POMONA COLLEGE NEWS



Pomona College Ranked No. 4 for “Great Financial Aid” by Princeton Review
Life on Campus
Pomona College is ranked No. 4 in the nation for “Great Financial Aid,” according to a survey released today by The Princeton Review.


12 Fascinating Summer Research Projects
Research
Research is afoot this summer, with Pomona College students exploring a range of topics —nearly 200 projects in all—both on and off campus, many through the Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP). Students are assisting faculty with research or pursuing independent projects under the mentorship of a professor, all made possible by funding from the College and other foundations.


Prof. Tahir Andrabi’s Research on Education in Low-Income Countries Featured in The Economist
Faculty
In The Economist’s Aug. 1 issue, the cover story “Learning Unleashed” focuses on the boom of low-cost private schools in countries across Africa, Southeast Asia and the Middle East, using research and recent studies co-authored by Pomona College Professor Tahir Andrabi to demonstrate a shift in parents opting for private schooling rather than public education systems in these countries. 


Pomona College en primer lugar en lista Forbes
Campus Events
Pomona College llegó en primer lugar en la lista de Forbes de las mejores universidades del 2015 publicada hoy.


Forbes Ranks Pomona College No. 1 in Nation
Media Mention
Pomona College is named No. 1 on the Forbes “America’s Top Colleges 2015,” released today. This is the first time a Southern California college has topped the list.


Pomona College Reducing Turf to Help Fight Drought
Life on Campus
Pomona College is pitching in to fight the drought by removing 140,000 square feet of turf this summer.


Pomona College Hosts Special Olympics Athletes and Trainers
Campus Events
Pomona College is excited to host more than 40 athletes and coaches participating in the Special Olympics World Games in Los Angeles. 


Prof. Miguel Tinker Salas Says Mexican Government Must Show Transparency After "El Chapo" Escape
International
As the story of drug lord “El Chapo” Guzmán’s prison break continues to unfold, Pomona College Professor Miguel Tinker Salas says the escape “underscores the extent to which the cartels have penetrated Mexican government and institutions as well as civil society.”


PAYS Program Transforms Teens' Lives
Students
The Pomona College Academy for Youth Success is preparing to celebrate another successful summer. Every June and July, Pomona College in Claremont hosts about 90 promising high school students on campus for free college preparation. The teens live on campus for four weeks and get intensive academic preparation in math and the humanities or social sciences. The PAYS closing ceremony will be held at Bridges Hall of Music at 7 p.m. on Friday, July 17, preceded by a research poster presentation that will take place from 6:15-7 p.m.


Shakespeare Summer: Performances at Pomona's Greek Theatre Set for July 16-26
Campus Events
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Titus Andronicus will be performed at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theatre by Ophelia’s Jump, a Claremont-based professional theatre company, with alternating performances staged July 16-26. 


Shakespeare at the Greek Theatre
Campus Events
Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night and Titus Andronicus will be performed at Pomona College’s Sontag Greek Theatre by Ophelia’s Jump, a Claremont-based professional theatre company, with alternating performances staged July 16-26. 


Prof. Tomás Summers Sandoval Awarded $10,000 for Oral History Project on Latino Veterans and Their Families
Media Mention
The Cal Humanities California Documentary Project awarded Professor Tomás Summers Sandoval $10,000 for his oral history project, “Veteranos of Pomona: Local Stories of Latinos in the Military.”


New Research Finds People Believe Nutrients Are Healthier Than the Whole Foods They Come From
Research
Is Vitamin C better for you than an orange? Are omega-3 fatty acids more important for your diet than the fish they come from?  This may sound like topsy-turvy nutritional logic, but a new study from Cornell University and Pomona College found participants judged individual nutrients as healthier than the whole, natural foods that contain them.


Leyth Swidan '16 Awarded Pickering Foreign Affairs Fellowship
International
Leyth Swidan ’16 has nurtured a long-time interest in global affairs—an interest birthed by his own heritage as a Jordanian, cultivated during summers spent in the Middle East with family, and deepened by his time as a Pomona student. 


Environmental Analysis Majors Map Claremont's Urban Forest of 24,000 Trees
Students
For their capstone project, a group of graduating seniors in Pomona College Professor Char Miller’s Environmental Analysis 190 class went out on a limb and sought to map all of Claremont’s public trees, a suburb known for its arboreal beauty. 


Adam Sapp Named Pomona College Director of Admissions
Staff
Adam Sapp, an experienced admissions professional coming from Princeton University, has been named the new director of admissions at Pomona College.


Prof. Ralph Bolton to Receive Sargent Shriver Award from National Peace Corps Association
Faculty
On Saturday, Professor of Anthropology Ralph Bolton ’61 will receive the 2015 Sargent Shriver Award for Distinguished Humanitarian Service from the National Peace Corps Association at its annual conference in Berkeley, Calif. 


New Millikan Laboratory and Andrew Science Hall Open for Faculty and Summer Research Students
Life on Campus
Full of natural light and space, the beautiful new Millikan Laboratory and renovated Andrew Science Hall are now open for faculty and summer research students. At nearly 75,000-square-feet, Millikan 2.0 houses the mathematics, physics and astronomy departments and is full of innovative technology and features—all built to the highest green standards.


11 Great Things to Look Forward to at Pomona This Summer
Campus Events
Sure, it’s summer break, but Pomona College isn’t sleeping in. The campus will be abuzz with activities, listed here in no particular order.


Pomona Honors Outstanding Professors with Teaching Awards
Faculty
Pomona College Professors Michael Diercks, Phyllis Jackson, Zayn Kassam, Sidney Lemelle, Jane Liu, Lynne Miyake, Gilda Ochoa and Sara Olson have received the 2015 Wig Distinguished Professor Award for Excellence in Teaching. 


New Grad Working to Break Down Language Barriers in Health Care System
Alumni
Hong Deng Gao’s dream was born out of hard-fought challenges. She was 15 and her mother had been diagnosed with a life-threatening liver disease. 


Prof. Miguel Tinker Salas Authors New Book on Venezuela
Research
Professor Miguel Tinker Salas has authored a new book, Venezuela: What Everyone Needs to Know, a comprehensive introductory history of the country written in an accessible question-and-answer format. 


In Memoriam: Artist Chris Burden '69
The Arts
Artist Chris Burden ’69 passed away Sunday, May 10, at his home, a huge loss for both the Pomona College community and the art world. 


Public Forum on the Future of the Pomona College Museum of Art to Take Place May 12
Campus Events
A public forum on the Pomona College Master Plan and the future of the Pomona College Museum of Art will take place Tuesday, May 12, at 6:30 p.m. in Rose Hills Theatre. Representatives from the architectural firm Machado and Silvetti Associates will be on hand for this public forum to discuss preliminary design concepts and to hear from members of the Claremont community about their hopes and aspirations for the Museum.


15 Pomona Students Awarded Fulbright Fellowships
Students
Fifteen graduates of the Class of 2015 have been awarded prestigious Fulbright Fellowships to pursue independent research or to teach English in countries around the world.