'Glee' actress and Emmys host Jane Lynch speaks at Dominican's ILS Lecture Series at Angelico Hall

Actress Jane Lynch, who hosted this year's Primetime Emmys on FOX, appeared September 25 in front of a near capacity crowd of 800 in Angelico Hall at Dominican University of California as a speaker in Dominican’s Leadership Lecture Series.

Jane Lynch-Happy AccidentsThe Emmy and Golden Globe-award winning actress from the hit FOX television show “Glee” discussed her memoir, "Happy Accidents,” as part of the 2011 Institute for Leadership Studies’ Fall Lecture Series, a cooperative effort between Dominican’s ILS and independent book store Book Passage.

Each year, the Leadership Lecture Series features some of the country's leading figures from the world of business, politics, entertainment, academia, and literature.

In Lynch’s book, “Happy Accidents,” she reflected upon the successes of her recent past and her earlier personal and professional struggles.

All ILS lectures are open to the public. Lectures begin at 7 p.m. in Angelico Hall. Doors open at 6 p.m.

The 2011 Fall Lecture Series started on September 7 when a near capacity Angelico Hall crowd of 850, including more than 200 Dominican freshmen, attended a lecture by Dr. Brian Swimme. It featured a screening of  "Journey of the Universe," his new film about the origins of everything, the stardust that holds it all together, and the humans’ role in this intricate web of life.

The event was offered in cooperation with Dominican’s First Year Experience Big History. For more information about Dominican’s Big History project, please visit dominican.edu/dominicannews/first-year-experience-focuses-on-big-history.html.

On September 15, bestselling author Khaled Hosseini appeared in Angelico Hall to present "The Kite Runner Graphic Novel," a new rendering of his bestselling novel of two boys growing up in Afghanistan.

On October 13, Pulitzer Prize and National Book Award winning author David McCullough will discuss "The Great Journey: Americans in Paris." The book focuses on three generations of Americans who traveled to Paris in the 19th century. The lecture is free. Preferred seating is available with purchase of the book from Book Passage.

On October 24, author Bill Bryson will present "At Home: A Short History of Private Life," a look at the history of domesticity and stories behind the place we call home.  Tickets are $20 per person and include a copy of "At Home: A Short History of Private Life."

On November 9, "Hardball" host Chris Matthews will discuss "Jack Kennedy: Elusive Hero, "a new portrait of John F. Kennedy based on interviews with those who knew him best. This event is free, but preferred seating is available with purchase of the book from Book Passage.

The Fall 2011 Leadership Lecture Series is sponsored by Private Ocean, the Marin-based wealth management company. For more information about the Leadership Lecture Series, please visit www.dominican.edu/academics/businesslead/leadership/publiceventssymp.html

Media Contact:  Sarah Gardner, Director, Communications and Research, 415-485-3239, sarah.gardner@Dominican.edu