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Convocation 2014 to honor academic excellence on Oct. 10
Each fall the Dominican community celebrates the outstanding academic achievements of its undergraduates at Convocation. Convocation is a time for students and their families to join with University administrators, faculty, staff and their peers to commemorate their academic success. This year Dominican will acknowledge more than 200 outstanding scholars on Friday, October 10, at Convocation 2014 at 4 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall.
Nicola Pitchford named Vice President of Academic Affairs
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy has appointed Nicola Pitchford as Vice President of Academic Affairs and Dean of the Faculty. Serving as the University’s chief academic officer, Pitchford will be responsible for supporting the academic programs and enhancing the student experience at Dominican. She also will serve as co-chair of University’s Budget & Priorities Committee.
Dominican praised as Marin ranks in top spot in California
Located in a historic San Rafael neighborhood 12 miles from the Golden Gate Bridge, Dominican was lauded as one of the reasons Marin County is ranked No. 1 by a website as the best county to live in California.
TurboVote provides fast connection for youth vote
For the second year in a row, Dominican University of California partnered with an innovative digital platform — TurboVote — designed to allow students, faculty, and staff quickly and efficiently register to vote and stay informed about upcoming local, state, and national elections.
`Disasterman' talks with CBS about response to earthquake
Dr. Matthew Davis, professor of psychology, talked with several media outlets, including KCBS Radio in San Francisco and the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, in the days following the August 24 Northern California earthquake. Davis is a disaster psychologist whose research focuses on how people respond to natural disaster, as well as attitudes toward disaster preparedness.
Santana tops Fall Lecture Series lineup at Dominican
Former United States Secretary of Defense and CIA Director Leon Panetta and musician Carlos Santana top the lineup for the 11th season of the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
Panetta Institute student interning on Capitol Hill
Kelsea Vaughan (’15), political science and international studies double major, English literature minor, is spending the fall semester in Washington, DC as a Panetta Congressional Intern, working in the office of Congresswoman Doris Matsui's office (D-CA 6).
Bay Area Earthquake: A message from President Marcy
Dear Dominican Community,
Inaugural "MBA Boot Camp" greets 40 grad students
Forty students reported for duty in Guzman Hall August 22 for Dominican's new MBA Boot Camp. The boot camp was just one feature of the University's newly launched Master of Business Administration, offered through the Andrew P. Barowsky School of Business.
Dominican welcomes distinctive class of Penguins
Dominican welcomes more than 350 freshmen and transfer students to the Dominican community. The 2014-2015 academic year began August 25.
Hike, paddle, or dodge -- wide menu of recreational activities
A wide variety of sports and activities – ranging from dodgeball to paddleboarding to zumba – is offered to Dominican students this fall as Dominican Recreational Sports has greatly expanded its schedule.
New Student Orientation, August 20-24
Students participate in global learning course in Mexico
Fourteen Dominican nursing and occupational therapy students have returned from Mexico after participating in the Merida study abroad course, a four-week pilot program that combined intensive Spanish language immersion training instruction with community fieldwork.
Dominican hosts International Big History conference
More than 200 educators and scholars from around the world convened at Dominican August 7-9 for the International Big History Association (IBHA) Conference in Guzman Hall.
Dominican joins Coursera for Learning Hubs Project
Coursera, the open online course platform, has named Dominican University of California as one of eight new Global Learning Hubs. This is the first Coursera Learning Hub located in a U.S. university
Summer Odyssey concludes 16th year at Dominican
Dominican alumna Katy Bernheim knew when she was eight years old that she loved art. Now she is prepared to teach it at Dominican to children of the same age to make art a more memorable experience for them.
BFA in Dance alumna earns Fulbright Fellowship to Israel
Casey Lee Thorne was once told she was too tall to be a professional ballet dancer. Now, as a successful teacher, choreographer, and inaugural class graduate of Dominican's LINES Ballet BFA Program in 2010, she is soaring to new heights.
Dominican grad returns to Spain for worldwide PR agency
As summer jobs go, John Sansone’s was in an international destination for lifestyle and leisure and food and culture. The recent Dominican grad was doing business in Spain.
Dominican wins fifth PacWest Academic Achievement Award
Dominican University of California received the PacWest Academic Achievement Award for an unprecedented fifth-consecutive season, as announced by the league office on Thursday. The Penguins displayed their prowess in the classroom once again with the highest cumulative grade-point average in the PacWest of 3.41, the highest mark in conference history.
Men’s soccer team gains talent from across United States
Dominican University of California men's soccer Phil Billeci-Gard has announced the signing of 11 student-athletes. Players come from Pennsylvania, Illinois, Texas, California, and Hawaii.

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