Pomona College News
Pomona College’s Rembrandt Hall—the first building devoted to the visual arts in the Pomona Valley—is turning 100 years old. The Myron Hunt-designed building has incubated noteworthy artistic talent that has had global impact, including such alumni as Helen Pashgian '56, James Turrell '65, Chris Burden '69 and Peter Shelton '73. The College is marking the anniversary on April 22 by honoring The Rembrandt Club, the principal initiator and funder of the building that was completed in 1914.
Students and community members are invited to observe and celebrate tonight’s distinctive and rare “blood moon” total lunar eclipse, at a special viewing party at the Pomona College’s Brackett Observatory (400 N. Amherst Drive, Claremont), home to two 14” Celestron telescopes on computerized Paramount systems. The event will be held from approximately 11 p.m. to 1 a.m.
9:05 am April 14, 2014Athletics
This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw the Women’s Lacrosse, Women’s Water Polo, Women’s Tennis and Men’s Tennis teams all go 2-0 in SCIAC matches, while picking up some crucial wins as the Sagehens jockey for position in the conference standings in the final weeks of the regular season.
Camping and good-natured competition will come together on campus this Sunday, April 13 as Pomona College’s Outdoor Education Center puts on the Amazing Backcountry Race. Teams of two to three students will compete to complete more than a dozen “backcountry” tests, from building a fire to using a compass to pitching a tent blindfolded.
Tuesday’s one-day public sale of Google Glass is drawing lots of media attention, but Pomona College students already have a chance to use the hard-to-get high-tech frames for free for five days, thanks to the library’s loan program.
It's rare that work grants you access to one of your favorite bands, or allows you the pleasure of minutely analyzing a favorite record, but Professor Kevin Dettmar's latest book, Gang of Four: Entertainment!, offered both.
The Pacific Basin Institute is sponsoring a special exhibition to celebrate Pomona College’s century-long relationship with China. “Bridging Claremont and China: 100 Years and Counting” will be on display April 10 and 11, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Smith Campus Center, Room 235.
Researcher Emma Spiro ’07, who studies the use of social media in emergencies, is the second Pomona College alumna to be highlighted this month on Pacific Standard magazine’s list of “30 Top Thinkers Under 30.”
In an article released online today, Spiro, now a professor in Washington State, credits Pomona College Mathematics Professor Ami Radunskaya, who “fostered my interest in applied mathematics and encouraged an atmosphere of support among the female students.”
This Thursday, April 10, Theatre for Young Audiences will present Bird Talk, a re-imagining of the Persian poem “Conference of the Birds.” The performance will take place in Seaver Theatre, 300 East Bonita Ave. in Claremont, at 11 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Admission is free.
Take a trip back in time to Medieval Europe with a series of modernized mystery plays directed by performer, author and director Giovanni Ortega.