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Shirin Ebadi, 2003 Nobel Peace Laureate, to discuss "Human Rights, Islam and the West"
Dr. Shirin Ebadi, winner of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2003, will speak on “Human Rights, Islam and the West” in a lecture on Saturday, September 9, 2006 in Angelico Concert Hall.
Dominican Research Published in Adolescence
Girls Circle, a structured support group model developed for girls aged 9-18 years, helps girls feel better about their bodies, their social interactions, and their prospects for the future, according to a study by researchers at Dominican University of California. Girls who have a positive self-image and feel in control of their future are less likely to engage in risky activities.
Webcam Tracks Science Center Construction
Visitors to Dominican University of California’s website can view progress of the University’s Science Center via webcam. The image updates every four seconds between the hours of 8:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. (Read more in this story for the link to the cam.)
Rediscover China: A Photographic Exhibition
Rediscover China, a photographic exhibition of China today, is open to the public through August 24 in the gallery at Dominican University of California’s Alemany Library.
Community Partnership: Dominican and Book Passage
A new partnership between Dominican University of California and Book Passage will enable both Dominican students and community members to earn academic credit for participating in selected Book Passage classes and writing conferences. The program, which begins this summer, will offer credit for both graduate and undergraduate work.
Reverend Cecil Williams Delivers Inspiring Commencement Address
Reverend Cecil Williams, CEO of Glide Memorial United Methodist Church and Minister of Glide’s National and International Ministries, delivered the 2006 commencement address on Saturday, May 13. Reverend Williams also received an honorary doctor of humane letters degree during the ceremonies.
Joshua Demitro Named 2006-2007 McGowan Scholar
Dominican University of California junior Joshua Demitro is the 2006-2007 winner of the William G. McGowan Charitable Fund Scholarship. This scholarship is awarded annually to recognize outstanding academic achievement and leadership among students in Dominican’s School of Business, Education, and Leadership. Joshua is studying for a degree in business administration.
An Evening of Opera
Darjana Blace, a conductor and pianist with the National Opera of Zagreb, Croatia, will perform in a concert at Dominican University of California, Sunday, April 30 at 7:45 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall.
Alexander String Quartet to Perform Sunday, May 7
The Alexander String Quartet will close Dominican University of California’s 2005-2006 Guest Concert Series with a performance on Sunday, May 7 at 3 p.m. in Angelico Concert Hall.
Social Historian to Discuss 1906 Earthquake
Social historian Dr. Andrea Davies Henderson, an adjunct professor of history at Dominican University of California, to discuss 1906 San Francisco earthquake and fire.
Researchers Study Parasites in Mosquitofish Collected from Local Waters
Dominican University faculty and undergraduate students initiated a research project in fall 2004 in collaboration with Dr. Anindo Choudhury of St. Norbert College in Wisconsin and Dr. Scott Bonar of the University of Arizona to determine whether the Asian tapeworm (Bothriocephalus achelognathii) has spread from Southern to Northern California.
Dominican Students Participate in Tax-Aid
Students help prepare tax returns for low-income residents.
In Memoriam Sister M. Aquinas Nimitz, O.P.
June 17, 1931 - February 27, 2006. Sister Aquinas Nimitz, O.P., who for almost 50 years was the very essence of the Dominican spirit, died Monday, February 27 at 6:25 a.m. after a valiant fight against cancer. Dominican University of California President Joseph R. Fink will host a gathering for friends of Sister Aquinas in celebration of her life on Tuesday, March 14 at 5 p.m. in the Shield Room, Caleruega Hall. All are welcome to attend.
Understanding Islam Conference
Dominican University of California presents “Understanding Islam,” an all-day conference that will focus on a variety of issues in Islam. Among the topics due to be discussed are women and civil rights in Islam, the message of Islam, Islamic architecture, and Islamic mysticism.
Student Research at Academic Conferences
Dominican University of California students have been invited to present their research at two major academic conferences. Dominican learned this week that 20 abstracts have been accepted for presentation at the 20th National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), which will be held April 6 through April 8 at the University of North Carolina at Asheville.
New LINES, Dominican BFA in Dance
Dominican University of California and Alonzo King’s LINES Ballet School will in fall 2006 offer a unique joint educational program: the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Dance.
Department of Commerce Partnership
A new partnership between Dominican University of California and the U.S. Commercial Service (USCS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce will give Dominican students hands-on exposure to international business and trade.
Study of Invasive Weeds in National Parks
Dominican University of California researchers, in partnership with the National Park Service (NPS), are investigating whether horses contribute to the spread of noxious and invasive weeds into California's national parks.
Largest Gift in University's History
Dominican University of California has received the largest single gift in its 115-year history, an unrestricted bequest of more than $5 million from the estate of alumna Alicia McEvoy.
Panel Discussion on Homeless Youth
Dominican University of California presents a panel discussion that will examine ways to end the cycle of despair, blame and homelessness amongst Marin County youth. The event is co-sponsored by Dominican's Service Learning Program and the Marin-based non-profit Ambassadors of Hope and Opportunity (AHO).

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