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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.
Capacity crowd attends Ina Garten event
Celebrity chef Ina Garten, a New York Times bestselling cookbook author and star of Emmy-winning “Barefoot Contessa” on cable television’s Food Network, addressed a capacity crowd of more than 800 in Angelico Hall November 14 in the 2012 Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
New MS meets clinical lab scientist demand
Dominican University of California will launch a master’s program in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) with an emphasis in Molecular Diagnostics in fall 2013. The program, which will be the only CLS master’s program in California, comes at a time when demand for trained clinical laboratory scientists is growing both in California and throughout the United States.
Student project helps reach children with autism
A project-based thesis by three Dominican Occupational Therapy graduate students is assisting Marin County agencies in breaking down cultural barriers in the Hispanic community to identify children on the autism spectrum and connect parents to support and services.
Pianist William Wolfram opens 2012-13 Guest Concert Series
American pianist William Wolfram, winner of the Silver Medal in both the William Kapell and the Naumberg International Piano Competitions, opened the 12th season of the Guest Concert Series on October 28 at Dominican University of California.
Dominican students lead national exit poll study
Political science students are participating in a national research project designed by their professor focused on voting differences across the country and the media’s use of exit polls.
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 Fall/Winter of 2014
At Dominican, we offer an exciting array of lectures and presentations, musical and dance performances, art exhibits, receptions and home 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, or Dave Albee, 415-257-1308, in Media Relations.

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