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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.
Exhibit Explores Cooks, Books, and Popular Culture
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.
Project Vote Smart Bus Plans Dominican Stop
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.
Study Backs up Strategies for Achieving Goals
Psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews has advice for those who put ‘stop procrastinating’ on their list of New Year’s resolutions: Share your goals with a friend.
Leadership Lecture Series Welcomes Madeleine Albright
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.
Understanding Human Response to Disaster
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.
Dominican Professor Examines Big History
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.
Oral Histories will Assist County in Developing Wellness Campus
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.
OT Students to Assess Senior Drivers
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.
Dominican Celebrates Science Center Opening
On October 11, Dominican celebrated a milestone – the opening of our new 35,000 square foot Science Center.
San Francisco's de Young Features Dominican Artist
Art instructor Livia Stein is this month’s Artist in Residence in the Kimball Education Gallery at San Francisco’s de Young Museum. Stein teaches printmaking at Dominican.
Leadership Lecture Series
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.
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey to Discuss Green Issues
Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey will discuss “Leading Change Toward a Green Economy” during a lecture at Dominican University of California on Friday, September 21.
Researchers Take Scientific Approach to Promoting Healthy Lifestyles
Dominican researchers are working with the National Park Service (NPS) on a nationwide project designed to determine how to encourage the public to use National Park lands for physical activity.
Dominican Breaks Enrollment Records
Dominican began its 117th academic year with record enrollment and its largest ever freshman class
International Musicians to Perform in 2007-2008 Guest Concert Series
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.
Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Examines Film, Music, Art, Politics
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.
Dominican Authors Explore Ethics in Our Diverse World
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.
Innovative Program Prepares First-Generation Students for College
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.
Nursing Professor Provides Humanitarian Aid in Latin America
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.
Dominican Unveils Science Center
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.
U.S. Department of Education Awards Dominican $800,000
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.
Dominican’s Melba Beals Honored for Civil Rights Role
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, Stanford Co-Host Humanities Symposium
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.
NIH Grant Supports Breast Cancer Research
Dr. Maggie Louie, assistant professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has received a grant of more than $150,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of breast cancer research at the University. Dr. Louie’s work focuses on the role that environmental contaminants play in the spread of breast cancer.
Business Dean Appointed Examiner for National Quality Award
Dr. Luís Calingo, Dean of the School of Business and Leadership, has been appointed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to the 2007 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The award is presented annually by the president of the United States.
EPA Grant Supports Green Business Office
Dominican has received a $222,222 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the work of the Region 9 Environmental Finance Center (EFC9), which recently relocated to Dominican.
Commencement 2007
For the first time in its 117-year history Dominican University of California will observe two commencement ceremonies. The move is necessary due to the increased number of graduate and undergraduate students. Of the 422 students receiving degrees during Commencement 2007, 293 are undergraduate students and 129 are graduate students.

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