Pomona College News
As part of her physics summer research project, Sabrina Li '17 is making organic solar cells with carbon.
This is one in a series looking in on the work and projects Pomona students are carrying out this summer.
Pomona College was named to the annual Campus Pride 2014 Top 50 LGBT-Friendly Colleges & Universities today. “More than ever colleges today want to be viewed as LGBT-friendly and a welcoming place for all students. LGBT students and their safety impact the recruitment efforts of the entire campus,” said Shane Windmeyer, executive director of Campus Pride. “Upper-level administrators are now understanding how LGBT-friendliness is key to future institutional success. This Top 50 list is proof.”
Pomona College Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Gilda Ochoa’s book, Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap, has won awards from Society for the Study of Social Problems (SSSP) and the American Sociological Association (ASA). Both awards, scheduled to be presented this month, honor books that address issues of race or seek to eradicate racism.
Pomona College Professor of Spanish Nivia Montenegro’s latest book, Libro De Arenas: Prosa Dispersa 1965-1990, is a compilation of the work of the late gay Cuban dissident writer Reinaldo Arenas, commemorating the importance of the literary and political figure known for his bestselling memoir Before Night Falls.
The striking new Studio Art Hall’s interior will have as much attention to detail as the exterior, with handmade furniture painstakingly sculpted by Professor Michael O’Malley and eight of his students.
The White House announced today that Mikey Dickerson '01, who played a key role in fixing the Healthcare.gov website, will head the new U.S. Digital Service. In this role, Dickerson will direct the agency in applying and extending technology across the federal government to “remake the digital experience that people and businesses have with their government,” according to the White House blog.
4:00 pm August 6, 2014Faculty
Professors Fernando Lozano and Mary Paster are Pomona’s new associate deans of the College. On July 1, they took over from Professors Jonathan Wright and Nicole Weekes, who completed their terms in June.
11:40 am August 4, 2014Life on Campus
Pomona College is ranked No. 1 in the nation for “Great Financial Aid” according to a survey by The Princeton Review that asked 130,000 college students to rate their schools on dozens of topics and report their campus experiences. According to the same survey, Pomona College also is No. 4 in the categories “Their Students Love These Colleges” and “Best Run Colleges.” Pomona was No. 5 for “Best Science Lab Facilities.”
This is one in a series looking in on the work and projects Pomona students are carrying out this summer. Jameson is working as part of the Janet Inskeep Benton ’79 Summer Undergraduate Research Program.
Rodrigo Ranero, Pomona College Class of 2014, will study linguistics at Cambridge on the prestigious Downing Scholarship. Through a special arrangement between the two institutions, the award underwrites a year-long exchange sending one Pomona graduate annually to earn a master’s degree at Downing College at the University of Cambridge. He will pursue a masters of philosophy in theoretical and applied linguistics, and will continue to develop strategies for recovering threatened indigenous languages, in part through courses on language death and language acquisition.