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As a Pitzer parent, you have access to the resources you need to support your student’s educational experience at Pitzer. If you have any questions feel free to contact us at [email protected] or 909.607.4030. https://www.facebook.com/groups/1714661322086206/

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06/21/2024

Summer internship alert! Arianne Ohara ’25 is a Getty Marrow Curatorial Intern at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles.

“I look forward to learning from experienced professionals and engaging with new perspectives that will inspire and enrich my understanding of the art world,” said Ohara.

Ohara is a double major in environmental analysis and art history. She has also been chosen as a 2024–25 Pitzer College Art Galleries Fellow.

Eco Awareness is Royally Important 06/16/2024

Whether she’s talking to schoolchildren or an English prince, Shinara Sunderlal ’17 is passionate about protecting the environment.

The new issue of Participant magazine looks at a recent visit by Britain’s Prince William to the Billion Oyster Project, a New York City nonprofit where Sunderlal serves as a communications manager and event coordinator.

The nonprofit’s goal is to fully reseed New York Harbor with oysters by 2035; the prince wanted to see that work up close. Sunderlal was happy to answer his questions—and have him don waders and wade out to view the oyster reef.

“The prince seemed like a very genuine guy and good at what he does,” Sunderlal said. “He was present and asked insightful questions. It really felt like he was listening. He’s also very tall and kind of loomed over me.”

Read more about the prince’s visit and the career arc that took Sunderlal from majoring in environmental analysis at Pitzer to the Billion Oyster Project: https://ow.ly/x5W550SjkA1

(Photo courtesy of Zach Hetrick/Sprint Step)

Eco Awareness is Royally Important Shinara Sunderlal '17 of The Billion Oyster Project greeted England’s Prince William on his recent visit to New York City. (PHOTO COURTESY OF ZACH HETRICK/SPRINT STEP) Eco Awareness is Royally Important An alum educates New

06/14/2024

Thank you to everyone who came to our Summer Welcome Reception in Arcadia! We look forward to tomorrow’s reception in Los Angeles.

Looking for a Summer Welcome Reception near you? Check out our schedule: www.pitzer.edu/parents/summer-welcome-receptions/

06/08/2024

Could desert ants hold a potential cure for diseases?

Associate Professor of Chemistry Ethan Van Arnam and his lab will tackle this question thanks to a three-year, $400,000+ R15 grant from the National Institute of Health’s (NIH) Institute of General Medical Sciences.

The NIH has awarded funding for Professor Van Arnam's project, “Leveraging symbiosis and desert biogeography for discovery of host-selected natural products,” which will search for new medicinal molecules on microbes living on ants in the American Southwest.

“We admit this is a very strange place to be searching, but microbes like bacteria and fungi have actually been a source for many transformative antibiotics, beginning with penicillin,” he said. “We know there are microbes out there in nature producing molecules with the potential to treat diseases.”

Read more about this intriguing project here: https://ow.ly/SGPv50Sa9Hz

Congratulations Prof. Van Arnam. We wish you much success ... especially since the results could help all of us in the future!

06/07/2024

Shout out to Scotia Rollins ’25, who is a Lloyd V. Berkner Space Policy intern at the National Academies of Science this summer!

A physics and philosophy major, Rollins is diving into civil space research policy during the internship.

05/30/2024

Since 1963, Pitzer College has been a powerful place—of intellectual growth, a passion for justice, and a concern for the world.

As the end of the College’s fiscal year approaches, please join us in harnessing the power of giving to sustain the College’s present and shape its future.

Your support will enable the College to empower future generations of students to achieve their full potential and become the change-makers the world needs.

Thank you for your support. Provida Futuri!

Make your gift to Pitzer's Annual Fund here: https://ow.ly/rkoi50RTlhh

Jim Obergefell | 2024 Pitzer College Commencement Keynote | May 11, 2024 05/20/2024

Earlier this month, the 60th annual Commencement at Pitzer College was celebrated under the big tent on Pitzer’s Commencement Plaza.

This year’s keynote address to the graduates was delivered by marriage equality activist Jim Obergefell, who called on the students to believe in the power of their voices to effect changes. Obergefell was the plaintiff in a landmark 2015 U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage across the country.

Watch Obergefell's inspiring speech: https://ow.ly/xS9q50RHqHb

Jim Obergefell | 2024 Pitzer College Commencement Keynote | May 11, 2024 Commencement Keynote Speaker Jim Obergefell was the plaintiff in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case that legalized same-sex marriage nationwide. A self-descr...

Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Tennis Wins SCIAC Tournament Championship 05/10/2024

Chirp chirp! The Pomona-Pitzer women's tennis team has scored the SCIAC Tournament Championship: https://ow.ly/HRCk50RAKfn

Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Tennis Wins SCIAC Tournament Championship The Pomona-Pitzer women’s tennis team upset the No. 1 ranked CMS Athenas 5–3 to claim the SCIAC Tournament Championship on May 4 at the Biszantz Family Tennis Center at Claremont McKenna College. The Sagehens claimed the SCIAC Tournament Championship for the first time since 2011 with their fift...

Photos from Pitzer College Family Association's post 05/04/2024

Make no mistake about it, student-athletes and the athletic programs of The Claremont Colleges are getting noticed.

That’s why National Collegiate Athletic Association President Charlie Baker stopped in Claremont last month during an L.A. stop to meet with leadership and students from the Sagehens and the Stags and Athenas programs.

A businessman and former Massachusetts governor who is serving as the NCAA’s sixth president, Baker spent the afternoon in the classroom with students and toured the Roberts Pavilion and the Center for Athletics, Recreation, and Wellness.

Baker also stopped to inspect the Sagehens’ Wall of Champions and shelves of championship trophies which—thanks to recent outstanding victories in several sports—are growing every season.

Chirp, chirp!

Women’s Water Polo Earns Fifth-Straight SCIAC Regular Season Championship 04/25/2024

The Pomona-Pitzer women’s water polo team recently earned their fifth-straight SCIAC Regular Season Championship!

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Women’s Water Polo Earns Fifth-Straight SCIAC Regular Season Championship The Pomona-Pitzer women’s water polo team defeated SCIAC rival CMS 12–5 to earn the SCIAC Regular Season Championship on April 20 at Haldeman Pool on Pomona’s campus. With the win, the Sagehens ended the regular season with a 21–10 overall record and 12–0 in SCIAC play. Pomona-Pitzer has d...

Photos from Pitzer College Family Association's post 04/24/2024

In honor of Denim Day 2024, Pitzer Strive2Thrive and the Title IX Office hosted a table for decorating jeans.

Denim Day is a sexual violence prevention and education campaign that takes place during Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Learn more at www.denimday.org

📸 by Sia Were '25

04/24/2024

Meet Laurie Steelink, an artist and a Native Scholar in Residence at Pitzer’s Community Engagement Center this semester. Steelink identifies as Akimel O’otham and is a member of the Gila River Indian Community.

Steelink explores art, community, and heritage in a Q & A: https://ow.ly/SSqP50Rjp6O

Photo by Argel Rojo, Courtesy of Los Angeles Performance Practice.

04/20/2024

Inside-Out is a pioneering Pitzer program that is helping incarcerated students to complete their degrees and pursue meaningful plans after release.

What can this trailblazing program teach us about having difficult conversations?

Join us Monday, April 22, for a public conversation on “Inside-Out as a Model for Constructive Dialogue on Pitzer’s Campus.”

Sponsored by the Presidential Constructive Dialogue Initiative, the event will be held at 4:15 p.m. in Benson Auditorium.

Participants will include:

--- Inside-Out faculty, staff, and students

--- former incarcerated graduates of the Pathway-to-BA program

--- current “outside” students

The panel will discuss the critical importance of listening and learning from each other across differences.

Get more event information: https://ow.ly/9goz50Rk6vj

Photos from Pitzer College Family Association's post 04/18/2024

to the Spring Equinox Festival featuring live music and sweet treats!

The event was hosted by the Pitzer Green Bike Program, Pitzer Student Garden, and the Grove House.

📸 by Miranda Yee ’27

04/03/2024

One Week One Pitzer is here!

April 1-7 is designated as a transformative week of philanthropy at Pitzer College.

Please consider making a gift in support of amazing students, faculty, and the "power of Pitzer" today!

Visit here https://www.givecampus.com/4lxvag

Photos from Pitzer College Family Association's post 04/01/2024

Calling alumni and families in Boston and New York! This weekend, you can join the Office of Alumni & Family Engagement’s happy hours at Yard House.

Happy Hour at Yard House
575 7th Ave, New York, NY 10018
April 5, 4–6 p.m.

Happy Hour at Yard House
126 Brookline Ave, Boston, MA 02215
April 6, 4–6 p.m.

Mingle with local Pitzer alumni and families and meet College leadership, including President Strom C. Thacker and Isabelle Thacker. Register at https://ow.ly/WuXA50R3N06

Sammy Basa ’25: Working Toward Conserving Sibuyan Island’s Coral Reefs 03/30/2024

When Sammy Basa ’25 saw coral reefs devastated by climate change in his family’s homeland of Sibuyan Island, he took action.

Basa started an independent project to help make a coral health assessment for Sibuyan—known as the Galápagos of Asia. He hopes to support the local government and residents to pursue conservation.

“Community-based science is arguably the most effective way to get things done with marine life and coral conservation,” said Basa.

Read more: https://ow.ly/GYbr50R3I1O

Sammy Basa ’25: Working Toward Conserving Sibuyan Island’s Coral Reefs Sammy Basa ’25 traced his love for the ocean to a boat ride under a star canopy to Sibuyan Island. Basa recalled how the brisk wind cooled his face and how he and his mother dipped their feet into water that glowed with bioluminescence. “The bright flashes of blue and green were like stars in th...

03/29/2024

In observance of César Chávez Day, Pitzer administrative offices are closed and classes are not in session today.

More info about César Chávez is available in this guide from Honnold Mudd Library and Chicano Latino Student Affairs: https://libguides.libraries.claremont.edu/cesarchavez

📸 by Sia Were '25

Photos from Pitzer College Family Association's post 03/28/2024

Thank you to everyone who came to our alumni and family happy hours in Portland and Seattle! Next stop: New York and Boston. 🍊

More info about Pitzer’s Engagement Tour at https://ow.ly/W2q050R3N05

For Pratya Poosala ’24, Storytelling and Radical Listening Can Improve Healthcare 03/26/2024

Does storytelling belong in labs and medical offices? Pratya Poosala ’24 would argue yes.

Poosala enjoyed her classes as a behavioral neuroscience major. However, she had a passion for the humanities and mental health. Her solution was adding a self-designed major in narrative medicine.

“As someone interested in a healthcare career, I think it’s important we not only learn how to be good scientists and researchers but also good people," said Poosala.

Read more: https://ow.ly/iqBb50R1J1h

For Pratya Poosala ’24, Storytelling and Radical Listening Can Improve Healthcare Does storytelling belong in labs and medical offices? Pratya Poosala ’24 would argue yes. Poosala enjoyed her STEM classes as a behavioral neuroscience major, but she still had a passion for the humanities. Her solution was adding a self-designed major in narrative medicine. “The way that scienc...

03/18/2024

Pitzer's Summer Session registration opens today! Make your summer count and save 25% on tuition. Courses—including media studies, psychology, economics, and more—are taught by Pitzer and Claremont Colleges faculty.

Open to all students studying at an accredited college or university. Full-credit online or in-person courses are available. Register now: www.pitzer.edu/summer

CASA Pitzer Celebrates 25 Years of Community Activism in the Inland Empire 03/16/2024

Critical Action & Social Advocacy (CASA) Pitzer is celebrating 25 years of community-driven research and partnerships. CASA Pitzer resides in Ontario in the historic Frankish Building—where murals, natural light, diagonal bookshelves, and cozy furniture welcome everyone.

Students in CASA Pitzer's academic program take their classes in the community center and complete a 125-hour fellowship, which Director Tessa Hicks Peterson said “provides deep cultural immersion in the Inland Empire.”

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CASA Pitzer Celebrates 25 Years of Community Activism in the Inland Empire Critical Action & Social Advocacy (CASA) Pitzer has experienced many transformations during its 25 years of justice-oriented learning and collaboration. Today CASA Pitzer resides in downtown Ontario in the historic Frankish Building—where murals, natural light, diagonal bookshelves, and cozy furni...

Ways of Seeing: Gala Porras-Kim’s drawings and preserving the ritual - The Student Life 03/15/2024

In a recent article, The Student Life looks at how Gala Porras-Kim’s exhibition at Pitzer explores the sanctity of objects from the Sacred Cenote at Chichén Itzá and questions when they become “artifacts”:

Ways of Seeing: Gala Porras-Kim’s drawings and preserving the ritual - The Student Life When does an object become an artifact? When does the sacred stop being sacred? These questions are explored by art columnist Nadia Hsu PO ‘27 through her exploration of artist Gala Porras-Kim’s exhibition “Between Lapses of Histories” at the Pitzer College Art Galleries.

03/14/2024

What does the rainforest of Papua New Guinea sound like?

Join us for a screening and discussion of the experiential documentary “Voices of the Rainforest” created by ethnomusicologist Steven Feld on March 19 at 4:15 p.m. in Benson Auditorium.

The screening and a discussion with Feld and Associate Professor of Media Studies Ruti Talmor are this year’s John D. Sullivan Memorial 7C special event, which is sponsored by Intercollegiate Media Studies and the Robert Redford Conservancy for Southern California Sustainability.

The film draws on Feld’s 1991 soundtrack of the region’s Bosavi people and immerses viewers in the everyday sounds of the rainforest biosphere and the practices of the Bosavi, who sing to, with, and about the rainforest. The soundtrack was produced by Grateful Dead Drummer Mickey Hart and later resulted in the full-length film.

This event is open to the community and will include refreshments.

For more information: https://ow.ly/WrCB50QLZ1c

03/13/2024

Springtime has started blooming on campus!

03/08/2024

Today is Sagehen Athletics Day of Giving!

How successful is our athletics program? Just consider some recent headlines:

--- Women’s golf wins SCIAC I

--- Women’s swim and dive win SCIAC Championship

--- Men’s cross country claims national and SCIAC titles

--- Women’s soccer wins SCIAC regular season and tournament

--- Our student-athletes lead in academics with high GPAs across divisions

So why not support our outstanding student-athletes and an outstanding program with a gift today?

Make a gift now: https://ow.ly/tGhb50QObTY

On behalf of all the members of our Sagehen Athletics program, thank you for your support!

Read more Sagehen Athletics news: https://ow.ly/iuyP50QObTU

03/07/2024

It's almost here!

Our Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens are having another epic season in 2023-2024 across the board. This is the time of year to show your support for our amazing student-athletes with a gift in support of their efforts and our outstanding program.

Tomorrow is Sagehens Athletics Giving Day, but you don’t have to wait. Make your gift now by visiting the following link: https://ow.ly/ZtM950QNaSY

On behalf of all the members of our Sagehen Athletics program, thank you for your support!

Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Golf Wins SCIAC I 03/06/2024

Congratulations to the Pomona-Pitzer women’s golf team for winning the SCIAC I Championship!

Pomona-Pitzer Women’s Golf Wins SCIAC I The No. 1-ranked Pomona-Pitzer women’s golf team finished as champions of the SCIAC I Tournament with Katelyn Vo PO’24 tying for the SCIAC I individual title last weekend at Los Lagos. Pomona-Pitzer owned the course against a stacked SCIAC I competition at Los Lagos with the Sagehens finishing w...

03/05/2024

Calling Pitzer families in the Pacific Northwest! Join us at Pitzer’s regional events in Seattle on March 15 and Portland on March 16. Mix and mingle with local alumni and families and meet College leadership. Register here: www.pitzer.edu/alumni/alumni-listening-tour/

Tapas and Drinks at Lonely Siren
Friday, March 15
5–7 p.m.

Tapas and Drinks at Irving Street Tapas
Saturday, March 16
3:30–6 p.m.

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