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Calendar: Digital Pedagogy, California dream, concerts, Napier Awards

Friday, February 24

DIGITAL PEDAGOGY WORKSHOP The Hive at Claremont Graduate University hosts a free Digital Pedagogy Workshop from 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at 130 E. Seventh St. The two-hour workshop blends design thinking with a focus on digital pedagogy. “In the first hour, participants will brainstorm current teaching and student learning challenges they face and use the design thinking process to develop potential solutions to at least one of their challenges,” a press release stated. “The second hour will be devoted to engaging with several faculty members who have addressed particular instructional issues through the thoughtful integration of technology in a class. Participants with all levels of experience with digital pedagogy are welcome, especially those for whom digital pedagogy is new.” The workshop is co-sponsored by DH@CC, the Claremont Colleges Center for Teaching and Learning and the Hive. Lunch will be provided, starting at 11:30. More info is at dh.libraries.claremont.edu or (909) 607-0894.

WOMEN’S LEADERSHIP WORKSHOP The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a lecture at 11:45 a.m., “Choose Success: The Four Keys to Self-Leadership.” The lecture features 2017 Women’s Leadership Workshop keynote speaker, Victoria Halsey. “Ms. Halsey is an inspirational speaker, trainer, author and instructional designer whose unique blend of energy, intellect and passion engages and motivates individuals to increase personal and organizational performance,” a press release stated. Ms. Halsey is the author of Brilliance by Design, an instructional design strategy with a learner-focused model. She is a co-author of The Hamster Revolution and The Hamster Revolution for Meetings. In addition, she is a co-author of Ken Blanchard’s Leading at a Higher Level, an all-inclusive reference of Blanchard leadership philosophies and teachings. The talk  is co-sponsored by RDS, KLI, and the Berger Institute. Information is at cmc.edu/ athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

I’M WITH HER Scripps College’s Intercollegiate Feminist Center Women’s Health and Empowerment Symposium takes place throughout the day (and tomorrow from 9 a.m. to noon) at the Hampton Room, Malott Commons 1030 N. Columbia Ave. The free symposium is open to the public, and “brings together scholars and advocates to address issues of environmental health and justice, reproductive justice, gender-based violence, and empowering girls and women to make change, with a focus on scholar/advocate/community partnerships,” a press release stated. The symposium also highlights the work of women of color and includes both local and global projects. More info is at colleges.claremont.edu/ifc.

FREE NOONISH CONCERT Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series continues at 12:15 p.m. with the music of Charles Fernandez and Yali Guerra from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 N. Columbia Ave. Performers include Francisco Castillo (Pomona), oboe; Marilyn Schram, English horn; and Carolyn Beck (Pomona), bassoon. Food is not permitted in the auditorium. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

FREE ORCHESTRA CONCERT The Pomona College Orchestra, with Katherine Tseung on cello and Ursula Kleinecke, soprano, plays a free show at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music on the Pomona College campus, 150 E. Fourth St., Claremont. Eric Lindholm will lead the orchestra in a program of music by Haydn, Berstein and Tchaikovsky. More information is available at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.

 

Saturday, February 25

GREEN CREW NEEDS HELP Claremont’s Green Crew is seeking volunteers for a planting at Padua Park from 9 to 11 a.m. The crew will be planting water-wise trees and shrubs to bring shade, beauty and clean air to the park. Bring gloves, shovels, trowels, refreshments (some will be available) and prepare for outdoor enjoyment. RSVP at least two days in advance via email at greencrew@sustainableclaremont.org or phone at (909) 625-8767, extension 238. Children, scout troops and school clubs are welcome with supervision and registration forms signed by guardians.

MALTESE FALCON READ, GIVEAWAY Readers 13 and over are invited to help solve a detective mystery based on The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett at 2 p.m. at the Claremont Library, 208 N. Harvard Ave. Free copies of the book and bookmarks will be available while supplies last. This free program is being presented in collaboration with Shakespeare at Play and the NEA Big Read. More information is at colapublib.org or (909) 621-4902.

NAPIER AWARDS Pilgrim Place will host the Napier Initiative Banquet and Awards Ceremony at 6 p.m. in the Abernethy Dining Room, 665 Avery Road, Claremont. The Napier Initiative, a community partnership with Pilgrim Place and the Claremont Colleges, works to recognize, encourage and support students from the five Claremont Colleges who demonstrate promise in creative leadership to advance social justice, sustainable care of the earth and global peace. Eleven Napier students will be presented this evening; two of whom who will receive a $15,000 scholarship. The event also features keynote speaker Jacob Cohen, a 2011 Napier awardee, who worked in New Orleans to improve public school education for Vietnamese-American students after Hurricane Katrina. Tickets are $30 and limited seating is available. For information go to pilgrimplace.org or call (909) 399-5511.

 

Sunday, February 26

AGENDA FOR A PROPHETIC FAITH Acclaimed local theologian and author John B. Cobb, Jr. will speak at 2017’s Proclaim Jubilee! Agenda for A Prophetic Faith lecture at 7 p.m. at Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd. Mr. Cobb, author of Jesus’ Abba: The God Who Has Not Failed will discuss “Can the Recent Election Become a Positive Factor in World History?” A press release stated, “Mr. Cobb, who is a longstanding leader in the prophetic critique of modern society, will highlight some of the positive outcomes to Trump’s election. “The political establishment, consisting of two quite similar parties has been shaken, and fundamental questions about the financial system may surface for reconsideration. The new power of climate change-deniers may lead those who want to save the world from disaster to think more radically about what is required.” More information is available at agendaforapropheticfaith.com.

HAMILTON: WHAT’S ALL THE FUSS? The Foothill Philharmonic Committee presents composer, conductor, teacher and Pomona College professor emeritus Jon Bailey, who will lead a multimedia presentation, “What’s All the Fuss About the Musical Hamilton?” The 2 p.m. talk at Claremont United Methodist Church, 211 W. Foothill Blvd., is free and open to the public. Mr. Bailey was dean and professor of music at the San Francisco Conservatory of Music prior to teaching at the Yale School of Music, where he conducted the Yale Concert Choir and taught music history. Foothill Philharmonic Committee helps support the LA Philharmonic, and provides music education to all local third graders. More information is available by calling (909) 912-2961.

POETRY IS AN ACT OF PEACE The Claremont Public Library’s free and richly rewarding Fourth Sundays poetry series continues at 2 p.m. with Lory Bedikian and Jessica M. Wilson Cárdenas. The library is located at 208 Harvard Ave. Ms. Bedikian’s The Book of Lamenting was awarded the 2010 Philip Levine Prize for Poetry. Poets & Writers chose her work as a finalist for the 2010 California Writers Exchange Award. Her work was included in the 2015 anthology Wide Awake: Poets of Los Angeles and Beyond from Beyond Baroque Books, and was chosen as a finalist in the 2015 AROHO Orlando competition. Ms. Cárdenas is a Xicana and Navajo Indian (Diné) poet born in East Los Angeles. She teaches poetry with nonprofit group California Poets in the Schools. Her books of poetry include What Breathes, Raw Kit, Marie Morrison and most recently, Serious Longing. More information is available at claremontlibrary.org.

ORCHESTRA CONCERT AT BRIDGES Pomona College Orchestra performs a free 3 p.m. show at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth Street. Eric Lindholm leads the Orchestra, with guest performers Katherine Tseung, cello and Ursula Kleinecke, soprano, in a program of music by Haydn, Berstein and Tchaikovsky. More information is available at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.

CHOIR CONCERT AT GARRISON The Claremont Concert Choir performs in a free 3 p.m. show at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth Street. The show, “American Voices,” includes the music of Copland, Hogan and Walker. More information is at (909) 607-3267.

 

Monday, February 27

THE CALIFORNIA DREAM Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, 1500 N. College Ave, Claremont, hosts environmental historian Char Miller for an immersive tour from 4:30 to 6 p.m. The tour is based on his most recent book, Not So Golden State: Sustainability vs. the California Dream. The talk is $10 for RSABG members and $15 for non-members. More info is at (909) 625-8767.

ARABIC TRADITIONS AND SCIENCE The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, at 385 E. Eighth Street, hosts a free lecture at 5:30 p.m., “Arabic Classical Traditions in the History of the Exact Sciences,” with Nader El-Bizri. Mr. El-Bizri will examine some principal aspects of the Arabic classical traditions in the history of the exact sciences, while also addressing the subsequent transmission and reception of Arabic science within the European medieval and Renaissance circles of scholarship. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.

SUPERVISOR SOLIS The Democratic Club of Claremont will hold a meeting at 6:15 p.m. in Pilgrim Place’s Napier Center at 625 Mayflower Rd. The speaker for the evening will be Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis. The meeting is free and open to the public. Supervisor Solis has served in the California State Assembly, the California State Senate, the US House of Representatives and was Secretary of Labor during President Barack Obama’s first term. She was then elected to the LA County Board of Supervisors in 2014. Supervisor Solis will have the floor from approximately 6:30 to 7 p.m. A business meeting will be held following her talk. Hearty snacks will be served. More information is at claremontdems.org or (909) 632-1516.

 

Tuesday, February 28

UNIVERSITY CLUB The University Club of Claremont meets over lunch at 11:30 a.m. to discuss “Africa: Is It the End of the Miracle?” with speaker Dr. Pierre Englebert, professor of international relations and African politics at Pomona College. The meeting takes place in the Padua Room at Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Professor Englebert has spent more than 30 years studying African politics and development, traveling to Africa two to three times a year. He is the author of numerous books and articles on Africa. A $15 meeting fee includes a buffet lunch. More information is at universityclubofclaremont.org.

PALESTINIAN/ISRAELI COLONIALISM TALK Scripps College’s Humanities Institute presents a free talk today, “Borders, Walls, Fences: Jerusalem, on the Moving Edge of Israeli Colonial Rule” from 4:15 to 6 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 Columbia Ave. “In this presentation, urban anthropologist, historian and author Thomas Abowd will analyze how colonialism and colonial urbanism remain a crucial component of contemporary Palestinian and Israeli realities,” a press release stated. More information is at scrippscollege.edu or (909) 621-8237.

BOEING EXEC Harvey Mudd College’s Annenberg Leadership and Management Speaker Series features Boeing’s Marc Allen from 7 to 8 p.m. The free talk takes place at Drinkward Recital Hall, Harvey Mudd College, 320 E. Foothill Blvd. Mr. Allen, 43, has been president of Boeing International since 2015 and is a member of the Boeing Executive Council. He is responsible for the company’s international strategy and corporate operations outside the US, overseeing 17 regional offices in key global markets. More information is at hmc.edu/annenberg at (909) 607-0943.

SENIOR COMPUTER CLUB Claremont Senior Computer Club meets at 7 p.m. at the Hughes Center, 1700 Danbury Rd. Tonight’s meeting features Sgt. Robert Ewing from the Claremont Police Department speaking on security and scams. The meeting is free and open to the public. More information is at cscclub.org.

SLOVENIAN PHILOSOPHER TO SPEAK Leading Slovenian philosopher and cultural theorist Slavoj Žižek speaks at Pomona College’s Rose Hills Theatre, 170 E. Sixth Street, at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Mr. Žižek, the cofounder of the Slovenian Liberal Democratic Party, is a senior researcher at the Institute for Sociology and Philosophy at the University of Ljubljana, Global Distinguished Professor of German at NYU, and international director of the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities of the University of London. Among numerous topics, Mr. Žižek examines the work and thought of Marx, Hegel and Lacan and offers often controversial critiques of both the political right and left, capitalism, neoliberalism and political correctness. He is considered one of the leading public intellectuals of our time. In 2012, Foreign Policy listed Mr. Žižek on its list of Top 100 Global Thinkers, calling him “a celebrity philosopher.” He has been named the “Elvis of cultural theory” and “the most dangerous philosopher in the West.” Mr. Žižek will deliver a talk titled: “From Surplus-Value to Surplus-Enjoyment,” which will consider the ways in which Marx’s notion of “surplus-value” bears on Jacques Lacan’s idea of a “surplus-enjoyment.” More information is at pomona.edu/events.

 

Wednesday, March 1

THE STATE VS. BLACK AMERICANS The CMC Athenaeum, 385 E. Eighth Street, hosts a lecture at 5:30 p.m., The State Against Blacks” with Jason Riley. “Have well-intentioned government efforts—starting with the Great Society—helped the black underclass?” a press release asked. Mr. Riley is a senior fellow at the Manhattan Institute, a columnist for The Wall Street Journal and a commentator for Fox News. Mr. Riley writes opinion pieces on politics, economics, education, immigration and race, and is the author of Let Them In: The Case for Open Borders, which argues for a more free-market-oriented US immigration policy and Please Stop Helping Us: How Liberals Make It Harder for Blacks to Succeed, which discusses the track record of government efforts to help the black underclass. More information is at cmc.edu/athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or by email at athenaeum@ cmc.edu.

CLEAN ENERGY SCIENCE Harvey Mudd presents “The Science and Policy of a Clean Energy Economy” from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Harvey Mudd College’s Shanahan Center, 320 E. Foothill Blvd. The free talk features Daniel M. Kammen, professor of energy at UC Berkeley, with parallel appointments in the Energy and Resources Group, the Goldman School of Public Policy and the department of nuclear engineering. Mr. Kammen was appointed by former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in April 2010 as the first energy fellow of the new Environment and Climate Partnership for the Americas initiative. In 2016, he began service as the science envoy for US Secretary of State John Kerry. Mr. Kammen is the founding director of the Renewable and Appropriate Energy Laboratory and was director of the Transportation Sustainability Research Center from 2007 to 2015. He has served California and the US in expert and advisory capacities, including time at the Environmental Protection Agency, Department of Energy, the Agency for International Development (USAID) and the Office of Science and Technology Policy. More info is on Facebook or (909) 607-7623.

THE UNDOCUMENTED FUTURE Harvey Mudd College’s Platt Campus Center at 301 Platt Blvd. is the site of a free discussion, “Dreaming After the Nightmare: The Undocumented Future,” from 7 to 8:30 p.m. “This event will bring awareness to the issues undocumented immigrants experience, the great contributions they continue to make and their future in the United States,” a press release stated. More information is available at (909) 607-1865.

ACADEMY OF SCIENCES CHIEF TO SPEAK Pomona College’s Woodford-Eckis Lectureship series presents a free talk, “How Basing Decisions on the Best Scientific Evidence has Impacted our Everyday Lives,” at 8:15 p.m. at Rose Hills Theater, Smith Campus Center, 170 E. Sixth St. The event features a presentation by Marcia McNutt, president of the National Academy of Sciences and former editor-in-chief of the journal, Science. For information, visit pomona.edu/events or call (909) 621-8672.

 

Thursday, March 2

WRITING OUR WAY FORWARD Claremont’s Senior Program is offering a weekly writing workshop beginning from 9 to 11 a.m. today. The class at the Joslyn Center, 660 N. Mountain Ave., will repeat every Thursday through April 6. “Writing can allow us to go deeper into our motives and spirits than daily conversations,” a press release stated. Instructors Laura Hoopes and Anita Zachary are published authors with MFA degrees from SDSU in creative writing. The class is open to participants ages 55 and over and costs just $5.  More info is at (909) 399-5488.

AGAINST THE LOVELESS WORLD The Marian Miner Cook Athenaeum at Claremont McKenna College, at 385 E. Eighth St., hosts a free lecture at 5:30 p.m., “Against the Loveless World: To Be Raced in America” with Anaya Mathis. “Does our collective American history assign race to some groups, blacks, Latinos, people of color of various extractions, while assigning a kind of racial neutrality to whiteness?” a press release asked. “Using James Baldwin’s The Fire Next Time, and her own novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, Ms. Mathis will raise and answer questions about how notions of being raced and un-raced manifest historically and contemporarily.” The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, her first novel, was a New York Times Bestseller, a 2013 New York Times Notable Book of the Year, an NPR Best Books of 2013, and was chosen by Oprah Winfrey as the second selection for Oprah’s Book Club. Information is at cmc.edu/ athenaeum/open-events, (909) 621-8244 or via email at athenaeum@cmc.edu.

REMBRANDT CLUB The Rembrandt Club’s First Thursday Lecture and Tea takes place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. at Lyman Hall, Thatcher Music Building, 340 N. College Ave., Claremont. The topic is “Into the Abyss: A Moment of Transcendence,” and features Maloof master woodworker and artist Larry White. Tea and reception follows at Seaver House. The event is free and open to the public. More information is at (909) 374-1491.

WARHOL LECTURE “Andy Warhol’s Screen Gems,” a free lecture by Blake Gopnik, takes place at Pomona College Museum of Art, 330 N. College Avenue, from 7 to 8:30 p.m. Mr. Gopnik is critic at large for Artnet News and regular contributor to The New York Times. “Few artists have been as closely associated with a single technique as Andy Warhol is with silkscreening,” a press release stated. “He wasn’t an innovator in the medium, however, as is sometimes claimed; it came to him with a rich and complex history he’d encountered already in his youth. With the advent of pop art, Warhol built on that history to transform silk screening from a mere technique into a true bearer of meaning.” Mr. Gopnik is working on the forthcoming biography Andy Warhol: A Life As Art. More information can be had online at pomona.edu/museum or (909) 607-7543.

 

Friday, March 3

FRIDAY NOON CONCERT Scripps College’s free Friday Noon Concert Series continues at 12:15 p.m. with Excerpts from The Planets by Holst, plus music of Smetena and Scott from 12:15 to 1 p.m. at Balch Auditorium, 1030 N. Columbia Ave. Performers include Stephan Moss (Pomona/Scripps staff accompanist), piano; and Tatiana Thibodeaux (Scripps staff accompanist), piano. Food is not permitted in the auditorium. More info is at collegescalendar.org or (909) 607-3266.

CONCERT BAND SHOW The Pomona Concert Band’s annual winter concert of solo and ensemble music, “Meet The Band,” takes place at 7:30 p.m. at Palomares Park Community Center, 499 E. Arrow Highway, Pomona. The concert is free and open to the public. The band is under the direction of musical director Linda W. Taylor and assistant director Dr. Jorge Garcia. Master of ceremonies for the evening is Pomona mayor Tim Sandoval. The color guard will be headed by Heriberto Feliciano, USAF, Retired. Selections will include “Overture for Winds,” “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy,” “Forty Fathoms,” “You Raise Me Up” with tenor vocal soloist Isaac Gonzalez, “Finale from Symphony No. 3 for Organ” by Saint-Saens featuring Jeff Lewis on the organ, “Lassus Trombone,” “Drumbeat Jamboree” and “Pie in the Face Polka.” Refreshments will be served at intermission. The event is sponsored by Pomona Community Services. For more information go to pomonaconcertband.org or call (626) 824-0001.

 

Saturday, March 4

YOUNG FEMALE ENGINEERS, SCIENTISTS CONFERENCE Harvey Mudd College’s Shanahan Center hosts The Women Engineers and Scientists of Tomorrow (WEST) Conference from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. The Shanahan is at 320 E. Foothill Blvd. The conference offers young women the opportunity to learn more about careers in the fields of engineering, math and the sciences. The conference exposes attendees to engage with professional engineers, professors and Harvey Mudd students. Participants attend two interactive workshops in their STEM fields of choice. More info is at hmc.edu or (909) 607-1262.

CONCERT ORCHESTRA SHOW The Claremont Concert Orchestra performs in a free show at 8 p.m. with David Cubek (Scripps/Joint Music faculty), conductor; Beethoven, Piano Concerto No. 5 “Emperor” featuring Tae Ha Park (HMC ‘17), piano; Stravinsky, “The Firebird Suite” (1919 version). The show at Scripps College’s Garrison Theater, 241 E. Tenth Street, is free and open to the public, but donations are appreciated. More information is at (909) 607-3267.

ACCLAIMED CHAMBER GROUP AT BRIDGES Pomona College presents The Eclipse Quartet performing “Chamber Music with Faculty and Friends,” a free concert at 8 p.m. at Bridges Hall of Music, 150 E. Fourth St. The Quartet, which The Guardian called “poised, ravishing,” features Sara Parkins and Sarah Thornblade (violins), Alma Fernandez (viola), and Maggie Parkins (cello) who are joined by Kira Blumberg (viola) and Eric Lindholm (cello) for Schoenberg’s Verklärte Nacht and music by Flaherty, Lindholm and others. An ensemble dedicated to the music of 20th century and present day composers, their scope of repertoire spans works from John Cage and Morton Subotnick to collaborations with the singers Beck and Caetano Veloso. The Los Angeles Times has called their performances, “Spellbinding... like breaths taken, each unique, but from the same source.” More info is at pomona.edu/events or (909) 607-2671.