Dominican University of California students, faculty, staff, and friends began their Earth Day celebrations early this year as they performed the Global Renewal Planetary Dance on April 19. Choreographed by theater artist Anna Halprin, the two-hour event was held on the Forest Meadows Field.
Internationally acclaimed author and Marin County resident Isabel Allende spoke at Dominican University of California on April 23 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.
The San Francisco Chamber Players, Northern California’s premiere chamber ensemble, closed out the 2012-13 Guest Concert Series on April 21 in Angelico Hall on the Dominican University of California campus.
Science writer Mary Roach, author of "Packing for Mars," spoke at Dominican University of California on April 18, 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.
Music industry legend Sandy Pearlman was a guest instructor teaching a class titled “Curse of the Hidden Music Business” April 6 and April 13 to students in the Communications and Media Studies Department at Dominican University of California.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.