Professor and politician Robert B. Reich , travel author and PBS TV host Rick Steves and Academy Award-winning actor Michael Caine headline the 2010 Institute for Leadership Studies Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
Dominican University of California President Joseph R. Fink on August 4 announced that veteran NBC News journalist and author Tom Brokaw will serve as the moderator for the California Governor’s debate between Republican candidate Meg Whitman and Democratic candidate Jerry Brown on Tuesday, October 12. The debate will take place at Angelico Hall on the Dominican University of California campus. The debate will air live at 6:30 p.m. on the California NBC Local Media stations including NBC Bay Area, KNBC Los Angeles, KNSD San Diego, on NBC affiliates KCRA in Sacramento and KSBW in Salinas/Monterey and will be offered to other California NBC stations. Brokaw, who was the anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News from 1982-2004, is currently a special correspondent for NBC News.
A year after becoming a member of the Pacific West Conference, the Dominican University of California Department of Athletics on July 9 received notification from the National Collegiate Athletic Association that it has been granted provisional status by the NCAA Division II Committee, a giant step for Dominican in becoming a full Division II program.
Dominican University of California, along with NBC Universal owned-and-operated California television stations, has extended formal invitations to the leading candidates for Governor following the results of Tuesday’s June 8th primary. Dominican President Joseph R. Fink extended the invitations to Republican party candidate Meg Whitman and Democratic party candidate Jerry Brown to participate in its California gubernatorial debate scheduled for October at Dominican’s Angelico Hall.
Dominican University of California, in association with the NBC Universal owned-and-operated California television stations, announced May 13 that it intends to host the 2010 Governor’s debate in October at Angelico Hall.
Calling it his best recruiting class “top to bottom” in his five seasons as head men’s basketball coach at Dominican University of California, Bret Tovani has announced four new recruits who will join the Penguins for the 2010-11 season.
In its inaugural season in the Pacific West Conference, Dominican University of California has been named winner of the PacWest’s “Community Engagement Award” for its student-athletes’ efforts on and off campus.
Dominican University of California has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Marin Community Foundation to establish the Dominican Center for Healthy Aging. The Center will build upon University programs in which students and faculty from the Department of Nursing and the Department of Occupational Therapy provide health and wellness services to low-income older adults in Marin.
Craig Robinson, head men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University and the older brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, appeared in front of about 300 people on April 27 inside Conlan Recreation Center then Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist Michael Chabon spoke on April 28 at Angelico Hall to cap the Institute for Leadership Studies' Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
A crowd of about 30 Marin residents attended an informational public meeting on Sudden Oak Death (SOD) on May 1 at Dominican University of California. It was part of a series of “SOD-Blitzes” throughout the San Francisco Bay Area from mid-April to mid-May.
Two-time Sonoma County League Most Valuable Player David Mendez of Windsor leads an impressive and versatile 2010 men’s soccer recruiting class at Dominican University of California.
The Windsor High School midfielder will join George “Yiorgo” Letsos of Carlsbad High School, Todd Mata of Cathedral Catholic High School in San Diego, Sam Vella of Junipero Serra High School in San Mateo and Jordan Rode of Arcata High School as incoming freshmen student-athletes this fall, Dominican director of soccer Jon Delano and athletics director Terry Tumey announced on Friday.
Craig Robinson, head men’s basketball coach at Oregon State University and the older brother of First Lady Michelle Obama, will speak at Dominican University of California on Tuesday night, April 27, inside the Conlan Recreation Center.
Dominican University of California will host an informational public meeting on Sudden Oak Death (SOD) on Saturday, May 1, as part of a series of “SOD-Blitzes” throughout the San Francisco Bay Area from mid-April to mid-May.
Five players -- all with success at the local, state and national level -- have signed letters of intent to play women’s soccer at Dominican University of California next season, Dominican Director of Soccer and Head Coach Jon Delano and Athletics Director Terry Tumey announced on Monday, March 15.
The final performance in Dominican’s 2009-10 Guest Concert Series was Sunday, March 21, when the Oberlin Trio – pianist Haewon Song, violinist David Bowlin and Amir Eldan on the cello – continued the prestigious Oberlin tradition of excellence.
Dr. Louann Brizendine, author of the groundbreaking New York Times best seller, The Female Brain, will appear at Angelico Concert Hall on Wednesday, March 31, to speak about her sequel, The Male Brain, as part of the 2010 Institute for Leadership Studies’ Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
For the third year in a row, Dominican University of California has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service for its commitment to and achievement in community service.
Senior citizens age 60 and over aiming to stay healthy and active are welcomed to join the second annual “Healthy Seniors Program,” a weekly wellness program offered by the Occupational Therapy Department at Dominican University of the California.
Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert attracted a delighted crowd of more than 500 to Angelico Concert Hall on January 27, as part of the 2010 Institute for Leadership Studies Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
Eight Dominican University of California alums, including “Volunteer of the Year” nominee Aeroshikha Rose Wolf, were among 138 nominated for the 17th Annual Heart of Marin Awards Luncheon on January 7 at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall.
Dominican University of California and San Rafael High School combined to stage a “Toys for Tots” men’s basketball doubleheader on Saturday night , December 19, at Conlan Center. The event was held in conjunction with the annual “Holiday Season Toy Drive” by the Ross Valley Firefighter's Club, San Anselmo Police Officer's Association, and Fairfax Police Officer's Association, who have joined together in an effort to provide toys for children in the Ross Valley community.
Former United States Vice President Al Gore, now a Nobel Peace Prize and Academy Award-winning environmental activist, attracted a sellout crowd of more than 1,000 on Nov. 9 on the Dominican University of California campus then David Plouffe, Barack Obama's presidential campaign manager, brought 500 more people to Angelico Hall two nights later.
Kathy Kosta, primary plant pathologist with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, visited Dominican University of California on Tuesday to conduct an informational session about Sudden Oak Death.
Dominican University of California has received a $989,798 grant from the 2008 Farm Bill to establish the National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California (NORS-DUC). Scientists from the national and international research community will conduct studies focused on understanding and controlling Phytophthora ramorum, the plant pathogen known to cause Sudden Oak Death (SOD) and ramorum blight on nursery stock.
NORS-DUC will be the first research site in the United States dedicated to the study of diseases of ornamental plants in a simulated nursery setting.
A dozen Dominican University of California pre-med students were introduced to and paired with physicians from Kaiser Permanente on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at a “kickoff” reception dinner at Dominican for its association with Kaiser Permanente’s Scholars and Mentors Program.
Ceremonies to celebrate the historic Edgehill Mansion renovation project and the traditional Procession of the Class Shields highlighted “Convocation 2009: Dominican Spirit Day” on Saturday, Sept. 26, as Dominican University of California commemorated the official beginning of the school year.
“Bay Area Backroads” personality Doug McConnell hosted a preview of Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan’s upcoming PBS miniseries “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Dominican University of California.
The free event, co-sponsored by Dominican, KQED, KRCB, Sierra Club, EAC and the National Parks Conservation Association, was held at Dominican’s Angelico Hall.
Bay Area artist Karen Haas exhibits her paintings and drawings at the Alemany Library Community Gallery on the campus of Dominican University of California through Oct. 24.
An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
The Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) program at Dominican University of California has been awarded a $75,000 grant -- $25,000 a year for the next three years –through California Campus Compact (CACC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America to support further development of Dominican’s Sustainable Practice Certificate program.
“Connecting People To Resources,” an autism information and resource fair co-sponsored by Dominican University of California, will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, on the Dominican campus from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dominican University of California is one of 637 colleges that will be honored on Saturday as Loyola University of New Orleans Class of 2009 dedicates a sculptural bench to pay tribute to schools that took in displaced students in the semester following Hurricane Katrina.
Dominican University of California has signed up to provide discounted tuition for qualifying military veterans and their dependents under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits program. The program, known as the Yellow Ribbon Program, went into effect August 1.
Former San Rafael High School volleyball star Tianna Tuatagaloa has come home to play again, practically in her backyard this time.
Tuatagaloa has transferred from Gonzaga University, a NCAA Division I school, to be a graduate student and play for Dominican University of California, which will begin play this fall in NCAA Div. II. The 6-foot outside hitter is practicing with her new Penguin teammates in preparation for their season-opening tournament at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park Aug. 28-29.
Katie Scherman, who will enter her senior year at Dominican University of California this month, has been named the recipient of a Prince Grace Foundation Dance Scholarship. She is a member of the inaugural class of the LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program at Dominican.
After years of service as a teacher, Dr. Mary Crosby, professor and chair of Dominican University of California’s multiple-subject credential program, has been named the recipient of the distinguished Beryl H. Buck Award for Achievement.
Students in the Dominican University of California/LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program will be traveling across the map this summer to attend a variety of prestigious workshops and training programs, honing their skills and gathering new perspectives.
The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr., two-term Mayor of San Francisco, legendary Speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as the most influential African-American politician of the late twentieth century, told graduates "your fate and your opportunities are in your hands" during the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
After a nationwide search, Dominican University of California President Joseph R. Fink has appointed Terrance J. Tumey, who for the past five years has served as director of football administration with the San Francisco 49ers, as the University’s Director of Athletics.
Dr. Mohammed El Majdoubi was named Dominican University's 2009 Teacher of the Year during the University's Honors Ceremony, Friday April 24. Majdoubi is a professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics whose stem cell research could yield treatments for neuroendocrine diseases.
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 Gwen Frostic.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dominican University of California has received a $1 million endowment grant from the San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation in recognition of the Institute’s efforts to promote lifelong learning opportunities for North Bay residents aged 50 and older. Now in its fifth year, the Institute has 520 students.
The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Dominican with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.
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.
Thirty-five research abstracts by Dominican University of California students have been accepted for presentation at the 23rd annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 16 – 19 at the University of La Cross in Wisconsin.
Dominican has earned the 2008 Community Engagement Classification designation by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dominican received the elective classification in both the areas of Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships.
Dominican's Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites the public to attend a series of lectures titled “From Laboratory Bench to Marketplace." The lectures will feature scientists from BioMarin, a North Bay biotechnology company.
Mix a highly charged presidential contest, an historic level of voter registration among young people, and a high-tech set of voting tools for taking the political temperature of an auditorium full of college students, and you have Dominican University of California’s VoteSmart Challenge ’08.
Napa County is the home to some of the country’s greatest vintners. But a new study by Dr. Asayehgn Desta, PhD, Sarlo Distinguished Professor of Business Economics and Quantitative Research Methods, reveals that the greenest wine-producing county in Northern California is Napa’s northern neighbor Mendocino County.
Dominican University of California’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites the public to attend its fall series of lectures, including a week-long seminar titled “From Laboratory Bench to Marketplace” offered in association with BioMarin.
Join Alicia C. Shepard, National Public Radio (NPR) ombudsman; key representatives from the campaigns of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama; and Dominican students in a candid discussion about the pressing public policy challenges facing our nation . . .
An exhibition of photographs by Nina Zurier will be on display in Dominican University of California’s San Marco Gallery from September 10 through October 26. The exhibition will feature more than 120 color photographs of landscapes, buildings, and interiors shot in Finland, Sweden, Spain, and the United States.
Cherie Blair will discuss what it was like to combine life as a working mother with life married to Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday, October 20 at 7 p.m. in Dominican’s Angelico Hall.
Fifty-three high school students will spend the week living and learning at Dominican University of California during the Marin Education Fund’s Summer Application Institute. Now in its ninth year, the institute has a 100 percent success rate at sending low-income students from underrepresented groups to college.
As a 2008 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-MIT Summer Research Fellow, biology major Elyza Genilo is spending the summer working in the science labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is one of only eight recipients of this fellowship—both from within MIT and schools around the country.
Dominican has joined forces with San Francisco-based non-profit Teach with Africa on a pilot project to send teaching teams to South Africa’s LEAP School. The LEAP School serves some of South Africa’s most economically and socially challenged students.
Students and alumni from Dominican’s graduate Humanities program will present their research at the second annual Joint Student and Alumni Symposium at Stanford University from June 27-29. The first annual symposium was held last year at Dominican.
Dominican awarded degrees to 475 students during commencement ceremonies this month. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey delivered the graduate commencement address on May 16. Environmentalist Huey D. Johnson delivered the undergraduate address on May 17. Honorary degrees were awarded to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and family services advocate Ethel Seiderman.
Students representing the LINES Ballet/Dominican University BFA in Dance program have been selected to represent the Southwest region at the prestigious National American College Dance Festival (NACDF) to be held June 4-6 in New York City.
The Fulbright Program has awarded Dominican University of California a grant to host two Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence during the 2008-2009 academic year. These international scholars will teach undergraduate courses in business and health care policy.
A new grant awarded to the University by the State Farm Youth Advisory Board will support a service-learning program designed to improve educational equity and access to higher education for at-risk and marginalized youth.
The Corporation for National and Community Service has named Dominican University of California to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction for exemplary service efforts and service to disadvantaged youth.
An exhibit featuring more than 70 vintage cookbooks, pamphlets, and food-related brochures will provide a flavorful overview of American history and society through the culinary arts. “Changing Tastes: Cooks, Books, and Popular Culture in Twentieth Century America" will run from February 16 through April 28.
The Project Vote Smart voter education bus will visit Dominican on January 30 from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. as part of a nationwide tour. This mobile voter-information initiative aims to provide access to the latest and most accurate information about 40,000 people running for office around the country this year.
Former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will offer candid advice to the next president of the United States during a lecture at Dominican on Thursday, January 24 at 7 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall.
Emergency management officials must work with social scientists when developing evacuation plans in order to ensure the highest degree of citizen cooperation in the event of a natural disaster, according to disaster expert Dr. Matthew Davis.
In her newly released book "Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present," Dr. Cynthia Stokes Brown melds traditional history with the latest scientific thought to create an accessible narrative of world history.
As part of a service learning project, students are working with officials from the Marin County Department of Health and Human Services (H&HS) on an oral history project that will help the H&HS as it develops the new Marin Health and Wellness Campus.
Dominican's Department of Occupational Therapy has partnered with the Marin County Commission on Aging and the Marin County Division of Aging to present CarFit, a program designed to check on how well senior drivers and their vehicles work together.
Civil rights figure, author, and Dominican University of California Professor Melba Pattillo Beals, neurologist Oliver Sacks, PBS television host Rick Steves, KQED radio host Michael Krasny, and educator Jonathan Kozol will appear at Dominican this fall as part of the Fall 2007 Leadership Lecture Series, sponsored by the University's Institute for Leadership Studies.
The popular Guest Concert Series celebrates its seventh season with an impressive selection of chamber performances by musicians of international standing, including violinist Axel Strauss, the Tilden Trio, the Alexander String Quartet, tenor opera singer Thomas Glenn, and musicians from the San Francisco Symphony.
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dominican University of California launches its fall session with an open house on August 31 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in Caleruega Hall’s Creekside Room on the Dominican campus.
People want to be ethical. They want to do the right thing. But on the way to figuring out what is right, they often compromise, rationalize, and manipulate the facts to achieve their aims, according to the authors of the new book about ethics in today's world.
Sixty Marin county high school students are spending the week living and learning at Dominican University of California during the Marin Education Fund’s Summer Application Institute (SAI). The program is designed for students who will be the first in their family to attend college in the United States.
Dominican University nursing professor Dr. Peggy Goebel is volunteering this summer with Project HOPE, a non-profit, humanitarian aid organization that partners with the U.S. Navy to reach out to regions in Latin America in need of medical care.
At a June 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony, Dominican offered visitors a preview of the University’s $20 million Science Center. The building is due to open in August, and a public open house will be held this fall.
Dominican has been awarded an $800,000, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare students for careers as special education teachers. The grant will support student scholarships as well as a teacher-training model created by faculty in Dominican’s School of Education that could be used by universities throughout the United States.
Melba Beals, chair of Dominican’s Department of Communications, was among the nine African-American teenagers who 50 years ago advanced the civil rights movement with the integration of Little Rock Central High School.
Dominican University of California’s Graduate Humanities Program and Stanford University’s Master of Liberal Arts Program invite the public to attend a joint student and alumni symposium on Saturday, June 23 from noon until 5:30 p.m.