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Prof. Miguel Tinker Salas Authors New Book on Venezuela

8:30 am May 21, 2015Faculty, Research

Professor Miguel Tinker Salas has authored a new book, Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know, a comprehensive introductory history of the country written in an accessible question-and-answer format. 

New Grad Working to Break Down Language Barriers in Health Care System

1:30 pm May 20, 2015Alumni

Hong Deng Gao’s dream was born out of hard-fought challenges. She was 15 and her mother had been diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. 

Pomona Honors Outstanding Professors with Teaching Awards

11:00 am May 19, 2015Faculty

Pomona College Professors Michael Diercks, Phyllis Jackson, Zayn Kassam, Sidney Lemelle, Jane Liu, Lynne Miyake, Gilda Ochoa and Sara Olson have received the 2015 Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching. 

In TV interview, Prof. Summers Sandoval Addresses the Overlooked Stories of Latino Vietnam Veterans

4:00 pm May 14, 2015Faculty, Media Mention, Research

In a TV interview with Time-Warner Cable's "Local Edition," Professor Tomas Summers Sandoval discusses his research involving the overlooked stories of Latino Vietnam veterans. “Latinos have been left out of the story of the Vietnam War in a big way," he says.

 

Newspaper Highlights Student Hong Gao's Work to Help Immigrants Navigate Healthcare System

11:00 am May 12, 2015Media Mention, Students

In a front page story, the Inland Valley Daily Bulletin highlights Pomona senior Hong Deng Gao's work to help immigrants get more bilingual help to navigate health care. Gao's work is inspired by her mother, an immigrant who struggled to make her way through the medical system before her death from a rare disease.

Ahtziri Fonseca '15 Featured on Univision's National Newscast "Primer Impacto" (en Español)

1:09 am May 12, 2015Media Mention, Students

Ahtziri Fonseca '15, who plans to go into medicine and serve the Latino community, was featured on Univision's national news show, "Primer Impacto." Fonseca, from the Bay Area, won a Univision scholarship to come to Pomona and she is scheduled to graduate in neuroscience this weekend,

In Memoriam: Artist Chris Burden '69

11:30 am May 11, 2015Alumni, The Arts

Artist Chris Burden ’69 passed away Sunday, May 10, at his home, a huge loss for both the Pomona College community and the art world. 

Public Forum on the Future of the Pomona College Museum of Art to Take Place May 12

1:07 pm May 8, 2015Campus Events

A public forum on the Pomona College Master Plan and the future of the Pomona College Museum of Art will take place Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Smith Campus Center, Room 208.

Representatives from the architectural firm Machado and Silvetti Associates will be on hand for this public forum to discuss preliminary design concepts and to hear from members of the Claremont community about their hopes and aspirations for the Museum.

15 Pomona Students Awarded Fulbright Fellowships

1:00 pm May 6, 2015International, Research, Students

Fifteen graduates of the Class of 2015 have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Fellowships to pursue independent research or to teach English in countries around the world.

David Wang '09 Named One of Top 30 Thinkers Under 30 by Pacific Standard

11:45 am May 4, 2015Alumni

For his work starting China's first open, do-it-yourself bamboo bicycle workshop, David Wang '09 was named by Pacific Standard as one of "30 Top Thinkers Under 30."

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