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GSEP Faculty Hosts Film Institute for High School Students

Eric Hamilton, PhD, a GSEP Professor of Education, is holding a five-day film institute for high school students on October 25-29, 2013 at the Pepperdine University Malibu campus.

Hamilton partnered with Cinemagic, an award-winning organization that uses film to entertain, educate, and inspire young people. Cinemagic brought eight high school students from Belfast, Ireland to team up with eight American students from the local Animo Leadership Charter High School. The 16 students worked together to explore math and science concepts by creating a short film.

To learn more about Cinemagic, visit

Mara Leigh Taylor (MA '03, MA '06) founded Getting Out By Going In after more than five years of volunteer work inside prisons, teaching more than 600 inmates tools for rapid and lasting changes, and recently authored a book titled Women in Prison: Women Finding Freedom.