Posts by Dennis Arp

Walking with Lions

March 15, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

Elissa Title ’18 calls it “the naughty look,” and it means that the lions next to her “are going to try to eat me,” she says. No worries. She always carries a big stick – not for protection but for distraction. “Lions have very short attention spans – it’s like they have ADHD,” the Chapman

What Unites Us Can scholars cross ideological divides to engage in a rich, respectful dialogue? This seems like a good time to find out.

March 15, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

Vernon Smith is a Nobel Prize-winning economic scientist whose groundbreaking work helped reshape how we think about trust and trade, while Peter McLaren is a legendary advocate for better schools — a revolutionary who played a seminal role in the development of critical pedagogy. On the surface, these eminent professors at Chapman University might seem

Deep into Disney Professor Julye Bidmead’s class explores gender, race and religion through the lens of movie and theme-park magic.

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

Call Jessica Johnson ’18 on a January afternoon, and even though it’s raining you still might reach her while she’s waiting in line for a ride at Disneyland. Get her voicemail and you’ll hear a resonant, Disney-familiar voice tell you, “Jessica is off watching Pirates of the Caribbean 1, 2, 3, 4, and she’s eagerly

The Science of the Science Center

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

Thousands of steel beams make up its skeleton, and everything from hallways to ductwork will serve as arteries. While 30,000 welds hold things in place, a sophisticated system will help make sure cool air keeps moving. When you get right down to it, the Center for Science and Technology now rising on the Chapman University

‘He Always Made Time for Me’ First-gen college student Kyle Lee '14 draws on the support of mentor Daniele Struppa, fueling his passion for learning.

December 5, 2016 by | Chapman Magazine

Kyle Lee ’14 is a physicist, not an artist. But as he prepared to graduate from Chapman University two years ago, he knew he wanted to give something special to his mathematical mentor. So he dived into creating the drawing of Daniele Struppa that you see below. He couldn’t have known then that it would

Chapman swag: Don’t leave home without it A University pennant helps solve a mystery that starts in a Yellowstone river and ends with recovered pictures

October 19, 2016 by | Happenings

Here’s a fun story about two sisters, two brothers, a water-logged camera and some tidy little detective work that snakes its way back to Chapman. Oh, and the story comes with a moral: Never doubt the mystery-solving power of Chapman swag. Let’s start with the moment of discovery. Brothers Scott and Randy Marrett, Ph.D., a

Capital Growth A D.C. internship expands the horizons of Environmental Science and Policy student Leah Thomas ’17 as she does the same for young visitors.

August 31, 2016 by | Chapman Magazine

Meet Leah Thomas ’17 and step into her D.C. summer. Take a tour of President’s Park and the White House Visitor Center. Learn about the intersection of science, conservation  and social justice. Go to chapman.edu/podcasts. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Working steps from the White House never fails to inspire Leah Thomas ’17. As an African American student intern,

A Giant Among Them Jack Horner’s oversized insights turn the lonely hills of eastern Montana into a treasure trove of dinosaur discovery.

August 31, 2016 by | Chapman Magazine

Join Jack Horner at the dig site of a dinosaur discovery — the 13th T-Rex of the Hell Creek Project — in his native Montana. Go inside his breakthrough thinking, which has shaken up scientific theory and soon will stir up classes at Chapman. Visit chapman.edu/podcasts. Want to hear more about making a dinosaur

A Culture of Inclusion To welcome more of the underrepresented, Chapman must change the realities that drive perceptions. The Diversity Project takes up that challenge.

June 10, 2016 by | Chapman Magazine

When Leti Romo hears stories of students suffering racial or cultural slights, she knows just how stinging those experiences can be. The Chapman staff member has been wounded herself, even in seemingly innocuous moments. Like one time in her own college days when she simply ordered a pizza. Out with Latina friends near her Midwestern

A Real Page-Turner Closing the final chapter on his presidential adventure, Jim Doti reflects on how "together ... we made miracles happen."

June 8, 2016 by | Chapman Magazine

As a widely respected economist, Jim Doti knows a thing or two about crunching numbers. So let’s sift through a few to help get a handle on the progress achieved during his transformational presidency at Chapman University. When Doti took office as Chapman’s 12th president 25 years ago, the University was still a college,

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