Dominican in the News

This page includes summaries of most recent news articles that mentioned Dominican University of California. Links to the articles are included, but please note that some sites require registration or may have expired.

Reimagining Citizenship cohort class coming to Dominican

  • In a July 8 front page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Novato students participating in the Reimagining Citizenship scholarship program promoting civic engagement through Dominican are recognized.

Dominican president investing in private colleges' future

  • In a June 26 story in the Times Higher Education of the United Kingdom, Dominican President Mary Marcy optimistically addresses the challenge of a decline in enrollment in private colleges across the United States.

Alumna featured in Disney Pixar's Incredibles 2 movie

  • In a June 25 article in the Sonoma County Index Tribune, the role Kelly Bonbright '05 played as script supervisor of the hit animated film Incredibles 2 is explained and how her education at Dominican contributed to it.

U.S. women's steeplechase history features Dominican coach

  • In the June issue of Lope Magazine, Penguins cross country coach Teressa DiPerna, a graduate of Penn State University, is featured as one of the pioneers in the history of the United States according to women's steeplechase.

Ronan Farrow quote from 2012 Commencement on best list

  • In the June 4 issue of BestLifeOnline.com, a quote from journalist and television commentator Ronan Farrow, Dominican's Commencement address speaker in 2012, is recognized as the one of the 50 most inspirational among graduation speeches.

MBA grad helping Golden State Warriors in playoffs

  • In a May 14 feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dominican graduate and Warriors' assistant coach Chris DeMarco '09 '11 MBA helps prepare the team for its Western Conference Finals opponent, the Houston Rockets.

Goal-setting study at Dominican cited in national publication

  • In a May 14 story in Entrepreneur magazine, research at Dominican by psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews is featured as an asset in developing tools to help create new goals.

Dominican research supports summer reading program

  • In a May 13 article in the Lake County News about the Lakeport Library, a study by Dominican in 2010 concluding that students in a summer reading program exhibit better reading skills at end of third grade is cited.

John Lithgow, Mary Yeager deliver Commencement keynote address

  • In a May 13 story in the Marin Independent Journal, actor John Lithgow and his spouse, economic historian Dr. Mary Yeager, deliver keynote address at Commencement as 479 students -- 326 undergraduates and 153 graduates -- are conferred degrees.

Business forum features foreign service officers

  • In the May 7 issue of the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican business students attend an "Access Asia: Healthcare and Life Sciences" forum featuring eight foreign service officers of the U.S. Department of Commerce,.

Dominican addressing nursing shortage

  • In an April 30 segment on KRON-TV in San Francisco, Dr. Ruth Ramsey, Dean of the School of Health and Natural Sciences and former chair of the Occupational Therapy Department, is interviewed on campus about a shortage of nurses and how Dominican is countering it.

Dominican alum featured in New York Times sports story

  • In an April 14 article in the New York Times, Chris DeMarco '09 '11 MBA, an assistant coach for the defending NBA World Champion Golden State Warriors, wins a bet with players by showing his basketball dunking abilities he acquired while playing with the Penguins.

U.S. Congressman Jared Huffman leads Student Summit at Dominican

  • A Student Summit on School Safety and Gun Violence Prevention at Dominican hosted by Representative Jared Huffman on March 18 receives media coverage from KPIX-TV in San Francisco to KQED to the Santa Rosa Press Democrat.

Dominican participates in #NationalSchoolWalkout Day cause

  • In a March 15 photo collage in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican students, faculty, and staff are pictured in a ceremony supporting National School Walkout Day to honor Parkland shooting victims and advocating for gun control.

National publication focuses on The Dominican Experience

  • In a March 11 feature in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dominican and President Mary Marcy are highlighted for leading the way with the University's signature program  -- The Dominican Experience -- as a model for small colleges across the country to pledge an intensively personalized learning experience for all students.

President Marcy paper aimed at small college issues

  • In a March 11 story in the Chronicle of Higher Education, Dominican President Mary Marcy, in a 2017 white paper to the Association of Governing Boards of Universities and Colleges, outlines five approaches small colleges should address in the future.

Business major named PacWest Conference Co-Player Player of Year

  • In a March 1 story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Natalie Diaz '19, a Business Administration major, is named the Co-Player of the Year for women's basketball in the Pacific West Conference on the eve of the Lady Penguins' appearance in the PacWest Tournament.

Nursing majors embrace opportunity to play softball at Dominican

  • In a February 24 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, nursing majors and Penguin softball teammates Gaby Katafias and Karitza Reyes appreciate the chance to pursue academic and athletic dreams at Dominican

Psychology major sets Dominican women's soccer scoring school record

  • In a February 5 feature story in the Windsor Times, Mariah Meza '18, a senior majoring in Psychology, is honored at halftime of a Penguins basketball game for becoming the all-time leading goal scorer and points leader in women's soccer in the school's NCAA Division II era.

Editorial praises Dominican, Novato leaders for civic engagement

  • In a January 14 editorial in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican President Mary Marcy and Novato Mayor Josh Fryday are lauded for being architects for a partnership that sets a strong model for encouraging young people to pursue careers and involvement in public service.

Dominican partners with City of Novato on reimagining citizenship program

  • In a January 11 front page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican and the City of Novato collaborate on a unique program that enables qualifying Novato students to receive scholarship money to attend the University while serving a paid internship with City of Novato.

President Marcy reflects on 2017 fall semester in national publication

  • In a January 3 commentary in Inside Higher Education, Dominican President Mary Marcy surveys the impact on college campuses following a trying and tumultuous time in 2017 and offers cause of perseverance and optimism going forward.

Senior Sandra Ikeora leads Dominican's women's basketball team

  • In a November 30 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Communications major Sandra Ikeora goes from anemic to amazing at Dominican to be on the verge of setting a school career scoring record for the Lady Penguins.

New research study aimed at coral protection

  • In a November 29 story in the Marin Independent Journal, a study led by Dominican professor Dr. Vania Coelho focuses on how "shading" can combat rising ocean temperatures and their impact on coral reefs

Penguins' men's basketball team relying on youth movement

  • In a November 29 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican men's basketball head coach Booker T. Harris is counting on the contributions of five freshmen in NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference play this year.

Response by Dominican to North Bay wildfires hailed

  • In an October 30 article in the San Francisco Business Times, the reaction and response of businesses such as Dominican to community impacted by the North Bay Fires is chronicled, especially the creation of a Red Cross staging center in Conlan Center.

Dominican hosts Red Cross staging center, wildfire evacuees

  • In an October 20 front page story in the Marin Independent Journal and coverage by KCBS Radio in San Francisco, Dominican is hailed for housing Red Cross volunteers and staff from all over the country in the Conlan Center plus evacuees from the North Bay wildfires in its residence halls.

Research by Dominican professor focuses on goal-setting

  • In a September 5 article in the Huffington Post, research on achieving career goals in life by Dominican psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews is prominently featured.

Marin Small Business Center growing at Dominican

  • In an August 27 story in the Marin Independent Journal, the Barowsky School of Business is now hosting the Marin Small Business Development Center (SBDC)  which will allow business students at Dominican more access to local entrepreneurs and organizations.

Psychology professor's research aimed at successful goal-setting

  • In a July 14 article in the Florida Times Union in Jacksonville, research by Dominican psychology professor Dr. Gail Matthews about achieving goals by writing them down is cited in helping people on a successful career path.

MBA graduate coaches rookie league team for NBA world champions

  • In a July 24 feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, Chris DeMarco '09 and '11 MBA explains his journey from Global Management business student at Dominican to being the head coach for the Golden State Warriors' NBA Rookie League team in Las Vegas.

2017 Fall Leadership Lecture Series lineup announced

  • In a June 29 story in the Marin Independent Journal, the lineup for the 2017 Fall Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican includes CBS anchor Dan Rather, first daughters Barbara and Jenna Bush, CNN commentator Van Jones, TV host Reza Aslan, Gold Star father Khizr Khan, and bestselling author Amy Tan.

Dominican ranked nationally in Wall Street Journal College Survey

  • In a June 16 article in The Wall Street Journal, Dominican is ranked 221 out of 1,061 institutions across the United States based on performance indicators that explore if the student body is diverse, challenged, and engaged; and whether graduates find satisfying jobs and earn competitive salaries.

Reference librarian featured in international publication

  • In the May 29 United States online edition of the United Kingdom's The Guardian newspaper, Nnekay FitzClarke, a reference librarian in Alemany Library at Dominican, is profiled among librarians who are challenging the stereotypical images of people in their profession.

Dominican business school alum prospering as Golden State Warriors coach

  • In a May 22 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, former Dominican basketball star Chris DeMarco '09 and '11 MBA explains his journey to becoming a member of the Golden State Warriors coaching staff in the NBA Finals for the third consecutive year.

Student address focuses on unity, diversity at Dominican Commencement ceremonies

  • In a May 14 front-page centerpiece in the Marin Independent Journal, seniors Tegist Worku and Hawi Awash, immigrants from Ethiopia, deliver student address following keynote address by Janet Brown, Executive Director of Commission on Presidential Debates, at Dominican's 2017 Commencement ceremonies.

Chemistry major to conduct research at BioMarin pharmaceutical company

  • In a May 7 "Sunday Snapshot" in the Marin Independent Journal, Nicole McIntosh explains her love for science and her research, which includes being part of a group studying sea sponge molecules to see if they have potential to spearhead an alternative approach to develop less-addictive opioids.

Psychology professor, alumna weigh in on concern over popular Netflix series

  • In a May 7 article in the Marin Independent Journal, psychology professor LeeAnn Bartolini and Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke '74, opine about "13 Reasons Why," a controversial series criticized for glorifying teenage suicide.

Dominican students provide data for Point Reyes National Seashore scientists

  • In a April 10 feature on NBC Bay Area, Dominican students Luz Torres, Sheridan Wilner, and Megan Church, along with faculty mentor Doreen Gurrola, research the location and movement of beached elephant seals at Point Reyes National Seashore.

Humane education research presented at national conference

  • In an April 6 front-page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Danielle Davis '19 and her faculty mentor, Dr. Afshin Gharib, explain how their study with animals helps increase both empathy and self-esteem in children.

CNN features LINES Ballet BFA in Dance alumna Lani Dickinson '16

  • In a March 31 feature on CNN, Lani Dickinson, who graduated last May from Dominican's BFA in Dance program, is recognized for her remarkable achievement and courage in overcoming a physical handicap to launch a professional career with the AXIS Dance Company.

Dominican offering poetic medicine master of fine arts program

  • In a March 20 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Joan Baranow, director of Dominican's Graduate Humanities program, discusses a unique master of fine arts program with a focus on narrative/poetic therapeutic medicine.

Student organizes 'Poverty Simulation' exercise for senior thesis

  • In a March 18 front page article in the Marin Independent Journal, Hawi Awash '17, an Interdisciplinary Studies major, explains her childhood inspiration for her senior thesis focused on helping others understand homelessness to help create change.

Dominican expanding housing to townhome-style apartments close to campus

  • In a February 17 front page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican announces that it will lease townhome-style apartments near campus and downtown San Rafael to residential students beginning the fall of 2017.

Op-ed commits to protect the rights of every student

  • In a February 12 op-ed in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican President Mary B. Marcy collaborates with College of Marin President David Wain Coon and Marin County Superintendent of Schools Mary Jane Burke '74 and '76 to lend support to the diverse array of students and their right to to an education.

San Marco Gallery hosting "The Right to Remain Human" exhibit

  • In a February 8 article in the Marin Independent Journal, the newest art exhibit in Alemany Library's San Marco Gallery explores the justice system.

Longtime Dominican employee honored at halftime of basketball game

  • In a February 7 column in the Marin Independent Journal, Willie Long, a dedicated employee and devoted supporter of Dominican, is recognized for his contributions during halftime of a Penguins' men's basketball game in Conlan Center.

GetThePicture rock video makes debut at Dominican/Canal Alliance event

  • In a February 4 story in the Marin Independent Journal, the premiere of the "Get the Picture" video takes place during panel discussion led by Canal Alliance on immigration in Guzman Lecture Hall at Dominican.

Univision Noticias TV 14 reports on immigration panel discussion at Dominican

  • In a January 30 newscast on Univision Noticias TV 14 in San Francisco, a Canal Alliance panel discussion on immigration and DACA hosted by Associated Students of Dominican University (ASDU) attracts a standing-room-only crowd.

"The Dominican Experience" lauded in L.A Daily News

  • In a December 30 commentary in the Los Angeles Daily News, "The Dominican Experience" is praised by The Council of Independent Colleges focusing on the future of higher education.

Dominican men's basketball team looks to stay healthy in 2016-17 season

  • In a season preview on December 11 in the Marin Independent Journal, the Penguins' men's basketball team is relying on the return to good health of its top players and leaders.

Lady Penguins basketball team sets sights on PacWest tournament

  • In a season preview on December 9 in the Marin Independent Journal, the women's basketball team at Dominican is hoping to overcome early-season injuries to make another run at the Pacific West Conference tournament.

KTVU Channel 2 interviews Dominican students at Bernie Sanders event

  • In a December 2 segment on KTVU Fox Channel 2's 10'Clock News, three Dominican students -- all College Debate 2016 delegates -- are interviewed prior to Bernie Sanders' appearance at Dominican.

Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders speaks in Dominican lecture series

  • In a December 2 front-page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Bernie Sanders addresses a capacity crowd in Angelico Concert Hall in the Institute for Leadership Studies' 2016 Fall Lecture Series.

Community partners' forum addresses issue of homelessness

  • In a November 18 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican and its Service-Learning program recruit community partners to tackle the homelessness problem as part of the University's Democracy and Equity program.

AHSS Dean's op-ed focuses on environmental sustainability

  • In a November 14 opinion piece in the Marin Independent Journal, Laura Dean, Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, discusses ways and means to commit to smart growth.

College Debate 2016 students attend final Presidential Debate in Las Vegas

  • In a November 8 story in Marinscope Newspapers, College Debate 2016 social media intern Carly Holboke and CD16 delegate Hallie Balch are featured discussing how they and other millennials were energized by the Presidential Election this year.

LINES ballet BFA in Dance program flourishing in 10th year

  • In an October 26 article in the Pacific Sun, the successful partnership between the Alonzo King LINES Ballet and the BFA in Dance program at Dominican is highlighted on the eve of the program's annual Fall Showcase performances in Angelico Concert Hall.

Dominican's College Debate 2016 national initiative praised in editorial

  • In an October 26 editorial in the Marin Independent Journal, College Debate 2016, a national initiative designed to engage millennial voters, is hailed in helping address the issues that are most important to young voters across the country.

First-time voters engaged in presidential debates, election

  • In an October 23 front-page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican students voting for the first time voice their opinion of the 2016 presidential debates and election.

President Marcy pens op-ed supporting millennial voters

  • In an October 11 op-ed in the Huffington Post, Dominican President Mary B. Marcy wants non-cynical millennials to have their voices heard in this Presidential Election year, led by the work of Dominican's national voter engagement initiative, College Debate 2016.

Political Science Now reports on social media buzz created by College Debate 2016

  • In an October 7 story in Political Science Now, the work of College Debate 2016 and its delegates is reflected in the social media attention it has driven nationwide.

USA Today story focuses on impact of College Debate 2016 at Dominican

  • In a September 26 article in USA Today College, the work of College Debate 2016 at Dominican is examined and explained as how students from across the country came together to create questions that have been passed onto moderators of the presidential debates.

Dominican Athletics stages Make-A-Wish Foundation reveal

  • In a September 19 story in the Marin Independent Journal, a four-year-old child with Cerebral Palsy is honored with a trip to Aulani Disney resort in Hawaii during a Make-A-Wish Foundation award through Dominican's Athletics Department.

Nursing student recognized for professional singing ability

  • In a September 16 feature in the Petaluma Argus Courier, Jessica Barron, a sophomore nursing student at Dominican, has signed to a record label and produced a music video featuring her first single "No puedo."

Inside Higher Education story praises College Debate 2016

  • In a September 13 article in Inside Higher Ed, Dominican's first-of-its-kind national initiative is recognized for its work in giving student delegates from across the nation a voice in the presidential debates and presidential election.

National, local media coverage of College Debate 2016 town hall

Dominican political science professor weighs in on Libertarian party candidacy

  • In a September 8 article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Alison Howard, chair of the political science department at Dominican, offers her opinion of the Libertarian Party presidential ticket.

Dominican freshman offers dorm room advice in USA Today

  • In a September 1 story in USA Today College, freshman Jacquelyn Jacinto contributes her tips to a story entitled "How to Decorate Your Dorm Room Without Going Totally Broke."

Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican begins 13th season

  • In an August 31 article in Marinscope Newspapers, the 13th season of the Institute for Leadership Studies' (ILS) lecture series with Book Passage is highlighted.

Summer development league experience boosts Penguins soccer

  • In an August 25 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican men's soccer players show commitment by participating in Premier Development League in Washington over the summer.

Inspired cross country runner rejoins Dominican squad

  • In an August 23 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, sophomore Sami Koss returns to strong Penguins women's cross country team after discovering passion for running in high school.

2016 ILS Fall Lecture Series opens with renowned swimmer Diana Nyad

  • In an August 17 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, the 2016 Institute for Leadership Studies' fall lecture series lineup is announced beginning with Diana Nyad on September 14.

New coach from Maine leads Penguins volleyball team

  • In an August 16 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, new Dominican volleyball coach Yami Nolan meets her Penguins players, which include All Pacific West Conference libero Amanda Lee.

Professor's research cited during NBC-TV Summer Olympics commercial

  • In an August 13 Post-it Brand commercial aired during NBC's network coverage of the Summer Olympiad in Rio, a "42 percent" figure attributed to research by Dr. Gail Matthews, professor of psychology at Dominican, is the focal point of the advertisement.

College Debate 2016 delegate in Indiana anxious to return to Dominican

  • In an August 7 story in the Terre Haute Tribune-Star, Shayla Bozdech from Indiana State University urges young voters to become more civic-minded as she prepares to re-join College Debate 2016 at Dominican as a delegate in September.

Political Science Now examines College Debate 2016

  • In an August 1 article in Political Science Now.com, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, Senior Advisor for Strategy and Planning, and Giki Gokcek, Associate Professor of Political Science at Dominican, explain how Dominican is preparing to host more than 130 student delegates from across the country at College Debate 2016 on campus in September.

Law school-bound alumna helping migrant students

  • In a July 27 story in The Reporter in Vacaville, Aimee Carazzco, who is headed to USF Law School in the fall, is featured for her work as a California Mini-Corps teacher this summer who has been serving as a role model for migrant students.

Professor's research tied to Olympics goal-setting

  • In the July issue of Marie Claire magazine, research by Dr. Gail Matthews, Professor of Psychology at Dominican, is cited in a story asking if thinking like an Olympian can help one succeed in life.

Media coverage of College Debate 2016

Red Alert Politics reports on College Debate 2016 at Dominican

  • In a June 1 story on RedAlertPolitics.com, Dominican asks its millennial visitors for College Debate 2016 what issues move them in the upcoming U.S. presidential elections.

Dominican prepares for arrival of College Debate 2016 delegates

  • In a June 1 front-page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican has all banners and agendas in place for the arrival of about 140 College Debate 2016 delegates from across the country to campus.

College Debate 2016 delegates highlighted in national publication

  • In a May 31 article in Political Science Now, student delegates from all over the United States coming to Dominican's first-of-its-kind voting initiative College Debate 2016 on June 1-3 are introduced.

Upworthy's Eli Pariser delivers keynote address at Commencement

  • In a May 14 story in the Marin Independent Journal, 458 graduates in the Class of 2016 listen to Upworthy co-founder Eli Pariser's keynote speech in front of an overflow crowd of more than 3,500 at Commencement.

Service-Learning students collaborate on restorative art project

  • In a May 5 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican students and teachers help the Downtown Streets Team create and install a public mural in a community park in San Rafael.

Youth vote gets boost from Dominican national initiative

  • In a May 2 story in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican's College Debate 2016 initiative is recognized for bringing college student delegates from 50 states to campus to identify and discuss issues that matter to young people for the presidential election.

Op-Ed piece praises Dominican for being in "political spotlight"

  • In an May 1 "Marin Voice" editorial in the Marin Independent Journal, Richard Rubin, vice chair of California's Commonwealth Club, hails Dominican hosting a national initiative -- College Debate 2016 -- to engage college student delegates from across the country.

OT graduate student blogs for Huffington Post

  • In an April 25 blog in the Huffington Post, Rhianna Wallace, a graduate student in the Occupational Therapy Department at Dominican, writes about her group's master's thesis research focused on how sleep affects college students.

Professor discusses psychology of presidential election on KGO Radio

  • In an April 24 interview on KGO Radio in San Francisco, Dan Moshavi, professor of management in the Barowsky School of Business, explains the social psychology of leaders including president candidate Donald Trump to talk show host Maureen Langan.

College Debate 2016 featured in national poli-sci publication

  • In an April 7 article in Political Science Now, Dominican's work focused on engaging college students in the presidential election is highlighted as the University prepares to host delegates from 50 states in College Debate 2016. ‪#‎CollegeDebate.

 

Professor collaborating on research to overcome treatment-resistant prostate cancer

  • In the March 28 edition of Nature Medicine, Dr. Maggie Louie, associate professor in the Department of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is contributing to UC Davis research to reduce AR levels that could help patients combat treatment-resistant prostate cancer and even rescue existing therapies.

Professor of Management examines emotions of Donald Trump candidacy

  • In a March 8 op ed in the Marin Independent Journal, Dan Moshavi in the Barowsky School of Business analyzes the anger and attitude surrounding Donald Trump's presidential campaign in the GOP race.

Department chair displays watercolors exhibit in San Marco Gallery

  • In a March 2 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, Lynn Sondag, chair of Dominican's Art, Art History and Design Department, discusses her career and "Summer's Lease," her watercolors exhibit in Alemany Library.

Dominican leading national initiative to engage youth vote for presidential election

  • In a March 1 Super Tuesday op-ed in the Marin Independent Journal, Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar, senior adviser for strategy and planning, explains why and how Dominican is hosting College Convention 2016.

Alumna travels to Thailand to distribute wheelchairs to needy

  • In a March 1 article in Pleasanton Weekly, Holly Micheff, who earned her master's degree in Occupational Therapy from Dominican in 2015, explains her volunteer experience with "Wheels for the World" to Thailand to fit needy people with 80 wheelchairs.

OT students participate in Health Services Day

  • In a February 18 story in the Marin Independent Journal, students in Dominican's Occupational Therapy program are recognized and praised for their help and skills at a Health Services event.

NFL site recognizes Dominican as college of distinction

  • In a January 31 article on NFL.com, Dominican is mentioned under `Education' in a list of "50 Things To Do" during Super Bowl 50 Week in the San Francisco Bay Area.

Basketball players earn conference honors, recognition

  • In a January 20 story in Marinscope Newspapers, Matt Hayes breaks the school career scoring record in Dominican's NCAA II era during a road trip to Hawaii and Sandra Ikeora and Alyssa Lorenzo earn weekly honors for women's basketball in the Pacific West Conference.

NPR cites political scientist's State of the Union research

  • In a January 12 article by National Public Radio, research on the presidential State of the Union Address by Alison Howard, chair of Dominican's political science department, is recognized on eve of President Obama's address to the nation.

Psychology professor's research appears in national publications

Meadowlands Hall named No. 1 historic-renovation project for 2015

  • In a December 21 story in the North Bay Business Journal, the remodel of Meadowlands Hall, led by the generous gift of the family of the late Rolf Lewis, is named the top historic-renovation project for 2015.

Dominican graduates support tougher teaching training standards

  • In a December 13 article in Ed Source, Sarina Duncan '15 and Shannon Ward '15, who both earned their special education and general education teaching credentials at Dominican, voice how their skills are adaptable to new standards in the State of California.

NBC spotlights LINES Ballet BFA in Dance student

  • In a December 11 newscast on NBC Bay Area, the remarkable story of LINES Ballet BFA in Dance senior Lani Dickinson, who was born without a left arm as an orphan in China, is highlighted in a feature segment.

Penguins determined to earn Pacific West Conference tournament berth

  • In a December 2 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, the Dominican men's basketball team is focused on qualifying this season for the PacWest Conference tournament and an NCAA Division II tournament berth.

Meadowland Halls renovation named among top North Bay projects

  • In a November 23 article in the North Bay Business Journal, the renovation of Meadowlands Hall on the Dominican campus into a state of the art academic facility is named one of the top North Bay construction projects for 2015

Lady Penguins building on best season in their NCAA Division II era

  • In a November 22 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's women's basketball team aims to improve this season after a strong finish last season behind leading scorer Allyssa "Dani" Weatherd.

Students sleep outside overnight for homelessness awareness

  • In a November 19 front-page feature story in the Marin Independent Journal, civic-minded Dominican students slept outside overnight on campus as a show of solidarity for "National Hunger and Homelessness Awareness Week.

Neuroscientist addresses concerns over technology and humanity

  • In the November issue of Marin Magazine, editor Jim Wood asks Dominican professor and neuroscientist Kiowa Bower to address his concerns about driverless cars.

NORS-DUC helping combat Sudden Oak Death

  • In a September 27 article in the Marin Independent Journal, the National Ornamentals Research Site at Dominican University of California (NORS-DUC) is praised for its work in enlisting the help of volunteers to collect samples of Sudden Oak Death.

President Marcy announces involvement in 2016 Presidential debates

  • In a September 25 front page cover story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican President Mary B. Marcy reveals in an on-campus ceremony the University's commitment to tech/social media election education efforts #DUdebate2016 through TurboVote and Brigade for the 2016 U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. NBC Bay Area and KCBS Radio also covered the announcement.

Dominican to lead national initiative during 2016 Presidential Debates

  • In September 24 stories in TIME.com and ABCNews.com, the Commission of Presidential Debates announces that Dominican will lead a national initiative using technology and social media to engage young voters in a discussion of major issues in the 2016 U.S. Presidential and Vice Presidential debates. Dominican's involvement #DUdebate2016 also was noted in the New York Times, Boston Globe, Chicago Tribune and International Business Times.

Meadowlands Hall renovation signals major transformation

  • In a September 24 editorial in the Marin Independent Journal, the renovation of Meadowlands Hall into a state-of-the-art health science facility is praised as a legacy-making move at Dominican.

BFA in Dance alumna produces "Project Israel"

  • In a September 17 feature in the Jewish Weekly, Casey Lee Thorne '10, one of the original graduates of the LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program, discusses her Fulbright Fellowship and inspiration to bring her new full-length ballet production to Dominican Oct. 3.

Newly-renovated Meadowlands Hall celebrates reopening

  • In a September 17 front page cover story in the Marin Independent Journal, the newly-remodeled 126-year-old Meadowlands Hall is showcased as a state-of-the-art health science facility.

Dominican alumna named  Marin County Teacher of the Year

  • In a September 14 article in the Marin Independent Journal, third grade teacher Karrie Coulter, who earned her Multiple Subjects credential from Dominican, is named Marin County Teacher of the Year.

New men's soccer coach introduces new style of play

  • In a September 4 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, new Dominican men's soccer coach Zach Kingsley joins the Penguins from PacWest rival Chaminade on eve of 2015 season.

Multi-tasking senior co-captain leads Dominican cross country team

  • In a September 3 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, senior co-captain Aimee Carrazco, a English major who minors in pre-law and interns for an immigration law firm in San Francisco, makes time to lead the Penguins cross country team.

Top player returns for Penguins women's soccer team in 2015

  • In a September 1 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Lauren Gollnick, an Occupational Therapy major who was selected to the All-Pacific West Conference team as a freshman and sophomore, rejoins Dominican's women's soccer team.

Penguins volleyball team aims to rebound after injury-plagued season

  • In an August 19 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, the return of Amanda Wasko, a senior biological sciences major and outside hitter, boosts the goals of the Dominican women's volleyball team.

President Marcy receives North Bay Women In Business Award

  • In a June 22 article in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican President Mary B. Marcy is named a recipient of a North Bay Women In Business Award in NBBJ's 15th annual presentation.

Dominican faculty recognized for integrating technology into classrooms

In a June 8 story in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican's Elizabeth Truesdell and Rebecca Birch are featured for designing curriculum to prepare teachers to integrate technology into classrooms via iPads and computer-based programs.

NBC Bay Area airs feature on student commencement speaker

  • In a May 25 feature on NBC Bay Area, the remarkable journey of Dominican student commencement address speaker Yema Manyanki is highlighted beginning with his connection to Hollywood actress Connie Nielsen in the slums of Kenya.

Editorial praises value of a Dominican diploma

  • In a May 19 editorial in the Marin Independent Journal, 82-year-old Bill Merkle waited 36 years to complete his schooling and earn his degree at Dominican, setting an example for his classmates that one is never too old to learn.

Dominican Commencement 2015 captured in photos

  • In a May 17 photo stream in the Marin Independent Journal, special moments at Dominican Commencement 2015 are featured, including presentation of a basketball jersey to keynote speaker Major General Angela Salinas '76.

Dreams-come-true day at Commencement 2015

  • In a May 17 front-page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican graduates are highlighted from 82-year-old Bill Merkle to student commencement speaker Yema Manyanki.

Business and Political Science double major praised

  • In a May 15 profile in the Shoreline (WA) Area News, the Dominican journey of Meghan Nelson, a double major in Business and Political Science, is highlighted.

Chemistry major headed to Uganda for malaria research

  • In a May 15 feature in the Lake County Record-Bee, graduating senior Stephanie Rasmussen prepares for malaria research trip this summer to Uganda.

President Marcy lauds graduating students in "Marin Voice"

    • In a May 14 op ed piece in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican President Mary Marcy highlights the effective learning environment at Dominican and the achievements of its graduating seniors.

LINES Ballet BFA in Dance senior featured

  • In a May 7 article in The Republic in Springfield, Mass., Ivy Patterson, a senior in Dominican's LINES Ballet BFA in Dance program, explains her inspiration for dance and choreography.

Barney Franks in conversation with Dominican President Marcy

  • In an April 1 story in the Marin Independent Journal, retired U.S. Congressman Barney Franks speaks with Dominican President Mary B. Marcy on stage in Angelico Hall in the ILS spring author series.

Students collaborate with community partner on "Creative" campaign

 

  • In a March 28 front page article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican students are recognized for a community outreach art project with a homeless work service program to create downtown murals.

 

Dominican's beautiful campus captured by photos

  • In February 25 front-page photo in the Marin Independent Journal, the springtime-like splendor of beautiful and assorted flowers and buds blooming on the Dominican is highlighted.

Chronicle taps Dominican Political Scientist for Clinton Commentary

  • In a February 24 feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, Alison Howard, chair of Dominican's Dept. of Political Science and International Studies, is quoted regarding Hillary Clinton's focus on so-called "Lean-In" women voters.

Psychology professor's work cited by national publication

  • In the February 24 issue of the Huffington Post,  Dr. Gail Matthews' study on goal attainment is recognized as leading to increased productivity.

 

Fundraising event for women's rights issues draws big crowd

  • In the February 12 issue of the Marin Independent Journal, front-page coverage appears of Dominican President Mary Marcy participating in a "Bald For A Change" fundraiser organized by Campus Ministry's Lianni Castro.

Dominican Athletics partners with Marinscope Newspapers

  • In the February 12 edition of Marinscope Newspapers, weekly coverage of recent and future Dominican athletics events are reported launching a partnership between Marinscope and Dominican Athletics.

Research by political scientist cited for State of the Union Address

Psychology professor lends research to New Year's resolution goals

  • In the January editions of CBSNews.com and the Columbus Dispatch, research by Dr. Gail Matthews, a clinical psychologist on faculty at Dominican, is cited in goal-setting stories regarding New Year's resolutions.

 

Lady Penguins basketball team off to best start in NCAA Div. II era

  • In a December 15 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, new Dominican women's basketball coach Tim LaKose has the Penguins off to their best start since 2005 when they won nine of their first 13 games.

President Marcy announces commitment to expand college access at White House event with President Obama, First Lady and VP Biden

  • In a December 4 interview with KGO Radio in San Francisco, Dominican President Mary Marcy talks about attending the White House Open College Opportunity Day of Action featuring President and Michelle Obama and Joe Biden and Dominican's commitment to double graduates in STEM program by 2020.

Penguins men's basketball team shoots for PacWest championship

  • In a November 30 preseason preview in the Marin Independent Journal, point guard Dominique Taplin aims to lead Dominican back to the Pacific West Conference Tournament championship game again.

Dominican eager to help address teacher shortage in Marin County

  • In a November 3 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican students such as freshman Danielle O'Reilly are eager to meet the needs and challenges of preparing teacher candidates to meet Marin County shortage.

President Marcy welcomes former U.S. Defense Secretary Panetta

  • In an October 18 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican President Mary Marcy appears in conversation with former U.S. Secretary of Defense at Institute for Leadership Studies' Fall Lecture Series in Angelico Hall.

Barowsky gifts, Dominican experience help first generation students

  • In a October 13 story in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican's diversity and recent gifts by Andrew P. Barowsky are hailed for contributing to aiding first generation students navigate through the higher education system.

Dominican political science student puts global focus on women

  • In a October 10 feature in Marinscope Newspapers, Dominican senior Magdalena Fitipaldi, a political science and international studies double major, is researching the role of women in politics from American to Uruguay.

Sibling athletic rivalry at Dominican

  • In a September 12 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, Special Education major Julianna Mendez follows her soccer-playing older sister and brother to Dominican as a cross country runner for the Penguins.

Lady Penguins volleyball team rising in PacWest

  • In a September 4 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, transfer student Hannah Smith joins a Dominican women's volleyball team making its way up the NCAA Division II Pacific West Conference standings.

Dominican earthquake response expert offers advice

  • In an August 26 article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, psychology professor Dr. Matthew Davis contributes his research to tips on how to prepare for and respond to earthquakes and natural disasters.

Tri-captains lead Dominican men's soccer into challenging schedule

  • In an August 24 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, captains Erik Anderson, Dale Howard and Fabian Valdez-Mendoza aim to inspire the Penguins play on the pitch.

Seniors, fitness key to Lady Penguins' soccer season

  • In an August 22 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican women's soccer coach Tara Koleski is relying on her experienced players and improved team fitness to boost the Penguins this year.

Penguins Director of Athletics strives for success

  • In an August 3 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, Brandon Leimbach's first-year anniversary as Dominican's A.D. is marked with major improvements on and off the field and court.

Dominican basketball players team with NBA All-Star

  • In a July 8 feature in the Marin Independent Journal. former and current Penguins men's basketball players compete on the same team as Golden State Warriors' star Stephen Curry in the San Francisco Pro/Am Summer League.

50-year-old student delivers senior class address

  • In the May 21 edition of the Novato Advance, inspirational Humanities and Cultural Studies graduate Leona George-Davidson earns the honor of delivering senior class speech at Dominican Commencement.

President Mary B. Marcy named Bay Area Influential Woman

  • In the May 2 issue of the San Francisco Business Times, Dominican President Mary B. Marcy is named as one of the "Most Influential Women in Bay Area Business" for the third consecutive year.

Dominican partners with Coursera on Learning Hubs Project

  • In an April 30 articles in the San Francisco Business Times and Inside Higher Education, Dominican becomes one of eight "learning hubs" -- the first in a United States university -- to expand access to its free classes in traditional brick-and-mortar learning centers.

NBC News' Education Nation hails commentary by President Marcy

  • In an April 24 commentary on NBC News.com Education Nation, Dominican President Mary Marcy opines how higher education can improve equity with technology.

President Marcy returns to Nebraska for Ivy Day celebration

  • In an April 19 column in the Omaha World Herald, Dominican President Mary B. Marcy, a native of Nebraska, delivers the keynote address at Ivy Day ceremonies at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

U.S. Air Force hails goal-setting research by Dominican psychology professor

  • In an April 13 blog in Air Force.mil, research by Dr. Gail Matthews. a psychology professor at Dominican, encourages servicemen and servicewomen to write down their individual goals.

Dominican political scientist lauds Girl Scouts' Ban Bossy campaign

  • In an April 7 story about Facebook's Sheryl Sandberg in the San Francisco Chronicle, Alison Howard, chair of Dominican's department of Political Science and International Studies, examines Sandberg's Ban Bossy campaign.

Editorial praises Dominican leadership, growth after record gift announcement

  • In an April 3 editorial in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's largest gift in the institution's 124-year history reflects on the leadership, growth and continued success of the University.

Dominican announces record gift, major transformation

  • In March 27 articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, SFGate.com, NBC Bay Area, San Francisco Business Times and the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican President Mary Marcy announces initiatives launched by a gift – Dominican’s largest ever – from Andrew Barowsky, chair of the University’s Board of Trustees, that when fully realized will mean $25 million in new revenue to the university, initiated by $17.5 million in outright gifts led by the chairman. It will enable Dominican to launch a renewed vision of liberal arts education that will benefit all students.

Chair of Art, Art History and Design department opens watercolor exhibit

  • In a March 26 story in the San Francisco Chronicle, a watercolor exhibit -- Outside the Lines -- by Lynn Sondag, chair of Dominican's Dept. of Art, Art History and Design, is recognized as a "Can't-Miss" art event in the Bay Area.

Dominican rabbi prepares for Passover

  • In a March 25 column in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Dr. Henry Shreibman, assistant professor of Religion and Philosophy at Dominican, discusses his recognition in The Jewish Daily Forward newspaper as one of America's 36 most inspiring rabbis.

Dominican named one of the most beautiful colleges in California

  • In the March issue of Collegesincalifornia.net, Dominican University of California is No. 11 on the list of the "Top 25 Most Beautiful Colleges in California.

Biology student named U.S.Bowling Congress Youth Ambassador of the Year

  • In a March 21 story in Bowl.com, sophomore biology major Irene Wilson is named the 2014 United States Bowling Congress Youth Ambassador of the Year and receives a $1,500 scholarship.

Dominican research on human waste compost impacting global warming

  • In a March 18 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican alumna Gabby Pecora is leading a project examining ways human waste can help stem global warming by keeping pastures fertile and healthy.

Senior lacrosse player helps create winning tradition at Dominican

  • In a March 17 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Dalton Copeland maintains a family tradition of playing lacrosse at Dominican where its lacrosse program is now nationally ranked in NCAA Div. II.

Dominican revamps Master of Business Administration program

  • In a March 10 article in the North Bay Business Journal, Sam Beldona, Dean of Dominican's School of Business, announces that the University is merging three separate programs into single MBA curriculum.

Penguins record-breaking men's basketball season comes to end

  • In a March 8 game story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's men's basketball team falls short in the championship game of the Pacific West Conference tournament, yet Penguins' post their best-ever record in their NCAA Division II history.

Dominican alumna aims to inspire new generation to become public servants

  • In a March 7 front-page story in the San Francisco Chronicle, Juleah Cordi '10 is among participants in a "Congress to Campus" panel at Dominican moderated by President Mary Marcy geared at engaging students to get more involved in politics.

Penguins men's basketball team marches toward PacWest championship game

  • In a March 7 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican men's basketball coach Booker Harris and seniors Connor Haysbert and Myles Carrillio discuss the school's record-breaking season in NCAA Div. II.

Research by Dominican professor cited in "Top 10 Money Habits"

  • In an MSN.com Money Life Coach story, research by Dr. Gail Matthews, professor of Psychology at Dominican, is featured as No. 5 among a list of "10 Money Habits You Should Adopt Today."

'Disney On Ice' features former Dominican dance student

  • In a February 24 story in the San Francisco Examiner, Antonia Mitchell, a former student in Dominican's LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance program, talks about her first year on tour skating with "Disney On Ice."

Dominican hosts Ron Powell Tribute Night to raise funds for alum's family

  • In a February 20 article in the Marin Independent Journal, all proceeds from the Penguins' basketball games on Feb. 20 are earmarked for the family of Ron Powell following his tragic death on Feb. 2

Dominican MBA graduate enjoying second season with Harlem Globetrotters

  • In a February 19 feature in the San Francisco Chronicle, Tammy Brawner, who played basketball for Dominican's women's basketball team before graduating with her MBA in Global Management, talks about her second season with the Harlem Globetrotters.

First Lady's appearance in San Francisco analyzed by Dominican professor

  • In a January 31 story in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dominican political science professor Alison Howard is asked to comment on Michelle Obama's fundraising trip to San Francisco.

Dominican political scientist featured in State of the Union Address coverage

  • In January 28 national coverage by National Public Radio and Bloomberg Businessweek plus the Washington Post, NBC Bay Area in San Francisco, San Francisco Chronicle and the Marin Independent Journal, Alison Howard, chair of Dominican's Department of Political Science and International Studies, is interviewed about her research on the State of the Union Address. Her research with Donna Hoffman of the University of Northern Iowa also appeared in a front-page graphic in the print edition of the Boston Globe.
    Dominican leads consortium for pilot project to develop MOOC model
  • In a January 12 commentary in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dominican is praised for leading several West Coast liberal arts colleges in developing a model that integrates high impact educational practices with MOOCs.

Humanities graduate from foster family featured in People Magazine

  • In a January 9 online article in People Magazine, Marjorie Delgadillo, who earned her BA in humanities from Dominican in 2007, tells her success story of maturing from a foster child to a college graduate.

Dominican professor earns year-end recognition for Civil Rights article

  • In the December issue of NYU Press, Dr. Cynthia Taylor, professor of Religion and History, is recognized in "2013 Best of the Blog" for her story on A. Philip Randolph and Bayard Rustin and the March on Washington in 1963.

Former Penguins' basketball player scores job with NBA team

  • In a December 5 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, Chris DeMarco, a former men's basketball player and business major at Dominican, now serves as video coordinator for the Golden State Warriors.

Dominican professor leading advances in anti-malaria drug research

  • In a December 3 front-page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dr. Roland Cooper, associate professor of biology at Dominican, talks about his collaborative research with Dominican students and host universities.

Intriguing classes bolster Dominican's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute

  • In a December 3 article in the San Rafael Patch, "Swigging, Slurping and Sipping" is one of the classes that helps contribute to the rapid growth of Dominican's adult learning OLLI program.

Senior basketball player grows with success of Dominican program

  • In a November 25 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, business administration major Myles Carrillo is praised for his perseverance in sticking with the Penguins' men's basketball team through lean years.

Dominican men's basketball team off to record-setting start

  • In a November 22 game story in the Marin Independent Journal, the undefeated Penguins' men's basketball team records its fifth consecutive win to open the 2013-14 season, the best start in school history.

One-armed BFA in Dance student chronicled in ABC-TV story

  • In a November 15 feature aired on KGO Channel 7 ABC-TV in San Francisco, Lani Dickinson's inspiring story of overcoming a disability to thrive in Dominican's LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance program is told.

Student Filipino club stages typhoon disaster relief fundraiser at Dominican

  • In a November 14 front-page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's Kapamilya club holds a fundraiser on campus to collect donations and goods for victims of Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines.

Dominican alumnae involved in project to help Haiti

  • In a November 12 story in the San Francisco Chronicle, Gabby Pecora, a Biology Academic Scholar at Dominican who graduated in 2010, is part of a human waste conversion project with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory that is aimed to help agriculture and reforestation in Haiti.

Dominican President appears in The Hollywood Reporter

 

  • In the November 6 issue of The Hollywood Reporter, Mary Marcy, President of Dominican University of California, talks about Ronan Farrow, new MSNBC show host who was Dominican's commencement speaker in 2012.

Dominican volleyball team steps up to support breast cancer patient

  • In an October 25 story in the Santa Cruz Sentinel, Dominican's women's volleyball team and Coach Gayle Stammer are recognized for supporting her friend, Alisha Booye, who is fighting breast cancer.

LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance grad featured in San Francisco magazine

  • In the October 17 issue of 7x7 Magazine, Michael Montgomery, a 2011 Dominican BFA in Dance program graduate, is recognized as a rising star in the LINES Ballet.

Fall Performances of BFA in Dance program coming to Dominican

  • In an October 14 article in Broadway World, the upcoming fall performances of students in Dominican's LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance program is highlighted.

Dominican's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute receives $1 million grant

  • In an October 1 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's growing OLLI program for adult education receives a second grant from the Bernard Osher Foundation in San Francisco.

Dominican faculty member shines in Bay Area dance scene

  • In a September 18 feature in Berkeleyside, the "dance improvisation" career of Christian Burns, a faculty member with the LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance program at Dominican, is chronicled.

Nursing majors dominate Penguins' cross country running teams

  • In a September 18 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Justin Valdez and Kevin So pace Dominican's cross country team, which has an abundance of men and women nursing students.

Dominican OT professor appears as guest on live radio talk show

  • In a September 16 radio segment on KALW 91.7 FM in San Francisco, Dr. Julia Wilbarger, associate professor of Occupational Therapy at Dominican, talks about "Sensory Processing Disorder Inches Toward Mainstream."

Research on aggressive breast cancer cell growth at Dominican

  • In a September 3 story in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dominican research examining the relationship between cadmium and the growth of breast cancer cells is featured.

New coach, captains lead Dominican men's soccer team

  • In a September 3 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican alum Phil Billeci-Gard is the new coach for the Penguins men's soccer team who is counting on defense to carry his squad.

Unique master's degree science program launched at Dominican

  • In a September 2 article in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican's new master's program in Clinical Laboratory Sciences is created and explained.

Dominican breast cancer cell research published

  • In the August issue of PLOS ONE, research by Dominican Professor Dr. Maggie Louie and her students linking cadmium to breast cancer cell growth appears in a national peer-reviewed publication.

Lady Penguins have big goals for soccer season

  • In an August 25 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's women's team, with new head coach Tara Koleski, has high hopes for the upcoming season.

Professor interviewed on eve of iconic MLK speech anniversary

  • In an August 23 feature on NBC Bay Area, Cynthia Taylor, assistant professor of History and Religion, appears on TV to discuss her research focused on A. Philip Randolph on 50th anniversary of March on Washington.

Artist brings painting exhibit to Alemany Library gallery

  • In an August 22 review in the San Francisco Chronicle, artist Ward Schumaker's is interviewed about his exhibit on display in the San Marco Gallery at Dominican.

 

Volleyball tri-captains ready for 2013 season

  • In an August 21 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, the leaders of Dominican's women's volleyball team are anxious for the start of the Penguins' season.

Leadership Lecture Series at Dominican Awaits 10th Year

  • In an August 2 article in the Marin Independent Journal, the lineup for the 10th anniversary of Dominican's Institute for Leadership Studies' Fall Lecture Series is announced.

Dominican faculty member supports Pope's remarks

  • In a July 31 front-page story in the San Francisco Chronicle, Cynthia Taylor, religious history scholar at Dominican, applauds Pope Francis' comment not to judge priests on the basis of their sexual orientation.

Student-athlete excels at teaching, coaching, saving goals

  • In a July 31 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Megan Herring, who was No. 1 in the nation in saves percentage in NCAA Div. II women's soccer last year, helps Dominican win PacWest Academic Achievement Award.

Dominican students producing live TV of pro baseball games

  • In a July 9 story in the Marin Independent Journal, the engaged-learning experience of students in Dominican's Sports Broadcast Summer Camp features hands-on production of live telecasts of San Rafael Pacifics' home games.

Dr. Sam Beldona seeks business collaboration as new Dominican dean

  • In a July 1 feature in the North Bay Business Journal, Dr. Sam Beldona aims to connect Dominican with regional business community as dean of the School of Business and Leadership

Dominican names Dean for School of Business and Leadership

Venture Greenhouse graduate speaks with Wall Street Journal

  • In the June 16 issue of the Wall Street Journal, Sandra Harris, a graduate of Dominican's Venture Greenhouse business incubator, discusses her experiences expanding her business nationally.

Dominican Celebrates Commencement 2013

  • In a May 18 front-page story, graduate Curtis Aikens tells the Marin Independent Journal that "Dominican's core values of community service resonated with me. They vibrated in my soul."

Art Project Installed in San Rafael

  • In an April 27 piece in the Marin Independent Journal, images of the installation of Dominican's INSIDE OUT art project on a U.S. Highway 101 underpass in San Rafael are shared.

Global INSIDE OUT art project at Dominican reflects local disparities

  • In an April 25 Op-Ed piece in the Marin Independent Journal, Julia van der Ryn, director of the Service-Learning, and Lynn Sondag, chair of Dept. of Arts, Arts History and Design, write how project highlights educational inequality.

Dominican grad student teaches photography workshop to veterans

  • In an April 22 feature on KPIX-TV CBS 5 in San Francisco, Susan Quaglietti, a MA in Humanities student, is interviewed for teaching photography and creative writing workshops to military veterans.

Research by Dominican student highlighted at national conference

  • In an April 11 video segment on WKBT-TV in La Crosse, Wisconsin, Dominican student Sruthi Damodar talks about her breast cancer cells research at the National Conference of Undergraduate Research.

Penguins' men's lacrosse team wins first championship

  • In an April 13 game story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's men's lacrosse wins its first ever team championship as NCAA Division member with a school record-breaking performance.

Professor comments on new malaria eradication research

  • In a March 29 article in The Daily Disease, Dr. Roland Cooper, a pharmacologist at Dominican, addresses ongoing and new research involving worldwide malaria prevention.

Dominican leads project aimed at educational inequality awareness

  • In a March 26 front page feature in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican students and faculty are the driving force behind an engaged-learning experience joining the Canal Alliance and mothers from Young Moms Marin.

Dominican among universities recognized nationally in USA Today

  • In a March 14 story in USA Today, Dominican is commended as one of an expanding number of colleges and universities in the country meeting the challenges of higher education through summer enrollment.

MAH grad student manages photo workshop for military veterans

California Lieutenant Governor speaks at Leadership Lecture Series

  • In a March 13 feature in the Marinscope Newspapers, California Lieutenant Governor and former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom addresses a capacity crowd at Dominican's Angelico Hall.

Researchers at Dominican study coral impacted by global warming

  • In a March 12 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dr. Vania Coelho and her biology students spend their spring break caring for ocean coral from America Samoa to advance research to help save keystone species.

Men's basketball coach leads team to first Pacific West tournament

  • In a March 6 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican coach Booker T. Harris talks about the revival of the Penguins' men's basketball program and its first post-season appearance in NCAA Division II competition.

Transfer student bolsters Penguins' women's tennis team

  • In a February 27 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Emily Prescott, a business administration transfer student, helps build Dominican's improving tennis program.

Former U.S. Secretary of State speaks at  Leadership Lecture Series

  • In a February 22 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Madeleine Albright, the first female Secretary of State in the United States, address a capacity crowd in Angelico Hall in Dominican's Leadership Lecture Series.

LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance graduate forms new dance company

  • In a February 21 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, Casey Lee Thorne, a member of Dominican's first graduating class in 2010 from its LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance program, starts a new dance troupe.

Penguins' lacrosse gaining national reputation in NCAA Division II

  • In a February 21 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican senior Tai Sing Hee and the Penguins' lacrosse team have unfinished business going into the 2013 season.

Editorial praises Dominican alum's $1 million donation to alma mater

  • In a February 18 editorial in the Marin Independent Journal, Susan Gilardi '68 is commended for her $1 million donation to endow a scholarship fund dedicated to goal of assisting young women overcoming significant obstacles.

Dominican faculty, students participate in `One Billing Rising' march

  • In a February 15 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican observes V-Day's "One Billion Rising' event with activities, including a flash mob led by LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance students.

Former U.S. V.P. Al Gore speaks in Dominican Leadership Lecture Series

  • In a February 14 front page story in the Marin Independent Journal and Marinscope's San Rafael News Pointer, Al Gore appears in from of a capacity crowd in Angelico Hall as part of Dominican's Leadership Lecture Series in cooperation with Book Passage.

Dance video by Dominican graduate becomes Internet sensation

  • In a February 14 feature in the Marin Independent Journal noted by KGO-TV and KPIX-TV in San Francisco, Dominican grad Hank Rao introduces a "Gangnam Style" dance craze called the Harlem Shake to the Internet.

Political Science professor reacts to State of the Union Address

  • In a February 13 front page article in the Marin Independent Journal, Alison Howard, chair of Dominican's Dept. of Political Science and International Studies, lends her opinion of President's Obama's speech.

Dominican grad attempts to launch new "Gangnam Style" video craze

  • In a February 13 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, recent Dominican graduate Hank Rao films a video with his grandmothers called "The Harlem Shake" that becomes Internet sensation.

NY Times cites State of the Union Address research from Dominican

  • In a February 12 article in the New York Times, research by Alison Howard, chair of Dominican's Department of Political Science and author, is mentioned in State of the Union Address story.

Penguins' basketball team upsets first-place team, defending champs

  • In a February 12 game story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's men's basketball team scores a thrilling upset win over first-place Dixie State, defending Pacific West Conference champions.

$1 million gift supports scholarships for Summer Search graduates

  • In a February 8 front-page article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican alumna Susan Johann Gilardi creates endowed scholarship for low-income students who are first in family to attend college.

Nursing student brings team-first attitude to basketball team

  • In a January 24 feature story in the Marin Independent Journal, 6-foot-4 nursing student Sarah Nelson discusses her desire to help her teammates on the basketball court and her patients as a nursing major.

Research by Dominican professor appears in CSM, CNBC

  • In a January 19 cover story in the Christian Science Monitor that appeared on CNBC's website examining President Barack Obama's second term, research by "Addressing the State of the Union" co-author Alison Howard, assistant professor of Dominican’s Department of Political Science, is cited.

MBA graduate explains her career course to Harlem Globetrotters

  • In a January feature stories in ESPN W, San Jose Mercury News, Contra Costa Times, Oakland Tribune, Reno Journal Gazette, San Francisco Examiner, Oakland Local and Daily Beacon in Knoxville, Tenn., Orange County Register,  Atlanta Journal-Constitution, and Access Atlanta plus appearances on KNBR Radio and KRON 4-TV, and a live interview on Pacific West Conference Radio, Dominican MBA grad Tammy Brawner tells how she jumped from the Penguins' women's basketball team to join the Harlem Globetrotters.

Dominican psychology professor offers New Year's resolutions

  • In the January issues of Forbes,Women's Agenda, The Age in Australia, Dr. Gail Matthews, Professor of Psychology at Dominican, lends her expertise to setting and keeping goals for the new year.

Meadowlands gift will restore 125-year-old Dominican mansion

  • In the January issue of Marin Magazine, the past and future of Meadowlands Hall is chronicled following an $8.5 million plus gift from the Rolf Lewis family that will renovate the building into a new health sciences center.

Transfer helps Penguins start fast in men's basketball

  • In a December 23 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Devin Golston, a transfer from Saddleback College, is a key player in the best start by a Dominican men's basketball team since the 2004-05 season.

Dominican researchers study effects of exams on classroom performance

Dominican MBA grad playing overseas with Harlem Globetrotters

  • In a November 27 feature on KPIX-TV CBS 5 in San Francisco, former Penguins' women's basketball player Tammy Brawner works out at Dominican before joining Harlem Globetrotters on 10-game global tour of military bases.

President Marcy's Meadowlands Hall gift announcement commended

  • In a November 26 San Francisco Chronicle column, Dominican President Mary Marcy's announcement of Rolf Lewis' gift to transform Meadowlands Hall into a new state-of-the-art health sciences facility is applauded.

Dominican's largest donor tells life's story in exclusive TV interview

  • In a November 23 feature on KPIX-TV CBS 5 in San Francisco, Rolf Lewis, whose $8 million plus gift will transform Meadowlands Hall into a health sciences facility, explains how he escaped Nazi Germany in WWII.

Editorial praises Dominican's vision, leadership in wake of $8 million gift

  • In a November 19 editorial in the Marin Independent Journal, an $8 million gift by Rolf Lewis and family to renovate Meadowlands Hall is praised with Dominican's forward-thinking progression into top-notch university.

Dominican President Marcy announces largest gift ever at University

  • In the November 15 issues of the San Francisco Business Times, Marin Independent Journal and North Bay Business Journal and in day-long reports/interviews on KCBS Radio in San Francisco and KQED Radio, a $8 million-plus gift from Rolf Lewis and family is announced in Angelico Hall by Dominican President Mary B. Marcy, which will enable the University to transform 124-year-old Meadowlands Hall into a state-of-the-art academic health sciences facility.

Professor, students note impact of youth vote during TV interview

  • In a November 12 segment on KPIX-TV CBS 5 San Francisco, Dominican Political Science Professor Alison Howard and her students explain how the youth vote influenced this year's elections.

Former Dominican women's basketball player joins Harlem Globetrotters

  • In a November 11 cover story in the Marin Independent Journal, Tammy Brawner, a Dominican MBA grad who played basketball for the Penguins, becomes the 10th woman in history to play for the Harlem Globetrotters.

Trustee Emeritus pens op-ed piece on benefits of new athletics complex

  • In a November 11 guest editorial in the Marin Independent Journal, John F. Allen, past chair of Dominican's Board of Trustees, explains the virtues of the University's new athletics complex for teens in the community.

Venture Greenhouse mentoring services boost start-up green company

  • In a November 5 article in the North Bay Business Journal, PulpWorks, Inc. commends Dominican's Venture Greenhouse for lending support and advice for its blister packaging alternative product.

Political Science students participate in national Election Day project

  • In a November 5 story in the Pensacola News Journal, Dominican students team with University of West Florida students to collect exit poll research with specially designed iPad applications for national study.

Dominican Economic professor offers "Tax Tug of War" insights

  • In a November posting on Bankrate.com, Dr. Arnon Hadar, professor of Economics at Dominican, lends insight to the role of taxes in everyday lives for the Web's leading aggregator of financial rate information.

New Dominican music chair is driving force behind Guest Concert Series

  • In an October 25 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, June Choi Oh, new chair of Dominican's Music, Dance and Performing Arts Department, discusses world-acclaimed performers scheduled in 2012-13 Guest Concert Series at Angelico Hall.

"VoteSmart Challenge 2012" informs, educates Dominican students

  • In an October 24 article in the Marin Independent Journal, four teams of Dominican students give presentations on key issues in 2012 U.S. Presidential election for audience members to vote on using digital keypads.

Political science students lead national exit poll study

  • In an October 18 feature on KPIX-TV CBS 5 in San Francisco, Dominican students are interviewed who will participate in a national research project designed by their professor, Alison Howard, focused on voting differences across the country and the media's use of exit polls.

Dominican President weighs in on "Binders Full Of Women" comment

  • In an October 18 story in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dominican President -- and political scientist -- Mary B. Marcy addresses the "Binders full of women" remark by Mitt Romney in U.S. presidential debate.

Dominican launches interdisciplinary program for GreenMBA, science

  • In an October 15 story in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican utilizes a $30,000 National Collegiate Inventors & Innovators Alliance grant to create course linking students in its chemistry and MBA programs.

NORS-DUC scientific breakthrough cited in combating spread of sudden oak death

  • In an October 10 report in the Huffington Post, a breakthrough by scientists at the NORS-DUC facility at Dominican is noted as a way of combating the rapid growth of sudden oak death.

Children's issues at core of candidates' town hall-style forum in Angelico Hall

  • In the October 9 editions of the Marin Independent Journal, Congressional and California State Assembly seat candidates debate key issues with KPIX-TV CBS 5 anchor Dana King as moderator.

Nursing major helps revitalize Dominican cross country program

  • In an October 9 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, junior transfer student Justin Valdez, a nursing major, leads the improving Penguins' cross country program against NCAA Division II competition.

President Marcy stresses in op-ed importance of elections regarding children's future

  • In an October 6 guest editorial in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican President Mary B. Marcy co-authors a "Marin Voice" emphasizing voters in upcoming elections to consider issues that will impact their children's health and safety, education and well-being in the future.

Dominican President meets with Commission on Presidential Debates

  • In an October 5 column in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dominican President Mary B. Marcy provides a first-hand account of her visit to Denver, site of the first Barack Obama-Mitt Romney presidential debate.

Salman Rushdie addresses big crowd at Dominican's ILS Lecture Series

  • In September 26 articles in the Marin Independent Journal, San Jose Mercury News, and Pacific Sun, author Salman Rushie charms an Angelico Hall audience in the Institute for Leadership Studies' 2012 Fall Lecture Series.

Dominican coach determined to build golf program

  • In a September 23 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Gary Nelson, coach of Dominican's golf program, is optimistic about the Penguins' future with a strong recruiting class.

GreenMBA participating in Sustainable Performance Summit at Sonoma Raceway

  • In September 6-7 articles in the San Francisco Chronicle, Sacramento Bee, Santa Rosa Press DemocratMarin Independent Journal, Paddock Talk and Napa Valley Register, Dominican's GreenMBA program announces it will debut a sustainable performance ranging metric at Accelerating Sustainable Performance Summit.

Lady Penguins volleyball team boosted by strong recruiting class

  • In a September 4 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, veteran outside hitter Jessica Jones is excited by influx of new recruits joining Dominican's women's volleyball team.

New Provost, Special Assistant to President join Dominican

  • In the September 3 issue of North Bay Business Journal, Steven E. Weisler is named as Provost at Dominican and Hanna Rodriguez-Farrar is named Special Assistant to President Mary Marcy. 

Dominican men's soccer star returns from redshirt season

  • In an August 29 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, senior Pedro Guevara, the Pacific West Conference Preseason Player of the Year in 2011, rejoins the 2012 Penguins' men's soccer team.

Air Force Academy transfer lifts hopes of Penguins' women's soccer team

  • In an August 28 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, the addition of McKenna Kimball, who played at the Air Force Academy last year, creates excitement for Dominican's 2012 women's soccer team.

Research discovery at Dominican receives television coverage

  • In the August 15 newscasts on KTVU-TV Channel 2 and KPIX-TV Channel 5 in San Francisco, Dr. Sibdas Ghosh, chair of Dominican's Dept. of Natural Sciences and Mathematics, is interviewed about a breakthrough discovery at the National Ornamental Research Site at Dominican.

Sudden Oak Death steam treatment discovered at Dominican

Professor Nicole Barnett honored by Diversity MBA Magazine

  • In an August 13 article in the Sacramento Bee, Dr. Nicole Barnett, adjunct professor of nursing at Dominican, is one of four Kaiser Permanente leaders listed among Diversity MBA Magazine's Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders list.

Dominican SID of the Year Davis appears on Pacific West Magazine Radio Show

  • In the August 9 episode of the PacWest Magazine Radio Show based in   Arizona, Brandon Davis,'06,  the Sports Information Director of the Year at Dominican, is the featured guest discussing his career at the University.

Alonzo King and LINES Ballet impacts Dominican dance students

  • In an August 2 feature in The New Republic magazine, Alonzo King's career encompasses developing  the BFA in Dance program at Dominican benefitting aspiring dancers taking liberal arts courses.

Dominican nursing skills lab manager appears in Boston magazine

  • In the July 25-August 7 issue of The Improper Bostonian magazine, Miriam Edelman, nursing skills lab manager at Dominican, is pictured with her daughter, Julie Nations, executive director of the Ellie Fund in Boston, at a fundraising event.

Dominican goal-setting study featured on "Voice of Women" online website

  • In a July 18 article on BellaOnline, a study by Dr. Gail Matthews, professor of Psychology at Dominican, is praised by a Business Coach editor as a way of finding an "accountability buddy."

Breast cancer research continues at Dominican

  • In a July 11 article in the San Jose Mercury News and Marin Independent Journal, Dr. Maggie Louie, a Dominican professor, updates the findings of her research team in connecting a cadmium link to breast cancer.

Dominican Director of Athletics Terry Tumey moves on

Communication students broadcasting pro baseball games this summer

  • In a June 29 story in the Marin IJ, Brian Sanchez and Hunter Horenstein,a pair of Dominican communications majors, and  instructor Stuart Horne comprise pro baseball radio broadcasting crew.

Dominican GreenMBA graduate featured in national magazine

  • In the June 2012 issue of SUCCESS Magazine, Natale Servino,  a graduate of Dominican's GreenMBA, explains the careful process of how he "greened" his business -- Servino restaurant in Tiburon.

Dominican commencement address reaches national publication

  • In the May 27 issue of The Chronicle of Higher Education, excerpts from Ronan Farrow's undergraduate commencement speech in Forest Meadows Amphitheater on May 12 are published

Dominican student wins car, vacation trip on Ellen DeGeneres Show

  • In the May 21 airing of the Ellen DeGeneres Show, Charisa "Chrissy" Kelly, an Occupational Therapy student at Dominican with a heroic story, is surprised with a new car and a trip to Costa Rica by the show's host.

Commencement speaker reflects on his unique upbringing

  • In a May 16 column in the San Francisco Chronicle, 24-year-old Ronan Farrow discusses making his mark as a diplomat at such a young age prior to delivering commencement address at Dominican.

Farrow encourages Dominican graduates to "shake things up" at commencement

  • In a May 12 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican commencement speaker Ronan Farrow urges graduates to confront today's economic crisis with original thinking and a willingness to buck trends.

Dominican students recognized for "youthful qualities" in commencement address

  • In a May 12 sidebar in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican students Farah Mohsen, Gabriel Navarrette, and Thea Noonan are praised by commencement address speaker Ronan Farrow.

Hillary Clinton aide to deliver keynote address at Dominican commencement

  • In a May 10 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Ronan Farrow, an adviser on global youth issues to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, will give the undergraduate commencement address at Dominican.

Basketball player from New Zealand named Co-Female Athlete of the Year

  • In a May 3 article in New Zealand's Daily Post, Penguins senior basketball player "Taki" Te Koi reflects on her four-career at Dominican and her basketball roots in her home country.

Researchers at Dominican discover link in heavy metal to breast cancer

  • In April stories in The Scientist magazine, Atlantic magazine, U.S. News and World Report, ABC News, Philadelphia Inquirer, Yahoo, Health Magazine and MSN.com, Dominican Associate Professor Maggie Louie explains research that shows link between exposure to cadmium and rapid breast cancer cell growth

Dominican hosts Pacific West Conference Women's Tennis Championships

  • In an April 19 section-front article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's women's tennis program is applauded for its progress from building new courts to hosting an NCAA Division II tournament.

President Mary Marcy moderates debate at Angelico Hall

  • In an April 19 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican President Mary Marcy is pictured in the middle of the stage smoothly moderating the 2nd U.S. Congressional District seat debate.

Debate at Dominican creates interesting dialogue

  • In an April 19 article in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, candidates for the 2nd Congressional District seat engage in pointed remarks in a debate moderated by Dominican President Mary Marcy.

Congressional District seat candidates debate at Dominican

  • In an April 15 item in the San Francisco Chronicle, 12 candidates are scheduled to debate in Angelico Hall to fill the U.S. House of Representatives seat being vacated by retiring Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey.

New AHSS Dean Nicola Pitchford profiled in "Marin Snapshot"

  • In an April 15 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Nicola Pitchford describes her colorful career leading to her becoming new dean of Dominican's School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences

Penguins' student-athlete combines lacrosse with surfing

  • In an April 4 feature in the Davis Enterprise, Dominican senior lacrosse player Reed Upson details how he escapes to surf while balancing academics and athletics at the University.

Dominican partners with San Rafael on "Greening" Project

  • In an April 2 article in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican's GreenMBA program is partnering with the City of San Rafael and the San Rafael Chamber of Commerce to create sustainable business practices.

Dominican named to national community service honor roll for civic engagement

  • In a March 26 story in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican's Service Learning program is recognized for being named to the President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll for the fifth time.

Lady Penguins softball on the move with new coach

  • In a March 25 article in the Marin Independent Journal, senior pitcher Jessi Saaty endorses the hard-working attitude brought to the Dominican softball team by new head coach Roni Sparrey.

Penguins golfer draws comparison to Tiger Woods

  • In a March 23 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, the competitive nature of Dominican golfer Kevin Santos is likened to that of the legendary pro as the Penguins' golf teams aim to improve.

Freshmen contribute to improved play in Dominican lacrosse program

  • In a March 19 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Kevin Powers and Jake Fritz lead a freshmen class that has raised expectations in the Penguins' lacrosse program in a fast-growing sport.

Dominican hosts 'State of First Amendment' panel discussion

  • In a March 15 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's "Stand Up. Sit Down. Speak Out." campaign spurns a campus discussion featuring First Amendment experts and advocates.

Transfer student boosts Dominican's women's tennis program

  • In a March 15 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Lady Penguins tennis player Gaby Verspieren explains her decision to transfer from NCAA Div. I Gonzaga to Dominican.

Aspen Institute invites Dominican to join new nationwide consortium

  • In a March 12 story in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican is recognized for being one of 30 colleges across the U.S. invited to join a consortium to help rethink undergraduate business education,

Dominican praised as resource for community business, education, innovation

  • In a March 6 op-ed column in the Marin Independent Journal, Jon Myers, CEO of Graphene Technologies, commends Dominican's talented educators for partnering with the Marin community and beyond.

A "Question and Answer" session with Dominican Dean of Business and Leadership

  • In a March 5 article in the North Bay Business Journal, Dr. Dan Moshavi, Dominican's new dean of the School of Business and Leadership, discusses the University's economic relationship with Marin County.

McNally family appear on Comcast Sports Net Bay Area's "Chronicle Live"

  • On February 28, Penguins basketball player Xander McNally, who leads the nation in NCAA Division II in steals, and his father, Rich, are guests on CSN's "Chronicle Live," a popular hour-long live sports program.

Penguins basketball player guest on KRON 4 TV

  • On February 20, Dominican senior basketball player Xander McNally is interviewed by KRON 4 TV sports reporter Vern Glenn about his Penguins career, his family and his relationship with sensation Jeremy Lin.

GreenMBA graduate profiled among rising young entrepreneurs

  • In the February issue of North Bay Biz magazine, Dominican GreenMBA graduate Stig Westling, founder and CEO of start-up Skip to Renew at Dominican's Venture Greenhouse, is recognized for his achievements.

Dominican's Xander McNally, family featured in New York Times

  • In a February 15 story in the New York Times, Dominican senior tri-captain Xander McNally, his brother Oliver and their basketball careers are followed closely by their parents who crisscross the country to watch.

Dominican Trustee Willie Brown remains a force in politics

  • In a February 15 profile in the New York Times, Dominican Trustee -- and former San Francisco Mayor -- the Honorable Willie Brown examines his career after public office.

Cal Grant proposal would impact financial aid at Dominican

  • In a February 12 article in the Marin Independent Journal, molecular cell biology student Elizabeth Castellanos is one of many students who wonder how the state's Cal Grant proposal with effect tuition.

Guest Concert Series offers Super Bowl Sunday alternative

  • In a February 3 story in the Mill Valley Herald, Dominican's Guest Concert Series is touted for providing an alternative source of entertainment other than watching football on Super Bowl Sunday.

Dominican spotlighted for utilizing anti-plagiarism service in admissions

  • In a January 30 report on NBC Bay Area in San Francisco, Dominican Graduate Admissions Director Larry Schwartz discusses the University's use of Turnitin, an anti-plagiarism database service.

Dominican President Marcy solves Tom Brokaw's football problem

  • In a January 30 column in the San Francisco Chronicle, University President Mary Marcy invites NBC's Tom Brokaw to her home to watch the final minutes of the 49ers-Giants championship playoff game.

L.A. Times story recognizes Dominican for using Turnitin for plagiarism detection

  • In a January 29 story in the Los Angeles Times, Larry Schwartz, Dominican's graduate admissions director, talks about the University's utilization of a database service that compares student essays to archives.

Penguins basketball doubleheader produces great games

  • In a January 24 piece in the Marin Independent Journal, the Penguins' men's and women's basketball teams play a pair of exciting games in front of a big crowd against Pacific West Conference rival BYU-Hawaii.

Dominican's GreenMBA program lauded for business approach

  • In a January 24 article in Greener Ideal, the educational experience in the GreenMBA program at Dominican is mentioned as bringing business relevancy and green living to a socially-conscious world.

Dominican to help Marin County with management training

  • In a January 19 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Marin County workers at the Civic Center will receive leadership training through a custom program at Dominican University.

Top North Bay executives attend Business Edge Briefings breakfast

  • In a January 16 article in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican's Institute for Leadership Studies hosts business leaders to share and discuss 2012 Leadership Action Plans.

Dominican President Mary Marcy profiled in Marin Magazine

  • In the January issue of Marin Magazine,Dominican President Mary Marcy participates in a question-and-answer session in a sit-down interview focused on her past accomplishments and the University's future.

Fast start by Dominican men's basketball team in Pacific West Conference play

  • In a January 6 story in the Marin Independent Journal, junior point guard Ricky Wofford is praised for helping the Penguins' men's basketball team open PacWest play with back-to-back upset wins.

KPIX CBS 5 airs feature story on Dominican men's basketball player

  • In a January 5 feature on KPIX-TV CBS 5 in San Francisco, Penguins basketball player Jacob Noisat talks about his devotion to his mother and his life-changing decisions to help her following his father's death.

International Big History Association recognizes Dominican

  • In the January 2012 Newsletter of the International Big History Association, Dr. Nicola Pitchford, Dean of the School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, and Dominican's FYE Big History program are featured.

New Dean of School of Business and Leadership brings improv to classroom

  • In a December 26 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dan Moshavi, new Dean of the Dominican's School of Business and Leadership, explains how his background in improv comedy helps the University.

Dominican player delays basketball dream to help his mother in need

  • In a December 18 column in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Jacob Noisat, a junior on Dominican's men's basketball team, makes sacrifices in his career to support his mom's career after family tragedy.

Penguins basketball player shapes up for this season

  • In a December 14 feature in the Novato Advance, Melissa Wise, a junior on Dominican's women's basketball team, credits an off-season conditioning program and a 40-pound weight loss for her improvement.

New Zealand native provides inspiration for Dominican women's basketball team

  • In a December 13 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican senior tri-captain "Taki" Te Koi is recognized for her leadership and her journey to and through the Penguins basketball program.

Dominican partnership allows students to conduct graphene research

  • In a December 12 story in the North Bay Business Journal, Dr. Sibdas Ghosh, chair of Dominican's Department of Natural Science and Mathematics, explains partnership with Graphene Technologies.

Former student body president leads Penguins' men's basketball team

  • In a December 7 feature in the Marin Independent Journal, senior co-captain Mark Lewis, Dominican's student body president last year, discusses the past and future of the Penguins' men's basketball team.

Service-Learning class at Dominican combines college, high school students

  • In a December 5 front-page feature in the Marin Independent Journal, "Beauty in The Struggle" program brings Marin County Community School students together with Dominican's art and education students. 

Dominican joins "Greening for Profit" partnership in San Rafael

  • In a December 2 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican enters into a collaboration with the city of San Rafael and Chamber of Commerce in a green business program to benefit students and alumni.

Dominican research on successful goal-setting recognized

  • In a December 2 blog on Fast Company, a study conducted by Dr. Gail Matthews, Professor of Psychology at Dominican, is heralded as a factor in determining the difference between success and failure in business.

The Value of Liberal Arts Education Explored

  • In a November 21 Op-Ed piece in the Marin Independent Journal, Dr. Nicola Pitchford, Dean of Dominican's School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, says now is the time to invest in liberal arts education.

"Big History" program provides new perception to the human species

  • In a November 14 article in the National Catholic Reporter, Andy Gramajo is one of 250 Dominican freshmen already benefitting from the University's "Big History" First Year Experience. 

Busy News Week on Dominican campus

  • In a November 8 column in the San Francisco Chronicle, author Bill Bryson's appearance in the 2011 Institute for Leadership Studies' Fall Lecture Series are among big news happenings at Dominican.

Dominican President Marcy appears on KPIX-TV Channel 5

  • In a November 5 appearance on KPIX-TV, President Mary B. Marcy discusses the future of the University in an interview segment with reporter Anne Makovec.

CPD selects Dominican to involve students in civic engagement

  • In a November 1 story on the NBC Bay Area website, Dominican is chosen by the Commission for Presidential Debates to head an international project focused on involving students in civic engagement.

Commission on Presidential Debates chooses Dominican to lead project

  • In an October 31 political blog item in the San Francisco Chronicle, the Commission on Presidential Debates passes on Dominican to host a 2012 presidential/vice presidential debate yet picks the University to lead an international project.

Dominican's Venture Greenhouse has first "graduate"

  • In an October 31 story in the North Bay Business Journal,  Evolvelectric acquires Illumalighting, making it the first company to graduate from Dominican's new business incubator and accelerator program.

President Mary B. Marcy recalls her Nebraska roots 

  • In an October 30 column in the Omaha World Herald, newly installed Dominican President Mary B. Marcy reflects on her educational upbringing which began on a cattle ranch and one room schoolhouse.

LINES Ballet/BFA in Dance program alum praises Alonzo King

  • In an October 26 story in Southwest Riverside News, Dominican alum Michael Montgomery, a dancer with the LINES Ballet, explains his admiration for the world renown choreographer.

Guest Concert Series, June Choi Oh receive rave reviews

  • In a October 9 review in Classical Sonoma, Dominican faculty member June Choi Oh is commended for her performance on the University's new recital hall piano in the opening of the 2011-12 Guest Concert Series.

Dominican's Venture Greenhouse stages grand opening

  • In an October 10 story in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican's Venture Greenhouse business development accelerator will help GreenMBA graduates create jobs and not just look for them.

"Big History" offers unique intellectual experience for Dominican freshmen

  • In an October 7 article in Inside Higher Education, Dominican freshmen spend a night stargazing with astronomers to learn more about the history and evolution of the universe in their "Big History" course.

Dominican's Alemany Library joins MARINet consortium

  • In an October 3 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's Alemany Library adds its resource of 108,000 books and tapes to the Marin County library consortium to benefit all.

Dominican "Disaster" Professor Appears On KRON-TV

  • On October 2, Dr. Matt Davis, Professor of Psychology at Dominican,  was interviewed by Henry Tenenbaum on the KRON-TV Channel 4 Weekend News about disaster psychology and disaster preparedness as the anniversary of the 1989 Loma Prieta Earthquake approached.

Dominican Praised For Its Reach In The World

  • In a September 28 article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dominican is recognized for something other than "the soothing atmosphere of this intimate campus ... Just last year, Rosanne Cash, Robert Reich and Rick Steves spoke here, and gubernatorial candidates Jerry Brown and Meg Whitman participated in a debate."

Actress Jane Lynch appears at Dominican ILS Fall Lecture Series at Angelico Hall

  • In a September 26 story in the San Rafael Patch, 'Glee' TV show star and Emmys host Jane Lynch talks about her memoir "Happy Accidents" in front of a near capacity crowd of 800  in Angelico Hall.

Graduate student receives $100,000 grant for breast cancer-related research

  • In a September 24 front-page article in the Marin Independent Journal, graduate student Esmerelda Ponce discusses the NIH grant that will help her research into the role heavy metal cadmium plays in breast cancer.

Penguins soccer player, coach interviewed live on on PacWest Magazine Radio Show

  • In a September 22 live interview on KQCK Radio in Arizona, Penguins Director of Soccer Jon Delano and Dominican player Dennis Maric talk about Maric's eight-year separation from his father during Bosnian War.

Dominican student from Iraq writes Op Ed piece recalling 9/11 aftermath from Baghdad

  • In a September 11 editorial "Marin Voice" in the Marin Independent Journal, senior political science major Farah Mohsen, a member of the Iraqi Student Projects, recalls the US invasion of her homeland.

Volleyball player, coach  who recruited her reconnect years later at Dominican

  • In a September 8 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Sarah Bain comes full circle and hundreds of miles to finally play for Penguins coach Gayle Stammer.

Local star chooses to stay home and play for Dominican Penguins' men's soccer team

  • In a September 7 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, prized freshman recruit Nuri Bon-Acosta explains his decision to play at Dominican after receiving inquiries from NCAA Division I schools.

Dominican business professor weighs in on self-employed workers dominating local work force

  • In a September 4 front-page story in the Marin Independent Journal, adjunct professor Paul Bozzo, co-founder of Dominican's Venture Greenhouse, offers insights about "creative professionals" in work force. 

Penguins women's soccer star overcomes hip surgery to get back on top of her game

  • In a September 3 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Julianna Bratsberg, an occupational therapy major, describes the pain she went through to rebound as her team's leading scorer.

Freshman aims to make impact on Penguins cross country team this season

  • In a September 2 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, freshman Adam Scott hopes to raise the expectations of the Penguins' cross country team as it enters its second year of NCAA Div. II competition.

Construction underway at Dominican's new athletics field complex

  • In an August 30  front-page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Athletics Director Terry Tumey discusses the impact the new athletics field complex will have on Dominican and the surrounding community.

Dr. Mary Marcy begins her first day as the ninth president in Dominican's 122-year history

  • In an August 23 front-page profile in the Marin Independent Journal, President Mary Marcy reflects on the value of education to create opportunities to utilize talent and skills to transform lives.

"Big History" program provides comprehensive study for Dominican's first-year students

  • In an August 22 front-page story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's "Big History" is recognized for being an extensive and universal introductory course.

Dominican's Venture Greenhouse taking shape in San Rafael

  • In an August 20 article in the Marin Independent Journal, start-up companies such as Illumalighting are discovering the benefits of Venture Greenhouse, Dominican's business accelerator in San Rafael.

Women's soccer player reflects on successful freshman season at Dominican

  • In an August 2 story in the Sonora Union Democrat, Tori Selesia, a business administration major, talks about her first goal for the Penguins and how excited she is for the upcoming season.

New Penguins head softball coach hits recruiting trail running

  • In a July 20 article in the Vallejo Times-Herald, former Cal Poly record-setting player and former Cal State Northridge championship coach Roni Sparrey accepts challenge to rebuild Dominican softball program.

Dominican GreenMBA student lends support to "Slow Money" event

  • In a June 10 story in the Marin Independent Journal, GreenMBA student Stig Westling attends inaugural entrepreneur showcase, co-sponsored by Dominican GreenMBA program, in San Francisco.

New Dominican men's basketball coach appears with Gary Radnich on KRON-TV

  • In a May 18 appearance on KRON-TV, new Dominican men's basketball coach Booker T. Harris is interviewed by popular Bay Area sports celebrity Gary Radnich in a "Sit Down" segment on KRON4-TV.

Booker T. Harris named new head men's basketball coach at Dominican

  • In a May 18 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican announces that it has hired former Metro State University assistant coach and USF player Booker T. Harris to be its new head men's basketball coach.

Retiring Dominican President Joseph R. Fink delivers Commencement address

  • In a May 15 article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican President Joseph R. Fink speaks to the Class of 2011 at graduation ceremonies in a day full of surprises to top his 23-year tenure at the University.

"Venture Greenhouse" gaining momentum as business accelerator

  • In a May 2 story in the North Bay Business Journal, Dominican's GreenMBA-inspired incubator is taking shape before the June debut in a 5,000-square foot building in a San Rafael commercial zone.

Penguins end quest to upset rival Notre Dame de Namur in men's lacrosse

  • In a April 29 preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican coach Ned Webster and players are inspired to gain revenge against their chief rival, which they did, beating NDNU for the first time in DU history.

Dominican receiving marked increase in transfer applications from students

  • In a April 23 front-page article in the San Francisco Chronicle, a photo in Bertrand Hall appears with a story about how Dominican is one of several private colleges benefitting from the cash-strapped CSU system.

Dominican graduate inspired by childhood setback to pursue career in OT

  • In an April 17 "Marin Snapshot" profile in the Marin Independent Journal, Dr. Mohammed Khalifa, '02, a clinical adviser in the Occupational Therapy program, talks about how a rare disease changed his calling.

SOD Blitz returns to Dominican for training session on Sudden Oak Death

  • In an April 15 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dr. Matteo Garbelotto explains the goal of helping people identify and collect samples to combat spread of Sudden Oak Death pathogen.

Caroline Kennedy addresses capacity crowd in Dominican's Angelico Hall

  • In an April 14 front page article in the Marin Independent Journal, Caroline Kennedy, daughter of the 35th President of the United States, speaks at Dominican's ILS lecture series about poetry and women's issues.

Dominican selected as potential site for 2012 presidential debate

  • In April 2 stories in the Associated Press, San Francisco Chronicle, CBS San Francisco and Marin Independent Journal, the Commission on Presidential Debates named Dominican University of California to its list of 12 potential sites to host a presidential or vice presidential debate in 2012.

Offerings expand in Dominican's GreenMBA program

  • In a March 28 article in U.S. News and World Report, Dominican's GreenMBA program is lauded for featuring a wide range of courses that include an environmental and social impact angle.

Genetic Research on Sports Injuries comes to Dominican

  • In a March 27 story in The Chronicle of Higher Education, Dr. James Kovach, a former National Football League player and new Dominican professor, discusses his research on sports injuries.

Dominican President Among New College Presidents in Bay Area

  • In a March 24 article in the San Francisco Chronicle, Dominican's Dr. Mary Marcy is recognized among the new college presidents hired in the Bay Area.

Dr. Mary Marcy named President-Elect at Dominican University

  • In a March 22 front-page article in the Marin Independent Journal, Dr. Mary Marcy is welcomed  as Dominican's President-Elect -- its ninth in the University's 121-year history -- succeeding retiring Joseph Fink.

Penguins lacrosse player following his brother's footsteps at Dominican

  • In a March 18 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, redshirt freshman Dalton Copeland aspires to inspire Dominican's men's lacrosse as his brother, Jesse, did from 2006-08.

Dominican hosts Marin Math Circle program for seventh through ninth graders

  • In a March 12 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican's natural sciences and mathematics program reaches out to help local middle school students with problem solving in campus classrooms.

Transfer student joins Penguins' men's golf team to be closer to family

  • In a March 12 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, senior business administration major Julius Arterberry explains why he left a NCAA Division I program to attend Dominican and play golf.

Former U.S. Senator discusses health care reform during Dominican visit

  • In a February 23 front-page article in the Marin Independent Journal, David Durenberger, former U.S. Senator from Minnesota, and his wife, Susan Foote, assessed health care reform in a meeting at Dominican.

Dominican research lends to adhering to New Year's Resolutions

  • In a February 22 article in Good Housekeeping, research from Dominican is cited in helping people stick to their New Year's resolutions by putting their goals on paper as a means to achieve them.

Dominican senior balances basketball stardom with nursing major

  • In a February 16 story in the Marinscope's Novato Advance, Penguins basketball player Kelsey Janusch shows that student-athletes can succeed on the court and in the classroom at the same time.

Novato science teacher honored after participating in Dominican MESA program

  • In a February 13 article in the Novato Patch, Gina Schilling received an Endeavor Fellowship from NASA for her efforts to bring STEM education to Hill Middle School, which was tabbed by Dominican's MESA program.

English major guides Dominican softball team through rough schedule

  • In a February 12 season preview in the Marin Independent Journal, Robyn Ridpath, a senior English major at Dominican and a former walk-on, is helping the Penguins write the script on their upcoming season.

Super Bowl Sunday chamber music concert features Dominican faculty member

  • In a February 6 story in the Larkspur/Corte Madera Patch, pianist June Choi Oh, a faculty member at Dominican and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music, discusses Super Bowl "alternative."

Dominican athletics administration manager among Super Bowl fans

  • In a February 5 front-page article in the Marin Independent Journal, Green Bay Packers fan Patrick Huser, facilities manager in Conlan Center, expresses his rooting interest in Super Bowl XLV.

Guest Concert Series celebrates 10th Anniversary Season at Dominican

  • In a February 2 story in the San Rafael News Pointer, June Choi Oh, a Dominican faculty member, discusses the Guest Concert Series, which she helped create, that brings world-class musicians to Angelico Hall.

Dr. Melba Beals reflects on African-American History Month

  • In a front-page feature in the February issue of the Whistlestop Express, Dr.  Melba Beals, chair of Dominican's Communications Department,  recalls her struggles as a member of the "The Little Rock Nine."

Former Penguins basketball player interns for Golden State Warriors, Raiders

  • In a January 28 article in the Alameda Journal, Dominican graduate student Michaela Baskerville explains how she juggles pursuit of her master's degree while interning with two professional sports franchises.

Dominican receives $2.25 million in bequests, grants for science programs

  • In a January 27 story in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican science programs are the recipient of a $2 million gift from the Yin estate and a $225,000 grant from the Keck Foundation.

GreenMBA graduate Zach Davis meets President Obama at White House

  • In a January 26 article in the San Rafael Patch, Dominican GreenMBA graduate Zach Davis talks about business plan at Dominican and his invitation to the State of the Union Address and the White House. 

Renovated Edgehill Mansion opens doors for public reception

  • In a January 24 column  in the San Rafael Patch, the new Dominican Heritage and Alumni House welcomes visitors to a pubic reception that includes KRON TV and KCBS Radio personality and film critic Jan Wahl.

Dominican's outreach continues to help educate South African black students

  • In a January 23 column in the Marin Independent Journal, Dominican faculty and students are recognized for their efforts to connect with and teach black high school students in South Africa, which lacks educators.

Dominican GreenMBA program meets rising popularity of business applications

  • In a January 7 article in the San Francisco Business Times, Dominican's GreenMBA program is noted for tailoring its business school offerings to niche markets to meet growing demand.

Penguins star soccer player helps sister cope with rare brain disorder

  • In a January 1 story in the Santa Rosa Press Democrat, Dominican soccer player and occupational therapy major Pedro Guevara talks about the inspiring story of caring for his younger sister.

 

Contact

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