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September 2008 Events at Pomona College

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.

Sept. 2-Oct. 19—Exhibit: “Project Series 36: Predock_Frane Architects”
Award-winning international design and architecture firm, Predock_Frane Architects, will present an installation titled Inland Empire, which is their interpretation of the decentralized landscapes of the Inland Empire, encompassing Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open, Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 2-Oct. 19—Exhibit: Faculty Show
Pomona College’s studio art faculty, featuring Sheila Pinkel, Mercedes Teixido, Mark Allen and Sandeep Mukherjee, will exhibit their work at the Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 4— Pomona College Summer Undergraduate Research Poster Conference
Pomona College students and faculty will present their summer research, with abstracts and posters, at the annual Pomona College Summer Undergraduate Poster Conference. The abstracts and posters on display cover all disciplines and represent many hours of research. This event begins at 4:30 p.m. and will be held outdoors at Pomona College’s Smith Campus Center Fountain Courtyard (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont).

Sept. 6—Pomona College Museum of Art: Opening Reception
View new work by Project Series 36 architects Hadrian Predock and John Frane, and an exhibition featuring Pomona College studio art faculty. This event will begin at 5 p.m. and will be held at the Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Avenue, Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit the museum’s website at www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 10— Fall Faculty Lecture: "Black Migration to Los Angeles, 1910-1950: The Role of the Black Church in Social Mobility"
Lorn Foster, Pomona College professor of American government and politics will deliver a lecture titled "Black Migration to Los Angeles, 1910-1950: The Role of the Black Church in Social Mobility." The lecture and free lunch begin at noon in the Blue Room of Frank Dining Hall (Pomona College, 260 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont).

Sept. 16—Literary Series: Susan Straight
National Book Award finalist and novelist Susan Straight will read from her work beginning at 7:30 p.m. in the Ena Thompson Reading Room at Pomona College (Crookshank Hall, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Straight, professor of creative writing at UC Riverside, most recently authored A Million Nightingales (2007). Contact: (909) 607-2212.

Sept. 17—Exhibit: Studio Art Faculty Tour
Studio artists Sheila Pinkel, Mercedes Teixido, Mark Allen and Sandeep Mukherjee, all Pomona College faculty members, will lead a tour of their collective exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Avenue, Claremont) beginning at 4:15 p.m. The Museum is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept.19-20—Conference: “The Trade and Traffic of Persia”
This interdisciplinary conference will explore the accounts of those who have traveled, traded, and trafficked across the Persian world and beyond, examining the history and anthropology of Iran from a global perspective. This two-day conference will be held in the Hahn Building at Pomona College (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont) from 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m. on Sept. 19, and 9 a.m.-5 p.m. on Sept. 20. (schedule TBA).

Sept. 21—Concert: “The Artistry of Celliola”
Pomona College faculty members Cynthia Fogg (viola), Tom Flaherty (cello) and Genevieve Feiwen Lee (piano) will perform contemporary music for strings and piano, featuring the music of Carter, Flaherty, and others. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and will held in Bridges Hall of Music (Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont).

Sept. 23—Artist Lecture: “Project Series 36: Predock_Frane Architects”
Award-winning international design and architecture firm, Predock_Frane Architects, will present a lecture on their work, “Inland Empire,” on view at The Pomona College Museum of Art. The lecture will be held at the Museum, beginning at 2 p.m. The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open Tuesday-Friday, noon-5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 24—Fall Faculty Lecture: "Love is in the Air: Women, Dirigibles, and the Invention of the Future in Meiji Japan"
Kyoko Kurita, Pomona College professor of Japanese, will deliver a lecture titled, "Love is in the Air: Women, Dirigibles, and the Invention of the Future in Meiji Japan." The lecture and free lunch begin at noon in the Blue Room of Frank Dining Hall (Pomona College, 260 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont).

Sept. 24—Concert: Afro-Cuban Folkloric Music
Francisco Aguabella and his Afro-Cuban Folkloric Group will present a lecture/demonstration featuring oricha music and dance, rumba guaguanco and rumba columbia at Pomona College. This event, beginning at 4:15 p.m., will be held in Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont).

Sept. 28—Concert: Harpsichord Masterworks
Davitt Moroney, UC Berkeley professor of music, will perform harpsichord masterworks Fantasia and Fugue in A minor (BWV 904) by J. S. Bach, Les Cloches by Nicolas Lebègue, Suite in D minor by Louis Marchand, Eight Preludes from L'Art de toucher le Clavecin by François Couperin and French Suite No. 4, in E-flat Major (BWV 815) by Bach. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and will held in Bridges Hall of Music (Pomona College, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont).