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Chapman University Receives $7 Million Collection of California Art – and $3 Million for Establishment of Museum – from Newport Coast Collectors Mark and Janet Hilbert

November 10, 2014 by | Press Room

Chapman University has received a major gift of California art, valued at in excess of $7 million, from noted collectors Mark and Janet Hilbert of Newport Coast, in addition to $3 million from the couple toward establishing a museum on campus in which to permanently display the collection to the public. Chapman will celebrate the gift at a dedication event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the former Villa Park Orchards Packing House, 350 N. Cypress Street in Orange. The event will feature a display of paintings from the collection; a lecture by Jean Stern, director of the Irvine Museum; and remarks by the Hilberts and Chapman President Jim Doti.

Award-winning documentary on Huell Howser returns to campus Sept. 20

September 9, 2014 by | Happenings

Due to popular demand, Chapman University will present two public screenings of the award-winning A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser. The documentary film about the late California broadcasting icon by Jeff Swimmer, associate professor at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, will screen on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30

“If All the Sky” Soars in L.A. with All-Star Cast

June 16, 2014 by | Happenings

An all-star Hollywood cast (and one famous newspaper columnist) lifted the play If All the Sky Were Paper, written by Chapman University’s Andrew Carroll and directed by Chapman’s John Benitz, to new heights recently. On June 9, the play, based on selected battlefront letters from the tens of thousands collected by Carroll, director of the

Laura Dern, Gary Cole among cast for ‘If All the Sky Were Paper’

May 28, 2014 by | Happenings

An all-star celebrity cast – including Oscar nominee Laura Dern, Gary Cole, Antwone Fisher and Ken Howard, as well as “Dear Abby” columnist Abigail Van Buren (Jeanne Phillips) – will bring to life the battlefront letters of American military men and women and their family members in the play If All the Sky Were Paper, to be performed for one night only – Monday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. – in the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Center for Autism opens with festivities, hope for transformational programs

May 16, 2014 by | Happenings

Colorful balloons were afloat.  Delighted children played with a permanently installed (and pretty awesome) electric train set, roamed the hallways searching for actors portraying Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter, and devoured delicious Popsicles and Italian ice.  All this fun was part of the grand opening festivities for the new Center for Autism and

Permanent Huell Howser exhibit in partnership with AAA to open on campus

February 20, 2014 by | Happenings

The joy that the late TV legend Huell Howser shared with generations of Californians infuses a new permanent exhibit, That’s Amazing!  Thirty Years of Huell Howser and California’s Gold, sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California and housed in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. The public is invited to an open house launching the new

Chapman University Launches New Permanent Huell Howser Exhibit with a Public Open House on Saturday, March 29, 9 a.m. – 6 p.m

February 19, 2014 by | Press Room

The joy that the late TV legend Huell Howser shared with generations of Californians infuses a new permanent exhibit, “That’s Amazing! Thirty Years of Huell Howser and California’s Gold,” sponsored by the Automobile Club of Southern California and housed in Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. The public is invited to an open house launching the new exhibit on Saturday, March 29 on the Chapman campus in Orange, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. The event will also mark the world premiere of a new documentary film, also sponsored by the Auto Club: “A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser,” created by Chapman film professor Jeff Swimmer, which will be screened four times in Chapman’s Memorial Hall during the open house event.

Chapman University joins Team Orange for U.S. Solar Decathlon 2015

February 14, 2014 by | Happenings

Chapman University will be part of a team with UC Irvine and two other fellow Orange County campuses competing in the U.S. Department of Energy’s Solar Decathlon 2015, the international student competition to design and build the best solar-powered home. Chapman, Irvine Valley College and Saddleback College will join UC Irvine as “Team Orange” to

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