Chapman University has received a major gift of California art, valued at in excess of $7 million, from noted collectors Mark and Janet Hilbert of Newport Coast, in addition to $3 million from the couple toward establishing a museum on campus in which to permanently display the collection to the public. Chapman will celebrate the gift at a dedication event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the former Villa Park Orchards Packing House, 350 N. Cypress Street in Orange. The event will feature a display of paintings from the collection; a lecture by Jean Stern, director of the Irvine Museum; and remarks by the Hilberts and Chapman President Jim Doti.

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Chapman University has appointed Chinary Ung, DMA as Senior Composer in Residence in its Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. Dr. Ung has had many associations with Chapman over the years, including a long collaboration with Sean Heim, Ph.D., associate professor of music composition.

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Chapman University has initiated the first comprehensive nationwide study on what strikes fear in Americans in the first of what is a planned annual study. According to the Chapman poll, the number one fear in America today is walking alone at night.

The Chapman Survey on American Fears included 1,500 participants from across […]

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Chapman University has introduced a new academic journal focused on quantum theory. Created and published by physicists within Chapman’s Institute for Quantum Studies (IQS), the journal is called Quantum Studies: Mathematics and Foundations. Nearly a year in the works, the inaugural issue, which contains 10 submissions from physicists around the world, was just released.

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The Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA), the Orange County Human Trafficking Task Force (OCHTTF), and Chapman University are pleased to announce the launch of their online fundraising campaign with the world’s most established crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo, for the 2nd Annual “Keep Calm and Beat H.E.A.T. Rocking & Rally” on Friday, Oct. 24, 2014, at Chapman University.

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Researchers in Chapman University’s Food Science Program have just published a study on pet food mislabeling. The study focused on commercial pet foods marketed for dogs and cats to identify meat species present as well as any instances of mislabeling. Of the 52 products tested, 31 were labeled correctly, 20 were potentially mislabeled, and one […]

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The popular WordTheatre: Giving Voice to Great Writing® series returns to Chapman University this fall, with the first performance scheduled on Monday, September 22 at 7 p.m. in the beautiful Fish Interfaith Center. The featured author will be bestselling novelist Allan Gurganus (“Oldest Living Confederate Widow Tells All”), who will be in attendance, participate in a Q&A and will sign books following the event. The performance is free and open to the public.

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Chapman Filmed Entertainment’s debut feature “The Barber” (formerly “Trigger”), starring Scott Glenn (“The Silence of the Lambs,” “The Bourne Ultimatum,” “Training Day”), and directed by Chapman alumnus Basel Owies, has been made an official selection of the 19th Busan International Film Festival – Asia’s largest film festival – which will host the World Premiere of the film on October 3rd.

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