Yuqing Melanie Wu brings love of problem-solving to new position as Pomona dean of the college

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

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In memoriam: Dru Gladney, Pomona anthropology professor

  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

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In memoriam: Ronald Lopez Sr., pioneer of the 5Cs’ Chicano Studies Program

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.

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Psychology professor Patricia Smiley to retire after 33-year teaching career

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.

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‘Wait, What?’ Pomona professor’s latest album is a treatise on life and love

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.

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Pomona economics professor Niree Kodaverdian expresses creativity through art, modeling

What do art, economics and fashion modeling have in common? Let full-time artist and Pomona College professor Niree Kodaverdian paint you a picture.

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Facing challenges of remote instruction, 5C faculty and students get creative

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.

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