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Donnelly, Larson named Tufts poetry award winners
                                                    The Cloud Corporation represented               honor of having had The Cloud Corpora-           said in the CGU release. “This award al-

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        ew York native Timothy Donnelly
        and Arizona research scientist           Mr. Donnelly’s thoughts on the economy             tion chosen for this distinction that I really   lows me to continue my work. You have no
        Katherine Larson were named as           and struggle to make ends meet in current          can’t wrap my head around.”                      idea what a gift that is.”
winners of this year’s Tufts Poetry Awards,      conditions. He is also the poetry editor of           Ms. Lawson won the $10,000 Kate Tufts            The Kingsley Tufts Award was created
according to a Claremont Graduate Uni-           the Boston Review and on the faculty of the        Award for her book, Radial Symmetry.             in 1992 by Kate Tufts to honor the memory
versity press release on Wednesday.              writing program at Columbia University’s           The work was chosen by poet Louise               of her husband and recognize a mid-career
   Mr. Donnelly was selected as the winner       School of the Arts.                                Glück as the winner of the Yale Series of        poet who has not reached the peak of his or
of the $100,000 Kingsley Tufts Poetry               “This prize will give my family and me          Younger Poets and was published in 2011          her career. An award was created in honor
Award for his book, The Cloud Corpora-           a measure of financial stability that would        by the Yale University Press.                    of Ms. Tufts one year later for a beginning
tion. The work was a finalist for the 2011       otherwise have taken a decade more to                 “My husband and I worked so hard to           poet who shows genuine promise.
William Carlos Williams Award and was            achieve,” Mr. Donnelly said in a released          budget for a babysitter just so I could have
the author’s second book.                        statement. “But as true as all that is, it’s the   a few hours a week to write,” Ms. Lawson



Ben Stein talk next Thursday                                                                                                        CHS, piano student medalist at
   This is a reminder that Ben Stein will speak as part of
Scripps College’s Elizabeth Hubert Malott Public Affairs
program. Mr. Stein will speak on Dark Days in America—
How to Get to Daybreak, on Thursday, February 9 at 7:30
p.m., in Scripps College’s Performing Arts Center, Garrison
                                                                         our town                                                   Baroque Festival
                                                                                                                                       Eitan Hershkovitz, a freshman at CHS, was a medallist
                                                                                                                                    at the MTAC Baroque Festival, sponsored by the Orange
                                                                                                                                    County Branch. He is a piano student of Lisa Friedman.
Theater. The presentation is free and open to the public.
                                                                 Sadie Buck examines the con-                                       Eitan performed the Prelude no 21 in B Flat by J.S. Bach,
   For more information about this event, contact the Of-        temporary indigenous woman                                         from the Well-Tempered Clavier.
                                                                                                                                       The festival was held in January, at Bertea Hall on the
fice of Malott Commons at 607-9372.                                 Sadie Buck, founder of Indigenous Arts and Cultural             Chapman University Campus and featured 51 participants
                                                                 Consulting and Training, discusses “The Life and Times of          from MTAC teachers throughout southern California. The
Casa Colina hosts a tribute to                                   a 2012 Contemporary Traditional Haudenosaunee
                                                                 Woman—Carrying On” at noon on Wednesday, February 8
                                                                                                                                    students performed a variety of piano music by Baroque
courage with Captain Mark Kelly                                  at Scripps College, 1030 Columbia Ave. This public event
                                                                                                                                    era composers. A performance/lecture was also given by
                                                                                                                                    Robert Estrin, regarding Baroque music and its intentions
   Casa Colina will hold its bi-annual Tribute to Courage        is free.
black-tie gala on February 25, 2012 to honor Katherine and                                                                          for harpsichord and other keyboard instruments.
                                                                    Ms. Buck comes from a long line of traditional singers,            For information regarding MTAC Orange County Festi-
Jay Wolf, a young family struck by sudden tragedy. The           dancers, ritualists and performers. She will examine how
event will be hosted by film actress and television person-                                                                         vals, or the Certificate of Merit program, contact Lisa Fried-
                                                                 a traditional longhouse way of life manifests itself in 2012.      man at: Lisa@Largo-cd.com
ality Bonnie Hunt, and will present former space shuttle            She has taught at various universities, including Harvard
commander Captain Mark Kelley, husband of US Con-                University, Hamilton College, University of Toronto and at
gresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, as the event’s featured           the National Aboriginal and Islanders Skills Development           Claremont veterinarian earns
speaker.
   The event aims to celebrate the courage and strength of
                                                                 Corporation in Australia.                                          Petplanʼs 2012 Veterinarian of
                                                                    Ms. Buck’s lecture will be held in the Hampton Room at
those who have recovered and are recovering from trauma,         Malott Commons. The Humanities Institute has organized             the Year award
and to both raise awareness and raise funds for Casa Colina,     a series of lectures and film screenings titled, “Continuing          Dr. Chris Berg, a Claremont resident from Rancho Re-
which is the state’s last non-profit rehabilitation hospital.    Invasion: Resistance, Resilience, and Re-invention Among           gional Veterinary Hospital, has been named to the short list
   Commander Kelley was on the final flight of the space         North American Indigenous Peoples.” The speakers will              for Petplan pet insurance’s 2012 “Vet of the Year Award.”
shuttle Endeavour, and has been a prominent astronaut. But       challenge the distorted depictions of Native peoples in            Dr. Berg was selected from nearly 2000 nominations.
rather than discussing space and aviation, Commander Kel-        mainstream and scholarly written works.                               “We are delighted to highlight the work of outstanding
ley will share the story of how he and his wife, Congress-                                                                          vets across the country,” says Natasha Ashton, co-CEO and
woman Giffords, had their lives changed after she was shot                                                                          co-founder of Petplan. “Dr. Berg was selected because he
January 8, 2011. She has since taken time to recover, re-
                                                                 Where is the American church                                       exemplifies Petplan’s core values of providing an excep-
gaining physical, cognitive, and language abilities. Com-        going?                                                             tional level of care to pets and remarkable customer service
mander Kelley will speak about this difficult time and the          Author, public theologian and Claremont School of The-          to ‘wow’ pet parents.”
hope and tenacity shown by all.                                  ology Trustee Brian McLaren joins pastor, stand-up come-              Three finalists and one winner will be chosen by the Pet-
   During the event, the family of Katherine and Jay Wolf        dienne and CST alum Jane Voigts and UMC Bishop Grant               plan’s Vet Awards judging panel, comprised of prominent
will be honored. The young couple was struck with tragedy        Hagiya to discuss, “Where is the Church Going?” Dean               pet health professionals and veterinarians. The names of the
after Ms. Wolf collapsed with severe bleeding in her brain.      Philip Clayton moderates.                                          finalists will be announced in February, and the winner will
She underwent extensive surgery, and her cognition is in-           The lecture is promised to be “a highly entertaining and        be notified in early March.
tact, but she lost all motor control and the right side of her   provocative discussion of trends in American religion and             Should Dr. Berg win, he and his guest will be flown, all
face is paralyzed. Therapy has and is helping her recover,       emerging best practices in ministry.” It is free and open to       expenses paid, to the UK in April to accept their award at
and their inspirational story will be shared.                    the public on Sunday, February 12 from 7 to 9 p.m. at the          the Petplan Vet of the Year Awards, held in tandem with the
   Individual tickets are available for $350. To purchase and    Mudd Theater.                                                      2012 World Veterinary Congress and hosted by Petplan
register for the event visit the Casa Colina website at             Visit www.cst.edu/McLaren or call 447-2500 for more             UK.
www.casacolina.org. Tribute to Courage will be held at Pa-       information.                                                          Clients and friends of Dr. Berg may visit www.GoPet-
cific Palms Hotel & Conference Center in Industry Hills at                                                                          plan.com/2012-Shortlist if they wish to submit notes and
5:30 p.m. on Saturday, February 25, 2012.                                                                                           testimonials in support of his nomination.




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Description: Feb. 4, 2012 story in the Claremont Courier in the winners of Claremont Graduate University's 2012 Tufts Poetry Awards.