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Mills Financial Aid Experts Featured in Oakland Magazine, Share Tips to Avoid Tuition Debt

Oakland, CA–September 02, 2016 Mills College was featured recently in an Oakland Magazine article for parents and students titled “Paying for College? Five Steps to Remember.” Learn more »

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Mills College Swimmer Melissa Berkay Sets World Record

Oakland, CA–August 18, 2016 The Mercury News reported today, that Melissa Berkay, a 25 year-old junior at Mills College set a world record for crossing the Catalina Channel. She also became the first American swimmer to ever cross the 20.2 mile Channel while swimming in the butterfly stroke only. Learn more »  

Architect Julia Morgan’s Groundbreaking Work at Mills College Featured on KQED Radio’s Forum

Oakland, CA–August 01, 2016 Forum host Dave Iverson speaks with Historian Karen McNeill and Architect and Attorney Julia Donoho about the work of Architect Julia Morgan’s legacy in the Bay Area, including her groundbreaking work designing El Campanil, a 72-foot, Mission-style clock tower at Mills College. Learn more »

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American Association of University Women Honors Two at Mills

Oakland, CA–July 20, 2016 The American Association of University Women (AAUW) has awarded funding to two Mills College women for the 2016–17 academic year.
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Mills Receives $1.4 Million Grant For Low-Income College Prep

Mills Receives $1.4 Million Grant For Low-Income College Prep

Oakland, CA–July 26, 2016 Mills College received a $1.4 million, five-year grant from the US Department of Education to motivate and prepare low-income Oakland high school students for college. Learn more »

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Mills Swimmer Makes Scholar All-America Team

Oakland, CA–July 22, 2016 Melissa Berkay, the Mills College swimmer who made school history when she qualified for the NCAA Division III national championships in March, was named recently to the Scholar All-America Team for her academic and athletic achievements. Learn more »

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Mills Receives National Environmental Award

Oakland, CA–July 18, 2016 Mills College received a national environmental sustainability award for its efforts to reduce water, gas and electricity use, and for its recycling, reusing and composting programs. Learn more »

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Mills MFA in Studio Art Program Receives Prestigious Awards

Oakland, CA–July 14, 2016 The Mills College MFA program in studio art announced cash awards from two prestigious arts organizations in recognition of faculty and student excellence. Learn more »

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Mills Mathematics Professor Awarded Fulbright Teaching Grant to Italy

Oakland, CA–July 06, 2016 Mills College Mathematics Professor Steven Givant was awarded a one-year Fulbright US Scholar grant to teach and conduct research at the University of Trento in Trento, Italy beginning in September. Learn more »

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Hollywood Legend Olivia de Havilland Sends a Shout Out to Mills in People Magazine

Oakland, CA–July 01, 2016 Asked if there's any advice she'd give to her younger self, she replies, "Take a long leave of absence from the Warner contract and go to Mills College, where the scholarship I had won in 1934 is still waiting for me!" Learn more »

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Mills Biology Professor Jenn Smith Delivers Commencement Speech at UCLA’s Institute of Society and Genetics

Oakland, CA–June 30, 2016 Mills College Biology Professor Jenn Smith said humans can benefit from studying cooperation among animals to create a better society during a commencement address at UCLA’s Institute of Society and Genetics. Learn more »

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Mills Professors Host Literary Translation Festival

Oakland, CA–June 15, 2016 The Mills College MFA in Translation program is hosting its first Translation Festival at three Oakland venues in June to highlight new trends in translation. Learn more »

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Mills Student Wins National Journalism Competition

Oakland, CA–May 31, 2016 A radio news story about a 17-year-old El Salvadoran migrant fleeing gang recruitment earned Mills College student Maira Perez Velazquez a national college journalism award. Learn more »

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Conscious Company Magazine Ranks Mills MBA Program in Top 15 Nationwide

Oakland, CA–May 05, 2016 Conscious Company magazine included Mills College in its list of 15 top MBA programs nationwide based on social consciousness and affordability. Learn more »

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San Francisco Magazine Publishes Positive Feedback to Mills College Article

Oakland, CA–April 29, 2016 San Francisco Magazine shared public reaction and published accurate data after a negative article on Mills College ran in its April issue. Learn more »

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Mills Awarded Scholarship Grant from National Science Foundation

Oakland, CA–April 08, 2016 The National Science Foundation has awarded Mills College a $600,000 grant to support low-income, academically talented students pursuing degrees in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Learn more »

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Professor Carlota Caulfield is Featured Artist at International Conference on Collecting

Oakland, CA–March 11, 2016 Mills College Professor Carlota Caulfield is the featured artist at an international academic conference highlighting the culture and study of collecting Learn more »

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Mills Professor Co-Edits New Book on Black Women, Pregnancy and Childbirth

Oakland, CA–March 10, 2016 Mills College Professor of Ethnic Studies Julia Chinyere Oparah has co-edited a new book called Birthing Justice: Black Women, Pregnancy, and Childbirth. Learn more »

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Mills Library to Host Book Art Exhibit Featuring Innovative Work of Julie Chen

Oakland, CA–March 11, 2016 The Mills College library will host a book art exhibit of three-dimensional and movable book structures by Mills Professor Julie Chen, March 28 through May 31. Learn more »

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Mills College Technology & Society Lecture Features CEO of Sustainable Chemical Company

Oakland, CA–March 10, 2016 Lisa Dyson, CEO of Hayward-based Kiverdi, a biotechnology company that creates chemicals from waste materials, will give a talk in the Lorry I. Lokey School of Business and Public Policy March 29 as part of an ongoing lecture series investigating the impact of technology on society. Learn more »

Last Updated: 8/15/11