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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Billy Collins, called the “most popular poet in America” by the New York Times, spoke to a near capacity crowd at the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Leadership Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California November 7.
In the October issue of Occupational Therapy in Health Care, a study authored by Dominican Assistant Professor Kitsum Li reveals significant improvement in memory and attention in adults with chronic acquired brain injury (ABI) using computer-based cognitive retraining (CBCR).
The Marin Math Circle at Dominican University of California launched its 2013-2014 season on October 23 in Guzman Hall with approximately 75 Marin County children, a record for the math enrichment program.
The 13th season of the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California resumed November 10 with a performance by leading American pianist Gustavo Romero at Angelico Concert Hall off Acacia Avenue on the University campus.
The works of Bay Area artists Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather are on display in “Tract,” a free art exhibition through December 17 in San Marco Gallery in Dominican University of California’s Alemany Library, 185 Palm Avenue, San Rafael.
Research conducted by scientists at Dominican University of California, Columbia University, the University of London, Princeton University, and Penn State University has led to promising advances in the quest to understand drug resistance in the human malaria parasite.
Father Paul Gabor, Ph.D., Vice Director of the Vatican Observatory Research Group, visited Dominican University of California October 21-22 to participate in a pair of free lectures in association with the University’s First Year Experience “Big History” program.
Bestselling author Elizabeth Gilbert, who soared to fame with her acclaimed Eat, Pray, Love, spoke at the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Leadership Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California on October 16. She was on stage in Angelico Hall in conversation with New York Times’ bestselling writer Kelly Corrigan.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Dominican University of California has received a second $1 million grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation in recognition of the Institute’s accomplishments in providing lifelong learning opportunities for more than 1,000 North Bay residents aged 50 and older.
Malcolm Gladwell, popular columnist for The New Yorker magazine and three-time New York Times’ No. 1 bestselling author, spoke to a sellout crowd of more than 800 in Angelico Hall at the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Leadership Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California on October 9.
Sixteen pre-med students will gain insight into life as a physician as they spend the year shadowing and learning from Kaiser Permanente Medical Group physicians. The students have been selected to join the Kaiser Permanente Scholars and Mentors Program, which for the past four years has paired Dominican students with mentor physicians.
Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) alliance with the Marin Women’s Commission was recognized at “Bridge to Equality,” the 43rd Annual Conference and Business Meeting of the National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW) in San Jose last month.
The 13th season of the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California began September 29, with a performance by the San Francisco Chamber Players at Angelico Concert Hall off Acacia Avenue in the University campus.
Bestselling author and environmental activist Bill McKibben kicked-off the 10th season of the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Leadership Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California on September 25.
As a result of research conducted at the National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California (NORS-DUC), the United States Department of Food and Agriculture (USDA) is launching a multi-state nursery research effort to eliminate the spread of the pathogen that causes sudden oak death in trees and Ramorum Blight in plants.
To energize the youth vote, Dominican University of California has partnered with an innovative digital platform — TurboVote — that will allow students and others to quickly and efficiently register to vote or request an absentee ballot online from their local election authorities.
Dominican’s Service-Learning Program was honored on September 10 by the Marin County Board of Education for its work with students in the Alternative Education Program at the Marin County Community School.
A newly published study by researchers at Dominican University of California shows that breast cancer cells become more aggressive the longer they are exposed to small concentrations of cadmium, a heavy metal commonly found in cosmetics, food, water and air particles.
Kevin Hines, author of “Cracked, Not Broken,” a book about him surviving a jump from the Golden Gate Bridge in 2000, presented “The Truth About Suicide” on September 30 in front of a near capacity crowd in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.
As the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) completes its 10th year as an academic program of Dominican University of California, it extends its reach further and deeper into Marin’s neighborhoods.
Bay Area photographer Victor Landweber presents "Things That Look Like Art," a free exhibition featuring Landweber's work on display through October 25 in San Marco Gallery in Dominican University of California’s Alemany Library, 185 Palm Avenue.