News Releases

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.

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.

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.

Madeleine Albright final speaker in 2018 Spring Lecture Series

Longtime journalist Maria Shriver, former United States Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, activist Cecile Richards, award-winning novelist and short story writer George Saunders, and One Book One Marin honoree Arlie Russell Hochschild headlined the 2018 Spring Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican University of California.

Inspiring student immersion trip to El Salvador has farreaching impact

Three years ago, Lianni Castro ‘04, assistant director of Campus Ministry, volunteered to have her hair shaved to lead a “Bald for a Change” women’s rights fundraiser. She did so to benefit in part CoMadres, a committee of mothers and relatives of prisoners established in 1977 to discover the truth behind the disappeared and politically assassinated during El Salvador’s civil war.

Dominican, City of Novato program focuses on reimagining citizenship

Dominican University of California and the City of Novato are creating a unique scholarship program in which students will receive a high quality college education while engaging with the community through local government. Students will gain both the intellectual capacity and the practical experience necessary to serve as informed, engaged citizens in their own community.

Occupational Therapy alumni providing impact in community

The opportunity to earn two degrees from Dominican provided Sabrena McCarley ’04 and ’09 MBA with the education and foundation to be a confident leader, which she applies to her position now as Occupational Therapy Association of California (OTAC) Chair for the Advocacy and Government Affairs Committee.