News Stories

Mills Students
Oakland, CA—April 10, 2017

The Alumnae Association of Mills College (AAMC) has donated $200,000 to Mills College to create two new scholarship funds in honor of the late Mills alumna Audrey Gibney '46.

President Elizabeth L. Hillman
Oakland, CA—April 7, 2017

Mills College President Elizabeth Hillman, an expert on sexual assault, harassment and discrimination in the US military, testified before Congress Wednesday in a hearing to address nonconsensual online pornography in the military.

Catherine Wagner
Oakland, CA—April 3, 2017

The Morandi Museum in Bologna, Italy opened an exhibition by Mills College Studio Art Professor Catherine Wagner this month, featuring 21 photos inspired by works of the late Italian painter Giorgio Morandi.

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.

Jen Ramos
Oakland, CA—March 9, 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.

Kathryn Reiss
Oakland, CA—March 7, 2017

Mills College English Professor Kathryn Reiss is celebrating the publication of her 20th novel, a mystery about a girl who finds a message in an abandoned California gold mine that hints at long lost treasure--and a bit of danger.

Soo Yeon Lyuh
Oakland, CA—March 2, 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.

Painting by Elizabeth Murray
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.

Guitar and Amplifier
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.

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Oakland, CA—February 6, 2017

Mills student Saly Entislia has been fighting for her female identity since high school, but finally found a home at Mills College.