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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).
The Descent of Inanna to Debut at Dominican University of California
A cast of more than 50 musicians, singers, and dancers will perform in Marcia Burchard's new opera The Descent of Inanna when it makes its debut at Dominican University of California Saturday, November 5 and Sunday, November 6. The libretto is set in Sumeria (southern Iraq) and is based on the myth of the Bronze Age goddess Inanna.
Second NASA Grant for Science Center: Groundbreaking November 3
Dominican University of California has received a second award from the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) to support construction of the University's Science Center. The $250,000 award was included as part of the 2005 NASA Appropriations Bill. This is in addition to the $1.5 million Dominican was awarded from NASA in 2004.
University Receives Grant to Support Service Learning Project
Dominican University of California has been awarded a $40,000 grant from the Marin Community Foundation to provide continued support for the University's service learning project in 2005-2006. Service learning is a growing movement on campuses nationwide that integrates intellectual skills and ethical practices by focusing on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility.
Dominican University of California Hosts College for Kids
Dominican is participating in College for Kids, a new program created by the Marin Education Fund to nurture a child’s desire to attend college — with college day tours being one part of the program.
Dominican University of California Offers Assistance to Gulf Coast Residents
Dominican University of California, a private liberal arts university located in Marin County, is offering admission, accommodation, and scholarships to undergraduate and graduate students from the San Francisco Bay Area who are enrolled in universities affected by Hurricane Katrina.

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