Emmy Award-winning personality, Food Network host, and frequent "Today Show" guest, Giada De Laurentiis spoke to a capacity crowd at the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Leadership Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California on November 16.
When David Mendez came to Dominican as a freshman, his goal was to score goals. He was the prized recruit for the Penguins’ soccer team and he was set to lead by example.
Now, as a senior, Mendez’s goal has taken on a different perspective. The student-athlete wants to connect cultural diversity and educational disparity. He wants to lead by teaching.
The Dominican University Debate Club sent three teams to the Third Annual UC Davis Invitational Debate Tournament on November 9-10, competing against 32 teams including UC Berkeley, University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount, Portland State, Claremont, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Laverne, Humboldt State and host UC Davis.
A team of five Dominican accounting students presented in the Deloitte FanTAXic national case competition in November, one of 71 teams from 49 colleges and universities across the country to receive the honor of being invited to participate.
Students from a variety of degree majors at Dominican are working with local high school students on a group art advocacy project that combines visual and textual research aimed at addressing issues of educational equity that the local youth face as children of Latino immigrants.
Dr. Melba Beals will retire from Dominican University of California as Chair Emeritus of the Department of Communications and Media Studies in January 2014. Dr. Beals joined Dominican in 1999 after a successful career as a print and broadcast journalist.
Annabelle Maginnis is one of many students in the Dominican Art Club who has discovered the value of an internship goes far beyond being paid to teach an after-school class to underserved middle school students in the community.
Austin Franks looks at life differently now.
When Franks, a senior graphics art major, came to Dominican from Seattle he was looking for wins as a lacrosse player. Now he is focusing on welders with an eye on his future. He is in the midst of a challenging transformation that is taking him from being an all-league lacrosse team captain and member of the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society to a photographer with immense potential putting together a unique senior thesis.
San Francisco Symphony musicians David Neuman and Wayne Roden joined Dominican University of California faculty members June Choi Oh and Craig Singleton in a unique chamber concert on February 9 as part of the 2013-14 Guest Concert Series at Angelico Hall.
Jane Goodall, United Nations Messenger of Peace and the world’s foremost expert on primate research, tops the lineup for the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
Alex “Sandy” Pentland, named by Forbes magazine in 2012 as one of the seven most powerful data scientists in the world, opened the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California on February 5.
Dominican University of California political scientist Alison Howard and colleague Donna Hoffman, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa, have spent the past decade studying how presidents use the State of the Union Address to communicate with the public and request legislation of Congress.
Isabel Allende, internationally acclaimed author and Marin County resident, returned to the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California on February 6.
Dominican junior chemistry major Jessica Hernandez, awarded a National Institutes of Health -- Minority Health International Research Trainee (MHIRT) fellowship through UC Berkeley’s Global Public Program, has arrived in Nicaragua.
Increased levels of partisanship in national politics, a polarized Congress, and a growing trend of civic disengagement among young people have led to an urgent need to re-engage youth in the political process, say the organizers of Dominican University of California’s Congress to Campus program.
A master’s thesis research study by three Dominican occupational therapy students in partnership with first responders could potentially reduce falls and fall risks in older adults and has led to development of a community program with the Novato Fire Department to enhance fall prevention services for older adults living in the community.
Like hundreds of Dominican students, Rebecca Morgenstern was super excited about spring break, yet she did not seek sunshine, a sandy beach, and hours of leisure time.
She chose to take an alternative spring break.
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, United Nations Messenger of Peace and one of the world’s foremost experts on primate research, addressed a sellout crowd at Dominican University of California’s Angelico Hall April 4 as part of the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.
Renowned San Francisco Conservatory of Music musicians Jean-Michel Fonteneau and Wei He joined Dominican faculty member June Choi Oh on stage April 13 for the final performance of the 2013-14 Guest Concert Series season in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy announced the University’s School of Business and Leadership will be renamed the Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business in recognition of Andrew P. Barowsky, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees.
As higher education evolves to respond to needs of students and demands of employers, Dominican University of California has announced a major gift to transform the university through a series of initiatives focused on best practices in higher education.
Alumna Laryn Hoytt, who graduated in December with a BA in humanities and cultural studies, represented Dominican as a presenter at the Fifth Annual Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium on April 12 in the Koret Auditorium at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
Sister Gervaise Valpey ’61 received the Distinguished Alumni Award and Lorraine Barry ’86 was given the Sister Patricia Lyons Distinguished Alumni Service Award when Dominican hosted its annual Reunion Weekend with celebration and remembrance on April 25-27.
Journalist and urban farmer Novella Carpenter spoke at Dominican University of California on April 30, as part of the University’s 2014 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
Dominican University of California has partnered with DesignMedix, a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, for a three-year research project aimed at advancing a new type of anti-malarial drug.
Elizabeth Warren, Senior Senator from the state of Massachusetts, spoke to a sellout crowd May 10 at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” for 2014 by the San Francisco Business Times in the publication’s May 2 issue.
Dominican President Mary B. Marcy awarded degrees to 576 students and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, actress and advocate Jennifer Siebel Newsom delivered the keynote address on May 17 during commencement ceremonies in front of hundreds of family, friends and guests at Forest Meadows Field.
The “Making of Leaders” certificate program in Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS), in partnership with County of Marin Department of Human Resources, has been named Honorable Mention in the second annual Innovation Recognition awards, also known as the INNY Awards, sponsored by the Marin County Board of Supervisors.
Less than two weeks after she walked on stage for Commencement to accept her BA degree in communications and media studies at Dominican, Mariah Chinchilla has stepped onto a bigger stage.
She is working for NBC Universal in New York City as a marketing coordinator.
As a former LeaderShape participant, Dominican alumna Leighia Fleming returned to the University the week of June 2 as a way to give back to the influential program as a cluster facilitator in the LeaderShape Institute Bay Area Consortium at Dominican.
Since 2008, Dominican students and faculty have participated in an outreach trip to Kiganda, Uganda to help its people with its water purification system, its school lunch program, its educational needs and its health center.
Eleven juniors in the LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program at Dominican were among 31 dance troupes selected to perform June 5-7 at the National College Dance Festival at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C.
Dominican’s service-learning program joined forces with local residents and non-profit organizations to support a community-driven research project designed to better understand the needs and interests of residents living in San Rafael’s Canal neighborhood and empower residents to take a proactive role in strengthening their community.
Dominican University of California received the PacWest Academic Achievement Award for an unprecedented fifth-consecutive season, as announced by the league office on Thursday. The Penguins displayed their prowess in the classroom once again with the highest cumulative grade-point average in the PacWest of 3.41, the highest mark in conference history.
Casey Lee Thorne was once told she was too tall to be a professional ballet dancer. Now, as a successful teacher, choreographer, and inaugural class graduate of Dominican's LINES Ballet BFA Program in 2010, she is soaring to new heights.
Dominican alumna Katy Bernheim knew when she was eight years old that she loved art. Now she is prepared to teach it at Dominican to children of the same age to make art a more memorable experience for them.
Fourteen Dominican nursing and occupational therapy students have returned from Mexico after participating in the Merida study abroad course, a four-week pilot program that combined intensive Spanish language immersion training instruction with community fieldwork.
A wide variety of sports and activities – ranging from dodgeball to paddleboarding to zumba – is offered to Dominican students this fall as Dominican Recreational Sports has greatly expanded its schedule.
Forty students reported for duty in Guzman Hall August 22 for Dominican's new MBA Boot Camp. The boot camp was just one feature of the University's newly launched Master of Business Administration, offered through the Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business.
Kelsea Vaughan (’15), political science and international studies double major, English literature minor, is spending the fall semester in Washington, DC as a Panetta Congressional Intern, working in the office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui's office (D-CA 6).
Former United States Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta and musician Carlos Santana top the lineup for the 11th season of the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
Dr. Matthew Davis, professor of psychology, talked with several media outlets, including KCBS Radio in San Francisco and the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, in the days following the August 24 Northern California earthquake. Davis is a disaster psychologist whose research focuses on how people respond to natural disaster, as well as attitudes toward disaster preparedness.
For the second year in a row, Dominican University of California partnered with an innovative digital platform — TurboVote — designed to allow students, faculty, and staff quickly and efficiently register to vote and stay informed about upcoming local, state, and national elections.
Located in a historic San Rafael neighborhood 12 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, Dominican was lauded as one of the reasons Marin County is ranked No. 1 by a website as the best county to live in California.
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy has appointed Nicola Pitchford as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Serving as the University’s chief academic officer, Pitchford will be responsible for supporting the academic programs and enhancing the student experience at Dominican. She also will serve as co-chair of University’s Budget & Priorities Committee.
Each fall the Dominican community celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of its undergraduates at Convocation.
Convocation is a time for students and their families to join with University administrators, faculty, staff and their peers to commemorate their academic success.
This year Dominican will acknowledge more than 200 outstanding scholars on Friday, October 10, at Convocation 2014 at 4 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall.
Dominican University of California’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, in partnership with Santa Sabina Center, is commemorating the beginning of World War I and the 100th birthday of American poet and pacifist William Stafford (1914-1993) with a series of special events titled “100 Years of Poetry and Peace.”
Leading American pianist Kevin Kenner, a collaborative performance featuring Eileen Moon from the New York Philharmonic, and the Farallon Quintet -- the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet repertoire -- highlight the 2014-15 Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California.
The Andrew P. Barowsky Foundation, Inc. has committed $1 million to establish a fellowship benefiting students of Dominican University of California pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Rochester.
Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator from New York, openedDominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) 2014 Fall Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage on October 9.
Dominican President Mary B. Marcy accepted the “Business of the Year” award on behalf of the University at the 21st Annual “Spirit of Marin” ceremony on September 26. The award was presented by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin.
Led by senior Jana-Cassandra Visperas, a dozen Dominican accounting students attended the CalCPA Careers Panel September 30 at Autodesk in San Rafael. The event was sponsored by the Young Emerging Professionals (YEP) section of the CalCPA Society.
Former United States Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta spoke at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Fall Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage on October 17.
Jazmin Vaca, Brandi Tacdol and their fellow Dominican students in Dr. Vania Coelho’s International Field Biology class know what they saw and sensed during their trip to Bali earlier this year was not something they could have simply learned from a book.
Public health expert, researcher and author Dr. Atul Gawande spoke at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Fall Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage on October 22.
Students and faculty from the Department of Occupational Therapy presented their original research at the 38th annual conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California in Pasadena, October 16-19. Of the 30 poster presentations at the conference, 10 were from Dominican faculty and students.
Dominican alumni who participated in the Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program as political science students reunited October 17 when Leon Panetta, former United States Secretary of Defense, spoke in the Institute for Leadership Studies’ fall lecture series.
When Curtis Aikens Sr. graduated from Dominican in 2013 with his Masters degree in Educational Leadership he never imagined he would be using his leadership skills in the White House in Washington, D.C. a year later.
Berkeley artist Foad Satterfield, professor of Art at Dominican for the past 34 years, will present a solo exhibition of previously unseen works “Heart of the Matter: The Art of Foad Satterfield” from November 9 through December 15 in the San Marco Gallery in Alemany Library.
Magdalena Fitipaldi, an honors political science and international studies double major, represented Dominican as a delegate at the 2014 Millennium Campus Conference (MCC) in Boca Raton, Florida October 10-12, an event that attracted over 1,000 undergraduates from more than 200 universities and 50 countries worldwide.
Celebrity chef, media personality and restaurateur Mario Batali spoke at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Fall Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage November 1.