Pomona College News
Los Angeles Times critic Christopher Knight has named the Pomona College Museum of Art exhibit “Andrea Bowers: #sweetjane” one by 2014’s “10 most rewarding and provocative Los Angeles art museum shows.” The show examined the notorious Steubenville, OH, rape case and trial. Part of the Project Series, the show was on view January – April 2014.
Prof. Char Miller, environmental analysis, was interviewed on American Public Radio’s Marketplace program to open their series about oil and “the crude economy.” Miller talked about how an early oil rush made Los Angeles the city it is today and how much petroleum is still a major industry in the City. Los Angeles still pumps 27 million barrels of oil a year. Yet, notes Miller, "we’ve created a landscape that makes oil invisible, intentionally."
For many Pomona students, winter break is a time reserved for friends and family, relaxation and sleep. But for those students looking to be a little more productive this holiday season, the Career Development Office (CDO) offers the Shadow a Sagehen program. Shadow a Sagehen helps current students connect with alumni in their fields of interest and meet with them over the break for informational interviews and job shadowing.
Leyth Swidan ’16 has long been fascinated by the complexities of the Middle East, and has spent his time at Pomona College exploring the politics and culture of the region with classes, internships, and study abroad. An international relations major with a minor in Middle Eastern studies, he is currently studying abroad in Amman, Jordan, and has just been awarded a scholarship to continue his time abroad in the spring in the United Kingdom.
The Pomona College 2013-14 Sustainability Annual Report, which was released today, highlights the College’s pledge to reach carbon neutrality by 2030 and the college’s achievements towards becoming a more sustainable campus during the previous academic year. Highlights include a seven percent cut in green house gas emissions and a 7.8 percent reduction in energy use.
9:14 am December 17, 2014Life on Campus
Pomona College has been named the No. 9 “Best College Value” among all U.S. colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine, which measures academic quality and affordability.
“O Christmas Tree” is best sung around a real tree and not an artificial one, according to Pomona College Professor of Environmental Science Char Miller. A real tree is the truly “green” eco-friendly choice, and if it’s bought locally it’s even better, says Miller, an expert in environmental and forest history.
Just days after courageous young Pakistani education activist Malala Yousafzai (pictured) accepted the Nobel Peace Prize in Oslo, Pomona College Economics Professor Tahir Andrabi has written an op-ed piece for The Wall Street Journal (subscription required) about a little-noticed transformation in girls’ education that is sweeping the South Asian nation. Andrabi notes that “For the first time in the nation’s history, more girls—63 percent—of primary-school age are in school than not, even as they face Taliban and other extremist threats, and even amidst an ongoing national crisis of leadership.”
Anisha Bhat '15 and Anna Kramer '16 spent countless hours sifting through the special collections of Honnold/Mudd Library to unearth an enlightening exhibit on “Navigating Culture: Islam and Encounter in the Indian Ocean World” that will be displayed in the library’s Special Collection Room (second floor, north lobby) through December 19.
A new study published in The Leadership Quarterly has found that perception of gender-linked traits in the photos of CEO faces strongly predicts company rank and profits. Higher ratings of powerfulness in male CEO faces and higher ratings of supportiveness, compassion and warmth in female CEO faces strongly predicted higher company rank in the Fortune 1000 as well as company profits. In addition, higher ratings of powerfulness, dominance and leadership ability, what are traditionally thought of as masculine traits, marginally predicted company rank for female CEOs.