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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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Practically Perfect

February 3, 2014 by Doug Aiken '99 (M.A. '09) | Sports

A high-flying offense powers the Panthers during a wildly successful football season. Four points. Just four points separated the 2013 Chapman University football team from its first conference championship and berth in the NCAA playoffs. The Panthers’ 21-17 loss to the University of Redlands in October was the only blemish during an otherwise memorable and

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Inside Cover Exclusive: Winter 2014

February 3, 2014 by Chapman Magazine | Alumni

Sarah Van Zanten ’11, who competed in crew during her four years at Chapman, now coaches the Panther men’s rowing team. View more photos in this web-only exclusive from the winter 2014 “Chapman Magazine.”

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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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Clinic of Smiles

January 31, 2014 by Chapman Magazine | Alumni

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.

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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.