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Pitzer Alumna Kimberli Gant ’02 Appointed Modern and Contemporary Art Curator at the Chrysler Museum

Kimberli Gant '02

Claremont, Calif. (January 17, 2017)—Pitzer College alumna Kimberli Gant ’02, a curator, art historian and expert on the African diaspora, has been named the McKinnon Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art at the Chrysler Museum of Art in Norfolk, VA. Charged with overseeing the museum’s art collection from the mid-twentieth century to the present day, Gant [Read More…]

January 17, 2017
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New Book by Pitzer Alumnus and Environmental Historian Char Miller ’75 Examines Sustainability in California

Not So Golden State book cover

Claremont, Calif. (September 26, 2016)—Pitzer College alumnus Char Miller ’75 digs deep into California’s environmental history and the dark side of the sunny state’s ecology in his new book, Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. In this collection of essays, Miller examines California’s critical environmental dilemmas through the lens of a natural [Read More…]

September 26, 2016
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New Anthology Edited by Pitzer College Alumnus Examines Impact of Climate Change on Land Management

Book cover, Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene

Claremont, Calif. (September 1, 2016)—Forest Conservation in the Anthropocene, a new anthology co-edited by Pitzer College alumnus Char Miller ’75, explores the environmental crises triggered by climate change and examines how land managers plan to address the shifting ecological landscape in North American forests. The anthology probes the central dilemmas that ecologists, forest land managers, [Read More…]

September 1, 2016
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Pitzer College Announces 2016 Alumni Award Winners

Claremont, Calif. (April 18, 2016)—Pitzer College has named public education reformer Amy Rosen ’76 its 2016 Distinguished Alumni Award honoree and community leader Betty Avila ’08 its 2016 Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient. They will be honored at a reception on Friday, April 22, from 7 to 8:30 p.m., at the Pitzer College President’s Residence. Each [Read More…]

April 19, 2016
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Alumna Sandra D. Mitchell ’73 Honored by the American Association for the Advancement of Science

Claremont, Calif. (December 21, 2015)—Pitzer College alumna Sandra D. Mitchell ’73, an influential philosophy of science scholar, has been named a 2015 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellow. This year, the AAAS Council elected 347 fellows to recognize their contributions to innovation, education and scientific leadership. Mitchell, professor and chair of the [Read More…]

December 21, 2015
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Pitzer Alumnus John Moscowitz ’75, “An Unorthodox Rabbi”

John Moscowitz ’75

Claremont, Calif. (October 16, 2015)—In Evolution of an Unorthodox Rabbi, Pitzer College alumnus John Moscowitz ’75 shares reflections and insights gained during the quarter of a century he served as a rabbi at Holy Blossom Temple in Toronto, Canada. The book will be released by Dundurn Press on October 31. Part memoir, part social history, [Read More…]

October 22, 2015

A Voice for Justice

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Pitzer College alumna Susan Sobel ’12 wants to expand the conversation about the American justice system and is using her role as a new contributor to The Huffington Post to do just that. Her first piece for the Post, “What Prison, Poetry, and a Redhead Have in Common,” outlines how she became an advocate for [Read More…]

October 14, 2015

Facing, Not Facebooking, Each Other

“Facing the Empathy Deficit,” a talk about mindful technology by Pitzer College alumnus Ari Saperstein ’15, was recently posted on the TEDxTalks website.  In 2014, Saperstein was the first Pitzer student to win the TEDxClaremontColleges’ Student Speaker Competition, which guaranteed him a spot to speak at the 2015 TEDx conference in March. Saperstein’s 16-minute speech focuses on the impact social [Read More…]

October 2, 2015
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Two Emmy Nominations for Alumnus Ben Cotner’s Film on the Fight for Same-sex Marriage

Claremont, Calif. (July 27, 2015)—Pitzer College alumnus Ben Cotner ’02 received an Emmy nomination for the documentary The Case Against 8, which he co-directed and co-produced with Ryan White. The film, which takes an in-depth look at the federal lawsuit against Proposition 8, California’s ban on same-sex marriage, was nominated for Outstanding Documentary or Nonfiction [Read More…]

July 27, 2015
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Pitzer College Announces its 2015 Alumni Award Winners

Violence-Prevention Activists Rhonda Foster ’82 and Ruett Foster ’81 and Writer Jamilah King ’07 Claremont, Calif. (April 15, 2015)—Pitzer College names violence-prevention activists Rhonda Foster ’82 and Ruett Foster ’81 its 2015 Distinguished Alumni Award honorees, and writer and editor Jamilah King ’07 as its Young Alumni Achievement Award recipient. The Fosters and King will [Read More…]

April 15, 2015
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Chef Jenn Louis ’93 Rolls out Recipes for Handmade Pasta

Claremont, Calif. (March 18, 2015)—Pitzer College alumna Jenn Louis ’93 shares recipes and top-chef tips for creating pasta in her debut cookbook, Pasta by Hand: A Collection of Italy’s Regional Hand-Shaped Pasta. The book will be released by Chronicle Books and available through major book retailer next week. Pasta by Hand provides more than 65 [Read More…]

March 18, 2015

Pitzer Pathfinder: Joshua Brown ’10

Joshua Brown is the teacher we all wish we had. He loves his job and it shows. A member of Pitzer’s Class of 2010, Josh believes in serving the greater good and practices his commitment every day.  “Pitzer has been instrumental in developing the skills I need for my job,” he says of his alma mater. [Read More…]

October 3, 2014
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Pitzer Recent Graduates Awarded Teaching Fellowships to Lingnan University

Claremont, Calif. (May 28, 2014)—Pitzer College Class of 2014 graduates Sophia Baldwin ’14 and Vanessa Gonzalez ’14 have been awarded Visiting English Tutor Fellowships at Lingnan University in Hong Kong. Baldwin, a political studies major, will help students develop their English writing, reading and speaking skills at the University’s Centre for English and Additional Language [Read More…]

May 29, 2014