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Mills College Government Professor Weighs in on Escalating Hostilities Surrounding Israel

Oakland, CA–November 16, 2012 Mills College Professor Fred Lawson was interviewed live on KCBS Radio about growing tensions in the Gaza Strip Learn more »

President DeCoudreaux Featured on The Forum Discussing the Future of Higher Education in America

Oakland, CA–November 13, 2012 Mills College President Alecia DeCoudreaux reflects on the value of a liberal arts education. Learn more »

Mills College MFA Candidates Use Poetry and Prose as Tools for Social Change

Oakland, CA–November 13, 2012 Mills implements a unique model of community outreach through student-run writing programs aimed at positively impacting neighborhoods. Learn more »

Mills College Hosts Lecture on Former Professor of Studio Art and Beat Generation Artist Jay DeFeo

Oakland, CA–October 23, 2012 Art historian Greil Marcus highlights achievements of the late Jay DeFeo, whose work is featured at an SFMOMA exhibition. Learn more »

Mills College Student Appears on MTV Special
"It Gets Better 2"

Oakland, CA–October 05, 2012 The Emmy®-nominated MTV special, “It Gets Better,” will feature a Mills College student who credits Mills’ culture of inclusivity with her major life decision. Learn more »

Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Featured in Guide to Responsible Business Programs

Oakland, CA–August 21, 2012 Lokey Graduate School of Business named one of the top-rated graduate business programs in recognition of its attention to sustainability and social impact. Learn more »

Mills College Receives Grant to Further Lesson Study Research

Oakland, CA–August 9, 2012 Mills College has received a grant from the Toyota USA Foundation to support research into the practice of Lesson Study, a form of professional learning shown to improve teacher instruction and student learning. Learn more »

Mills Professor Joseph Kahne Discusses the Impact of New Media and Politics on Youth on KCBS Radio

Oakland, CA–June 26, 2012 Mills College Professor Joseph Kahne discusses the surprising findings of a new study released today on new media and youth political action. Learn more »

$6.2 Million Grant Funding Maintains School of Education Program Supporting College-Bound Students

Oakland, CA–June 22, 2012 US Department of Education Upward Bound grants help provide access to college for low-income and first-generation students. Learn more »

Women in Public Service Project Joins Forces with Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars

Oakland, CA–June 22, 2012 Secretary of State Hillary Clinton collaborates with women’s colleges to achieve 50 percent mark for women in public service worldwide by 2050.
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Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Net Impact Chapter Receives Gold Status

Oakland, CA–June 18, 2012 Net Impact has awarded the MBA Net Impact Chapter at the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business, one of this year’s prestigious Gold ratings.
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Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall Wins Prestigious American Institute of Architects Historic Preservation Award

Oakland, CA–May 04, 2012 The San Francisco chapter of the American Institute of Architects recently announced winners of its 2012 Historic Preservation Awards. The Jeannik Méquet Littlefield Concert Hall was recognized for outstanding restoration work that has preserved part of the San Francisco Bay Area’s cultural heritage. Learn more »

Graduate School of Business Dean Discusses Shifts in the Workforce on KCBS Radio

Oakland, CA–April 26, 2012 Deborah Merrill-Sands, dean of the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College, shared her insight on workforce trends in a discussion of the annual Take Our Daughters and Sons to Work Day on KCBS. Learn more »

Graduate School of Business Dean and Authority on Women’s Workforce Issues Featured on KCBS Radio

Oakland, CA—April 20, 2012 Deborah Merrill-Sands, dean of the Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business at Mills College, shared her expertise on women and business in response to a new Pew Center Research study.
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Mills College Receives Grant to Boost Digital Media Literacy and Civic Engagement in Oakland High Schools

Oakland, CA–April 18, 2012 Mills College, in partnership with the National Writing Project and the Oakland Unified School District, has received a grant to support digital media literacy and civic engagement in high schools. Learn more »

Funding Social Ventures: Mills College Conference Explores New Ways to Create Positive Social Impact

Oakland, CA–April 03, 2012 With unemployment and poverty on the rise in the US, what is the best way to build thriving communities and economies? Learn more »

Iconic Musician and Mills College Professor Roscoe Mitchell Featured on KQED’s Forum

Oakland, CA–March 30, 2012 Roscoe Mitchell, the distinguished Darius Milhaud professor of music, was interviewed on KQED’s Forum about a lifetime of musical innovation and his upcoming concert. Learn more »

Lilly Ledbetter, Champion of Equal Pay for Women, to Speak at Mills College

Oakland, CA–March 21, 2012 Lilly Ledbetter, a civil rights activist who spent a decade advocating for equal pay, will bring her story of determination and perseverance to Mills College. Learn more »

Alecia DeCoudreaux to Address Future Academic Leaders

Oakland, CA–March 20, 2012 Mills College President Alecia DeCoudreaux has been selected to deliver a special address at the Executive Leadership Academy. Learn more »

Panel to Explore Misrepresentation of Women in the Media

Oakland, CA–March 07, 2012 Is the media’s disparaging portrayal of women making it more difficult for them to achieve leadership positions? The documentary Miss Representation explores this theory. Learn more »

Last Updated: 8/15/11