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Keeping Indigenous Languages Alive Professor Discusses the Relevance of Speaking Amazonian Languages

January 28, 2020 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Did you know that there are roughly 6,909 spoken languages in the world today (according to https://www.linguisticsociety.org)? However, about 2,000 of those languages have fewer than 1,000 speakers? Mind-blown? There are over 2,000 languages endangered today and that count changes constantly. A language becomes endangered when its users begin to teach and speak a more

Juggling Academics and Sports … and Succeeding We Talk with Chapman Catcher Cooper Foard

October 8, 2019 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

This summer Chapman Baseball took home the Division III National Championship title, sweeping Birmingham-Southern College in the best-of-three National Championship Series and among those hard-working ballplayers was Wilkinson’s very own Cooper Foard (’22  Political Science Major). “It was (and still is) surreal that we won it all,” said Foard. “Traveling out to Cedar Rapids and

Halloran Awarded Fellowship Caltech and The Huntington Nab Her for New Visual Cultural Program

August 15, 2019 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

It’s no secret that Wilkinson College artist Lia Halloran, associate professor in the Department of Art, is busy intersecting art and science together everyday. Like really busy! During her sabbatical in New York last spring, she was invited as an Artist in Resident at the American Museum of Natural History in the astrophysics department, while

Research Students Work All Summer Long Collecting Data for Fear Survey

August 12, 2019 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Each summer, a team of undergraduate researchers are assembled to work on The Chapman University Survey of American Fears (an in-depth examination into the fears of average Americans) and are supervised by Wilkinson Professors Chris Bader, Ed Day and Ann Gordon, meeting once a week out of The Babbie Center and Henley lab. The students

Undergraduate Research Conference (SCCUR): Nov. 23, 2019 Submissions NOW being accepted (Submissions Deadline Oct. 26)

August 7, 2019 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

The 27th annual Southern California Conference for Undergraduate Research (SCCUR) will be held at California State University, San Marcos on Saturday, November 23, 2019.SCCUR is an annual research conference held in Southern California where undergraduate students from ALL disciplines, including the arts, performing arts, sciences, humanities, and social sciences, are invited to present their research

Annabelle Koeber Travels to Mediterranean Sea Research/Creative Grant Recipient Talks to us About her Experience

August 6, 2019 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Annabelle Koeber (‘BA in Anthropology, BA in Sociology, ’20,) was awarded an Undergraduate Student Scholarly Research/Creative Grant, where she recently traveled to Spain on The Island of Menorca for field school. Koeber conducted research in an archaeology program for beginners, learning how to work in the field, while gaining the experience and skills needed for

Fullerton Sister City Association Creates Cultural Exchanges Wilkinson's David Krausman Travels to Fukui, Japan as a Chaperone for Junior Ambassadors

August 6, 2019 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

By David Krausman (’16) MFA Creative Writing, MA English Wilkinson College Admin Assistant On July 5th Wilkinson College Administrative Assistant David Krausman boarded a plane with a delegation of ten high school students and one co-chaperone bound for Fukui, Japan. The delegation of students represented the city of Fullerton, California in a cultural exchange that

Complacency in California How Residents of Ridgecrest Mistook a 6.4 Magnitude Earthquake for a Bomb

July 25, 2019 by | Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

By Muhammad Karkoutli, Babbie Center Undergraduate Research Fellow (’20) and Syd Kotar, Henley Lab Undergraduate Research Fellow (’19) JUST four days following two earthquakes of magnitude 6.4 and 7.1 that occurred on July 4th and 5th respectively, we drove to Ridgecrest and Trona. These are two cities in Southern California that were at the epicenter

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