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Pitzer College Launches New Field Group in Secular Studies

Claremont, Calif. (May 9, 2011) — Pitzer College will launch a Secular Studies Field Group in the fall 2011-12 academic year. With the creation of this department, Pitzer College will become the only higher education institution to offer courses and an undergraduate degree in secular studies. The creation of a Secular Studies Field Group reflects [Read More…]

May 9, 2011
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Pitzer Art Galleries Receives Pasadena Art Alliance Grant

Claremont, Calif. (February 8, 2011) — Pitzer Art Galleries received a Pasadena Art Alliance Grant to support its fall 2011 exhibition entitled Synthetic Ritual to be held at Nichols Gallery. The 2011 Pasadena Art Alliance Grant recipients will be honored at a luncheon on March 8. Synthetic Ritual will be co-curated by Gabi Scardi, Milan-based [Read More…]

February 8, 2011
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Pitzer College Mourns the Passing of Virginia Richards Atherton

Claremont, Calif. (February 7, 2011) — Pitzer College mourns the death of Mrs. Virginia Richards Atherton, widow of Pitzer’s founding president, John W. Atherton. Mrs. Atherton passed away on February 4, 2011. She had just celebrated her 90th birthday on January 5 with her family and friends. Since 1963, Mrs. Atherton was an active member [Read More…]

February 7, 2011
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Pitzer College Professor Alexandra Juhasz Publishes Video-Book About YouTube

Claremont Calif. (February 7, 2011) —Pitzer College Professor of Media Studies Alexandra Juhasz authors Learning from YouTube, an innovative video-book published by MIT Press. This video-book contains a series of more than 200 texts and videos – “texteos” – that encourage users to think about YouTube by experiencing and learning within this digital entertainment platform. [Read More…]

February 7, 2011
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Pitzer College Professor to Speak in Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Initiative

Claremont, Calif. (February 4, 2011) — Pitzer College Professor Jose Calderon will join Global Perspective Institute, Inc.’s (GPI) roundtable discussion on Feb 7, 2011 in Washington DC to advise the US Department of Education and its Office of Postsecondary Education on how to increase higher education’s leadership in promoting civic learning and democratic engagement. Calderon [Read More…]

February 4, 2011

Pitzer College Alumna Exhibits at the Orange County Museum of Art

Claremont, Calif. (February 3, 2011) — Alumna Rebecca Goldfarb ’96 exhibits in the 2010 California Biennial at the Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA.) The only exhibition of its kind in California, the California Biennial brings together a large cross-section of the State’s most innovative contemporary visual artists. The Biennial continues the Orange County Museum [Read More…]

February 4, 2011
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Documentary Filmmaker and Alumna Donates $1.5 Million to Pitzer College

Claremont, Calif. (February 3, 2011) — Alumna, psychologist and documentary filmmaker Diane “Dee” Mosbacher ’72 MD, PhD has donated $1.5 million to establish the Mosbacher Fund for Media Studies and the Mosbacher/Gartrell Center for Media Experimentation and Activism at Pitzer College. Mosbacher’s gift will support Pitzer’s Platinum LEED Residential Life construction project that will house [Read More…]

February 3, 2011
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Director of Pitzer Art Galleries to Juror 2011 Feitelson Arts Fellowship Award

Claremont, Calif. (January 31, 2011) — Pitzer Art Galleries Director Ciara Ennis will juror the 2011 Lorser Feitelson & Helen Lundeberg Feitelson Arts Fellowship Award along with Todd Gray, professor of art at California State University Long Beach and Carol A. Stakenas, executive director of Los Angeles Contemporary Exhibitions (LACE). The Feitelson Arts Fellowship award [Read More…]

January 31, 2011
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Pitzer College President to Speak at 2011 Talloires Network Global Leaders Conference In Spain

Claremont, Calif. (January 27, 2011) — Pitzer College President Laura Skandera Trombley will speak at the 2011 Tallories Network Global Leaders Conference held on June 14-16 in Madrid, Spain. Trombley will discuss Pitzer College as a socially responsible institution. The Tallories Network is a gathering of higher education leaders from its 190 members in 58 [Read More…]

January 27, 2011
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Pitzer College Alumnus Honored by Los Angeles Press Club

Claremont, Calif. (January 12, 2011) — Pitzer College alumnus and Los Angeles Times reporter Jeff Gottlieb ’75 will be honored by the Los Angeles Press Club with its first ever Public Service Award for breaking and staying with the City of Bell Scandal. Gottlieb will share the award with collaborator Ruben Vives at the 53rd [Read More…]

January 12, 2011
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A Message from President Trombley on the Tucson, Arizona Shooting

Dear Friends, Our nation experienced a terrible tragedy over the weekend with a shooting in Tucson, Arizona that resulted in the death of six people and thirteen injured, including US Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords ’93, a Scripps College alumna, who was shot in the head and remains in critical condition. Congresswoman Giffords, who double majored in [Read More…]

January 5, 2011
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Pitzer College Awarded Full Carnegie Foundation Community Engagement Classification

Claremont, Calif. (January 5, 2011) — Pitzer College was awarded Carnegie Foundation’s new Community Engagement Classification of Curricular Engagement and Outreach & Partnership. This Carnegie Classification describes the collaboration between institutions of higher education and the larger communities (local, regional/state, national, global) for the mutually beneficial exchange of knowledge and resources in a context of [Read More…]

January 5, 2011