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VoteSmart Challenge 2012 makes positive impact
Educating students about key policy issues and reinforcing the importance of being knowledgeable and involved in the electoral process was achieved at Dominican University of California’s VoteSmart Challenge ’12 on October 23 in Angelico Hall.
Dominican hosts town hall forum for candidates
A town hall-style forum featuring candidates for the U.S. 2nd District Congressional seat and the California 10th District Assembly seat was held October 8 in Dominican University of California’s Angelico Hall.
Large crowd hears Salman Rushdie speak at Dominican
Salman Rushdie, bestselling author of "Midnight’s Children" and "The Satanic Verses," addressed an appreciative crowd of close to 700 in Angelico Hall on September 25 in the 2012 Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
GreenMBA unveils sustainable performance metric
Rating how well a car treats the environment – as well as handles the road – was the goal of a project designed by students in Dominican’s MBA in Sustainable Enterprise (Green MBA) program.
Researchers present cultural communication findings
A healthcare professional’s ability to communicate effectively with culturally and ethnically diverse patients is critical in today’s healthcare settings. However, an ongoing study by researchers from Dominican University of California shows that the healthcare sector must provide more opportunities for healthcare professionals to learn and practice cross-cultural communication.
What's happening at Dominican in Spring of 2014
At Dominican, we offer an exciting array of lectures and presentations, musical and dance performances, art exhibits, receptions and athletics events. The following events are open to the general public and all members of the Dominican community. Most events are free, except where noted. Free parking on campus is available in the Conlan Recreation Center parking lot at the intersection of Grand and Acacia avenues. Contact information is included with each listing. For media queries please contact Sarah Gardner, 415-485-3239, sarah.gardner@dominican.edu or Dave Albee, 415-257-1308, david.albee@dominican.edu in Media Relations.
Big History opens ILS 2012 Fall Lecture Series
Dr. Fred Spier, Senior Lecturer in Big History at the University of Amsterdam, kicked off the Dominican’s 2012 Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Fall Lecture Series on August 27.
Dominican names Provost, Senior Assistant to President
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy has announced the University’s appointment of Steven E. Weisler as Provost and Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar as the Senior Assistant to the President. Both Dr. Weisler and Dr. Rodriguez-Farrar will join Dominican in January.
USDA, CDFA applaud Dominican research
Researchers from National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California (NORS-DUC) have successfully eliminated Phytophthora ramorum, the pathogen that causes sudden oak death, from the infested soil at a quarantined nursery in California using a non-chemical method that could be used at quarantined sites throughout the state.
Dominican's Suresh Appavoo wins Fulbright award
Dr. Suresh Appavoo, associate professor of Education and Director of Dominican University of California’s Center for Diversity Initiatives, received a William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board award in 2012 to work in the Republic of Maldives alongside government agencies and institutions of higher as they meet a growing demand for primary and secondary school teachers.
Dominican wins PacWest Academic Achievement Award
For the third year in a row, Dominican University of California has been named the winner of the Pacific West Conference Academic Achievement Award, this time sharing the honor for the first time in PacWest history with Grand Canyon University.
Hall joins Dominican as first Yin endowed professor
Dr. Randall Hall has joined Dominican’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics as the first Lillian L. Y. Wang Yin, Ph.D . Endowed Professor of Chemistry at Dominican University of California. Dr. Hall returned to his roots in Marin from Louisiana State University (LSU) where he served as the Webster Parish Alumni Chapter Professor of Chemistry.
Dr. Ching-Hua Wang named new HNS Dean
Dr. Ching-Hua Wang has been selected as the new Dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences (HNS) and Professor of Biology, effective July 1.
'Realm of Dreams' exhibit comes to Alemany Library
Barbara Andino-Stevenson and Phyllis Thelen, two women artists and Marin County community leaders, are presenting their own individual and collaborative work in “The Realm of Dreams" through August 30 at the Alemany Library Gallery at Dominican University of California.
Biologist receives NIH grant to fight malaria
Dominican University of California biologist Dr. Roland Cooper and colleagues from Portland State University, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and Drexel University have been awarded a $3.56 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance research focused on acridones, a group of organic compounds that show great potential as anti-malarial drugs.
Research finds cadmium link to breast cancer
Studies by researchers at Dominican University of California show that breast cancer cells become increasingly aggressive the longer they are exposed to small concentrations of cadmium, a heavy metal commonly found in cosmetics, food, water, and air particles.
Dominican congressional intern heads to Panetta Institute
Sydney Lewis, a junior majoring in Political Science and English at Dominican University of California, has been selected to participate in the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program.
President Marcy named Influential Woman in Business
Mary B. Marcy, president of Dominican University of California, has been named one of the Bay Area’s “Most Influential Women in Business” by the San Francisco Business Times in recognition of her 20-year career of exemplary leadership in higher education.
See Ronan Farrow commencement speech on YouTube
Writer, human rights lawyer and diplomat Ronan Farrow encouraged Dominican University of California’s Class of 2012 to “turn obstacles into opportunities” on May 12 when he delivered the keynote address at commencement.
Research finds cadmium link to breast cancer
Studies by researchers at Dominican University of California show that breast cancer cells become increasingly aggressive the longer they are exposed to small concentrations of cadmium, a heavy metal commonly found in cosmetics, food, water, and air particles.

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