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Mount President Responds to LA Times Editorial

Dr. Ann McElaney-Johnson coauthored commentary published by CalMatters

May 22, 2020
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Faculty and Staff News

Faculty tenures and faculty/staff anniversaries celebrated

May 21, 2020
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Virtual Science Brings New Challenges

Seniors polish their teleconferencing skills to give final presentations

May 19, 2020
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Sharing Her Passion With the Next Crop of Nurses

Stacy Gruenloh ’07 BSN, who was an undergraduate dance major and a Radio City Rockette, is now a labor and delivery nurse

May 12, 2020
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Laurel Awards 2020

The Laurel Awards celebration is a time to recognize our graduates and those receiving special honors

May 12, 2020
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Celebrate Senior Week

Mount Saint Mary’s is celebrating its 2020 graduates with a week of digital and social opportunities

May 11, 2020
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In the Trenches With COVID-19

Kerrie Klein readies for war against the coronavirus

May 8, 2020
Cecilia Pimentel

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No Kid(ding) This Nurse

Pimentel’s desire to be a nurse was solidified at the Mount

May 7, 2020
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Mary’s Day 2020

Please join us in congratulating the Mary’s Day 2020 award winners

May 7, 2020
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Babies Wails – Music to Her Ears

A detour to her dream job takes this nurse back full circle

May 6, 2020
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Athenian Awards 2020

Celebrating the amazing talents and contributions of our student leaders

April 29, 2020
Students began arriving at the Doheny campus at 11 am and over the course of four hours, volunteers distributed 90 bags.

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Farmers Market in New Form

The Mount’s monthly Farmers Market took a new form with Curbside Produce Pick Up

April 27, 2020
Salina Sells ‘12

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Living Her Best Career Life

“In my current role, I’m able to use the leadership skills that I learned during my years at the Mount.”

April 21, 2020
Linda McMurdock, Mount Saint Mary’s new Vice President of Student Affairs

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New Vice President for Student Affairs

It’s a homecoming of sorts for Linda McMurdock, Mount Saint Mary’s new vice president of student affairs.

April 21, 2020
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Student Ambassadors Continue Outreach

Despite school closures, community student ambassadors continue outreach online.

April 17, 2020
Mount Students and Dr. Deniz Cizmeciyan-Papazyan

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Students Add Co-Author Accomplishment

Mount students can add co-author to their list of accomplishments in two prestigious journals.

April 2, 2020
Stephanie Hernandez '21

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Finding the Joy in Life

"The Mount brings the best of both worlds to me – it combines my passion for my faith and my passion for service."

March 30, 2020
Nursing students working in our Simulation Lab

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Nursing Programs Among Best in Nation

Mount Saint Mary’s University nursing department was once again nationally recognized for its extraordinary programs

March 6, 2020
Group presentation at the NASPA awards.

LeadershipSpotlightsWellness

National Recognition of Wellness Model

The University’s peer wellness advocates were named Outstanding Peer Group of the Year by NASPA.

March 2, 2020
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Mentorship Playing into Alum’s Success

"The Mount provided an environment that said, ‘You can do anything you want.’"

February 24, 2020
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A Window Into Their Souls

At this year’s Scholarship Luncheon on Feb. 19, 2020, Iwuoma received the Unstoppable Scholar Award.

February 24, 2020
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Peter Tan

Peter Tan is associate professor and chair of the philosophy department.

February 3, 2020
Patricia Corrales

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Patricia Corrales ’86

“As a prosecutor, our aim is to do what is just and what is right.”

January 16, 2020
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AlumsGlobalSpotlights

CGI Program Transforms Grad

Rachel Gutierrez ‘08 can attest to how the Mount’s global programs can make an enduring impact on one’s life.

December 20, 2019
Mount students (from left) Rebecca Prompichai, Paola Castillo and Gabriella Quintanilla are all smiles after their panel discussion on Study Away in Japan.

GlobalSpotlights

Study Away in Japan Enriches

When a trip abroad exceeds expectations, the experience can be an enriching one

December 2, 2019
Dr. Surjeet Baidwan, PhD/JD

LeadershipSpotlights

New MBA Program Director

Dr. Surjeet Baidwan, PhD/JD, has joined Mount Saint Mary’s University as the new Director of the MBA Program.

November 26, 2019
A group of the Mount’s MBA students attend a conference meeting.

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Mount Awarded Title V Grant

Mount Saint Mary’s has been awarded a five-year $3 million grant from the U.S. Department of Education’s Title V Program.

November 14, 2019
Jane (Landau) Cook ’91

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Jane Cook, '91

“I remember looking out the window on my last day, and thinking, “I have become a person of worth and value.”

November 4, 2019
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Powerful Women Speak at MSMU

MSMU welcomed California Senator Holly Mitchell and Board President of LAUSD Mónica García to the Doheny Campus.

October 25, 2019
(From left) Mount students Alissa Oakes and Arleen Lamba work together in a campus lab on the NIH-funded research project.

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MSMU Awarded Research Grant

The National Institute of Health has awarded MSMU a $400k Grant to Research Chronic Diabetes Progression.

October 15, 2019
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White Coat Ceremony

80 incoming nursing students entered the chapel to be cloaked with a white nursing coat by MSMU faculty.

October 15, 2019
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Women’s Leadership

The Women’s Leadership Conference brings together women to connect and learn.

October 11, 2019
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Isabel Villarreal '20

Isabel Villarreal '20 is an English and history major, an Honors Scholar, and a commuter student mentor.

October 11, 2019
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Spotlight on Robert Sanchez

Robert Sanchez is an assistant professor of philosophy who specializes in Mexican and Latin American philosophy.

October 11, 2019
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Campus LifeSpotlightsThe Arts

Bridge to Everywhere

The Music Department has announced its 2019-2020 ensemble-in-residence, Bridge to Everywhere.

October 10, 2019
JoAnna Novak

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JoAnna Novak

JoAnna Novak is an assistant professor in the MFA in Creative Writing program

September 17, 2019
Vivian Slu '21

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Vivian Slu ’21

Vivian Slu ’21 is a political science and philosophy major with a pre-law minor

September 17, 2019
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Catching Nikon’s eye

MSMU film student wins $10,000 scholarship for visual storytelling

September 11, 2019

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Inspiring students

A professor pushed Michelle Melendres ’03 to aim higher. Now she’s doing the same to her students.

August 30, 2019

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Leading from the heart

Student body president thrives on serving her communities, whether in her hometown or at the Mount.

August 9, 2019

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Double bond

Chemistry professor’s charge to students: Do undergrad research and advocate for your rights.

August 2, 2019

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Kudos to our alums

Mount alums are racking up national awards recently. Congratulations to these four women!

July 19, 2019

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Family key to success

Alum credits her parents' hard work and dedication for her success as an educator.

June 24, 2019

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Film program one of best

Variety names MSMU as one of the world's best film schools of 2019.

May 30, 2019

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Unstoppable Class of 2019

Mount Saint Mary’s celebrates the journeys, achievements and transformations of the Class of 2019.

May 9, 2019

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Teacher of the year

Alum named one of L.A. Unified School District's top teachers for her outstanding work in special education.

April 30, 2019

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Feeding a need

How the Mount Wellness movement is tackling one of higher education’s biggest issues: food insecurity.

April 8, 2019

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Report examines inclusion

The 2019 Report focuses on how race, age and socio-economic status shape the lives of women in California.

April 2, 2019

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Collectif 2019 released

Online anthology of original faculty and staff writing examines intersectionality from multiple perspectives.

March 30, 2019

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Coding with Google

The Mount is one of the universities picked to host Applied Computing Series courses offered by Google.

March 10, 2019

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Inspiring lineup

First Partner of California Jennifer Siebel Newsom will be in conversation at the 2019 Report event

February 6, 2019

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Learning through play

A joint course explores the connection of psychology and art in child development

February 6, 2019

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Wellness walk

The Mount launches a walking path on the Doheny Campus to get the community to move more.

February 1, 2019

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Healing in the classroom

On-campus pro bono clinic provides physical therapy services to patients with brain injury

January 3, 2019
Esmeralda Carrera '21 examines soil samples she's testing in Dr. Stacey Peterson's honors biology lab.

Educational ExcellenceSpotlightsSTEM

Answers in the earth?

Honors biology students analyze campus soil as part of international search for new, effective antibiotics.

October 18, 2018
Mount Saint Mary's new doctor of psychology in clinical health psychology (PsyD) will be based at the University's historic Doheny Campus in downtown L.A.

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PsyD arrives

MSMU launches a doctor of psychology program to help address shortage of mental healthcare services.

October 1, 2018
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LeadershipSpotlightsWomen

Lead in times of change

Lessons learned at the 2018 Women’s Leadership Conference at Mount Saint Mary’s University.

September 17, 2018

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Into the divide

Service trip gives students a sobering perspective on the immigrant and refugee experience.

September 6, 2018

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A legacy entrusted

The CSJ Institute’s oral history project advances the stories and mission of Mount Saint Mary’s founding sisters.

September 6, 2018
MONEY Magazine has named Mount Saint Mary's University No. 5 on its list of

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‘Most Transformative’

New accolades for Mount Saint Mary’s University, one of the ‘Most Transformative Colleges’ in the U.S.

August 23, 2018
Three students from the Mount's award-winning Global Women in STEM and Policy undergraduate research program.

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Diversity in STEM award

Mount Saint Mary’s honored for engaging more students in science and research excellence.

August 15, 2018
University wins a $1.3 million grant from the National Science Foundation.

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Building STEM capacity

University wins $1.3 million STEM-building grant from the National Science Foundation.

August 8, 2018
Incoming first-year students in MSMU's 2018 Summer JumpStart program.

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Summer JumpStart

Incoming Athenians get a taste of what it takes to succeed at the Mount.

August 1, 2018

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New accreditation earned

MSMU receives accreditation for top-notch undergrad, graduate business programs.

June 27, 2018
Mount Saint Mary's faculty will receive new, evidence-based training thanks to the University's selection into the Consortium for Instructional Excellence and Career Guidance.

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Faculty support

University joins a national consortium that prepares professors with career guidance skills.

June 4, 2018
MSMU President Ann McElaney-Johnson was invited to deliver the commencement address to Marymount High School's Class of 2018.

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‘No strangers to courage’

MSMU President Ann McElaney-Johnson delivers commencement address at Marymount High School.

May 30, 2018
Celebrating the Class of 2018.

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The Class of 2018

Celebrating the accomplishments of Mount Saint Mary's 2018 graduates.

May 9, 2018
Va Lecia Adams Kellum Speaking

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Commencement address '18

Va Lecia Adams Kellum, president and CEO of St. Joseph Center, delivered MSMU's 2018 undergraduate commencement address.

May 9, 2018
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Music Fest, MSMU-style

Women in Music Festival showcases diversity, power of music.

April 2, 2018
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Spring time = go time

Spring break offers Athenians a chance to travel, explore and serve.

March 31, 2018
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Angelenas on the map

MSMU and L.A. Mayor’s Office team up to recognize L.A. women.

March 30, 2018
President Ann McElaney-Johnson presents key findings in the 2018 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California.

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Women in the workforce

2018 Report shines light on persistent gender inequities in California workplace.

March 26, 2018
Sisters sharing at a Feet in the Street event.

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Feet in the Street

Students learn lessons from sisters’ social justice ministries.

March 2, 2018

Educational ExcellenceGlobalSpotlights

An educating exhibit

Exhibit based on professor's book compares U.S., Chinese education.

February 13, 2018
Students participate in a cycling class during Wellness Week 2018.

Campus LifeSpotlightsWellness

Wellness Week 2018

Eating green, moving more and de-stressing with a week focused on fun, fitness and feeling well.

February 12, 2018
Audience members listen to a discussion during the 2017 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California.

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Beyond the Report

Mount Saint Mary’s adds new elements to its annual work on gender equity in California.

February 8, 2018
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Advancing gender equity

L.A. mayor cites University's gender equity research as a "light to expose shortcomings."

January 26, 2018
Women In Music: Koto

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Women in Music Festival

Special event showcases the brilliance of female musicians and music scholars.

January 11, 2018
Women in Hollywood speaker series

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Women in Hollywood

Speaker series brings media and entertainment industry experts to campus.

January 10, 2018
Le Puy Students

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In search of the founders

Students to travel to France in the footsteps of the University's founders.

January 9, 2018