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Aspen Institute invites Dominican to national consortium
Dominican University of California is among a select group of universities invited by the Aspen Institute to be part of a national dialogue in March in Washington, D.C. on rethinking undergraduate business education.
'State of First Amendment' panel discussion at Dominican
A panel of experts hosted a “State of the First Amendment” discussion at noon on March 14 in the Garden Room at the Dominican University of California’s Heritage and Alumni House.
Dominican receives First Amendment Grant
Dominican University of California is one of six colleges nationwide awarded a grant by the 1 for All program to support efforts to raise awareness of the First Amendment and the fundamental freedoms it protects.
NBC's Tom Brokaw returns to Dominican campus
Veteran NBC News journalist Tom Brokaw, who moderated the third and final California Governor’s debate at Dominican between Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman in 2010, returned to Angelico Hall on January 22 to kickoff this year’s Institute for Leadership Studies' Spring Lecture Series.
Dominican basketball games airing on CMCM TV
Dominican University of California basketball has come to television. Dominican has partnered with Community Media Center of Marin (CMCM) to air tape-delayed coverage of Penguins men’s and women’s basketball home games at Conlan Center on public access TV. The first game – Dominican’s 51-48 upset victory over Chico State in women’s basketball on November 22 – was broadcast December 26,on CMCM Channel 30.
Severance joins SF Symphony performers for concert
Violist Nanci Severance, a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1982, will be joined by fellow SF Symphony performers Dan Carlson and Peter Wyrick on stage on February 5, Super Bowl Sunday, to perform in the Guest Concert Series in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.
Dominican GreenMBA graduate's business plan results in invitation to the White House, State of the Union Address
When Zach Davis was creating his Capstone business plan before graduating from Dominican’s GreenMBA program in 2009, it did not include a YouTube video, a telephone call from Vice President Joseph Biden and an invitation to the White House and the State of the Union Address. It just all worked out that way.
Dominican professor receives National Science Foundation grant to improve STEM education
Dr. Diara Spain, an associate professor of biology and director of the Honors Program at Dominican University of California, is the recipient of a SENCER-National Science Foundation sub-grant to develop a new General Education science course for non-science majors enrolled in the Honors Program.
Dominican approved for special education teacher training of children with autism
Dominican University of California will meet the growing demand for special education teachers trained to work with children with autism. The University has received approval from the accrediting body of the Commission on Teacher Credentialing to offer an Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) teacher preparation program. The Commission’s Committee on Accreditation (COA) voted to approve the ASD Added Authorization program at its meeting on November 5.
Penguins host touted teams from Washington in Dominican Classic men's basketball holiday event
Seattle Pacific University, the top ranked team in the NCAA Division II West Region men’s basketball poll in November, was the featured guest for the four-team Dominican Classic December 17-18, at the Conlan Center. The Falcons lived up to their billing.
Nelson Mandela University math professor visiting Dominican campus to improve education in South Africa
Dr. Hugh Glover, Professor of Math Education at Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in South Africa, is visiting the Dominican University of California campus through December 10.
Dominican GreenMBA graduate's business plan results in invitation to the White House, State of the Union Address
When Zach Davis was creating his Capstone business plan before graduating from Dominican’s GreenMBA program in 2009, it did not include a YouTube video, a telephone call from Vice President Joseph Biden and an invitation to the White House and the State of the Union Address. It just all worked out that way.
Travel expert Rick Steves draws near capacity crowd for ILS' 2010 Fall Lecture Series finale
The 2010 Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2010 Fall Lecture Series came to a close on November 10 when a near capacity crowd of close to 750 packed into Angelico Hall to hear Rick Steves, PBS television host and travel expert.
PBS' Spencer Michels hosts "Intergenerational Conversation" in Guzman Lecture Hall
A crowd of about 100 attended "Intergenerational Conversation: A Dialogue with Spencer Michels" on October 29 at Dominican University of California. The community dialogue in Guzman Lecture Hall was a free event.
Capacity crowd, statewide audience watches California governor's debate at Dominican
In front of a capacity crowd in Angelico Hall and a statewide television audience, Dominican University of California on October 12 hosted the third and final California governor’s debate between Democratic candidate Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Meg Whitman.
AARP Announces Sponsorship of October 12th Gubernatorial Debate
SACRAMENTO, Calif., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- AARP is a sponsor of the October 12 California gubernatorial debate at Dominican University of California in San Rafael. Dominican, in partnership with NBC, is presenting the debate between Democratic candidate Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Meg Whitman.
In Ticketing Provides Eco-Friendly Tickets to California Governor’s Debate at Dominican University of California
KQED Airs Live Statewide Radio Broadcast of Governor's Debate at Dominican
KQED, one of the most-listened-to public radio stations in the nation and its statewide news program, “The California Report,” distributed the live NBC broadcast of the California Governor’s Debate to public radio stations for broadcast throughout California. Tom Brokaw of NBC News moderated the Tuesday, October 12th one-hour debate between Democrat Jerry Brown and Republican Meg Whitman at Dominican’s Angelico Hall.
Guest Concert Series begins 10th anniversary season on October 17 with Ariel Ensemble
The 10th anniversary of the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California will begin on October 17 and this season features performances including the San Francisco Symphony Musicians, Philharmonia Baroque Musicians and the St. Lawrence String Quartet.
Autodesk sponsors governor's debate at Dominican University of California
Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering and entertainment software, is a sponsor of the October 12 California Governor’s Debate at Dominican University of California. Dominican, in partnership with NBC, is presenting the debate between Democratic candidate Jerry Brown and Republican candidate Meg Whitman.
Dominican University of California Extends Lottery for Governor's Debate Tickets
Record fall enrollment reported as Dominican begins classes for 2010-11 academic year
Dominican University of California today welcomed a record freshmen class of 343 to campus, marking an impressive 18 percent increase from the same time last fall. Of those 343 students, 181 are of minority descent.
Dominican launches California Governor's Debate website for October 12 event at Angelico Hall
Dominican University of California has launched a new website – www.cagovdebate.com – to provide up-to-date information and engage the community in the October 12 California Governor’s Debate at Angelico Hall on Dominican’s campus.
Robert Reich joins Michael Caine, Rick Steves for ILS Fall Leadership Lecture Series
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.
NBC News' Tom Brokaw to moderate Whitman-Brown gubernatorial debate October 12 at Dominican
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.
NCAA grants Dominican athletics "provisional" status
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 Invites Leading Candidates to California Governor’s Debate
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 Plans to Host 2010 General Election California Governor’s Debate
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.
Dominican wins PacWest's Academic Achievement Award
Dominican University of California capped its first season in NCAA Division II competition by being named the top school in the classroom in the Pacific West Conference.
Penguins men's basketball touts top recruiting class
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.
Dominican wins PacWest Community Engagement award
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.
Evvy Eisen's OYSTER FARM exhibit opens at Dominican
Acclaimed photographer Evvy Eisen is presenting her latest photographic essay – OYSTER FARM – through June 28 in Alemany Library at Dominican University of California.
Gavin Newsom delivers address at Dominican
San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom delivered a crowd-pleasing 18-minute address on Saturday, May 15, to 285 undergraduates at commencement ceremonies at Dominican University of California.
MCF grant aids Center for Healthy Aging at Dominican
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.
ILS Spring Lecture Series ends with Chabon, Robinson
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.
Sudden Oak Death public meeting at Dominican
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.
Dominican announces 2010 men's soccer recruits
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.
"Career In The Arts Day" panelists announced
The Dominican University of California Department of Art, Art History and Design will present “Careers In The Arts 2010 Day” Monday, April 19, from 1:30-5 p.m. in University’s Creekside Room.
Michelle Obama's brother joins Dominican ILS lecture list
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 to host public meeting on Sudden Oak Death
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.
Dominican lists 2010 women's soccer recruiting class
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.
Oberlin Trio closes curtain on Guest Concert Series
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 next in ILS spring lecture series
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.
Dominican named to President's Community Honor Roll
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.
Healthy Seniors Program returns to Dominican
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.
Gilbert draws big crowd to Spring Lecture Series
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.
Dominican alums nominated for Heart of Marin Awards
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.
"Free" basketball doubleheader benefits toy drive
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.
Fall Lecture Series ends with Al Gore, David Plouffe
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.
Dominican hosts public meeting on Sudden Oak Death
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 gets $1 million grant for national research site
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.
Graffiti artist, "Garden Grows" on display at Dominican
West coast graffiti artist "Sorrow One" will join Karrie Hovey’s exhibition “The Garden Grows” on display in Alemany Library at Dominican University of California.
Dominican students enter Kaiser mentoring program
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.
Crowd of 1,200 attends inaugural Spirit Day at Dominican
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.
Ken Burns' PBS miniseries preview shown at Dominican
“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.
Karen Haas art opening reception at Dominican
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.
PACE program earns service-learning grant from CACC
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.
Dominican to host autism resource fair
“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 honored by "Katrina Class" in New Orleans
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 boasts Yellow Ribbon Program
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.
Dominican volleyball team adds star player
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.
Dr. Leslie Ross publishes new book
Dr. Leslie Ross, Professor and Chair of the Art History program at Dominican University of California, has authored “Art and Architecture of the World’s Religions” through Greenwood Press.
Dominican dancer honored
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.
Dr. Mary Crosby wins Buck Award
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.
Dance Students Share Talent Nationwide
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.
Dominican, Stanford Host Humanities Symposium
Students and alumni from Dominican’s graduate Humanities program will present their research at the third annual Joint Student and Alumni Symposium at Stanford University from June 26-28.
Honorable Willie Brown Delivers Commencement Address
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.
Terry Tumey, Director of Athletics
NFL Executive Appointed Director of Athletics
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.
Stem Cell Researcher Named Teacher of the Year
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.
Spring Lectures, Events, Performances 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 Gwen Frostic.
Dominican’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Receives $1 Million Endowment
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.
Dominican Named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service
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.
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.
35 Students Accepted to Present Research at NCUR
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 Basketball: Men, Women Defeat CSU Maritime Academy
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams enjoyed wins over CSU Maritime Academy Tuesday night.
Dominican Earns Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
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.
The Dominican/BioMarin Lecture Series
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.
VoteSmart Challenge '08
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.
Alonzo King Receives Mayor’s Art Award
Alonzo King, artistic director of Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet and artistic director of the Dominican BFA in dance program, has been awarded the Mayor’s Art Award by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Business Student One of 10 Nationwide to Receive Prestigious Scholarship
Junior Maribel Mendieta has been selected as a 2008 Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/Citi Fellow. She is one of only 10 students nationwide to receive this competitive scholarship.
Research Examines Sustainable Wine Production
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's Science Lecture Series
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.
The VoteSmart Challenge '08
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 . . .
Nina Zurier Photography Exhibit
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.
Leadership Lecture Series Welcomes Cherie Blair
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.
Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace to Discuss "The Bonesetter's Daughter"
Author Amy Tan and composer Stewart Wallace will discuss the making of the opera "The Bonesetter's Daughter" on Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in Dominican's Angelico Hall.
Innovative Master's Program Focuses on Age Research
Dominican University of California and the Buck Institute for Age Research this month launch the country’s first master’s program in biological sciences focused on age research.
Dominican Welcomes New Students
Fall 2008 New Undergraduate Student Orientation: August 20-25, 2008.
Dominican Hosts Marin Education Fund's Summer Application Institute
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.
Biology Student Named MIT Summer Research Fellow
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.
Education, Business Students Spend Summer Teaching at South Africa's LEAP School
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.
Dominican, Stanford Host Second Annual Humanities Symposium
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 Celebrates 118th Commencement
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.
LINES Students to Present at National American College Dance Festival
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.
Biology Senior Wins Competitive Fellowship
Senior biology major Joyce Valencia has been awarded a highly competitive Summer Research Fellowship from the Endocrine Society.
New Master's Program Focuses on Age Research
Dominican has partnered with the Buck Institute for Age Research to launch the country’s first master’s program in biological sciences focused on age research.
Fulbright Grant Brings Scholars to Dominican
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.
Students Work with At-Risk Youth to Improve Educational Equity
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.
Dominican Honored for Community Service
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.

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