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Chapman University Receives $7 Million Collection of California Art – and $3 Million for Establishment of Museum – from Newport Coast Collectors Mark and Janet Hilbert

November 10, 2014 by | Press Room

Chapman University has received a major gift of California art, valued at in excess of $7 million, from noted collectors Mark and Janet Hilbert of Newport Coast, in addition to $3 million from the couple toward establishing a museum on campus in which to permanently display the collection to the public. Chapman will celebrate the gift at a dedication event at 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, November 13, 2014, at the former Villa Park Orchards Packing House, 350 N. Cypress Street in Orange. The event will feature a display of paintings from the collection; a lecture by Jean Stern, director of the Irvine Museum; and remarks by the Hilberts and Chapman President Jim Doti.

Award-winning documentary on Huell Howser returns to campus Sept. 20

September 9, 2014 by | Happenings

Due to popular demand, Chapman University will present two public screenings of the award-winning A Golden State of Mind: The Storytelling Genius of Huell Howser. The documentary film about the late California broadcasting icon by Jeff Swimmer, associate professor at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, will screen on Saturday, Sept. 20, at 10:30

“If All the Sky” Soars in L.A. with All-Star Cast

June 16, 2014 by | Happenings

An all-star Hollywood cast (and one famous newspaper columnist) lifted the play If All the Sky Were Paper, written by Chapman University’s Andrew Carroll and directed by Chapman’s John Benitz, to new heights recently. On June 9, the play, based on selected battlefront letters from the tens of thousands collected by Carroll, director of the

Laura Dern, Gary Cole among cast for ‘If All the Sky Were Paper’

May 28, 2014 by | Happenings

An all-star celebrity cast – including Oscar nominee Laura Dern, Gary Cole, Antwone Fisher and Ken Howard, as well as “Dear Abby” columnist Abigail Van Buren (Jeanne Phillips) – will bring to life the battlefront letters of American military men and women and their family members in the play If All the Sky Were Paper, to be performed for one night only – Monday, June 9 at 7:30 p.m. – in the Kirk Douglas Theatre.

Oscar-Nominated Actor and Humanitarian EDWARD JAMES OLMOS (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Miami Vice,” “Stand and Deliver”) to Receive Honorary Degree from Chapman University on Saturday, May 24

May 20, 2014 by | Press Room

Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters Will Be Conferred During Chapman’s College of Educational Studies Commencement Ceremony, 4:30 p.m. ORANGE, Calif., May 15, 2014 – Oscar-nominated, Emmy Award-winning actor and humanitarian Edward James Olmos (“Battlestar Galactica,” “Stand and Deliver,” “Miami Vice,” “Blade Runner”) will receive an honorary doctorate from Chapman University during the Commencement ceremony for

Center for Autism opens with festivities, hope for transformational programs

May 16, 2014 by | Happenings

Colorful balloons were afloat.  Delighted children played with a permanently installed (and pretty awesome) electric train set, roamed the hallways searching for actors portraying Alice in Wonderland and the Mad Hatter, and devoured delicious Popsicles and Italian ice.  All this fun was part of the grand opening festivities for the new Center for Autism and

Pharmacy school receives $500,000 Allergan grant for accelerated program

April 16, 2014 by | Happenings

From graduating high school senior to Doctor of Pharmacy in just five years? It will become a reality soon for students in the new Chapman University School of Pharmacy, thanks to an innovative program and a generous grant from The Allergan Foundation. The Allergan Foundation has approved a $500,000 grant over five years to provide scholarships

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