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Rachel Karas

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Pinoy Panthers: The History of Filipino and Filipina Students at Chapman University A new display curated by John Carlo Encarnacion and Annie Tang

June 27, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

The displays near the elevators in the Leatherby Libraries tend to be filled with books, and it’s no surprise – we are a library, after all! But the latest display to take that spot is a little bit different, and showcases some of the remarkable treasure trove housed in the Frank Mt. Pleasant Library of

Leatherby Libraries Hosts Final Annual Book Sale Thursday, April 4th, 2019

March 22, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

Looking to expand your personal library? This year’s Annual Book Sale, hosted on the first floor of the Leatherby Libraries, is the perfect opportunity to explore books and other materials to add to your collection. This is the thirteenth and final annual book sale put on by the Leatherby Libraries, so be sure not to

The Leatherby Libraries Supports Chapman’s Graduate and Professional Students Appreciation Week April 1 - April 5, 2019

March 20, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

Did you know that nearly 25% of Chapman’s student body is graduate and professional students? Between the Orange and Rinker campuses, Chapman offers 70 different graduate and professional programs and degrees, covering everything from a Master of Science in Accounting to a Master of Arts in War and Society, along with many others. With such

Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize Now easier to apply than ever!

March 15, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

Are you hard at work on your thesis or spending long hours in the lab? Here’s one way you could get recognized for your many hours of study – enter to win the annual Leatherby Libraries Undergraduate Research Prize. The Kevin and Tam Ross Undergraduate Research Prize recognizes excellent research and effective use of library resources

Kishi Bashi and Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa Musician and Chapman sociology professor discuss Japanese-American incarceration and music

March 13, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

On Wednesday, February 27th, the Center for American War Letters Archives on the lower level of the Leatherby Libraries transformed from a well-lit study and event space into a cozy, jazzy salon. Between portions of his conversation with Chapman sociology professor Dr. Stephanie Takaragawa, musician Kishi Bashi played songs from his latest album and film,

Paws, Claws, and Praha: Photography from the Prague Zoo A new student art exhibit sinks its claws into the Leatherby Libraries

March 2, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

Recent visitors to the Leatherby Libraries have probably noticed a new art exhibit in the Hall of Art on the first floor. From one end of the wall to the other, students working at the study tables are able to look up and see stunning portraits of animals, up close and very personal. These photos

Donna Ford Attallah ’61 Angels Room Dedication The Leatherby Libraries Celebrates Our Newest Story Room

February 26, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

The Leatherby Libraries recently dedicated our newest group study room, the Donna Ford Attallah ’61 Angels Room. Donna Ford Attallah, Chapman alumna, Trustee, and university donor gave the Leatherby Libraries an extremely generous gift towards one of our group study rooms, as well as a selection from her impressive collection of angels to permanently decorate

New Study Carrels in the Rinker Campus Study Commons

February 14, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

When people think of the Leatherby Libraries, they typically think only of the building on the Orange campus. But did you know that Leatherby Libraries services extend to the Rinker campus as well? Over at Rinker, Health Sciences Librarian Ivan Portillo provides services for students in the Communication Sciences, PA Studies, Physical Therapy, and Pharmaceutical

Everything’s Coming Up Bibles at the Leatherby Libraries From the twelfth century to the twenty-first

February 8, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

As detailed in an earlier blog post, Chapman University is currently hosting the Heritage Edition of The Saint John’s Bible, and the Bible is on display in the Leatherby Libraries lobby. In concert with and in celebration of the Bible’s stay at Chapman University, a number of other displays have been created, and a number of events

3D Printing & Design: Introducing New Library Materials on 3D Technology and Makerspaces New Exhibit in the Leatherby Libraries

January 30, 2019 by | Leatherby Libraries

(Exhibit curated and explanatory blog post written by Catalina Lopez) The library has a new display dedicated to library materials that introduce the basics of 3D technology and the function of makerspaces. The books describe the functionality of 3D printing and how it has influenced medical products, the fashion industry, and engineering practices. I was

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