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October 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.

Oct. 2 —The Hart Institute for American History Lecture Series: “The Portage: Space, Time, and Storytelling in the Making of an American Place”
William Cronon, professor of history, geography and environmental studies at University of Wisconsin, will deliver a lecture titled, “The Portage: Space, Time, and Storytelling in the Making of an American Place” as part of The Hart Institute for American History 2008-09 Lecture Series, “Environment and American Society." The lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-9435.

Oct. 2—Lecture: "Urban Sanitation and the Colonial City: Engagements with Japanese Hygienic Modernity"
Colorado State University Professor of History Todd Henry will discuss "Urban Sanitation and the Colonial City: Engagements with Japanese Hygienic Modernity," beginning at 6 p.m. at the Claremont McKenna College Athenaeum (385 E. 8th St., Claremont). This lecture is organized by Pomona and Claremont McKenna Colleges’ Departments of History. Contact: (909) 607-3075.

Oct. 3—Friday Noon Concert
The St. Florian Trio: Motoko Mito (violin); Yosuke Ozawa (cello); Phillip Young (piano) perform music by Beethoven: Piano Trio in B-flat Major, Op. 97 “Archduke.” The concert begins at 12:15 p.m. and will be held in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 10th St. and Dartmouth Ave., Claremont).

Oct. 4—Evening with the Millennium Consort Singers
World-renowned Grammy Award nominee Martin Neary will conduct The Millennium Consort Singers as they perform music by Britten, Byrd, Flaherty, and Rohde. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will be held at the Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th Street, Claremont).

Oct. 6 —Fall Literary Series: Norman Finkelstein
Poet & critic Norman Finkelstein, author of Powers (2005) and Passing Over (2007), and professor of English at Xavier University, will give a reading beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Pomona College’s Ena Thompson Reading Room (Crookshank Hall, Room 108, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). This event is sponsored by the Pomona College Department of English. Contact: (909) 607-2212.

Oct. 7 —Film: “Up the Yangtze River”
Director Yung Chang uses the construction of China's massive Three Gorges Dam as a springboard to understanding social hierarchies in the film Up the Yangtze River (Canada, 2007). The director will attend the screening, which begins at 7 p.m. in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). This screening is part of The Pacific Basin Institute (PBI) at Pomona College’s 2008 Film Festival Series. Contact: (909) 607-8065.

Oct. 8 —Anthropology Distinguished Lecturer Series: "Images of a Changing California: Henry B. Brown’s 1851-1852 Sketches”
Thomas Blackburn, professor emeritus of anthropology at CSU Pomona, will present "Images of a Changing California: Henry B. Brown's 1851-1852 Sketches." Dr. Blackburn is the author of Before the Wilderness: Environmental Management by Native Californians (1993). This lecture begins at 4:15 p.m and will be held at Pomona College in Hahn 101 (Hahn Building, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). This event is part of the Anthropology Distinguished Lecturer Series: “Native California: Diversity, Identity, and Sustainability.” Contact: (909) 607-9675.

Oct. 9-12—Theatre: “For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf”
The Obie Award-winning For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide/When the Rainbow is Enuf reveals what it is to be of color and female in the 20th century. It was praised by The New Yorker for "encompassing…every feeling and experience a woman has ever had." Directed by Shakina Nayfack. The show will be performed at: 8 p.m., Oct. 9-11; 2 p.m., Oct. 11 & 12, in the Pomona College Allen Studio Theatre (Seaver Theatre, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Tickets are $5 for faculty, staff, students and senior citizens and $10 for general admission; season subscriptions are $20 for faculty, staff, students and senior citizens, $30 for general admission. Box Office: (909) 621-8525 or (909) 607-4375, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Mon.-Fri.

Oct. 10—Friday Noon Concert
Pomona College faculty members Alfred Cramer (baroque violin), Roger Lebow (baroque cello) and Graydon Beeks (harpsichord) will perform music by Boismortier, Haym and Vivaldi. The concert begins at 12:15 p.m. and will be held in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 10th St. and Dartmouth Ave., Claremont). 

Oct. 11, 12—Pomona College Orchestra
Pomona College faculty members Eric Lindholm (conductor), and Genevieve Feiwen Lee (piano) will perform with the Pomona College Orchestra, presenting music by Brahms: Variations on a Theme by Haydn, Op. 56a; Ginastera: Dance Suite from Estancia (1941); and Beethoven: Piano Concerto No. 4 in G Major, Op. 58. The concert begins at 8 p.m., Sat., Oct. 11; 3 p.m., Sun., Oct. 12, and will be held in the Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th Street, Claremont).

Oct. 15—Faculty Lecture Series: Intracellular Traffic
Pomona College professor of biology, Clarissa Cheney, will deliver a lecture titled, “Going From Here to There within the Cell: How the Cell Directs Intracellular Traffic,” The lecture and free lunch begin at noon in the Blue Room of Frank Dining Hall (260 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-8328.

Oct. 15—PBI Lecture: “Earth and Fire: Sustaining Life and Art on the Silk Road”
Historian, curator at the British Library and director of the International Dunhuang Project, Susan Whitfield, has traveled and written widely on the Silk Road, its history, historiography and art. She will lecture on “Earth and Fire: Sustaining Life and Art on the Silk Road,” beginning at 4:15 p.m., and will be held at Pomona College in Hahn 101 (Hahn Building, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Organized by the Pacific Basin Institute (PBI). (909) 607-8065.

Oct. 22—Faculty Lecture Series: Education in Pakistan
Pomona College Professor of Economics Tahir Andrabi will discuss “One Giant Leap: Learning and Educational Achievement in Punjab Schools.” The lecture and free lunch begin at noon in the Blue Room of Frank Dining Hall (260 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-8328.

Oct. 24—Friday Noon Concert
Yun He Liang will perform the erhu, a two-stringed bowed musical instrument, sometimes known as the "Chinese violin" or "Chinese two-string fiddle.” Together with Pomona College faculty member Phillip Young (piano), Yun He Liang will present music inspired by folk traditions of China and Hungary, featuring music by Dun, Bartók, and Liu. The concert begins at 12:15 p.m. and will be held in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 10th St. and Dartmouth Ave., Claremont).

Oct. 25—Violin and Piano through the Ages
Pomona College faculty member Todor Pelev (violin) and Douglas Ashcraft (piano) will perform music by Beethoven, Debussy and Vladigerov. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will be held in the Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th Street, Claremont).

Oct. 27—Lecture: "Magma in the Proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository"
Mineralogical Society of America Distinguished Lecturer Bruce Marsh (Johns Hopkins University) will lecture on "Magma in the Proposed Yucca Mountain Nuclear Repository," beginning at 4 p.m. in Pomona College’s Edmonds Ballroom, Room 130 (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-8677.

Oct.27— Sociology Lecture Series: "White Power/Black Brokers: Race, Class and Politics in the City"
As part of the Pomona College Sociology Lecture Series: Families and Neighborhoods, Sociologist Mary Pattillo (Northwestern University) will present "White Power/Black Brokers: Race, Class and Politics in the City." Pattillo's most recent book, Black on the Block: The Politics of Race and Class in the City (2007), winner of the Robert Park Best Book Award from the American Sociological Association, examines the simultaneous processes of low-income housing construction and gentrification in a black Chicago neighborhood. This lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. and will be held at Pomona College in Hahn 101 (Hahn Building, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-3026.

Oct. 28—Lecture: “China 2.0: Illusion and Promise Behind the Great Firewall”
Michael Santoro, professor of business environment at the Rutgers Business School and faculty member of the Rutgers Center for Global Change and Governance, will discuss, “China 2.0: Illusion and Promise Behind the Great Firewall.” Sponsored by Oldenborg International Relations Colloquium (IRC), this event begins at noon in Pomona College’s Oldenborg Dining Hall (350 N. College Way, Claremont). Admission is free and a free lunch is provided for faculty and staff; students use meal cards; $5 general admission (lunch only). Contact: (909) 621-8018.

Oct. 28—Fall Literary Series: Blackwood
Novelist and screenwriter Rick Blackwood, Pomona College Visiting Professor of English and Screenwriting, and author of Deadlock (1993) and Pyramider (1992), will read from his work beginning at 7:30 p.m. in Pomona College’s Ena Thompson Reading Room (Crookshank Hall, Room 108, 140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). This event is sponsored by the Pomona College Department of English. Contact: (909) 607-8065.

Oct. 29—Faculty Lecture Series: Slow Art
Pomona College Professor of English Arden Reed will lecture on “Slow Art: Strategies for Attending to Visual Images in a Culture of Speed and Distraction.” The lecture and lunch begin at noon in the Blue Room of Frank Dining Hall (260 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-8328.

Oct. 29—Anthropology Distinguished Lecturer Series: “Chumash Ethnobotany"
Jan Timbrook, curator of ethnography at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History will lecture on “Chumash Ethnobotany: Plant Knowledge Among the Native People of Southern California,” as part of the Anthropology Distinguished Lecturer Series: “Native California: Diversity, Identity, and Sustainability.” This lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. in Hahn 101 (Pomona College, Hahn Building, 420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-9675.

Oct. 29—Student Recital
Students will present a recital of music beginning at 8:15 p.m., in the Pomona College Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Avenue, Claremont).

Oct. 31—Friday Noon Concert
Pomona College faculty members Rachel Huang (violin), Roger Lebow (cello) and Gayle Blankenburg (piano) will perform music by Dvorák. The concert begins at 12:15 p.m. and will be held in Balch Auditorium (Scripps College, 10th St. and Dartmouth Ave., Claremont). 

Continuing Museum Exhibitions:
Sept. 2 —Oct. 19 Pomona College Faculty Exhibition
Studio Art Pomona College faculty members Mark Allen, Sandeep Mukherjee, Sheila Pinkel and Mercedes Teixido exhibit their work. The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 2 —Oct. 19 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 Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges, provides its students with a challenging curriculum in the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and fine arts, and an unsurpassed environment for intellectual inquiry and growth. Its hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between students and faculty, and a range of opportunities for student research.