Like hundreds of Dominican students, Rebecca Morgenstern is super excited about spring break, yet she is not seeking sunshine, a sandy beach, and hours of leisure time.
She has chosen 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 has been awarded a National Institutes of Health -- Minority Health International Research Trainee (MHIRT) fellowship to Nicaragua through UC Berkeley’s Global Public Program.
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.
Two Dominican MBA students have placed in the top five percent in a field of 1,132 teams participating in an international business simulation designed to teach strategy, as well as advanced business finance, cross-functional alignment, competitive analysis, and the selection of tactics to build a successful, focused organization.
In an article published June in Perspectives on Political Science, Dominican University of California political scientist Alison Howard examines how the Founding Fathers turned to art as a way to build a national identity.
Educators from the United States, Australia, and Brazil met on the Dominican campus June 17-21 for the fourth annual Big History Summer Institute. Dominican’s Big History faculty and guest lecturers led sessions focused on best practices in teaching Big History course and also touch on larger issues in Big History, such as the role of global ethics, the use of art and poetry, and meaning and purpose of Big History, and implications of the story for the future of the planet.
Fifty students from universities throughout the Bay Area spent six days on the Dominican campus June 3-8 building their leadership skills as part of the Dominican LeaderShape program. LeaderShape is a national training program for college students that focuses on supporting students to lead with integrity.
Award-winning broadcast journalist and artist Dana King delivered three “pearls of wisdom” from her long and distinguished career to graduating students at Dominican University of California in her keynote address at the University’s commencement on May 18.
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” for 2013 by the San Francisco Business Times in the publication’s May 3 issue.
Eve Ensler, bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Changed The World," visited Dominican May 22, as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
Students, faculty, staff of Dominican University of California and community members enjoyed food, music, dance, and games as Latinos Unidos celebrated its first Spring Festival May 4 on the Meadowlands Lawn.
Michael Pollan, author of four New York Times’ bestselling books, spoke at Dominican University of California on May 20, as part of the University’s 2013 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 students, faculty, staff, and friends began their Earth Day celebrations early this year as they performed the Global Renewal Planetary Dance on April 19. Choreographed by theater artist Anna Halprin, the two-hour event was held on the Forest Meadows Field.
Internationally acclaimed author and Marin County resident Isabel Allende spoke at Dominican University of California on April 23 as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
The San Francisco Chamber Players, Northern California’s premiere chamber ensemble, closed out the 2012-13 Guest Concert Series on April 21 in Angelico Hall on the Dominican University of California campus.
Science writer Mary Roach, author of "Packing for Mars," spoke at Dominican University of California on April 18, as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
Music industry legend Sandy Pearlman was a guest instructor teaching a class titled “Curse of the Hidden Music Business” April 6 and April 13 to students in the Communications and Media Studies Department at Dominican University of California.
Dominican University of California students, alumni, faculty, and staff participated in the third annual “Relay for Life” walkathon on April 12-13 in the Conlan Center. Organized by Dominican students, with the assistance of Campus Ministry, the 24-hour event raised nearly $10,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Following a nationwide search, Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy has appointed Brandon Leimbach as the University’s Director of Athletics. Leimbach will join Dominican from Colorado School of Mines (CSM), where he served as Associate Director of Athletics for the past five years. He also served as CSM’s Assistant Director of Recreational Sports from 2002-2008.
A team of dedicated undergraduate students remained on campus during spring break March 11-15 to care for more than 300 corals, which arrived recently from American Samoa. The corals will help advance Dr. Vania Coelho's research focused on preventing coral stress and mortality due to the rise in water temperatures.
When Stephanie Huezo arrived at Dominican as a freshman in 2008, her goal was to graduate with a degree in biology and proceed directly to medical school. This was until she started working as part of faculty mentor Roland Cooper’s undergraduate research team and discovered her own passion for research.
California Lieutenant Governor and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom spoke at Dominican University of California's Angelico Hall on March 6 as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
Members of the San Francisco Symphony and faculty from Dominican University of California’s Department of Music Dance and Performing Arts appeared on stage together at Angelico Hall on March 3 in Dominican’s Guest Concert Series.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke to another capacity crowd at Dominican's Angelico Hall on February 21 as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
Dominican students Jocelle Flores and Daniela Leyva have been selected to help launch a statewide program designed to support student leaders advancing service-learning and community engagement at California colleges and universities.
Dominican University political scientist Alison Howard and colleague Donna Hoffman, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa, have spent almost a decade studying how presidents use the State of the Union Address to communicate with the public and request legislation of Congress.
Dominican University of California has received a $1 million gift from alumna Susan Johann Gilardi in support of The Sandy Peeples Endowed Scholarship. The fund provides financial assistance to low-income Bay Area students who understand their own role in giving back to their communities.
In a wide-ranging lecture on February 7, Dr. Joseph S. Francisco, past president of the American Chemical Society and a professor of chemistry and earth & atmospheric science at Purdue University, discussed chemical findings related to the destruction of the ozone layer, the creation of alternatives to harmful Chlorofluorocarbons, and the possibility of earlier life on Mars.