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Finding inspiration, insight and stillness at Renaissance conference

April 15, 2014 by Karen Lloyd, Ph.D. | Arts and Culture

I traded sunny California for a very chilly New York City this spring break to attend the annual conference of the Renaissance Society of America. Always a mega-gathering of specialists in Renaissance history, art, literature, and music, this year was bigger than ever, with a printed program weighing in at two and a half pounds

Gay alumna wins Miss Golden Gate crown in non-traditional style

April 11, 2014 by Shelby Ticsay '14 | Arts and Culture

Soon you can find Bryn Carlson ’12 sitting atop floats at parades or smiling for the camera at ribbon cuttings with San Francisco officials. As the newly-crowned Miss Golden Gate 2014 she’ll wear the glitzy dresses, the sash, the glimmering crown, and never have a hair out of place. She’ll exemplify the traditional qualities of

Nobel Laureate Elie Wiesel returns to campus to share and inspire

April 4, 2014 by | Arts and Culture

Nobel Laureate, human rights activist and Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel returns to Chapman University next week for his fourth annual visit with students and faculty. Wiesel’s week at Chapman is one of the yearly highlights among the scholarly activities, lectures and events hosted by The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education, one of the university’s premier


Panel of top journalists to discuss journalism in the digital age

April 4, 2014 by | Arts and Culture

The digital revolution is reshaping American society as drastically as the industrial revolution did more than a century ago, destroying established practices and offering fresh possibilities. Seven nationally known authors, editors and journalists will explore how journalism and its practitioners can exploit technology’s potential while preserving and advancing democratic values in an April 16 symposium


Hollywood casting agents advise students to ‘Be yourself’

March 27, 2014 by | Arts and Culture

Harry Ufland, a professor in Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, organized a casting and actors panel to introduce students to the importance of casting in the filmmaking process. On the panel were casting directors Jane Jenkins and Roger Mussenden, acting teacher Stephanie Feury, and David Ward, a professor in Dodge College.