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Dominican awards 576 degrees at Commencement 2014
Dominican President Mary B. Marcy awarded degrees to 576 students and Oscar-nominated filmmaker, actress and advocate Jennifer Siebel Newsom delivered the keynote address on May 17 during commencement ceremonies in front of hundreds of family, friends and guests at Forest Meadows Field.
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 2014 by the San Francisco Business Times in the publication’s May 2 issue.
Seniors earn jobs with California's top U.S. senators
Even before they collected their diplomas on May 17, seniors Daniela Leyva and Carson Niello had landed jobs as in the offices of California’s two United States senators.
Identical twin sisters identify with Dominican ideals
Graduated seniors Alissa and Briana Gumbs are identical twins from San Diego who came to Dominican and immediately identified with its four ideals: Study, Reflection, Community and Service.
Elizabeth Warren speaks to sellout crowd at Dominican
Elizabeth Warren, Senior Senator from the state of Massachusetts, spoke to a sellout crowd May 10 at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.
Dominican partners with biotech firm for project
Dominican University of California has partnered with DesignMedix, a biotech startup with ties to Portland State University, for a three-year research project aimed at advancing a new type of anti-malarial drug.
BFA in Dance students perform for "Spring Showcase"
In some ways, the LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program’s annual season-ending “Spring Showcase” at Dominican April 25-26 represented a fresh start for Hayley Bowman.
Novella Carpenter speaks at leadership lecture series
Journalist and urban farmer Novella Carpenter spoke at Dominican University of California on April 30, as part of the University’s 2014 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Leadership Lecture Series. The series is offered in partnership with Bay Area independent bookstore Book Passage.
Dominican welcomes alumni for Reunion Weekend 2014
Sister Gervaise Valpey ’61 received the Distinguished Alumni Award and Lorraine Barry ’86 was given the Sister Patricia Lyons Distinguished Alumni Service Award when Dominican hosted its annual Reunion Weekend with celebration and remembrance on April 25-27.
Business major attends AMS national conference
As a standout volleyball player and youth sports camp instructor at Dominican, Samantha Rains knows the value of teamwork.
Alumna presents at Art History Research Symposium
Alumna Laryn Hoytt, who graduated in December with a BA in humanities and cultural studies, represented Dominican as a presenter at the Fifth Annual Bay Area Undergraduate Art History Research Symposium on April 12 in the Koret Auditorium at the de Young Museum in San Francisco.
Ninth Annual Passover Seder at Dominican observed
All Dominican students, faculty and staff were invited to attend Dominican’s Ninth Annual First Night Passover Seder on April 14 at the Bel Marin Keys Yacht Club, 4 Montego Key, in Novato.
Dominican students present in 15th Annual Academic Showcase
The 15th Annual Academic Showcase at Dominican resumed the week of April 28 as students gave lunchtime oral presentations in the Creekside Room through May 1.
Dominican honors Melba Beals, celebrates diversity
Dominican University of California students, faculty, staff, and community members celebrated “Unity in Diversity 2014” March 31.
Record gift leads major transformation at Dominican
As higher education evolves to respond to needs of students and demands of employers, Dominican University of California has announced a major gift to transform the university through a series of initiatives focused on best practices in higher education.
Dominican unveils Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy announced the University’s School of Business and Leadership will be renamed the Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business in recognition of Andrew P. Barowsky, Chair of the University’s Board of Trustees.
SF Conservatory musicians close curtain on 2013-14 Guest Concert Series
Renowned San Francisco Conservatory of Music musicians Jean-Michel Fonteneau and Wei He joined Dominican faculty member June Choi Oh on stage April 13 for the final performance of the 2013-14 Guest Concert Series season in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.
Sellout crowd welcomes Jane Goodall to Dominican
Dr. Jane Goodall, DBE, United Nations Messenger of Peace and one of the world’s foremost experts on primate research, addressed a sellout crowd at Dominican University of California’s Angelico Hall April 4 as part of the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Spring Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage.
Former Panetta intern keeps passion for politics
Dominican alumna Juleah Cordi ’10 has a message for her generation when it comes to politics. Get involved no matter what.
Alternative spring break service trips inspire students
Like hundreds of Dominican students, Rebecca Morgenstern was super excited about spring break, yet she did not seek sunshine, a sandy beach, and hours of leisure time. She chose to take an alternative spring break.

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