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Spring Lectures, Performances, Exhibits at Dominican

Dominican’s spring semester of events includes talks by authors Germaine Greer, Dave Eggers and Daniel Goleman, a forum focusing on business ethics, performances by musicians from the San Francisco Symphony and Philharmonia Baroque, and exhibits of the work of Patsy Krebs and Gwen Frostic.

All events are open to the public. Most of the events are free, except where noted. Plenty of free parking is available in the lot at the intersection of Grand and Acacia avenues in San Rafael.

Lectures and Workshops

  • Tuesday, February 10. Afghanistan and Pakistan, a talk by retired CIA official and author Tony Arnold. Co-sponsored by Dominican and the Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California as part of the Great Decisions Series. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Alemany Library, Room 202. 415-485-3286.
  •  Saturday, February 14. Dr. Harlan Stelmach, chair of the board of Pacific Network for Mission Education and chair of Dominican's Department of Humanities, will host a pre-conference workshop titled  Dialogue Between Mainline Churches and Evangelical/Pentecostal Churches for Mission and Solidarity.  Rev. Edgar Baldeon, academic dean of Seminario Nazareno, Quito, Ecuador, and Marco Murillo, director of the Federation of Indigenous Evangelicals, Ecuador will be presenting. The workshop is being held to seek input from community groups and build solidarity in preparation for a conference in Quito in July organized by five seminaries in Ecuador in order to strengthen the relationships between the country’s Protestant, Evangelical, and Pentecostal churches. The workshop is free for Dominican students, faculty, and staff and $25 for the general public. 415-485-3236.
  • Thursday, February 19. The Department of Humanities presents A Scholarly Analysis of New Deal Programs and their Relevance for Today. Historical geographer and author Dr. Gray Brechin will discuss The Indispensable New Deal.  Paul Freeman and Leigh Marymor will discuss Federal Art Program Exemplified by Lala Eve Rivol.  New Deal historian Harvey Smith will discuss The New Deal Infrastructure and the Public Sector. The event begins at 7 p.m. in the Creekside Room. Admission is free for Dominican students, faculty, and staff and $10 for the general public. 415-485-3236.
  • Friday, February 20. The School of Business and Leadership presents How Bernie Madoff Scammed the Experts. Joseph Aaron, who as a hedge fund manager in 2003 warned investors to stay clear of Bernard Madoff,  will provide an overview of the history of hedge funds, explain what regulators look for when investigating allegations of securities fraud, and offer insight into how Madoff was able to fly under the regulatory radar for so many years. Aaron will be joined by Dr. Harlan Stelmach, chair of Dominican’s Department of Humanities and co-author of Doing Ethics in a Diverse World, and Dr. Luis Calingo, dean of the School of Business and Leadership. The forum begins at noon in the Creekside Room. 415-485-3239.
  • Tuesday, February 24. Energy and the Global Economy, a talk by Edward Quevedo, faculty, Dominican University of California GreenMBA, and special counsel and chair of the Sustainability Practice Group in Farella Braun + Martel LLP. Co-sponsored by Dominican and the Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California as part of the Great Decisions Series. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Alemany Library, Room 202. 415-485-3286.

 

  • Saturday, March 14.  The Department of Humanities presents a one-day seminar examining Native American spirituality. The event, part of the department's Building Bridges of Understanding Series, will be held in the Dominican Sisters Conference Hall from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. Registration is $30 at the door, with scholarships available. Lunch may be purchased in Dominican University's cafeteria. 415-485-3236.
  • Tuesday, March 17. Egypt in the 21st Century. A talk by Dr. Gigi Gokcek, assistant professor, Dominican University of California Department of Political Science and International Studies. Co-sponsored by Dominican and the Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California as part of the Great Decisions Series. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Alemany Library, Room 202. 415-485-3286.
  • Tuesday, March 24. The Arctic. A talk by Dr. Kenneth Frost, adjunct professor, Dominican University of California Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and retired scientist, Chevron, and Dr. Mietek Kolipinski, adjunct professor, Dominican University of California Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics and senior scientist, National Park Service. Co-sponsored by Dominican and the Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California as part of the Great Decisions Series. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Alemany Library, Room 202. 415-485-3286.
  • Monday, March 30. Germaine Greer will discuss her book Shakespeare's Wife: The Life and Times of Ann Hathaway. Part-biography, part-history, Shakespeare’s Wife is fascinating in its reconstruction of Hathaway’s life, and the daily lives of Elizabethan women. The free lecture and book signing begins at 7 p.m. in Angelico Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. No RSVP is necessary, but seating is limited. Co-sponsors include Book Passage and Marin Women’s Commission. 415-485-3202.
  • Saturday, April 4. Going Green in Marin: Land, Water, Food and Sustainability. A panel discussion will focus on sustainable food production in Marin. The program runs from 9 a.m. until 1 p.m. in Angelico Hall. The event is co-sponsored by the Marin History Museum as part of the museum's Growing the Future program, celebrating the rich heritage of family run farms and ranches in Marin. Tickets are $10 for the public/free for students. 415-454-8538.
  • Tuesday, April 7. Cuba after Castro. A talk by Alex Saragoza, associate professor of Chicano Studies, UC Berkeley. Co-sponsored by Dominican and the Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California as part of the Great Decisions Series. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Alemany Library, Room 202. 415-485-3286.
  • Tuesday, April 14. Universal Human Rights. A talk by Dr. Sophie Clavier, assistant professor of international Relations, San Francisco State University.  Co-sponsored by Dominican and the Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California as part of the Great Decisions Series. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Alemany Library, Room 202. 415-485-3286.
  • Tuesday, April 21. Global Food Supply. A talk by Manuel Gaspay, instructor of business, Dominican University of California School of Business and Leadership. Co-sponsored by Dominican and the Marin Chapter of the World Affairs Council of Northern California as part of the Great Decisions Series. The lecture begins at 6 p.m. in the Alemany Library, Room 202. 415-485-3286.
  • Thursday, April 23. Dave Eggers will talk about his highly-acclaimed novel What is the What: The Autobiography of Valentino Achak Deng. This story of the lost boys of the Sudan is an inspired choice as the 2009 selection for One Book One Marin. The free lecture and book signing begins at 7 p.m. in Angelico Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. No RSVP is necessary, but seating is limited. Co-sponsors include One Book One Marin and Book Passage. 415-485-3202.
  • Wednesday, May 13. Daniel Goleman will discuss his new book Ecological Intelligence: How Knowing the Hidden Impacts of What We Buy Can Change Everything. The bestselling author of Emotional Intelligence and Primal Leadership, Goleman reveals in his latest book the hidden environmental consequences of what we make and buy, and shows how new market forces can drive the essential changes we all must make to save our planet. The free lecture and book signing begins at 7 p.m. in Angelico Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m. No RSVP is necessary, but seating is limited. This event is co-sponsored by Book Passage. 415-485-3202.

Performances

  • Sunday, February 22. The Dominican University of California Guest Concert Series presents a chamber concert featuring musicians from Philharmonia Baroque, with Alexander Sung, harpsichord and Christopher Fritzche, countertenor. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Angelico Hall. Admission is free for Dominican students, staff and faculty. General admission is $18. 415-485-3236.
  • Monday, April 20. Students of all ages enrolled in the Dominican Community Music School will present their Spring recital in Angelico Hall. The performances begin at 7 p.m. 415-485-3236
  • Sunday, April 26. The Dominican University of California Guest Concert Series presents a chamber concert featuring members of the San Francisco Symphony, with June Choi Oh, piano. The concert begins at 3 p.m. in Angelico Hall. Admission is free for Dominican students, staff and faculty. General admission is $18. 415-485-3236.
  • Monday, April 27. The Dominican Chamber Music Ensemble, the Dominican Chamber Singers, and the Dominican Jazz Ensemble will perform at 7:30 p.m. in Angelico Hall. 415-485-3236.

 

  • Friday, April 3 and Saturday, April 4. A performance by students in the Dominican University/LINES Ballet BFA in Dance with Joe Bloom on piano. Friday's performance begins at 2 p.m. Saturday's performance begins at 7 p.m. in Angelico Hall. 415-485-3236.
  • Friday, May 8 and Saturday, May 9. Performances by students in the Dominican University/LINES Ballet BFA in Dance. The program will feature the work of three different choreographers. The event begins at 2 p.m. in Angelico Hall. 415-485-3236.

Exhibits

  • February 2 through March 8. San Marco Gallery, Archbishop Alemany Library. Patsy Krebs/Selected Paintings consists of selections from three different periods in the work of this Bay Area artist. Krebs taught at the San Francisco Art Institute and San Francisco State University before joining Dominican’s faculty. Krebs has received fellowships and grants from the Pollack/Krasner Foundation, the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, the Marin Arts Council and the National Endowment for the Arts. Call for hours. 415-485-3251.
  • February 2 through April 5. Rosenberg Reading Room, Archbishop Alemany Library. Embracing Nature: The Poetic Art of Gwen Frostic (1906-2001) features more than 20 illustrated books by Gwen Frostic, the Michigan author, book manufacturer, linoleum-block nature artist and papermaker. During her lengthy and highly successful career, Frostic created works which combined her great talents with both visual and written forms. Many of her texts and illustrations celebrate the native scenery of Michigan – flowers, birds, insects, animals, plants, trees – through the seasons of the year. The exhibition is presented by Dominican’s Department of Humanities. Call for hours. 415-485-3251.

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