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Dominican boasts Yellow Ribbon Program
Dominican University of California has signed up to provide discounted tuition for qualifying military veterans and their dependents under the new Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits program. The program, known as the Yellow Ribbon Program, went into effect August 1.
Dominican volleyball team adds star player
Former San Rafael High School volleyball star Tianna Tuatagaloa has come home to play again, practically in her backyard this time. Tuatagaloa has transferred from Gonzaga University, a NCAA Division I school, to be a graduate student and play for Dominican University of California, which will begin play this fall in NCAA Div. II. The 6-foot outside hitter is practicing with her new Penguin teammates in preparation for their season-opening tournament at Sonoma State University in Rohnert Park Aug. 28-29.
Dr. Leslie Ross publishes new book
Dr. Leslie Ross, Professor and Chair of the Art History program at Dominican University of California, has authored “Art and Architecture of the World’s Religions” through Greenwood Press.
Dominican dancer honored
Katie Scherman, who will enter her senior year at Dominican University of California this month, has been named the recipient of a Prince Grace Foundation Dance Scholarship. She is a member of the inaugural class of the LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program at Dominican.
Dr. Mary Crosby wins Buck Award
After years of service as a teacher, Dr. Mary Crosby, professor and chair of Dominican University of California’s multiple-subject credential program, has been named the recipient of the distinguished Beryl H. Buck Award for Achievement.
Dance Students Share Talent Nationwide
Students in the Dominican University of California/LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program will be traveling across the map this summer to attend a variety of prestigious workshops and training programs, honing their skills and gathering new perspectives.
Dominican, Stanford Host Humanities Symposium
Students and alumni from Dominican’s graduate Humanities program will present their research at the third annual Joint Student and Alumni Symposium at Stanford University from June 26-28.
Honorable Willie Brown Delivers Commencement Address
The Honorable Willie L. Brown, Jr., two-term Mayor of San Francisco, legendary Speaker of the California State Assembly, and widely regarded as the most influential African-American politician of the late twentieth century, told graduates "your fate and your opportunities are in your hands" during the undergraduate commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 16.
NFL Executive Appointed Director of Athletics
After a nationwide search, Dominican University of California President Joseph R. Fink has appointed Terrance J. Tumey, who for the past five years has served as director of football administration with the San Francisco 49ers, as the University’s Director of Athletics.
Stem Cell Researcher Named Teacher of the Year
Dr. Mohammed El Majdoubi was named Dominican University's 2009 Teacher of the Year during the University's Honors Ceremony, Friday April 24. Majdoubi is a professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics whose stem cell research could yield treatments for neuroendocrine diseases.
Spring Lectures, Events, Performances at Dominican
Dominican’s spring semester of events includes talks by authors Germaine Greer, Dave Eggers and Daniel Goleman, a forum focusing on business ethics, performances by musicians from the San Francisco Symphony and Philharmonia Baroque, and exhibits of the work of Gwen Frostic.
Dominican’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Receives $1 Million Endowment
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dominican University of California has received a $1 million endowment grant from the San Francisco-based Bernard Osher Foundation in recognition of the Institute’s efforts to promote lifelong learning opportunities for North Bay residents aged 50 and older. Now in its fifth year, the Institute has 520 students.
Dominican Named to Presidential Honor Roll for Community Service
The Corporation for National and Community Service has honored Dominican with a place on the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for exemplary service efforts and service to America’s communities.
Spring Lectures, Performances, Exhibits at Dominican
Dominican’s spring semester of events includes talks by authors Germaine Greer, Dave Eggers and Daniel Goleman, a forum focusing on business ethics, performances by musicians from the San Francisco Symphony and Philharmonia Baroque, and exhibits of the work of Patsy Krebs and Gwen Frostic.
35 Students Accepted to Present Research at NCUR
Thirty-five research abstracts by Dominican University of California students have been accepted for presentation at the 23rd annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), April 16 – 19 at the University of La Cross in Wisconsin.
Dominican Basketball: Men, Women Defeat CSU Maritime Academy
Both the men’s and women’s basketball teams enjoyed wins over CSU Maritime Academy Tuesday night.
Dominican Earns Carnegie Community Engagement Classification
Dominican has earned the 2008 Community Engagement Classification designation by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Dominican received the elective classification in both the areas of Curricular Engagement and Outreach and Partnerships.
The Dominican/BioMarin Lecture Series
Dominican's Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites the public to attend a series of lectures titled “From Laboratory Bench to Marketplace." The lectures will feature scientists from BioMarin, a North Bay biotechnology company.
International Temperament Experts Present Research at Dominican University of California
Leading psychologists and temperament experts from the United States and Europe discussed their research at the “17th Occasional Temperament Conference,” October 17 and 18 at Dominican. Since it began in Louisville in 1978, the Occasional Temperament Conference has been meeting roughly every other year (hence the name Occasional). The last conference was held two years ago at Brown University.
VoteSmart Challenge '08
Mix a highly charged presidential contest, an historic level of voter registration among young people, and a high-tech set of voting tools for taking the political temperature of an auditorium full of college students, and you have Dominican University of California’s VoteSmart Challenge ’08.

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