November 2011 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.
August 30-November 6
“It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973: Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona” —Hours: 24 hours, seven days per week, Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). From 1969 to 1973, a series of radical art projects took place at the far eastern edge of Los Angeles County at the Pomona College Museum of Art. The first part of the "It Happened at Pomona" exhibition focuses on the academic year of 1969-1970, when Hal Glicksman was the curator/director. “Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona" features artists Michael Asher, Lewis Blatz, Judy Chicago, Ron Cooper, Tom Etherton, Lloyd Hamrol and Robert Irwin. During this exhibit, the Museum is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week from August 30 through November 6, as part of Michael Asher's 2011 No Title work. This show is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a collaboration of art institutions across Southern California. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.
Geology Lecture Series: “The Domino Effect"—11 a.m., Pomona College Edmunds Building, Room 130 (185 E. 6th St., Claremont). Debi Kilb (Scripps Institution of Oceanography) will discuss “The Domino Effect,”a trigging sequence explaining why we are not 100 years overdue (as commonly believed) for a large earthquake on the southern San Andreas Fault. Contact: email@example.com or (909) 621-8673.
The Musician’s Guide to the Brain—11 a.m., Pomona College Seaver Commons Room 102 (between Seaver North, 645 N. College Ave. and Seaver South, 175 W. 6th St., Claremont). A champion of contemporary American piano music, Lois Svard will discuss how neuroscientists have found that studying the brains of musicians can help them learn more about brain function in general. Musicians make excellent subjects because learning a musical instrument is a very complex multimodal skill and because musicians’ brains actually change as a result of long-term practice. Svard will discuss recent areas of research that have been carried out with musicians, and are of interest to everyone. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-2671.
Lecture: Crónica 2012: Dispatches from the Mexican Drug Wars—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center Room 208 (170 E. 6th Street, Claremont). Lectures will be given by John Gibler and Diego Osorno, two journalists reporting the Mexican drug wars conflict. Contact: email@example.com or (909) 607-3088.
Faculty Lecture Series: “Muslim Women and the Jihad for Gender Justice”—12:10 p.m. Pomona College Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Pomona Professor of Religious Studies Zayn Kassam will discuss how Muslim women are pursuing gender justice in their writings and activities. This talk explores the reasons behind the need for gender justice and what Muslim gender activists are doing. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lecture: “Obama: Drug War Hawk or Dove? Current Policy and Prospects for Change”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Ena Thompson Reading Room 108 (Crookshank Hall, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Eric E. Sterling is President of the Criminal Justice Policy Foundation in Silver Spring, Maryland, founded in 1989 to regulate and control the distribution and use of drugs and to support effective criminal justice. In the 1980s, he was the assistant counsel at the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Crime, principally responsible for drugs, gun control, money laundering, organized crime and pornography. Contact: (909) 607-3395 or email@example.com.
Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences Colloquium—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Millikan Auditorium (610 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: John Doyle (Caltech). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
English Department Lecture Series: “Small-scale Violence in 17th Century Dutch Still-Life-Painting”—4:30 p.m., Pomona College Lebus Court Room 113 (145 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Art historian, literary and cultural critic Harry Berger, Jr. (UC Santa Cruz) will give this talk. Contact: Colleen.Rosenfeld@pomona.edu.
Student Recital—8:15 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Students taking private lessons perform in recital. Contact: email@example.com or (909) 607-2671.
English Department Lecture Series: “Silent Complicity: Emilia’s Pathos in Othello”—4:30 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank Hall, Ena Thompson Reading Room 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Art historian, literary and cultural critic Harry Berger, Jr. (UC Santa Cruz) will speak on “Silent Complicity: Emilia’s Pathos in Othello.” Contact: Colleen.Rosenfeld@pomona.edu
Art After Hours—5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live entertainment accompanies special “Art After Hours” events at the Museum. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or firstname.lastname@example.org or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.
Friday Noon Concert—12:15 p.m., Balch Auditorium, Scripps College (1030 Columbia Ave., corner of 10th and Columbia, Claremont). Pomona College Professor Jonathan Wright, violin, and Stephan Moss, piano will perform music by Bartók, Janáček and Suk. Contact: email@example.com or (909) 607-2671.
SCAMfest— 7:30 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont) The Claremont Shades a cappella group presents SCAMFest (Southern California A Cappella Music Festival), featuring all the Claremont Colleges a cappella groups, USC's SoCal VoCals and UCLA's Scattertones. Tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door (cash only at door). Advance sales at 5-C dining halls starting Oct 31st and at the Associated Students of Pomona College Office (Smith Campus Center Room 244, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont) beginning October 28th. Visit: claremont.edu/org/shades.
Cornucopia Baroque Ensemble—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Alfred Cramer, baroque violin; Roger Lebow, viola da gamba; Carolyn Beck, baroque bassoon; Graydon Beeks, harpsichord; with Scott Pauley ’87, lute and theorbo, offer a program of chamber music from the 17th century. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-2671.
Hammers and Sticks—3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music. (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Genevieve Feiwen Lee and Nadia Schpachenko, pianos; Nick Terry and Justin DeHart, percussion, perform George Crumb’s Music for a Summer Evening, and Otherworldly Resonances, plus Terry will perform Shaun Naidoo’s Nigerian Spam. Contact: email@example.com or (909) 607-2671.
Literary Series: The Black Took Collective—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). The Black Took Collective of Duriel Harris, Dawn Lundy Martin, and Ronaldo Wilson will give a reading. The Black Took Collective performs and writes in hybrid experimental forms, embracing radical poetics and critical theories of race, gender and sexuality. Contact: (909) 607-2212.
Faculty Lecture Series: “Iron Wars Episode V: Pathogens Strike Back”—12:10 p.m., Pomona College Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Pomona Professor of Chemistry Matthew Sazinsky will discuss the biochemistry of iron metabolism, methods used by both pathogens and humans to acquire the metal, and the relationship between iron metabolism and infection, with a specific focus on diabetics. A Star Wars theme will be carried throughout the talk. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
“The Making of China in Ten Words”: Yu Hua—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building Room 101 (420 Harvard Ave., Claremont). Yu Hua is one of China's most celebrated contemporary authors, whose work has been translated into more than 20 languages. His novels include Chronicle of a Blood Merchant (1995), To Live (1992, later made into a feature film by Zhang Yimou) and Cries in the Drizzle (1991). His most recent novel Xiongdi (Brothers) was published in China in 2005, where it became an immediate bestseller. In this talk, he will discuss and read from his latest book, a volume of essays titled China in Ten Words, just published in English. The talk is in Chinese, with English interpretation. Contact: email@example.com.
Poetry Reading: Marjorie Agosin—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center Room 208 (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Marjorie Agosín (Wellesley College) is an award-winning poet, essayist, fiction writer and activist. She has written or edited more than 80 books. Most recently, she wrote the poetry collections, The Light of Desire / La Luz del Deseo (2009) and Secrets in the Sand: The Young Women of Juárez (2006) about Ciudad Juarez murders. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences Colloquium—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Millikan Auditorium (610 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Linda Petzold (UC Santa Barbara). Contact: email@example.com.
Photography Showing: Tony Gleaton —noon, Pomona College Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). Photographer Tony Gleaton’s work will be on view. The work examines “the other”—people separated from any dominant cultural group and explores humanity’s common elements and the disparities. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Pomona Student Union: "Sex and Sensibility: The Interplay of Desire and Culture in Human Sexuality"—7 p.m., Pomona College Edmunds Ballroom (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). The panel features:
- Pomona College Professor of Biology Rachel Levin who studies gender and sexuality from a biological perspective. She is critical of current studies claiming to have biologically proved homosexuality as an orientation and is an expert on sexual practices of wrens in the animal kingdom.
- Pomona College Professor of Anthropology Pardis Mahdavi studies human trafficking, migration, sexuality, gender and politics in Middle Eastern countries. One of her specialties is youth culture in Iran, where she examines how young people are responding to state-defined sexuality, with a view of exploring how sexuality can be politics.
- Andrew Lear (New York University) studies classics and sexuality, focusing on the changing nature of sexual practice through history. He specializes in Greek homosexual practices and is a strong proponent of social constructionism and believes in the amorphous nature of desire.
- Neuroscientist Simon LeVay, formerly at Harvard, studies differences between homosexuality and heterosexuality from a neuroscientific perspective and believes there are certain differences in brain structure that explain sexuality.
Friday Noon Concert—12:15 p.m., Balch Auditorium, Scripps College (1030 Columbia Ave., corner of 10th and Columbia, Claremont). Ken Foerch, saxophone, Rhapsody Saxophone Quartet and friends perform music by Bernstein, Broughton, Copland, Williams and quartets by Andrea Morricone. Contact: email@example.com or (909) 607-2671.
Conference: Children in Wartime Asia: 1931-1945”—1:30-5:30 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building, Room 101 (420 Harvard Ave., Claremont). The horrors of World War II affected children in Asia in both predictable and surprising ways: they were hungry, sick, and poorly clothed and housed. They often were separated from their families and lost parents or siblings. Some lost their own lives. This half-day conference will address this neglected issue of children, with presentations on children in wartime Taiwan, China and the Philippines. See schedule below. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- “Preparing for the Final Exam: Wartime Patriotism in Children's Textbooks in Colonial Taiwan” —Winifred Chang, UCLA;
- “Adjudicating War: Juvenile Offenders in Wartime China, 1931-1945”—Lily Chang, University of Oxford;
- “Abandoned Children in Manchuria: Past and Present"”—Mariko Tamanoi, UCLA
- “Writing A Child of War”—Curtis Tong, Pomona College
Sports: Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner– 6 p.m., Pomona College Edmunds Ballroom (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Inductees Adam Boardman ’01, Meghan Gould ’01, Jeremiah Martin ’01, Ranee Morales Axtell ’98. Tickets are $20, and reservations must be made in advance. Contact: (909) 621-8429 or email@example.com.
Chirgilchin Throat Singers—3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Chirgilchin, a group of Tuvan musicians from a small Russian province north of Western Mongolia, will sing ancient folk songs in their native language while utilizing numerous styles of throat singing. The group also plays handmade traditional instruments. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-2671.
Lecture: “Beginnings and Transitions in California Performance Art: Cheri Gaulke and Denise Uyehara”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Lebus Court Room 113 (145 E. Bonita Ave, Claremont). Cheri Gaulke is an LA performance artist and will be talking about her work during the 1970s in connection with the feminist art movement. Denise Uyehara is also an LA performance artist and will be talking about a recent performance she did with performance artist James Luna called “Transitions,” which they will perform on November 10 at LACE Gallery in Los Angeles. The panel will involve brief presentations by the two artists and then a conversation between the artists and with the audience. Contact (909) 607-2253.
Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences Colloquium—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Millikan Auditorium (610 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Efim Zelmanov (UC San Diego). ). Contact: email@example.com.
Literary Series: Steve Erickson—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank Hall Room 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). A reading will be given by Steve Erickson, the novelist, critic, and editor and chronicler of the underground life of Los Angeles, who Griel Marcus called “The only authentic American surrealist.” His most recent book Zeroville (2007) was named one of the year's best books by Newsweek and the Washington Post Book World. Contact: (909) 607-2212.
The Rembrandt Club’s Famous Bus Trip—8:30 a.m.-5 p.m., St. Ambrose Church (830 W. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Pomona College’s Rembrandt Club hosts a bus trip to San Diego’s Museum of Contemporary Art to see “Phenomenal: California Light, Space, Surface,” part of the Southern California-wide Pacific Standard Time art collaboration, and “San Diego’s Craft Revolution” at the Mingei International Museum. The cost is $50. Send checks made out to “Rembrandt Club” to Jan Burwell, 695 W. 10th St., Claremont 91711. Contact: (909) 625-5347.
November 17 -20
Theatre: “There’s One in Every Marriage” by Georges Feydeau—Thurs-Sat 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., Pomona College Seaver Theatre (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). The greatest writer of farce, Georges Feydeau created sparklingly complicated stories that reveal the selfishness and hedonism of the human animal. Beneath the madness and frivolity of the characters lies, cutting realism and nightmarish intensity. Directed by Leonard Pronko. Ticket prices: $10 general admission, $5 students, staff and seniors. Box office hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Contact: (909) 607-4375.
November 18 & 20
Pomona College Band—Fri., 8 p.m., Sun. 3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Graydon Beeks, conductor, leads the Pomona College Band in two concerts featuring music by Grainger, Hesketh, and others. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-2671.
Beth Nitzan Senior Choral Conducting Recital—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Pomona College student Beth Nitzan will conduct music by Brahms, Byrd, Mendelssohn, Monteverdi, Palestrina, Poulenc, Vaughan Williams, Leavitt, and Jeffers. Contact: email@example.com or (909) 607-2671.
Pomona College Mbira Ensemble—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Tony Perman, director, leads the Pomona College Mbira Ensemble in the music of Zimbabwe. Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or (909) 607-2671.
Pacific Basin Institute: “Korean Nightclub Hostesses in Japan: Money, Law, and Gender”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building, Room 108 (420 Harvard Ave., Claremont). Anthropologist Haeng-ja Chung (Hamilton College) will deliver a talk titled, “Korean Nightclub Hostesses in Japan: Money, Law, and Gender.” Contact: (909) 607-7467.
Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences Colloquium—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Millikan Auditorium (610 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Barry Simon (Caltech). Contact: email@example.com.