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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Contra Costa Mills Club kickoff: Line dancing lesson
Time: 6:30 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Lafayette, CA
RSVP requested
Kick up your heels as we launch the new Contra Costa Mills Club.

Friday, April 25, 2014

Portland Mills Club happy hour
Time: 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm
Location: Portland, OR
Connect with alumnae over food and wine at a monthly happy hour.

Friday Night at the Oakland Museum of California
Time: 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Location: Oakland, CA
Enjoy half off museum admission, great food, and live music with the East Bay Mills Branch.

Saturday, April 26, 2014

Tour and tea ceremony at Hakone Gardens, Saratoga
Time: 11:00 am to 3:00 pm (meet at 10:45)
Location: Saratoga, CA
Cost: $30; RSVP with advance payment
Take in a tour of the historic Hakone Estate and Gardens, an art exhibition, as well as a tea ceremony and kimono-wearing demonstration.

  

March 27, 2014

DeCoudreaux featured in Diverse magazine
President Alecia A. DeCoudreaux was named among a group of 30 women who have made outstanding contributions to the higher education community.

March 25, 2014

American Chemical Society honors professor
Sandra Greer, chemistry professor and former provost and dean of the faculty, was recognized for her lifelong efforts to advance women in chemistry. Her award included a $10,000 grant, which she generously designated to Mills for use in undergraduate chemistry research.

March 19, 2014

Speaking the truth
What is “subjective truth” and why is it essential to our understanding of ethical behavior? In a KPFA-FM interview, Jay Gupta, assistant professor of philosophy, examined the value of subjective and objective perspectives when considering moral dilemmas like war.

March 11, 2014

Professor changes porn into butterflies
Truong Tran, poet and visiting assistant professor, cut and folded pages of old pornographic magazines to create 9,000 paper butterflies, now on view at his new solo exhibition.

March 7, 2014

Drama takes the stage
Theater studies will return to Mills as a major and minor degree program in the fall 2014 term, thanks to a partnership with the the Tony Award-winning San Francisco American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.). The new major will combine intensive, professional actors’ training with the broad academic scope of a liberal arts education.


Calia Brencsons-Van Dyk '90 named as a James Beard Award finalist in Broadcast and New Media
Brencsons-Van Dyk received a nomination for her work on Martha Stewart's Cooking School. The James Beard Foundation, a non-profit group based in New York, awards chosen chefs, journalists, authors, and wine professionals for their excellence in the culinary arts community.

www.urbanspoon.com, March 2014

Actor and teacher Elizabeth Carter '92 discusses her love of Shakespeare and the city of Oakland
Originally from Eugene, Oregon, Carter fell in love with Oakland when she came to Mills. She shares her passion for Shakespeare with her students and in a four-part character smash-mash she performs in the Aurora Theatre Company's Wittenberg.

Inside Bay Area, March 26, 2014

Prints created by Elizabeth Murray, MFA '64, on display at Stanford's Cantor Arts Center
Her Story: Prints by Elizabeth Murray, 1986-2006 is a collection of her work that "…reveals Murray as an artist who pushed the technical and expressive limits of graphic art."

www.sfgate.com, March 15, 2014

Jane Whitfield '97 becomes first woman to head the Pentagon Federal Credit Union Foundation
After a nationwide search, Whitfield began her new position as president and CEO of the charity group PenFed on March 3.

www.govconexecutive.com, February 27, 2014

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