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November 2008 Events at Pomona College

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, is sponsoring the following on-campus events. Each of these events is open to the public and free of charge unless otherwise noted.

Nov. 1-Dec. 21—Exhibition: “Kara Walker: Annotating History”
“Kara Walker: Annotating History” will be on view at the Pomona College Museum of Art. In 2007, Time magazine named Walker one of the top 100 most influential figures in the arts. This exhibit is her re-reading and restatement of the American Civil War. An opening reception will be held at the Museum on Sat., Nov. 1, from 5-7 p.m. The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-7543 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Nov. 1-Dec. 21—Exhibition: "Project Series 37: Ben Dean"
In "Project Series 37," artist Ben Dean’s multimedia installation Account, reflects his long-term investigations into the history and theory of modernism, early film history, Structural film, video art and the growing prevalence of computer generated imagery—specifically as a surrogate or "improvement" upon photography. An opening reception will be held at the Museum on Sat., Nov. 1, from 5-7 p.m. The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-7543 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Nov. 2—Concert: French Organ Music from the 1920s and 1930s
William Peterson, Pomona College organist and music faculty member, will perform music by Alain, Messiaen, Tournemire and Vierne. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th Street, Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2671.

Nov. 3— English Department Colloquium: Peter Starr
Peter Starr, professor of French and comparative literature at USC, will deliver a lecture titled, "We the Paranoid: Writing the Multimedia 'Book,'" beginning at 4:15 p.m. in Pomona College’s Ena Thompson Reading Room (Crookshank Hall, Room 108, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2212.

Nov. 4—Film: The Host: A Mutated Monster Fish
The Host is a feature film directed by Bong Joon-Ho of South Korea. In The Host, toxic chemicals are deliberately released into the Han River by American military scientists. As a result a giant, mutated monster fish appears to wreak havoc among the riverside residents. The screening begins at 7 p.m. in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). This screening is part of The Pacific Basin Institute (PBI) at Pomona College’s 2008 Film Festival Series. Contact: (909) 607-8065.

Nov. 5—Reading: Junot Diaz
Junot Diaz, winner of this year's Pulitzer Prize for fiction, will read from his award-winning book The Brief, Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao. A Dominican-American writer, Junot Diaz is also known for his highly acclaimed collection of short stories, Drown. The reading begins at 5:30 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2919.

Nov. 5—PBI Lecture: Environment and Agent Orange
Phung Tuu Boi, Director of the Nature Conservation and Community Development Center in Hanoi, Vietnam, and member of the Vietnamese Forest Inventory and Planning Institute, will deliver a lecture titled “The Consequences of Agent Orange/Dioxin on Natural Resources and the Environment in South Vietnam.” His lecture will focus on the effects herbicides and defoliants have upon forests, specifically from 1961-1971 during the Vietnam War. This lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. in Hahn 101 (Pomona College, Hahn Building, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Organized by The Pacific Basin Institute (PBI). Contact: (909) 607-8065.

Nov. 6—Hart Institute Lecture: “Energy Options for America"
Professor of Peace and World Security Studies at Hampshire College Michael Klare will discuss “The Global Energy Crunch: Options for America," beginning at 11 a.m. in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). This lecture is part of Pomona College’s Hart Institute Lecture Series, “The Environment and American Society.” Contact: (909) 607-9435.

Nov. 7—Friday Noon Concert
Robert Zappulla (harpsichord) will perform music composed by Antoine Forqueray. The concert begins at 12:15 p.m. and will be held in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 10th St. and Dartmouth Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-3266.

Nov. 10—Artist Lecture: Ben Dean
"Project Series 37" artist Ben Dean will discuss his multimedia installation, Account, at 2:45 p.m. in the Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-7543 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Nov. 11—Film: Puedo Hablar?
Puedo Hablar (May I Speak)? is a documentary film on Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez. The screening begins at 7 p.m. in Pomona College’s Oldenborg Center Theater (350 N. College Way, Claremont). Contact: (909) 621.8018.

Nov. 13—Fall Literary Series: Tracie Morris
Tracie Morris, slam poet, sound artist, and author of the poetry collection Intermission, will give a reading at 7:30 in Pomona College’s Ena Thompson Reading Room (Crookshank Hall, Room 108, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). This event is sponsored by the Pomona College Department of English. Contact: (909) 607-2212.

Nov. 14—PBI Lecture: "Koreans as Japanese Soldiers During World War II: Cinematic Representations"
Close to 200,000 Koreans served in the Japanese military during World War II. Professor Takashi Fujitani (UC San Diego) is the subject of his lecture "Koreans as Japanese Soldiers During World War II: Cinematic Representations." The lecture begins at 3 p.m. and will be held in Hahn 101 (Pomona College, Hahn Building, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-3075.

Nov. 14—Friday Noon Concert
Rachel Huang (violin) and Paul Bishop (piano), both Claremont Colleges music faculty members, will perform Francis Poulenc's Sonata for Violin and Piano. The concert begins at 12:15 p.m. and will be held in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 10th St. and Dartmouth Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-3266.

Nov. 15—Concert: Music of the 20th Century and Beyond
Pomona College’s faculty members Jonathan Wright (violin) and Stephan Moss (piano) will perform music by Guy-Ropartz, Hindemith and Walton. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th Street, Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2671.

Nov. 16— Concert: Student Recital
Pomona College music students Marjorie Gomez (mezzo soprano) and Martha Preston (soprano), joined by pianist Linda Zoolalian (Pomona College music faculty), will perform music by Brahms, Gluck, Menotti, Monstalvatge, Offenbach, Purcell and Schubert. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th Street, Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2671.

Nov. 19—Concert: Music and Dance of Brazil with Viver Brasil
This lecture and demonstration by Viver Brasil Dance Company features Linda Yudin (dancer) and Luiz Badaro (percussion) is an introduction to Afro-Brazilian orixa dances as well as folkloric dances representing the agricultural traditions of Bahia. The concert begins at 4:15 p.m. in Pomona College’s Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue, Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2671.

Nov. 20—English Department Colloquium: Logan Esdale
Logan Esdale, professor of English at Chapman University, will deliver a lecture titled “Letters and Interpersonal Space in the American Scene,” discussing Modernist writers and the inter-media dialogue between writing and the visual arts. The lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. in Pomona College’s Ena Thompson Reading Room (Crookshank Hall, Room 108, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2212.

Nov. 20—Lecture: "A Flood of Rememory: Hurricane Katrina and Visual Trauma"
In conjunction with the "Kara Walker: Annotating History" exhibition, Gwendolyn Dubois Shaw, professor of American art and the director of visual studies at the University of Pennsylvania, will present a public lecture titled "A Flood of Rememory: Hurricane Katrina and Visual Trauma." The lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. at the Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) Contact: (909) 621-7543 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Nov. 21—Friday Noon Concert
CGU Collegium Musicum will perform, directed by M. Anne Rardin. This concert is sponsored jointly by the music departments of Pomona and Scripps Colleges and the Claremont Graduate University (CGU). The concert begins at 12:15 p.m. and will be held in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 10th St. and Dartmouth Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-3266.

Nov. 21—Concert: Pomona College Band
Pomona College music professor Graydon Beeks will conduct the Pomona College Band, performing music by Gorb, Vaughan Williams and others. The concert begins at 8 p.m. in Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th Street, Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2671.

Nov. 24—Lecture: “Racial Harmony, Colonialist Violence, and Baseball in 1930s Taiwan”
Andrew Morris, history professor at Cal Poly State University-San Luis Obispo, will speak about “Racial Harmony, Colonialist Violence, and Baseball in 1930s Taiwan.” Morris will discuss the annual K'shien National High Baseball Tournament in Japan, focusing on a team from Taiwan, a Japanese colony since 1895. This team was unique for its tri-ethnic composition of players—Aborigines, Han Taiwanese and Japanese; making it a symbol of how Japanese colonialism, the colonial people and cultural ritual worked. The lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. and will be held in Hahn 108 (Pomona College, Hahn Building, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-3075.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, provides its students with a challenging curriculum in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts, and an unsurpassed environment for intellectual inquiry and growth. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research. For more information on Pomona College, visit www.pomona.edu.