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Pomona College September 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.

Sept. 3—Summer 2009 Undergraduate Poster Conference
The Summer Undergraduate Poster Conference is a forum where Pomona College students in all disciplines are able share their newfound knowledge and expertise with members of the Pomona College Community. The conference begins at 4:40 p.m. on Stover Walkway (North of Marston Quad on the north side of College Avenue between 4th and 6th Streets), and is free and open to the public. Contact: (909) 621-8328.

Sept. 8—Intercollegiate Women’s Studies Open House
The Gender and Women’s Studies Department presents an Intercollegiate Women’s Studies Open House, beginning at 4:15 p.m. It will take place in the Mary Wig Johnson Court at Scripps College (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 607- 2348.

Sept. 9—Fall Faculty Lecture Series: “(Re)Framing ‘the Gap’: Deconstructing Hegemonic Discourses of Race, Class & Gender”
Prof. Gilda L. Ochoa (Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies and Sociology) will present a lecture titled, “Re-Framing ‘the Gap’: Deconstructing Hegemonic Discourses of Race, Class & Gender in a Southern California High School.”

The lecture begins at noon in the Blue Room in Frank Dining Hall (Pomona College, 260 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont). This event is free and open to the public and lunch is provided at no cost. Contact: (909) 621-8328.

Sept. 10—Lecture: China’s Population Challenges
Dr. Barbara Pillsbury, a cultural and medical anthropologist, has worked extensively in China, conducting research, training workshops, evaluations and strategic planning for Chinese governmental agencies and international organizations including the World Health Organization (WHO), United Nations Population Agency (UNFPA) and UNICEF. In her lecture she will summarize China’s population challenges, and invite discussion on topics including: population policy, family planning dynamics; migration; the dilemma of the aging population; and people facing epidemics like AIDS, SARS, and Avian flu.

The lecture will begin at noon in the Oldenborg Center (Pomona College, 350 N. College Way, Claremont). Lunch is provided at no cost to the public. This event is sponsored by the Oldenborg Center and the Pacific Basin Institute (PBI) at Pomona College. Contact: (909) 607-8065 or (909) 607-1159.

Sept. 12—Exhibitions Opening Reception: “Project Series 38: Constance Mallinson Nature Morte” and “The New Normal”
The opening reception for “Project Series 38: Constance Mallinson Nature Morte” and “The New Normal” exhibitions at the Pomona College Museum of Art will begin at 5 p.m. The Pomona College Museum of Art is located at 330 N. College Avenue, Claremont.

The Museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit the museum’s website at www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 16—Artist Lecture: “Project Series 38: Constance Mallinson Nature Morte”
Artist Constance Mallinson will present a public lecture at the Pomona College Museum of Art about her exhibit, “Project Series 38: Constance Mallinson Nature Morte,” beginning at 2 p.m. The Pomona College Museum of Art is located at 330 N. College Avenue, Claremont.

The Museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit the museum’s website at www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 17—Pomona Student Union: Blogger Christian Lander “Stuff White People Like”
Christian Lander, humorous social critic and blogger at Stuff White People Like, will speak about issues of racial stereotypes and humor in new media. This event is sponsored by the Pomona Student Union and begins at 7 p.m. Location TBD. Contact: (909) 621-8514 or e-mail: sneha.abraham@pomona.edu.

Sept. 20—Concert: Celliola & Friends
Pomona College music faculty members Tom Flaherty (cello), Cynthia Fogg (viola), Rachel Huang (violin) and others will perform Kodaly’s Duo for violin and cello, and music by Bialosky, Chambers, Flaherty, Lutoslawski, and Pierce. The concert begins at 3 p.m. and will be held in Bridges Hall of Music (Pomona College, 150 E. 4th St, Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2621; e-mail: concerts@pomona.edu; visit: www.music.pomona.edu.

Sept. 23—Fall Faculty Lecture Series: “Topology: The Geometry That Isn’t”
Professor Vin de Silva (Mathematics) will deliver a lecture titled, “Topology: The Geometry that Isn’t.” The lecture begins at noon in the Blue Room in Frank Dining Hall (Pomona College, 260 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont). This event is free and open to the public and lunch is provided at no cost. Contact: (909) 621-8328.

Sept. 23—Panel Discussion: “The Public and Private in Media”
As part of “The New Normal” exhibition at the Pomona College Museum of Art, a panel discussion will be held on “The Public and Private in Media,” beginning at 4:15 p.m. in Lyman Hall (Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave, Claremont, CA). This event is co-sponsored by the Intercollegiate Media Studies of the Claremont Colleges. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit the museum’s website at www.pomona.edu/museum.

Sept. 24—Hart Institute Lecture: "Did the Revolutionary War Make Revolutionary Americans?"
Peter Silver (Rutgers University) will present a lecture, titled "Did the Revolutionary War Make Revolutionary Americans?" examining settler-Indian warfare on the 18th-century frontier and its influence on the formation of the American nation, racial consciousness and national identity.

The lecture will begin at 11 a.m. and be held in Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). The Hart Institute Lecture Series 2009-2010 “War and Society” will examine the ways in which war and militarization have shaped American society and culture, in law, medicine, literature, international relations, and American national identity. Contact: (909) 607-9435.

Sept. 26— Citizen Deliberation on Global Climate Change Policy
This is one of five events in the U.S., and 40 worldwide, on September 26 to discuss the central questions that will be addressed at the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change in Copenhagen in December (visit: www.wwviews.org). Participants will vote on key issues and develop recommendations for policy-makers. View an invitation to participate and an application at www.public-policy.pomona.edu/wwviews/. Please contact if interested; a limited number of observers will be admitted.

The event will be held from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. in Hahn 101 (Hahn Building, 420 Harvard Ave., Claremont). Contact: (909) 621-8189 or rworthington@pomona.edu.

Sept. 29— Poetry Reading: Calvin R. Bedient
Poet and veteran literary critic Calvin R. Bedient is the author of several books, including his poetry collections Days of Unwilling (2008), The Violence of the Morning (2002) and Candy Necklace (1997). His works of criticism include He Do the Police in Different Voices: The Waste Land and Its Protagonist (1986) and In the Heart's Last Kingdom: Robert Penn Warren's Major Poetry (1984). He is a professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles. He will present a reading of his work at 4 p.m. in Pomona College’s Ena Thompson Reading Room 108 (Crookshank Hall, 140 W. Sixth Street, Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-2212.

Sept. 30—Fall Faculty Lecture Series: In Search of Dignity: Sex Workers' Theatre Against Injustice in India
Professor of Theatre Betty Bernhard will present a lecture titled, “In Search of Dignity: Sex Workers’ Theatre Against Injustice in India.” The lecture begins at noon in the Blue Room in Frank Dining Hall (Pomona College, 260 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont). This event is free and open to the public and lunch is provided at no cost. Contact: (909) 621-8328.

Sept. 30—Lecture: "History Embodied: The Peasants of Pieter Bruegel"
A lecture on the 16th-century artist Pieter Bruegel, “History Embodied: The Peasants of Pieter Bruegel” will be held at 7 p.m. in Lebus Court Room 113 (145 E. Bonita Ave Claremont). This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Art and Art History. Contact: (909) 607-2253.

Pomona College Museum of Art Exhibitions:
Aug. 25-Oct. 18—“Project Series 38: Constance Mallinson Nature Morte”
Constance Mallinson’s new paintings examine how we construct meaning from nature in an increasingly urbanized world. In a richly detailed, highly rendered trompe l’oeil style—a style of painting that gives the illusion of photographic reality—Mallinson’s newest works combine the beautiful and the grotesque in equally unsettling and intriguing measure.

The Pomona College Museum of Art is located at 330 N. College Avenue, Claremont. The Museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit the museum’s website at www.pomona.edu/museum.

Aug. 25-Oct. 18—“The New Normal”
“The New Normal” is an exhibition that brings together 13 artists who use private information as raw material and subject matter. Each of the works in the exhibition offers access to the private sphere of the artists themselves, of strangers, and of public officials. The works take diverse forms—video, websites, novellas, found objects, and photographs—to question the forced and voluntary confessions that make the private sphere visible to the public eye.

The Pomona College Museum of Art is located at 330 N. College Avenue, Claremont. The Museum is open to the public free of charge Tuesday through Friday, from noon to 5 p.m., and Saturday and Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit the museum’s website at www.pomona.edu/museum.

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.