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Lecture Series Features Granholm, Brokaw, Ensler
Veteran NBC News journalist Tom Brokaw, former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm, and authors Eve Ensler, Isabel Allende, Anne Lamott, and Robert Bellah, will headline Dominican University of California’s Leadership Lecture Series this winter and spring.
Dominican hosts "Ivy" basketball game with Brown
Ivy League Brown University’s women’s basketball team played its first-ever game against Dominican University of California in the Conlan Center on December 29, in the “Holiday Ivy Classic.”
Students learn Haiku from scholar of Japanese lit
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.
Growing OLLI program hosts free Winter Open House
The flourishing Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) at Dominican University of California held its annual Winter Open House on December 4 at Angelico Concert Hall.
Dominican, high school students focus on hunger
Dominican has partnered with students in San Rafael High School’s Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program to learn together about hunger in the United States.
Accounting team presents in Deloitte case competition
A team of five Dominican accounting students presented in the Deloitte FanTAXic national case competition in November, one of 71 teams from 49 colleges and universities across the country to receive the honor of being invited to participate.
Debate teams impress at UC Davis Invitational event
The Dominican University Debate Club sent three teams to the Third Annual UC Davis Invitational Debate Tournament on November 9-10, competing against 32 teams including UC Berkeley, University of Southern California, Loyola Marymount, Portland State, Claremont, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, Laverne, Humboldt State and host UC Davis.
Dominican Filipino club stages disaster relief fundraisers
Kapamilya, the Filipino-American student organization at Dominican, organized a pair of disaster relief effort fundraisers in November to aid victims of the catastrophic typhoon in the Philippines.
Student-athlete selected by Teach For America program
When David Mendez came to Dominican as a freshman, his goal was to score goals. He was the prized recruit for the Penguins’ soccer team and he was set to lead by example. Now, as a senior, Mendez’s goal has taken on a different perspective. The student-athlete wants to connect cultural diversity and educational disparity. He wants to lead by teaching.
Leadership Lecture Series welcomes Giada De Laurentiis
Emmy Award-winning personality, Food Network host, and frequent "Today Show" guest, Giada De Laurentiis spoke to a capacity crowd at the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Leadership Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California on November 16.
Shield Day ceremony honors incoming freshmen class
Shaina Stern, a Studio Art major, designed the class shield for Dominican’s Freshmen Class, which was unveiled November 6 at the 89th Annual Shield Day Gala in Angelico Hall.
LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance students present Fall Showcase
The annual fall showcase of Dominican’s LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance program, featuring 48 talented student dancers, was held November 15-16 at Angelico Concert Hall.
Leadership Lecture Series welcomes Billy Collins
Billy Collins, called the “most popular poet in America” by the New York Times, spoke to a near capacity crowd at the Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) Leadership Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California November 7.
OT students present brain injury retraining study
In the October issue of Occupational Therapy in Health Care, a study authored by Dominican Assistant Professor Kitsum Li reveals significant improvement in memory and attention in adults with chronic acquired brain injury (ABI) using computer-based cognitive retraining (CBCR).
Marin Math Circle returns with record attendance
The Marin Math Circle at Dominican University of California launched its 2013-2014 season on October 23 in Guzman Hall with approximately 75 Marin County children, a record for the math enrichment program.
Pianist Gustavo Romero performs at Guest Concert Series
The 13th season of the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California resumed November 10 with a performance by leading American pianist Gustavo Romero at Angelico Concert Hall off Acacia Avenue on the University campus.
"Tract" art exhibition at Dominican through December 17
The works of Bay Area artists Amanda Hughen and Jennifer Starkweather are on display in “Tract,” a free art exhibition through December 17 in San Marco Gallery in Dominican University of California’s Alemany Library, 185 Palm Avenue, San Rafael.
Assistant provost appears in "Big History" TV series
On November 2, cable network H2 (the History Channel) debut a 10-hour series narrated by Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston called Big History.
Dominican research advances anti-malarial drugs
Research conducted by scientists at Dominican University of California, Columbia University, the University of London, Princeton University, and Penn State University has led to promising advances in the quest to understand drug resistance in the human malaria parasite.
Vatican Observatory director presents at Dominican
Father Paul Gabor, Ph.D., Vice Director of the Vatican Observatory Research Group, visited Dominican University of California October 21-22 to participate in a pair of free lectures in association with the University’s First Year Experience “Big History” program.

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