitzer College congratulates Jeffrey Bandler ’09, Tara Beatty ’08, Austin Brawner ’09, Owen Brewer ’09, Magee Clegg ’09, Roxanne Cruz de Hoyos ’09, Brian Dolphin’ 09, Michele Hatchette ’09, Alex Kenyon ’09, Joshua Lo ’09, Francine Mireles ’09, Jason Morales ’09, Laura Beck-Pancer ’08 and Yasuhiro Sekiyama ’09, awardees of Fulbright […]

Pitzer Emeritus Professor Publishes New Book

Claremont, Calif. (May 26, 2009) — Pitzer College emeritus professor Barry Sanders authored Green Zone: The Environmental Cost of Militarism, published by AK Press. Sanders taught history of ideas at Pitzer and was twice nominated for the Pulitzer Prize. This new book examines the environmental impact of US military practices. In a period of unprecedented scrutiny […]

Summer News from President Trombley

May 26, 2009 Dear Pitzer Community, Thank you for all your efforts in making this year, the College’s 45th, another rewarding one for our students. I am very pleased to be back from my sabbatical and returning during the most joyous time of year on campus—commencement—was especially uplifting. True to my sabbatical announcement, I happily […]

Pitzer College Alumnus Wins Southern California Horticultural Society Grant

Claremont, Calif. (May 20, 2009) — Pitzer College congratulates John Lee ’09, recipient of an educational internship grant from the Southern California Horticultural Society. Lee, who double majored in environmental studies and economics, will use the grant this summer on the Pitzer campus to gain knowledge and experience in landscaping and gardening with an emphasis […]

Pitzer College Professor Andre Wakefield Publishes New Book

Claremont, Calif. (May 15, 2009)— The Disordered Police State, by Pitzer College Associate Professor Andre Wakefield, appeared with the University of Chicago Press in May, 2009. Wakefield teaches history at Pitzer. The book is grounded in a detailed analysis of German political economy, but Wakefield’s study has broader implications for large historical narratives about science, modernization […]

Pitzer College Professor Wins Book Award

Claremont, Calif. (May 14, 2009)— Dragon’s Child by Pitzer College Assistant Professor Kathleen Yep was named a Cooperative Children’s Book Center Choice for 2009. Yep teaches Asian American studies and sociology at Pitzer. The Cooperative Children’s Book Center (CCBC) is an examination, study and research library of the School of Education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The […]

Pitzer College Student Christopher Thomas ’12 Wins Kemper Scholarship

Claremont, Calif. (May 8, 2009)—Pitzer College congratulates Christopher Thomas ’12, recipient of a James S. Kemper Foundation Kemper Scholarship. Thomas, who plans to double major in economics and psychology, will attend Kemper Foundation’s 2010 summer internship program in Chicago. “I think this experience will give me a taste of what to expect from a professional […]