Bethanie Le

Bethanie Le

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Chapman alumni build a winning tradition at ‘Choir of the World’

July 7, 2017 by | Happenings

Every July, singers, dancers and musicians from all around the world flock to the small Welsh town of Llangollen for the annual International Musical Eisteddfod, a six-day festival that celebrates musical competition, performance and international peace and friendship. The festival attracts around 4,000 performers competing in more than 20 competitions each summer. The festivities culminate

Chapman University plays a big role in the Funk’s family history Sweethearts meet through a biology class, a course that their daughter teaches today at their alma mater

June 19, 2017 by | Happenings

2017 is a year of milestones for the Funk household. For Jennifer Funk, Ph.D., associate professor of biological sciences, it means that she has been teaching at Chapman University for a decade. Joining Chapman faculty in 2007, her 10-year anniversary ended on a high note as she was recently awarded the Senior Wang-Fradkin Professorship, the highest

Schmid College announces first cohort of Grand Challenges Initiative Fellows

May 31, 2017 by | Happenings

Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science and Technology is one step closer to launching its new program, the Grand Challenges Initiative, as the first cohort of five Grand Challenges Initiative Postdoctoral Fellows will come on board this summer. Starting in fall 2017, the fellows will join Schmid College’s faculty to mentor nearly 50 small interdisciplinary

NASA Scientist Eleanor Rieffel to give a talk on quantum computing

May 23, 2017 by | Happenings

A highly respected scientist in the field of quantum information and computation, Eleanor Rieffel, Ph.D., will visit Chapman University for a talk titled, “A NASA Perspective on Quantum Computing: Opportunities and Challenges,” on Friday, May 26 at 2 p.m. in Argyros Forum, Room 212. Hosted by Chapman’s  Institute for Quantum Studies, this event is free

Quran cabinet dedicated at Chapman University’s Fish Interfaith Center

May 23, 2017 by | Happenings

When the Fish Interfaith Center was built in 2004, it was envisioned to be the home of a number of display cabinets that hold scriptures from the world’s religions. The first of the collection—a Lithuanian Torah that survived the Holocaust—was dedicated in 2008. Then, for the center’s 10th anniversary, the collection expanded with an original print

Pretty hot stuff! Chapman students create stunning infographic for U.S. Dept. of Energy Geothermal Design Challenge

May 5, 2017 by | Happenings

“What is the future of geothermal energy and how will it impact you?” This was the question that more than a hundred student teams across the United States attempted to answer for the Geothermal Design Challenge, sponsored by the U.S. Department of Energy, Idaho National Laboratory and the Center for Advanced Energy Studies. But the tricky

Chapman University’s 156th Commencement is full of ‘firsts’

May 5, 2017 by | Happenings

This year, nearly 2,367 students are eligible to participate in Chapman University’s 2017 Commencement festivities. The University will welcome thousands of family and friends over the course of nine graduation ceremonies to be held between Friday, May 19, and Sunday, May 21. The weekend will kick off on Friday with the Baccalaureate Interfaith Worship Service

History students earn top undergraduate honors for their research papers

April 21, 2017 by | Happenings

Two Chapman University history majors won the top undergraduate prizes at the 2017 Southern California Regional Phi Alpha Theta Conference held at California State University, Northridge on April 8. Samantha Mast ’17 took first place with the Best Paper Award. Titled Marie Laveau’s Gumbo Ya-Ya: The Catholic Voodoo Queen and the Demonization of New Orleans

Chapman team reaches finals at CFA Research Challenge Regional Round

April 20, 2017 by | Happenings

Chapman University’s Janes Financial Center Residents have won the local round of the CFA Institute Research Challenge. The competition was organized by CFA Society Orange County, and hosted at Chapman’s main campus on March 10. This inaugural victory on their home turf advanced the four-member team to the America’s Regional round in Seattle, Wash., which

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