• Sitting in Sound

    Jul 15| Special Event
    Jesse Fleming, A Theory of Everything, 2015, Installation view.
  • Opening Reception

    Jul 15| Special Event

    L: Nora Slade, Kate Mouse Mickey Moss, 2014, Photo transfer and fabric paint on sweatshirt, cardboard and found objects. R: Marisa Takal, I Love My Sister, 2016, Oil on canvas, 65 x 50 inches.

    Opening Reception for the two-person exhibition of work by the Los Angeles-based artists Nora Slade and Marisa Takal

    Light snacks and refreshments.

    Exhibition on view July 15 - August 19, 2017.

    Bolsky Gallery located across from Ben Maltz Gallery, ground floor, Galef Center for Fine Arts.

  • Amelia Gray is the author of the short story collections AM/PM, Museum of the Weird, and Gutshot, as well as the novels Threats and, most recently, Isadora, published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. Her fiction and essays have appeared in The New Yorker, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, Tin House, and VICE. She is winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, of FC2's Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, and a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award. 

  • Image: BijaRi, On the rooftops of Santa Domingo-Savio neighborhood as part of the project Contando con Nosotros, 2011

  • Luis J. Rodriguez was Los Angeles Poet Laureate from 2014-2016. The twenty-fifth edition of his first book, Poems Across the Pavement, won a 2015 Paterson Award for Sustained Literary Achievement. He has written fourteen other books of poetry, children’s literature, fiction, and nonfiction, including the best-selling memoir Always Running: La Vida Loca: Gang Days in L.A. Rodriguez is also founding editor of Tia Chucha Press and co-founder of Tia Chucha’s Centro Cultural & Bookstore in the San Fernando Valley. In 2016 Tia Chucha Press produced the largest anthology of L.A.-area poets, Coiled Serpent: Poets Arising from the Cultural Quakes & Shifts of Los Angeles. Rodriguez’s last memoir It Calls You Back: An Odyssey Through Love, Addiction, Revolutions, and Healing was a finalist for the 2012 National Book Critics Circle Award. His latest poetry collection Borrowed Bones appeared in 2016 from Curbstone Books/Northwestern University Press.

  • Raised in Philadelphia, with roots in South Africa and Trinidad, Zinzi Clemmons’ writing has appeared in Zoetrope: All-Story, Transition, The Paris Review Daily, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships and support from the MacDowell Colony, Bread Loaf, the Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, and the Kimbilio Center for African American Fiction. She is co-founder and former Publisher of Apogee Journal, and a Contributing Editor to LitHub. She teaches literature and creative writing at the Colburn Conservatory and Occidental College. Her debut novel, What We Lose, as well as a second title, are forthcoming from Viking.

  • Louise Sandhaus is a graphic designer and graphic design educator. She was previously Director of the Graphic Design Program at CalArts where she currently is faculty. Her recent book on California graphic design, Earthquakes, Mudslides, Fires and Riots: California and Graphic Design 1936-1986, co-published by Metropolis Books and Thames & Hudson, has received laudatory reviews from The New York Times, The Guardian, Eye, and Creative Review. The book received the Palm d’Argent for best art book at FILAF (International Festival of Art Books and Films on Art).


Program Selection Criteria

Program Selection Criteria

The International Steering Committee reviews complete, well-designed multi-disciplinary Travel Study course proposals each year.

The Academic Projects Manager (Provost’s office), Matthew Penkala, will gladly meet with you to discuss your proposal in the early draft phase. Given advance notice, Matthew can guide you toward a successful proposal.

Through the proposal process, we seek to create a diverse roster of multi-disciplinary course offerings. It is recommended that courses be open to students from all majors. The Committee tries to balance the number of new and recurring courses/trips while also making sure that the end set of programs cover a wide variety of topics and regions.

Strong proposals are thorough, meet the intentions of Travel Study directly, and include:

  • Evidence that the course/trip leaders are able to facilitate the course and proactively guide their students safely and deftly through the Travel Study experience.
  • Clearly and thoroughly articulated learning outcomes (academic goals and objectives) that serve the collaborating majors’/programs’ Program Learning Outcomes and tie directly to and/or are enhanced by the travel location(s).
  • The use of ETA or alternative (if necessary) Program Provider.
  • Program activities and field trips that take advantage of the program location on behalf of the course learning outcomes.
  • An assessment of the risks involved in and associated with Travel Study, and the specific course.
  • A course/trip budget that outlines all estimated costs and aligns directly with the itinerary; solidly identified housing, teaching spaces, and field trips.
  • Unique and specific opportunities not available elsewhere in the world; the basis for this course/trip’s being necessary, compared to other ways of studying the theme or subject matter.
  • A clear thematic/subject focus embraced by the collaborating departments; the coursework has been vetted and approved by each respective Chair.
  • A comprehensive pre-departure orientation plan.
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