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After their year of graduate law study at Chapman, lawyers Munira
Akhundzada, left, and Shamsi Maqsoudi plan to resume their work
at the front lines of the struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan.

Veiled Voices of Justice

March 17, 2014 by | Features

For two Afghan champions of women’s rights, the transition to life at Chapman is nothing compared with the challenge of transforming a culture.

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Make way for the Millennials, the latest “greatest generation,” and get ready for them to make some noise

February 19, 2014 by | Features

Millennials are polite, yes, but in the decades to come this crew is also going to rattle the cages, shake the timbers and be the straw that stirs the cultural, political and economic drink. They’re collaborative, ethnically diverse, socially tolerant and tech savvy. Like their great-grandparents in the G.I. generation (a.k.a. greatest generation), they’re optimistic and dedicated to the common good. Millennials can move mountains with a tweet, condemn a politician overnight with a social media scolding and shame corporations with a boycott that can go viral within hours.

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In the Valley of Wonderful Things

February 3, 2014 by David C. Henley | Features

Chapman Trustee David C. Henley writes about his visit to the archaeological dig in Israel, which is led by Chapman Professor Julye Bidmead and includes work being done by Chapman student Marilyn Love ’15.

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Crowdfunding Science

January 31, 2014 by Chapman Magazine | Features

This story originally appeared in the winter 2014 issue of Chapman Magazine as part of “Mass Appeal: Chapman Students & Alumni Use Crowdfunding.” The explosive growth in crowdfunding websites conjures new sources of revenue for specialty communities, including academic researchers. Is it a good thing that an entomologist can now pitch her “zombie ant” study

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Undergrad Research: From massive dust storms to monsoonal rains

January 31, 2014 by | Features

In one gritty, swirling moment, Chapman student Krista Rasmussen ’15 experienced a giant dust cloud, or haboob, somewhere between Tucson and Phoenix. And after taking professor Hesham El-Askary’s environmental science class, “Global Hazards and Climate Change,” her interest in scientific research was kindled. Together, Rasmussen and El-Askary crafted a research project that explores the dynamics linking major storms in the desert.

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War Stories

January 30, 2014 by | Features

When author and historian Andrew Carroll first launched an archive of letters from the front lines of American history, he never expected it to grow 90,000 strong. Now the massive collection, full of eloquence and poignancy, starts a new life at Chapman.