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Osher Lifelong Learning Institute Examines Film, Music, Art, Politics
The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Dominican University of California launches its fall session with an open house on August 31 from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m. in Caleruega Hall’s Creekside Room on the Dominican campus.
Dominican Authors Explore Ethics in Our Diverse World
People want to be ethical. They want to do the right thing. But on the way to figuring out what is right, they often compromise, rationalize, and manipulate the facts to achieve their aims, according to the authors of the new book about ethics in today's world.
Innovative Program Prepares First-Generation Students for College
Sixty Marin county high school students are spending the week living and learning at Dominican University of California during the Marin Education Fund’s Summer Application Institute (SAI). The program is designed for students who will be the first in their family to attend college in the United States.
Nursing Professor Provides Humanitarian Aid in Latin America
Dominican University nursing professor Dr. Peggy Goebel is volunteering this summer with Project HOPE, a non-profit, humanitarian aid organization that partners with the U.S. Navy to reach out to regions in Latin America in need of medical care.
Dominican Unveils Science Center
At a June 7 ribbon-cutting ceremony, Dominican offered visitors a preview of the University’s $20 million Science Center. The building is due to open in August, and a public open house will be held this fall.
U.S. Department of Education Awards Dominican $800,000
Dominican has been awarded an $800,000, four-year grant from the U.S. Department of Education to prepare students for careers as special education teachers. The grant will support student scholarships as well as a teacher-training model created by faculty in Dominican’s School of Education that could be used by universities throughout the United States.
Dominican’s Melba Beals Honored for Civil Rights Role
Melba Beals, chair of Dominican’s Department of Communications, was among the nine African-American teenagers who 50 years ago advanced the civil rights movement with the integration of Little Rock Central High School.
Dominican, Stanford Co-Host Humanities Symposium
Dominican University of California’s Graduate Humanities Program and Stanford University’s Master of Liberal Arts Program invite the public to attend a joint student and alumni symposium on Saturday, June 23 from noon until 5:30 p.m.
NIH Grant Supports Breast Cancer Research
Dr. Maggie Louie, assistant professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has received a grant of more than $150,000 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of breast cancer research at the University. Dr. Louie’s work focuses on the role that environmental contaminants play in the spread of breast cancer.
Business Dean Appointed Examiner for National Quality Award
Dr. Luís Calingo, Dean of the School of Business and Leadership, has been appointed by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to the 2007 Board of Examiners for the Malcolm Baldrige National Quality Award. The award is presented annually by the president of the United States.
EPA Grant Supports Green Business Office
Dominican has received a $222,222 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to support the work of the Region 9 Environmental Finance Center (EFC9), which recently relocated to Dominican.
Commencement 2007
For the first time in its 117-year history Dominican University of California will observe two commencement ceremonies. The move is necessary due to the increased number of graduate and undergraduate students. Of the 422 students receiving degrees during Commencement 2007, 293 are undergraduate students and 129 are graduate students.
Teacher of the Year
Dr. Matthew Davis has been named Dominican's Teacher of the Year. Dr. Davis is a professor in the Department of Psychology whose areas of expertise include human response to natural disasters, social psychology, and media psychology.
Leadership Lecture Series Welcomes Al Gore
Former Vice President Al Gore will speak in San Rafael on Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. The visit, co-sponsored by Dominican's Institute for Leadership Studies, will be Gore’s only Bay Area appearance surrounding the May 22 release of his book "The Assault on Reason."
Dominican Names New Business Dean
Dominican University of California President Joseph R. Fink has named Luís María R. Calingo, Ph.D., dean of the University’s School of Business and Leadership.
Banner Year for Research, Scholarship
A record number of Dominican University of California students are presenting their original research at academic conferences in the United States and Canada this semester.
Student Stem Cell Project Accepted for Capitol Hill Presentation
A research abstract written by four students from the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics has been selected for presentation on Capitol Hill. Christopher Heiser, Marvin Luu, Joyce Valencia, and Eric Hinderleider have been invited to present their research into stem cell biology in Washington, D.C. next month.
Coastal Marin Unprepared for Tsunami, Researcher Warns
Residents of Marin’s coastal communities are largely uninformed about the correct actions to take should a tsunami hit the Northern California coast, according to a new study by social psychologist Dr. Matthew Davis, Ph.D. Click on Read More and follow the URL to hear a KCBS interview with Dr. Davis about his research.
Undergraduate Researchers, Scholars to Present at NCUR 2007
More than 2,000 abstracts written by undergraduate students from 300 colleges and universities throughout the United States have been accepted for presentation at the 21st annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which will be held at Dominican University of California from April 12 through April 14.
Discovery Channel to Feature Work of Dominican's 'Dr. Disaster'
A new Discovery Channel documentary features the research of Dominican psychology professor Dr. Matt Davis, an expert on the topic of disaster awareness and preparedness. A film crew from Becker Entertainment of Australia interviewed Dr. Davis last summer in Naples, Italy, while he was in the area studying local awareness of and preparedness for a potential volcanic eruption at Mount Vesuvius. The documentary “Could it Happen Here?” has already aired in Australia and Japan and will make its U.S. debut on the Discovery Times channel on February 12.

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