Ideas@Pomona: Family Edition 2019
Telling New Stories in a Time of Change

As part of Family Weekend 2019, Aditya Sood ’97, producer of The Martian, Deadpool and Murder on the Orient Express, shared insights into what makes stories powerful and memorable. At a time when Hollywood is engaging new audiences and new topics, he discussed the ways old stories can, and must, become new again. Joined in conversation by Assistant Professor of Media Studies, Kevin Wynter, Sood also shared his own story, from Pomona College to the Fox Studios backlot.

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Family Weekend is a special event for families and friends of Pomona College students to visit, see and learn about life at Pomona College. Our tradition of inviting families to campus is a great opportunity for students to share their Pomona College experience with loved ones.

Ideas@Pomona: Family Edition 2018

A new and unique program for Family Weekend 2018, featuring a collection of short presentations from Pomona College Parents and President G. Gabrielle Starr:

  • G. Gabrielle Starr - "Beauty and Creativity"
  • Cam Neely P '21 - "How Life's Challenges Shape Your Future"
  • Lauren Versel P '21 - "How Long Can You Hang? How I Spent Three Decades as a Woman in the Film Industry"
  • Christopher Darden P '20 - "Rising Above the Court of Public Opinion"
  • Stavros Lambrinidis P '21 - "What's So Scary About Smart Girls? And Other Fun Questions About Human Rights"

Ideas@Pomona brings you Pomona’s best intellectual content—live, streamed and on-demand.

Family Weekend 2019 begins at 8 a.m. on Friday, February 15, and continues through the afternoon of Sunday, February 17. An event schedule is now available, but please check back frequently to catch new information and updates.

Online registration for Family Weekend is now closed. On-site registration will take place on Friday, February 15, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday, February 16, from 8 a.m. until noon, in the Fireplace Lounge at the Smith Campus Center. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact the Office of Parent Engagement & Giving at (909) 607-7827.

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