News Releases

JUNTOS experience inspires dance major for Fall Showcase

Zara Anwar’s performance Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA in Dance Fall Showcase on November 9-10 in Angelico Concert Hall was inspired by her work with JUNTOS Collective, a non-profit organization that engages students from across the United States to teach dance in underserved communities.

Pianist William Wolfram performs in Guest Concert Series

Pianist William Wolfram, silver medalist at both the William Kapell and the Naumburg International Piano Competitions, and a bronze medalist at the prestigious Tchaikovsky Piano Competition in Moscow, performed in the 2018-19 Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California on November 11.

Six college teams visit Dominican for Penguin Debate Tournament

Dominican University hosted 28 student teams featuring 56 individual participants from six other colleges -- UC Berkeley, the University of Utah, the University of Arizona, Humboldt State University, Claremont McKenna College, and Los Medanos Community College -- in the Fourth Annual Penguin Invitational Worlds Style/BP Debate Tournament on November 3-4 in Guzman Hall.

Alumna thriving as arts manager for City of Los Angeles

A love of art has led Tashina Garcia-Garza ’08, ‘14 MA from Victorville, a small town in the California high desert, to Los Angeles where she runs the municipal art program at the Los Angeles International Airport.

Alum utilizing golf scholarship to pursue master's degree in UK

Golf was important to Drew Nelson ’17 when he was an Academic All-American at Dominican earning his Bachelor of Arts degree in business. He didn’t know then that golf would become the link to receiving a scholarship that will allow him to pursue a Master’s of Science (MSc) in Management with a focus in Finance at Durham University in England.

Kleiner Perkins’ Randy Komisar talks with BSB students

Kleiner Perkins Advisor Randy Komisar, co-founder of Claris Corporation and CEO of LucasArts Entertainment and Crystal Dynamics, talked with Barowsky School of Business (BSB) students in Guzman Lecture Hall on September 27, sharing invaluable insight into entrepreneurship.

Dr. Hall named "Campus Champion" for supercomputing network

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has named Dr. Randy Hall, Dominican’s Dr. Lillian L.Y. Wang Endowed Professor in Chemistry, as a “Campus Champion” for the XSEDE (eXtreme Science and Engineering Discovery Environment) supercomputing network.

Guest Concert Series welcomes Wolfram piano recital Nov. 11

A guitar recital featuring Korean-born Jiji and special guest Gulli Björnsson from Iceland opened the 2018-19 Guest Concert Series at Dominican University of California on September 30. The lineup for the 18th season of GCS also includes pianist William Wolfram, the Del Sol String Quartet, and the Tilden Trio.

Actress Sally Field in conversation with Janis Cooke Newman at Dominican

Academy Award-winning actress and director Sally Field spoke in the 2018 Fall Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican University of California on September 29 in front of a crowd of more than 600. She appeared in conversation with author Janis Cooke Newman in the only stop in Northern California on the "In Pieces" national book tour.

Global learning real-world experience invaluable for MBA student

Traveling to Buenos Aires this summer to participate in the Barowsky School of Business’ Global Consulting Practicum was an invaluable experience for Josh Godoy ’16 and ’18 MBA in his new job with a worldwide software company headquartered in San Francisco.

From Adult Degree Completion program to Master's in Humanities

“I think the Humanities and Cultural Studies program was a no brainer for me for my work, I so made a really conscious decision when I chose that program because I could see very clearly the path of the degree and how that supports my professional career.” - Sara Moncada (MA Humanities ‘18)

Dominican in top third of Wall Street Journal/THE college survey

Dominican University of California ranks in the top third of U.S. colleges and universities nationally in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education college survey, focused on a university’s ability to deliver valuable outcomes and quality education for its students.

President Marcy named Visiting Scholar at Harvard Graduate School of Education

Dominican University of California President Mary B. Marcy has been named a Visiting Scholar at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE) for the fall 2018 semester. The appointment will allow Marcy to expand her research examining the future of small colleges and universities in today’s challenging higher education environment.

Employers value skills developed by The Dominican Experience

A new national study reveals that business executives want to hire students with skills associated with the liberal arts – the very skills Dominican develops and showcases through its unique model for successful student engagement, The Dominican Experience.

AVD grant supports The Dominican Experience

The Arthur Vining Davis Foundations (AVD) has awarded Dominican University of California a $190,000 grant in support of The Dominican Experience, the University’s distinctive educational model that equips students with the ability to succeed at Dominican and beyond.

Orientation Leaders welcome incoming students to Dominican

It was love at first sight for nursing major Ynez Rodriguez ’20 when she stepped foot on the Dominican campus. She decided then and there this close-knit community in Northern California was just the right fit for someone wanting to experience life beyond Southern California.

2018 ILS Fall Leadership Lecture Series lineup announced

Former Secretary of State John Kerry, actress Sally Field, presidential historian Michael Beschloss, and politician Julian Castro are appearing at Dominican University of California in the Fall 2018 Leadership Lecture Series.