Dominican students Jocelle Flores and Daniela Leyva have been selected to help launch a statewide program designed to support student leaders advancing service-learning and community engagement at California colleges and universities.
Dominican University political scientist Alison Howard and colleague Donna Hoffman, associate professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa, have spent almost a decade studying how presidents use the State of the Union Address to communicate with the public and request legislation of Congress.
Dominican University of California has received a $1 million gift from alumna Susan Johann Gilardi in support of The Sandy Peeples Endowed Scholarship. The fund provides financial assistance to low-income Bay Area students who understand their own role in giving back to their communities.
In a wide-ranging lecture on February 7, Dr. Joseph S. Francisco, past president of the American Chemical Society and a professor of chemistry and earth & atmospheric science at Purdue University, discussed chemical findings related to the destruction of the ozone layer, the creation of alternatives to harmful Chlorofluorocarbons, and the possibility of earlier life on Mars.
Former United States Vice President Al Gore spoke at Dominican on February 13 as part of the University’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage. Gore, who last appeared in the ILS lecture series in 2009, addressed a capacity crowd in Angelico Hall.
Dominican University of California has received a bronze level ranking in sustainability, according to the Sustainability Tracking, Assessment and Rating System (STARS) of the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).
In a cover story examining President Barack Obama’s second term in office, The Christian Science Monitor cites research by Alison Howard, assistant professor of Dominican’s Department of Political Science and International Studies, and Donna Hoffman, associate professor at the University of Northern Iowa.
Former United States Vice President Al Gore and former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright will speak in Dominican’s 2013 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
Research by associate professors of psychology Dr. Afshin Gharib and Dr. William Phillips was featured on National Public Radio’s live news talk program Talk of the Nation, as well as in The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Huffington Post. The research examined what kind of exams work best to test student knowledge, encourage retention, and keep exam-related stress low.
Sydney Lewis was once a member of The Harry Potter Living Learning Community at Dominican yet, what she experienced as a Panetta Institute for Public Policy Congressional Intern in Washington, D.C. during the fall semester was beyond her wildest dreams.
Educators have long debated the benefits of closed-book vs. open-book exams, with closed-book exams the prevalent choice in many courses. However, the results of a two-year study of almost 400 students by researchers at Dominican University of California indicate that open-book exams could well be a superior option when examining three outcomes: performance, anxiety, and retention of course material.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, executive Editor of Random House and former editor of Newsweek, was guest speaker on November 30 in the final edition of the 2012 Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.