The same fungus-like organism that has infected thousands of trees with Sudden Oak Death is now threatening several species of popular plants throughout the United States, forcing nursery owners to take costly measures to ensure their stock remains disease free. Dominican University of California, in collaboration with the University of San Diego, the National Park Service, and Sunnyside Nursery, has started a yearlong project to determine how to control the spread of the deadly Phytophthora ramorum among camellia plants in nurseries.
Any parent who has tried to soothe an inconsolable infant, control the obstinate behavior of a loud toddler, or encourage a shy preschooler to interact with schoolmates has probably wondered at some point: Is this normal behavior? For those parents, Dominican University of California faculty member Jan Kristal has a comforting message: Yes, it’s all perfectly normal – for that child.
Enrollment at Dominican University of California is the highest it has ever been in the University’s 114-year history. Total enrollment for fall 2004 is 1,977, breaking last fall’s record of 1,766. The fall 2004 figure represents a182 percent increase in enrollment in the past 10 years. The University has seen a significant increase in the number of students from throughout California, especially Southern California. Further, the University notes an increase in the number of traditional, full-time students on campus.
Dominican University of California announces the first courses offered through the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). The OLLI provides six-to eight-week non-credit courses to the adults in our community who are 50 years or older. These courses present the chance to pursue the intellectual challenge of academic programs without the stress of grades, tests or homework.