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Several Award-Winning Authors Coming to Pomona in February

2:00 pm January 30, 2015Campus Events, Faculty, Life on Campus

February brings a wide range of award-winning authors to Pomona College for public talks and readings. They include Louise Gluck Jonathan Lethem, Laurence Rickels, Christina Yano, James Edwards Mills and Nalo Hopkinson.

Prof. Char Miller Assists on PBS Documentary on "The Big Burn" on Historical Wildfire

10:25 am January 30, 2015Faculty, Media Mention

Miller served as historical consultant and interviewee for a new American Experience documentary on "The Big Burn." The film explores a devastating 1910 fire that consumed more than 3 million acres in Washington, Idaho and Montana, killing 87 people (mostly firefighters), and wiping out countless farms and communities. The film airs on local PBS stations starting Feb. 3.

Campus Master Plan Highlights Future Facilities and Sustainability Efforts

2:15 pm January 29, 2015Life on Campus

The Pomona College Campus Master Plan is making its way through the final steps of the City of Claremont’s approval process.  The plan advances the College’s commitment to sustainability and to reductions in energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions. It builds on the College’s heritage of planning and stewardship, enriching the campus experience and upholding Pomona’s position as a preeminent institution of higher learning.


Professor Shows Founding Fathers Were More than Nation-Builders; They Were Literally Architects

11:00 am January 29, 2015Faculty, Research

Recently awarded a $50,000 National Endowment for the Humanities research grant, Professor of Politics Susan McWilliams is working to show that the founding fathers—architects of a nation—were also architects in the literal sense.


Hannah Wayment-Steele ’15 Awarded Prestigious Churchill Scholarship to Cambridge

10:00 am January 29, 2015International, Research, Students

Pomona College senior Hannah Wayment-Steele, a math and chemistry double major, has been awarded the prestigious Churchill Scholarship, which supports graduate study in the sciences, mathematics and engineering at the University of Cambridge. Only 14 Churchill Scholarships were awarded this year.

Author Meri Nana-Ama Danquah to Discuss Mental Health and Memoir as a Healing Practice on Feb. 12

11:45 am January 27, 2015Campus Events, Faculty, International

Meri Nana-Ama Danquah, a native of Ghana and author of Willow Weep for Me: A Black Woman’s Journey Through Depression, will discuss mental health and healing in contemporary culture and in the context of being a Black feminist, and the significance of narration and memoir as healing practice, as part of the Pomona College Daring Dialogues series, on Thurs., Feb. 12, at 7 p.m.

Sci-Fi Film Directed by Jennifer Phang '96 Opens at Sundance

8:30 am January 26, 2015Alumni

The sci-fi drama Advantageous, set in the near future about a mother and daughter, is the latest film from director Jennifer Phang ’96, and it opens at the Sundance Film Festival today. This is the media studies major’s second turn at Sundance—her debut was in 2008 with Half-Life

Andrew Palmer '16 to Race in 24 Hours at Daytona This Weekend

2:00 pm January 23, 2015Students

As his racing career keeps accelerating, Andrew Palmer ’16 will compete in the 24 Hours at Daytona race this weekend. Palmer, a mathematical economics major who says the second word he uttered as a toddler was “car,” is in his junior year at Pomona. “I believe that as a driver, my studies benefit me on and off the track,” Palmer said in an online interview.

Ramon Caleon ’15 Returns Home to the Philippines to Shed Light on Typhoon Aftermath

9:05 am January 22, 2015International, Research, Students

When Ramon Caleon ’15 traveled last summer to the Philippines to work on a PBI film grant documentary about the survivors of Typhoon Haiyan, it was the first time he had visited his childhood home since he immigrated to the United States when he was 12.

Making History, Prof. Rankine Finalist in Two National Book Critics Circle Award Categories

4:15 pm January 20, 2015Faculty

For the first time ever, a National Book Critics Circle finalist has been nominated in two different categories: Pomona College Professor Claudia Rankine’s work of prose poetry, Citizen: An American Lyric, is a nominee in both the poetry and criticism categories. 

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