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2007 Archive

This page includes summaries of the news articles that mentioned Dominican University of California in 2007. Links to the articles are included, but please note that some sites require registration or may have expired.

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Imposter Phenomenon

  • Psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews talks with The Chronicle of Higher Education about her research on the impostor phenomenon. A study conducted several years ago by Dr. Matthews and colleagues found that about 70 percent of people from all walks of life — men and women — have felt like impostors for at least some part of their careers.

Alumna Triumphs in Local Elections

  • Elizabeth Williamson (Political Science, Class of 2007) was the campaign manager for the winning candidate in a hotly contested local election. Williamson is pictured in the Marin Independent Journal.

Master's Degree in Age Research

  • A proposed master's program in age research was the subject of news articles in both the Marin Independent Journal and the North Bay Business Journal. Dominican currently is talking with the Buck Institute for Age Research about offering this first-of-its-kind program.

Women's Soccer

  • Center midfielder and local high school graduate Marli Sangervasi talks with the Marin Independent Journal about her decision to stay close to home and play soccer at Dominican.

Green MBA

  • Dominican's Green MBA was featured in an Associated Press story about the growing demand for programs that train environmentally conscious business leaders. The story was carried by more than 200 news organizations nationwide, including USA Today
  • KPIX television talked with Green MBA Director John Stayton and a cohort of Green MBA students and alumni for a news segment about the Dominican program. An interview with Stayton also aired on KCBS radio.

Little Rock Nine

  • Melba Beals, chair of the Department of Communications, talks with the San Jose Mercury News about her experiences as a member of the Little Rock Nine, the nine African-American teenagers who 50 years ago advanced the civil rights movement with the integration of Little Rock Central High School. Among the media outlets covering the 50th anniversary celebrations, hosted by President Clinton in Little Rock, were the BBC,  CNN, ABC, USA Today, and The Wall Street Journal.

A Milestone for the North Bay

  • The opening of Dominican's  $20 million Science Center a milestone for the North Bay, states the North Bay Business Journal in an editorial published in the September 3, 2007 issue of the newspaper.

Undergraduate Research

  • Dominican's new Science Center will help the university offer opportunities for undergraduates to pursue research more typically found at the graduate level, Dominican University of California President  Dr. Joseph Fink told the North Bay Business Journal in an article about the new building.

Record Enrollment

  • At the beginning of the 2007-2008 academic year, Dominican welcomed a record number students, reports the Marin Independent Journal. Dominican's freshman enrollment is up 15 percent, from 264 last year to 304 this year. Graduate student enrollment is up 18 percent, from 404 to 477 students

Fringe Theater

  • Annette Lust,  professor emerita, is quoted in an Indianapolis Star article about the popularity of fringe festivals and new-play forums.

Nursing Professor Volunteers with Project HOPE

  • Nursing professor Peggy Goebel talks with the Marin Independent Journal about her work as a volunteer with Project HOPE. Goebel spent nearly a month this summer aboard the U.S. Navy hospital ship USNS Comfort bringing medical care to people in Belize, Guatemala, and Panama.

Undergraduate Research at Dominican

  • Dominican's Dr. Sibdas Ghosh talks with University Business magazine about Dominican's undergraduate research program in an article titled "Undergraduate Research Grows Up."


  • An entertaining Q&A with psychology professor Dr. Matt Davis, Dominican's 2007 Teacher of the Year, appears in the August issue of Marin Magazine.

Undergraduate Research

  • Dominican's new science center will give undergraduates a head start on their education, notes North Bay Biz magazine. The magazine featured the science center as its August lead story.  The article included interviews with Dominican's President Joseph R. Fink;  Dr. Sibdas Ghosh, chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics;  stem cell researcher Dr. Mohammed El Majdoubi; breast cancer researcher Dr. Maggie Louie; and Dominican graduate Rocky Chavez, who currently is attending medical school at UC San Diego.

Dominican Unveils Science Center

  • Science center marks the transformation of Dominican, notes the Marin Independent Journal in a front-page article about the University's new $20 million facility.

Stem Cell Research

  • Dominican scientist Dr. Mohammed El Majdoubi is a co-principal investigator on a $4.1 million grant awarded to The Buck Institute for Age Research in Novato to establish a research center where scientists throughout the region can learn how to culture and use human embryonic stem cells. The Buck Institute is one of 17 institutions receiving grants from the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine to finance construction of shared research laboratories, according to articles in the San Francisco Business Times and the Marin Independent Journal.

School of Education Grant

  • The U.S. Department of Education has awarded Dominican an $800,000 grant to prepare students for careers as special education teachers. Read more in the Marin Independent Journal.

Dominican's Melba Beals Part of Coin Commemoration

  • The United States Mint has issued a Little Rock Central High School Desegregation silver dollar to mark the 50 anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School, notes the Marin Independent Journal. Melba Beals, chair of the Department of Communications, is a member of the Little Rock Nine.

Chemicals in Children's Products

  • Dr. Diara Spain, assistant professor of biology in the Department of Natural Sciences & Mathematics, wrote an article about toxic chemicals in children’s bath products that was printed in the Marin Independent Journal.

Marin's Foster-Care System

  • As part of a series on the foster-care system, the Marin Independent Journal interviewed Marjorie Delgadillo - described in the article as a "poster child for Marin's foster-care system." Delgadillo graduated from Dominican in Spring 2007 with a degree in humanities. She now works as a bilingual resource adviser for the Marin Childcare Council and is planning to take the law school admissions test in the fall.

Environmental Finance Center

  • Supported by a $222,222 grant from the Environmental Protection Agency, the Environmental Finance Center for EPA Region 9 relocates to Dominican, reports the Marin Independent Journal.

Green MBA

  • The Pacific Sun reports that Dominican's "progressive MBA program makes sustainability the bottom line."

Academy of Sciences

  • Cooper Scollan, a 2005 graduate of Dominican, is managing the green roof project for the new California Academy of Sciences building in San Francisco's Golden Gate Park. Read more about this project and Mr. Scollan's work in The New York Times and in the San Francisco Chronicle. Scollan graduated from Dominican with a BA in Humanities and Cultural Studies.

Darfur Tent

  • A group of students spent the night in a refugee tent pitched outside the library in order to raise awareness about genocide in Darfur. The Marin Independent Journal talked with the students.

Research at Dominican

  • The Marin Independent Journal talked to Dominican students and faculty about undergraduate research due to be presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

National Conference on Undergraduate Research

  • The Marin Independent Journal and the North Bay Business Journal were among the publications carrying stories about Dominican hosting the twenty-first National Conference on Undergraduate Research.

Appointment of Dr. Calingo

  • Both the North Bay Business Journal and the Marin Independent Journal noted that Dr. Luis Calingo has joined Dominican as Dean of the School of Business and Leadership.

California's Persian-American community

  • In a Pacific Sun feature story titled "Behind the Veil," Dr. Gigi Gokcek, an assistant professor of Middle Eastern Politics at Dominican, provides commentary about the role of women in Iran.

Childhood Obesity

  • The Marin Independent Journal reports that Lynne LoPresto, who teaches nutrition in Dominican's Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, has secured a $100,000 grant from the California State Library to create the Library Nutrition Collection. The collection, housed at South Novato Library, will serve as a resource to local schools.

Marin Women's Hall of Fame

  • Dr. Francoise Lepage, assistant to the president for special projects at Dominican University, is among the five women elected to the Marin Women's Hall of Fame. Dr. Lepage founded the university's international studies program in the 1980s and the Pacific Rim graduate business program in 1986. Dr. Lepage also ran a program for Marin school teachers to integrate global awareness into school curricula, and launched a public lecture series that brings notable figures to the Dominican campus. A Marin Independent Journal editorial congratulates the five honorees.

Green MBA

A Gift to Dominican

  • Robin Snow Daly’s gift of a diamond ring to the University was noted in Leah Garchik’s San Francisco Chronicle column.

Ralph Nader Visits Dominican

  • The Marin Independent Journal was in the audience when consumer advocate and former presidential candidate Ralph Nader visited Dominican in February.

Undergraduate Research

  • Dominican University of California President Joseph R. Fink writes in the Marin Independent Journal about undergraduate research at Dominican.

Tsunami Awareness, Preparedness

  • In January, the Marin Independent Journal reported on a study by social psychologist Dr. Matthew Davis, Ph.D. in which he warned that residents of Marin’s coastal communities are largely uninformed about the correct actions to take should a tsunami hit the Northern California coast. KCBS interviewed Dr. Davis about his findings.

Breast Cancer Research

  • The Marin Independent Journal reported that Dominican breast cancer researcher Dr. Maggie Louie recently was awarded a $30,000 grant from Chicago-based Wendy Will Case Cancer Fund to support Dr. Louie’s research into the role that environmental contaminants play in the spread of breast cancer.

Religious, Cultural Influences in Pediatric Healthcare

  • ABC news, MSNBC, the Boston Globe, Scientific American, and numerous daily newspapers in Asia, Europe, and Australia were among the news outlets carrying a Reuters story about nursing chair Dr. Luanne Linnard-Palmer's book examining religious and cultural influences on healthcare treatment was featured in a recent Reuters news article. The story was picked up by Click here to read the Reuters story.

Leadership Lecture Series

  • The San Francisco Chronicle noted that Dominican University of California’s popular Leadership Lecture Series will feature talks by Ralph Nader, Isabel Allende, Suze Orman, and Paul Solman.

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