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$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.
Gore, Albright headline Leadership Lecture Series
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.
Dr. Bartolini Named to Marin Women’s Hall of Fame
Dr. LeeAnn Bartolini, professor of psychology and co-chair of Dominican University of California’s Psychology Department, will be inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame on April 13.
Dominican Research Cited in Forbes Article
Research by Dominican University of California psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews is included in a new Forbes online article outlining “five ways to make New Year’s resolutions stick.”
NPR, Chronicle of Higher Ed feature Dominican research
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.
New V.P. for Advancement, Alumni Engagement named
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy has announced the University’s appointment of Kathleen Krueger Park as Vice President for Advancement and Alumni Engagement.
Honors student returns from Panetta Institute internship
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.
Researchers Study Effects of Exam Types
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.
MBA grad plays overseas with Harlem Globetrotters
When Tammy Brawner graduated from Dominican University of California with her MBA last year, she had a dream of traveling the world and someday working for Google.
Autumn issue of Torch magazine available online
The 2012 autumn issue of the Torch, a publication presenting current news about the people and progress of Dominican University of California, is now available online.
Pulitzer Prize-winner Meacham speaks at Dominican
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.
President Marcy announces largest gift ever at Dominican
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy announced November 14 that the University has received the largest ever gift in its 122-year history.
St. Lawrence String Quartet performs at Dominican
The St. Lawrence String Quartet, one of the world’s leading ensembles, made its debut appearance in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California on November 18 as a special presentation in the 2012-13 Guest Concert Series.

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