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Class Acquires New Work for the Pomona College Museum of Art Collection, Learns About Museum Acquisition

3:08 pm May 1, 2015Students, The Arts

Installed in the lobby of the Pomona College Museum of Art, Directed (North) radiates a raw artistic power. Created by artist Rose B. Simpson, the piece’s acquisition by the museum and inclusion in its Art in Dialogue series is particularly special: It was chosen by students. It is on display through May 17.

Professor Char Miller Receives Faculty Alumni Service Award

4:30 pm April 28, 2015Faculty

This year’s winner of the Faculty Alumni Service Award is Char Miller P’03, the W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and director of the environmental analysis program at Pomona College.

Senior Emily Darby and 12 Pomona Alumni Awarded National Science Foundation Fellowships

2:30 pm April 27, 2015Students

Pomona College senior Emily Darby and 12 alumni have been awarded National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, which provide an annual stipend of $34,000 and a $12,000 cost-of-education allowance for each of three years of graduate study. 

13 Fascinating Classes in the Liberal Arts

11:09 am April 27, 2015Life on Campus

At Pomona College, our interdisciplinary liberal arts classes take students on unexpected intellectual journeys. Enjoy a noteworthy list of 13 fascinating classes that were offered this spring that would fulfill one of these requirements.

Inspired by Her Mother and Community, Ahtziri Fonseca '15 Is on Her Way to Fulfilling Her Childhood Dreams of Becoming a Physician

8:07 am April 27, 2015Research, Students

The daughter of immigrants from Mexico, Ahtziri Fonseca landed a $50,000 Univision/JC Penney scholarship four years ago to help her come to Pomona College and earn a neuroscience degree, all on the way to becoming a surgeon. In May, she is scheduled to proudly receive that diploma—the first in her family to do so—completing the next big step toward her long-held dream of going into medicine and serving the Latino community.

Continuando el sueño: Inspirada por su madre, Ahtziri Fonseca, está preparándose para graduarse de Pomona College, un enorme paso en su camino a ser cirujana

8:07 am April 27, 2015Research, Students

La hija de inmigrantes de México, Ahtziri Fonseca, clase 2015, recibió una beca de Univisión/JC Penney por $50,000 hace cuatro años para ayudarla a asistir a Pomona College y obtener un diploma en neurociencias, todo ello en su camino para llegar a ser cirujana.Ella está encaminada a recibir ese diploma en mayo – la primera en su familia en lograrlo – completando ese enorme paso hacia su sueño de tanto tiempo, de poder estudiar medicina y servir a la comunidad latina.

Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer ’92 Named NBA Coach of the Year

1:00 pm April 22, 2015Alumni, Athletics

Atlanta Hawks Coach Mike Budenholzer ’92 has been named NBA Coach of the Year. In announcing the choice, the NBA noted that Budenholzer led the team to its best regular season in franchise history, with a 60-22 record. Compared to the previous season, that was a “22-win improvement rooted in balance on offense and teamwork on defense.”

In Earth Day Op-Ed, President Oxtoby Calls for Concerted Political Action to Confront Climate Change

3:00 pm April 21, 2015Media Mention

Writes President Oxtoby: "... even as our knowledge has grown and the environmental movement has matured, I believe we have lost something essential over the past 45 years — the ability to come together, build coalitions and take effective action. We will need to rekindle some of that early ’70s idealism if we are to effectively confront today’s environmental crises, including the looming reality of climate change."

Pomona Senior Works to Transform Beauty Industry All Naturally

12:00 pm April 21, 2015Students

Pomona College senior Joyce Nimocks has fond childhood memories of her grandmother teaching her to make body butter out of olive oil and using natural, homemade concoctions on her granddaughter’s curly hair.

Kizzann Ashana Ramsook ’12 Named One of Top 30 Thinkers Under 30 by Pacific Standard

9:26 am April 21, 2015Alumni, Media Mention

Writes Pacific Standard: "Kizzann Ashana Ramsook '12 discovered her passion when she took her first psychology course as an undergraduate at Pomona College. Her thesis examined the linguistics of how mothers and children discuss emotions and relationships. It won the sought-after Robert L. Solso Award at the Western Psychological Association’s conference. Today, Ramsook is a doctoral student at Penn State and hopes to become involved with public policy and larger scale mental health institutions in the future."

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