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2011 Archive

This page includes summaries of the news articles that mentioned Dominican University of California in 2011.

Terry St. John paintings on display at Dominican

Terry St. John, one of the Bay Area’s premier landscape painters, has opened an exhibit “Recent Painting, Figure and Landscape” in the San Marco Gallery at Alemany Library on the Dominican University of California campus.

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Dominican hosts open house at Edgehill Mansion

Dominican University of California hosted on Monday, January 24, to unveil the Dominican Heritage and Alumni House in the newly-renovated 123-year-old Edgehill Mansion.

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Guest Concert Series' 10th anniversary season resumes with chamber concert on February 6 at Angelico Hall

The 10th anniversary of the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California will resume at Angelico Hall in the new year on February 6 with a choice chamber concert featuring violinist Shinya Abe and San Francisco Symphony musicians.

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Keck Foundation awards $250,000 grant to Dominican

Dominican University of California has received a $250,000 grant from the W.M. Keck Foundation to purchase sophisticated scientific equipment that will significantly advance faculty research and support growth of the University’s undergraduate research program.

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Dominican receives $2 million bequest from Yin estate

Dominican University of California has received a $2 million bequest from the estate of H.B. Yin and Dominican alumna Lillian L.Y. Wang Yin, Ph.D. The gift – the largest ever individual gift supporting Dominican’s science program – will provide student tuition assistance and faculty support in the University's Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics.

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World-acclaimed Philharmonia Baroque perform next in Guest Concert Series' 10th anniversary season

The 10th anniversary of the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California will continue at Angelico Hall on March 27 with the world-acclaimed Philharmonia Baroque.

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Dominican's ILS director Dr. Denise Lucy to be inducted into Marin Women's Hall of Fame

Dr. Denise Lucy, founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California, will be inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame

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Caroline Kennedy headlines star-studded 2011 ILS Spring Lecture Series at Dominican's Angelico Hall

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy, tops an impressive array of guest speakers for the Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2011 Spring Lecture Series in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.

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Dominican LINES Ballet students invited to Monaco

Three LINES Ballet/Dominican BFA in Dance seniors have returned from Monaco after accepting invitations to the Monaco Dance Forum’s annual Tremplin Jeunes Ballet where the top 50 dance students from around the world, from Shanghai, Beijing, Hong Kong, Italy, Holland and Russia, auditioned.

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Musicians from world-acclaimed Philharmonia Baroque to perform in Guest Concert Series' 10th anniversary season

The 10th anniversary of the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California will continue on March 27 with several musicians from the world-acclaimed Philharmonia Baroque performing at Angelico Hall. Musicians Lisa Weiss and Joseph Edelberg on baroque violin, and baroque cellist David Goldblatt will appear on stage with Yuko Tanaka, Carmel Bach Festival’s Solo Harpsichordist, and baritone Craig Singleton, the Chair of the Department of Music and Performing Arts at Dominican.

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Ted Danson, Suze Orman coming to Dominican for 2011 ILS Spring Lecture Series featuring Caroline Kennedy

Emmy Award-winning actor Ted Danson and celebrity financial advisor and television host Suze Orman both will be appearing at Angelico Hall as guest speakers in the Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2011 Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.

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Dr. Denise Lucy honored by Marin Women's Hall of Fame

Dr. Denise Lucy, founder and Executive Director of the Institute for Leadership Studies at Dominican University of California, was inducted into the Marin Women’s Hall of Fame Dr. Lucy -- along with Julie Abrams, Linda Davis, Barbara Lee, Dolly Nave and Youth Leadership Institute CEO Maureen Sedonaen, who holds an MBA in Strategic Leadership from Dominican -- at Marin Women’s Hall of Fame ceremonies on March 19 in San Rafael.

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Caroline Kennedy speaking April 13 in 2011 ILS Spring Lecture Series at Dominican's Angelico Hall

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy, will speak on April 13 in Angelico Hall as part of the Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2011 Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.

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St. Lawrence String Quartet performing April 17 in 10th anniversary season of Guest Concert Series

The St. Lawrence String Quartet will be performing Sunday, April 17, in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California as part of the 10th anniversary season of the Guest Concert Series.

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Dominican University joins Department of Commerce trade mission to Indonesia, Vietnam

Dominican University of California is among the 56 colleges and universities invited to join Francisco Sánchez, Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade, on the Obama Administration’s first education services trade mission to Jakarta, Indonesia, and Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi, Vietnam, April 2-8.

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Dominican graduate student contributes to research published in "Nature" online publication

David Zucker, a graduate student in the Dominican University of California/Buck Institute for Research on Aging MS in Biological Sciences program, contributed to a study appearing in the March 30 online edition of Nature.

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Dr. Mary Marcy named President-Elect at Dominican

Dominican University of California has announced that Dr. Mary B. Marcy has been elected President of the University. Her appointment is effective July 1, 2011, when she will succeed Dr. Joseph R. Fink and become the ninth person to lead Dominican in its 121-year history.

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Caroline Kennedy addresses capacity crowd at Dominican's Angelico Hall in ILS' 2011 Spring Lecture Series

Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the 35th President of the United States John F. Kennedy, spoke to a capacity crowd of more than 800 at Angelico Hall on Wednesday, April 13, as part of the Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2011 Spring Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.

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Sudden Oak Death "Blitz" free training session on Saturday at Dominican Science Center

The public is invited to participate in a free training session at Dominican University of California on how to identify Sudden Oak Death (SOD) symptoms and collect samples for testing. The session is on Saturday, April 16, from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m. in Science Center Room 102.

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Dr. Nicola Pitchford named Dean of School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Dominican University

Dr. Nicola Pitchford named Dean of School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at Dominican University

Dominican University of California has announced that Dr. Nicola Pitchford has been selected new Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences at the University. She will replace interim dean Philip Novak whose term is ending June 30.

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Dr. Abraham Verghese speaks to capacity crowd in finale of ILS Spring Lecture Series featuring Caroline Kennedy

A capacity of crowd of more than 850 filled Angelico Hall on April 27 as Dr. Abraham Verghese, Professor for the Theory and Practice of Medicine at the Stanford University School of Medicine and Senior Associate Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine, was guest speaker in the “One Book One Marin” presentation at Dominican University of California.

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Dominican hosts "CEO Summitt on International Trade"

Business promotion officers from U.S. Embassies throughout Europe participated in "CEO Summitt on International Trade" on May 10 at Dominican University of California.

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Dominican's Service-Learning program named to President's Community Service Honor Roll

Dominican University of California has been named to the 2010 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, the highest federal recognition a college or university can receive for its commitment to volunteering, service-learning and civic engagement.

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Retiring Dominican President Joseph R. Fink delivers Commencement address to record Class of 2011

Retiring Dominican University of California President Joseph R. Fink, who led the institution’s transformation from a small college of 650 students into a vibrant University of more than 2,300 students during his 23-year tenure, presented the Commencement address at ceremonies on May 14 in Forest Meadows Amphitheater.

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St. Lawrence String Quartet, featuring Stanford musicians, concludes 10th anniversary season of Guest Concert Series

The St. Lawrence String Quartet, featuring Stanford University Music Faculty, performed April 17 in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California as part of the 10th anniversary season of the Guest Concert Series.

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International Temperament Experts Present Research at Dominican University of California

Leading psychologists and temperament experts from the United States and Europe discussed their research at the “17th Occasional Temperament Conference,” October 17 and 18 at Dominican. Since it began in Louisville in 1978, the Occasional Temperament Conference has been meeting roughly every other year (hence the name Occasional). The last conference was held two years ago at Brown University.

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Melba Beals to Be Honored for Her Role in Civil Rights Movement

Civil rights figure Melba Pattillo Beals, chair of Dominican’s Department of Communications, will be honored in Little Rock, Ark., this month during ceremonies to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the desegregation of Little Rock Central High School by the Little Rock Nine.

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Dominican University of California Inks Agreement with San Francisco Unified School District

Dominican University of California has partnered with the San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) to train intern teachers this fall. The move comes as the district anticipates a shortage of teachers in math, science, and special education in fall 2005.

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Booker Harris named new basketball coach at Dominican

Booker T. Harris, a member of the USF Dons’ NCAA Division I tournament team in 1998 who was the top assistant coach for NCAA Div. II perennial powerhouse Metro State in Denver the past two seasons, has been named the new men’s head basketball coach at Dominican University of California, the University announced May 17.

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Dominican repeats as PacWest academic champion

For the second year in a row, Dominican University of California has been awarded the Pacific West Conference’s Academic Achievement Award, the first school in the current nine-team league to win the award in its first two years as a PacWest member institution.

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Retiring Dominican President Joseph R. Fink delivers Commencement address to record Class of 2011

Retiring Dominican University of California President Joseph R. Fink, who led the institution’s transformation from a small college of 650 students into a vibrant University of more than 2,300 students during his 23-year tenure, presented the Commencement address at ceremonies on May 14 in Forest Meadows Amphitheater.

Retiring Dominican President Joseph R. Fink delivers Commencement address to record Class of 2011 - Read More…

NCAA grants Dominican full certification in Division II athletics beginning this upcoming 2011 season

Less than three years after joining the Pacific West Conference, Dominican University of California on July 8 received notification from the National Collegiate Athletic Association that it has been granted full membership privileges by the NCAA Division II Committee. This is the final step in becoming an across-the-board active Division II program.

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KGO's Cheryl Jennings co-presenting "Our Fertile Ground" exhibit in Dominican's Alemany Library Gallery

The Alemany Library at Dominican University of California is presenting a photography exhibit -- “Our Fertile Ground: Helping South African Children With HIV/AIDS” -- that began July 16 with an Opening Reception in the library's first-floor gallery.

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First Year Experience Focuses on `Big History'

First Year Experience Focuses on `Big History'

Dominican University of California’s incoming freshmen will spend their first year exploring the origins and evolution of the universe in an interactive, multi-disciplinary course based on "Big History." Throughout the year, students will gain a greater understanding of today’s issues by studying the many links between nature and humankind.

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Discovery Channel features Dominican's `Disasterman'

Psychology Professor Dr. Matt Davis -- known around campus as “Disasterman” -- is one of the experts featured in the Discovery Channel’s new Curiosity series.

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"Glee's" Jane Lynch, "Hardball's" Chris Matthews, authors  Hosseini, McCullough, Bryson top Lecture Series

"Glee's" Jane Lynch, "Hardball's" Chris Matthews, authors Hosseini, McCullough, Bryson top Lecture Series

"Glee" actress Jane Lynch, "Hardball" presenter Chris Matthews, bestselling authors Khaled Hosseini, David McCullough and Bill Bryson, and cosmologist Brian Swimme will headline Dominican University of California’s Leadership Lecture Series this fall.

"Glee's" Jane Lynch, "Hardball's" Chris Matthews, authors Hosseini, McCullough, Bryson top Lecture Series - Read More…

President Mary Marcy Welcomes Students to 2011-12 Academic Year

As a new academic year gets underway this week, Dominican University of California welcomes 430 freshmen and transfer students to the Dominican community. Total enrollment exceeds 2,100 undergraduate and graduate students.

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Dominican Begins Construction on Athletics Field Complex

Construction of a new multi-purpose, synthetic-turf field and athletics complex with six new tennis courts is underway at Dominican University of California, Athletics Director Terry Tumey has announced.

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Pedro Guevara named Dominican's first-ever PacWest Preseason Player of the Year

Pedro Guevara, who was named first team All-Pacific West Conference and third team NCAA All-West Region last season for the Dominican University of California men’s soccer team, has been selected PacWest Preseason Player of the Year, the league announced August 31.

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Dominican to host CEO Discussion Following Hillary Clinton's Address to APEC Women/Economy Summit

Dominican University of California will broadcast a live simulcast of Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton’s keynote address to the APEC (Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Forum) Women and the Economy Summit on Friday, September 16. A panel discussion focused on women’s leadership in the new economy will follow the simulcast.

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Bestselling Novelist Khaled Hosseini speaking at ILS Fall Lecture Series on September 15 at Angelico Hall

Dominican’s 2011 Fall Lecture Series continues on Thursday night, September 15, with bestselling author Khaled Hosseini presenting "The Kite Runner Graphic Novel," a new rendering of his bestselling novel of two boys growing up in Afghanistan.

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Dominican LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance student wins Princess Grace Foundation scholarship award

The last time Dominican LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance student Jeffrey Van Sciver went to New York City with his mother, Iris, it was to enroll in The Juilliard School. Due to injury, his studies at Juilliard were cut short. But, on November 1, he will return to Manhattan with his mom to mark another major significant step in his dance career: To collect a $10,000 grant from the Princess Grace Foundation.

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'Glee' actress and Emmys host Jane Lynch speaks at Dominican's ILS Lecture Series at Angelico Hall

Actress Jane Lynch, who hosted this year's Primetime Emmys on FOX, appeared September 25 in front of a near capacity crowd of 800 in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California as a speaker in Dominican’s Leadership Lecture Series.

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Dominican graduate student awarded NIH $100,000 grant

Dominican University of California graduate student Esmeralda Ponce has been awarded a $100,000 grant by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in support of her research focused on examining the role environmental contaminants play in the progression of breast cancer.

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Dominican's Alemany Library Partners With MARINet

The Archbishop Alemany Library at Dominican University of California has joined with the Marin County library consortium, known as MARINet, to provide an improved, faster and state-of-the-art integrated library system for its students, faculty and staff.

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"Hardball" host Matthews at Dominican on Wednesday

Chris Matthews, news anchor and political commentator best known for his nightly hour-long MSNBC talk show “Hardball,” will be appeared at Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California on Wednesday night, November 9, in the Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2011 Fall Lecture Series.

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Quartet San Francisco performs in Guest Concert Series

Quartet San Francisco, classical crossover specialists who have been nominated five times for Grammy awards, performed in the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California on November 13 in Angelico Hall.

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Faculty members compose poem for President Marcy

Here is a poem by Dominican faculty members Joan Baranow, Carlos Rodriguez, Thomas Burke, Judy Halebsky read in honor of Mary B. Marcy on the occasion of her Presidential Inauguration on October 29 at Angelico Hall.

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President Marcy's Inauguration Address

Here is Dr. Mary B. Marcy’s Presidential Inauguration Address during Installment Ceremonies at Angelico Hall on Saturday, October 29.

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Mary B. Marcy Installed as Dominican's Ninth President

On October 29, Mary B. Marcy was officially installed as the ninth president of Dominican University of California. This was the first time in more than two decades, and only the ninth time ever, that the 122-year-old institution has installed a new president.

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Dominican invited by CPD to lead International Project

The Commission on Presidential Debates (CPD) has invited Dominican University of California to lead an international project focused on stimulating international student involvement in civic engagement.

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2011 ILS Fall Lecture Series draws record crowds

In its eighth year, the Institute for Leadership Studies’ 2011 Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California set attendance records for its seven-event schedule that featured three capacity crowds in Angelico Hall.

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National recognition for Pre-Med Mentor Program

The Dominican Pre-Med Mentor Program, offered in association with Kaiser Permanente-Northern California, was featured at this year’s annual meeting of the Association of American Medical Colleges in Denver, CO.

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