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Fall Break is a Chance to Explore California's Outdoors

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.

20 Years Later, "The Hot Zone" Author Richard Preston '76 Covers Ebola Crisis for The New Yorker

10:45 am October 20, 2014Alumni, Media Mention

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

Prof. David Menefee-Libey is Quoted by The Atlantic about the Resignation of LAUSD Superintendent

11:00 am October 17, 2014Faculty, Media Mention, Research

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."

Former Commander of NATO Troops to Discuss “The Road Ahead in Afghanistan” on Oct. 17

3:30 pm October 15, 2014Campus Events, International

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.

China Onscreen Biennial Film Festival to be Held Oct. 16-Nov. 6

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.  

Professor Claudia Rankine Finalist for National Book Award in Poetry

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 LyricPLOTThe End of the Alphabet, and Nothing in Nature is Private.

Men's Soccer Holds First Place, But Key Road Swing Awaits

1:00 pm October 14, 2014Athletics, Students

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.

 Take a Closer Look at 7 of Pomona's New Courses

10:13 am October 13, 2014Faculty, Students

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.  

Cell Biologist Jennifer Doudna ’85 featured on NPR for Innovative Gene Research

10:00 am October 13, 2014Alumni, Media Mention

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.

President Oxtoby's Blog: Pomona’s Studio Art Hall Is a Place for Creativity and Community

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.

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