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Las Donas 2015 – 2016 Calendar

Thursday, October 29, 2015
FALL LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM

Coach Valorie Kondo Field, Women’s Head Gymnastics Coach will speak on Coach Wooden’s Impact on UCLA Women’s Gymnastics

UCLA Faculty Center – Redwood Room

10:30 a.m.

Guests are welcome. Lunch reservations required $25.

Thursday, January 28, 2016
WINTER LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM

Thursday, March 24, 2016
MORNING AT UCLA

THURSDAY, MAY 26, 2016
SPRING LUNCHEON AND PROGRAM

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Las Donas 2014 – 2015 CALENDAR

Thursday, May 28, 2015
“Catch the Trade Winds in your Sails; Dream! Explore! Discover!”

Kit Spikings
UCLA Alumni Travel
Las Doñas members will travel around the world in 80 minutes!
So, hold onto your chairs for an exciting adventure.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Board Meeting, Member Luncheon and Tour

LUNCH in the “Ammo” Café
TOUR AT THE HAMMER MUSEUM

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Morning at UCLA 2015 – “The Language of American Pop Music”
— How Music Speaks to Us —

Professor Robert Fink
UCLA Herb Alpert School of Music
Professor Fink traces popular music’s divergent forms and evolutionary changes from the early 1920s to the present. We learned how and why music speaks to us, as he performed at the piano and presented a delightful overview of the musical theory and history that are unique to American popular music.

Thursday, January 22, 2015
Heroisms – Ancient and Modern and Homer’s Odyseey

Professor Kathryn Morgan, UCLA’s Chair of the Department of Classics
What does the word “hero” mean to you?
Professor Morgan discussed both ancient and modern heroism and focused particularly on the figure of Odysseus, a hero who was often presented as thinking “outside the box.”
Thursday, October 23, 2014
“It’s Easy Being Green”

Nurit Katz

UCLA Chief Sustainability Officer

Are you ready to become part of UCLA’s “Grand Challenge”? The Grand Challenge’s goal is for Los Angeles to exclusively use renewable energy and local water by 2050 while protecting biodiversity and enhancing our quality of life. UCLA received a perfect score as one the most sustainable universities in the United States. We look forward to understanding how we can take an active role in efforts to cut energy use, reduce waste, conserve resources and shrink our carbon footprint.

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Las Donas 2013 – 2014 CALENDAR

Thursday, September 12th, 2013
Jeffrey Averill, AIA, LEED AP, UCLA Campus Architect
“UCLA Campus Development, The First Century 1919-2019”
Mr. Averill has served as the Director of Design and Campus Architect for over ten years and will speak about the extraordinary growth and vitality of UCLA and its significance as a model for the 21st century research university. The talk explained creative solutions to the challenges of increasing density, the addition of new student housing, and an interest in sustainable design. The vision for the campus looks to the past while celebrating contemporary design and considering the future, to create a coherent educational environment that exemplifies architectural excellence.

Thursday, October 24, 2013
Professor Joseph Nagy, UCLA Department of English
“NEVER-ENDING STORIES”
Celtic Mythology and Folklore

Thursday, December 12, 2013
UCLA Luskin Professor Lené Levy Storms and Susan Kohler Speech-language pathologist
“A Conversation That You Won’t Forget:
Communication Techniques for Caregivers of Persons with Dementia”

Thursday, January 23, 2014
Perrin Pleninger, M.D., UCLA Associate Professor of Neurology
“Keeping on Your Feet”
The Neurology of Walking and Balance

Thursday, March 27, 2014
“Morning at UCLA”
Professor Timothy Taylor, UCLA’s Herb Alpert School of Music
“The Rise and The Fall of The Jingle”

Thursday, April 24, 2014
LUNCH in the “Ammo at the Hammer” Café
AND TOUR AT THE HAMMER MUSEUM

Thursday, May 22, 2014
Professor Teofilo Ruiz, UCLA Department of History
Catch the Trade Winds in Your Sail – Travel! Explore! Discover!
Professor Ruiz is a scholar of the social and popular culture of late medieval and early modern Castile.
He is an Alumni Tour leader to Spain and Cuba. He will share insights into Cuba of today, his birthplace, as it is again open for travel with many excursions offered by UCLA’s Alumni Travel.
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2012 – 2013 LAS DOÑAS CALENDAR

Tuesday, October 23, 2012
Fall Luncheon
Professor Eleanor Schapa: “Glamour of Old Hollywood: Architecture of the Stars”

Thursday, January 24, 2013
Evening Dinner with Dr. Michelle  Zeidler, UCLA Sleep Disorders Clinic
“A Good Night Sleep as Imperative to a Good Health”

Thursday, March 28, 2013 
Morning at UCLA                                                                                   Professor Chrisi Karvonides-Dushenko & Professor Deborah Landis
FROM UCLA’S Copley Center for Costume Design
“Costume Design – Influence of Fashion”

Thursday, April 25, 2013
Professor Stephen Dickey, UCLA Department of English,
A FOCUS ON THE OREGON SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL
“Immersion into Shakespeare” and “The Scenic Environs of Ashland”

May 23 , 2013
“PAC” People-Animal Connection
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2011 – 2012 LAS DOÑAS CALENDAR

Monday, October 10, 2011
Fall Luncheon                                                                                                       Dr. Kozue Shimabukuro, UCLA – Mattel Children’s Hospital
“Tsunami in Japan”

Thursday, January 26, 2012
Winter Luncheon                                                                                       “History of Banning Books in America”
Professor Beverly Lynch, UCLA GSE&IS, Information Studies Department

Monday, March 19, 2012
“Morning at UCLA”
“Travel Adventures”

May 23, 2012
Spring Luncheon                                                                                           Janet Pregler, M.D., Director Iris Cantor- UCLA Women’s Health
“Women’s Health”
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2010 – 2011 LAS DOÑAS CALENDAR

Wednesday, September 29, 2010
Afternoon Tea hosted by Mrs. Carol Block
Barbara Drucker, Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Arts Education, UCLA School of Arts and Architecture
“UCLA Art Department and the Arts Education Program”
UCLA Chancellor’s Residence, 2:00 pm – 4:00pm

Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Timothy Lindsay, Superintendent and Chief Horticulturist
The Virginia Robinson Gardens
“History of the Legendary Virginia Robinson Gardens”
James West Alumni Center, Founders Room, 12:00 Noon

Wednesday, March 2011
“Morning at UCLA”
“Italian Adventure”

Wednesday, January 12, 2011
Adam Winkler, JD, Professor of Law, UCLA School of Law
“Gunfight!: The Battle Over The Right To Bear Arms In America”
James West Alumni Center, Founders Room, 6:00 pm

Wednesday, May 12, 2011
Ed Schad, Curatorial Associate The Broad Art Foundation
“The Broad Art Foundation and Collecting Contemporary Art”
James West Alumni Center, Founders Room, 12:00 Noon
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2009– 2010 LAS DOÑAS CALENDAR

Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Chris Waterman
Dean, UCLA School of Art and Architecture and David Sefton, CEO & Artistic Director, UCLAlive!
“Wimoweh: The Lion Sleeps Tonight The Lion Sleeps Under Many Covers”
Royce Center Circle Donor’s Lounge, 12:00 Noon

Monday, October 19, 2009
Professor Anthony Seeger
UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology
“The Seeger Family, American Folk Music and UCLA:
Charles, Pete, Peggy and Mike Seeger in Los Angeles”
Gamelan Room, Schoenberg Hall, 6:00 PM
Dinner: Sequoia Room, UCLA Faculty Center

Tuesday, March 23, 2010
“Morning at UCLA”
“Italy and Greece, Customs: Connecting People Through Food and Travel”
UCLA Faculty Center, 9:30 AM

Thursday, January 28, 2010
Professor Paul Bergman, UCLA School of Law
“Reel Justice: The Courtroom Goes To The Movies!”
Hacienda Room, UCLA Faculty Center, 6:00 PM

Thursday, May 27, 2010
Dr. Gary Small, M.D.:
“Women and Brain Health–Insights and Strategies”
Dr. Anne Coleman, M.D., Ph.D.:
“Women and Eye Health”
RPB Auditorium, Jules Stein Eye Institute, 11: 00 AM
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2008 – 2009 LAS DOÑAS CALENDAR

Tuesday, September 23, 2008
David Sefton, CEO & Artistic Director, UCLAlive!
“The Art of Theatre in the
Age of Technology”
Behind the Scenes Tour of Royce Hall
Luncheon in Royce Center Circle Donor’s Lounge

Thursday, October 23, 2008
Professor Howard Suber
UCLA School of Theatre, Film & Television
“The Power of Film”
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room, 6:15 PM

Thursday, March 26, 2009
“Morning at UCLA”
“From the Sublime to the Ridiculous”:
“Renowned Architect Paul Williams & Flamboyant Designer Tony Duquette”
UCLA Faculty Center – California Room, 9:30 AM

Thursday, January 29, 2009
Dr. David Feinberg, M.D., M.B.A.
Associate Vice Chancellor & CEO,
UCLA Hospital System
“Update on the New UCLA Medical Center”
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room, 6:00 PM

Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Professor David Rodes
Director Emeritus, Grunwald Center for the
Graphic Arts, Hammer Museum
Shakespeare’s “Taming of the Shrew”
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room, 12:00 Noon
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2007 – 2008 LAS DOÑAS CALENDAR

Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Valerie Kondos Field
Head Coach, Women’s Gymnastics
“Integrity and Excellence in
Gymnastics and Life”
James West Alumni Center at UCLA, 5:00 PM

Thursday, December 13, 2007
JoAnn Giaconi, M.D.
“Latest Advances in Glaucoma Research”
Lecture in RPB Auditorium
Lunch in adjoining Adam Room
Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA, 11:30 AM

Thursday, March 20, 2008
“Morning at UCLA”
Art and Culture of Scandinavia
UCLA Covel Commons, 9:30 AM

Tuesday, February 26, 2008
Professor Robert N. Watson
UCLA Department of English
“Modern Stories, Renaissance Pictures”
UCLA Faculty Center, Sequoia Room

Wednesday, May 7, 2008
Dr. Albert Carnesale, UCLA Chancellor Emeritus
“Nuclear Proliferation: What’s New,
What’s Not, What’s Next?”
UCLA Faculty Center
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2006 – 2007 LAS DOÑAS CALENDAR
Tuesday, September 26, 2006
Tapas and Tour of the
Cathedral of Santiago de Compostela
UCLA Department of Spanish and Portuguese, 5:00 P.M.

Monday, October 30, 2006
Art Conservation and the Past
UCLA/Getty Master’s Program in Art Conservation Lab and
Costen Institute of Archaeology at UCLA
The Getty Villa, Malibu, 11:00 A.M.

Tuesday, March 27, 2007
“Morning at UCLA”
Stem Cell Strategies: Behind the Scenes
UCLA Institute for Stem Cell Biology and Medicine
UCLA Faculty Center, 9:30 A.M.

Thursday, January 25, 2007
“Integrated East-West Medicine”
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
Dinner and Program at a local Chinese restaurant, 6:30 P.M.

April 4, 2007 Meeting
Japanese Garden Tour, 10:00 a.m.
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2005 – 2006 LAS DOÑAS CALENDAR

Wednesday, September 21, 2005
UCLA Special Collections
Young Research Library, North Campus, 10:15 a.m.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Professor Beverly Lynch
“The Challenges Facing Our Libraries”
UCLA Faculty Club. 6:30 p.m

March 2006
“Morning at UCLA”

Tuesday, January 24, 2006
Ruth Kennedy
“The World of Exotic Orchids”
UCLA Faculty Club, 6:30.p.m.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Dr. David Callender, M.D., M.B.A.
“The New Replacement Hospital”
UCLA Faculty Center, 10:00 a.m.