Pomona College News
11:00 am October 20, 2014Students
Fall Break (Oct. 20 and 21) is a time when students get outdoors to experience California’s vast and varied landscapes. On the Loose, the five-college outdoors club, is one of the most popular organizations for Pomona students, and the four-day weekend offers the chance for a wider range of outings.
Richard Preston ’76, author of the nonfiction bestseller The Hot Zone (1994)—on Ebola’s origins and an outbreak in a Virginia laboratory—is reporting on the topic for The New Yorker and was interviewed in Sunday’s New York Times.
David Menefee-Libey, a professor of politics, was quoted in The Atlantic’s Oct. 17 article “Why Did the Los Angeles Superintendent Resign?” Menefee-Libey, whose expertise includes reforms in large urban school districts, noted that while John Deasy came into the superintendent’s role as a reformer, urban school districts like Los Angeles Unified “are large complex organizations that don’t change fast."
Karl Eikenberry, the former commander of NATO troops in Afghanistan who later served as the U.S. Ambassador, will discuss "The Road Ahead in Afghanistan" after the NATO drawdown, reflect on the American experience in Afghanistan and discuss the difficult challenges still ahead, on Friday, Oct. 17, 12:15-1:15 p.m., at Pomona College.
11:30 am October 15, 2014Campus Events
Pomona College will participate in the China Onscreen Biennial, a month-long series of film screenings and programs across the nation celebrating the newest in Chinese film, video and visual culture, from Thursday, Oct. 16 through Thursday, Nov. 6.
9:45 am October 15, 2014Faculty
Pomona College Professor Claudia Rankine’s Citizen: An American Lyric is a finalist for the 2014 National Book Award for poetry. Citizen examines everyday racism in 21st-century America through essay, image and poetry.
Rankine is the Henry G. Lee Professor of English and the author of four collections of poetry, including Don't Let Me Be Lonely: An American Lyric, PLOT, The End of the Alphabet, and Nothing in Nature is Private.
The men's soccer team has a big lead in the race for the SCIAC title heading into the final three weeks of the regular season, but begins a critical three-game road swing at second-place Occidental on Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. Pomona-Pitzer is currently 8-1-1 in the SCIAC, giving it a 2.5-game lead with six games left to play for the league title.
Pomona offers more than 600 classes in 47 majors and each year new courses are born. Some are decades in the making, others study political crises evolving by the minute. Some arise from research, some by student request, and others simply from curiosity.
Jennifer Doudna ’85, professor of chemistry and of molecular and cell biology at UC Berkeley, was featured today on NPR’s “Morning Edition” for her work on a tool for editing genes.
1:00 pm October 11, 2014The Arts
Our new Studio Art Hall, imagined by creative genius Kulapat Yantrasast and shaped by our daring faculty, is a space Steve Jobs would envy.