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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.

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The Allure of Valhalla: An Icelandic Journey

October 15, 2013 by Colin Arp ’16 | Features

In the midnight sun, where the hot springs flow, Chapman students chart an Icelandic journey of discovery, encountering mythic figures, tests of endurance and puffins by the skör. Before we walked this land of volcanic rock and ash, where icy glaciers give way to steaming vents and churning geysers; before we drove through endless rolling

Dawn Taubin, left, moderated the panel discussion Women in Comedy featuring, from Taubin’s left, Maya Rudolph, Diablo Cody, Anne Fletcher, Nancy Meyers, Penelope Spheeris and Donna Langley. Together, the work of the women on the panel has earned more than $2 billion at the box office.

Funny Business

October 13, 2013 by | Features

Comedy should be a coed sport, say the women filmmakers whose success is leveling a laughter-packed playing field. Across six decades of work and more than 80 mostly wonderful films, Jack Nicholson has done just about everything there is to do in Hollywood. But until 2003, when he signed on to play Harry Sanborn in

Brian Alters, Ph.D., professor in the College of Educational Studies

When Darwin Meets Disney in Brian Alter’s Class

October 11, 2013 by Chapman Magazine | Features

From the file of “Why didn’t they have that class when I was in school?” comes Integrated Educational Studies 207, known to Chapman University students as the “The Pursuit of Happiness and Knowledge: Walt Disney and Charles Darwin.” Brian Alters, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Educational Studies and director of the Evolution Education

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The Whistle Blowers

October 10, 2013 by Scott Martelle | Features

Those who encounter wrongdoing face tough ethical choices. Does social responsibility trump personal uncertainty?

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The Combustible Season: Wildfire Research

October 9, 2013 by Mary Platt | Features

As the planet warms and the fall wildfire risk lengthens, a NASA project involving Chapman researchers offers a first line of defense against the growing threat of mega-blazes.