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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.

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