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Simply Understood: Using Children’s Literature to Convey Complex Ideas from Psychology

by Nick Endicott In Professor Marcus Rodriguez’ classes Internships in Psychology and Dialectical Behavior Therapy at Pitzer College, students had a unique alternative choice to the typical final term paper: they could write and illustrate a children’s book. This deceptively challenging option was unanimously favored by his students, bringing forth a range of new educational […]

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Teaching During the Pandemic: Discovering Opportunities Inside the Artist’s Studio

by Tim Berg Recently I made a quick visit to the ceramics studio at Pitzer College and I noticed that the whiteboard calendar where I post class assignments and deadlines still read Spring Break 2020. I was struck by how much time has passed since the beginning of the pandemic, and just how much my […]

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Exploring Reconfiguration with Ovidian Figures

In the Fall of 2020, a seminar of fourteen students and two professors, Jessica McCoy (Art, Pitzer) and Colleen Rosenfeld (English, Pomona), logged onto Zoom every Monday and Wednesday morning to discuss Ovid’s Metamorphoses and a variety of adaptations, translations, imitations, and appropriations across the visual and verbal arts.  Pairing introductory lessons in drawing with […]

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Looking back: Hive Vietnam 2018

Reflecting on the impact of the Hive Vietnam Equitable Health Design program, 2018 I have always been extremely passionate about cultural competency, especially when working with underserved and vulnerable communities. Through practicing human-centered design (HCD) in Vietnam, I learned how to conduct research and create interventions that are not only effective, but more importantly- culturally […]

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Rethinking Cross-Cultural Research During COVID-19

Check out a piece written by a member of the Hive’s Vietnam summer team!

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Screen Breakers: Shattering Virtual Barriers with Human-Centered Design

Check out a piece written by a member of the Hive’s distance learning summer student team! And Read an article in the Pomona magazine about Screen Breakers

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