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Pomona College April 2009 Events

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 there is no cost to attend unless otherwise noted.

Jan. 24 - April 12 - Exhibition: Suddenly!
“SUDDENLY: where we live now” comprises a set of exhibitions, an annotated reader and a series of public events that attempt to re-imagine cityscapes with contemporary art, literature, and the conversations they spark. “Suddenly!” includes a range of projects and media such as painting, photography, and video, and community-based activities such as communal dinners, spontaneous public lectures, and a city-wide poster initiative. The artists include: Marc Joseph Berg, Zoe Crosher, Michael Damm, Molly Dilworth, Hadley + Maxwell, Fritz Haeg, Elias Hansen, Frank Heath, Michael Hebb, Michael McManus, Mike Merrill, Mostlandian Citizens Lady O and Junior Ambassador, Shawn Records, Storm Tharp, and Oscar Tuazon and Metronome Press, Paris. The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Avenue, 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.

April 1—Concert: Student Recital
Pomona College students will perform a recital beginning at 8:15 p.m. in Pomona College’s Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2621 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.

April 2—Lecture: "Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History"
James Morone, author of the Pulitzer Prize-nominated book Hellfire Nation: The Politics of Sin in American History (2003), will deliver a talk of the same name. Morone is a leading scholar of political culture, political development and health policy, and his forthcoming book is The Heart of Power: Health and Politics in the Oval Office. This lecture is part of the “Truth, Justice, and the American Way?" speaker series, co-sponsored by Pomona College’s Politics Department and the Public Events Committee. This event begins at 7:30 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont).

April 2-5—Theatre: “The Liar”
Pierre Corneille’s “The Liar” is based on a Spanish play, about a hero whose inventive lies create ever-new complications, surrounded with illusion and reality. Directed by Professor Leonard Pronko, the performances will be held April 2-4 at 8 p.m., and April 4 & 5 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $5 for senior citizens, faculty, staff and students; $10 for general admission. Box Office: (909) 621-8525 or (909) 607-4375.

April 3-5—Language Technology Boot Camp
Expert and novice K-12 teachers and graduate students are invited to attend the Language Technology Boot Camp Conference at Pomona College. The conference will address the use of technology and language learning. The keynote speakers will be Barbara Sawhill (Oberlin College) and Gus Leonard (CSU Monterey). This conference is sponsored by the Pomona College Foreign Language Resource Center. For registration, program schedule, a downloadable flyer and further details, visit: http://bootcamp.pomona.edu/conference.html.

April 3— Friday Noon Concert Series
Pomona College’s Graydon Beeks will conduct the Pomona College Chamber Winds, in concert at 12:15 p.m. in Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium (10th and Columbia Ave., Claremont). The event is sponsored by the Music Departments of Pomona College, CGU and Scripps College. Contact: (909) 607-3266.

April 5—Concert: Mojave Trio
The Mojave Trio (Sara Parkins, violin; Margaret Parkins, cello; and Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano) will perform Trio based on Irish Folk Tunes by Frank Martin, Trio (3 quadri) by Sandor Veress, and Trio in F minor, Op. 65 by Dvorak. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2621 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.

April 7—Lecture: “Renewable Energy: Meeting RPS with SoCal Edison”
Eric Lavik, Manager of Planning and Financial Analysis in Renewable and Alternative Power, from SoCal Edison will discuss technology, strategy, and progress being made by SCE towards meeting the state mandated Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS). The lecture begins at 11 a.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont).

April 7—Pacific Basin Institute Spring Film Screening: Documentary Film by Karin Mak & Student Short Film Prize-Winners
Alumna Karin Mak ’02 will screen her film, Red Dust, a documentary portraying women workers in China poisoned by cadmium while manufacturing batteries. Mak is actively involved with workers' rights campaigns in California, and in 2003, she received the prestigious New Voices Fellowship to work with Sweatshop Watch, a Los Angeles-based non-profit educating the public about globalization. Mak's films have screened in Hong Kong, New York, Los Angeles and Eugene, Oregon. The students 2008 Summer Student Video Travel Project will screen their films and the Student Short Film Prize-Winner will be awarded and present the winning film. This event begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 445-9386.

April 9—Hart Lecture: "Chocorua's Curse: Indians, Native Place, and the Making of the New England Landscape"
Karen Halttunen (University of Southern California) will deliver a lecture titled "Chocorua's Curse: Indians, Native Place, and the Making of the New England Landscape," which involves the death of a Native American and the subsequent poisoning of the water supply of several towns in the White Mountains in New Hampshire. The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. and be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). This event is part of the Hart Institute for American History series "The Environment and American Society.” Contact: (909) 607-9435.

April 9—Guillermo Gomez-Pena: One Man Performance
Guillermo Gómez-Peña, a performance artist/writer and the director of the art collective La Pocha Nostra, will explore cross-cultural issues using the mediums of performance, multilingual poetry, journalism, video, radio and installation art. His performance work and eight books address cultural diversity, identity and U.S.-Mexico relations. His art has been presented at over 700 venues across the U.S., Canada, Latin America, Europe, Russia and Australia. He is a MacArthur Fellow and American Book Award-winner, a regular contributor to National Public Radio and writes and edits extensively. This event is free, open to the public and will begin at 8 p.m. in Pomona College’s Seaver Theatre (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-607-2348 or visit www.latin-american-studies.pomona.edu/events.shtml.

April 10—Friday Noon Concert Series: Copland’s Appalachian Spring
Peter Boyer will condct the complete original version of Copland’s Appalachian Spring for 13 instruments. This concert begins at 12:15 p.m., in Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium (10th and Columbia Ave., Claremont), and is sponsored by the Music Departments of Pomona, CGU and Scripps College. Contact: (909) 607-3266.

April 11—Concert: Student Recital
Pomona College student Christian Heath '09 will present his senior recital performing piano music by Chopin, Debussy, Prokofiev, and Schumann. The recital begins at 3 p.m. and will he held in Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2621 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.

April 12—Concert: Student Recital
Pomona College student Elisha Nuchi ’09 will present his senior piano recital with fellow students Cassie Nguyen (violin) and Meredith Course ’12 (cello), performing music by Albéniz, Chopin and Mendelssohn. The recital begins at 3 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2621 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.

April 14 & 16—Lecture Series: Cuba and the U.S.: Between Representation & Reality
Louis A. Perez, Jr. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will present two public lectures as part of this year's Ena H. Thompson Lecture series: "Cuba and the United States: Between Representation and Reality." The first lecture, on Tues., April 14, is "The Politics of Culture and the Origins of the Cuban Revolution." The second lecture, on Thurs, April 16, is "Looking Back on Cuba's Future." Both lectures are free and open to the public, and begin at 11 a.m. The talks will be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2919.

April 14—Lecture: “The World Crisis in Banking” President of JP Morgan Chase
Sir Andrew Crockett, president of JPMorgan Chase International and member of the Executive Committee of JPMorgan Chase & Co, will present a lecture on “The World Crisis in Banking: The Failure of Past Banking Regulation and Suggestions for Future Regulatory Reform.” Crockett.” Crockett began his career in 1966, and has worked at the Bank of England; was a senior member of the IMF (International Monetary Fund), and was CEO of the Bank for International Settlements (also known as the Central Bank for Central Banks). Following the lecture will be a Q&A session. The lecture will begin at 4:15 p.m. in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th Street, Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-8881.

April 14—Lecture: Reza Aslan “On the State of Middle Eastern Affairs”
Most noted for his bestseller No god but God (2005), Reza Aslan is the CBS Middle East analyst and a guest columnist for many newspapers. His expertise is the Middle East’s integration of religion and politics and its impact on the state of Middle Eastern affairs. His talk will focus on Islam, Iran and the Israel/Palestine conflict. This event is sponsored by the Pomona Student Union. The event begins at 7 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Edmunds Ballroom (Smith Campus Center, 170 East Sixth Street, Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-8514

April 16—Lecture Series: Cuba and the U.S.: Between Representation & Reality
Louis A. Perez, Jr. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) will present "Looking Back on Cuba's Future," second in the series of this year's Ena H. Thompson Lecture Series: "Cuba and the United States: Between Representation and Reality.” This event is free and open to the public, and begins at 11 a.m. The talks will be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2919.

April 16—Lecture: Horace's "Ars Poetica"
Rita Copeland (University of Pennsylvania) will deliver a lecture on Horace's "Ars Poetica in the Medieval Classroom and Beyond: The Horizons of Ancient Precept" at 4:15 p.m. in Room 108 of Crookshank Hall (Pomona College, 140 W. Sixth Street, Claremont).

April 17—Friday Noon Concert Series - CGU Collegium Musicum
The CGU Collegium Musicum, under the direction of M. Anne Rardin, will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium (10th and Columbia Ave., Claremont), and is sponsored by the Music Departments of Pomona, CGU, and Scripps College. Contact: (909) 607-3266.

April 17—Concert: Junior Recital
Pomona College student Yoon-Chan Kim ’10 (flute), will perform Astor Piazzolla's "Histoire du Tango" for flute and guitar with Jack Sanders (Pomona faculty); Eugene Bozza's "Image" Op. 23 and Mozart's Flute Quartet in D Major, K285 with Cassie Nguyen HMC '10 (violin); Sean Chung ‘12, (viola) and Nathan Obaid '11 (cello). The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2621 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.

April 18—Concert: Senior Recital
Pomona College senior Brendon Randall-Myers (guitar) will perform music by Reich, Bach, Mario Davidovsky, and Randall-Myers. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2621 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.

April 21—Lecture: Gendered Innovations in Science
Londa Schiebinger, the John L. Hinds Professor of History of Science at Stanford University, will lecture on “Gendered Innovations in Science” as part of the Phebe Estelle Spalding Lecture series. The lecture begins at 11 a.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-0870.

April 22—Lecture: Gay Cuban Authors
Carlos Espinosa Domínguez (Mississippi State University) will speak on “El Precio de Ser Diferente (The Price of Difference),” a lecture on gay Cuban authors in the second half of the 20th century. The talk will be delivered in Spanish with translation if necessary. The lecture begins at 4:15 p.m. in Pomona College’s Mason Hall Room 5 (550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), and will be followed by a reception. Contact: (909) 621-8943.

April 24—Concert: Friday Noon Concert Series
The Quartet Euphoria, Pomona faculty members Rachel V Huang (violin); Jonathan Wright (violin); Cynthia Fogg (viola); and Tom Flaherty (violoncello) will perform Bartok: String Quartet #1. The concert will begin at 12:15 p.m. in Scripps College’s Balch Auditorium (10th and Columbia Ave., Claremont), and is sponsored by the Music Departments of Pomona College, CGU and Scripps College. Contact: (909) 607-3266.

April 24 & 26—Concert: Pomona College Orchestra and Choir
The Pomona College Orchestra and Choir will perform Brahms' "Schicksalslied" and Vaughan Williams' "Dona nobis pacem." Pomona College faculty member Donna M. Di Grazia and Raymond Burkhart will conduct. The concerts will begin at 8 p.m. on Fri., April 24 and at 3 p.m. on Sun., April 26, in Pomona College’s Bridges Hall of Music (Little Bridges, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2621 visit www.music.pomona.edu.

April 25—Concert: Senior Recital
Pomona College student Raphael Silva '09 will present his senior recital performing guitar music by Bach, Brouwer, Giuliani, Rodrigo and others, joined by pianist Linda Zoolalian. The concert begins at 8 p.m. and will be held in Pomona College’s Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2621 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.

April 27—Concert: Pomona College Afro-Cuban Ensemble
Pomona College's Afro-Cuban Ensemble presents an evening of Afro-Cuban drumming, led by Joe Addington. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. and be held in Pomona College’s Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2621 or visit www.music.pomona.edu.

Pomona College, founded in 1887, was named the 2009 Best Value in higher education among private colleges by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance Magazine and named one of the 10 best values among private colleges and universities by Princeton Review. Both rankings evaluated quality of academics and affordability. Located in Claremont, CA, Pomona’s hallmarks include small classes, close relationships between faculty and students and a range of opportunity for student research.