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Pomona College November 2010 Events

The following events at Pomona College are open to the public. There is no cost to attend unless otherwise noted.

Nov. 1

Music: çudamani - 4 p.m., Pomona College Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College, Claremont), Bryant Hall. Lecture/demonstration of Balinese music and dance. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov. 1

PSU Panel: “Incarceration Nation” – 7 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Rose Hills Theatre. Three expert panelists on the prison-industrial complex in the United States debate states’ policies regarding fiscal shortfalls, rising incarceration rates and recidivism in America. Panelists are John Pfaff (Fordham Law), Traci Burch (Northwestern Political Science Department) and Paul Cassell (former U.S. District Court Judge and Law Professor at University of Utah). Information: www.psu.pomona.edu or michael.levine@pomona.edu.

Nov. 2

“Mexican Migrants and Their Children: Family Dynamics in an Era of Transnationalism” – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), room 108. Joanna Derby, author of Divided by Borders: Mexican Migrants and their Children (2010) and assistant professor of sociology at Kent State, will discuss her research on the ways migratory patterns and families’ decisions about work and child care affect young children in Mexican immigrant households. Information: (909) 607-3922 or hung.thai@pomona.edu.

Nov. 3

“My Life, My Science: Why Nature’s Products are Important to You” – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Edmunds Ballroom. The Intercollegiate Department of Africana Studies presents Richard Sarpong, UC Berkeley biochemist, giving a lecture on “My Life, My Science: Why Nature’s Products are Important to You” as part of its 2010-2011 Speakers Series. Information: (909) 607-3070 or Sonya_Young@pitzer.edu.

Nov. 4

Hart Lecture: "Jim Crow's Last Stand: Civil Rights and Black Power in the North" – 11 a.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Rose Hills Theatre. The Hart Lecture Series presents Thomas J. Sugrue, University of Pennsylvania, who has passionately recast the understanding of the struggle for civil rights, from his first book, The Origins of the Urban Crisis, which received the Bancroft Prize, to his most recent work, Not Even Past: Barack Obama and the Burden of Race. Information: (909) 607-1274 or www.hart.pomona.edu.

Nov. 4

Rembrandt Club’s First Thursday Lecture Series – 1:30 p.m., Pomona College Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont), Lyman Hall. Frances Pohl, chair of the Department of Art and Art History, will give a talk on “Art for the Workers: Educational Outreach at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in the Early 1940s," followed by tea and a reception at Seaver House. Information 909-625-5347.

Nov. 4

“A Conversation with Mowry Baden” - Information: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Nov. 4

“The Courtesan’s Other: Visibility, Sexuality, and the Republican Lady in Early Twentieth Century China” – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard, Claremont), room 108. Joan Judge, York University, explores the new demographic of women in early 20th-century China, women who were more visible than their talented late imperial forebears and more respectable than their infamously public courtesan contemporaries, examining the links between this self-conscious reconstitution of Chinese womanhood and the constitution of early Republican culture and politics. Organized by the History Department and co-sponsored by PBI.

Nov. 5

Friday Noon Concert - 12:15 p.m., Balch Auditorium (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont), Scripps College. Pomona College faculty members Stephen Klein, tuba, and Gayle Blankenburg, piano. Transcriptions, adaptations, and original music for tuba by Drigo, Galliard, Hartley, Hindemith, Nielsen and Stevens. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov. 5

15th Annual SCAMFest (Southern California A Capella Music Festival) – 7:30 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). The popular a capella music festival features 11 groups this year. Representing the Claremont Colleges are: The Shades, Men’s Blue and White, Women’s Blue and White, Mood Swings, After School Specials, Midnight Echo and 9th Street Hooligans. From USC are the SoCal VoCals and Reverse Osmosis. Representing UCLA are the ScatterTones and Bruin Harmony. Doors open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $5 in advance, available at the Pomona Smith Campus Center ASPC Office and the Pitzer Gold Center, and $7 at the door.  Information ClaremontShades@gmail.com or shades@claremont.edu.

Nov. 5

Junior Recital – 8 p.m., Pomona College Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College, Claremont), Lyman Hall. Caroline Bacon ’12, soprano. Music by Liszt, Puccini, Schubert and others. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov. 6

2010 Athletic Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony – 6 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center 170 E. 6th St., Claremont), Edmunds Ballroom. Inductees: Steve Carlson ’93 (Swimming), Eric Dugan ’00 (Soccer), Kate Hill ‘00 (Track and Field), Creed Pettit ‘99 (Football). Reservations are required by Friday, Oct. 22. Tickets $20 per person. Contact: Kirk Reynolds, kreynolds@pomona.edu.

Nov. 7

Early Music - 3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Edward Parmentier, harpsichord. Music by J.S. Bach, F. Couperin, and Byrd. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov. 8

English Literary Series: Reading by Peter Gizzi – 5:30 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank Hall (140 W. 6th St., Claremont), Ena Thompson Reading Room. Gizzi, considered a rising star in contemporary poetry, has had four collections of his poems published, most recently The Outernationale. With Kevin Killian, he edited The Collected Poems of Jack Spicer. Information: (909) 607-2212.

Nov. 9

New York Times National Editor on Midterm Elections” – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Rose Hills Theatre. Rick Berke, national editor and former Washington editor for The New York Times, will discuss the country’s mid-term elections in this program sponsored by the Pomona College ASPC. Information: (909) 621-8611.

Nov. 9

“Mapping Gender and Sexuality within the Spirit-Cult of Burma” – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), room 108. Tamara Ho ’91, assistant professor of Women’s Studies at UC Riverside, will discuss provide a feminist/queer cartography of Burmese spirit mediums, or nat kadaws, through an analysis of Nu Nu Yi’s Smile as They Bow, a Burmese novel offering an insider's view of the country's annual spirit festival. Sponsored by the Pacific Basin Institute. Information: (909) 607-8065.

Nov. 10

Faculty Lecture Series “Zoot Suit: Mexico in the Chicano Imagination” – 12:15 p.m., Pomona College Frank Dining Hall (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont), Blue Room. Last April, the National Theatre Company of Mexico premiered Luis Valdez’s play Zoot Suit, in Mexico City. The production received critical and public acclaim and is the first Chicano play ever produced by the federally funded company. Prof. Alma Martinez, who developed the project, will discuss why play’s theme’s resonated so profoundly in light of the historically tenuous relationship between Mexico and its immigrants “to the north.” Information: (909) 621-8137.

Nov. 11

PSU Event: “The Future of American Atheism” – 7 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. 6th St., Claremont), Edmunds Ballroom. Despite Pomona College being ranked 13th in the country for “Least Religious Students” according to the Princeton Review, the issue of atheism is rarely discussed on campus in formal settings such as classrooms or public events. Three experts will debate the future of the atheist movement: Hemant Mehta (I Sold my Soul on eBay), David Silverman (VP, American Atheists), and Chris Mooney (NY Times best-seller The Republican War on Science). Information: www.psu.pomona.edu or michael.levine@pomona.edu.

Nov. 12

Friday Noon Concert - 12:15 p.m., Balch Auditorium (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont), Scripps College. Iris Malkin, soprano; Pomona faculty Linda Zoolalian, piano. Music by R. Schumann, Beach, Obradors and others. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov.12

Traditional Afro-Puerto Rican Music - 7 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Edmunds Ballroom. Los Pleneros de la 21. New York’s preeminent bomba and plena ensemble will perform a concert of these two styles of Puerto Rican music. In addition to this concert they’ll also offer workshops and demonstrations on Nov. 8 & 9. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov. 13

Violin and Piano - 8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Pomona faculty Jonathan Wright, violin; Stephan Moss; piano. Music by Brahms, Neilsen and Elgar. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov. 15

PSU Event: “Censorship and Internet Freedom” – 7 p.m., Smith Campus Center (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). This panel will explore the changing dimensions of online censorship and internet governance and the implications for governments, companies, and users worldwide.  The event will feature experts from the U.S. State Department, Freedom House and Berkeley’s Graduate School of Journalism. Information: www.psu.pomona.edu or michael.levine@pomona.edu.

Nov. 17

Fall Faculty Lecture Series “Was There Popular Resistance to the Wartime Japanese Government and its Policies?” – Final of three-part series “Japan at War” – Noon, Pomona College Frank Dining Hall (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont), Blue Room. During World War II American propaganda depicted the Japanese home front population as fanatically loyal and obedient supporters of the emperor. Prof. Samuel Yamashita will explore the varieties and extent of popular Japanese resistance to the wartime government and its policies, using examples from wartime letters, diaries and postwar memoirs. Organized by Pomona College History Department and co-sponsored by PBI. Information: (909) 621-8137.

Nov. 17

English Literary Series: Reading by Cynthia Arrieu-King, Claire Becker and Lily Brown – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank Hall (140 W. 6th St. Claremont), Ena Thompson Reading Room. Cynthia Arrieu-King will read form her new book, People Are Tiny in Paintings of China. Claire Becker, editor of RealPoetik, will read from her first book, Where We Think it Should Go. Lily Brown will read form her chapbook The Renaissance Sheet. Information: (909) 607-2212.

Nov. 17

“Alexander Shiryaev: Master of Movement” – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Mason Hall (550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), room 5. Dr. Birgit Beumers, University of Bristol, UK, will discuss the films of Alexander Shiryaev (1867-1941), which remained unknown for almost a century. Shiryaev, a lead dancer and ballet master at the Imperial Ballet Theatre in St. Petersburg, created stunning puppet films that predate the work of Ladislaw Starewicz (1882-1965), who has been widely regarded as the world's first puppet animator. Sponsored by the Pomona Department of German and Russian. Information: lrudova@pomona.edu.

Nov. 18

“A Conversation with Doug Harvey, M.A. Peers and Steve Roden” – 7 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Curator Doug Harvey will be joined by artists M.A. Peers and Steve Roden, who will discuss their work. The panel will be followed by a public reception from 8-10 p.m. Information: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Nov. 18

“D.R.E.D.: Daring Reality Every Day/When She Was King” – 7 p.m., Pomona College Smith Campus Center (170 E. Sixth St., Claremont), Edmunds Ballroom. This is a performance by world-renowned drag king, MilDred (the artist formerly known as DRED), who describes her one woMan show as "a progressive, funky, fly, supernatural-high, poetic, thought-provoking, Haitian-American, and musical performance on gender-fluidity and freedom."  In this show MilDred shares her unique expressions and monologues of P. Diddy/Lil' Kim, Shaft, and Superfly, to name a few. Information: (909) 621-8632.

Nov. 18-21

Theatre: “Marat / Sade” - Th-Sat, 8 p.m.; Sat-Sun, 2 p.m., Pomona College Seaver Theatre (300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). “Marat / Sade: The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade” was written by Peter Weiss. Performances directed by Prof. Art Horowitz. Tickets are $10 general admissions and $5 for seniors and for students, faculty and staff of the Claremont Colleges. Information and tickets: (909) 607-4375.

Nov. 19

Friday Noon Concert - 12:15 p.m., Balch Auditorium (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont), Scripps College. Linda Gall Silva, clarinet; Rong-Huey Liu, oboe; Carolyn Beck, bassoon. Music by Bill Douglas, Henri Tomasi, Damian Montano and Joseph Canteloube. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov. 19 & 21

Pomona College Band - Fri., 8 p.m.; Sun., 3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Prof. Graydon Beeks, conductor; Stephen Klein, tuba. Music by Barber, Gregson, Schuman, and others. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov. 20

3rd Annual Women in Mathematics Symposium - 9 a.m., Pomona College MIlikan Laboratory (610 N. College Ave., Claremont), registration in room 134. The Symposium provides an opportunity for women in mathematics to present their work, explore issues surrounding being a woman in mathematics, and learn about the research of other women in the area. The Symposium also provides a forum for networking and mentoring. Asuman Aksoy, Crown Professor of Mathematics and  Roberts Fellow at Claremont McKenna College, will provide the keynote address.

Sponsored by the Pomona College Mathematics Department, EDGE Southern California mentoring network, and USC’s Women in Math. Those who pre-register will be provided lunch. Registration and information: (909) 621-8409 or http://pages.pomona.edu/~kjs04747/WIMS/Site/WIMS.html.

Nov. 22

“Civilizing Images: Colonial violence and the visual interpellation of Maori women” – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank Hall (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont), Ena Thompson Reading Room. Dr. Michelle Erai, assistant professor, Women's Studies, UCLA, will discuss violence against Maori women, which has a history that is embedded within the process of colonization, and oppression based on the intersections of race, gender, class and sexuality. In Aotearoa/New Zealand violence took multiple forms. The presentation will include 18th- and 19th-century images. Information: (909) 607-2817 or Anne Tessier (909) 607-2348.

Nov. 23

“Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) in East Asia: Institutional Challenges and Constraints” – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont), room 108. Alice D. Ba ’90, is director of Asian Studies and associate professor of political science and international relations, University of Delaware. Ba will discuss a the institutional challenges and constraints faced by ASEAN, as well as the processes of institutionalization in East Asia and the Asia Pacific. Sponsored by PBI. Information: (909) 607-8065.

Nov. 29

Pomona College Afro-Cuban Drumming Ensemble - 8 p.m., Pomona College Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College, Claremont), Lyman Hall. Pomona faculty Joe Addington, director. Information: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Nov. 30 & Dec. 2

“PBI Student Research  Video Screenings” – 12 p.m., Pomona College Oldenborg Center (350 N. College Way, Claremont). The students and their films are: Chien-Wei Chen, Japan, “Okinawa civilian suicides”; Nydia Ekasumara, Bali, “Ngaben Hindu cremation ceremony/Balinese culture”; Cheickna Fofana, Jamaica, “Black and Chinese Jamaican identity”; Samuel Pang, Hawaii, “Hawaiian sovereignty”; Anderson Wright, Philippines, “Jeepneys of Philippines”; Patricia Weng, China, “Moving from home”; and Samuel Trachtman, China, “Beijing rock music.” Information: (909) 607-8065.

Continuing Art Exhibitions

Through Dec. 19

“Steve Roden: when words become forms” - The exhibition consists of a series of new paintings and a newly commissioned, large-scale installation, bowrain, created specifically for the Museum. Supported in part by the National Endowment for the Arts.

The Pomona College Museum of Art  (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. “Art After Hours” with live music entertainment; and Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 30- Dec. 19

“Project Series 42: M.A. Peers” - Combining delicately rendered figures and forms, within an enigmatic, but brilliantly colored field, Peers selects subject matter that ranges from portraits of generic dogs and the 1950s Soviet space dogs, to portraits of corporate and political figures. In her most recent work, the grounds have gradually engulfed the figures, crossing into pure abstraction.

The Pomona College Museum of Art  (330 N. College Ave., Claremont) is open: Tues.-Fri., 12-5 p.m.; Thursdays, 5-11 p.m. “Art After Hours” with live music entertainment; and Sat.-Sun., 1-5 p.m. Information: (909) 621-8283 or www.pomona.edu/museum.