Mills Swimmer Makes School History

In First for Mills College, Swimmer Heading to NCAA National Championships

Oakland, CA–March 02, 2016 Mills College swimmer Melissa Berkay made school history by qualifying for the NCAA national championships in North Carolina this month. Learn more »

Elizabeth L. Hillman, 14th President of Mills College

Mills College Names Elizabeth L. Hillman as its 14th President

Oakland, CA–March 02, 2016 The Board of Trustees of Mills College (Oakland, CA), the oldest women’s college in the West, has selected Elizabeth L. Hillman as the 14th president in the College’s 164-year history. Learn more »

Mills Commencement Spearker Sylvia Earle

Deep Sea Explorer Sylvia Earle to Deliver 128th Commencement Address at Mills College

Oakland, CA–February 24, 2016 Mills College will celebrate its 128th Commencement on Saturday May 14, 2016, with an address by internationally renowned deep sea explorer, marine biologist, and environmentalist Sylvia Earle.
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Ajuan Mance

Professor Ajuan Mance Pens New Book on 19th-Century Black Writers

Oakland, CA–February 23, 2016 When people think about 19th-century African American history, slavery mostly comes to mind, not the thriving intellectual culture of the North, according to Mills College English Professor Ajuan Mance, whose new book collects black writing for black readers from 1808 to 1910. Learn more »

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Mills College English Professor Kirsten Saxton Earns Teaching Prize

Oakland, CA–February 08, 2016 Mills College English Professor Kirsten Saxton has been named a recipient of the 2016 Undergraduate Teaching Award from the Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies for organizing the best undergraduate panel at the society’s upcoming annual conference in Savannah, Georgia.
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Fred Lawson

KQED's Forum Hosts Professor Fred Lawson Discussing the Current Situation in Syria

Oakland, CA–February 16, 2016 Professor of Government Fred Lawson was featured in a panel discussion on Forum that debated the ramifications of Russia’s recent bombing of a hospital in Syria. Learn more »

Mills College Children's School 90 Years

Mills College Children’s School Celebrates 90 Years

Oakland, CA–February 16, 2016 This year marks the 90th anniversary of the Mills College Children's School, the laboratory school for the renowned School of Education at Mills College. Learn more »

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Foundation for Contemporary Arts Awards Prestigious Grants to Mills College Professor, Alumna

Oakland, CA–January 27, 2016 The Foundation for Contemporary Arts has awarded two individual grants to William Winant and Nora Chipaumire for their pioneering work in music and dance. Learn more »

Mills College Announces New Admission Policy and College Pathway Partnership

Oakland, CA–January 20, 2016 Mills College is excited to announce two new initiatives to increase campus diversity and broaden access to Oakland high school graduates. Learn more »

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Mills Theater Studies Professor Victor Talmadge Acts in Cable TV Series

Oakland, CA–December 15, 2015 Victor Talmadge, director of the new Theater Studies Program at Mills College, has a role in WGN America’s Manhattan. Learn more »

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Multimedia News Stories by Mills Journalism Students Showcased

Oakland, CA–December 08, 2015 Digital storytelling class produces videos, blogs, podcasts, and other in-depth news stories on trending topics. Learn more »

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President DeCoudreaux Featured on KCBS Announcing Mills Will Retain its Dance Major

Oakland, CA–December 07, 2015 In a KCBS radio interview, President DeCoudreaux announced the decision to continue offering students an undergraduate major in dance. Learn more »

Mills College retains undergraduate dance major

Mills College Retains Undergraduate Dance Major; Faculty, Administration Find Common Ground to Revitalize Program

Oakland, CA–December 07, 2015 Mills College is pleased to announce it will continue offering students an undergraduate major in dance. The move allows Mills to retain the longest running college dance program in the United States, which offers major, minor and graduate degrees in the art form. Learn more »

Professor Fred Lawson

Mills College Professor Fred Lawson Interviewed on KTVU-TV About Paris Attacks

Oakland, CA–November 17, 2015 Professor Lawson talks about why ISIS is striking out against the West.
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Who Makes a Good Leader? Mills College Professor Jenn Smith Provides Clues in Forbes Interview

Oakland, CA–November 12, 2015 Biology Professor Jenn Smith tells Forbes that experience counts for more than charisma when it comes to leadership. Learn more »

Molissa Fenley

New Book Examines Dance Professor Molissa Fenley’s 40-Year Career in Postmodern Dance

Oakland, CA–November 09, 2015 New book takes a multifaceted look at the work of Molissa Fenley, a pioneer in postmodern dance, with reflections and scholarly analyses of her choreography by fellow artists. Learn more »

Mills Professor Jenn Smith

Mills College Professor Jenn Smith Coauthors Research on the Nature of Leadership in Mammals

Oakland, CA–November 06, 2015 What makes a leader? Clues can be found in the animal kingdom, according to a recent article by Biology Professor Jenn Smith. Learn more »

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Mills College School of Education Receives Grant to Extend Civics Program in Oakland Schools

Oakland, CA–October 27, 2015 School of Education awarded grant to strengthen programs that help high school students become “community ready.” Learn more »

Mills College announces new MFA in Translation

Mills College Announces New Low-Residency MFA in Translation Degree

Oakland, CA–October 21, 2015 The Mills College English Department is launching the Bay Area’s first low-residency master of fine arts in translation degree. Learn more »

New January 2016 Course Schedule

Mills College Announces New January Course Schedule

Oakland, CA–October 07, 2015 Mills College is pleased to announce its new January session with seven courses for credit and audit. Courses are open to Mills undergraduate and graduate students, students from other institutions, alumnae/i, and the general public. Learn more »

Last Updated: 8/30/11