Family Weekend 2020

Family Weekend 2020
February 14-16

Although Family Weekend doesn't officially begin until Friday, February 14, Thursday activities are listed for families who arrive early. Athletics events for the weekend can be accessed by clicking the button on the side menu.

Please note that this schedule is subject to change. Last updated 02/14/2020.

Online registration for Family Weekend 2020 is now open. Although online registration is strongly encouraged to reserve space for limited capacity events, on-site registration is also available and will take place on Friday, February 14, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturday, February 15, from 8 a.m. until noon, in the Fireplace Lounge at the Smith Campus Center. If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Parent Engagement & Giving at (909) 607-7827.

Quick jump to the schedule for:

Friday, February 14
Saturday, February 15
Sunday, February 16

 

Thursday, February 13, 2020

8 a.m. - 4 p.m. -- Sagehen Café Open

The Sagehen Café is open for coffee service and snacks starting at 8 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(Smith Campus Center)

9 a.m. - Midnight -- Coop Store Open

Come to the Coop Store to stock up on your Pomona College gear.

(Smith Campus Center)

10 a.m. - Midnight -- Coop Fountain Open

Check out the Coop Fountain, Pomona's student-managed and student-staffed on-campus restaurant! Try our daily specials, or get one of our classic Coop meals to refuel. We even have take-out containers, for those times when you need to be somewhere ten minutes ago and don’t have time to eat! 

(Smith Campus Center)

10 a.m. - Noon -- Current Exhibitions, Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery

Noon - 5 p.m. -- Pomona College Museum of Art Spring Exhibitions

1 - 5 p.m. -- Current Exhibitions, Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery

4:10 - 5:40 p.m. -- Pomona College Glee Club Rehearsal

Families are invited to observe a working Glee Club rehearsal led by Donna M. Di Grazia, David J. Baldwin Professor of Music and Choral Conductor.

(Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall)

4:15 - 5:30 p.m. -- Oldenborg Open House

Join students, staff and faculty on a tour of the Oldenborg Center, which includes visits to the eight language lounges where visitors can interact with language residents and their students. Learn to say “I love you” in at least six languages and become eligible to enter the Oldenborg raffle. Snacks and beverages available. Will you fall in love with Oldenborg? Visit us to find out!

(Oldenborg Center)

5 - 10 p.m. -- Art After Hours

View current exhibitions and take in a lecture and discussion with Tina Campt at 7:30 p.m., followed by a book launch celebration and public reception. In her talk “Listening to Images: Alternative Methods of Analysis,” Campt (Brown University) explores a way of listening closely to photography by engaging with lost archives of historically dismissed photographs of Black subjects taken throughout the Black Diaspora.

(Pomona College Museum of Art)

6:30 - 8 p.m. -- Pomona College Choir Rehearsal

Families are invited to observe a working choir rehearsal led by Donna M. Di Grazia, David J. Baldwin Professor of Music and Choral Conductor.

(Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall)

6:30 - 8:30 p.m. -- Pomona College Orchestra Rehearsal

Families are invited to observe a working orchestra rehearsal led by Eric Lindholm, Professor of Music and Orchestra Conductor.

(Bridges Hall of Music)

8:30 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

9:45 p.m. -- Claremont Challah Sale

Claremont Challah (previously Challah for Hunger) is a student-run club that bakes challah, a traditional Jewish bread, and donates all proceeds to local charity organizations. They offer plain, cinnamon sugar, cinnamon chocolate chip and the special flavor for Family Weekend is... drumroll please... white chocolate raspberry to celebrate Valentines Day! Each mini loaf sells for $3.50 (cash/flex). The sale is also open Friday morning at 9:45 a.m. so swing on by.

(Smith Campus Center, Fountain Courtyard)

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Friday, February 14, 2020

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Registration and Information

Continental breakfast available 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

(Smith Campus Center, Fireplace Lounge)

8 a.m. - 5 p.m. -- Sagehen Café Open

The Sagehen Café is open for coffee service and snacks starting at 8 a.m. Lunch is served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

(Smith Campus Center)

8 a.m. - Noon -- Open Classes

Families are invited to attend one of your student's classes or any other class on the printed schedule (available at registration). Please note that most classrooms have limited space for guests, and that students enrolled in the class have priority for seating. Families are encouraged to check in with the professor before class begins to make sure that there is still room for guests.

9 - 10:30 a.m. -- "Fake News" Colloquium: "A Brief History of Fake News"

Keynote Address by Joel Simon P '22, executive director of the Committee to Protect Journalists.

The Humanities Studio's “Fake News” Colloquium will bring together working journalists (including Pomona alumni and parents) to explore the assaults on the veracity of mainstream news sources and reported news, the rise of “fake” news stories promulgated through social media and the challenges of reporting in a “post/truth” era.

(Hahn Hall, Room 101)

9 a.m. - Midnight -- Coop Store Open

Come to the Coop Store to stock up on your Pomona College gear.

(Smith Campus Center)

9:45 a.m. -- Claremont Challah Sale

Claremont Challah (previously Challah for Hunger) is a student-run club that bakes challah, a traditional Jewish bread, and donates all proceeds to local charity organizations. They offer plain, cinnamon sugar, cinnamon chocolate chip and the special flavor for Family Weekend is... drumroll please... white chocolate raspberry to celebrate Valentines Day! Each mini loaf sells for $3.50 (cash/flex). The sale is also open Thursday night at 9:45 p.m. so swing on by.

(Smith Campus Center, Fountain Courtyard)

10 a.m. - 1 a.m. -- Coop Fountain Open

Check out the Coop Fountain, Pomona's student-managed and student-staffed on-campus restaurant! Try our daily specials, or get one of our classic Coop meals to refuel. We even have take-out containers, for those times when you need to be somewhere ten minutes ago and don’t have time to eat!

(Smith Campus Center)

10 - 11:30 a.m. -- Career Development Office (CDO) Open House

Visit the Career Development Office to find out about the many programs and services they offer. Your student can come to the CDO to seek assistance in a myriad of ways: individual career counseling sessions, fellowship/pre-law/pre-health advising, internships/full-time positions, summer/winter break funding, networking and more.

(Alexander Hall, Career Development Office)

10 a.m. - Noon -- Current Exhibitions, Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery

10:30 a.m. - Noon -- "Fake News" Colloquium: "What is Fake News?"

Roundtable discussion moderated by Robyn Norwood, Pomona College assistant director, news & strategic content, featuring panelists Trevor Hunnicutt '10, Reuters news agency; Susan Sawyers, P '20, NY-based education journalist and Marc Rod '20, managing editor, The Student Life.

The Humanities Studio's “Fake News” Colloquium will bring together working journalists (including Pomona alumni and parents) to explore the assaults on the veracity of mainstream news sources and reported news, the rise of “fake” news stories promulgated through social media and the challenges of reporting in a “post/truth” era.

(Hahn Hall, Room 101)

11 - 11:45 a.m. -- "The Pomona College Campus: A History"

Presentation and campus tour by Bob Robinson, assistant vice president and director, Facilities and Campus Services, and Scott Smith, principal, Artichoke Design Company.

(Rembrandt Hall, Room 104)

11 - 11:45 a.m. -- Coffee for International Families and Students

International families and students are invited to a special meet and greet coffee with members of the Parents Leadership Council and College leadership. Families and students will be able to mingle with fellow international parents over refreshments. Please RSVP for this event during Family Weekend registration.

(Smith Campus Center, Rooms 201/208)

11 a.m. - 2 p.m. -- Lunch in Frary Dining Hall

Join your student for a great meal in the beautiful Frary Dining Hall! Please RSVP for Friday Lunch during Family Weekend registration. Non-registrants will be charged for entry. Please note that Frank Dining Hall will not be open for lunch on Friday.

(Frary Dining Hall)

11:30 a.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. -- Juma'a Lunch

(McAlister Center for Religious Activities)

Noon - 1 p.m. -- Lunch and Conversation in Oldenborg Center

Enjoy lunch as you join one of our daily foreign language tables (see schedule), or catch the Oldenborg Luncheon Colloquium (OLC) featuring recipients of the Oldenborg International Research and Travel Grant. Please RSVP for Friday Lunch during Family Weekend registration. Non-registrants will be charged for entry.

(Oldenborg Center, Dining Hall)

Noon - 5 p.m. -- Pomona College Museum of Art Spring Exhibitions

12:15 - 1 p.m. -- Friday Noon Concert

Music for Piano 4-Hands by Brahms, Mendelssohn and Stravinsky with Phillip Young (Pomona), piano and Jocelyn Chang, piano.

(Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall)

12:30 - 1 p.m. -- Juma'a Prayer

(McAlister Center for Religious Activities)

1 - 1:45 p.m. -- Ideas@Pomona: Part I

Formerly called Family College, Ideas@Pomona presents special Family Weekend academic sessions designed just for you by members of the faculty and staff. More sessions are offered on Saturday morning.

Post/Truth - Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English; Director, The Humanities Studio
"Post/Truth" is the 2019-20 theme for both Pomona College's Humanities Studio and its year-long faculty/student seminar. Humanities Studio Director Kevin Dettmar explains how participants are taking a long, hard look at post/truth—both truth and its denial and occlusions—to assess the hopes for restoring rational discourse about the most urgent problems facing us today. (Smith Campus Center, Room 208)

Herodotus: Father of History or Father of Lies? - Benjamin Keim, Associate Professor of Classics
Born into that uneasy decade between Marathon and Thermopylae, raised within a Greek community on the fringes of the Achaemenid Persian Empire, Herodotus of Halicarnassus (ca. 483-424 B.C.) spent his life inquiring into the causes and cataclysms of the Greco-Persian Wars. Marked in equal parts by compelling historiography and vivid ethnography, the nine volumes of Herodotus’ Histories have inspired and appalled readers since antiquity. Here, through reading together and discussion of short selections drawn from the across the Histories, Professor Keim will introduce this landmark text and encourage explorations of Herodotus’ motivations for chronicling – and indeed celebrating – the accomplishments of Greeks and non-Greeks alike. (Pearsons Hall, Room 101)

Art at the Intersections - Daphnide Nicole McDermet '20
A Pomona College Museum of Art/Benton Museum curatorial intern talks about her experiences at the museum while majoring in international relations. Through the talk, McDermet shares how working at the art museum has expanded her view of the world, storytelling and the role of art. (Rembrandt Hall, Room 104)

It Never Rains (except when it does): Drought and Deluge in the Making of Southern California - Char Miller, W.M. Keck Professor of Environmental Analysis and History
Southern California, from its mountains to the ocean, have been shaped—and dramatically so—by the twin forces of drought and deluge. Using an array of historical and illustrative material, Professor Miller will explore these dynamic natural systems and how they have enabled and disrupted the conditions of life in this region. (Smith Campus Center, Room 201)

Mixed Signals: Falling Out of Love with Music - Gibb Schreffler, Assistant Professor of Music
In the Critical Inquiry Seminar, “Bad Music” (Fall 2019), students considered the plurality of values in the world with respect to one of culture’s prominent expressive modalities: music. Discussions critiqued the notion of music’s essential goodness, which one often encounters in modern Western discourse. Is music good? If so, what’s good about it? If not, either in general or in particular cases, what are the conditions that bear upon our assessments? In order to answer these questions, students examined their individual and cultural values, ultimately attempting to negotiate defense of those values and respect of others’. The process of examination synthesized personal reflection with engagement of diverse disciplinary and cultural viewpoints. In this talk, Professor Schreffler offers a sampling of some ideas from the course, synthesized with his own experience, as an example of a self-analysis of one’s position within a modern world (over)filled with music.(Thatcher Music Building, Room 109)

Dark, dark, dark, amid the blaze of noon: The August 2017 Pomona College Eclipse Expedition - Alma Zook, Professor of Physics
An estimated fifteen million people traveled – in some cases to their front porches, in others several hundred miles – to see the first total solar eclipse visible in the United States for over twenty years. Among their number were about thirty Sagehen students, alumni, and faculty, who (mostly) drove from Claremont to Bend, Oregon, (mostly) camping along the way. This is their story. The talk will include seldom-seen video of the actual eclipse, with sound track. (Millikan Laboratory, Room 1249)

1 - 5 p.m. -- Current Exhibitions, Bernard Charnwut Chan Gallery

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. -- Draper Center for Community Partnerships Open House

Join Associate Dean Sefa Aina and the faculty, staff and students of the Draper Center for Community Partnerships to learn more about the active outreach programs and collaborations taking place at Pomona College and beyond.

(Draper Center)

1:30 - 3:30 p.m. -- Chicano/Latino Student Affairs Open House

Join Dean Tony Jimenez and the staff of Chicano/Latino Student Affairs (CLSA) at The Claremont Colleges for refreshments and conversation at the CLSA office.

(Tranquada Student Services Center)

1:45 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

2 - 2:45 p.m. -- Afternoon Concurrent Sessions: Part I

Empathetic Listening at The Hive
Empathetic listening is one of the most important skills in the design thinking process. Come learn how to have – or more accurately, how to be a good listener in – conversations that can uncover people's real needs and help foster an atmosphere of true collaboration. Note: Space is limited in this workshop, so advance registration directly with The Hive is required. Visit their sign-up page to reserve your space.
(Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity, Studio 1)

OMG! Commencement Is Coming!
Your student's last semester before graduation is exciting for all of you, but families often have questions about what to expect during Commencement Weekend. In this session, members of the Commencement Planning Committee will review frequently asked questions about Class Day and Commencement and offer tips for making the most out of the weekend. Not just for families of senior students. All families are welcome to attend and learn more about what's ahead!
(Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre)

2 - 4 p.m. -- Asian American Resource Center (AARC) Open House

Join Associate Dean Mike Manalo-Pedro, Assistant Director Asena Taione-Filihia and students to learn more about the programs and opportunities offered through the AARC.

(Smith Campus Center, Room 240)

2:30 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

3 - 3:45 p.m. -- Afternoon Concurrent Sessions: Part II

Quick Dive at The Hive: Unlocking Creative Potential at the 5Cs
Come explore the center that is helping students become their most creative selves. There will be opportunities to exercise your empathetic listening skills, take a goofy photo in our photo booth and walk away with your very own button. Experience all that the Hive has to offer! Let the team at The Hive know you plan to attend by visiting their RSVP page.
(Rick and Susan Sontag Center for Collaborative Creativity, Studio 1)

Sagehens Preparing for the Future
In this session, students will discuss their involvement with the Career Development Office (CDO) and how that involvement is helping them prepare for the future. Moderated by a CDO staff member, this panel will provide a candid look at the student experience of utilizing the many resources that are offered through the CDO. Learn about the services available to your Sagehen, such as career advising, funded internships, connecting with alumni, post-graduation opportunities and more.
(Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre)

The Future Home for Athletics and Recreation on Campus
Interim Athletic Director Jen Scanlon and other key department leaders will share exciting progress on the Rains Center renovation. Come and CHIRP all about the exciting advancements being made in Physical Education, Recreation, Health and Wellness at Pomona College!
(Hahn Hall, Room 101)

3 - 4 p.m. -- Theatre Department's Annual 10-Minute Play Festival

Each year, all members of The Claremont Colleges Community are invited to submit new plays inspired by a common theme. Winners are selected in December and the department produces the plays with student directors and performers.

(Sontag Greek Theatre)

3:15 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

4 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

4 - 4:45 p.m. -- Alumni Parent Coffee

Are you a Pomona College alumna/us who now has a student attending Pomona? Enjoy coffee and snacks as you connect with other alumni parents. Your Pomona "Tribute" student is also welcome to join us. Please RSVP for this event during Family Weekend registration. Hosted by the Office of Alumni and Parent Engagement.

(Smith Campus Center, Doms Lounge)

4 - 5 p.m. -- Snack Break

Grab a quick snack before heading into the final session of the afternoon.

(Courtyard in front of Bridges Hall of Music)

5 - 6 p.m. -- President's Town Hall Discussion

President G. Gabrielle Starr will introduce new members of the senior leadership team and share important updates for the College. Come and join the conversation!

(Bridges Hall of Music)

5:30 p.m. -- Shabbat Service

(McAlister Center for Religious Activities)

6 - 8 p.m. -- Family Dinner at Frank's Bistro

Frank Dining Hall is transformed into Frank’s Bistro for this one-of-a-kind dinner event with music and a special menu that includes a carving station with herb crusted prime rib; sushi; Korean BBQ pork, Jamaican jerk chicken and portobello kebobs on the outdoor grill; quinoa cakes with vegan Bolognese; pizza, soup, salads and more (Full Menu). The mood is festive but casual so come as you are! Reservations are required through the Family Weekend registration process – choose one of several seating times when you register (6, 6:20, 6:40, 7 or 7:20). An additional fee of $20/person applies for this event. Your Pomona student will be added to your registration for this event at no cost to you (students will be asked to swipe in).

(Frank Dining Hall)

6 - 8 p.m. -- Dinner at Frary Dining Hall

Want a more casual dining option? Join your student at the beautiful Frary Dining Hall for dinner on your own schedule and avoid the lines in the Claremont Village. Reservations are required through the Family Weekend registration process. An additional fee of $5/person applies for this event. Your Pomona student will be added to your registration for this event at no cost to you (students will be asked to swipe in).

(Frary Dining Hall)

6:30p.m. -- Shabbat Dinner

Please RSVP to ensure there is enough food.

(McAlister Center for Religious Activities)

7 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

8 p.m. -- PRISM – The Pomona College Concert

PRISM, a new vocal chamber ensemble under the artistic direction of Adrien Redford and Pomona Music Faculty member Donna M. Di Grazia, will present an eclectic program of unaccompanied choral music that will provide an inspiring end to your day. Comprised of some of the best professional choral musicians from Los Angeles, PRISM will sing a diverse offering of secular and sacred works with texts on themes of love and of faith, from the Italian and English Renaissance and 19th century, and from early America.

(Bridges Hall of Music)

8 - 11 p.m. -- Salsa Rueda Workshop and Social Dancing for Families and Friends

The Claremont Latin Dance Club is excited to invite you and your family for a night of salsa dancing! We are happy to welcome our beloved guest instructor, Cesar Garfiaz, who will be teaching a Salsa Rueda class open to all levels and ages. Cesar attended UCLA's World Arts and Cultures department to study dance and joined Contra-Tiempo dance company. He has also traveled to Cuba where he learned much of his Rueda de Casino. Today, he is excited to introduce new learners to Rueda de Casino and hopes that you can learn to love Rueda as a form that interconnects people and creates community. See you on the dance floor! This event has been filled to capacity.

(Smith Campus Center, Edmunds Ballroom)

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Saturday, February 15, 2020

8 a.m. - Noon -- Registration and Information

Continental breakfast available 7:30 - 10:30 a.m.

(Smith Campus Center, Fireplace Lounge)

8 a.m. - 3 p.m. -- Sagehen Café Open

The Sagehen Café is open for coffee service and snacks starting at 8 a.m. Lunch will not be served on Saturday.

(Smith Campus Center)

9 - 11:30 a.m. -- Politics Majors Senior Oral Public Presentations

Every politics major in the senior year undergoes an oral examination based on a list of 12 books or articles that the student selects. This year, the politics seniors will each be giving five-minute public presentations explaining why they selected the books they did and what themes and issues they intend to address during their senior oral examination. Come see a few, or many, or all 22!

(Carnegie Hall, Room 107)

9 a.m. - Midnight -- Coop Store Open

Come to the Coop Store to stock up on your Pomona College gear.

(Smith Campus Center)

10 a.m. - Noon -- Queer Resource Center (QRC) Open House

Come to the QRC to visit the space and learn about upcoming programs, events and resources the QRC has to offer. Meet with QRC staff and learn what makes this a unique place on campus for all LGBTQ+ (i.e., lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer) members across The Claremont Colleges. Coffee and pastries will be provided.

(Walton Commons)

10 - 10:45 a.m. -- Ideas@Pomona: Part II

This is your second opportunity to participate in academic offerings specially designed for you this weekend!

Controversies in Cognitive Science: How Interdisciplinary Approaches Solve Problems - Lise Abrams '91, Peter W. Stanley Professor of Linguistics and Cognitive Science; Coordinator of Cognitive Science
Can patients in a vegetative state have consciousness? What problems have resulted from using artificial intelligence to simulate human cognition? How does the allocation of attention influence what people see when they are reading? Professor Abrams will discuss how cognitive science has attempted to answer fundamental questions like these. Cognitive science is an interdisciplinary field that studies the nature and operations of the mind, using perspectives from philosophy, psychology, neuroscience, computer science and linguistics. (Edmunds Hall, Room 101)

Post/Truth - Kevin Dettmar, W.M. Keck Professor of English; Director, The Humanities Studio
"Post/Truth" is the 2019-20 theme for both Pomona College's Humanities Studio and its year-long faculty/student seminar. Humanities Studio Director Kevin Dettmar explains how participants are taking a long, hard look at post/truth—both truth and its denial and occlusions—to assess the hopes for restoring rational discourse about the most urgent problems facing us today. (Millikan Laboratory, Room 1021)

L.A. and the Natural Environment - George L. Gorse, Viola Horton Professor of Art History
In 2014, with Mellon funding, a conference on the Los Angeles River was organized with four major speakers and an audience of leading experts. This conference can be seen by Googling “The Los Angeles River: Past, Present, Future” at Pomona College with a description and videos of the four talks. As a result, Professor Gorse organized an ID1 course on the environmental history of Los Angeles for incoming students, which he taught in 2016 and again fall semester 2019. Come and see the major issues and readings students engaged in new perspectives on Los Angeles (social, political, economic, cultural, environmental) in the age of sustainability. (Lebus Court, Room 113)

Citizen Participation and Innovation: Citizens and Public Officials Working as Allies in Latin America - Esther Hernández-Medina, Visiting Assistant Professor of Sociology
Based on research in Mexico City and São Paulo, the two biggest and most important cities in Latin America, we will talk about some of the innovative ways in which citizens and progressive public officials have worked together to establish more inclusive urban policies in the region. First, we will look at the Participatory Budget (PB) implemented in São Paulo (2001-2004) and the affirmative action mechanism marginalized groups and PB officials built in it. And then we will talk about the way public officials in Mexico City’s Historic Center worked with neighbors to help them have a say in the profound changes the area went through from 2007 to 2010. (Hahn Hall, Room 214)

Benton Museum Sneak-Peek - Victoria Sancho Lobis, Director, Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College
Join Pomona’s new museum director for a look at the collection classrooms and storage vaults inside the soon-to-open Benton Museum of Art. This session will highlight how the museum was designed to support study of and teaching from the wide-ranging permanent collections. This event has been filled to capacity. (Benton Museum of Art)

The 'Japanese Turn' in Fine Dining in the United States, 1980-2018 - Samuel Yamashita, Henry E. Sheffield Professor of History
At the end of the twentieth century, Japanese cuisine in the U.S. moved from being an “ethnic food” to a “high-status foreign food,” a process that began in Los Angeles in the 1980s and continued in New York City and elsewhere in the 1990s. What explains this dramatic change? This session will discuss the series of events driving the transformation of Japanese cuisine in the United States. (Mason Hall, Room 5)

11 - Noon -- "Fake News" Colloquium: “Very Bad People: Journalism, Identity, and the Trumpocene’s New Enemies Within”

Keynote address by Jeff Sharlet, professor of journalism, Dartmouth College, author of The Family: The Secret Fundamentalism at the Heart of American Power.

The Humanities Studio's “Fake News” Colloquium will bring together working journalists (including Pomona alumni and parents) to explore the assaults on the veracity of mainstream news sources and reported news, the rise of “fake” news stories promulgated through social media and the challenges of reporting in a “post/truth” era.

(Millikan Laboratory, Argue Auditorium)

11 - 11:45 a.m. -- "The Pomona College Campus: A History"

An encore session of Friday's presentation and campus tour by Bob Robinson, assistant vice president and director, Facilities and Campus Services and Scott Smith, principal, Artichoke Design Company.

(Rembrandt Hall, Room 104)

11:30 a.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. -- Sagehen Family Picnic on the Quad

Come and join your student, along with faculty and other members of the College community for a delicious BBQ meal on the Marston Quad lawn. Please RSVP for this event during Family Weekend registration. Your Pomona student will be added to your registration for this event at no cost to you.

(Marston Quad)

Noon - 5 p.m. -- Pomona College Museum of Art Spring Exhibitions

12:30 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

1 p.m. - 1 a.m. -- Coop Fountain Open

Check out the Coop Fountain, Pomona's student-managed and student-staffed on-campus restaurant! Try our daily specials, or get one of our classic Coop Meals to refuel. We even have take-out containers, for those times when you need to be somewhere ten minutes ago and don’t have time to eat!

(Smith Campus Center)

1:30 - 2:30 p.m. -- "Pomona College Admissions: What Lies Ahead?"

Vice President for Strategy & Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Seth Allen shares his perspective on the trends that are affecting college admissions, and how Pomona College is navigating those trends, both now and in the future.

(Bridges Hall of Music)

1:30 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

2:15 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

3 - 3:45 p.m. -- Afternoon Concurrent Sessions: Part III

Student Resources for Academic Support
Pomona College offers a wide range of academic support options for every one of our students. Every subject from foreign languages, writing, math, science and even time management has a dedicated office to help your students study and learn more effectively. This session will give an overview of the services we provide and give you and your student some ideas for being more successful in their future college courses.
(Hahn Hall, Room 101)

Partnerships, Communication, Collaboration
Join Associate Deans of Students Tracy Arwari and Josh Eisenberg for a discussion about helping your student thrive at Pomona College. This conversation will also provide information for parents and students about successfully navigating their Pomona experience, including meeting the Class Deans, helping students advocate for themselves and building relationships with administrators.
(Smith Campus Center, Rose Hills Theatre)

3 - 5 p.m. -- "Fake News" Colloquium: The Family Screening

Screening of episodes of the Netflix miniseries The Family, based on the book by Jeff Sharlet, followed by Q&A session with series director Jesse Moss and executive producer Jeff Sharlet.

The Humanities Studio's “Fake News” Colloquium will bring together working journalists (including Pomona alumni and parents) to explore the assaults on the veracity of mainstream news sources and reported news, the rise of “fake” news stories promulgated through social media and the challenges of reporting in a “post/truth” era.

(Millikan Laboratory, Argue Auditorium)

3 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

3:45 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

4:30 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

6:30 - 8 p.m. -- Third Annual Payton Distinguished Lectureship

This event has been sold out; however, stand-by tickets may be available. Check the Bridges Auditorium Box Office for availability.

The third annual Payton Distinguished Lectureship will feature remarks from The Honorable Eric Holder, former Attorney General of the United States under President Barack Obama, followed by an in-depth conversation on voting rights and inequality in the U.S. moderated by Associate Professor of Politics Amanda Hollis-Brusky. Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. Please arrive early to pass through the security bag screening at the door. Families are encouraged to leave unneeded bags in their student’s room or take advantage of the check-in booth outside Bridges Auditorium before the event.

(Bridges Auditorium)

8:30 p.m. -- "Parents Freakend: Student Comedy Show"

Come out to a fun variety-comedy show for lots of laughter. Most ages appropriate. Come laugh off your student's grades! Tickets are not required, but last year's show was standing room only so plan to arrive early to secure your seat.

(Thatcher Music Building, Lyman Hall)

8:30 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

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Sunday, February 16, 2020

10:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. -- Brunch in the Dining Halls

Join your student for a great meal in one of the dining halls! Please RSVP during Family Weekend registration. Non-registrants will be charged for entry.

(Frank Dining Hall)

(Frary Dining Hall)

Noon - 5 p.m. -- Pomona College Museum of Art Spring Exhibitions

Noon - 9 p.m. -- Coop Store Open

Come to the Coop Store to stock up on your Pomona College gear.

(Smith Campus Center)

1 p.m. - midnight -- Coop Fountain Open

Check out the Coop Fountain, Pomona's student-managed and student-staffed on-campus restaurant! Try our daily specials, or get one of our classic Coop Meals to refuel. We even have take-out containers, for those times when you need to be somewhere ten minutes ago and don’t have time to eat!

(Smith Campus Center)

1:15 p.m. -- Planetarium Show

Pomona College and The Physics & Astronomy Department invite you to enjoy a 30-minute planetarium show in the Fletcher Jones Digital Planetarium! The show is offered at sixteen different times during the weekend so you can choose a time that works for your schedule. Seating is limited to 32 per show, so please sign up right away on the Planetarium ticketing page if you would like to attend. Stand-by line available.

(Millikan Laboratory)

4 p.m. -- Catholic Mass


(McAlister Center for Religious Activities)

Community Events in the Claremont Village

The Claremont Village offers a wide variety of shopping, entertainment and cultural opportunities. Here are some of the special events taking place in and near the Village on Sunday.

8 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Claremont Farmers and Artisans Market
Found on Harvard Avenue between First Street and Bonita Avenue, the Farmers and Artisans Market was founded in 1996 to connect California farmers and artisans to the local community. Now over 100 growers and artisan members are sharing their goods and services throughout the year. Proceeds from each market also help to support service projects, such as the Prison Library Project. For more information, visit the Claremont Forum website.

8 a.m. - 5 p.m.: Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California native plants, promoting botany, conservation and horticulture to inspire, inform and educate the public and scientific community about California's native flora. While you're there, visit their special exhibitions. Admission fees apply. For more information and directions, visit the Botanic Garden website.

Noon - 4 p.m.: Claremont Museum of Art
The Claremont Museum of Art celebrates the community’s rich artistic legacy and promotes the cultural vitality of the region. For more information and directions, visit the Claremont Museum of Art website​.

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