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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.
Leadership Lecture Series welcomes Madeleine Albright
Former U.S. Secretary of State Madeleine Albright spoke to another capacity crowd at Dominican's Angelico Hall on February 21 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.
Students help launch new service-learning program
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.
NY Times cites State of Union Address research
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.
$1 million gift supports Summer Search scholarships
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.
Dominican stages One Billion Rising march
On Thursday, February 14, Dominican University of California was the Marin County location for One Billion Rising, the global movement and call to action to end violence against women and girls.
Chemist Explores Earth’s Atmosphere, Mars
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.
Leadership Lecture Series Welcomes Al Gore
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.
Rev. Williams, Mirikitani speak at Dominican
The Reverend Cecil Williams and Janice Mirikitani of San Francisco’s Glide Memorial Church kicked-off the 2013 ILS Spring Lecture Series in Angelico Hall on February 8.
Dominican hosts "Super Bowl Sunday" concert
If watching football on Super Bowl Sunday on February 4 wasn't entertaining enough, the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California provided a classical musical alternative.
Dominican receives national ranking for sustainability
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).
CSM, CNBC Feature Dominican Research on Presidency
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.

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