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12 Fascinating Summer Research Projects

2:09 pm July 31, 2015Research, Students

Research is afoot this summer, with Pomona College students exploring a range of topics —nearly 200 projects in all—both on and off campus, many through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). Students are assisting faculty with research or pursuing independent projects under the mentorship of a professor, all made possible by funding from the College and other foundations.

Prof. Tahir Andrabi’s Research on Education in Low-Income Countries Featured in The Economist

In The Economist’s Aug. 1 issue, the cover story “Learning Unleashed” focuses on the boom of low-cost private schools in countries across Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, using research and recent studies co-authored by Pomona College Professor Tahir Andrabi to demonstrate a shift in parents opting for private schooling rather than public education systems in these countries. 

KABC Features Pomona on Evening News Broadcast

9:30 am July 31, 2015Media Mention

After Forbes ranked Pomona No. 1 in the nation, L.A.'s KABC TV Eyewitness News came to campus to talk to students and President Oxtoby. Watch for the College Gates, Big Bridges and the new Millikan Hall in this video.

Pomona College en primer lugar en lista Forbes

8:30 am July 29, 2015Campus Events, Media Mention

Pomona College llegó en primer lugar en la lista de Forbes de las mejores universidades del 2015 publicada hoy.

Forbes Ranks Pomona College No. 1 in Nation

8:30 am July 29, 2015Campus Events, Media Mention

Pomona College is named No. 1 on the Forbes “America’s Top Colleges 2015,” released today. This is the first time a Southern California college has topped the list.

Pomona College Reducing Turf to Help Fight Drought

8:00 am July 23, 2015Life on Campus

Pomona College is pitching in to fight the drought by removing 140,000 square feet of turf this summer.

Pomona College Hosts Special Olympics Athletes and Trainers

2:00 pm July 22, 2015Athletics, Campus Events, International

Pomona College is excited to host more than 40 athletes and coaches participating in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. 

Prof. Miguel Tinker Salas Says Mexican Government Must Show Transparency After "El Chapo" Escape

9:25 am July 17, 2015Faculty, International, Media Mention

As the story of drug lord “El Chapo” Guzmán’s prison break continues to unfold, Pomona College Professor Miguel Tinker Salas says the escape “underscores the extent to which the cartels have penetrated Mexican government and institutions as well as civil society.”

PAYS Program Transforms Teens' Lives

10:00 am July 16, 2015Life on Campus, Students

The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success is preparing to celebrate another successful summer. Every June and July, Pomona College in Claremont hosts about 90 promising high school students on campus for free college preparation. The teens live on campus for four weeks and get intensive academic preparation in math and the humanities or social sciences. The PAYS closing ceremony will be held at Bridges Hall of Music on Friday with a research poster presentation preceding. 

Prof. Heather Williams Explores SoCal’s Most Important River

3:45 pm July 9, 2015Faculty, Media Mention, Research

In a TV interview, Professor Heather Williams shines the spotlight on the Santa Ana River.

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