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Dominican honors Class of 2013 at Commencement
Award-winning broadcast journalist and artist Dana King delivered three “pearls of wisdom” from her long and distinguished career to graduating students at Dominican University of California in her keynote address at the University’s commencement on May 18.
President Marcy named Bay Area Influential Woman
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy was named one of the “Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business” for 2013 by the San Francisco Business Times in the publication’s May 3 issue.
Leadership Lecture Series welcomes Eve Ensler
Eve Ensler, bestselling author of The Vagina Monologues and one of Newsweek's "150 Women Who Changed The World," visited Dominican May 22, 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.
Dominican celebrates Reunion Weekend 2013
Reunion Weekend 2013 at Dominican University of California April 19-20 was a rousing success.
Latinos Unidos hosts first Spring Festival
Students, faculty, staff of Dominican University of California and community members enjoyed food, music, dance, and games as Latinos Unidos celebrated its first Spring Festival May 4 on the Meadowlands Lawn.
Leadership Lecture Series welcomes Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan, author of four New York Times’ bestselling books, spoke at Dominican University of California on May 20, 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.
Planetary Dance for Global Renewal at Dominican
Dominican University of California students, faculty, staff, and friends began their Earth Day celebrations early this year as they performed the Global Renewal Planetary Dance on April 19. Choreographed by theater artist Anna Halprin, the two-hour event was held on the Forest Meadows Field.
Leadership Lecture Series welcomes Isabel Allende
Internationally acclaimed author and Marin County resident Isabel Allende spoke at Dominican University of California on April 23 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.
S.F. Chamber Players in Guest Concert Series
The San Francisco Chamber Players, Northern California’s premiere chamber ensemble, closed out the 2012-13 Guest Concert Series on April 21 in Angelico Hall on the Dominican University of California campus.
Dominican welcomes Roach to Leadership Lecture Series
Science writer Mary Roach, author of "Packing for Mars," spoke at Dominican University of California on April 18, 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.
Music industry icon teaches class at Dominican
Music industry legend Sandy Pearlman was a guest instructor teaching a class titled “Curse of the Hidden Music Business” April 6 and April 13 to students in the Communications and Media Studies Department at Dominican University of California.
President Marcy moderates election reform panel
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy served as moderator for a panel discussion on election reform on April 4 in front of a capacity crowd in Guzman Lecture Hall.
Service-learning art project debuts in San Rafael
A public art project designed to highlight the issue of educational equality in Marin County was installed on April 26 along a freeway underpass in San Rafael.
Dominican stages "Relay for Life" walkathon
Dominican University of California students, alumni, faculty, and staff participated in the third annual “Relay for Life” walkathon on April 12-13 in the Conlan Center. Organized by Dominican students, with the assistance of Campus Ministry, the 24-hour event raised nearly $10,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Leimbach named Dominican Athletics Director
Following a nationwide search, Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy has appointed Brandon Leimbach as the University’s Director of Athletics. Leimbach will join Dominican from Colorado School of Mines (CSM), where he served as Associate Director of Athletics for the past five years. He also served as CSM’s Assistant Director of Recreational Sports from 2002-2008.
Poet/writer Kim Stafford visiting Dominican
Poet and writer Kim Stafford will be writer-in-residence at Santa Sabina Center and Dominican University of California, April 24-28.
Students spend spring break doing coral research
A team of dedicated undergraduate students remained on campus during spring break March 11-15 to care for more than 300 corals, which arrived recently from American Samoa. The corals will help advance Dr. Vania Coelho's research focused on preventing coral stress and mortality due to the rise in water temperatures.
NIH Fellowship Supports Malaria Research in Uganda
When Stephanie Huezo arrived at Dominican as a freshman in 2008, her goal was to graduate with a degree in biology and proceed directly to medical school. This was until she started working as part of faculty mentor Roland Cooper’s undergraduate research team and discovered her own passion for research.
Dominican welcomes Newsom to Leadership Lecture Series
California Lieutenant Governor and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom spoke at Dominican University of California's Angelico Hall on March 6 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.
SF Symphony members perform at Dominican
Members of the San Francisco Symphony and faculty from Dominican University of California’s Department of Music Dance and Performing Arts appeared on stage together at Angelico Hall on March 3 in Dominican’s Guest Concert Series.

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