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College Offers New Major in Health Care Policy

College Offers New Major in Health Care PolicyMount St. Mary’s College announces a new bachelor’s degree in health care policy designed to meet the nation’s changing health care demands related to soaring costs, questionable quality and inconsistent access to care. The new major, which launched this fall semester, seeks to address the need for greater understanding of medical science, policy, law and advocacy. "Healthcare reform efforts in the United States have put health care policy and the health care profession at the forefront of political debate, ensuring that the health care professions will continue to be a growth industry for decades to come,” says Helen Boutrous, chair of the College’s history and political science department who spearheaded the new major. “Our program will provide rigorous public policy training from political science faculty and honor the long tradition of academic excellence in healthcare education established by our renowned Mount nursing program."

The new health care policy major is a cross-disciplinary program designed for students seeking a career in the health care policy sector. Students will complete courses taught by political science, nursing, biology and psychology faculty. Graduates of the program will be prepared for positions with pharmaceutical companies, lobbying organizations, government agencies, law and health care administration and advocacy groups.

New Show Opens in Art Gallery

Look Around, a group show featuring the works of four artists, will open in the José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery on Tuesday, Nov. 2. These four painters will display works that bring together various perspectives on the human condition filtered through their eyes. The opening reception is Sunday, Nov. 14, from 3-5 p.m. To find out more about the exhibit, click here.

Exhibit Features Rare Bibles from MSMC

Exhibit Features Rare Bibles from MSMCHistoric Bibles on loan from the Mount’s Archives and Special Collections are part of “Scribes, Saints and Scholars” at Santa Clara University, on display now through January 2011. The exhibit showcases a thousand years of Bibles, including a rare King James Bible from 1611 and leaves from the new hand-drawn St. John’s Bible being created in Minnesota.

Among the Mount’s contributions are two volumes of the London Polyglot, a masterpiece in nine languages printed in the 1650s by Brian Walton (photo). The six-volume Bible was donated to the College by Estelle Doheny in the 1950s. Also on display are a biblical commentary printed in Paris in 1532 by Robertus Stephanus, a well-known press during the Protestant Reformation, and a very rare Hebrew grammar textbook. The texts were hand-delivered to Santa Clara University by Archivist Victoria McCargar. To find out more about the exhibit, click here.

Celebrate Christmas at Doheny Mansion Open House

Celebrate Christmas at Doheny Mansion Open HouseMount St. Mary's invites you and your family to celebrate the holiday season at the annual Doheny Mansion Christmas Open House on Sunday, Dec. 5, from 2-4 p.m. The event will feature carolers, self-guided mansion tours, brief lectures about the mansion and the Doheny family, and tasty holiday treats. Please RSVP to Institutional Advancement at 213.477.2962. Space is limited.

Religious Studies Dept. Offers Justice Film Screening

The Religious Studies Department is offering a free screening of the film, "Shackled Women: Abuses of a Patriarchal World," as part of their Fall 2010 Justice Film Series on Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 3-4 p.m. The film will be shown in the Donohue Center on the Doheny Campus.

Mind and Spirit Hosts Two Events

The Mind and Spirit Committee will host two events in the month of November. On Thursday, Nov. 4, Dana Mosser, a certified therapeutic harp practitioner, will visit the Chalon Campus Center to play her harp and discuss her role in end-of life care. From 9:40-11 a.m., Mosser will play and speak about her work with San Diego hospice care. She will also play music from 1-2 p.m. Then, on Monday, Nov. 22, the theater group Living Voices will present their play "Native Visions" at both Chalon and Doheny. The story of Native Visions is based on the experience of Native Americans in the 1930s and '40s. The performances are scheduled for 10:20 a.m. at the Doheny Campus and 3 p.m. at the Chalon Campus. Check the College's calendar for location details.

Mount Alum Day Draws Crowd

Mount Alum Day Draws CrowdOn Oct. 9, more than 200 alums gathered at the Chalon Campus to celebrate Mount Alum Day 2010 and the 85th anniversary of Mount St. Mary's College. The day featured afternoon workshops on buying a house, navigating new technology and the art and culture of Spain. Four alums received high honors: Sharon Leahy '60 was given the Service to the College Award, April Villerand '79 was given the Professional Achievement Award, Laura DiFusco '86 was given the Community Service Award, and Victoria Williams '05 was given the Rising Star Award.

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Student Affairs Staff Member Receives Professional Award

Faraah Mullings, director of student programming and commuter services, will receive the National Association of Student Professional Administrators (NASPA) Mid-level Student Affairs Professional Award at the NASPA regional conference in Portland, Ore., this month. The award recognizes individuals who demonstrate outstanding commitment to the profession and who have contributed to programs that address the needs of students.

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