News Stories

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.

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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.

Mills Hall
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.

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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.

Professor Chris Brown
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.

Professor Fred Lawson
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.

Oakland, CA—December 2, 2016

Mills students are taking action to protect themselves from sexual assault.

Pauline Oliveros
Oakland, CA—November 28, 2016

Pauline Oliveros, a distinguished American composer who played a major role in the development of experimental music, passed away peacefully on November 24, 2016.