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
Crowdfunding opens new roads to revenue for entrepreneurial Chapman students and alumni skilled at making it pay.
It’s all over the media: The most sought-after item of the 21st century, especially for women, is the gay accessory.
Sean Vreeburg ’09 (M.S. ’10) led this team from the USC Dental Humanitarian Outreach Program (DHOP) to the Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya. As co-manager of the trip, Vreeburg helped put 51 dental professionals and support staff on the ground. It took 10 months to organize and is believed to be the largest such dental outreach in Kenya’s history.
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.
Lara Spencer, lifestyle anchor for “Good Morning America” and author of “I Brake for Yard Sales,” encourages fans to hunt out secondhand treasures during a talk at Chapman’s Big Orange Book Festival (BOB).
The Chapman Magazine “Bookshelf” spotlights Chapman University faculty who have been published. The list below originally appeared in the winter 2014 issue of Chapman Magazine. TRAIN: RIDING THE RAILS THAT CREATED THE MODERN WORLD – FROM THE TRANS-SIBERIAN TO THE SOUTHWEST CHIEF (Viking) By Tom Zoellner, professor of English This is a rousing around-the-world paean
For a breakthrough that helps explain universal mysteries, Francois Englert wins the 2013 Nobel Prize in physics, speeding the rise of Chapman’s Institute for Quantum Studies.
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.
Even in an academic community full of classical passions, there’s something about guitar love.