Trisha Brown

Mills College Mourns the Loss of Postmodern Dance Giant Trisha Brown

Oakland, CA–March 24, 2017 Trisha Brown, postmodern dance giant, visual artist, opera director and Mills alumna (1958) died March 18 in San Antonio, Texas after a six-year battle with vascular dementia. She was 80 years old. Learn more »

Lateefah Simon

Civil Rights Advocate Lateefah Simon to Deliver Mills College Commencement Address

Oakland, CA–March 22, 2017 Mills College will celebrate its 129th Commencement on Saturday, May 13, 2017 with an address by Lateefah Simon, a passionate and nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice. Learn more »

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Mills School of Education Graduate Program Ranked Among Best in Nation

Oakland, CA–March 14, 2017 The Mills College School of Education is included in the new U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools ranking released today. Learn more »

Jen Ramos

Alumna Could Be First Non-binary Executive in Pro Sports

Oakland, CA–March 09, 2017 Mills College graduate Jen Ramos has been appointed assistant general manager for California’s Sonoma Stompers Professional Baseball Club, which won last season’s championships in the Pacific Association of Professional Baseball Clubs. Learn more »

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Mills’ Groundbreaking Admissions Policy Featured on ABC7 KGO News

Oakland, CA–February 06, 2017 Mills student Saly Entislia has been fighting for her female identity since high school, but finally found a home at Mills College. Learn more »

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Painter and Mills Alumna Elizabeth Murray Subject of Acclaimed Documentary

Oakland, CA–February 14, 2017 The character and art of the late Elizabeth Murray, who received her MFA from Mills College in 1964, has been captured in a new documentary narrated in part by Meryl Streep. Titled Everybody Knows…Elizabeth Murray, the one-hour film showcases the variety of the artist’s work and culminates in her 2006 retrospective at the New York Museum of Modern Art. Learn more »

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Mills Music Scholar to Compose Works for World-Renowned Kronos Quartet

Oakland, CA–March 02, 2017 The world-renowned Kronos Quartet has selected Mills Music Department scholar and performer in residence Soo Yeon Lyuh as one of 10 emerging musicians to compose new works that will be played and recorded in concerts around the world. Learn more »

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Mills Physics Professor Sheds Light on Soundscape of Electric Guitar Amplifiers

Oakland, CA–February 13, 2017 In a new scholarly paper published this week in the journal Physics Education, Mills College Physics Professor David Keeports explains why rock music guitar riffs sound better through old-school vacuum tube amplifiers as opposed to the relatively newer transistor models. Learn more »

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Mills Launches Collaborative Partnership with Peralta Community Colleges

Oakland, CA–February 27, 2017 Mills College announced a new student transfer partnership with Peralta Community College District today that provides enhanced opportunities for those seeking a four-year bachelor’s degree. Learn more »

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Mills Professor Publishes Pioneering Research on Transgender Prejudice

Oakland, CA–February 06, 2017 Seeing facial photos of transgender people reduced transphobia and discomfort among participants in the first national experiment of its kind, according to research published by Mills Assistant Professor of Government Andrew R. Flores. Learn more »

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Mills Professor’s Efforts to Save Critically Endangered Marin County Wildflower Featured on KGO 7 News

Oakland, CA–January 30, 2017 Mills College Biology Professor Sarah Swope and her students are working to help save a critically endangered Marin County wildflower that exists nowhere else on Earth. Learn more »

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Mills College Leads Local Competitors in Providing Upward Income Mobility

Oakland, CA–January 23, 2017 Mills College leads its top 10 competitors in Northern California in how well it improves student income mobility after graduation, according to an interactive New York Times story that uses data from a new study. Learn more »

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Mills to Rally at Women's March in Oakland

Oakland, CA–January 17, 2017 In the spirit of its commitment to social justice, Mills College will participate in the Women’s March in Oakland on Saturday, January 21, as part of the larger movement organized that day in cities across the country. Learn more »

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Mills Developing New Computer Literacy Curriculum for Undergraduate Students

Oakland, CA–January 9, 2017 Mills College is pleased to announce the development of a new computational literacy curriculum designed to give undergraduate students the skills to excel in an increasingly digitized higher education environment. Learn more »

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Mills Music Professor’s Artistic Inspirations Profiled in Keyboard Magazine

Oakland, CA–January 5, 2017 Recent work by Mills College Music Professor Chris Brown is featured in a Keyboard magazine article detailing technical aspects and artistic inspirations that form the basis of his compositions. Learn more »

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KQED’s Forum Features Mills Professor Fred Lawson Speaking on Aleppo, Syria

Oakland, CA–December 20, 2016 Mills Professor of Government Fred Lawson joined a panel of experts on KQED radio Monday where he spoke about the evacuations of civilians and rebel fighters from the war-ravaged neighborhoods of eastern Aleppo in Syria. Learn more »

Mills Self-Defense Class Featured on ABC7 News KGO TV

Oakland, CA–December 2, 2016 Mills students are taking action to protect themselves from sexual assault. Learn more »

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Mills President: Now More than Ever, World Needs a Place Like Mills

Oakland, CA–November 18, 2016 The days following our national election have had a significant impact on the Mills campus, and the college will continue to reaffirm its values in relation to the changing political landscape. Learn more »

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Mills President Elizabeth L. Hillman Launches First in a Series of Facebook Live Interviews

Oakland, CA–November 18, 2016 In what promises to be a lively and engaging series of monthly interviews, Mills College recently hosted its first Facebook Live broadcast, Live from the Heller Room at Mills College, with college President Elizabeth Hillman. Learn more »

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Alumna Kirin Khan ’10 Wins PEN Fellowship for Writers

Oakland, CA–November 10, 2016 The Los Angeles–based fellowship is designed to help launch the professional careers of promising new writers like Khan, who studied economics and math while at Mills. Learn more »

Last Updated: 8/30/11