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  • Professor Michael Teter '99 on "The Unconstitutional Senate: One Senator, One Vote, One Filibuster"

    Pomona College Visiting Assistant Professor Michael Teter '99 examines the history of the filibuster and lays the legal groundwork for challenging Rule XXII, which defines the standard for formally ending debate. By creating a supermajority, Teter argues that the rule violates the Constitution's ...

    Tags: Pomona College, Senate, Filibuster

    December 20, 2013

  • Aviva Chomsky on "Undocumented: The Theory and Practice of Illegality"

    "Undocumented: The Theory and Practice of Illegality" - A talk by Aviva Chomsky, visiting professor of history at Pomona College and history professor at Salem State University. This talk was given on February 28, 2013, at Oldenborg Center at Pomona College in Claremont, California. The presenta...

    Tags: Pomona College, Illegal Immigrants

    December 20, 2013

  • Discovery Through Translation -- Professor Kenneth Wolf

    Three Pomona College professors discuss their experiences in translating texts in the event "Lost and Found in Translation" on March 4, 2013, at Pomona College. In this video, Professor of History and Classics Kenneth Wolf talks about his chance "discovery" of a curious and rather mysterious La...

    Tags: Pomona College, Latin Translation

    December 20, 2013

  • Dangerous Books and Why They Are So Threatening - Susan McWilliams

    Associate Professor of Politics Susan McWilliams (Pomona College) lectures on "Dangerous Books and Why They Are So Threatening" -- March 23, 2013. http://www.pomona.edu More about Susan McWilliams: https://my.pomona.edu/ICS/Academics/Academics_Homepage.jnz?portlet=Faculty_Profiles_and_Expert_Gu...

    Tags: Pomona College, Dangerous Books

    December 20, 2013

  • The Effects of Stress on Our Physical and Mental Health - Nicole Weekes

    In this master class by Professor of Neuroscience Nicole Weekes, she discusses the effects of stress on our physical and mental health. Weekes is an expert in neurological functioning. Her research investigates individual and group differences in stress responses, focusing both on how the brain a...

    Tags: Pomona College, Stress, Mind

    December 20, 2013

  • Professor Lenny Seligman: Biotechnology and the Law

    In this lecture from September 11, 2013 -- Biotechnology and the Law: Pomona Science on Trial -- Professor of Biology Lenny talks about how he became an expert witness in a biotechnology patent case that used findings from his lab as prior art. Prof. Seligman has been with Pomona College since ...

    Tags: Pomona College, Biotechnology, Law

    December 20, 2013

  • Professor Kevin Dettmar: Irony on Trial: Oscar Wilde v. The Picture of Dorian Gray

    In this lecture from September 30, 2013 -- Irony on Trial: Oscar Wilde v. The Picture of Dorian Gray -- W.M. Keck Professor of English Kevin Dettmar discusses how Oscar Wilde's famous and celebrated ironic wit -- so successful in his writings -- failed him at his 1895 "gross indecency" trials. . ...

    Tags: Pomona College, Oscar Wilde, The Picture of Dorian Gray

    December 20, 2013

  • Jade Star Lackey: Zoned Crystals and the Pace of Earth Processes

    In this lecture from October 2, 2013 -- Zoned Crystals and the Pace of Earth Processes -- Associate Professor of Geology Jade Star Lackey discusses case studies from the Sierra Nevada that showcase how to use the mineral zircon to reconstruct magma origins and mixing in the nascent Sierran Arc, a...

    Tags: Pomona College, Zoned Crystals, Earth Processes

    December 20, 2013

  • Oona Eisenstadt: The Hunger Games, Utopias and Concentration Camps

    (This lecture does contain SPOILERS from the Hunger Games series.) In this lecture from December 11, 2013 -- The Hunger Games, Utopias and Concentration Camps -- Oona Eisenstadt (Fred Kinsky Professor of Jewish Studies and Associate Professor of Religious Studies) discusses some directions taken ...

    Tags: Pomona College, The Hunger Games, Utopias, Concentration Camps

    December 20, 2013