Pomona College News
9:51 am December 9, 2013Athletics
This week in Pomona-Pitzer Athletics saw the winter sports go undefeated in the first week of SCIAC play, with Men’s Basketball and Women’s Basketball both sweeping Cal Lutheran and Caltech, and Men’s and Women’s Swimming and Diving opening up with home wins over Cal Lutheran.
9:00 am December 5, 2013Campus Events, International
Adam Nossiter, West and Central Africa bureau chief for The New York Times, will speak on “Covering Africa for The New York Times: Journalism from the Bottom,” on Tuesday, Dec. 9 at Pomona College, as part of the Africa Initiative “Voices on Africa Series.”
4:30 pm December 2, 2013Campus Events, International
Adam Minter, Shanghai correspondent for Bloomberg World View, will deliver a talk at Pomona College on Wednesday, Dec. 4 at 4:15 p.m., titled, “Junkyard Planet: Adventures in China and Beyond Tracking the Global Billion-Dollar Trash Trade,” discussing the politics, ethics and economics of the recycling business.
9:26 am December 2, 2013Athletics
It was a bit of a quiet week for Pomona-Pitzer Athletics over the Thanksgiving holiday, with the only action taking place on the hardwood as the Sagehens co-hosted the David Wells Classic this weekend. There was plenty of excitement, though, as the Men’s Basketball team won the unofficial tournament championship as the only team with a 2-0 record, while the Women’s Basketball team picked up its first win of the year.
12:00 pm December 1, 2013Faculty, International, Life on Campus, Media Mention, Research, Students
Prof. Mieczyslaw Boduszynski’s opinion piece “The Benghazi syndrome” was published in today’s edition of the Los Angeles Times. A member of the Foreign Service from 2004 to 2013 and stationed in Libya before and after the attack on Benghazi, Boduszynski discusses how politics and extreme security measures are hurting U.S. diplomatic interests in Libya and beyond.
1:09 pm November 27, 2013Faculty, Media Mention
In a report from CBS St. Louis and AP on the "knockout game," Assistant Professor of Psychology and licensed clinical psychologist weighs in on the possible reasoning of the youths who participate in the "game," in which youths attempt to sucker punch strangers to knock them out.
1:00 pm November 27, 2013Faculty, The Arts, Media Mention
Pomona College Assistant Professor of Art Lisa Anne Auerbach will be among the artists featured in the 2014 Whitney Biennial in New York, which begins on March 7. Auerbach’s photography has been on exhibit at the UCLA Hammer Museum and highlighted in American Magazine.
8:00 am November 26, 2013Faculty, Media Mention, Research
Assistant Professor of Economics Bowman Cutter was quoted in the Los Angeles Times Nov. 16 story “State Fails to Keep Track of Hazardous Waste,” about the health impacts of the missing hazardous materials.
3:24 pm November 25, 2013Students
Sophomore Andrew Palmer of Chicago surprised the racing world with an upstart win in the Lamborghini Blancpain Super Trofeo World Finals last weekend, beating many established, professional racers. The Lamborghini racing series consists of races in Europe, Asia and North America, culminating with the World Title races at the Vallelunga Circuit in Rome, Italy.
10:00 am November 25, 2013Life on Campus, Staff
Marylou Ferry, vice president of communications and marketing at Scripps College, has been appointed vice president and chief communications officer at Pomona College, one of the nation’s premier liberal arts colleges. Ferry will join Pomona College on January 1, 2014.
4:00 pm November 19, 2013Campus Events, The Arts
The Pomona College Department of Theatre and Dance will present the world premiere of Free As Air, a collaborative performance work on the subject of air and air quality, conceived and directed by U.K.-based performance artist Karen Christopher ’85 and co-created with students.
11:00 am November 18, 2013Faculty, Research
Pomona College Professor of Sociology and Chicana/o-Latina/o Studies Gilda Ochoa’s new book, Academic Profiling: Latinos, Asian Americans, and the Achievement Gap, looks closely at one California public high school where the inequalities between Asian American and Latino students—the two fastest-growing demographic groups in the United States— are stark.
10:00 am November 18, 2013Alumni, Campus Events, Life on Campus, Students, The Arts
Showcasing the best of collegiate a cappella music, the 18th Annual SCAMFest (Southern California A Cappella Music Festival) will be held on Friday, November 22 at 7:30 p.m., in Pomona College’s Bridges Auditorium (450 N. College Way, Claremont).
8:00 am November 18, 2013Faculty, Life on Campus, Research, Staff
Char Miller, professor of environmental analysis, began studying Gifford Pinchot in graduate school. As he learned more about the founder of the U.S. Forest Service, he became fascinated by the complexities of that agency and the organization created to celebrate and continue Pinchot’s work.
12:00 pm November 14, 2013Campus Events
The 8th Annual Reel Rock Film Tour comes to Pomona College on Saturday, Nov. 16, bringing the best in adventure and climbing films to campus.
3:00 pm November 13, 2013Faculty, Life on Campus, Staff, Students
Pomona Hall and Sontag Hall, the College’s “green” residence halls, were chosen as one of seven Grand Winners in the 2013 Builder's Choice and Custom Home Design Awards for cutting-edge, inspired projects, by a jury of builders and architects. The winners were announced in the October 2013 issue of Builder Magazine.