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Connor Hudson '15 and Kalyan Chadalavada '18 Win ITA West Region Doubles Tennis Championship

4:00 pm September 30, 2014Athletics, Students

Connor Hudson '15 and Kalyan Chadalavada '18 won the 2014 USTA/ITA West Region Men's Doubles tennis championship as an unseeded team, defeating top seeded Warren Wood and Nik Marino in a third-set tiebreaker in the final on Sunday afternoon at Pauley Tennis Complex at Pomona College.

PetroLA Symposium on Energy and the Development of Southern California is Oct. 10 & 11

1:30 pm September 30, 2014Campus Events, Faculty, Research, Students

On Oct. 10 & 11, Pomona College will host PetroLA, a symposium probing the profound impact of the production, refining, and consumption of oil and gas in Southern California and some of the ramifications of the industry on the region—past, present, and future. The first well to strike oil in Southern California was drilled in 1892. By 1921, major oil fields were discovered in Long Beach, Santa Fe Springs and Huntington Beach. Oil remains very big business: in 2013, Los Angeles County pumped more than 139 million barrels of oil and gas.

Oct. 11 Founders Day Events Will Celebrate the Arts at Pomona

3:00 pm September 29, 2014Campus Events, The Arts

In celebration of the arts and Founders Day, the campus will be abuzz with activity with the new Studio Art Hall dedication, music and theatre performances and Pomona College Museum of Art exhibits on view. 

Forbes Features App Entrepreneur Mark Kawano '00 for Sharp Storytelling

5:06 pm September 26, 2014Alumni, Media Mention, The Arts

After working for Apple as a lead designer, Mark Kawano ’00  recently launched a photo and video storytelling app called Storehouse, featured in a profile published on the Forbes magazine web today. He and Storehouse co-founder Timothy Donnelly now have 15 employees at the San Francisco-based startup.  Topics “range from travel to culture to food to style to art, " and many of the stories told on Storehouse are very personal. "One of the best parts," Kawano tells Forbes, "is seeing the ways people are connecting to each other on a deeper level."

Prof. Daniel Martínez Research Featured in Animated Video on

2:00 pm September 26, 2014Faculty, Media Mention, Research

Prof. Daniel Martínez's research is featured in a fun animated short on the NPR Krulwich Wonders blog, "Everything Dies, Right? But Does Everything Have to Die? Here's A Surprise." The video, “The Animal that Wouldn’t Die,” follows Martínez and his research on the "immortal" freshwater hydra from gathering samples in graduate school, to see how long they really lived, through his move to the West Coast and Pomona.

Pomona Adopts Drought Action Plan, Adds New Technology To Save Water

10:30 am September 26, 2014Life on Campus, Staff, Students

With the California drought well into its fourth year, Pomona College has taken a number of steps to reduce its water use across campus. One of the changes expected to bring the most water savings is the College’s installation of pH controllers for the College’s 10 water cooling towers.

Two-Year Initiative Will Highlight the Diversity of Africa through Performing Arts and Guest Speakers

3:30 pm September 24, 2014Campus Events, International, The Arts

Pomona College students and the wider community will have the opportunity to learn about Africa in a deeper, more multi-dimensional way through guest speakers, artists, musicians and visiting scholars coming to campus over the next two years. Supported by a $250,000 Presidential Leadership grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the “Eyes on Africa” initiative aims to highlight the diversity of Africa through the performing arts, as well as the continuities with the arts of the African Diaspora in the Americas. The initiative also includes a series of lectures from human rights activists, scholars, NGO professionals and African politicians who have worked to alleviate poverty and reduce conflict in African communities.

In L.A. Times Opinion Piece, Professor Boduszynski Warns Militias Will Pose New Dangers after ISIS

1:29 pm September 24, 2014Faculty, International, Media Mention

In an opinion piece published today in the Los Angeles Times, Pomona College Professor Mieczyslaw Boduszynski makes the case that even as the U.S. launches airstrikes against ISIS in Iraq and Syria, “it is not too late for Washington and its allies to heed the lessons from Libya. “Even in a post-Islamic State and post-Bashar Assad world, Syria would still have to manage the many other militias battling for control.… Just ask the Libyans, whose country is now teetering on the brink of disintegration,” he notes in the piece co-written with Claremont McKenna College Professor Kristin Fabbe.

Pro Miler Will Leer '07 Has "The Greatest Job in the World"

3:00 pm September 23, 2014Alumni, Athletics

Will Leer ’07, a cross-country superstar during his Sagehen days, has seen his running career take off in his seven years post-Pomona, earning him an extensive interview in the October issue of Track & Field News. “I can’t even tell you how many countries I’ve been to but I know that without track and field I would have never seen the world in the first-person like I have been able to … in my opinion it’s the greatest job in the world,” says Leer.

Award-Winning "Americanah" Author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie To Speak on Wed., Oct. 1

11:00 am September 23, 2014Campus Events

Acclaimed Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, whose novel Americanah won the National Book Critics Circle Award and was named to The New York Times 10 Best Books of 2013 list, will be speaking at Pomona College on Wednesday, Oct. 1, at 7 p.m., in Bridges Auditorium.  This talk, which is co-sponsored by the "Eyes on Africa" Initiative and the Pomona College Distinguished Speaker Series, is free, open to the public, and tickets are not required.

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