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Gilbert draws big crowd to Spring Lecture Series
Best-selling author Elizabeth Gilbert attracted a delighted crowd of more than 500 to Angelico Concert Hall on January 27, as part of the 2010 Institute for Leadership Studies Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
Dominican alums nominated for Heart of Marin Awards
Eight Dominican University of California alums, including “Volunteer of the Year” nominee Aeroshikha Rose Wolf, were among 138 nominated for the 17th Annual Heart of Marin Awards Luncheon on January 7 at the Marin Center Exhibit Hall.
"Free" basketball doubleheader benefits toy drive
Dominican University of California and San Rafael High School combined to stage a “Toys for Tots” men’s basketball doubleheader on Saturday night , December 19, at Conlan Center. The event was held in conjunction with the annual “Holiday Season Toy Drive” by the Ross Valley Firefighter's Club, San Anselmo Police Officer's Association, and Fairfax Police Officer's Association, who have joined together in an effort to provide toys for children in the Ross Valley community.
Fall Lecture Series ends with Al Gore, David Plouffe
Former United States Vice President Al Gore, now a Nobel Peace Prize and Academy Award-winning environmental activist, attracted a sellout crowd of more than 1,000 on Nov. 9 on the Dominican University of California campus then David Plouffe, Barack Obama's presidential campaign manager, brought 500 more people to Angelico Hall two nights later.
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.

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