This page includes summaries of the news articles that mentioned Dominican University of California in 2008. Links to the articles are included, but please note that some sites require registration or may have expired.
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- A front-page story in the Ukiah Daily Journal outlines the many options offered by Dominican in Mendocino County for students interested in careers in teaching.
Dominican Raises Money for Ugandan Village
- A campus-wide fundraising initiative raised more than $2,500 to purchase a 10,000-gallon water tank to collect rain water for the village of Mityana in Uganda, reports the Marin Independent Journal.
- Dominican students participate in numerous internship programs with companies located throughout the Bay Area, notes the North Bay Business Journal.
Little Rock 9 member Melba Beals, chair of Dominican's Department of Communications, joined Brian Oxman and Kathryn Milofsky on "Insight" on AM 830 KLAA, the Los Angeles Angels Radio Network, to talk about the celebration of Martin Luther King Junior's birthday and a "New Birth of Freedom" on the historic event of Barack Obama's inauguration. Beals talked about the meaning of the black struggle for civil rights, her experience of integrating Southern education in the 1950s, and whether the Obama phenomena will translate into fulfilling the promise of racial equality.
- Dominican is one of 119 schools in the United States to be recognized for community engagement by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, reports the Marin Independent Journal.
New Certificate Program focuses on Sustainability
- Dominican has launched a certificate program focused on sustainability, enabling executives to "green" their MBA degrees. Leaders in the business and nonprofit world who do not have an MBA but have significant management experience also can enroll, reports both the Marin Independent Journal and The North Bay Business Journal.
Civil rights pioneer Melba Beals, chair of Dominican's Department of Communication, talks with the Associated Press and ABC-7 about Barack Obama's victory. Beals was among the nine African-American teenagers - The Little Rock Nine - who 51 years ago advanced the civil rights movement with the integration of Little Rock's Central High School.
- President Fink addressed student involvement in the presidential election in an op-ed published by the Marin Independent Journal.
- In a front-page Marin Independent Journal article about Dominican's VoteSmart Challenge '08, President Fink highlighted the importance of voting in the presidential election. "It is all the more important that those of you in this audience become involved. Change is really going to come from you who are young." he said.
President Fink Honored with Leadership Award
- The North Bay Leadership Council honored Dominican University President Joseph Fink with the council's "Caught in the Act of Leadership" award for his transformation of the campus since he became the eighth head of the university in 1988, reports the Marin Independent Journal.
- The retailers that might show profits despite the economic crisis are those who deal with products that are potentially energy-saving," said Dr. Luis Calingo, dean of the School of Business and Leadership, in a Marin Independent Journal story about consumer spending.
Green Business Plan
- A report issued by Dominican's School of Business and Leadership concludes that California needs a more comprehensive ‘green’ business plan of the sort being implemented in the European Union, the Netherlands and New Zealand. The story was carried by GreenBiz.com and Britain's Energy Efficiency News.
Forum on Financial Crisis
- Financial experts from Dominican's School of Business and Leadership discussed the $700 billion Wall Street bailout during a special forum on the financial crisis. The story appeared in the Marin Independent Journal.
- Psychology professor Dr. Matthew Davis, who studies natural disasters and preparedness, talks with the Columbus Dispatch about public reaction following Hurricane Ike.
- Dominican's Green MBA ties together finances, ecological sustainability, and social justice, notes the Boston Globe in a story about green master's degrees.
- Green MBA alum Alex Szabo, CEO and founder of online office supply retailer TheGreenOffice, talks with the San Francisco Chronicle about his company being the first in its industry to stop selling products made from polyvinyl chloride (PVC).
The Arts at Dominican
No Excuses University
- Dominican adopts a third-grade classroom at Bahia Vista School, which has joined the nationwide “No Excuses University. Click here for the Marin Independent Journal article.
- "If Dominican was good in 2007 (the Penguins finished in a tie at the top of the Cal Pac Conference with Menlo), they could be great in 2008," according to the Marin Independent Journal in a feature story about the women's soccer team.
It's Never too Late to Return to School
- Dominican student Barbara Bonardi was among the students profiled by the San Francisco Chronicle as part of a feature on older students who return to college.
NCAA Division II
- "Dominican University's athletic program has had its share of success in recent years. Now the school has a chance to take that success to an entirely different level," states the Marin Independent Journal in a story about Dominican's move to NCAA Division II.
- Dominican faculty and students, including students enrolled in the new MS in Biological Sciences offered in partnership with the Buck Institute for Age Research, will conduct research in the newly opened stem cell training lab, noted the Marin Independent Journal.
- The future is bright for green entrepreneurs, noted Sarah Diefendorf, executive director of the Environmental Finance Center at Dominican University of California, in a Marin Independent Journal story about enviro-friendly businesses.
- Demand grows for graduate business degrees focused on sustainability, noted the Sustainability: The Journal of Record. The publication carried an interview with Dominican's Green MBA Program Director John Stayton.
BA in Sustainable Communities
- Both the Marin Independent Journal and the North Bay Business Journal/Santa Rosa Press Democrat carried stories about Dominican's plans to add a BA in Sustainable Communities to the University's Pathways offerings.
- Dominican’s undergraduate commencement generated considerable media attention due to the appearance of Burma’s prime minister in exile Dr. Sein Win. Dr. Sein Win accepted an honorary doctor of laws degree on behalf of his cousin Aung San Suu Kyi, who has spent the 12 of the past 16 years under house arrest in Burma. The San Francisco Chronicle, ABC-7, KRON, and Reuters all attended commencement. In addition, the Marin Independent Journal talked with both Dr. Sein Win and President Joseph R. Fink prior to commencement. Stories also appeared in The Contra Costa Times and The Oakland Tribune.
Dominican University/LINES Ballet BFA in Dance
- Courtney Herold-Prayer, a ballet dancer since age 8, is among the 16 incoming freshmen accepted into the Dominican University of California/LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program this fall. The Moscow-Pullman Daily News talks with Courtney about her decision to focus on both education and dance.
Whirling Dervishes at Dominican
- The San Francisco Chronicle writes about The International Sufism Symposium and Dominican performance by the Whirling Dervishes. The conference and performance are a cooperative program of the International Association of Sufism and Dominican’s Humanities Department.
- A Newsweek story about business schools offering degrees focused on corporate social responsibility notes that the term Green MBA has been trademarked by Dominican.
- Marie Kerpan, Green MBA, talks with NPR about green-collar jobs and careers.
- The Marin Independent Journal talked with psychology professor Dr. Matthew Davis about his latest research project examining the effectiveness of a public education initiative focused on disaster preparation. In an editorial, the newspaper notes that the research is being used to help expand the initiative.
- John Stayton, Green MBA, talks with Sustainable Industries about the recent increase in jobs focused on corporate social responsibility.
Iraqi Student Project
- Dominican is one of more than 15 universities nationwide offering to waive tuition for Iraqi refugees beginning fall 2008. The Marin Independent Journal and San Francisco's KCBS radio covered the story.
New Master's Program
- A San Francisco Business Times story highlights the new MS in Biology with an emphasis on Age Research being offered by Dominican and The Buck Institute for Age Research.
San Francisco’s ABC-7 was on campus earlier this month interviewing John Stayton, Green MBA, for a story about businesses offering green incentives to employees. John’s commentary was included in the segment about incentives offered by several Bay Area companies, including Yahoo and Cliff Bar.
Stem Cell Research
- In an opinion article appearing in the Marin Independent Journal, Dr. Sibdas Ghosh, chair of the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, discussed some of the stem cell research underway at Dominican. The newspaper also attended a half-day conference on stem cell research, co-sponsored by Dominican and Zero Breast Cancer. Click here to view the article.
- Dominican's Green MBA "shines a new light on the business school" notes North Bay Biz magazine in a four-page feature story about the program.
- In a review of Dr. Cynthia Stokes Brown's book Big History: From the Big Bang to the Present, the Toronto Star notes: "You'll be amazed by the lucidity and simplicity with which Brown weaves this really, really grand narrative – the physics of the universe, the geology of the Earth, the biology of life, and the history of humanity – into a coherent and always compelling story." Dr. Brown is professor emerita of education at Dominican.
- Dominican's Green MBA program gives students the tools to make widespread change, noted the Santa Rosa Press Democrat in a feature story about the popular business program.
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