Nancy Cook

Mills College Alumna Makes $3 Million Gift for Study of Photography at Mills

Oakland, CA–June 05, 2017 Mills College is pleased to announce a $3 million gift from the late Mills alumna Nancy Cook, ’68 to solidify the study of photography as art at Mills. Learn more »

Elizabeth L Hillman

Mills President Selected for Dual Honors by the San Francisco Business Times

Oakland, CA–June 05, 2017 Mills President Elizabeth L. Hillman was named one of 2017’s Business of Pride Outstanding Voices and one of the Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business by the San Francisco Business Times. Learn more »

Chana Bloch

Mills College Mourns the Loss of Acclaimed Poet and Professor Emerita Chana Bloch

Oakland, CA–May 22, 2017 Professor Emerita Chana Bloch passed away on May 19, 2017 after a prolonged battle with cancer. At Mills from 1973 to 2005, Chana’s powerful teaching and mentoring touched generations of students and faculty. Learn more »

Betty Reid Soskin Honorary Degree

95 Year-Old National Park Ranger Receives Honorary Degree Amid Throng of News Media

Oakland, CA–May 17, 2017 Amid a throng of news media and a documentary film crew, Mills College awarded an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters degree to National Park Ranger Betty Reid Soskin, a tireless, outspoken voice dedicated to raising awareness about the discrimination and segregation of African Americans who worked in Richmond, California shipyards during World War II. Learn more »

MillsNext: A Blueprint for Restructuring
Leading Bay Area College Takes Significant Steps to Address Challenges

Oakland, CA–May 16, 2017 Mills College, a nationally respected, independent liberal arts college for women with innovative graduate programs for students of all genders, has announced a blueprint to better meet students’ needs and overcome financial challenges. Learn more »

Betty Reid Soskin

Mills Awards Honorary Degree to 95-year-old National Park Ranger

Oakland, CA–May 02, 2017 Mills College will award an honorary Doctor of Arts and Letters degree to Betty Reid Soskin, a tireless, outspoken and articulate voice dedicated to remembering discrimination and segregation of African Americans who worked in Richmond, California shipyards during World War II. Learn more »

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Mills MFA Alumnae Authors Featured by The New York Times, NPR

Oakland, CA–April 26, 2017 Graduates of the Mills College MFA in Prose Program, Nina La Cour and Christine Hyung-Oak Lee have each published new works garnering critical praise. Learn more »

Deborah Vaughan

Mills Alumna Deborah Vaughan Awarded Prize for Innovation in Dance

Oakland, CA–April 26, 2017 Mills College alumna Deborah Vaughan ’71 was awarded the Della Davidson Prize by Dancers Group, a San Francisco Bay Area arts nonprofit focused on promoting dance through sponsorships and outreach. Learn more »

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Mills Alumnae’s Unique Spin on Modern Dance Training for Youth

Oakland, CA–April 19, 2017 In Berkeley, Luna Dance Institute co-directors and Mills College alumnae Patricia Reedy and Nancy Ng teach modern dance to children with a twist. Learn more »

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Mills Awarded $200k to Support Undocumented Students, Oakland Grads

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. Learn more »

Elizabeth Hillman

Mills President Testifies Before Congress on Nonconsensual Pornography in US Military

Oakland, CA–April 07, 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. Learn more »

Catherine Wagner

Italian Art Museum Features Works by Mills Studio Art Professor

Oakland, CA–April 03, 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. Learn more »

Trisha Brown

Mills College Mourns the Loss of Postmodern Dance Giant 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. Learn more »

Lateefah Simon

Civil Rights Advocates to Speak at Mills College Commencement Ceremonies

Oakland, CA–March 22, 2017 Mills College will celebrate its 129th Commencement on Saturday, May 13, 2017 with an address by Lateefah Simon, a passionate and nationally recognized advocate for civil rights and racial justice. Learn more »

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Mills School of Education Graduate Program Ranked Among Best in Nation

Oakland, CA–March 14, 2017 The Mills College School of Education is included in the new U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools ranking released today. Learn more »

Jen Ramos

Alumna Could Be First Non-binary Executive in Pro Sports

Oakland, CA–March 09, 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. Learn more »

Elizabeth Murray painting

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 »

Soo Yeon Lyuh

Mills Music Scholar to Compose Works for World-Renowned Kronos Quartet

Oakland, CA–March 02, 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. 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 Launches Collaborative Partnership with Peralta Community Colleges

Oakland, CA–February 27, 2017 Mills College announced a new student transfer partnership with Peralta Community College District today that provides enhanced opportunities for those seeking a four-year bachelor’s degree. Learn more »

Last Updated: 8/9/17