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October 2011 Events at Pomona College

Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben

Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben is the first Distinguished Speaker of the 2011-12 academic year.

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.

Aug 30-Nov 6

Exhibition: “It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973: Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona” — 24 hours, seven days per week, Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). From 1969 to 1973, a series of radical art projects took place at the far eastern edge of Los Angeles County at the Pomona College Museum of Art. The first part of the "It Happened at Pomona" exhibition focuses on the academic year of 1969-1970, when Hal Glicksman was the curator/director. “Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona" features artists Michael Asher, Lewis Blatz, Judy Chicago, Ron Cooper, Tom Etherton, Lloyd Hamrol and Robert Irwin. During this exhibit, the Museum is open 24 hours a day, seven days a week from August 30 through November 6, as part of Michael Asher's 2011 No Title work. This show is part of Pacific Standard Time: Art in L.A. 1945-1980, a collaboration of art institutions across Southern California. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 1

"Mists, Games and Poetry” — 8 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Pianist and Pomona College faculty member Genevieve Feiwen Lee performs music by Mozart, Schumann, Janáček, Schubert, Kurtág and Ge Gan-ru on piano and toy instruments. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu or www.music.pomona.edu.

Oct. 3

“Quelle langue pour la science?” — 4 p.m., Pomona College Mason Hall, Room 220 (550 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Etienne Guyon, director emeritus of the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) and past president of the Société Française de Physique, will deliver a talk in French, exploring what language should be used in science. Contact: (909) 621-8534 or cmitescu@pomona.edu.

Oct. 3

English Department Lecture Series: “Theology and Imagination” — 5:30 p.m., Athenaeum, Claremont McKenna College (385 East 8th St., Claremont). Geoffrey Hartman (Yale University) is an expert in the study of poetry and issues of interpretations and the author of Wordsworth's Poetry and Criticism in the Wilderness. Co-sponsored by Pomona’s Religious Studies and English Departments and the Claremont McKenna Athenaeum. Contact: colleen.rosenfeld@pomona.edu or (909) 607-2212.

Oct. 3

Film: The Longoria Affair — 7 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Screening of the Emmy-nominated documentary The Longoria Affair, which is about the only funeral home in Three Rivers, TX refusing to hold a wake for Felix Longoria, a decorated Mexican American soldier killed in battle during World War II. Filmmaker John Valdez will be in attendance. Contacttfss@pomona.edu or visit www.thelongoriaaffair.com.

Oct. 4

“How to Organize Disorder in Matter” — 11 a.m., Pomona College Millikan Laboratory, Room 134 (610 N. College Ave., Claremont), Etienne Guyon, director emeritus of the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) and past president of the Société Française de Physique, will deliver a talk as part of the Pomona/Harvey Mudd Joint Physics Colloquium. Contact: (909) 621-8534 or cmitescu@pomona.edu.

Oct. 4

English Department Lecture Series: “Transforming the Cultural Memory: Wordsworth at Ballads” — 4:30 p.m., Pomona College Ena Thompson Reading Room, Crookshank Hall (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Speaker Geoffrey Hartman (Yale University) is an expert in the study of poetry and issues of interpretations and the author of Wordsworth's Poetry and Criticism in the Wilderness. Contact: (909) 607-2212.

Oct. 4

“Tribology Science: Born 1500; Still Going Strong” — 4:30p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Etienne Guyon, director emeritus of the École Normale Supérieure (Paris) and past president of the Société Française de Physique will speak. Contact: (909) 621-8534 or cmitescu@pomona.edu.

Oct. 5

Faculty Lecture Series: “The Shadow Puppets of Elsinore: Edward Gordon Craig and the Cranach Press Hamlet — 12:10 p.m., Pomona College Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Pomona College Professor of Theatre James Taylor will discuss English stage designer Edward Gordon Craig’s work as the illustrator of the 1929 Cranach Press Hamlet and his creation of woodblock prints of the play’s figures and settings, transcending the role of narrative illustration. Contact: (909) 621-8328 or sandra.fenton@pomona.edu.

Oct. 5

Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences Colloquium – 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Millikan Auditorium (610 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Michael Christ (UC Berkeley). Contact: (909) 607-8012 or kris.graham@cgu.edu.

Oct. 6

The Rembrandt Club: First Thursday Lecture Series — 1:30 p.m., Pomona College Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building (340 N. College Ave., Claremont). The junior art award recipients will report on their summer activities and Rebecca McGrew, curator of the Pomona College Museum of Art, will give an overview of this year's exhibits, part of the Getty's Pacific Standard Time initiative. A tea reception at Seaver House (305 N. College Ave., Claremont) will follow the event. Contact: (909) 625-5347.

Oct. 6

Art After Hours — 5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live entertainment accompanies special “Art After Hours” event at the Museum. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 6

Pomona Student Union Debate: On Expertise — 7 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). A panel will discuss whether expertise is learned or innate. Panel members include Professor of Psychology at Florida State University Anders Ericsson, whose research interests concern the structure and acquisition of expert performance, in particular how expert performers acquire and maintain their superior performance by extended deliberate practice; and Professor of Psychology at the University of California Davis Dean Simonton, whose studies of genius, creativity and leadership have produced more than 300 publications, including Creativity in Science (2004) and Genius, Creativity and Leadership (1984). Visit: www.psu.pomona.edu.

Oct. 6-9

Theatre: Frozen by Bryony Lavery — Thurs.-Sat, 8 p.m., Sat.-Sun., 2 p.m., Pomona College Allen Theatre (Seaver Theatre Complex, 300 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Set in present day England, Frozen explores the intertwining lives of a jailed serial murderer, a victim’s mother and a psychiatrist. The challenges inherent in the granting of forgiveness are closely examined in this dramatic tour-de-force. Advisory: contains coarse language and adult themes. Directed by Betty Bernhard. Tickets: $10 general admission; $5 students, staff and seniors. Box office hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Contact: (909) 607-4375.

Oct. 7

Friday Noon Concert — 12:15 p.m., Balch Auditorium, Scripps College (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Kira Blumberg, viola; Carolyn Beck, bassoon; Pomona College Professor Genevieve Feiwen Lee, piano, perform music by Michał Spisak, Rebecca Clarke and Sofia Gubaidulina. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 8 & 9

Pomona College Orchestra — Sat., 8 p.m., Sun., 3 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Hall of Music (150 E. 4th St., Claremont). Eric Lindholm, conductor, leads the orchestra in Vaughan Williams’ Symphony No. 5 in D Major and Beethoven’s Symphony No. 8 in F Major. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 9

Museum: Judy Chicago: "A Conversation with Her Younger Self"—3 p.m., Rose Hills Theatre (Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St., Claremont). The show is a performative reenactment and response to a feminist lecture that Chicago originally delivered at Pomona College in 1970. This special event celebrates Chicago's involvement at Pomona College and is part of the Pomona College Museum of Art's three-part-exhibition "It Happened at Pomona: Art at the Edge of Los Angeles 1969-1973." Photo-documentation of her work "Snow Atmosphere" is on view until Nov. 6 in "Part 1: Hal Glicksman at Pomona." Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 11

Literary Series: Novelist Samuel Delany — 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Crookshank Hall, Room 108 (140 W. Sixth St., Claremont). Samuel Delany, a Nebula Award-winning American science fiction author, will give a reading. His most recent work is Through the Valley of the Nest of Spiders (2011). Contact (909) 607-2212.

Oct. 12

Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences Colloquium — 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Millikan Auditorium  (610 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Ko Honda (University of Southern California). Contact: (909) 607-8012 or kris.graham@cgu.edu.

Oct. 13

Economics Department Guest Lecturer: Deirdre McCloskey “Why Economics Can't Explain the Modern World” — 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building, Room 101 (420 N. Harvard Ave., Claremont). Deidre McCloskey (University of Illinois, Chicago) is the author of Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World (2010) and Bourgeois Virtues, Ethics for an Age of Commerce (2006). Contact (909 ) 607-8249 or Glenn.Hueckel@pomona.edu.

Oct. 13

Art After Hours — 5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live entertainment accompanies special “Art After Hours” event at the Museum. Contact (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu, or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 19

Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences Colloquium — 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Millikan Auditorium (610 N College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Audrey Terras (UC San Diego). Contact: (909) 607-8012 or kris.graham@cgu.edu.

Oct. 20

Lecture: "Feminicide, Militarization & Human Rights Abuses in Ciudad Juarez"—noon, Oldenborg Dining Hall (350 N. College Way). Activist Cipriana Jurado will discuss violence among women in Ciudad Juarez. Contact: pearl.hutchens@pomona.edu.

Oct. 20

Art After Hours — 5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live entertainment accompanies special “Art After Hours” event at the Museum. Contact: (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu or visit: www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 21

Friday Noon Concert — 12:15 p.m. Balch Auditorium, Scripps College (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Stephen Klein, tuba; Jason Goodman, marimba, and María Pérez-Goodman, piano, will perform music by Bruce Broughton, Karl Kohn, and William Penn. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 22 & 23

Inland Pacific Ballet: Halloween Spectacular: Vampires, Ghosts and Black Swans — Sat., Oct. 22, 1 p.m. and 7 p.m.; Sun., Oct. 23, 1 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). This performance features selected scenes from its inspired adaptation of Bram Stoker’s novel, Dracula, bringing Count Dracula eerily to life with scenes from Swan Lake featuring the infamous Black Swan and her elusive White Swan counterpart. Tickets: $20-$38; order online at www.ipballet.org.

Oct. 24

Ancient Philosophy Week: "Contemplation and Self-Mastery in Plato's Phaedrus" — 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Pearsons Hall, Room 101 (551 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Prof. Suzanne Obdrzalek (Claremont McKenna College). Contact: (909) 607-2912 or rmckirahan@pomona.edu.

Oct. 25

Geology Lecture Series: “Multidisciplinary Investigations of Mantle Melting and Crustal Accretion” — 11 a.m., Pomona College Edmunds Building, Room 130 (185 E. 6th St., Claremont). Speaker Patricia Gregg’s (Oregon State University) particular interest lies in the formation and evolution of volcanic systems on the sea floor, on land and on other planets. Contact: (909) 621-8673 or eric.grosfils@pomona.edu.

Oct. 25

Clark-Horowitz Lecture: “Sufis and Popular Saints in Early Islam” — 11 a.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Ahmet Karamustafa, chair of Jewish, Islamic, and Near Eastern Languages and Cultures and professor of history and religious studies at Washington University in St. Louis, will explore the master-disciple relationship in Sufism. Contact: (909) 607-2921 or (909) 607-0026 or vicki_hirales@pomona.edu.

Oct. 26

Faculty Lecture Series— “Literary Fetish and Geopolitical Fantasy: Sacher-Masoch’s Slavic Wor(l)ds” — 12:10 p.m., Pomona College Frank Dining Hall, Blue Room (260 E. Bonita Ave., Claremont). Professor of German Anne Dwyer. Contact: (909) 621-8328 or sandra.fenton@pomona.edu.

Oct. 26

Pacific Basin Institute: “In/Secure Intimacies: Indonesian Migrants in the Shadow of the State” — 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Hahn Building, Room 108 (420 Harvard Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Rachel Silvey (Professor of Geography and Planning, University of Toronto, Canada). Contact: (909) 607-7467 or kayo.yoshikawa@pomona.edu.

Oct. 26

Claremont Center for Mathematical Sciences Colloquium — 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Millikan Auditorium (610 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Sheldon Axler (San Francisco State University). Contact: (909) 607-8012 or kris.graham@cgu.edu.

Oct. 26

Ancient Philosophy Week: "Wisdom and Self-Restraint in Plato's Protagoras" — 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Pearsons Hall, Room 101 (551 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Prof. Richard McKirahan (Pomona). Contact: 909 607-2912 or rmckirahan@pomona.edu.

Oct. 26

Film: “The Struggle for Ethnic Studies: Precious Knowledge” — 6 p.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). A documentary screening and discussion with filmmakers Ari Luis Palos and Eren Isabel McGinnis. This film illustrates what motivates Tucson High School students and teachers to form the front line of an epic civil rights battle. Sponsored by the Intercollegiate Department of Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies. Contact: (909) 607-2604 or gochoa@pomona.edu.

Oct. 26

“Why I Wrote Jasmine and Stars” — 7 p.m., Scripps College Hampton Room (Malott Commons, 345 E. Ninth St., Claremont). Fatemeh Keshavarz, professor of Persian and comparative literature at Washington University in St. Louis, will talk about the Iran that is left out of Azar Naficy’s popular work, Reading Lolita in Tehran. Contact: (909) 607-2921 or (909) 607-0026 or vicki_hirales@pomona.edu.

Oct. 27

Clark-Horowitz Lecture: “Cosmopolitan Kinship and Care of the Self: The Legacy of Sa’di of Shiraz” — 11 a.m., Pomona College Rose Hills Theatre (170 E. 6th St., Claremont). Fatemeh Keshavarz (Washington University of St. Louis) will discuss the medieval Persian poet Sa’di (1184-1283 CE), the author of two works, the Bustan (Garden) and the Gulistan (Rose Garden) in which he takes up themes related to human existence in its spiritual and mundane aspects. Contact: (909) 607-2921 or (909) 607-0026 or vicki_hirales@pomona.edu.

Oct. 27

Ancient Philosophy Week: "Infancy and Childhood in Ancient Greek Philosophy" — 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Pearsons Hall, Room 101 (551 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Prof. Malcolm Schofield (Cambridge University). Contact: 909 607-2912 or rmckirahan@pomona.edu.

Oct. 27

Claremont Discourse Lecture Series: “Why is California Such a Mess?” — 4:15 p.m., Founders Room, Honnold/Mudd Library (800 Dartmouth Ave., Claremont). Pomona College Professor of History Victor Silverman will explore how the state of things in California got so bad: budget crises, failing schools, bulging prisons, polluted skies, collapsing real estate, painful unemployment and more. Contact: (909) 607-3987 or gale_burrow@cuc.claremont.edu.

Oct. 27

Art After Hours — 5-11 p.m., Pomona College Museum of Art (330 N. College Ave., Claremont). Live entertainment accompanies special “Art After Hours” event at the Museum. Contact (909) 621-8283 or museuminfo@pomona.edu, or visit www.pomona.edu/museum.

Oct. 27

“Distinguished Speaker Series: Bill McKibben” — 7 p.m., Pomona College Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont). Bill McKibben, most recently the author of Eaarth: Making A Life On A Tough New Planet has written a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature (1989), which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time magazine called him “the planet's best green journalist” and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was “probably the country's most important environmentalist.” This is a free, ticketed event. Tickets are available to the general public on Mon., Oct. 3. Bridges Auditorium Box Office Hours: Mon.-Fri. 11 a.m.- 4 p.m. Contact (909) 621-8031 or christopher.waugh@pomona.edu.

Oct. 28

Friday Noon Concert — 12:15 p.m., Balch Auditorium, Scripps College (1030 Columbia Ave., Claremont). Trio Lykos: Rachel Huang, violin; Roger Lebow, cello; Gayle Blankenburg, piano will present Schubert’s Notturno and Brahms’ Trio No. 3 in C Minor, Op. 101. Contact: (909) 607-2671 or concerts@pomona.edu.

Oct. 28

Ancient Philosophy Week: "What's the Good of Greek Philosophical Happiness?" - 4:15 p.m., Pomona College Pearsons Hall, Room 101 (551 N. College Ave., Claremont). Speaker: Prof. Tony Long (University of California, Berkeley). Contact: 909 607-2912 or rmckirahan@pomona.edu.