As of July 1, Pomona College has a new dean of the college: computer science professor Yuqing Melanie Wu. She succeeds geology professor Robert Gaines, who had most recently served in the role beginning in 2019. In her new role, Wu oversees academic departments, programs and units, with an overall
Renowned Pomona professor, Victoria Koenig, is always learning — both how to make ballet more inclusive and how to spread her love for dance.
We must acknowledge the gender bias that the word “genius” carries and the unintended effect it creates in propagating negative stereotypes against women, writes Alexander Chao PO ‘25.
Pomona College Anthropology Professor Dru Gladney, whose research centered on the politics, peoples and cultures of the Silk Road and China’s Uyghur population, died unexpectedly March 17. He was 65. Gladney joined Pomona’s faculty in 2006 as an anthropology professor, serving as department chair most recently until 2021. While
Ronald Lopez Sr., who played a key role in creating the 5C program in Chicano/a Latino/a Studies, died in Sacramento March 10. He was 83. Lopez helped establish what was then called the Mexican American Studies Center in 1969, in what would become the second program of its type in the country. He served as the executive director of the center for four years and helped oversee the department’s renaming to Chicano Studies Center.
Professor of Psychological Science Patricia Smiley will retire at the end of 2021-2022 academic year, following a rewarding 33-year-career at Pomona College.
Pomona College Assistant Professor of Politics Omar Wasow is leaving to teach at UC Berkeley in the fall, a move coming just a year after he joined the college as assistant professor in 2021.
From Scarlett Johansson to Zoom romance, Pomona College professor Pierre Englebert’s third album — titled “Wait, What?” — contains a wide range of songs that show off his new music theory skills.
What do art, economics and fashion modeling have in common? Let full-time artist and Pomona College professor Niree Kodaverdian paint you a picture.
With one week of remote classes under their belts, 5C professors and students are coming to terms with the ups and downs of online instruction.