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Art Exhibition: "Here Now"
January 21, 2018 - March 1, 2018

"Here Now" is the latest art show to be exhibited at Mount Saint Mary's José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery. This exhibition features a mix of styles by four L.A.-based artists: Phung Huynh, Marianne Sadowski, Peter Liashkov and Kyung Sun Cho. The show opens with a reception on Jan. 21 and runs through March 1.

A work by Peter Liashkov, one of four L.A. artists in the
A work by Peter Liashkov, one of four L.A. artists in the "Here Now" exhibition.

The José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery is located on the University's Chalon Campus, set in the foothills of the Santa Monica Mountains, overlooking the L.A. basin and the Santa Monica shoreline. The gallery's exhibition program started under the guidance of Sister Ingatia Cordis in 1974.

Here Now: Four Los Angeles Artists
Art Exhibition
Chalon Campus
José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery
Jan. 22 - March 1, 2018
Hours: Monday-Thursday; Saturday (Noon-5 p.m.)
Free admission
310.954.4360
https://www.msmu.edu/resources-culture/jose-drudis-biada-art-gallery/

Opening reception:
Jan. 21, 2018
3-5 p.m.

Two Roads, One Journey
January 29, 2018 - April 28, 2018

"Two Roads, One Journey: Education in China and the United States" is the title of an exhibition on view at Mount Saint Mary's Doheny Campus from January 29 to April 28, 2018. Originally created by The Museum of Teaching and Learning, the exhibition has Nancy Pine, PhD, professor emerita and founder of the University's Bridging Cultures: U.S./China program, as its lead scholar and her book, "Educating Young Giants: What Kids Learn (and Don’t Learn) in China and America," as its inspiration.
 
The immersive installation leads us through a day in the life of two typical fourth-graders -- one in China and one in America  --  via colorful text panels, art and school work, photographs and more. The exhibition will be on display in the J. Thomas McCarthy Library, thanks to the support of the Mount’s libraries, Center for Cultural Fluency: Bridging Cultures/U.S. and China, and Center for Global Initiatives.

"Two Roads, One Journey"
Doheny Campus
J. Thomas McCarthy Library
Jan. 29-April 28, 2018
Reception: Feb. 9, 2018 (4-6 p.m.)

 

The Parlor Readings: Salvador Plascencia
February 17, 2018

This author reading and Q&A is presented by Mount Saint Mary's MFA in Creative Writing.

Salvador Plascencia is the author of the cult favorite, "The People of People," which has been translated into a dozen languages and named a best book of the year by the Los Angeles Times and the San Francisco Chronicle. He is an assistant professor of creative writing at Harvey Mudd College.

Learn more about Mount Saint Mary's University's MFA in Creative Writing graduate program. 

The Parlor Readings: Salvador Plascencia
Doheny Campus
Building 10 Parlor
Feb. 17, 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Financial Literacy workshop
February 24, 2018

"Charting Your Financial Future: From 22 to 102"
A financial literacy workshop designed to help women create financial independence.

Learn how to realistically create financial independence from your first paycheck through retirement. In language you can understand, learn from an expert in the field how to manage debt, as well as how investments, IRA’s, 401(k)’s and the stock market really work. Walk away empowered to make informed financial decisions for yourself!

This workshop is part of a series of events leading up to the launch of the 2018 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California. This workshop is presented by the Mount's Center for the Advancement of Women and the University's Alumnae Association.

"Charting Your Financial Future"
Saturday, Feb. 24
9:30 a.m.-noon
Doheny Campus
$15
Open to the Mount community, including alums, partners and friends
Register: alums.msmu.edu/financial2018 

"The Empowerment Project"
February 28, 2018

"The Empowerment Project"
A documentary screening followed by a conversation with filmmaker Sarah Moshman.

Sarah Moshman is an Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker. "The Empowerment Project: Ordinary Women Doing Extraordinary Things" is her first feature documentary. The film showcases strong female role models and aims to broaden the conversation around gender equality. After the screening, there will be a conversation and Q& with Moshman.

This event is part of a series of events leading up to the release of the 2018 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California. This screening is presented by the Mounts' Center for the Advancement of Women and the University's Film, Media and Social Justice program.

"The Empowerment Project"
Feb. 28, 2018
6:30 p.m.
Chalon Campus
This event is open to the Mount community, partners and outside students and faculty.
Free, but RSVPs required: msmu.edu/events/empowerment-project/

 

Da Camera concert: Smetana Trio
March 3, 2018

Winners of BBC Magazine's Chamber Music Award and a coveted Diapason d’Or, this Czech quartet performs with “energy, a gripping emotional range and flawless technique” (BBC Music). “Passion and spontaneity unite” (Classics Today) in performances of Mendelssohn’s beloved Piano Trio in d, Op. 49 and Zemlinsky’s rhapsodic and romantic Piano Trio, Op. 3. 

A Doheny soirée: Smetana Trio
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University
Doheny Mansion
March 3, 2018
8 p.m.
Pre-concert talk 20 minutes prior to the performance.
Catered reception with the artists following the concert.
Tickets: $65-$85.

Contact info:
213.477.2929
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=342

Da Camera concert: The Pandolfo Quartet
March 10, 2018

The Pandolfo Quartet
Paolo Pandolfo, viola de gamba; with Amélie Chemin, viol; Thomas Boysen, theorbo; Markus Hünninger, harpsichord.

The splendor of the Pompeian Room welcomes an afternoon of music for viola da gamba by its most renowned and beloved composer, performed by "one of the most brilliant and poetic of the instrument's current exponents" (Gramophone UK). Pandolfo takes you on a journey through the luminous court of the Sun King (Louis XIV), featuring music of stunning virtuosity and compelling eloquence by court composer Marin Marais. As the Boston Phoenix notes: ".... [Pandolfo] creates the most beautiful gamba sound you've ever heard.

Chamber Music in Historic Places
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University
The Pandolfo Quartet at the Doheny Mansion
March 10, 2018
4 p.m.
Champagne and dessert reception follows with the artists.
Tickets: $55-$75.

Contact info:
213.477.2929
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=343

 

Status of Women and Girls in California
March 22, 2018

Mount Saint Mary's University releases an annual Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California, a groundbreaking, faculty-created report of the most current research measuring how California's females are faring in a wide variety of categories. This report is used regularly by policymakers, nonprofits leaders and committed citizens to help effect positive change in their communities.

Each year, the Mount shares new Report findings at a public release event to foster conversation and inspire action to address continuing gender inequities. The University's 2018 event will gather high-profile leaders of industry from across the state and country to explore how California's professional women are shaping the world's economy, defining the culture of their companies, and paving the way for the next generation of female leaders.

The Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California is produced annually by Mount Saint Mary's Center for the Advancement of Women. Learn more about the Center's work at www.msmu.edu/CAW.

2018 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California
Skirball Cultural Center
March 22, 2018
https://www.msmu.edu/status-of-women-and-girls/

Critical Teaching in Action
March 24, 2018

Presented by the Mount's Center for Cultural Fluency, the 2018 Critical Teaching in Action conference (for educators, nonprofit leaders, mentors and other teaching practitioners) will highlight "Health, Wellness and Social Justice."

In order to respond to the needs of the time, we must be healthy, resilient and strong. That's why this year's Critical Teaching in Action conference aims to provide attendees with the tools needed to nurture and re-energize themselves -- and others -- as they work to make positive change in their communities and the world. Learn innovative lessons and tools for promoting health, wellness, justice and self-care for youth and the adults who work with them.

Learn more about the Center for Cultural Fluency and this year's conference.

Critical Teaching in Action conference
"Health, Wellness and Social Justice"
Doheny Campus
8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Registration info to come.
https://www.msmu.edu/resources-culture/center-for-cultural-fluency/critical-teaching-in-action-conference/

 

Women in Music Festival
March 25, 2018

Grammy winner Rhiannon Giddens will perform at the Mount's Women in Music Festival on March 25. Showcasing the brilliance of female musicians and music scholars from the L.A. area and beyond, Mount Saint Mary’s University’s Women in Music Festival celebrates the diversity of MSMU students, and highlights the power of music as a vehicle for positive social change.

The Festival will be held on the Mount’s Doheny Campus and will include a masterclass by MacArthur Genius Rhiannon Giddens, as well as performances of Balinese, Chicana, Iranian and Japanese music, and presentations about musical activism, music in black America, music and healthcare, and music and the brain.

The Festival will conclude with a ticketed evening concert by Grammy-winner Rhiannon Giddens at the nearby First AME Zion Church.

2018 Women in Music Festival
MSMU's Doheny Campus / First AME Zion Church
March 25, 2018
Festival from noon-6:15 p.m.; evening concert 7 p.m.
For info and to RSVP for festival: womeninmusicfestival.org
To buy tickets to the evening concert: dacamera.org 

 

Putting Angelenas on the Map
March 28, 2018

Putting Angelenas on the Map
A public workshop with the L.A. Mayor's Office to help the City add more landmarks, statues and public spaces in honor of women.

While half of the population is made up of women, this is not reflected in the programs utilized to mark, designate or memorialize places buildings, and monuments. The research conducted at this public event will help change this notion. The information gathered here will be utilized to change and increase the number of City spaces and places named after women, which today is only 8%. It also will help create the City of Los Angeles' first women's historic context statement. Join in and highlight influential women and their impact on our world -- let's put them on the map!

This event is part of a series of events related to the 2018 Report on the Status of Women and Girls in California. This collaborative event is presented by the City of Los Angeles, the Office of L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti, and the Center for the Advancement of Women at Mount Saint Mary's University.

Putting Angelenas on the Map
March 28, 2018
5-7:30 p.m.
Doheny Campus
This event is open to the general public.
Free, but RSVPs required: msmu.edu/events/angelenas-on-the-map/

 

The Parlor Readings: Arisa White
April 7, 2018

This author reading and Q&A is presented by Mount Saint Mary's MFA in Creative Writing.

Arisa White is the author of "Black Pearl," "Post Pardon," "Hurrah's Nest" and "A Penny Saved." Her most recent collection, "You're the Most Beautiful Thing that Happened," was a nominee for the Lambda Literary Award. White teaches in the low-residency BFA program at Goddard College. She is also a member of the board of directors for Nomadic Press and the creator of the Beautiful Things Project.

Learn more about Mount Saint Mary's University's MFA in Creative Writing graduate program.

The Parlor Readings: Arisa White
Doheny Campus
Building 10 Parlor
April 7, 2018
6:30-8 p.m.
Free and open to the public.

Da Camera concert: Quatuor Danel
April 21, 2018

Imbued with “an impressive capacity to extract the maximum degree of tonal and dynamic variety from the music” (BBC Magazine), this leading Belgian quartet makes its Los Angeles debut in the Doheny Mansion's elegantly appointed Pompeian Room. They bring ”warmth and conviction” (Boston Globe) to quartets of Beethoven, Janacek and Tchaikovsky.

A Doheny soirée: Quatuor Danel
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University
Doheny Mansion
April 21, 2018
8 p.m.
Pre-concert talk 20 minutes prior to the performance.
Catered reception with the artists following the concert.
Tickets: $65-$85.

Contact info:
213.477.2929
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=348

Ready to Run
April 28, 2018

Mount Saint Mary's offers Ready to Run annually as a nonpartisan campaign training for women -- designed to encourage and equip more women to run for elected office, seek appointed positions, work on political campaigns and otherwise get involved in public service. The all-day event features prominent political leaders, strategists, advocates and campaign professionals who provide education, training and mentoring so attendees can hit the ground running on their political journey.

Ready to Run 2018 will take place at Mount Saint Mary's University on April 28.
Ready to Run 2018 will take place at Mount Saint Mary's University on April 28.

This program - created by Rutgers' Center for American Women and Politics - is offered in Southern California exclusively by Mount Saint Mary's Center for the Advancement of Women, in partnership with the University's Department of History and Political Science.

Ready to Run
Campaign training for women
Chalon Campus
April, 28, 2018

Registration opens Feb. 2018
Public: *$85 / $100
MSMU Faculty, Staff & Alums: *$65 / $80
Non-MSMU Students: *$25 / $40
MSMU Students: Complimentary
*Early-bird registration available until March 26.

Event info:
Heather Schraeder
213.477.2761
hschraeder@msmu.edu
www.msmu.edu/r2r

Center for the Advancement of Women info:
Emerald Archer
213.477.2544
emarcher@msmu.edu
www.msmu.edu/CAW

Da Camera concert: Trio Latitude 41
May 5, 2018

With an “amazing variety of tone, color and intense rhythmic energy” (Telegraph, London), this international piano trio performs works of Tchaikovsky and Brahms in the historic Doheny Mansion. "The Latitude 41 Trio approaches the music in a clear, straightforward way, giving the music sparkle and momentum... Blaha’s fairy-dust touch on the piano is a pleasure to behold.” (Musical Toronto)

A Doheny soirée: Trio Latitude 41
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University
Doheny Mansion
May 5, 2018
8 p.m.
Pre-concert talk 20 minutes prior to the performance.
Catered reception with the artists following the concert.
Tickets: $65-$85.

Contact info:
213.477.2929
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=351

Da Camera concert: Jean Rondeau
May 9, 2018

Jean Rondeau, harpsichord

A young French harpsichord phenom, “one of the most natural performers one is likely to hear on a classical music stage these days” (The Washington Post), takes the Doheny Mansion’s Pompeian Room by storm with “an affinity for [the harpsichord] and comfort in its presence that allows him to see in it its possibilities rather than its limitations” (Gramophone). Rondeau performs masterworks of Bach and Rameau with “the sort of communicative gifts normally encountered in musicians twice his age” (The Washington Post).

Chamber Music in Historic Places
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University
Jean Rondeau at the Doheny Mansion
May 9, 2018
8 p.m.
Champagne and dessert reception follows with the artist.
Tickets: $55-$75.

Contact info:
213.477.2929
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=350

 

Da Camera concert: The Da Camera Players
May 26, 2018

The Da Camera Players include: Tien-Hsin Cindy Wu, violin; Che Yen Brian Chen, viola ; Mihai Marica, cello; Orion Weiss, piano. 

An all-star line up closes our 45th season of Doheny Soirée with a violinist known for “capturing the spirit of the music astonishingly” (Liberty Times Taiwan),  a cellist touted as “a ground-breaking young artists” (Los Angeles Magazine), a violist who emphasizes “not just the subtle emotion, but the humanity hidden in the music” (San Diego Union Tribune) and a pianist who brings “playing of inspired virtuosity" (The Plain Dealer, Cleveland). They perform Schumann’s masterful piano quartet, along with quartets of Mozart and Bridge. 


A Doheny soirée: The Da Camera Players
Presented by The Da Camera Society of Mount Saint Mary's University
Doheny Mansion
May 26, 2018
4 p.m.
Pre-concert talk 20 minutes prior to the performance.
Tickets: $65-$85.
Following this season-closing soirée, there will be a dinner with the artists in the Doheny Mansion's dining room and art salon -- available for separate purchase.

Contact info:
213.477.2929
http://dacamera.org/concert_info.php?products_id=353

Study Abroad: Cartagena, Colombia
June 1, 2018 - June 24, 2018

Study Abroad: Cartagena, Colombia
MFA in Creative Writing program

This summer, Mount Saint Mary's MFA in Creative Writing graduate program will offer a study abroad program in historic Cartagena de Indias, Colombia. This is an opportunity to write, explore and earn credits toward a graduate degree.

Mount Saint Mary's MFA in Creative Writing program is offering a chance to study abroad in Colombia during June of 2018.

Two courses will be taught, including one on Gabriel Garcia Marquez and another on the Latin American tradition of nonfiction. Classes are taught in English by bilingual professors. This program is intended both for current MFA students, and for those outside who want to get a taste of the quality of our Mount Saint Mary's program.  Students not affiliated with MSMU will be admitted on the basis of a writing sample and proof of a BA or BS degree. Priority deadline is March 1; final deadline with payment is April 15. Full details at msmu.edu/graduate-programs/creative-writing/study-abroad/.

Study Abroad: Cartagena, Colombia
MFA in Creative Writing program
June 1-24, 2018
Open to current MFA students and to those interested in pursuing an MFA.
msmu.edu/graduate-programs/creative-writing/study-abroad/