News Releases

Orientation Leaders ready to welcome incoming students Wednesday

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 will appear at Dominican University of California in the Fall 2018 Leadership Lecture Series.

Business classes, activities prepare student for Miss California pageant

Whether she was attending business classes, working with friends in the Barowsky Students’ Association or speaking to perfect strangers in Toastmasters, Olga Kolin ’19 never imagined that the skills and confidence she gained at Dominican would lead her to speak on a big stage in front of thousands at the Miss California pageant.

New study highlights value of on-campus social support

Supportive relationships with teachers, advisors, and other staff members help students to develop hope, a key factor that impacts a student’s ability to persist and succeed in college, according to a new study published this month by researchers from Dominican University of California and the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater.

John Lithgow, Dr. Mary Yeager deliver Commencement keynote address

Stressing the power of relationship building, award-winning actor John Lithgow and his spouse, economic historian Mary Yeager, delivered the keynote address as Dominican celebrated Commencement 2018 on May 12 by conferring degrees on 479 students, including 326 undergraduates and 153 graduates.

Rivals turned friends from Hawaii now heading to law school

When David Nguyen ‘18 and Josh Rosenberg ’18 competed against each other in soccer for rival high schools in Hawaii, they had no idea they would carry the Aloha spirit to Dominican and become friends with the same aspirations to attend law school.

Federal grant supports nursery plant research at Dominican

The National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California (NORS-DUC) has been awarded a $513,000 federal grant to continue studies focused on eliminating quarantined diseases of nursery plants in order to safeguard plant health and the environment.

Students participate in opening of national civil rights memorial

Cheyenne Sykes ’20 and Mariah Ashby ’19 were in Montgomery, Alabama where they were invited to attend the two-day grand opening of the National Memorial for Peace and Justice, and the Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration on April 26-27.

Dominican women's soccer hosts North Bay Fire Relief benefit event

Dominican University of California Athletics and the Penguins women's soccer program hosted a North Bay Fire Relief benefit quintuple header featuring other Bay Area college teams on Sunday, April 22, at Kennelly Field in the John Allen Sports Complex on the Dominican campus.

Honors student focuses on policy change for SCW Conference project

For her senior thesis Mujeres in Action, Samantha Hunt ’18 has applied the knowledge she gained from personal experiences in El Salvador; Tijuana; Washington, D.C.; and Uganda to research designed to bring awareness to female-led Civil Society Organizations and their plight to cause policy change.

John Lithgow, Mary Yeager to deliver keynote address at Commencement

Dominican University of California is pleased to announce that the accomplished actor John Lithgow and his spouse, the eminent economic historian Mary Yeager will jointly deliver the keynote address at the University’s 2018 Commencement ceremony on Saturday, May 12 at 10 a.m.

Students spend spring break in Patagonia for global conservation

In a spring break trip to gain perspective of their role in protecting the environment on a global level, students in Professor Vania Coelho’s upper division BIO 3505 International Field Biology class recently visited the Patagonia region of Argentina.

Biology major earns fellowship to conduct malaria research in Malawi

After spending last summer in the SSRP Amgen Scholars program at Stanford University studying coral reef organisms, Biology major Dimitrios Camacho ’19 will spend this summer as the first Dominican student in the UC Berkeley Minority Health Disparities International Research Training (MHIRT) fellowship program to conduct malaria research in Malawi.

Dominican receives PacWest Academic Achievement Award again

Dominican’s student-athletes continue to excel in the classroom. Since the University’s 2009 transition to NCAA Division II athletics, Dominican has led the Pacific West Conference in academic performance for seven out of the last eight years.

Denise Lucy joins Marin General Hospital Board of Directors

The Marin General Hospital Board of Directors has appointed Dr. Denise Lucy, Founder and Executive Director of Dominican University of California’s Institute for Leadership Studies (ILS) and Professor of Business & Organizational Studies, as a new member of the hospital board.

Research by Dominican professor examines State of Union Address

Reporters from USA Today and the San Jose Mercury News talked with Dominican University political scientist Alison Howard about President Trump’s first State of the Union address. Howard and colleague Donna Hoffman, professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Northern Iowa, have spent more than a decade studying how presidents use the State of the Union address to communicate with the public and request legislation of Congress.