Press Releases

Mills College Conference Explores Social Change Through Multi-Sector Partnerships

Oakland, CA–February 19, 2015 The annual conference of the Center for Socially Responsible Business at the Lokey Graduate School of Business will focus on solving complex community problems. Learn more »

Mills College Announces Funding of Three-Year Project Totaling $2.8 Million for the School of Education

Oakland, CA–February 18, 2015 Grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation supports improved classroom instruction in US schools by spreading the use of Japanese lesson study practices. Learn more »

Mills College Readies for “Women, Water, and the World” Institute Exploring How Women Can Solve the Earth’s Water Crisis

Oakland, CA–January 27, 2015 Mills College is preparing to host a 10-day Institute, bringing together a wide variety of emerging women leaders from more than 25 countries. Learn more »

Trio of Artists Finds Innovative Home in New Mills College Residency

Oakland, CA–January 22, 2015 Art + Process + Ideas (A+P+I), a new artist-in-residence program at Mills College, offers private studios at a time when artists are struggling with skyrocketing Bay Area housing and studio costs. Learn more »

Alecia A. DeCoudreaux to Join the Board of the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation

Oakland, CA–September 29, 2014 The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation announced that Alecia A. DeCoudreaux, the president of Mills College in Oakland, California, will be joining the foundation’s Board of Directors. Learn more »

Mills College Library to Host Exhibit of African American Rare Books

Oakland, CA–September 26, 2014 F. W. Olin Library reprises 1978 exhibit of seminal works in African American history. Learn more »

Call for Applications: Mills College Women in Public Service Project Institute

Oakland, CA–September 24, 2014 Mills College announces a call for applications for the Women in Public Service Project Institute, April 11–20, 2015. Up to 30 emerging women leaders will be selected from around the globe through a competitive application process to participate in an intensive, interactive Institute. Learn more »

Professor of Public Policy Carol Chetkovich to Receive Excellence in Teaching Award

Oakland, CA–September 23, 2014 Director of Mills Public Policy Program recognized for her contributions to public service education. Learn more »

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

Oakland, CA–September 09, 2014 Mills College has been named as one of the top-tier regional universities in the country by U.S. News & World Report for the seventh consecutive year. Learn more »

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

Oakland, CA–September 05, 2014 Business as UNusual guide ranks the Lokey Graduate School of Business 10th in social impact category. Learn more »

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

Oakland, CA–August 26, 2014 Mills College recognized for contributions to public interest, community service, and rate of undergraduates who pursue PhDs. Learn more »

Mills Named One of the Best 379 Colleges in the Nation by The Princeton Review

Oakland, CA–August 06, 2014 The Princeton Review recognizes Mills as one of the best colleges in the nation for the 10th consecutive year. Learn more »

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

Oakland, CA–July 02, 2014 The Fiske Guide to Colleges recognizes Mills’ graduates as “independent thinkers capable of making it on their own.” Learn more »

Oakland Teens to be Honored for Outstanding Civic Engagement Projects as Part of Mills School of Education Initiative

Oakland, CA–May 15, 2014 Two dozen Oakland Unified School District (OUSD) students will be honored for outstanding civic engagement projects, highlighting an initiative launched by the Mills College School of Education in partnership with the OUSD and the National Writing Project. Learn more »

Mills Music Professors Roscoe Mitchell and Zeena Parkins Receive Doris Duke Artist Awards

Oakland, CA–April 28, 2014 Mills College is proud to announce that two professors from our internationally renowned Music Department have been honored with 2014 Doris Duke Artist Awards. Learn more »

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 »

Last Updated: 8/15/11