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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.
Alonzo King Receives Mayor’s Art Award
Alonzo King, artistic director of Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet and artistic director of the Dominican BFA in dance program, has been awarded the Mayor’s Art Award by San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom.
Business Student One of 10 Nationwide to Receive Prestigious Scholarship
Junior Maribel Mendieta has been selected as a 2008 Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)/Citi Fellow. She is one of only 10 students nationwide to receive this competitive scholarship.
Research Examines Sustainable Wine Production
Napa County is the home to some of the country’s greatest vintners. But a new study by Dr. Asayehgn Desta, PhD, Sarlo Distinguished Professor of Business Economics and Quantitative Research Methods, reveals that the greenest wine-producing county in Northern California is Napa’s northern neighbor Mendocino County.
Dominican's Science Lecture Series
Dominican University of California’s Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics invites the public to attend its fall series of lectures, including a week-long seminar titled “From Laboratory Bench to Marketplace” offered in association with BioMarin.
The VoteSmart Challenge '08
Join Alicia C. Shepard, National Public Radio (NPR) ombudsman; key representatives from the campaigns of Senators John McCain and Barack Obama; and Dominican students in a candid discussion about the pressing public policy challenges facing our nation . . .
Nina Zurier Photography Exhibit
An exhibition of photographs by Nina Zurier will be on display in Dominican University of California’s San Marco Gallery from September 10 through October 26. The exhibition will feature more than 120 color photographs of landscapes, buildings, and interiors shot in Finland, Sweden, Spain, and the United States.
Leadership Lecture Series Welcomes Cherie Blair
Cherie Blair will discuss what it was like to combine life as a working mother with life married to Britain’s former Prime Minister Tony Blair on Monday, October 20 at 7 p.m. in Dominican’s Angelico Hall.
Amy Tan, Stewart Wallace to Discuss "The Bonesetter's Daughter"
Author Amy Tan and composer Stewart Wallace will discuss the making of the opera "The Bonesetter's Daughter" on Sunday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in Dominican's Angelico Hall.
Innovative Master's Program Focuses on Age Research
Dominican University of California and the Buck Institute for Age Research this month launch the country’s first master’s program in biological sciences focused on age research.
Dominican Welcomes New Students
Fall 2008 New Undergraduate Student Orientation: August 20-25, 2008.
Dominican Hosts Marin Education Fund's Summer Application Institute
Fifty-three high school students will spend the week living and learning at Dominican University of California during the Marin Education Fund’s Summer Application Institute. Now in its ninth year, the institute has a 100 percent success rate at sending low-income students from underrepresented groups to college.
Biology Student Named MIT Summer Research Fellow
As a 2008 Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)-MIT Summer Research Fellow, biology major Elyza Genilo is spending the summer working in the science labs at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. She is one of only eight recipients of this fellowship—both from within MIT and schools around the country.
Education, Business Students Spend Summer Teaching at South Africa's LEAP School
Dominican has joined forces with San Francisco-based non-profit Teach with Africa on a pilot project to send teaching teams to South Africa’s LEAP School. The LEAP School serves some of South Africa’s most economically and socially challenged students.
Dominican, Stanford Host Second Annual Humanities Symposium
Students and alumni from Dominican’s graduate Humanities program will present their research at the second annual Joint Student and Alumni Symposium at Stanford University from June 27-29. The first annual symposium was held last year at Dominican.
Dominican Celebrates 118th Commencement
Dominican awarded degrees to 475 students during commencement ceremonies this month. Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey delivered the graduate commencement address on May 16. Environmentalist Huey D. Johnson delivered the undergraduate address on May 17. Honorary degrees were awarded to Nobel Peace Prize laureate Daw Aung San Suu Kyi and family services advocate Ethel Seiderman.
LINES Students to Present at National American College Dance Festival
Students representing the LINES Ballet/Dominican University BFA in Dance program have been selected to represent the Southwest region at the prestigious National American College Dance Festival (NACDF) to be held June 4-6 in New York City.
Biology Senior Wins Competitive Fellowship
Senior biology major Joyce Valencia has been awarded a highly competitive Summer Research Fellowship from the Endocrine Society.
New Master's Program Focuses on Age Research
Dominican has partnered with the Buck Institute for Age Research to launch the country’s first master’s program in biological sciences focused on age research.
Fulbright Grant Brings Scholars to Dominican
The Fulbright Program has awarded Dominican University of California a grant to host two Fulbright Scholars-in-Residence during the 2008-2009 academic year. These international scholars will teach undergraduate courses in business and health care policy.

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