Press Releases

Mills Named one of the “Greenest Colleges” for the Fifth Year by The Princeton Review

Oakland, CA–April 18, 2014 Released just days before the celebration of the 44th anniversary of Earth Day, The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges: 2014 Edition recognizes Mills as one of the most “greenest colleges” in the country. Learn more »

Yale Center for Astronomy and Astrophysics Director to Explain the Mystery of Black Holes

Oakland, CA–April 8, 2014 The growth of supermassive black holes will be the topic of discussion at this year’s Russell Women in Science Lecture Series, titled “Black Holes, Galaxies, and the Evolution of the Universe: An Observer’s View.” Learn more »

American Chemical Society Honors Mills Professor Sandra C. Greer for Encouraging Women into Careers in the Chemical Sciences

Oakland, CA–March 25, 2014 Mills College Professor of Chemistry Sandra C. Greer receives award recognizing significant accomplishments by individuals who have stimulated or fostered the interest of women in chemistry, promoting their professional developments as chemists or chemical engineers. Learn more »

Mills College Presents Conference to Restore and Renew the Critical Purpose of Ethnic Studies

Oakland, CA–March 19, 2014 Mills College will host the 42nd annual National Association for Ethnic Studies conference, Research as Ceremony: Decolonizing Ethnic Studies, from April 3–5, 2014. Learn more »

Multifaceted Peace Corps Chief Compliance Officer to Deliver Commencement Address at Mills College

Oakland, CA–March 12, 2014 Mills College will celebrate its 126th Commencement on Saturday, May 17, 2014, with an address given by Daljit Bains who graduated from Mills College in 1999 with a biology degree and a desire to make a difference. As chief compliance officer at the Peace Corps, she is now helping make a difference in more than 65 countries. Learn more »

Mills College Joins Forces with American Conservatory Theater to Offer New Theater Studies Degree Program

Oakland, CA–March 07, 2014 Mills College will offer students a new theater curriculum beginning in the fall 2014 term, thanks to a partnership with San Francisco’s American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.). Learn more »

Mills College Conference Assembles Diverse Experts to Explore Growth in Social Enterprise

Oakland, CA–March 4, 2014 The daylong event will explore the dilemma of whether to scale or not to scale, which will eventually confront every organization seeking social impact—be they for-profit, hybrid, nonprofit, or public sector. Learn more »

Mills College Announces Partnership with 100Kin10, a National Network to Grow STEM Teaching Force

Oakland, CA–February 04, 2014 The Mills College School of Education has been selected to become a partner with 100Kin10, a national network to recruit and prepare 100,000 science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) teachers by 2012. Learn more »

U.S. News & World Report  Ranks Mills Among the Best Colleges in the West

Oakland, CA–September 10, 2013 Mills College has been named as one of the top-tier regional universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the sixth consecutive year. Learn more »

Mills College Ranked in the Top 10 of Master’s Universities by Washington Monthly

Oakland, CA–August 26, 2013 Mills College recognized for contributions to public interest, community service, and rate of undergraduates who pursue PhDs. Learn more »

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

Oakland, CA–August 19, 2013 Business as UNusual guide ranks the Lokey Graduate School of Business fifth in social impact category. Learn more »

Mills Named One of the Best 378 Colleges in the Nation by The Princeton Review

Oakland, CA–August 07, 2013 Based largely on student surveys, the 2014 guide counts Mills among the top 15 percent of four-year colleges in the country. Learn more »

$4.9 Million MacArthur Foundation Grant Funds Additional Research on New Media and Youth Participation in Politics

Oakland, CA–July 25, 2013 Mills Professor Joseph Kahne will continue groundbreaking work to understand and advance the ways youth become politically active. Learn more »

Mills College Featured in the Fiske Guide to Colleges
for Eighth Consecutive Year

Oakland, CA–July 10, 2013 Mills featured as one of the “best and most interesting” colleges and universities in the country. Learn more »

Lorry I. Lokey Graduate School of Business Net Impact Chapter Receives Gold Status

Oakland, CA–June 13, 2013 Award recognizes Net Impact Chapter as a leader in meeting rigorous requirements in its social, economic, and environmental programs.
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Distinguished Scholar Kimberley L. Phillips
Named Mills College Provost and Dean of the Faculty

Oakland, CA–May 30, 2013 New provost brings decades of teaching, curriculum development, and faculty leadership experience to Mills. Learn more »

Mills English Department Welcomes Achy Obejas as Distinguished Visiting Writer

Oakland, CA–May 28, 2013 Prominent Cuban American writer who focuses on identity issues will teach and work closely with Mills students. Learn more »

Mills College Appoints Martha A. Crunkleton to the Barbara Lee Distinguished Chair in Women’s Leadership

Oakland, CA–May 16, 2013 US diplomat and higher education leader will teach in the Mills College Public Policy Program. Learn more »

Mills College Partners in Brainstorm Challenge
to Develop Leadership Capacity in Women
and Girls Globally

Oakland, CA–May 07, 2013 Initiative encourages individuals to contribute ideas that foster collaboration between women’s groups and increase women’s influence. Learn more »

Mills College Professor of Studio Art
Catherine Wagner Awarded Prestigious Rome Prize

Oakland, CA–April 18, 2013 Wagner is one of 30 artists selected for 2013–14 residence and a working studio in Rome. Learn more »

Last Updated: 8/15/11