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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 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 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 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 »

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Alumna Carmen Román, MFA ’13, Wins for Best Documentary at San Francisco Dance Film Festival

Oakland, CA–November 02, 2016 The director and choreographer was honored for her film Inheriting a Legacy, which highlights the dance traditions of African descendants in the vibrant town of El Carmen, Peru. Learn more »

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Building Bridge to College, Mills Hosts Oakland Youth for Day of Fun, Sports

Oakland, CA–October 14, 2016 Forging ties with the East Oakland community and nurturing enthusiasm for higher education, Mills College hosted over 180 elementary school students Thursday, October 14 for a day of sports and fun on campus. Learn more »

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Mills Alumna Lands Her First Published Short Story in ‘Best American’ Anthology for 2016

Oakland, CA–October 10, 2016 A Mills College alumna has landed her first published short story in The Best American Short Stories 2016, published this month and edited by Pulitzer Prize winning author Junot Díaz. Learn more »

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Mills Student Rallies Peers in Central Valley Congressional Election Campaign

Oakland, CA–October 06, 2016 Exercising her passion for community action, a Mills College public policy student is joining forces with famed California labor leader Dolores Huerta in a Central Valley voter registration drive this month. Learn more »

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Two Mills MBA Students Receive Financial Women of San Francisco Scholarships

Oakland, CA–September 29, 2016 Two Mills College MBA students were honored with $10,000 scholarships from the Financial Women of San Francisco during a luncheon earlier this month. Learn more »

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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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Last Updated: 8/15/11