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Chapter Programs
Inland Empire Chapter: CMS Football Sixth Street Rivalry Tailgate
Satuday, September 30

Calling all CMS fans! We invite you to come back to Claremont and see the Stags take back the Sixth Street Trophy! The Stags will face Pomona-Pitzer on Saturday, September 30.

Sixth Street Rivalry Registration

New York/Connecticut Area: Lunch with Professor Massoud P'89
Wednesday, October 4

Calling all of Professor Massoud's "sons" and "daughters!" After an incredible 43 years of advising students, teaching accounting, reading theses, and attending alumni weddings, Professor Massoud has retired.

Lunch with Massoud Registration

Hawaii Chapter: Cooking Class at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific
Saturday, October 7

Back by popular demand! We invite you to join the CMC community in Honolulu for a special cooking class with award-winning Chef Grant Sato. Chef Sato is an instructor at the Culinary Institute of the Pacific and is the winner of the 2015 Global Taste of Korea Competition. He specializes in Japanese, Thai, and Korean cuisine.

Cooking Class Reservations

Bay Area Chapter: Oakland Roots vs El Paso Locomotive FC
Saturday, October 14

This fall enjoy the season closer for the Oakland Roots SC against the El Paso Locomotive FC! Will the "Bright Side of the Bay" come out on top? Or will the Locomotive spoil the Roots' home-field advantage?

Oakland Roots Tickets

Sacramento Chapter: Pickleball at the YMCA
Saturday, October 14

Don't miss the opportunity to join the CMC community for an exciting day of pickleball, the fastest growing sport in America! The sport, which began on Bainbridge Island, Washington in 1965, even has its own major league organization called USA Pickleball. Everyone is getting in on the action, from your friends and neighbors to Lebron James and Tom Brady.

Pickleball Reservations

New York Chapter: CMC at Eulalie, Dinner and Wine Pairing
Wednesday, October 18

We are excited to invite you to a very special CMC exclusive dinner and wine pairing at the brand new Eulalie, recently featured by The New York Times and the Tribeca Citizen.

Sal Medina, Claremont sommelier, proprietor of Packing House Wines, and Mayor Pro-Tem has paired incredible wine for the evening and will be attending in person to share his immense knowledge. 

This event is sold out!

Washington D.C. Chapter Alumni Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 26

Calling all Washington, D.C. alumni! Come fall, recent CMC graduates have settled into their new post-graduate locations. The D.C. Metro area is a hot spot for young alumni, and a new wave of CMCers move to the city every year. Now is a great time to gather and meet the local CMC community.

Washington D.C. Reception

Seattle Chapter Alumni Welcome Reception
Thursday, October 26

Calling all Seattle alumni! Come fall, recent CMC graduates have settled into their new post-graduate locations. The Seattle area is a hot spot for young alumni, and a new wave of CMCers move to the city every year. Now is a great time to gather and meet the local CMC community.

Seattle Reception

Live Programming

All the presentations below will be live streamed. Links will be posted as soon as they are available.

If you missed an event, you may be able to view it in our Virtual Programs Library.
CMC Policy Work Firsthand: Debt Collection Cases in California Courts
William F. Podlich Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, Eric Helland
Thursday, September 14 | 4:00 p.m. PT

The most striking civil justice transformation in the last thirty years is that the typical civil case in a state court has gone from being a lawsuit about an auto accident to a debt collection case. These two case types are fundamentally different. About half of the debt collection cases involves a plaintiff who is a debt buyer and not the company from which the defendant had initially borrowed the money. These companies file a high volume of cases and specialize in debt collection. The defendants, by contrast, rarely participate in the litigation in any meaningful way. Often, they do not appear in court, and in less than 6% of the litigation, does an attorney represent the defendant. In 70% of the cases, the result is a default judgment in which the defendant does not participate, but plaintiffs may garnish their wages or freeze their bank accounts. For this reason, courts have been actively researching how to improve case management in debt collection cases on their civil dockets.
Recently, Professor Eric Helland, William F. Podlich Professor of Economics and George R. Roberts Fellow, and the students in the CMC Policy Lab worked with the RAND Institute for Civil Justice to examine who the participants in these cases are, what are the outcomes of these cases, and what policy proposals might mitigate the disparity between plaintiffs and defendants. What did they find? Join the CMC alumni and parent community for the first installment of the fall 2023 CMC Connects virtual talk series. Professor Helland will share insights on his work and speak on what it's like to engage students in research at CMC.
CMC is happy to welcome Judge Carolyn Kuhl P'11 and Judge William Highberger P'11 to the program, who provided advice to Policy Lab students on the project.

CMC Policy Work Registration

Wetlands in a Changing World: Exploring Wetland-Climate Connections
Professor of Integrated Sciences, Dr. Jason Keller
Wednesday, October 4 | 4:00 p.m. PT

Wetlands—ecosystems characterized by flooded or saturated soils—are a key feature of landscapes ranging from the tropics to the Arctic and provide a number of benefits to human communities. These ecosystems exist in a rapidly changing world, and there is a need to better understand how wetlands will both respond to and influence ongoing climate change. 
Join us as Dr. Jason Keller, Professor of Integrated Sciences, discusses how these wetland-climate connections will shape our world and their role in the new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences

Wetlands Registration

An Insight into DEI at CMC
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Dialogue and Diversity, Vince Greer
Thursday, October 26 | 4:00 p.m. PT

IIn 2007, CMC's Trustees and Faculty passed a Strategic Approach to Diversity, Equity, and Inclulsion (DEI) for the College that affirmed our shared commitment to recruit and retain the most talented and exceptionally promising students, faculty, and staff while never straying from our mission to prepare students for productive lives and responsible leadership in business, government, and the professions.
In 2016, the CARE Center (Civility, Access, Resources, and Expression) opened to further this mission with the support of its inaugural director, Vince Greer. Join Vince Greer, Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs for Dialogue and Diversity, as he shares an update, including insights into how CMC prepares students to be leaders in DEI. What makes CMC different from our peer institutions and what can we expect in the future?

DEI at CMC Registration

A Beginner’s Workshop on Tableau
Director of the QCL, Dr. Jeho Park
Wednesday, November 8 | 3:00 p.m. PT

CMCers love data. Each data point is a piece of information, and a data set tells a story. However, often the best way of telling that story is to turn the data into a visualization. That's where Tableau comes in. Tableau is a visual analytics tool transforming how we use data to solve problems. With the proper training, users can connect, analyze, and share their data—skills that are important in the classroom, boardroom, or lab. If Tableau sounds like a tool that could benefit you, join CMC and the Murty Sunak Quantitative Computing Lab for our latest alumni and parent workshop. Under the guidance of Dr. Jeho Park, Director of the QCL, we will learn the basics of this exciting program.
Please note this is a beginner workshop. If you have previous experience with Tableau, please refrain from signing up and join us on a later call instead.

Tableau Registration

Travel Programs
CMC’s 3rd Annual Worldmeet - Singapore
June 12 - 16, 2024

Join CMC faculty, alumni, parents, and students for Worldmeet 2024. With CMC being at the forefront of business and international affairs, during Worldmeet the CMC and global community comes together to discuss the most pressing issues of our time. This exciting trip promises engaging and informative conversations, keynote presentations, and special tours of our host country! In 2024, Minxin Pei, Tom and Margot Pritzker '72 Professor of Government, will join the group and help lead discussions around US-China and US-Asia relations, as well as further understanding of Singapore’s importance in the global political and business landscape.

Worldmeet Information

Wild Galápagos Escape
June 29 - July 26, 2024

After a long hiatus, the Claremont McKenna College travel program is restarting in 2024 with a magical visit to the enchanted Galápagos Islands.

We are honored that Ron Libeskind-Hadas, the founding chair of the new Kravis Department of Integrated Sciences, and Donald McFarlane, the Kenneth S. Pitzer professor of biology and environmental science in the Keck Science Department, will be leading two explorations organized for us by Lindblad Travel on the beautiful new all-suite National Geographic Islander II.

Members of The Claremont community from around the globe will spend June 20 to 27, 2024 or June 29 to July 6, 2024 exploring the wonders of the Galápagos on a customized itinerary of education, recreation, and relaxation. It is the perfect family vacation!

Galápagos Information

Campus Events
Friday, September 29 - Saturday, September 30

Join campus leaders, board members, and key volunteers as we honor CMC's Research Institutes and Centers and continue implementing the vision of the CMC Strategy.