Laura Silva

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Ask the Experts: Roe v. Wade, Now What?

June 29, 2022 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

On June 24, 2022, the Supreme Court overturned the 1973 landmark decision, Roe v. Wade, that protected a person’s right to choose to have an abortion, upheld for nearly 50 years. The Roe decision hinged on the “right to privacy” guaranteed by the Fourteenth Amendment of the Constitution. The recent Dobbs v. U.S. decision eliminated


December 13, 2021 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

The Women’s and Gender Studies (WGST) interdisciplinary program in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently hosted their first ever FEMFEST, a (soon-to-be annual) event when WGST students, instructors, and friends of the program gather to celebrate feminist scholarly work and to build a stronger feminist community on campus. Wilkinson College faculty, Angelica

Faculty Book: “What Happened Was:”

October 21, 2021 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Dr. Anna Leahy, Professor, Director, MFA in Creative Writing and Director of Tabula Poetica in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences recently published a chapbook titled, “What Happened Was:” which includes ten poems each using seven repetitions of “what happened was” to tell its story. Leahy’s poems analyze her own experiences of mismatched

ETW: The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice

September 30, 2021 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Dr. Robert Bullard, known as the “father of environmental justice” joined Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences as the keynote speaker and special guest for their signature series, Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Environmental Justice (ETW), “The Quest for Environmental and Climate Justice.” The award-winning author of eighteen books and co-founder

Fear Factor: What Spooks Americans?

September 28, 2021 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Just in time for Halloween, Wilkinson College Undergraduate Research Fellows in the Henley Lab and Babbie Center have completed research papers based on their participation in the Study of American Fears. Among those, Americans’ Top Fears, Fear of COVID-19 in America, and Fear of Civil Unrest. Students are involved in every aspect of the survey,

A Celebration of History Student Research 

September 21, 2021 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

The award winning, student-run e-journal, Voces Novae: A Chapman University Historical Review is celebrating its thirteenth anniversary this year with topics ranging from how Christianity shaped England in World War I to Native Hawaiian and Japanese American Discourse over Hawaiian Statehood. Out of twelve papers submitted, five were published by the Alpha Mu Gamma Chapter

Wilkinson Honors Key Faculty Upon Their Retirement 

August 24, 2021 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

Four long-time Chapman University faculty in Wilkinson College announced their retirement last spring and the  Voice of Wilkinson would like to celebrate and recognize these individuals for their dedication, hard work, and commitment to Wilkinson College, the heart and soul of Chapman University. Thank you and good luck in your next chapter! Dr. Paul Apodaca

Personalized Education in Action: SURF Summer Research

August 19, 2021 by | The Voice of Wilkinson

By Talisa Flores and Samantha De La O British radio dramas, protest art in dance choreography, and the gender gap in computer science are just three of the diverse topics explored by the five Wilkinson College students selected to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program this year. “There is something wonderful about

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