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Pitzer Professor Katie Purvis-Roberts Delivers National Academy of Sciences Lecture

Claremont, Calif. (June 14, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor Katie Purvis-Roberts will deliver a Jefferson Science Fellows Distinguished Lecture at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC on June 20. Purvis-Roberts, a Jefferson Science Fellow, will present “Particles, Particles Everywhere: What Is in the Air We Breathe?”, a talk that explores particulate matter air pollution. Part [Read More…]

June 14, 2017
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Pitzer Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda Awarded Fulbright to Examine Motives for Migration in Honduras

Suyapa Portillo Villeda '96, assistant professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a Transnational Studies.

Claremont, Calif. (June 8, 2017)—Pitzer College Professor Suyapa Portillo Villeda ’96 has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar Research Fellowship to Honduras, where she will investigate narratives of migration from the point of view of Hondurans, focusing on the experiences of women and LGBTI youth. Portillo, assistant professor of Chicano/a-Latino/a transnational studies, will combine archival research with [Read More…]

June 8, 2017
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Pitzer College: “We Are Still In” on Paris Climate Agreement

Pitzer College plaque on stone pillar

Claremont, Calif. (June 5, 2017)—Pitzer College, home to the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability and one of the nation’s first colleges to offer an environmental studies curriculum, has declared its intent to meet the goals of the Paris Agreement.  Pitzer President Melvin L. Oliver signed the “We Are Still In” pledge to support [Read More…]

June 5, 2017
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Pitzer College Appoints Sandra Vasquez as New Dean of Students

Sandra Vasquez

Claremont, Calif. (May 10, 2017)—Pitzer College names Sandra Vasquez as the new assistant vice president for student affairs and dean of students. Vasquez will begin her position on July 17, 2017. “I am truly honored and excited about this opportunity to work collaboratively with students, faculty and staff to advance student success initiatives at Pitzer,” [Read More…]

May 10, 2017
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Pitzer Student Victoria Hernandez ’18 Wins Gilman Scholarship

Claremont, Calif. (May 10, 2017)—Pitzer College student Victoria Hernandez ’18 has been awarded a 2017 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship to study abroad this spring semester at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. The Gilman Scholarship seeks to strengthen intercultural understanding and prepare undergraduates for a global economy by increasing the number of students who can [Read More…]

May 9, 2017
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Pitzer College Wins Six Hermes Creative Awards

Claremont, Calif. (May 1, 2017)—Pitzer College Office of Communications has won six 2017 Hermes Creative Awards, including one platinum award in the special event category for the creative development and design of promotional and marketing materials – from the event seal to invitations and web design to commemorative gifts – for the inauguration of President [Read More…]

May 1, 2017
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Pitzer College Students and Alumni Win 2017 Regional, National and International Awards

Pitzer Gates on Mills Avenue looking south

Claremont, Calif. (April 28, 2017)—More than 25 Pitzer College students and graduates have won 2017 fellowships, scholarships and awards so far this spring semester. With these awards, they will be working to promote human rights in Macedonia, analyzing the underpinnings of aggressive cancers, researching retention rates among first-generation Black and Latinx students in STEM programs, [Read More…]

May 1, 2017
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Pitzer College Student Tiffany Ortamond ’17 Wins 2017 Napier Award

Claremont, Calif. (April 28, 2017)—Pitzer College student Tiffany Ortamond ’17 was awarded a $15,000 2017 Napier Award to implement her work with Tla’amin Nation in British Columbia, Canada. Pitzer seniors Eli Erlick ’17 and Nick Necochea-Flores ’17 were named 2017 Napier Fellows, with Erlick being selected as a Napier Award alternate. With this award, Ortamond [Read More…]

April 28, 2017