News Releases

Site-specific art installation project takes shape across campus

In a unique form of self-expression, Art 1082/3D Design students will visualize their thoughts and ideas through nine site-specific art installations they are creating across the Dominican campus to be displayed this week, weather permitting, from October 24-31.

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.

Presidential hopeful Julian Castro speaking in ILS Fall Lecture Series

Politician -- and possible 2020 U.S. presidential candidate -- Julian Castro will close the 2018 Fall Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican University of California in San Rafael on Thursday, October 25, at 7 p.m. The series is presented by Dominican in partnership with Book Passage.

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.

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.