February 18, 2015
School of Education to receive $2.8 million
The grant will support a Mills-led partnership to implement Japanese lesson study practices in select schools as a way of helping teachers improve their methods in the classroom.
February 4, 2015
Professor traces path from researcher to mentor
In a report on women’s progress in oceanography, Kristina Faul, professor of geochemistry and environmental geology, describes her shift “from aspiring researcher to teacher and mentor of a new generation of women and other underrepresented groups in science,” At Mills she engages female undergraduates in fieldwork and research.
January 27, 2015
Emerging global women leaders to converge at Mills in April
Delegates from more than 25 countries who are poised to move their nations forward politically, economically, and socially, will assemble for one week to train with noted scholars, policy makers, and government representatives as part of the US-led Women in Public Service Project to advance women in governing roles.
January 26, 2015
Art Museum dance exhibit praised
Visiting Assistant Professor of Dance Sheldon B. Smith and collaborator Lisa Wymore created a video of folk art dance for the Mills College Art Museum that was described in the Daily Californian as “experiments beyond music and movement, employing technology as a catalyst that can change the way the art of dance is expressed.”
January 22, 2015
Artists find home in new residency program
Continuing its tradition as a creative hub for the arts, Mills has selected three candidates to participate in its Art + Process + Ideas residency, where the artists will have access to campus work space in exchange for conducting public lectures, workshops, and open studios.
January 20, 2015
Bleaching for beauty
In the documentary, Light Girls, Professor of Sociology Maggie Hunter discusses the controversial skin-lightening industry.
Michele Ellis Pracy ’74 to run Fresno Art Museum
Selected as the new executive director, Pracy brings with her more than 25 years of experience in museum management and art curation.
The Business Journal, February 17, 2015
Jazz pianist Tammy Hall ’83 performs at Berkeley Arts Festival
“Marked by her conservatory training and deep roots in gospel,” states a music critic for Berkeleyside, “Hall gracefully combines elegance and grit.”
Berkeleyside, February 5, 2015
Musician Theresa Wong, MFA ’06, credits Mills for helping forge her artistic identity
A Stanford graduate in product design, Wong was ultimately drawn to Mills after crossing paths with Fred Frith and other Music Department faculty “who are active, exploring interdisciplinary and conceptual things, not just music.”
Berkeleyside, January 30, 2015