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Largest Gift in University's History
Dominican University of California has received the largest single gift in its 115-year history, an unrestricted bequest of more than $5 million from the estate of alumna Alicia McEvoy.
Panel Discussion on Homeless Youth
Dominican University of California presents a panel discussion that will examine ways to end the cycle of despair, blame and homelessness amongst Marin County youth. The event is co-sponsored by Dominican's Service Learning Program and the Marin-based non-profit Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO).
The Descent of Inanna to Debut at Dominican University of California
A cast of more than 50 musicians, singers, and dancers will perform in Marcia Burchard's new opera The Descent of Inanna when it makes its debut at Dominican University of California Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6. The libretto is set in Sumeria (southern Iraq) and is based on the myth of the Bronze Age goddess Inanna.
Second NASA Grant for Science Center: Groundbreaking November 3
Dominican University of California has received a second award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to support construction of the University's Science Center. The $250,000 award was included as part of the 2005 NASA Appropriations Bill. This is in addition to the $1.5 million Dominican was awarded from NASA in 2004.
University Receives Grant to Support Service Learning Project
Dominican University of California has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Marin Community Foundation to provide continued support for the University's service learning project in 2005-2006. Service learning is a growing movement on campuses nationwide that integrates intellectual skills and ethical practices by focusing on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility.
Dominican University of California Hosts College for Kids
Dominican is participating in College for Kids, a new program created by the Marin Education Fund to nurture a child’s desire to attend college — with college day tours being one part of the program.
Dominican University of California Offers Assistance to Gulf Coast Residents
Dominican University of California, a private liberal arts university located in Marin County, is offering admission, accommodation, and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from the San Francisco Bay Area who are enrolled in universities affected by Hurricane Katrina.
Dominican University of California Junior Named Hollings Scholar
Desaree Williams, a junior biology major in Dominican University of California’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has been offered an appointment to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Ernest F. Hollings Undergraduate Scholarship Program.
Melba Beals Honored for Role in the Civil Rights Movement
Melba Beals, chair of Dominican University of California's Department of Communications and a Congressional Medal recipient, will be honored on August 30 in Little Rock, Arkansas, for her role in the civil rights movement. Beals was one of nine black children who integrated Central High School in Little Rock in 1957.
Grammy-Nominated Zap Mama To Perform at Dominican University of California
Grammy-nominated Congolese/Belgian artist ZAP MAMA will perform at Dominican University of California on Monday, September 19 at 8 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall in celebration of the launch of the University's Women and Gender Studies (WGS) program. The WGS community event is a component of The Woman Tour, a three-week initiative of film screenings and special appearances by ZAP MAMA to promote awareness of women's health in the developing world.
Dominican University of California Science Faculty to Conduct Stem Cell, Breast Cancer Research
Four scientists have joined Dominican University of California's Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics as the University moves ahead with plans to establish a biomedical research program. The new faculty members will involve undergraduate students in stem cell and breast cancer research.
Exhibit Features the Work of Photographer Rod Laursen
The work of photographer Rod Laursen will be on display in the San Marco Art Gallery, located in Dominican University of California’s Alemany Library, from September 8 through October 29. The exhibit is free and open to the public. Plenty of free parking is available in the parking lot at the intersection of Grand and Acacia avenues.
Dominican University of California Unveils Scholarships for First-Generation Students
Dominican University of California has created three scholarships for first-generation university students studying in the sciences. The Marin Future Promise Scholarship will recognize high achieving, economically disadvantaged local students who attend Marin Education Fund’s Summer Application Institute (SAI), which is held each August at Dominican.
Dominican University of California Graduate Named Jack Kent Cooke Scholar
Rocky Chavez, who graduated this year with a degree in biology from Dominican University of California, has been named a 2005 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Scholar. He was selected out of a group of nearly 1,300 nominations from more than 600 colleges and universities across the United States.
New Study Examines Tsunami Awareness, Preparedness in Northern California
Residents living along the California coastline need to be better educated and better prepared in the event of a tsunami. A new study by a Dominican University of California researcher shows that many coastal residents are both unaware of the threat of tsunami and unprepared to respond to either a tsunami warning, which could potentially give residents at least one or two hours to evacuate the area, or to a strong local earthquake, which could result in tsunami waves hitting the coast in a matter of minutes.
Dominican University of California to Host NCUR 2007
Dominican University of California will host the 21st National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 12-14, 2007. About 2,000 undergraduates from more than 250 colleges and universities will attend the three-day event. NCUR's announcement that Dominican won the competition to host NCUR 2007 brings to fruition nearly four years of work by the University to secure this major academic conference. The only other California university to host NCUR was the California Institute of Technology in 1991.
Richard J. Riordan, Alonzo King to Address Dominican University of California Class of 2005
California Secretary for Education Richard J. Riordan is the 2005 commencement speaker at Dominican University of California. Honorary degrees will be awarded during the ceremony to Riordan and to Alonzo King, the founder and artistic director of Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet.
Undergraduates Present Research at Two Major Conferences
Undergraduate research is thriving at Dominican University of California. Thirty-five students from the University presented their research at the 19th annual meeting of the National Conferences on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Virginia April 20-23. In addition, six Dominican students were invited to present research at the Western Psychological Association (WPA) meeting, April 14-17 in Portland, Oregon.
Dominican University of California honors Afghan Archeologist Zemaryalai Tarzi
Professor Zemaryalai Tarzi, President of the Association for the Protection of Afghan Archaeology created and based in San Rafael since 2003, will be honored guest and speaker on Sunday, April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at Guzman Hall at Dominican University of California.
Dominican University of California Inks Agreement with San Francisco Unified School District
Dominican University of California has partnered with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to train intern teachers this fall. The move comes as the district anticipates a shortage of teachers in math, science, and special education in fall 2005.

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