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Pomona College November 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.

Nov. 1 - An Afternoon of Baroque Music
3 p.m., Pomona College, Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th Street, Claremont)
Alfred Cramer and Danielle Cummins, baroque violin; Roger Lebow, baroque cello; Carolyn Beck, baroque bassoon; Graydon Beeks, harpsichord Music by Handel, Purcell and others. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu

Nov. 1 - ensembleGREEN
7 p.m., Pomona College, Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th Street, Claremont)
Elizabeth Hedman, violin; Kira Blumberg, viola; Lynn Angebranndt, cello; Paul Sherman, oboe; James Sullivan, clarinet; Tara Speiser, bassoon; Susan Svrcek, piano. Music by Eric Lindholm, Tom Flaherty, Alec Wilder, and Miklos Rosza . Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu

Nov. 3—Pacific Basin Institute Film Screening: “Samoan Wedding”
A feature film directed by Chris Graham (New Zealand, 2006, 97 min.) will be screened at 7 p.m. in Rose Hills Theatre (Pomona College, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th Street, Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-8065

Nov. 4—Lecture: Cultural Translation and Filmmaking in the Pacific
Vilsoni Hereniko (Director of the Center for Pacific Islands Studies at the University of Hawaii) will speak on translating feature films of minority cultures. This lecture will begin at 4:15 p.m., and will be held in the Hahn Building, Room 101 (Pomona College, 420 Harvard Avenue, Claremont). Organized by the Pacific Basin Institute. Contact: (909) 607-8065

Nov. 5 —Lecture: Action in Plot and Performance of Noh and Greek Tragedy: A Comparison
Professor of Classics Mae Smethurst (University of Pittsburgh) will discuss a category of the Japanese Noh theater, called genzain "realistic noh", that shares elements with Greek tragedies. This event will begins at 4:30 p.m., and held in the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College. This event was organized by Scripps College and co-sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute. Contact: (909) 607-3600

Nov. 5—Lecture: Tsukioka Kogyo and the Popularization of Noh, 1890-1927
Historian Richard J. Smethurst (University of Pittsburgh) will discuss Japanese Noh theatre, intimately connected with the late feudal order of the Edo Period. This event will begin at 8 p.m. in the Clark Humanities Museum at Scripps College. This event was organized by Scripps College and co-sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College. (909) 607-3600

Nov. 6 - Friday Noon Concert
12:15 p.m., Scripps College, Balch Auditorium (9th and Columbia, 1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont)
Rachel Huang, violin; Paul R. Bishop, piano. Music by Poulenc. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu

Nov. 6—Lecture: Takahashi Korekiyo and the Road Not Taken
Historian Richard J. Smethurst (University of Pittsburgh) will speak about former Japanese Prime Minister Takahashi Korekiyo, in a lecture beginning at 4:15 p.m. in Hahn Room 7 (Pomona College, 420 Harvard Avenue, Claremont). This event is organized by the Pomona College History Department and the Pacific Basin Institute at Pomona College. Contact: (909) 607-8065

Nov. 6 - Senior & Junior Joint Recital
8 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont)
Mollie McLaren '10 mezzo-soprano, and Eddie Sayles '11 tenor, with pianists Leanne Welds '10 and Pomona music professor Gayle Blankenburg. Music by J.S. Bach, Barber, Bellini, Copland, Purcell, and Vaughan Williams. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov. 7—Exhibition: Opening Reception: A Restless Country: Selections from the Permanent Collection & Project Series 39: Rachel Mayeri Primate Cinema
The opening reception for both exhibits will be held on Saturday, beginning at 5 p.m., at the Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Avenue, Claremont). Hours: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Nov. 7—Pomona-Pitzer's Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner
Pomona-Pitzer athletes will be inducted into the Pomona-Pitzer's Annual Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Dinner: Andrea Bustamante PO’99 (volleyball); Reed Newhall PO’92 (tennis); Ray Portela PO‘99 (football, basketball, baseball); and Jim Regan PO’99 (football.) The dinner will be held in the Smith Campus Center Ballroom (Pomona College, 170 E. Sixth Street, Claremont). The reception begins at 6 p.m., followed by dinner at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 per person and reservations are required by Oct. 30. Contact: (909) 621-8429.

Nov. 8 - Chamber Music with an Argentine Flair
3 p.m., Pomona College, Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th Street, Claremont)
Paul and Linda Rosenthal, violin; Jack Sanders, guitar; Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano Music by by Guastavino, Piazzolla and others. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu

Nov.9—Lecture: Out of the Woods: Ovid and Statuis in Siluae 2.3
Carole Newlands, Professor of Classics at University of Colorado, will give a lecture titled “Out of the Woods: Ovid and Statuis in Siluae 2.3” at 4: 15 p.m. in Pearsons Hall, Room 101 (Pomona College, 551 N. College Avenue, Claremont). This talk is the Classics Department’s Harry Carroll Memorial Lecture. Contact: (909) 607-3452 or christopher_chinn@pomona.edu.

Nov. 11—Lecture: "The Role of Tba-1 Alpha-tubulin and Zg-8 doublecortin-like kinase in C. elegans motor neuron development"
This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Biology, and will begin at 4 p.m., in Seaver Commons Room 103 (Between Seaver North, 645 N. College Avenue and Seaver South, Contact: (909) 607-7438

Nov. 12—Lecture: “Characteristics and Transplantation of Hematopoetic and Leukemic Stem Cells”
This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Biology, and will begin at 11 a.m. in This lecture is sponsored by the Department of Biology, and will begin at 4 p.m., in Seaver Commons Room 103 (Between Seaver North, 645 N. College Avenue, and Seaver South, Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-7438

Nov. 13— Lecture: "Shifting Discourses of Chinese Immigration during the Cold War"
Madeline Hsu, professor of history at University of Texas-Austin, will discuss how over the course of the 1950s and 1960s, attitudes in the U.S. changed towards the Chinese people. There was movement away from “yellow fever” and a movement towards viewing the Chinese as political allies. Hsu will examine how this contributed to changes in immigration law and the 1965 Immigration Act. This lecture will begin at 4:15 p.m. in Hahn Room 108 (Pomona College, Hahn Building, 420 Harvard Avenue, Claremont). Contact: (909) 607-3075 or gina.espinoza@pomona.edu 

Nov. 19—Lecture: “all the slain soldiers”: Poetry and the American Civil War
Christanne Miller (SUNY-Buffalo) will deliver a lecture titled, “all the slain soldiers: Poetry and the American Civil War,” and will discuss Emily Dickinson, Walt Whitman and writing during the Civil War. This event will begin at 11. a.m. in Rose Hills Theatre (Pomona College, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th Street, Claremont ). This event is organized by The Hart Institute for American History. Contact: (909) 607-9435

Nov. 19-22—Theatre: Richard II by William Shakespeare
Pomona College Professor of Theatre Leonard Pronko will direct Shakespeare’s play Richard II. The performance dates and times are 8 p.m., Thursday-Saturday; and 2 p.m., Saturday–Sunday, in Seaver Theatre (Pomona College, 300 E. Bonita Avenue, Claremont).

Tickets are $5 for faculty, staff, students and senior citizens, $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.

Continuing Museum Exhibitions
A Restless Country: Selections from the Permanent Collection
October 31 - December 20, 2009—American identity is inextricably interwoven with ideas of movement, from the movement of population groups in an expanding nation state to the mythos of the open road and the road trip. The exhibition explores the complex trading patterns of native populations, the drive of the railroads, and the valorization of car culture and includes Danny Lyon’s The Bikeriders, Raymond Pettibon’s collaboration Faster Jim, William Henry Jackson’s railroad photographs, and selections from Pomona College’s extraordinary collection of Native American Art. The opening reception will be held at the Museum on Saturday, November 7, 5-7 p.m. 


October 31 - December 20, 2009—Project Series 39: Rachel Mayeri Primate Cinema
For “Project Series 39,” Rachel Mayeri will premiere a new video installation dealing with primates and their on-screen dramas. Mayeri’s work observes human nature through the lenses of primatology and media studies. The Project Series is funded in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance. The opening reception will be held Saturday, November 7, 5-7 p.m.

The Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Avenue, Claremont) hours: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Sat.-Sun, 1-5 p.m. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.