Around Campus

HNU's Tsze Tsang, PhD, Delivers Lecture on Cotellic, A Drug for the Treatment of Advanced Melanoma
HNU’s Tsze Tsang, PhD, Delivers Lecture on Cotellic, A Drug for the Treatment of Advanced MelanomaAs part of the Faculty Salon Talks organized by HNU's Office of Advancement, Tsze Tsang, PhD, assistant professor of chemistry, delivered a lecture in the Cushing Library on Thursday, April 13, about his work on the development of the compound cobimetinib (brand name Cotellic), which is used for the treatment of advanced melanoma. Tsang also gave a brief overview of the current state of cancer treatments and discussed the difficulties involved in creating new pharmaceuticals.

Julio Reyes Discusses and Performs the Music of Agustin Barrios for APPSI Speaker Series
Julio Reyes Discusses and Performs the Music of Agustin Barrios for APPSI Speaker SeriesThe Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at HNU hosted an event on April 12 in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts with Julio Reyes, a second-year music student at HNU and an experienced guitar player and musician. Reyes delivered a lecture on the music of renowned Paraguayan composer and guitarist Agustín Barrios and performed a selection of Barrios's pieces later in the evening.

HNU in the Community

APPSI Hosts the 15th Annual Oakland International Film Festival
APPSI Hosts the 15th Annual Oakland International Film FestivalThe Asia Pacific Peace Studies Institute (APPSI) at HNU hosted the opening days of the 15th annual Oakland International Film Festival, from April 4 through April 6, on campus in the Valley Center for the Performing Arts. The events included screenings of feature films and short films, discussions with filmmakers and participants, and live music performances.

Giving News

President's Circle Luncheon Celebrates Donors and Sisters
President’s Circle Luncheon Celebrates Donors and SistersHNU held the spring President's Circle Luncheon on Tuesday, April 19, in appreciation of members of the President's Circle, an honor society that recognizes an esteemed group of HNU supporters who generously give more than $1,000 to an HNU fund in a single fiscal year. Attendees included alumni, friends, faculty, staff, students, and 11 Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary (SNJM), including Sister Cynthia Canning ’68, Sister Miriam Daniel Fahey ’48, PhD, Sister Marcia Frideger ’69, PhD, Sister Maureen Hester ’57, PhD, Sister Fran Kearney ’61, ’63, Sister June Kearney, PhD, Sister Donna Maynard ’50, Sister Carol Nicklas ’64, Sister Sophia Park, PhD, Sister Chris Patrinos ’81, PhD, and Sister Carol Sellman ’69, MM ’78, EdD.

On The Field

HNU Athletics Adding Track and Field
HNU Athletics Adding Track and FieldHoly Names University will be adding men's and women's outdoor track & field, effective for the 2017-2018 academic year. HNU will compete as a member of the Pacific West Conference within NCAA Division II. Initially, the Hawks will only compete in running events, but will implement field events in fall 2018. Recruiting for student-athletes wishing to participate in HNU track & field is underway. If you are interested in competing as a Hawk, please contact coach Harlan Lopez at 510-436-1612, or by email at hlopez@hnu.edu.

On Senior Day, HNU Women's Tennis Wins 5-4 Over Stanislaus State
On April 9, after a pregame ceremony to honor seniors for the Holy Names University women's tennis team, the Hawks won a dual match against 49th-ranked Stanislaus State, 5-4 at Meyer Tennis Courts on the campus of Mills College.

Gunnar David Named PacWest Co-Pitcher of the Week
The Pacific West Conference announced its weekly baseball awards on April 18. Named Co-Pitcher of the Week by the conference, from the Holy Names University baseball team, was Gunnar David (Pleasanton, California).

Upcoming Events

Masters Conducting Recital
Friday, May 5, 2017
1:00 pm

Children's Choral Festival
Saturday, May 6, 2017
9:00 am

Orchestra and Ensemble Concert
Sunday, May 7, 2017
3:00 pm

Black Culmination Ceremony
Thursday, May 11, 2017
12:30 pm

Latino Recognition Night
Thursday, May 11, 2017
6:00 pm

Graduate Commencement Ceremony
Friday, May 12, 2017
6:30 pm

Undergraduate Commencement Ceremony
Saturday, May 13, 2017
4:30 pm

Concerto Festival
Sunday, May 21, 2017
3:00 pm

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