April-May 2012 @Pomona Newsletter
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- Upcoming holidays: Pomona College will observe Memorial Day on Monday, May 28, and Wednesday, July 4, as paid holidays for eligible staff.
- Bicycle clean sweep is Wednesday, May 16. If you ride your bike to campus, store it in your building or office that day, or affix the appropriate sign (available from Bob Robinson or in Keynon House) to your bike. Abandoned bikes are donated to the Green Bikes program and other charitable organizations, and cannot be retrieved.
- Save the date (and bring a lawn chair): The Staff Council Picnic will be held Tuesday, May 15, from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Walker Beach. Come enjoy food, games, music and giveaways.
- Rains Center: Monday through Friday, 11:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m., starting Monday, May 14. Please enter and exit Rains through the east door near the football field, and remember to bring your ID.
- Sagehen Café: Beginning Monday, May 14, coffee service will be available Monday through Friday, from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and lunch service is available 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The café is closed for dinner service and on the weekends through the summer. The café is available for catering all summer.
- Dining Halls: From May 13 through May 28, all dining halls will be closed. On May 29, Frank will reopen for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Monday through Friday. Frank will remain open at least through mid-June, but keep an eye out for updates on dining hall hours and open locations.
- Coop Fountain: The Coop Fountain will be open from May 14 to May 25, Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 7 p.m., and then be closed for the remainder of the summer.
- Coop Store: The Coop Store will be open today until 6 p.m., Friday from 9-3, Saturday from 9-4, and Sunday from 9-2. From May 14 to May 25, it will be open Monday through Friday, 11-4. From May 26 to June 3, the Store will be closed while it moves into the Coop Fountain during store construction. From June 4 through sometime in August, the Coop Store will be located in the Coop Fountain and be open 11-4, Monday through Friday.
Did you know that email and printer issues are the top two reported problems here at Pomona? ITS has a new web page that will help them help you with your printer issues. Filling out the form will allow ITS to get a head start on your issue by collecting relevant data about the problem and creating a help ticket. The web page is at http://its.pomona.edu/help/printer-help/.
As of April 3, the Business Office, the Human Resources Office and the Real Property Office relocated from Alexander Hall to the Pendleton Building at 150 E. Eighth Street. The entrance to the Human Resources offices is now on Eighth Street, next door to Campus Safety, and the entrance to Business Office and Real Property Office is on the east side of the building facing the Tranquada Student Services Center.
Faculty, staff and students need their Pomona ID cards in order to have direct access to the interior building during business hours. Lobby access is unlimited Monday thru Friday, 8:00 a.m. to noon and 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Cashiering, Payroll and Student Accounts all have window access to the main lobby.
Each year, Pomona College chooses a "first-year" book selection to be provided to all the members of the incoming class and new transfer students. The Dean of Students Office orders enough book so that interested staff, students, and faculty who want the opportunity to read the book as well can do so. This year's book is the novel The Barbarian Nurseries (2011), by Hector Tobar, an L.A. Times columnist. The book is a multi-layered journey about immigration, immigrant lives, including undocumented immigrants, social class conflicts, and racial and cultural divisions in Southern California. Hector Tobar will be coming to Big Bridges on Sunday, September 2, to give a public lecture related to the book and its themes to the incoming students and faculty discussion leaders. Save the date – you are invited to attend as well! Visit the Dean of Students Office in Alexander 102 to pick up a book.
The 13-week summer early release time program for all regular, full-time staff begins Monday, May 14, and concludes on Friday, August 10, 2012. Regular, full-time staff may reduce the 8-hour workday to 7-1/2 hours, and continue to receive pay for the equivalent of 8 hours. Please be aware that should a supervisor, at anytime during the 13-weeks of the summer early release time program require a full-time staff member to work 8 hours on a regular business day, the entire 8 hours will be paid at regular pay; no additional pay will be provided for working the last 30 minutes of the day.
Summer Release Time cannot be accrued or banked for later use and/or paid out at a later date. It is important to remember that time/attendance records for hourly non-exempt staff must always reflect the actual hours worked. During the summer early release time program, on days when an eligible staff member is able to reduce the workday by 30 minutes, the time/attendance record on Kronos automatically reflects 30 minutes of that day as attributable to the summer early release time program. In other words, as always, the actual in and out times are to be recorded, and a notation made for the 30 minutes of early release time. Please contact HR at extension 18175, if you have questions.
Join us in wishing Professors Catalin Mitescu and Sheila Pinkel a happy retirement. Professor Mitescu has taught physics at Pomona for 47 years, while Professor Pinkel joined the Pomona faculty in 1986. Read more about their career accomplishments here.
Did you know the Sustainability Integration Office has a sustainable purchasing guide for office managers? You can download the PDF [pdf] or read it online. Learn how you can make the best purchasing decisions when selecting paper, appliances, printer ink, cleaning products, and more for your office or department.
- Dan Bahn, assistant mail services, Mail Services
- Albert Cesena, cook I, Dining Services
- Amy Crown, administrative coordinator, Office of the Dean
- Alicia Fresca, cashier, Dining Services
- Edward Mac, cook III, Dining Services
- Wayne Mermilliod, groundskeeper, Grounds
- Conchita Serri, ombusdsperson, Office of the President
- Laura Williams, administrative assistant, Office of the Registrar
- Professor Lisa Anne Auerbach Changes Perceptions of Museum Guards During UCLA Hammer Residency
- Pomona College Celebrates Tuition-Free Day
- Ringing the Bell: Pomona College Sends Admit Letters For the Class of 2016
- John Payton '73, Trustee and Civil Rights Attorney, Passed Away March 22
- New 47 Challenge Prize of $2,000 Encourages Students to Explore Southern California
- Three Pomona College Professors Featured in New Princeton Review Book: "The Best 300 Professors"
- Lee Harlan '55, Long-Time Director of Alumni Relations, Has Died
- Andrew Quinn '12 Awarded Downing to Study at Cambridge
- Prof. Bryan Penprase Selected as American Council on Education Fellow
- Mary Schmich '75 Wins 2012 Pulitzer Prize for Commentary
- Lena Connor Named Udall Scholar, Jennifer Schmidt Receives Honorable Mention
- Professor Bob Gaines & Peters Discover Evidence of Geologic Trigger for the Cambrian Explosion
- Pres. David Oxtoby Elected to the American Academy of Arts & Sciences
- Professor Jonathan Lethem Authors New 33-1/3 Series Book on the Talking Heads' Album, "Fear of Music"
- Pomona College Senior Recipient of Davis Grant for Media and the Arts Project
- Journalist Tom Redburn '72 Honored With Blaisdell Distinguished Alumni Award
- Restaurateur and Executive Richard Frank '46 a Recipient of the 2012 Blaisdell Distinguished Alumni Award
- Elena Shih '04 Honored With 2012 Inspirational Young Alumni Award for Anti-Trafficking Work
- Vivian Chou '13 and Benjamin Murphy '13 Win Goldwater Scholarships; Naomi Wagner '13 Receives Honorable Mention
- Stephen Pauley '62 Awarded the Trustees' Medal of Merit for His Contributions to Environmental Preservation and Education
- New Book by Professor Char Miller Examines Controversies Surrounding Public Lands
- Nicholas Sundback '14 and Jesse Vincent '14 Awarded Critical Language Scholarships by the U.S. State Department
- Senior Art Majors' Thesis Projects Now on View in Bridges Auditorium
Sagehen Athletics Reports
Scholarly Talks and Lectures
Sefa Aina (Asian American Resource Center) presented "Retention of Asian American and Pacific Islander Students from Low-Income Communities" at the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation Summit on Poverty in Education at USC on 24 March. He was a presenter/panelist on “Asian American Empire: Revisiting Pacific Island Studies and Pacific Islanders in Asian America/n Studies" at the Association for Asian American Studies Conference in Washington DC on 13 April. And he was the keynote speaker for The College Board’s Asian American and Pacific Islander Summit in Los Angeles on 25 April.
David Arase (Politics) presented “North Korea-China-Russia Economic Cooperation" at the Centre for Asian Studies and the Indo-Pacific Governance Research Centre at the University of Adelaide in Australia on 10 February. He also presented the paper, “East Asian Regionalism at the Crossroads in 2012--The Impact of New Factors in East Asia and the EU," at the Regional Integration at the Crossroads: Perspectives from EU and ASEAN conference on 23 February. He presented a paper, "The impact of 3/11 on Japan and Japan-China relations," on 1 April at the International Studies Association Annual Convention in San Diego. On 6-7 April, Arase participated in a workshop, Post-3/11 Japan: Foreign Policy Impact of the Earthquake, Tsunami and Nuclear Crisis, hosted by the Center for East Asian Studies at the Monterey Institute of International Studies, a Graduate School of Middlebury College.
Lisa Anne Auerbach (Art and Art History) visited New Mexico State University in Las Cruces in March, where she gave a workshop and a talk, visited with graduate art students, and juried the student show. On 26 March, she gave a workshop at talk at Princeton University.
Allan Barr (Asian Languages and Literatures) presented a paper titled "Voice, Person, and Form in Early-Qing Tributes to Wives" at the Association for Asian Studies Annual Meeting in Toronto, 15-18 March. He gave a talk on 24 April in Chinese at Fo Guang University in Taiwan on a 17th-century anecdotal collection by a Shanghai author, Dong Han.
Ralph Bolton (Anthropology) presented a paper, "Anthropologists Without Borders: An Idea Whose Time Has Come," in a session he chaired, "Reconsidering the Field of Applied Anthropology,” at the annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) in Baltimore on 28 March. He also served on a panel of specialists in human sexuality to discuss "Issues in Teaching Anthropology: Sex Workers.”
Betty Bernhard (Theatre and Dance) gave a presentation of her research on "Sex Workers' Theatre Troupe" for the South Asia Studies Association on 13 April at Claremont Graduate University.
Paul Cahill (Romance Languages & Literatures) presented two papers: "Postcards from the Edge of Europe: Antonio Méndez Rubio's El fin del mundo" at the spring meeting of the Southern California chapter of the American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese (AATSP) held at Pitzer College on 14 April, and "Of Birds and Verbs: Memory, Suffering, and Disaster in Spanish Holocaust Poetry of the New Millennium" at the 65th Annual Kentucky Foreign Language Conference, held at the University of Kentucky, 19-21 April.
José R. Cartagena-Calderón (Romance Languages and Literatures) gave the keynote address, "Masculinidad, santidad y martirio: San Sebastián en el imaginario homoerótico hispano,” at the "Sex and Sexuality in Hispanic Literature and Film" symposium on 16 March at California State University, Long Beach.
Susana Chávez-Silverman (Romance Languages and Literatures) gave a reading, “Our Ubuntu: Scenes from la Cuenca de L.A. and Other Latitudes,” at Mills College in Oakland on 1 March. She participated in a reading and discussion of her work at Books & Books bookstore in Coral Gables, Florida, on 10 April. She taught a craft workshop and discussion with writer Bino Realuyo for MFA students and gave an invited reading at the University of Miami on 11 April. Chávez-Silverman also gave a reading, Latinos in the U.S., at Pennsylvania’s Slippery Rock University on 23 April, and performed a reading and Q&A at the Kaleidoscope Arts Festival at Slippery Rock University on 24 April.
Virginie Duzer (Romance Languages and Literatures) presented a paper, "De 'Sur le champ' à 'Annulaire de lune' : les affinités électives de Toyen et d'Annie Le Brun," as part of the 20th- and 21st-Century French and Francophone Studies International Colloquium “Crossing, Frictions, Fusions” in Long Beach on 29 March.
Erica Flapan (Mathematics) gave the invited talk, "Topological Symmetry Groups of Molecular Graphs," at the American Mathematics Society special session on Modeling Crystalline and Quasi-Crystalline Materials in Tampa, Florida, on 11 March. She gave the plenary address “Topological Symmetry Groups" at the Alleghany section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America on 14 April in Morgantown, West Virginia. She gave the keynote address, “Mirror Image Symmetry from Different Viewpoints,” at the Spokane Intercollegiate Research Conference at Gonzaga University in Spokane, Washington, on 21 April. She spoke on the same topic as keynote speaker for the Pi Mu Epsilon Mathematics Honor Society new member induction ceremony at Whittier College on 26 April.
Jennifer Friedlander (Media Studies) presented a public lecture, "Imperfecting the Illusion: Belief and the Aesthetic Destruction of Reality," at the University of Vermont on 12 March and gave an in-class presentation on the Claire Denis film, White Material.
Stephan Ramon Garcia (Mathematics) gave a retirement colloquium in honor of Warren R. Wogen at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, on 15 March. He gave the invited lecture "Hidden symmetries in everyday operators" at the SoCal-Nevada section meeting of the Mathematical Association of America at California State University, Fullerton, on 14 April.
Roberto A. Garza-López (Chemistry) and seven students (Sean Pianka, Kevin Guan, Briton Lee, Luis Diaz, Gustavo Ruiz, Cole Story and Sam Young) presented three pieces of research--"Calculating and Extrapolating the Average Walklength of Random Molecular Diffusion Across Quasicrystals," "Random Walk Calculations on Fractal vs. Euclidean Lattices" and "Cross-Channel Diffusion on Square Lattices"--at the 2012 Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Channel Islands, on 7 April.
Terri Geis (Museum of Art) led a public conversation at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art on 10 March as part of the programming for the exhibition "In Wonderland: The Surrealist Adventures of Women Artists in Mexico and the United States.” The talk was titled "A Surrealist Friendship: Leonora Carrington and Gloria Orenstein.”
Wanda Gibson (Career Development Office) presented "Working with Parents and Families in Career Services" at a pre-conference workshop at the NASPA (Student Affairs Administrators in Higher Education) annual conference in Phoenix, 10-14 March.
Matthew Gorka (Theatre and Dance) served as master electrician, assisted by Giselly Rodriquez '12, Kym Louie HMC '12, Laura Steinroeder SC '13, and Jacob Swanson CMC '15, for the LA Opera's production of The Festival Play of Daniel [pdf] at the Our Lady of the Angels Cathedral, 16-17 March.
Eric Grosfils (Geology) presented the outcome of summer research on “Magma Reservoir Rupture Beneath a Venusian Edifice: When Does Lithospheric Flexure Become Significant?” with Ben Murphy ’13, Gustavo Ruiz ’13 and Kyle Metcalfe ’14 (who also represented four other students who didn’t attend) at the 43rd annual Lunar and Planetary Science Conference, 19-23 March, in The Woodlands, Texas. Grosfils also co-authored two additional presentations at the conference: "Pit Crater Chain Clustering in Ganiki Planitia, Venus: Observations and Implications" (with colleagues from Carleton University and Ernst Geosciences) and "The Formation of Giant radiating Dike Systems on Venus: Insights from Elastoplastic Flexural Models" (with colleagues from the Lunar and Planetary Institute).
Jonathan M. Hall (Media Studies) presented a paper, "Joy and Trauma: Apitchatpong Weerasethakul's Uncle Boonme," at the Asian Cinema Studies Society Conference at the University of Hong Kong, 16-20 March.
Laura Hoopes (Biology) was the keynote speaker at the Canada's Women in Science and Engineering CREST conference 2-3 March at McMaster University in Hamilton, Ontario. She spoke on her book Breaking Through the Spiral Ceiling, women in science issues, and yeast aging. She also spoke about her book at the American Association of University Women, Victor Valley, on 10-11 March; at Vroman’s Bookstore in Pasadena on 18 March; and at the invitation of the English Department of Occidental College on 20 March. She gave another keynote address on science and her book at the Pennsylvania Academy of Sciences in Allentown on 31 March.
Art Horowitz (Theatre and Dance) participated in a post-show discussion following Theatre Banshee's production of The Merchant of Venice in Burbank on 28 April.
Malkiat S. Johal (Chemistry) gave an invited seminar, "Dual-Polarization Interferometry and QCM-D Studies at the Solid-Aqueous Interface,” at the University of San Diego on 1 March.
On 3 April, Gizem Karaali (Mathematics) gave a talk titled "Supercharacters and their Superpowers" at the Claremont Center for the Mathematical Sciences Algebra-Number Theory-Combinatorics seminar.
Thomas Leabhart (Theatre) moderated a panel, “Craig au plus près,” at the colloquium “Surmarionnettes et mannequins: Craig, Kantor et leur heritages contemporains” in Charleville-Mézières, France, 15-17 March.
Rachel Levin (Biology, Neuroscience) gave the talk “Science, Gender Identity & Legitimacy" at the fourth annual Keystone Conference on 31 March.
On 17 March, Pardis Mahdavi (Anthropology) gave a talk titled "Trafficking Parenting: On Migration and Motherhood in the UAE" at a Symposium on Gulf Migration and Labor held at the University of Toronto; on 21 March, she delivered "Interrogating the Illicit" at the Council on Foreign Relations; and on 30 March, she spoke on "Human Trafficking and Migration Reconsidered" at the Wadah Global Gathering in Bali, Indonesia.
Alma Martinez (Theatre and Dance) presented a lecture on "The Cultural Politics of Theatrical-Cinematic Representation" as part of the series "Transforming Public Art," presented by La Plaza de la Cultura Museum in Los Angeles on 11 March. She also conducted a preshow audience discussion on the "Role of the Dramaturg" for the premiere of Tortilla Curtain at San Diego Repertory Theatre on 31 March. She worked as a dramaturg in the development workshops for the play.
Richard Mawhorter (Physics) gave a talk, “Electron Remains Stubbornly Spherical,” at the Physics in the News colloquium at Harvey Mudd College on 21 February.
Dan O'Leary (Chemistry) gave an invited lecture, "Diverse Origins of Conformational Isotope Effects," at the University of California at Davis Department of Chemistry on 13 March.
Mary Paster (Linguistics and Cognitive Science) presented a talk with Martha Johnson ’13, “Aspects of Manyika Verbal Tonology,” at the 43rd annual conference on African Linguistics at Tulane University on 15 March.
Adam Pearson (Psychology) gave a talk, “The Font of War: How Experiential Cues Shape Intergroup Cognition,” at the Claremont Graduate University School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences on 6 March. He gave the invited talk "Social cognition unplugged: How processing experiences shape intergroup judgments" at California State University, Northridge’s Department of Psychology on 13 April.
Jennifer Perry (Anthropology) presented the paper "Field Schools and Authentic Learning on San Clemente Island" on 31 March at the 46th annual meeting of the Society for California Archaeology in San Diego. On 14 April, she gave the invited lecture “Cultural Perceptions of Eating Shellfish" at the Anthropology Student Association's Spring Symposium on the Anthropology of Food at California State University, Fullerton. She also presented the paper "An Interior Look at the Late Holocene on the California Channel Islands" on 20 April at 76th annual meeting of the Society for American Archaeology in Memphis, Tennessee.
The paper “Slavic and Balkan Nationalism: Language, Music, and Politics,” focusing on nine national anthems, co-authored by William Peterson (Music), James Peterson and Panayot Karagyozov, was presented by the two Petersons at the annual meeting of the Southern Conference on Slavic Studies in Savannah, Georgia, on 31 March.
Frances Pohl (Art and Art History) gave a lecture at Brigham Young University on 30 March titled “Reflections on the History of American Art.”
Leonard Pronko (Theatre and Dance) was a moderator at a celebration of the famous kabuki actor, Bando Tamasaburo V, for his recent award of the Kyoto Prize, the highest prize offered in Japan, on 22 March in San Diego. Pronko was invited by the Kyoto Symposium Organization of San Diego to facilitate the discussion with Tamasaburo during the event. On 25 April, he presented a two-hour lecture on Kabuki for the Scholars' Circle at A Noise Within theatre in Pasadena.
On 15 March, Monique Saigal (Romance Languages and Literatures) saw the play They Put on Make-Up as a Form of Resistance in Aix-en-Provence,France, and then spoke with the theatre group who put it on, Head in the Cloud. The eight-person company, all women aged 17-20, used Saigal’s book as source material for the play. Saigal saw the play and then shared her own experience and that of some of her interviewees with the company, who were very touched by the experience. She also gave the presentation, “Portraits of Women in the Resistance,” in the Diocese Center (Centre diocésain de Pastorale) for Jews and Christians in Clermont-Ferrand, France, on 28 March, and the talk, "Hidden Children during WWII in France," at the Middlebury Center in Paris, France, where Pomona Study Abroad students study, on 2 April.
Jack Sanders (Music) presented lectures on "The Ergonomics of Classical Guitar Technique" at Pepperdine University, USC and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music in February and March.
On 12 April , John Seery (Politics) served as chair and discussant for "The Tragic-Comic Politics of Irony" panel at The Art and Politics of Irony conference, sponsored by The Institute for the Public Life of Arts and Ideas, at McGill University in Montréal, Quebec. He gave the plenary address, "Liberal Arts Utopia," at the 18th annual conference of the Association for Core Texts and Courses in Milwaukee on 30 March.
Marie B. Shurkus (Media Studies) presented the lecture "California Light: Movement in the Shadows of Post Structuralism" at the Getty Research Institute Consortium Seminar on 10 March.
Michael Steinberger (Economics) presented "The Demographics and Economics of Sexual Orientation" at Occidental College on 2 March. He discussed his work with the U.S. Census as a speaker at the "Protecting Your Hard-Earned Money: What the LGBT Community Needs to Know" event in the City of West Hollywood on 20 March. He presented his work on "The Macroeconomic Landscape Ahead for the U.S. Economy" to the San Francisco chapter of the California Credit Union League on 17 April.
Friederike von Schwerin-High (German and Russian) delivered a paper titled "Audio, Video, Stenography, and the Manipulation of Sequencing in Orhan Pamuk's Snow" at the 2012 annual conference of the International Society for the Study of Narrative, held in Las Vegas on 15-17 March.
Hung Cam Thai (Sociology and Asian American Studies) gave a lecture, “Gender and Migration in the New Economy,” at the Italian International Center for the Study of Women in Rome on 15 March.
Kyla Wazana Tompkins (English) hosted a conference 3-4 March at Pomona College, “As Yet Unnamed: Queer Theories and the Nineteenth Century,” for which she delivered opening and closing remarks.
Samuel Yamashita (History) gave the 2012 Japan Series Lecture at Lyon College on "The Beginnings of Japanese Food" in late February. In March, he organized a panel on "Children in Wartime Asia, 1931-1945" at this year's annual meeting of the Association for Asian Studies in Toronto, and gave a paper at the meeting titled "The 'Food Problem' of Evacuated Children in Wartime Japan, 1944-1945." In April, he gave the Jonasson Lecture at Linfield College in McMinniville, Oregon, on "Wartime Japan and its Discontents."
Lisa Anne Auerbach (Art and Art History) was a guest blogger for the Art21 website for two weeks in March.
Allan Barr (Asian Languages and Literatures) published an article in Chinese, "Cong 'Wuxing dashi ji' kan Shunzhi dingyou Shuntian kechang an" (“The 1657 Shuntian Examination Scandal in the light of ‘A Record of Major Events in Huzhou’”), in the journal Qingshi luncong (Collected Essays on Qing History) 12, pp. 63-73.
Virginie Duzer (Romance Languages and Literatures) published an article, “Le triangle du désir dans les livres d'Ivsic-Toyen-Le Brun” in À belles mains : Livre surréaliste - Livre d'artiste (Mélusine XXXII, Editions L'Age d'Homme), ed. by Henri Béhar and Andrea Oberhuber, pp. 157-166.
Anne Dwyer (German and Russian) published an article, "Dostoevsky's Prison House of Nation(s): Genre Violence in Notes from the House of the Dead," in Russian Review 71:2, pp. 209-225.
Kathleen Fitzpatrick (Media Studies) published a new article, "Infinite Summer: Reading in the Social Network," in the book The Legacy of David Foster Wallace: Critical and Creative Assessments (University of Iowa Press, 2012), eds. Lee Konstantinou and Samuel Cohen.
Robert Gaines (Geology) published, with co-authors, “Mechanism for Burgess Shale-type Preservation” in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences on 5 March. The paper was featured in several international news articles, including being highlighted as a top science story in the news by Science. He also co-authored “Dynamic paleoredox and exceptional preservation in the Cambrian Spence Shale of Utah” in Lethaia 40, pp. 164-177. He and Shanan Peters (UW Madison) published the cover article, "Formation of the 'Great Unconformity' as a trigger for the Cambrian explosion,” in Nature 484, pp. 363-366.
Stephan Ramon Garcia (Mathematics) published, with Daniel E. Poore ’11 and James E. Tener ’08, "Unitary equivalence to a complex symmetric matrix: low dimensions" in Linear Algebra and Its Applications 437, pp. 271-284.
Roberto A. Garza- López (Chemistry) and colleagues published "Reaction efficiency of diffusion-controlled processes on finite, aperiodic planar lattices. III. Supramolecular Architectures" in Chemical Physics Letters on 27 April. The article was communicated by Prof. David C. Clary, president of Magdalen College Oxford and professor of chemistry at the University of Oxford.
Jonathan M. Hall (Media Studies) provided translations for Yahiro Yoshiyuki ("The History and Preservation of Japan's Small-Gauge Film: Focusing on 8mm Film,” pp. 63-65), Matsumoto Natsuki and Kozaki Taiji ("The Oldest Animation & Toy Films in Japan,” pp. 87-89), Ota Yoneo ("Toy Films and their Preservation," pp.93-96), and Okada Hidenori ("Japan's Recycled Film," pp. 111-112) in Searching the Traces: Archival Study of Short-Lived Film Formats (The National Museum of Modern Art, 2012), ed. National Film Center.
Malkiat S. Johal (Chemistry) published "Human chorionic gonadotropin interactions with immobilized anti-hCG studied by quartz-crystal microbalance with dissipation monitoring" in the Journal of Biomedical Materials Research Part A 100A, pp. 1600-1604, with Pomona students Natalie Chung, Rebecca Hamlin, and Theodore Zwang. With Matt Sazinsky (Chemistry) and students Theodore Zwang and Michael Gormally, Johal published "Enhanced iron availability by protein glycation may explain higher infection rates in diabetics" in Biometals 25:1, pp. 237-245.
Gizem Karaali’s (Mathematics) essay, "In Defense of Frivolous Questions," about her fall 2011 ID1 course "Can Zombies Do Math?," was published by Inside Higher Education on 10 April. She also reports that The Journal of Humanistic Mathematics, which she co-edits with Mark Huber (Claremont McKenna College), will now be indexed by Mathematical Reviews/MathSciNet, the only comprehensive English-language database of reviews, abstracts and bibliographic information for much of the mathematical sciences literature.
Nina Karnovsky (Biology) published the paper "From lavage to lipids: estimating diets of seabirds," with co-authors K. Hobson and S. Iverson, in Marine Ecology Progress Series [pdf] 451, pp. 263-284.
Jade Star Lackey (Geology) authored "The Fine Gold Intrusive Suite: The roles of basement terranes and magma source development in the Early Cretaceous Sierra Nevada batholith" in Geosphere 8, pp. 292-313. Pomona student co-authors include Cameron Windham '11 and Ryan Frazer '09.
Joyce Lu (Theatre and Dance, Asian American Studies) had a short piece, “Unimaginable Change [pdf] ,” published in SenseAbility 56, a newsletter of applications of the Feldenkrais Method of somatic education.
Stephen Marks (Economics)co-wrote, with Sjamsu Rahardja (World Bank), “Effective Rates of Protection Revisited for Indonesia” in the Bulletin of Indonesian Economic Studies 48:1, pp. 57-84.
Richard Mawhorter (Physics) had three articles published in the American Physical Society journal Physical Review A in the last year with student co-authors and other collaborators: “Measurement of absolute charge exchange cross sections for He2+ collisions with He and H2” and “Characterization of the Ground X1 State of 204Pb19F, 206Pb19F, 207Pb19F, and 208Pb19F” in Physical Review A 84, and “Precision Spectroscopy of the 207Pb19F molecule: implications for measurement of P-odd and T-odd effects” in Physical Review A 83.
Char Miller (Environmental Analysis) has written a new book, Public Lands/Public Debates: A Century of Controversy (Oregon State University Press, 2012).
Dan O'Leary (Chemistry) and colleagues at Caltech and Materia Inc. have published a review article [pdf] on large-scale applications of the ring-closing metathesis reaction in Organic Syntheses 89, pp. 170-182.
Mary Paster (Linguistics and Cognitive Science) published “The role of homophony avoidance in morphology: A case study from Mixtec” in Proceedings of the 13th Annual Workshop on American Indian Languages 2012, eds. Daisy Rosenblum and Stephanie Gamble Morse, pp. 29-39.
Jennifer Perry (Anthropology) is the co-editor of a new book, Contemporary Issues in California Archaeology (Left Coast Press, 2012), with Terry Jones (Cal Poly San Luis Obispo).
Dara RossmanRegaignon (English, College Writing), with co-author Jill M. Gladstein, has published an empirical study of the writing programs at 100 small liberal arts colleges, Writing Program Administration at Small Liberal Arts Colleges (Parlor Press, 2012).
Monique Saigal-Escudero (Romance Languages and Literatures) published a book review of Alain Mabanckou’s Demain j'aurai vingt ans in the French Review 85:4.
Marie B. Shurkus’ (Media Studies) essay "Women's Work: Performance as Immaterial Labor" was published in Feminist Art Workers: A History (Otis College of Art and Design, 2012), eds. Cheri Gaulke and Laurel Klick.
Jack Sanders (Music) published an essay on playing the guitar, "Out of Commission," in Soundboard XXXVIII:1.
Pete Zani (Biology) published a research article titled "Effects of night-time warming on temperate ectotherm reproduction: potential fitness benefits of climate change for side-blotched lizards" in the Journal of Experimental Biology 215, pp. 1117-1127.
Betty Bernhard (Theatre and Dance) directed a staged reading of Kindertransport at the "Mapping Adoption: Histories, Geographies, Literatures, Politics" conference at Scripps College on 24 March. Featured actors were Richard Fass (Office of Planning), Larissa Rudova (Russian), Martina Ebert (Foundations and Corporate Relations), Terry Steagall (Registrar’s Office), Megan Kilroy PI ‘14, and Julia Austenfeld ‘15.
Joyce Lu (Theatre and Dance, Asian American Studies) danced in the L.A. Bloom opening night presentation of Mare Nubium, under the direction of Hirokazu Kosaka and Oguri, on 27 April. She danced with Gamelan Burat Wangi at the CalArts World Music and Dance Festival at The Herb Alpert School of Music on 29 April.
Sandeep Mukherjee (Art and Art History) has work in the exhibition "Meticulosity" at the Ben Maltz Gallery at the Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, from 28 April – 7 July.
Sheila Pinkel’s (Art and Art History) work has been included in the exhibition "Globalize This" at the Maltz Gallery at the Otis School of Art and Design, Los Angeles, 17 March - 14 April. Her work was also included in the “Artist’s Tower or Protest,” a reconstruction of the 1966 Peace Tower installation, on Sunset and Hilldale in West Hollywood, from 19-29 January.
Jack Sanders (Music) performed eight concerts in Western Texas under the auspices of the Piatigorsky Foundation in November 2011. He performed the "Concierto de Aranjuez" with the Claremont Symphony on 29 April.
Honors and Awards
Ralph Bolton (Anthropology) has been asked to chair a new Society for Applied Anthropology task force to explore the establishment of a new organization, Applied Anthropologists Without Borders, the subject of a paper he recently presented at the annual meeting of the SfAA.
Richard Hazlett (Geology, Environmental Analysis), Nicole Weekes (Neuroscience), and Samuel Yamashita (History) were included in the Princeton Review book The Best 300 Professors, which features 300 professors in more than 60 fields from 122 colleges and universities across the nation.
Gizem Karaali (Mathematics) was elected to serve as Second Program Vice-Chair of the Southern California-Nevada Section of the Mathematical Association of America.
Nina Karnovsky (Biology) is serving as an associate editor of the journal Marine Ornithology, a peer-reviewed, international journal that publishes seabird research.
Richard McKirahan (Classics and Philosophy) has been elected president of the Society for Ancient Greek Philosophy.
Bryan Penprase (Physics and Astronomy) has been named an American Council on Education fellow for the academic year 2012-13. The ACE Fellows Program, established in 1965, is “designed to strengthen institutions and leadership in American higher education by identifying and preparing promising senior faculty and administrators for responsible positions in college and university administration.”
Patricia Smiley (Psychology) has been appointed to the editorial board of First Language, an interdisciplinary journal that publishes research in child language acquisition.
Kyla Wazana Tompkins (English) was awarded a year-long visiting faculty fellowship at the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History at Harvard University for the 2011-2012 year.
The article/interview "Una Platica con El Padre de Zoot Suit y el Teatro Chicano" (An Interview with the Father of Zoot Suit and Teatro Chicano) by Patricia Vega in emeequis Magazine won Mexico's prestigious National Journalism Award in the “interview” category. The staging of Zoot Suit by the National Theatre Company of Mexico was Alma Martinez's (Theatre and Dance) Steel Leave project in 2010. The article cites Alma as the "pieza clave" and "el alma" that brought this production to Mexico.
Leonard Pronko (Theatre and Dance), in his work as chair of the program committee of the Friends of the Petterson Museum in Claremont, organized the large Celebration of the Arts program on 21 April, which featured presentations of Kendo, Taiko, Koto and Shakuhachi, and a lecture demonstration on the major forms of Japanese theatre.