Pomona College News
3:00 pm March 6, 2014Campus Events
Joseph Thomas, director of the National Center for the Study of Children's Literature at San Diego State University, will deliver a talk at Pomona College on the noted children’s author, poet, songwriter and illustrator Shel Silverstein.
2:30 pm March 6, 2014Campus Events, International
Johnnie Carson, who served as assistant secretary of state for African affairs in the first Obama administration, will deliver a talk on “Africa: Myths, Misperceptions and New Challenges” on Tuesday, March 11, at 5:30 p.m. at Pomona College (Blue Room, Frank Dining Hall, 260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont).
12:30 pm March 5, 2014Campus Events
John Grotzinger, NASA’s Curiosity Mission chief scientist and a geologist at Caltech, will deliver a talk at Pomona College on “The NASA Curiosity Rover’s New Findings from Mars” on Tuesday, March 11, at 11 a.m. in Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont).
1:00 pm March 4, 2014Campus Events, International, Students, The Arts
Valerie B. Jarrett, senior advisor to President Barack Obama, will serve as the principal speaker at Pomona College’s 121st Commencement, on May 18. She joins Father Gregory Boyle, singer and conductor Plácido Domingo and Michael Starbird ’70, professor of mathematics at UT Austin, who will also speak and receive honorary degrees from the College.
10:07 am March 4, 2014Campus Events
The eight-part "Heart of the Liberal Arts: Humanities in the Liberal Arts College" lecture series continues this Thursday, March 6, with a talk from Kathleen Fitzpatrick, the director of scholarly communication at the Modern Language Association and founding chair of the Pomona College Department of Media Studies.
4:04 pm March 3, 2014Alumni
4:00 pm March 3, 2014Campus 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.
3:00 pm March 3, 2014Campus Events, The Arts
Experience hypocrisy and folly at its finest in Tartuffe, Molière’s 1664 comedy, directed by Pomona College Professor of Theatre Leonard Pronko.
9:00 am March 3, 2014Media Mention, Faculty, Research, International
Dru Gladney’s expertise on ethnic minorities in China, following attacks in Kunming, and Miguel Tinker Salas’ expertise on Venezuelan politics and protests have provided insight into recent international events.
11:02 am February 28, 2014Life on Campus
Today’s downpour is helping Pomona College to do its part to fight the drought and conserve much-needed groundwater. As part of its extensive sustainability program, the College recently added a series of bioswales – special catch areas in the landscape – to capture rain runoff and recharge the aquifer.
1:00 pm February 27, 2014Campus Events
Data drives Google. Search, ads, YouTube or maps—they all live on data. Google senior ad quality statistician Tim Hesterberg will discuss how the company uses data and statistics and how Google is always experimenting to make improvements, on Wednesday, March 5 at 4 p.m.
5:00 pm February 25, 2014Campus Events
The Pomona College Chemistry Department will present the 52nd Robbins Lecture Series titled “Biomaterials and How They Will Change Our Lives,” with guest lecturer Robert Langer, David H. Koch Institute Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), from March 3rd to March 4th at Seaver North Auditorium.
4:05 pm February 24, 2014Campus Events, Research
This year is projected to be the driest year on record in California. Farmers, ranchers and municipalities are struggling with decreasing water supplies. “Water Scarcity & Solutions: Global to Local” will be examined at a free, public, all-day conference on Saturday, March 1, at Garrison Hall at Scripps College.
9:26 am February 24, 2014Athletics
This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw the Swimming and Diving teams earn some record-breaking performances at the SCIAC Championships, the Men’s Basketball team close out the regular season with two straight wins as it prepares to host a SCIAC semifinal game on Friday night, and the Men’s and Women’s Tennis teams opened their spring seasons with convincing wins.
3:00 pm February 21, 2014Life on Campus, Media Mention, Students
Pomona’s Vice President of Admissions and Financial Aid Seth Allen discussed college admissions on KQED Radio’s “Forum” program earlier today. The story focused on a new study that questions the value of standardized tests, why Pomona requires the SAT and Pomona’s holistic admissions process.