Dennis Arp

Dennis Arp

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Getting to the Root of Racist Hate Chapman researcher Pete Simi says we shouldn't be surprised by violent nature of white supremacists.

August 10, 2018 by | News and Stories at Chapman

Chapman University Professor Pete Simi has been to birthday parties where the cake was shaped like a swastika. He has seen a 5-year-old casually snap into a Nazi salute and heard other children recite horribly racist nursery rhymes from memory. He has listened to a white nationalist describe fits of rage so intense that after

Remaking Lotería

July 10, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

Often called Mexican Bingo, Lotería actually has roots that extend to 15th century Europe. No wonder, then, that Mike Alfaro ’10 thought it was time to update the images on the game’s iconic cards. Some of the old images feed stereotypes of Hispanic immigrants, notes Alfaro, who aimed his redo at “200 percenters – millennials

‘Our Job is to Save Lives’

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

The challenges of ailing children live in the medical datasets Louis Ehwerhemuepha scours every day. It’s his job to find and nurture the hope. As data scientist for CHOC Children’s hospital, Ehwerhemuepha (M.S. ’13, Ph.D. ’15) discovers clues to why the health of some patients deteriorated. Then he and his colleagues develop predictive tools to help

Dialed in to Solutions

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

When Reagan Williams was 12, he didn’t have the music-on-the- move luxury of Spotify or MP3 players. So he did what any other overachieving 12-year-old would do. He built his own FM radio station. No, really, he did. And suddenly he and his friends in rural Nuevo, Calif., could listen to Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Foo

At the Cutting Edge of Care

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

How do you know when you’ve found your calling in life? For Katie Lamkin ’16, unmistakable signs flashed early in her Chapman University experience. “After I took Computer Science 101, I couldn’t stop writing code and I couldn’t stop working on side projects like mobile apps,” she says. “I was scraping the Web for anything under the

Unearthing the Answers

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

Trained as an environmental scientist, Brian Reinsch ’06 is also drawn to engineering by “the logic component,” he says. “You dig deep into the curiosity, then apply logic as you seek out the right answer.” In his current work, it’s the “digging deep” part that initiates Reinsch’s investigations. His work takes him into California’s largest open-pit

Quantum Melodies The magic of music helps Aaron Grisez '19 demystify physics and foster science literacy for the future.

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Magazine

Never doubt the life-changing powers of a gifted science teacher. Sometimes she can even transform the thinking of a jaded eighth-grader. Aaron Grisez ’19 was that disaffected middle-schooler. He thought Ms. Herrington’s bubble station and her other immersive science experiences were super cheesy – until her enthusiasm and expertise won him over. “I had so much fun in

Woodwinds of Change A Guatemalan journey unites Chapman maestro and musician, uplifting a community in need.

November 29, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

Carlos Hernandez ’17 didn’t necessarily go to Guatemala City to play his saxophone on a rooftop. But as video of the open-air jam session shows, the moment was just too emotive to keep cooped up inside. During a back-and-forth of improvisational jazz with one of his students, Hernandez displays the depth of his range, then

Tony’s Story Chapman War and Society student Judy Richonne (M.A. '18) helps give voice to a Silent Hero of D-Day.

November 29, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

Sonia Kelly and Judy Richonne (M.A. ’18) step wordlessly between rows of crosses, searching for the grave of their Silent Hero. Richonne, a teacher of high school history as well as a student in Chapman University’s War and Society master’s program, has come to Normandy to honor one of the many who gave all on

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