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Pomona College April 2010 Events

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, is sponsoring the following on-campus events, which are open to the public. There is no cost to attend unless otherwise noted.

April 1— Holistic Education and Indigenous Women

A panel will discuss the topic of “Women, Indigeneity, Education, Healing,” focusing on issues of holistic education, especially in relation to indigenous communities. The panelists are activists, artists and scholars: Cindi Alvitre, the first female chair of the Gabrielino-Tongva Tribal Council; Mamo Kim, a native Hawaiian playwright and healer; Njeeri wa Ngugi, the director of the UC Irvine Faculty & Staff Counseling Center; Alleluia Panis from the Filipino arts organization Kularts in San Francisco; and two South African theatre artists, Malika Lueen Ndlovu and Chantal Snyman. The panelists will examine the most relevant and effective healing practices, integrating these traditions into education to counter colonial trauma and violence.

This event will begin at 4 p.m., and be held in Pomona College’s Women's Union, located on the second story of Walker Hall (700 College Way, Claremont). Contact (909) 607-4385 or Joyce Lu.

April 1—The Case for Prosecution: The Bush Administration and Crimes against Humanity

Marjorie Cohn (Thomas Jefferson School of Law) will deliver a lecture titled, “The Case for Prosecution: The Bush Administration and Crimes against Humanity.” Cohn, the immediate past president of the National Lawyers Guild, is also co-author of Rules of Disengagement: The Politics and Honor of Military Dissent (2009); author of Cowboy Republic: Six Ways the Bush Gang Has Defied the Law (2007) and Cameras in the Courtroom: Television and the Pursuit of Justice (2002). Her anthology, The United States and Torture: Interrogation, Incarceration and Abuse, will be published in fall of 2010.

This event will begin at 7 p.m. and be held in Pomona’s Carnegie Building, Room 7 (425 N. College Ave. and 4th St., Claremont). Contact (909) 607-0875 or Christopher Clement.

April 1, 2, 3—Theatre: "Crazymaking"

In “Crazymaking,” a play by native Hawaiian playwright Mamo Kim, Casana Lee has dreams of becoming a rock star, but cannot sing without choking up. An unexpected series of encounters compels her to return to her roots in Hawai’i, where she discovers the impact that the modern/colonial system has had upon her family.

Performances will be held in Seaver Theatre (Pomona College, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont) at 8 p.m. on Thurs., April 1; Fri., April 2; Sat., April 3; and 2 p.m. on Sat., April 3 and Sun., April 4. Tickets are: $10 general admission, $5 for faculty, staff, students and seniors. Box Office: (909) 607-4375.

April 2— Senior Recital: Yoon-Chan Kim

Pomona College senior Yoon-Chan Kim will present his senior flute recital, performing the music of Bach, Bolling and Ibert. He will be accompanied by Pomona College Professor of Music Gayle Blankenburg (piano). The recital will be held in Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont) at 8.p.m. Contact (909) 607-2671; email concerts@pomona.edu; or visit www.music.pomona.edu/calendar.shtml.

April 5— The Fall of Japan's Dominant Party: Explanations and Implications

Japanese politics expert Ellis Krauss (UC San Diego) will explore the reasons Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) was the most dominant party for all but 10 months from 1955-2009, In his talk “The Fall of Japan's Dominant Party: Explanations and Implications” Krauss will address what accounts for the huge-turnaround in Japanese politics in 2009, how and why the LDP lost power, and what the consequences are for Japan and US-Japan relations. This lecture will begin at 4:15 p.m. in the Hahn Building, Room 108 (Pomona College, 420 Harvard Ave., Claremont) Contact (909) 607-8065.

April 5—Building a Greener Claremont

A panel presentation will be held addressing the topic, “Building a Greener Claremont: Current and Future Construction Projects.” The presentation will be moderated by Michael Shea (American Institute of Architects). Panelists include Nancy Mintie (executive director of Uncommon Good); William Cunitz, (president/CEO of Pilgrim Place); a representative (TBA) of Pitzer/Amistead Buildings; and Bowen Close, director of Pomona College’s Sustainability Integration Office.

A discussion will follow the panel presentation. This event will begin at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), and be held in the Hahn Building (Pomona College 420 N Harvard Ave., Claremont). Contact (909) 607-1765 or email Bowen Close.

April 6— Lecture: “If You had a Time Machine?”

In a talk titled "Where on Earth Would You Live if You Had a Time Machine?" Charles Jones (Stanford University) will discuss the main determinants for a country to have long lasting growth. He will also discuss which countries are the best ones to live in over time. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. This talk will begin at 4:15 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 101 (420 Harvard Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-8881 or email Ludwig Chincarini.

April 7—Lecture: The Place of Leisure in Culture

Garry Chick (Penn. State University) will discuss his career as an anthropologist whose research focuses on leisure time and its relationship to cultural evolution, physical and cultural environments, health, and quality of life. He will talk about how there is something valuable to be learned from the study of leisure. This event will begin at 4:15 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Hahn Building, Room 101 (420 Harvard Ave., Claremont). Contact (909) 607-3027 or Gail Orozco

April 7— Pomona College Student Recital

Music students will perform music in a recital beginning at 8:15 p.m. and held in Pomona College’s Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Contact (909) 607-2671; email concerts@pomona.edu or visit www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/calendar/calendar.aspx.

April 9—Friday Noon Concert Series

Pomona College Music Professors Roger Lebow (cello); Gayle Blankenburg (piano); Rachel V. Huang (violin) and Mark Menzies (viola) will perform Johannes Brahms’ “Piano Quartet in G minor, Op. 29,” beginning at 12:15 p.m. in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 9th and Columbia, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Contact (909) 607-3266 or music@scrippscollege.edu.

April 9—Pomona College Museum of Art Concert Series: Yoshitake Expe

Japanese electronic guitarist/composer Yoshitake Expe creates waves of transcendental soundscapes from a range of influences including ambient, funk and electronic and Brazilian music. This concert will be held at 8 p.m. in the Pomona College Museum of Art courtyard with refreshments and extended exhibition hours. Contact (909) 621-8283; email museuminfo@pomona.edu; visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

April 10— Senior Recital: Leanne Welds

Pomona College senior Leanne Welds will present her senior vocal recital performing the music of Argento, Debussy, Fauré, Mozart and others, assisted by Pomona Professor of Music Gayle Blankenburg (piano), and student pianists Eddie Sayles ’11 and Vincent Chan ’11. This concert begins at 8 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2671; email concerts@pomona.edu; or visit www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/calendar/calendar.aspx.

April 12—Lecture: China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom

Political affairs expert and commentator Richard Baum (UCLA) will deliver a lecture titled, “China Watcher: Confessions of a Peking Tom.” Baum has been a consultant to the United Nations, the State Department and the White House. He is a frequent commentator on Chinese and East Asian affairs for several leading newspapers and for the BBC World Service, Voice of America, CNN International and National Public Radio.

The lecture begins at 12 p.m. in Pomona College’s Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). There is no cost to attend, and lunch is available for purchase for $6. Students use meal cards; others sign in at entrance. Contact (909) 607-8065 or e-mail Lucy Change.

April 12—Bernard Field Station: Claremont's Wild Heart

Dr. Susan M. Schenk (Joint Sciences Department of the Claremont Colleges) will give a presentation on “Claremont’s Wild Heart,” about Bernard Field Station. A discussion will follow her lecture. This event will begin at 7 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.), and held in Pomona College’s Hahn Building (420 N Harvard Ave., Claremont). Contact (909) 607-1765 or Bowen Close.

April 13—History Lecture Series: The Indian Ocean: Trade, Empire, Migration

Thomas R. Metcalf, the 30th Ena H. Thompson Lecturer, will present a lecture on “Worlds of the Indian Ocean: Trade, Empire, Migration” at 11 a.m. in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). This lecture is part of the Pomona College History Department’s 2010 Ena H. Thompson Lecture Series: “Trade, Empire, and Imperialism in Southern Asia.” Details TBA. Contact: (909) 607-3075 or email Gina Espinoza.

April 15—History Lecture Series: British Empire in India and Americans in the Philippines"

Thomas R. Metcalf, the 30th Ena H. Thompson Lecturer, will lecture on "From One Empire to Another: The British in India and the Americans in the Philippines," at 11 a.m. in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). This lecture is part of the Pomona College History Department’s 2010 Ena H. Thompson Lecture Series: "Trade, Empire, and Imperialism in Southern Asia." Details TBA. Contact: (909) 607-3075 or email Gina Espinoza.

April 16—Lecture: Economic Transition in Post-Soviet Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan

Sociologist Azamat Junisbai (Pitzer College) will present a lecture titled, “Winners and Losers of Economic Transition in post-Soviet Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan.” Junisbai will discuss the winners and losers of the transition to market economy in post-Soviet Central Asia, the prevailing attitudes about economic justice in these majority-Muslim societies, and the findings from nationally representative surveys conducted in Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan in 2007.

This lecture begins at 12 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). There is no cost to attend, and lunch is available for purchase for $6. Students use meal cards; others sign in at entrance. Contact: (909) 607-8065 or e-mail Lucy Change.

April 16—Friday Noon Concert Series

Pomona College Music Professors Jack Sanders (guitar); Joti Rockwell (mandolin); and Jason Yoshida (theorbo), will perform music by Karl Kohn and Domenico Scarlatti. This concert will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 9th and Columbia, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Contact (909) 607-3266 or email music@scrippscollege.edu.

April 18— Concert: Senior Recital

Pomona College senior Martha Preston (soprano) will present her senior recital, performing the music of Granados, Mozart, Purcell, Satie and Herbert, assisted by pianist Kyung Mi Kim. This performance will begin at 3 p.m. in Pomona College’s Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall (340 N. College Ave., Claremont) Contact (909) 607-2671; email www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/calendar/calendar.aspx.

April 19— Poetry Reading: Saskia Hamilton

Saskia Hamilton will give a poetry reading as part of the Pomona College Department of English Literary Series. Hamilton’s works include, co-authoring The Letters of Robert Lowell (2007) and her book Divide These Poems (2005). This reading will begin at 7 p.m. and be held in Pomona College’s Crookshank Hall, Ena Thompson Reading Room 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Contact (909) 607-2212 or email Nancy Jugan.

April 20— Asset Management: Will Quants Inherit the Earth?

In his talk, “Will Quants Inherit the Earth? (and Other Interesting Stories About Asset Management),” Ken Kroner will speak about his experience working at one of the largest quantitative investment shops in the world, Barclays Global Capital (now BlackRock), where he is managing director and head of Global Market Strategies Group. This event will begin at 4:15 p.m. and be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (170 E. 6th St., Claremont) A Q&A session will be held after the lecture. Contact (909) 621-8881; or email Ludwig Chincarini.

April 21—Climate Wise Women at Pomona College

In honor of Earth Week, women from the activist group, “Climate Wise Women,” will come to Pomona College as part of a 30-city, 18-country speaking tour to discuss what climate change is doing to women, children, families and communities around the world. Three women—from Uganda, the Cook Islands in the Pacific and Biloxi, Mississippi—will engage in public conversation with high-profile academics, scientists, artists, religious leaders, urban planners, rural agriculture experts, government officials and local activists to share their experiences and put forward an agenda that can be implemented now and guarantees a safe, just and sustainable future for everyone on the planet. Pomona College is the first stop of their tour across the Americas. This event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Edmunds Ballroom (Pomona College, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St, Claremont). Contact (909) 607-3529.

April 23—Friday Noon Concert Series

The Bundle of Sticks bassoon quartet, featuring Pomona Professor of Music Carolyn Beck, David Muller and friends, will perform. This concert will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 9th and Columbia, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-3266 or music@scrippscollege.edu".

April 23— Concert: Pomona College Choir and Orchestra

Pomona College's Orchestra and Choir will perform two masterpieces: Mozart's Requiem in D Minor, K626 and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. The ensembles are led by Eric Lindholm and Donna M. DiGrazia, respectively. This concert will begin at 8 p.m. and be held in Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2671; email: concerts@pomona.edu; visit: www.music.pomona.edu/calendar.shtml.

April 25— Concert: Pomona College Choir and Orchestra

Pomona College's Orchestra and Choir unite to perform two masterpieces: Mozart's Requiem in D Minor, K626 and Stravinsky's Symphony of Psalms. The ensembles are led by Eric Lindholm and Donna M. DiGrazia, respectively. This concert will begin at 3 p.m. and be held in Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Contact (909) 607-2671; email concerts@pomona.edu; or visit www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/calendar/calendar.aspx.

April 26—Writing Beyond Borders

Renate Ahrens and Gabrielle Alioth, two authors who write in German and live in Ireland – both members of the PEN-Centre of German-Speaking Writers Abroad – will talk about what happens when the language you live in is not the language you write in. They will share their experiences, what influences them, and the delights and difficulties of working and living in two languages and two cultures. Ahrens most recent book is Zeit der Wahrheit (2005), and Alioth’s seventh novel is The Bride from Byzantium (2008).

This discussion will begin at 12 p.m. and be held in Pomona College’s Oldenborg Dining Hall (350 N. College Way, Claremont). There is no cost to attend, and lunch is available for purchase for $6. Students use meal cards; others sign in at entrance. Contact: (909) 607-1159 or visit www.oldenborg.pomona.edu.

April 26—Concert: Pomona College Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble

Director Joe Addington will lead the Pomona College Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble in a concert at 8:15 p.m., to be held in Pomona College’s Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall (340 N. College Ave., Claremont) Contact (909) 607-2671; email www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/calendar/calendar.aspx.

April 27—Concert: Pomona College Jazz Ensemble

Pomona College's Jazz Ensemble, directed by Bobby Bradford, will presents an afternoon concert of jazz selections from yesterday to today. This performance will begin at 4:30 p.m. in Pomona College’s Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2671; email concerts@pomona.edu; or visit www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/calendar/calendar.aspx.

April 29— Holmes Memorial Lecture: Lawrence Buell

The invited speaker for the Charles S. Holmes Memorial Lecture is Professor of American Literature Lawrence Buell (Harvard), specialist on antebellum American literature. This talk will be held at 4:15 p.m. in Pomona College’s Crookshank Hall, Ena Thompson Reading Room 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Contact (909) 607-2212 or email Nancy Jugan.

April 29—Lecture: “War Stories from the Internet Trenches”

In his talk, "War Stories from the Internet Trenches (or how to personally make and lose $1B in the same decade)," William Schrader, founder and former CEO of PSI Net, founder of two SuperComputer Centers, and venture capitalist, will speak about his experience building one of the largest ISPs in the world and becoming a billionaire overnight, only to lose all of it just a few years later. He will also talk about the history of the Internet and its relation to venture capital.

This event will begin at 4:15 p.m. and be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). A Q&A session will be held after the lecture. Contact (909) 621-8881 or email Ludwig Chincarini.

April 29— Concert: Pomona College Glee Club

Pomona College Professor of Music Donna M. Di Grazia leads this auditioned 26-voice vocal chamber ensemble in choral music across the centuries, including works by Debussy, Gesualdo, Morley, Moses Hogan, Britten, Elgar, and others. This concert will begin at 8 p.m., and be held in Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2671; email concerts@pomona.edu; visit www.pomona.edu/academics/departments/music/calendar/calendar.aspx.

April 30—Friday Noon Concert Series

The Quartet Euphoria, comprised of Pomona College Professors of Music Cynthia Fogg (viola) and Tom Flaherty (cello); Pomona College Professor of Biology Jonathan Wright (violin);); and Scripps faculty member Rachel V. Huang (violin), will perform music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, Quartet in D Major, K. 499. This concert will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 9th and Columbia, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-3266 or music@scrippscollege.edu.

Continuing Exhibitions: Jan. 23 – April 11: Art Exhibits

Famous for 15: From Andy Warhol to Your Camera-Phone

Famous for 15 examines the phenomena of photo-based fame through Andy Warhol’s practice and its modern parallel of camera-phone photography. The exhibition is a selection of Polaroids and black and white prints by Andy Warhol, as well as a projection of student-submitted camera phone photographs. The exhibition is curated by Museum Intern Carrie Dedon ’10 and features some of the 156 photographs given to the Pomona College Museum of Art by the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts through the Andy Warhol Photographic Legacy Program.

Helen Pashgian: Working in Light

Helen Pashgian '56 is a pioneer Light and Space Movement artist, a member of the small group of Southern California artists who coalesced in the 1960s around the use of industrial materials, which offered unique optical and color possibilities. Technically innovative, Pashgian continues her rigorous exploration of the spatial qualities of color in light. This exhibition brings together early small intensely potent spheres and current large-scale columns that enclose nebulous atmospheres of light and color.

Project Series 40: Amanda Ross Ho – The Cheshire Cat Principle

For Project Series 40, Amanda Ross-Ho presents a new site-specific installation dealing with the mutability and materiality of context. She creates paintings, sculpture and installation works that examine the boundaries of presentation space, the direct and indirect products of creative expression, and the connectivity of the visual world. The Project Series is funded in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance.

The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open to the public Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., and weekends, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283; email Jessica Wimbley; or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.