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Dominican hosts public meeting on Sudden Oak Death
Kathy Kosta, primary plant pathologist with the California Department of Food and Agriculture, visited Dominican University of California on Tuesday to conduct an informational session about Sudden Oak Death.
Dominican gets $1 million grant for national research site
Dominican University of California has received a $989,798 grant from the 2008 Farm Bill to establish the National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California (NORS-DUC). Scientists from the national and international research community will conduct studies focused on understanding and controlling Phytophthora ramorum, the plant pathogen known to cause Sudden Oak Death (SOD) and ramorum blight on nursery stock. NORS-DUC will be the first research site in the United States dedicated to the study of diseases of ornamental plants in a simulated nursery setting.
Graffiti artist, "Garden Grows" on display at Dominican
West coast graffiti artist "Sorrow One" will join Karrie Hovey’s exhibition “The Garden Grows” on display in Alemany Library at Dominican University of California.
Dominican students enter Kaiser mentoring program
A dozen Dominican University of California pre-med students were introduced to and paired with physicians from Kaiser Permanente on Tuesday, Sept. 29, at a “kickoff” reception dinner at Dominican for its association with Kaiser Permanente’s Scholars and Mentors Program.
Crowd of 1,200 attends inaugural Spirit Day at Dominican
Ceremonies to celebrate the historic Edgehill Mansion renovation project and the traditional Procession of the Class Shields highlighted “Convocation 2009: Dominican Spirit Day” on Saturday, Sept. 26, as Dominican University of California commemorated the official beginning of the school year.
Ken Burns' PBS miniseries preview shown at Dominican
“Bay Area Backroads” personality Doug McConnell hosted a preview of Ken Burns and Dayton Duncan’s upcoming PBS miniseries “The National Parks: America’s Best Idea” on Thursday, Sept. 17, at Dominican University of California. The free event, co-sponsored by Dominican, KQED, KRCB, Sierra Club, EAC and the National Parks Conservation Association, was held at Dominican’s Angelico Hall.
Karen Haas art opening reception at Dominican
Bay Area artist Karen Haas exhibits her paintings and drawings at the Alemany Library Community Gallery on the campus of Dominican University of California through Oct. 24. An opening reception will be held on Saturday, Sept. 19, from 2:30-4:30 p.m.
PACE program earns service-learning grant from CACC
The Professional and Continuing Education (PACE) program at Dominican University of California has been awarded a $75,000 grant -- $25,000 a year for the next three years –through California Campus Compact (CACC) and the Corporation for National and Community Service, Learn and Serve America to support further development of Dominican’s Sustainable Practice Certificate program.
Dominican to host autism resource fair
“Connecting People To Resources,” an autism information and resource fair co-sponsored by Dominican University of California, will be held Saturday, Sept. 12, on the Dominican campus from 8:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.
Dominican honored by "Katrina Class" in New Orleans
Dominican University of California is one of 637 colleges that will be honored on Saturday as Loyola University of New Orleans Class of 2009 dedicates a sculptural bench to pay tribute to schools that took in displaced students in the semester following Hurricane Katrina.
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.

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