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Pomona College September 2010 Events

Aug. 31-Dec. 19

“Steve Roden: when words become forms”
Sept. 11, Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m.

The exhibition consists of a series of new paintings and a newly commissioned, large-scale installation, bowrain, created specifically for the Museum. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

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.; Thursdays, 5-11 p.m., “Art After Hours” with live music entertainment. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Aug. 31- Oct. 17

“Project Series 41:Ginny Bishton”
Sept. 11, Opening Reception, 4-6 p.m.

Ginny Bishton presents new work: a series of large collages made from photographs of improbably vivid fruit and vegetable soups and a second series consisting of minimalist, grid-based pen and ink drawings characterized by the accumulation of tens of thousands of marks.

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.; Thursdays, 5-11 p.m., “Art After Hours” with live music entertainment. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 8

Pomona College Faculty Lecture Series: “Drinking From the Air and Other Solutions To Scaling Problems In Small Land Arthropods” – 12:10 p.m., Frank Dining Hall Blue Room (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Prof. Jonathan Wright, professor of biology, will discuss the significant adaptive challenges for small-sized land animals and some remarkable physiological solutions to scaling problems revealed by recent studies of millipedes and mites. Information: (909) 621-8137.

Sept. 13

“Sustainability Dialog – Project Green Haiti” – 7 p.m., Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), Room 101. Presentation on a proposal to build 50 solar-powered, sustainable agricultural communities of 2,000 people each in 24 months in Haiti. Sponsors include the Pomona College Sustainability Office, the EA and PPA Programs; The Interfaith Council and The League of Women Voters of the Claremont Area. Information: (909) 607-1765.

Sept. 14

“International Affairs: A Social History of Transnational Romance” – 4:15 p.m., Hahn (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), Room 108. Tamara Los ’89, director of the Southeast Asia Program and associate professor of history, Cornell University. Sponsored by the Pomona College Pacific Basin Institute. Information (909) 607-8065.

Sept. 15

Pomona College Faculty Lecture Series: “Existing Conditions: Turning Lives into Theatre” – 12:15 p.m., Frank Dining Hall Blue Room (260 E. Bonita, Claremont). Prof. Claudia Rankine will give a reading from a play about the lives of Mary Seakale, the Jamaican “doctresses” in the Crimean War known as the other Florence Nightingale, and Condoleezza Rice, the former U.S. secretary of state. The representation of black women who are empire identified will be discussed. Information: (909) 621-8137.

Sept. 15

PSU Lecture: “What's Changed About College Life, and What That Means for All of Us: An Evening with William Deresiewicz” – 7 p.m., Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). The current generation of students is at the center of major shifts, both in the texture of their social world and the contents of their education. William Deresiewicz, essayist and reviewer for The Nation and The American Scholar, among others, will discuss college, technology, and the modern student's way of life. Pomona Student Union: www.psu.pomona.edu.

Sept. 16

Pomona College Hart Lecture: “Adventures in Applied History: Transforming Hindsight into Foresight” - 11 a.m., Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Patricia Nelson Limerick, University of Colorado at Boulder, is a leading proponents of the “new western history” and author of the influential book The Legacy of Conquest, an overview and reinterpretation of Western American history.

Sept. 16

“The Russian Nanny: History, Culture, Mythology” – Noon, Pomona College Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). Steve Grant ’60 will talk about how one or another Russian nanny reportedly (a) changed the course of Russian history, (b) contributed greatly to the development of Russian language and literature, (c) played a significant role in the evolution of Russian national music, (d) was an inspiration for or played a major role in the lives of a fair number of leading Russian political figures, and (e) had a great impact on the work of Sigmund Freud. Presented by the Pomona College International Relations Colloquium and Dept. of German and Russian. Information: (909) 621-8018.

Sept. 19

Celliola and Friends - 3 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Prof. Cynthia Fogg, viola; Prof. Tom Flaherty, cello; Peter Yates, guitar; Prof. Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano; Prof. Gwendolyn Lytle and Anne Harley sopranos. Music by Yates and Flaherty. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Sept. 21

English Literary Series: Faculty Reading – 4:15 p.m., Ena Thompson Reading Room, Crookshank Hall (140 W. 6th St., Claremont). Pomona Prof. Aaron Kunin will read from The Sore Throat and Other Poems. Prof. Hillary Gravendyk will read from her chapbook The Naturalist. Information: (909) 607-2212.

Sept. 21

PSU Panel: “Whitopias Rising?: Race, Rage and Rebellion in America” – 7 p.m., Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). The Pomona Student Union hosts Rich Benjamin, author of Searching for Whitopia; Gerard Alexander, American Enterprise Institute Scholar of conservatism and race; and Jennet Kirkpatrick, University of Michigan professor of American politics and author of Uncivil Disobedience, to discuss rebellion, race and rage in America. Information: www.psu.pomona.edu.

Sept. 22

Artist Lecture: Ginny Bishton – 3 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 23

“The Fate and Impact of Plastic on the Marine Environment” – 7:30 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre, Smith Campus Center (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Captain Charles Moore, founder of the Algalita Marine Research Foundation, will discuss the fate and impact of plastic in marine environments. In 1997, veering from the usual sea route across the Pacific Ocean, he discovered what is now known as “the garbage patch.” His first paper in the Marine Pollution Bulletin documented six times more plastic fragments by weight in the central Pacific than the associated zooplankton. His 2002 paper on the near coastal surface waters of California documented that plastic fragments outweighed plankton by a factor of 2.5. Organized by the Pomona College Biology Dept., (909) 607-2950.

Sept. 25

David Alexander Memorial Service – 4 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Public memorial service for John David Alexander, president emeritus of Pomona College, who enjoyed one of the longest and most distinguished college presidencies in American higher education. Information (909) 621-8430.

Sept. 26

Taste of Baroque - 3 p.m., Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Cornucopia Baroque: Prof. Alfred Cramer, baroque violin; Prof. Roger Lebow, baroque cello; Prof. Carolyn Beck, baroque bassoon; Prof. Graydon Beeks, harpsichord. Music by Boismortier, Gabrieli, Telemann and others. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Sept. 28

"Eating for Change? Lingering Inequalities in a Progressive Foodscape" – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), Room 101. Josee Johnston, sociologist at the University of Toronto, and co-author of Foodies: Democracy and Distinction in the Gourmet Landscape (2010), will address authenticity, exoticism, and how foodie politics continues to maintain class and status distinctions. Presented by the Pomona College Sociology Dept., (909) 607-3027.

Sept. 30

“The Kopitiam (Coffeeshop) in Singapore: A Still-Evolving Story about Migration, Diversity and Multiculturalism” – Noon, Poona College Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Ave., Claremont). Lecture by Ah-Eng Lai, senior research fellow, National University of Singapore. Organized by the Pomona College Pacific Basin Institute, co-sponsored by Oldenborg.

Sept. 30

PSU Panel: “Marriage in Contemporary America” – 4:15 p.m., Edmunds Ballroom, Smith Campus Center (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). The speakers are: Stephanie Coontz, director of Research and Public Education for the Council on Contemporary Families, and author of Marriage, A History: How Love Conquered Marriage; W. Bradford Wilcox, director of the National Marriage Project, whose research focuses on marriage and cohabitation, and on the ways that religion, gender, and children influence the quality and stability of American family life; and Lisa Duggan, author of The Incredible Shrinking Public: Sexual Politics and the Decline of Democracy and The Twilight of Equality?: Neoliberalism, Cultural Politics, and the Attack on Democracy. Pomona Student Union information: www.psu.pomona.edu.