Dominican students will travel to Weber State University in Utah this March to present their original research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR)
The Department of Occupational Therapy at Dominican University of California is once again accepting seniors age 60 & over into its 2012 Healthy Seniors program.
Violist Nancy Severance, a member of the San Francisco Symphony since 1982, joined fellow symphony members Dan Carlson and Peter Wyrick on stage on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 5, to perform in the Guest Concert Series in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.
An appreciative Angelico Hall crowd heard Robert Bellah, considered the greatest living sociologist of religion, speak on February 9 at Dominican University of California.
The Penguin Student-Athlete Advisory Committee at Dominican University of California staged a benefit event during a Pacific West Conference basketball doubleheader with Hawai'i Pacific University on February 23 in the Conlan Center, attracting a season-high crowd of 580.
Tony Award-winning author of "The Vagina Monologues" Eve Ensler spoke before a crowd of more than 500 on Febuary 24 in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California .
Andrei Tsygankov, Professor of International Relations and Political Science at San Francisco State University, presented “Putin and Medvedev: Back To The Future?” on February 28 in the Creekside Room at Dominican University of California.
Spencer Sherman, one of the top wealth advisors in the country and author of the bestselling book “The Cure for Money Madness” was guest speaker on March 6 in the Guzman Lecture Hall at Dominican University of California.
From studying field biology and conservation in Tanzania, to visiting the art galleries of Paris, to studying health care in Costa Rica, to working on behalf of orphans in Tijuana, Dominican students immersed themselves in a wide variety of educational, cultural, and service projects during Spring Break 2012.
Violinist Wei He, viola Yun Jie Liu and cellist Amos Yang – together known as the Bridge Chamber Virtuosi – performed March 18 in the 2011-12 Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California.
Jennifer Granholm, who in January 2002 was the first woman ever to be sworn in as governor of Michigan, will speak with her husband, leadership expert Dan Mulhern, on Sunday, March 25, in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.
Julius Anderegg, the Cousul General of Switzerland, will present “The Eurozone Crisis: Swiss Stability in the Eye of the Storm” on March 29 in the Creekside Room at Dominican University of California.
Dominican University of California is among a select group of universities invited by the Aspen Institute to be a part of a national dialogue in March in Washington, D.C. on rethinking undergraduate business education.
Ken Cook, President of Environmental Working Group, and Dan Imhoff, author of "Food Fight," were guest speakers in Angelico Hall on March 22 at a Food For Thought Author Series event hosted by Dominican's GreenMBA program and presented by Marin Organic and Point Reyes Books.
More than 45 Dominican University of California students presented 39 poster and oral presentations from original search March 29-31 at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) at Weber State University in Utah.
Jonathan Vinocour, Principal Violist of the San Francisco Symphony since 2009, will perform at Dominican University of California in Angelico Hall for the first time on April 22 to close out the 2011-12 Guest Concert Series.
Anne Lamott, bestselling author of "Some Assembly Required: A Journal of My Son’s Son," spoke on April 11 in front of a crowd of more than 500 appreciative fans in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California.
Dominican University of California was the host team for seven other teams, including perennial powerhouse BYU-Hawaii, the No. 1 ranked team in NCAA Division II, at the Pacific West Conference Women’s Tennis Championships April 19-21.
Reunion 2012 at Dominican University of California featured a variety of activities that stretched over three days beginning April 20 on and about the San Rafael campus.
The public was 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 was April 21 in Room 102 of the Joseph R. Fink Science Center on campus.
Te Manu Whakatakai “Taki” Te Koi, who scored a career-high 20 points in her final women’s basketball game, Kellie Hislop, who started the final 122 games of her softball career, and Mark Lewis, who helped lead the Penguins to a strong finish and fourth place in Pacific West Conference men’s basketball, were named the Female and Male Student-Athletes of the Year at Dominican University of California on April 29.
Writer, human rights lawyer and diplomat Ronan Farrow will receive an honorary Doctorate of Humanities degree and deliver the keynote address at Dominican University of California’s undergraduate commencement ceremony, Saturday, May 12. John R. Gaulding, founder and director of Sage Partners LLC, will receive an honorary degree and deliver the graduate commencement address, Friday, May 11.
Sydney Lewis, a junior majoring in Political Science and English at Dominican University of California, has been selected to participate in the Leon and Sylvia Panetta Institute for Public Policy’s Congressional Internship Program.
Jacques Charton, the Executive Director of Facility and Auxiliary Services for Dominican University of California, is responsible for implementing the campus’ transformation into the 21st century. He will be honored on June 15 at the North Bay Business Journal’s inaugural Facilities Managers Recognition Awards in Santa Rosa.
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Dominican University of California biologist Dr. Roland Cooper and colleagues from Portland State University, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and Drexel University have been awarded a $3.56 million, five-year grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to advance research focused on acridones, a group of organic compounds that show great potential as anti-malarial drugs.
Salman Rushdie, bestselling author of "Midnight’s Children" and "The Satanic Verses," addressed an appreciative crowd of close to 700 in Angelico Hall on September 25 in the 2012 Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
A town hall-style forum featuring candidates for the U.S. 2nd District Congressional seat and the California 10th District Assembly seat was held October 8 in Dominican University of California’s Angelico Hall.
Political science students are participating in a national research project designed by their professor focused on voting differences across the country and the media’s use of exit polls.
Educating students about key policy issues and reinforcing the importance of being knowledgeable and involved in the electoral process was achieved at Dominican University of California’s VoteSmart Challenge ’12 on October 23 in Angelico Hall.
Beginning its 11th season of providing Marin County and the Bay Area with a unique opportunity to enjoy classical music, the Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California has announced its performance lineup for the 2011-12 season beginning October 9.
A project-based thesis by three Dominican Occupational Therapy graduate students is assisting Marin County agencies in breaking down cultural barriers in the Hispanic community to identify children on the autism spectrum and connect parents to support and services.
Dominican University of California will launch a master’s program in Clinical Laboratory Science (CLS) with an emphasis in Molecular Diagnostics in fall 2013. The program, which will be the only CLS master’s program in California, comes at a time when demand for trained clinical laboratory scientists is growing both in California and throughout the United States.
American pianist William Wolfram, winner of the Silver Medal in both the William Kapell and the Naumberg International Piano Competitions, opened the 12th season of the Guest Concert Series on October 28 at Dominican University of California.
The 12 registered candidates for the newly-drawn 2nd United States Congressional District participated in a debate in front of a crowd of about 400 in Angelico Hall on the Dominican University of California campus on April 17.
Celebrity chef Ina Garten, a New York Times bestselling cookbook author and star of Emmy-winning “Barefoot Contessa” on cable television’s Food Network, addressed a capacity crowd of more than 800 in Angelico Hall November 14 in the 2012 Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
The St. Lawrence String Quartet, one of the world’s leading ensembles, made its debut appearance in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California on November 18 as a special presentation in the 2012-13 Guest Concert Series.
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.”
Top North Bay Executives shared and discussed 2012 Leadership Action Plans at a Business Edge Briefings Breakfast — "Developing Leaders To Improve Your Bottom Line" — on January 11 before a crowd of more than 50 in the Creekside Room at Dominican University of California.
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.
The 2012 autumn issue of the Torch, a publication presenting current news about the people and progress of Dominican University of California, is now available online.
Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy announced November 14 that the University has received the largest ever gift in its 122-year history.
Pulitzer Prize-winning author Jon Meacham, executive Editor of Random House and former editor of Newsweek, was guest speaker on November 30 in the final edition of the 2012 Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.
When Tammy Brawner graduated from Dominican University of California with her MBA last year, she had a dream of traveling the world and someday working for Google.
Sydney Lewis was once a member of The Harry Potter Living Learning Community at Dominican yet, what she experienced as a Panetta Institute for Public Policy Congressional Intern in Washington, D.C. during the fall semester was beyond her wildest dreams.
Educators have long debated the benefits of closed-book vs. open-book exams, with closed-book exams the prevalent choice in many courses. However, the results of a two-year study of almost 400 students by researchers at Dominican University of California indicate that open-book exams could well be a superior option when examining three outcomes: performance, anxiety, and retention of course material.
Research by associate professors of psychology Dr. Afshin Gharib and Dr. William Phillips was featured on National Public Radio’s live news talk program Talk of the Nation, as well as in The Chronicle of Higher Education and the Huffington Post. The research examined what kind of exams work best to test student knowledge, encourage retention, and keep exam-related stress low.