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Fall Lectures, Events, Music at Dominican

Dominican University of California welcomes the public to attend lectures, musical performances, and art exhibits during Fall 2006. The following events are open to the public. Most events are free, except where noted. Free parking is available in the Conlan Recreation Center parking lot at the intersection of Grand and Acacia avenues.

Editors note: All events listed below occurred in Fall 2006. Fall 2007 events will be announced shortly.

On Sunday, September 24, Lanny Davis, presidential counsel to the Clinton administration, will discuss the media, politics, and American society during a talk titled “SCANDAL: How Gotcha Politics is Destroying America.” His lecture begins at 7 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall.  The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 415-485-3202.

On Thursday, September 28, Brian Copeland, comedian and Broadway actor of the one-man show “Brian Copeland: A Poignant Story of Resilience, Courage and Leadership,” will appear at Dominican in association with the Marin Education Fund’s Educational Equity Week. The event, which is free and open to the public, begins at 7 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. For more information, call 415-485-3202.

On Sunday, October 1, Dominican’s Guest Concert Series welcomes the Tilden Trio to Angelico Concert Hall. The performance of chamber music begins at 3 p.m. Tickets are $18 for the general public and $15 for people aged 60 and older, students, and music teachers. Free for Dominican faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please call 415-257-0128.


On Monday, October 2, Dominican's Department of Campus Ministry and the Dominican Sisters of San Rafael are sponsoring a screening of An Inconvenient Truth. The film starts at 7:30 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. The screening is free. For more information, please call 415-257-0142.


On Tuesday, October 10, Dominican and Bon Appétit Management Company Foundation, in association with the Monterey Bay Aquarium’s Seafood Watch Program, will host a lecture and discussion about the precarious state of our oceans and the impact of over-fishing on the global environment. The event will feature a screening of the 20-minute film Can the Oceans Keep up with the Hunt?  along with a discussion led by one of the filmmakers. The event is from 9:30 a.m. until 11 a.m. in the Creekside Room. A free lunch follows. Please RSVP so lunch can be planned. Email ILS@dominican.edu or call the ILS Events Line at 415-485-3202.


On Wednesday, October 11, Margaret Starbird, whose 1993 book The Woman with the Alabaster Jar is cited as one of the most important sources for The Da Vinci Code, will present a slideshow and lecture titled "Decoding the Magdalene: Exploring Signs of the 'Great Secret' in Medieval Art" from 12:10 p.m. until 1:30 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. The event, sponsored by Dominican University’s Department of Humanities as part of the department’s Expressions Lunch Series, is free to Dominican students and $10 at the door for the public. For more information, please call 415-485-3236.

On Wednesday, October 11, artist Ann Weber will discuss her work, which is on display in the University’s San Marco Gallery, located in the Alemany Library, through October 21. The artist talk begins at 2 p.m. in the Creekside Room. For more information, call 415-257-0166.

From October 13 through October 15, Dominican will host the 21st annual California Indian Conference in association with the Marin Museum of the American Indian. Many lectures, activities, and exhibits are planned for this weekend-long event. For more information, please call 415-482-3545 or visit www.dominican.edu/academics/humanities.


On Monday, October 23, students of Dominican's Community Music School will present a recital at 7 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For information, please call 415-485-3236.


On Tuesday, October 24, Elizabeth Edwards, author of Saving Graces and the wife of vice-presidential candidate John Edwards, will speak of the power and importance of community in her experiences at home and in political campaigns, to the death of her son and her own battle with breast cancer. Her talk begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Shield Room. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 415-485-3202.

On Sunday, October 29, Arianna Huffington will discuss “Oil, the Environment, and Our Future.” The event, which is a fundraiser for Next Generation, a Bay Area youth empowerment organization, begins at 5 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. Tickets cost $15. For ticket information, please call 415-485-3291.

On Wednesday, November 1, author Thomas Cahill will discuss his book Mysteries of the Middle Ages: The Rise of Feminism, Sciences and Arts from the Cults of Catholic Europe. The event, which begins at 7 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall, is free and open to the public. For more information, call 415-485-3236.


An exhibition of the art of Dominican's Dr. Adele Rowland, O.P., opens on Wednesday, November 1 in the San Marco Gallery, located in the Alemany Library. The opening reception is from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. in the gallery. The exhibit runs from November 1 until January 2, 2007. For information about library hours, please call (415) 485-3251 or visit http://www.dominican.edu/academics/resources/library/about/hours.html.


On Thursday, November 9, environmentalist David Suzuki will describe his travels throughout the world and his meetings with international leaders, from Kaiapo chief Paiakan to Nelson Mandela to the Dalai Lama; and the abiding role of nature and family in his life. 7 p.m., Angelico Concert Hall. The event is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 415-485-3202.


On Sunday, November 12, the Cypress String Quartet will perform the music of Mozart, Dvorak, and Shostakovich at 3 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall as part of Dominican's Guest Concert Series. Tickets at the door are $18 for the general public and $15 for non-Dominican students, people aged 60 and older, and music teachers. Free for Dominican faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please call 415-257-0128.


On Friday, November 17, the Dominican Winifred Baker Chorale will perform its fall concert at St. Raphael's Church, 1104 5th Street in San Rafael. The performance, which will include Haydn's last mass Harmoniemesse, begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available only at the door. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family. Admission is free for Dominican faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please call 415-485-3236.


On Saturday, November 18, the Dominican Winifred Baker Chorale will perform its fall concert at St. Paul's Catholic Church in San Francisco. The performance, which will include Haydn's last mass Harmoniemesse, begins at 8 p.m. Tickets are available only at the door. Admission is $5 per person or $10 per family. Admission is free for Dominican faculty, staff, and students. For more information, please call 415-485-3236.


On Tuesday, November 28, the winter concert by Dominican Chamber Ensembles begins at 8 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 415-485-3236.


On Friday, December 1, the winter concert by the Dominican Chamber Singers begins at 8 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 415-485-3236.


On Monday, December 4, Dominican's Musical Theater Workshop will perform at 8 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall. Admission is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 415-485-3236.





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