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Reading by Poet Alicia Ostriker, Oct. 27
Poet and literary critic Alicia Ostriker will read from her new book, The Old Woman, the Tulip, and the Dog, on Monday, Oct. 27 at 7 p.m. in Edgehill’s Garden Room.
Dominican graduate cooks for First Lady in White House
When Curtis Aikens Sr. graduated from Dominican in 2013 with his Masters degree in Educational Leadership he never imagined he would be using his leadership skills in the White House in Washington, D.C. a year later.
Dominican Panetta Institute Congressional interns reuniting
Dominican alumni who participated in the Panetta Institute Congressional Internship Program as political science students will reunite this Friday afternoon when Leon Panetta, former United States Secretary of Defense, speaks in the Institute for Leadership Studies’ fall lecture series.
OT students presenting research at state conference
Students and faculty from the Department of Occupational Therapy will present their original research at the 38th annual conference of the Occupational Therapy Association of California in Pasadena, October 16-19. Of the 30 poster presentations at the conference, 10 are from Dominican faculty and students.
Health expert Atul Gawande speaking at Dominican Oct. 22
Public health expert, researcher and author Dr. Atul Gawande will speak at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Fall Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage on Wednesday, October 22.
Students examine biodiversity, conservation in Bali
Jazmin Vaca, Brandi Tacdol and their fellow Dominican students in Dr. Vania Coelho’s International Field Biology class know what they saw and sensed during their trip to Bali earlier this year was not something they could have simply learned from a book.
Jean-Michel Fonteneau opens 2014-15 Guest Concert Series
Conservatory of Music Cellist Jean-Michel Fonteneau opened the 2014-15 Guest Concert Series on October 12 at Dominican University of California.
Panetta speaking at Dominican ILS fall lecture series Friday
Former United States Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta will speak at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Fall Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage on Friday afternoon, October 17.
Accounting students attend CalCPA Careers Panel
Led by senior Jana-Cassandra Visperas, a dozen Dominican accounting students attended the CalCPA Careers Panel September 30 at Autodesk in San Rafael. The event was sponsored by the Young Emerging Professionals (YEP) section of the CalCPA Society.
President Marcy accepts "Business of the Year" award
Dominican President Mary B. Marcy accepted the “Business of the Year” award on behalf of the University at the 21st Annual “Spirit of Marin” ceremony on September 26. The award was presented by the Hispanic Chamber of Commerce of Marin.
U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand opens Fall Lecture Series
Kirsten Gillibrand, United States Senator from New York, openedDominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) 2014 Fall Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage on October 9.
Foundation commits $1M, endows Barowsky Fellowship
The Andrew P. Barowsky Foundation, Inc. has committed $1 million to establish a fellowship benefiting students of Dominican University of California pursuing graduate degrees at the University of Rochester.
President Marcy joins panel examining future of higher ed
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy has been named to a steering committee of college and university presidents that will assess the future of independent colleges.
Dominican's 2014-15 Guest Concert Series begins Oct. 12
Leading American pianist Kevin Kenner, a collaborative performance featuring Eileen Moon from the New York Philharmonic, and the Farallon Quintet -- the only professional chamber music group focused exclusively on the clarinet quintet repertoire -- highlight the 2014-15 Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California.
Academic, athletic events highlight Family Weekend 2014
A wide variety of academic, athletic and social activities greeted Dominican students, their parents, siblings, relatives and friends on campus for the annual Family Weekend October 10-12.
Dominican welcoming "100 Years of Poetry and Peace"
Dominican University of California’s School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, in partnership with Santa Sabina Center, is commemorating the beginning of World War I and the 100th birthday of American poet and pacifist William Stafford (1914-1993) with a series of special events titled “100 Years of Poetry and Peace.”
Convocation 2014 to honor academic excellence on Oct. 10
Each fall the Dominican community celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of its undergraduates at Convocation. Convocation is a time for students and their families to join with University administrators, faculty, staff and their peers to commemorate their academic success. This year Dominican will acknowledge more than 200 outstanding scholars on Friday, October 10, at Convocation 2014 at 4 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall.
Nicola Pitchford named Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy has appointed Nicola Pitchford as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Serving as the University’s chief academic officer, Pitchford will be responsible for supporting the academic programs and enhancing the student experience at Dominican. She also will serve as co-chair of University’s Budget & Priorities Committee.
Dominican praised as Marin ranks in top spot in California
Located in a historic San Rafael neighborhood 12 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, Dominican was lauded as one of the reasons Marin County is ranked No. 1 by a website as the best county to live in California.
TurboVote provides fast connection for youth vote
For the second year in a row, Dominican University of California partnered with an innovative digital platform — TurboVote — designed to allow students, faculty, and staff quickly and efficiently register to vote and stay informed about upcoming local, state, and national elections.

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