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Tropical disease research leads microbiologist to Peru
When Circe McDonald, '13 reflects on her time at Dominican, she credits the University’s service-learning program for making her “a more well-rounded and caring person.”
Diane Keaton, Barney Frank top Dominican Author Series
Former United States Representative Barney Frank, Academy Award-winning actress Diane Keaton, New York Times columnist David Brooks, and former General Electric CEO Jack Welch top a lineup of authors appearing this spring at Dominican.
CBS, Washington Post cite research by political scientist
Dominican University of California political scientist Alison Howard and colleague Donna Hoffman, an associate professor of political science at the University of Northern Iowa, have released new data examining how many of the legislative requests President Obama made in his 2014 State of Union Address were adopted by Congress.
Dominican faculty collaborate on Teaching Big History
Faculty from Dominican University of California have collaborated on a new book designed to serve as comprehensive guide for teaching Big History, a new and growing academic discipline now taught in more than 50 colleges and 200 high schools in the U.S. and overseas.
S.F. Chamber Players perform in Guest Concert Series
The 14th season of the Guest Concert Series resumed on January 25 with the return of the San Francisco Chamber Players to Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.
Dominican special ed program chair earns special honor
Dr. Billye Brown, Program Chair of the Special Education Department at Dominican, has been selected by the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Education Committee as one of the recipients of the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce Excellence in Education Awards for 2014-2015.
Alemany Library hosts Forgiveness Project exhibit
The Forgiveness Project’s traveling “F Word: Images of Forgiveness” exhibit, a collection of 18 stories depicting images and personal bios of forgiveness, was on display through January 27 at Dominican in Alemany Library’s study area gallery.
KQED highlights new threat to California's wildlands
Researchers at the National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California are developing studies focused on controlling the spread of Phytophthora tentaculata, a newly discovered plant soil-born pathogen found infecting plants in native plant nurseries and restoration sites in California. KQED Science’s QUEST program recently visited the NORS-DUC site to learn more about work underway both at NORS-DUC and elsewhere in the state.
Study focuses on strategies for achieving goals, resolutions
Psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews has advice for those who put ‘stop procrastinating’ on their list of New Year’s resolutions: Share your goals with a friend.
Community engagement lauded by Carnegie Foundation
Dominican University of California has been selected to receive the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in recognition of the University’s exemplary institutional focus on community engagement.
Dominican's commitment at White House event
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy on December 4 joined President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, and Vice President Joe Biden along with hundreds of college presidents and other higher education leaders to announce new actions to help more students prepare for and graduate from college.
Support system helps student-athlete become doctor
When Dr. Marcus Williams ’05 came to Dominican, he wanted to run fast and jump high on the basketball court, but he desired a more methodical, structured pace in the classroom.
Barowsky business student lands full-time LinkedIn job
While more than 300 million people worldwide have turned to LinkedIn to expand their professional network, the technology giant has become part of senior Jake Bernstein’s professional network.
GEO director selected for Fulbright award to India
Dr. Kathrina Bell, director of the Global Education Office (GEO), has been selected for a Fulbright award to travel to India in Spring 2015.
Dominican signs agreement with Chinese institution
Dominican University of California and China’s Hebei Institute of Foreign Languages (HIFL) announced plans December 10 to explore educational and research exchange opportunities between the institutions.
Dominican receives President's Community Service honor
Dominican University of California has been named to the President’s Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll by the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS).
L.A. Times reviews English professor's book of poems
Haiku, the distinctive form of poetry that originated in Japan centuries ago, enables writers to weave both images and details into three, 5-7-5 syllable count lines. This format makes haiku both succinct and surprisingly accessible to writers of all ages.
Internship inspires student to campaign for Roots of Peace
Like many business students, Brooks Gjelsteen has landed a valuable internship while at Dominican.
MBA program introduces 'The Beer Game' to curriculum
Dominican’s curriculum is permeated with teaching methods proven to be most effective for student learning. Experiential learning – or learning from experience – is one such method.
Capacity crowd hears Santana speak in ILS lecture series
In front of capacity crowd of more than 800, legendary musician Carlos Santana spoke at Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Fall Lecture Series in partnership with Book Passage on December 4.

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