News Releases

Dominican Scholar research by alumna having worldwide impact

Isabel Paner ’18 was surprised when she heard that the research paper she presented last year at Dominican’s Scholarly and Creative Works Conference (SCW) has been downloaded by people in the United Kingdom, Spain, Argentina, South Korea, Finland, Thailand, Australia and Canada.

Psychology professor delivering mentoring research in keynote address

Mentoring relationships between students and adults may be a more practical avenue for educational success than formal programs designed to support first-generation college goers, according to researchers from Dominican University of California and Johns Hopkins University.

Students to present at Scholarly and Creative Works Conference April 17

More than 160 research presentations--ranging from the link between parental involvement and academic self-efficacy in college students, the developmental effects of e-cigarette use by teens, to the acute health effects of Northern California wildfires—will be presented at Dominican University of California’s fifth annual Scholarly and Creative Works Conference, April 17.

Supportive learning environment leads alumna to veterinary school

Currently in her second year in Veterinary School at The Ohio State University, Amanda Gaytan ’15 recalls how much she thrived in Dominican’s supportive environment. Hands-on research with faculty mentors developed her passion for science, a field biology course in New Zealand deepened her sense of community with both faculty and peers, and on-the-job training with a Dominican MBA alum solidified her decision to pursue a career in veterinary medicine

David Brooks Challenge inspires student essays in coursework

An upcoming campus lecture by author and New York Times columnist David Brooks has inspired a campus-wide writing “challenge” issued by Dominican’s Institute for Leadership Studies and the Department of Political Science and International Studies.

Annual Day of Giving

A record number of gifts from the Dominican University of California community helped raise $106,761 from 590 donors during the third annual day of giving, All In for Dominican, on March 19.

Peace Corps opportunity beckons biology major, CASC minor

Inspired by his community engagement efforts from San Rafael to Cincinnati, and with support from faculty, staff, and classmates, Biology major and Community Action and Social Change minor Dylan Martins ’19 successfully applied to the Peace Corps.

From Chicago to the BFA in Dance program stage for Senior Projects

As Pauline Mosley ’19 and Aidan O’Leary ‘19, both from Chicago, prepare for their Alonzo King LINES Ballet BFA in Dance performances in the Senior Projects this month, the inspiration for their choreographed works is drawn from their Dominican experience and summer internships

Alum mentors students interning at his start-up business

At Dominican, Rob Chase MBA ’00 gained the tools to develop and build a successful healthcare business. Now he’s paying it forward, creating internships for Dominican students and serving as a mentor as they embark on their own careers.

MS Bio Science international students pursue doctorate degrees

After gaining extensive hands-on experiences in Dominican’s MS in Biological Sciences program and publishing alongside faculty mentors in a prestigious peer-reviewed journal, international graduate students Maryam Fallatah MS ’16 and Hongye Zou MS '16 are furthering their studies as PhD students at UC Irvine and UC Davis respectively.

MFA student/poet returns to graduate program for creative writing

A workshop hosted by Dr. Joan Baranow, Director of Graduate Humanities, was the re-launching point for poet and MFA student Catharine Clark-Sayles ’19. Catharine, who grew up with a passion for literature and writing, put writing on hold when she enrolled in medical school on an army scholarship.

Nursing program alum completes humanitarian missions aboard U.S. Navy ship

Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG) Justin Valdez ’15, who has served humanitarian missions aboard the U.S. Naval Hospital Ship Comfort, has been working at the “First and Finest” United States Navy hospital in the country, an experience aided by the training and education he received in Dominican’s nursing program.

Political scientist's research focuses on State of the Union Address

When President Trump delivers his rescheduled State of the Union Address on February 5, Dominican University of California political scientist Alison Howard will be watching to see how he uses the Address to both communicate with the public and make specific requests of Congress.

2019 Spring Leadership Lecture Series lineup announced

Philanthropist and businesswoman Melinda Gates, New York Times columnist and political commentator David Brooks, former Barack Obama senior advisor Valerie Jarrett, and Jason Rezaian, former Tehran bureau chief for the Washington Post will appear at Dominican University of California in the Spring 2019 Leadership Lecture Series.

Liberal Arts meets Technology in new computer science minor

Dominican University of California today announced the launch of an innovative new degree program that pairs a liberal arts or pre-professional degree with a computer science minor. The program’s curriculum, developed with input from leading employers including Facebook, Lyft, and LinkedIn, is designed to equip graduates with hard and soft skills to compete in an increasingly digital world of work

Dr. Ruth Ramsey honored during International Education Week

Dr. Ruth Ramsey, Dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences, was named recipient of this year’s Françoise Lepage Global Achievement Award at the Consular Corps and Global Achievement Honoree Reception during International Education Week at Dominican.

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.