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Pomona College April 2012 Events

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.

April 1

Concert: Musekiwa Chingodza —3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont).  Musekiwa Chingodza will give a performance of the Zimbabwean instrument, mbira. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 2

Children and Apartheid in Brazil—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Mason Hall Room 5 (550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Anthropologist, ethnographer and translator Tobias Hecht, winner of the 2002 Margaret Mead Award for his book At Home in the Street: Street Children of Northeast Brazil, will discuss his innovative study of street children in Northeastern Brazil. Contact: ncm04747@pomona.edu or (909) 621-8143.

April 2

Sustainable Dialog: "Don’t Keep Food Down on the Farm: Making the Case for Urban Agriculture"—7 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building, Room 101 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont) Nancy Mintie, director of Uncommon Good, will make the case for moving towards urban agriculture and discuss Uncommon Good’s recent initiatives and environmental projects, including building the world’s first Superadobe structure. Contact: Hilary.LaConte@pomona.edu.

April 3

Lecture: "Latinos, Immigrants and the Transformation of the 21st Century Suburb"—noon, Pomona College Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). Anthropologist Ana Aparicio (Northwestern University) will provide preliminary data and analysis on the ways in which new immigrants and Latinos in one suburb negotiate the boundaries of identity, politics and community. Contact: kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu or (909) 607-8035.

April 4 

Claremont Colleges Math Colloquium—4:15 p.m., Freeburg Forum, (LC 62) Kravis Center (Claremont McKenna College, 888 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Speaker Mihai Putinar (UC Santa Barbara) will discuss “Hermitian Positivity of Real Polynomials.” Contact: kris.graham@cgu.edu or (909) 607-8012.

April 5

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 Pomona College Museum of Art.  Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum. 

April 5

The Rembrandt Club of Pomona College First Thursday Lecture Series: “Who We've Seen; Where We've Been; and What We Didn't Do"—1:30 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speakers will give an overview of Pomona College’s participation in Pacific Standard Time, the Southern California-wide series of exhibitions. Contact: (909) 625-5347.

April 6

Friday Noon Concert—12:15 p.m., Scripps College, Balch Auditorium (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Quartet Lykos: Rachel V. Huang, violin; Mark Menzies, viola; and Pomona faculty Roger Lebow, cello; and Gayle Blankenburg, piano; perform music by Schumann and Menzies. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 8

Senior Recital: Scott Jespersen, piano and composition—3 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Scott Jespersen '12 will offer music by Debussy, Messiaen, Ravel and Jespersen, and be joined by fellow students Clara Shelton, violin; Sean Chung, viola; Linus Kuo, cello; Alex Groth and Carling Sugarman, trumpets; Will Savage, French horn; Will Chen and Rachel Fidler, trombones; Beth Nitzan, soprano; Katie Bent, alto; Justin Ellis, tenor; and Scott Duffy, bass. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 7

Sophomore Recital: Pianist Roger Sheu ’14—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Roger Sheu ’14 will perform music by Brahms, Prokofiev and Ravel. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 7

Film: “Beyond the Chair”—7:30 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St. Claremont). This film follows Andrew (Drew) Shelly, who has muscular dystrophy, leaving him confined to a wheelchair. The film documents his decision to travel the world—New Zealand, Cambodia and India. Drew, the film crew and the award-winning film editor Tina Imahara will be at the screening. Admission is free for Claremont Colleges students, staff and faculty and $10 for the general public.  This event is co-sponsored by the International Student Mentor Program. Contact: (909) 607-7381.

April 9

Pacific Basin Institute Lecture: “Asian Latin America: Tracing a Hemispheric Formation”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building, Room 108 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Anthropologist Lok Siu (University of Texas at Austin) will discuss the presence of Asians in Latin America, which has grown tremendously since the late 1990s. Contact: kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu or (909) 607-8035.

April 11 

Claremont Colleges Math Colloquium—4:15 p.m., Freeburg Forum, Kravis Center (Claremont McKenna College, 888 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Deanna Needell (Claremont McKenna College) will discuss “Less is More: Robust Image Recovery via Total Variation Minimization.” Contact:kris.graham@cgu.edu or (909) 607-8012.

April 11

Literary Series: Lydia Millet—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank Hall, Room 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Lydia Millet’s collection of short stories entitled Love in Infant Monkeys was one of three finalists for the 2010 Pulitzer Prize, and My Happy Life won the 2003 PEN-USA Award for Fiction. Her most recent work is Ghost Lights: A Novel (2011). Contact: nancy.jugan@pomona.edu 0r (909) 607-2212.

April 12

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 Pomona College Museum of Art.  Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum. 

April 12

Lecture: Artist Judy Fiskin—7 p.m., Pomona College Lebus Court, Room 113 (145 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Pomona College alumna Judy Fiskin’66, a photographer and video artist based in Los Angeles, is featured in “It Happened at Pomona: Part 3” exhibit at the Pomona College Museum of Art and the subject of the book Some Aesthetic Decisions: The Photographs of Judy Fiskin (2011). Distinctive in both subject matter and form, Fiskin’s photographs showcase the less-noticed aspects of the built environment, from vernacular and military architecture to period furniture and flower-arranging competitions. Contact:  jessica.wimbley@pomona.edu or (909) 607-7543.

April 13

Friday Noon Concert—12:15 p.m., Scripps College Balch Auditorium (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont).  Pomona College faculty Ursula Kleinecke-Boyer, soprano; Ken Foerch, alto saxophone; and Maria Pérez-Goodman, piano, will perform music by Bruce Babcock and Mark Carlson. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 14

Senior Recital: Soprano Carrie Henderson ’12—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall (340 N. College Ave., Claremont), Thatcher Music Building. Soprano Carrie Henderson ’12 will be joined by pianist Linda Zoolalian in a performance of music by Copland, Debussy, Floyd and Schubert. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 15

Concert: Early Music Recital with Soprano Dame Emma Kirkby—7:30 p.m., Scripps College Garrison Theater (241 E. Tenth St., Claremont). Dame Kirkby will be joined by Marcia Hadjimarkos, fortepiano, in music by Marie Antoinette, Dussek, Haydn and Schubert. Co-sponsored by: Scripps Harper Lectureship, Scripps Music Department, Scripps French Department, Scripps German Department, Scripps College Alumnae Association, Pomona Music Department, Pomona German and Russian Departments, Claremont Graduate University Music Department, and European Union Center of California. Contact (909) 607-1880 or anne.harley@scrippscollege.edu.

April 17

Lecture: "The Strange and Curious History of the Illegal Alien" —7 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Historian Evelyn Hu-DeHart (Brown University) will explore how the "illegal alien" has come into our popular culture as a highly controversial and even outright unsavory trope, rooted in our history—some pieces of which have been forgotten, other pieces of which have been distorted and manipulated. Contact: kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu or (909) 607-8035.

April 18 

Claremont Colleges Math Colloquium—4:15 p.m., Freeburg Forum, (LC 62) Kravis Center (Claremont McKenna College, 888 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Wolfgang Schmidt (University of Colorado at Boulder) will discuss “Geometric Intuition in Number Theory.” Contact:kris.graham@cgu.edu or (909) 607-8012.

April 18

Pomona Student Union: The Great Debate‑Politics 2012—7 p.m., Pomona College Edmunds Ballroom (185 E. Sixth St., Claremont) A panel will discuss politics and the 2012 election. Details TBD. Contact: rigreen7@gmail.com.

April 18

Queer Faculty Symposium: “The Bible and Homophobic Disgust”—4:30 p.m., Pomona College Walton Commons (395 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Pomona College Religious Studies Professor Erin Runions will speak about the Bible and homophobia and will examine how contemporary disgust toward non-normative sexuality in the U.S. is partially conditioned by racialized representations of sexuality in the Bible, even where that biblical heritage is no longer obvious. She will also explore the non-hetero-normative resources within the Bible that help to counter biblical disgust with humor. Contact: adriana.dibartolo@pomona.edu or (909) 607-1269.

April 19

Holmes Memorial Lecture: “Gender and Post-Fordist Performance”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank Hall Room 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont).  The English Department of Pomona College presents the 20th Charles S. Holmes Memorial Lecture: “The Zany Science: Gender and Post-Fordist Performance,” to be given by Sianne Ngai, professor of English at Stanford University, the author of Ugly Feelings (2005) and the forthcoming book, Our Aesthetic Categories. Contact: nancy.jugan@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2212.

April 19

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 Pomona College Museum of Art.  Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum. 

April 20 & 22

Pomona College Choir and Orchestra—8 p.m., Fri., April 20; 3 p.m., Sun., April 22, Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. Fourth St., Claremont).  Borodin’s Polovtsian Dances and Mozart’s Solemn Vespers of the Confessor, K. 339 with vocal soloists to be announced, with Donna M. Di Grazia and Eric Lindholm conducting. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 21 & April 22

“Cinderella” - Inland Pacific Ballet—Sat., April 21, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sun. April 22, 1 p.m. Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Inland Pacific Ballet’s original "Cinderella" features a sweet, but spunky Cinderella, a pair of hilarious stepsisters and a kind fairy godmother. Originally premiered in 2006, the production features the music of Johann Strauss. Ticket prices range from $20-$38 and are available for purchase at Bridges Auditorium box office or at www.ipballet.org. Information:  (909) 607-1139.

April 22

Documentary Screening and Panel Discussion: “Education Under Fire” The Exclusion of Baha’is in Iran from Higher Education— 2 p.m., Pomona College Frank Dining Hall Blue Room (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). The 30-minute documentary “Education Under Fire” profiles the struggles of Baha’i youth in Iran to be allowed to attend college.  After being excluded from official Iranian universities, Baha’is formed their own school—the Baha’i Institute of Higher Education.  Recently however it has been shut down and faculty have been arrested.  The film is co-sponsored by Amnesty International.  A panel and group discussion will follow. Contact: (909) 607-4016 or mkk04747@pomona.edu.

April 23

Pomona College Mbira Ensemble—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Tony Perman, director, leads the ensemble in an evening of Zimbabwean music. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 23

Science on Tap: The Science of Wine Flavor—8 p.m., The Press Restaurant (129 Harvard Ave., Claremont). Pomona College Professor Kevin Sea, who worked in the wine industry for many years, will talk about “The Science of Wine Flavor.” Contact: kmj12008@mymail.pomona.edu.

April 25

Claremont Colleges Math Colloquium—4:15 p.m., Freeburg Forum, (LC 62) Kravis Center (Claremont McKenna College, 888 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Estelle Basor (American Institute of Mathematics) Contact:kris.graham@cgu.edu or (909) 607-8012.

April 26

Lecture: “Abraham Awakened: Reconsidering the Aqedah with Rembrandt, Kierkegaard, and Levinas”—4:15 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank Hall, Room 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Speaker: Daniel Conway, professor of philosophy and humanities at Texas A&M University, has lectured and published widely on topics pertaining to 19th-century philosophy, social and political philosophy and philosophy of religion. Contact: vicki.hirales@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2921.

April 26

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 Pomona College Museum of Art.  Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum. 

April 26

A Night with Physics in the Arts—6-11 p.m., Pomona College Sontag Greek Theater (adjacent to Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). The Second Annual “Physics Phestival” features students’ projects, performing artists, watercolor and sketch exhibits, Physics with Water presentations, Contra Dancing with Pomona College Professor of Physics Thomas Moore, music sponsored by KSPC and a live band featuring Pomona College Professor of Physics Dwight Whitaker. Contact: cathi.comras@pomona.edu or (909) 621-8724.

April 26-29

Pomona College Dance Concert—Thurs., April 26, 8 p.m; Fri., April 27, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 28, 2 p.m. and 8 p.m; Sun., April 29, 2 p.m., Pomona College Seaver Theatre (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Pomona faculty and senior dance majors create thought-provoking, cutting-edge choreography and dance. The Seaver box office is open 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $5 for students, faculty and staff; $10 general admission. Contact: (909) 607-4375.

April 26 & 28

Pomona College Glee Club—Thurs., April 26, 8 p.m.; Sat., April 28, 1:30 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (140 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Conductor Donna M. Di Grazia will lead this 25-member chamber vocal ensemble in choral music from Europe and America for a European tour. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 27

Friday Noon Concert—12:15 p.m., Scripps College Balch Auditorium (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont).  Quartet Euphoria: Rachel V. Huang and Pomona faculty members Jonathan Wright, violins; Cynthia Fogg, viola; and Tom Flaherty, cello, perform music by Haydn and Puccini. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 27

Roundtable Discussion: “It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973”—2:30 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Pomona College Museum of Art and the Pomona College Art Department will host a roundtable discussion with artists from the "It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973" exhibition and current studio faculty. Contact (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

April 27

A Jazz Tribute to Bobby Bradford—8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). The Pomona College Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of Bobby Rodriguez, welcomes special guest artists to perform music by Bobby Bradford, Bobby Rodriguez, Quentin Jones and others. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 28 & 29 

Claremont Colleged Ballroom Dance Company Concert—Sat., April 28, 7 p.m.; Sun., April 29, 11 a.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). The award-winning Claremont Colleges Ballroom Dance Company proudly presents their 14thannual Spring Concert featuring 110 dancers from the 5C's and CGU. Tickets are $20 general admission; $10 alumni, students, faculty and staff. Contact: director@claremontballroom.org.

 April 28 & 29

Pomona College Band—Sat., April 28, 11:15 a.m.; Sun April 29, 8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (140 E. 4th St., Claremont). Guest conductor Stephen Klein leads the ensemble in music by Fillmore, Rossini, Senturia and others. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

April 30

Giri Kusuma: Pomona College Balinese Gamelan—8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (140 E. 4th St., Claremont). Nyoman Wenten, music director, and Nanik Wenten, dance director, lead the college ensemble and guests in a program of traditional and contemporary music and dance of Bali. Contact: concerts@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2671.

Continuing Pomona College Museum of Art Exhibition:

March 10-May 13, 2012

 

"It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973"—"Part 3: At Pomona"— Tues.-Fri. 12-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave.). “Part 3: At Pomona” demonstrates how Pomona College’s extraordinary community, inspired by the atmosphere created by curators Hal Glicksman and Helene Winer, developed some of the most important aesthetic currents of the late 20th century. These artists, both faculty and students, engaged the developing legacies of Conceptualism and Minimalism and forged transformations of these ideas that became prototypes for future generations. This exhibition chronicles the experimental art that emerged in the late 1960s and the role played by Pomona College in advancing these practices. The show and related events are part of the Getty Foundation’s Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980 initiative. Contact (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.