Pomona College News
Prof. Robert Gaines is co-author of a paper published today in Palaeontology describing a new lobster-like predator found in a 508 million-year-old fossil site in the Canadian Rockies. The creature, named Yawunik kootenayi, had large frontal claws that bore two long opposing rows of teeth that helped the animal catch its prey.
1:00 pm March 25, 2015Campus Events
As part of her world tour, Malian singer-songwriter Fatoumata Diawara will perform at Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont) at 8 p.m. on April 2. General admission tickets are $14 and are available at the Bridges Auditorium box office. Claremont Colleges students, faculty and staff (with ID), as well as K-12 students and teachers (with ID), may pick up a free ticket at the box office.
Pomona College Professor of Theatre Betty Bernhard passed away at home on March 21, 2015. As a teacher, director, and mentor in the Theatre Department since 1984, Bernard was an important and vibrant member of the Pomona community.
The newly-chosen Pomona College Class of 2019 gets the good news today. In another record-breaking year, the College received 8,091 first-year applications, an increase of nearly 5 percent over last year. It was the most selective year yet, with the College admitting a record-low 9.76 percent of applicants, or 790 students.
Pomona College seniors Emily Glass and Joyce Nimocks will each travel the globe pursuing year-long dream projects as recipients of the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship. Glass’s interests will lead her into international baseball communities, where she’ll seek “reconciliation with the baseball diamond.” A lifelong baseball fan, Glass played the game for a dozen years “until I was pushed into softball because of the friction between my gender and the game.” Nimocks, meanwhile, will visit Ghana, Japan and South Africa. Working with artisans, farmers and other groups, she will consider “ways in which local ingredients are utilized to produce sustainable, handmade cosmetics.”
5:00 pm March 12, 2015Faculty
Professor Claudia Rankine received the National Book Critics Circle Award for Poetry today for her most recent collection, Citizen: An American Lyric. She is the first author to be nominated in two categories: poetry and criticism.
Madi Vorva ’17 already had nearly a decade of national activism under her belt when she arrived at Pomona College
In an appearance on "Democracy Now," Pomona College Professor Miguel Tinker Salas decried recent U.S. moves against Venezuela as "extremely counterproductive," and noted the negative reception they have received in that region: "how it's read in Latin America is, once again, the U.S. and big stick diplomacy. It's read in terms of intervention." Tinker Salas is author of the upcoming "Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know."
On Saturday, April 4, Native American dancers and powwow drum groups will converge in Claremont for the Pomona College Powwow: Tradition for Life – Education for the Future. The intertribal gathering to celebrate Native American culture and honor traditions through music and dance will begin with the Grand Entry at noon, on the College’s Smith Campus Center South Lawn (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont).