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.
Dr. Suresh Appavoo, associate professor of Education and Director of Dominican University of California’s Center for Diversity Initiatives, has been selected to receive a William Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board award 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 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.
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.
Jacques Charton, the Executive Director of Facility and Auxiliary Services for Dominican University of California, is responsible for implementing the campus’ transformation into the 21st century. He will be honored on June 15 at the North Bay Business Journal’s inaugural Facilities Managers Recognition Awards in Santa Rosa.
Te Manu Whakatakai “Taki” Te Koi, who scored a career-high 20 points in her final women’s basketball game, Kellie Hislop, who started the final 122 games of her softball career, and Mark Lewis, who helped lead the Penguins to a strong finish and fourth place in Pacific West Conference men’s basketball, were named the Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year at Dominican University of California on April 29.
Writer, human rights lawyer and diplomat Ronan Farrow will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree and deliver the keynote address at Dominican University of California’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 12. John R. Gaulding, founder and director of Sage Partners LLC, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the graduate commencement address, Friday, May 11.
The public was invited to participate in a free training session at Dominican University of California on how to identify Sudden Oak Death (SOD) symptoms and collect samples for testing. The session was April 21 in Room 102 of the Joseph R. Fink Science Center on campus.
Dominican University of California was the host team for seven other teams, including perennial powerhouse BYU-Hawaii, the No. 1 ranked team in NCAA Division II, at the Pacific West Conference Women’s Tennis Championships April 19-21.
The 12 registered candidates for the newly-drawn 2nd United States Congressional District participated in a debate in front of a crowd of about 400 in Angelico Hall on the Dominican University of California campus on April 17.
Anne Lamott, bestselling author of "Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s Son," spoke on April 11 in front of a crowd of more than 500 appreciative fans in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.
Jonathan Vinocour, Principal Violist of the San Francisco Symphony since 2009, will perform at Dominican University of California in Angelico Hall for the first time on April 22 to close out the 2011-12 Guest Concert Series.
More than 45 Dominican University of California students presented 39 poster and oral presentations from original search March 29-31 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Weber State University in Utah.
Dominican University of California is among a select group of universities invited by the Aspen Institute to be a part of a national dialogue in March in Washington, D.C. on rethinking undergraduate business education.
Ken Cook, President of Environmental Working Group, and Dan Imhoff, author of "Food Fight," were guest speakers in Angelico Hall on March 22 at a Food For Thought Author Series event hosted by Dominican's GreenMBA program and presented by Marin Organic and Point Reyes Books.
Jennifer Granholm, who in January 2002 was the first woman ever to be sworn in as governor of Michigan, will speak with her husband, leadership expert Dan Mulhern, on Sunday, March 25, in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.