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College Honored for Sustainability Programs

Wednesday, May 29th, 2019

De Anza College has been named a 2019 Sustainability Champion in recognition of the college’s extensive efforts to conserve natural resources, reduce waste and prevent pollution.

De Anza College has been named a 2019 Sustainability Champion in recognition of the college’s extensive efforts to conserve natural resources, reduce waste and prevent pollution.

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Instructor Selected for Prestigious Fellowship

Thursday, May 16th, 2019

Sociology instructor Jennifer Myhre

Sociology instructor Jennifer Myhre has won a prestigious fellowship and a $40,000 stipend to support her work on 1500 Stories, a digital storytelling project about economic inequality.

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Two Alumni Win MacArthur Fellowships

Wednesday, November 28th, 2018

Two De Anza alumni have won MacArthur Foundation "Genius Grants," awarded annually to artists, scientists, activists and others who are singled out for their "exceptional creativity" and the potential for making a significant impact in their fields.

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1500 Stories Project to Host Community Meetings

Friday, October 5th, 2018

De Anza College will host an Oct. 25 community meeting as part of "1500 Stories," an ambitious digital storytelling project that is exploring the effects of economic inequality in Silicon Valley and elsewhere.

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Magazine Says Murphy Set National Standard

Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Retired President Brian Murphy is the subject of a new profile in the magazine Diverse: Issues in Higher Education. It says he "set a national standard not only for educational excellence, but also for a comprehensive commitment to social justice."

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50th Anniversary Speaker: DJ Patil

Monday, April 30th, 2018

DJ Patil

DJ Patil, a De Anza alumnus, earned a Ph.D. in mathematics and was the first Chief Data Scientist for the United States during the Obama Administration. He'll be speaking on campus about "Engaging the Future."

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President Brian Murphy Announces Plans to Retire

Monday, April 9th, 2018

President Brian Murphy has announced plans to retire at the end of the academic year, after leading one of California's most distinguished community colleges for the past 14 years.

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De Anza to Host Silicon Valley Reads Kickoff

Friday, January 26th, 2018

My Lovely Wife in the Psych Ward

This year's Silicon Valley Reads campaign will begin with a Feb. 1 event at De Anza's Visual & Performing Arts Center, where Mercury News columnist Sal Pizarro will lead an on-stage conversation with the authors of this year's featured books.

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