Posts by Dennis Arp

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

One Giant Leap For athlete and mentor, a shared journey culminates in a singular propulsive moment.

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

Call it the track athlete’s dichotomy: Doing something extraordinary starts with doing the routine. For Chapman University long jumper Mitchell Bouldin ’17, each competitive leap begins the same way – by measuring off 18 full strides from the takeoff board. Then he shakes out his limbs and draws three deep breaths, shedding tension with each

Geniuses Don’t Look Like Me Before reaching the peak of success at Chapman, the Cheverton Award winner first had to scale a mountain of self-doubt.

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

It’s hard to imagine that Taylor Lee Patti ’17 was ever afraid of anything. After all, this is a scholar who triple-majored her way through Chapman University, recently earning degrees in physics, math and Spanish. Going where few undergrads dare, she gave a talk on her research to the American Physical Society and guest-lectured at the

The Science of Breakthrough

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

“The new Center for Science and Technology will allow us to expand the range of different questions we can ask. We already are asking important questions, and doing important research to answer them. But the new Center will allow us to be more expansive in our exploration. I think that’s true of all Chapman researchers.”

The Wonders of Slime Student researchers reach deep into the slippery world of the hagfish, chasing insights that hold gobs of promise.

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

The first time she saw one, Lauren Friend ’19 was repelled. “Maybe even disgusted,” she says. But over time, she has developed a healthy respect for her research subject, the humble hagfish, which despite its slimy appearance and scavenging nature wiggles its way into the hearts of researchers by steering them toward scientific breakthroughs. “You

What Unites Us: Conversation Peace Two Chapman students engage on the issues across ideological divides.

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Magazine

Leah Thomas ’17 is an environmental science and policy major who has worked as a lead resident advisor at Chapman and as a leadership intern for the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve. She has also served as an editorial assistant for Kimberly Elise and in multiple roles aiding the National Park Service at President’s Park

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

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