Posts by Mary Platt

Chapman loses a friend: the passing of Larry Dodge

December 2, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University is saddened to announce the death of Lawrence Dodge, businessman, philanthropist, member of the Chapman President’s Cabinet and friend of the University, who passed away on December 1, 2016. A fervent believer in the importance of the arts and arts education, Larry Dodge was instrumental in the development of the Lawrence and Kristina

Chapman University Fowler Law Professor Named as Potential Supreme Court Pick for Presidential Candidate Gary Johnson

October 13, 2016 by | Happenings

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson on Tuesday listed Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law Professor Tom Campbell as a top pick to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court of the United States, along with George Washington University Law School Professor Jonathan Turley. The selections were announced in a C-SPAN interview with Johnson

Chapman University Climbs to #6 in U.S. News Rankings

September 13, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University has risen to #6 in its category in the 2017 edition of “America’s Best Colleges” published by U.S. News & World Report and announced to media today. Among 124 Western regional universities ranked by U.S. News, Chapman moved up one spot. Chapman was also recognized by U.S. News as one of only two

Chapman University Honored as One of Princeton Review’s Best Colleges for 2017

August 29, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.  The University is featured by the education-services company in the 2017 edition of its flagship college guide, “The 381 Best Colleges” (Penguin Random House/Princeton Review), putting Chapman in the top 15 percent of American colleges and universities. “Chapman’s

Chapman University mourns passing of Elie Wiesel, 87, Nobel Peace laureate and Chapman Distinguished Presidential Fellow

July 2, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University mourns the passing of Elie Wiesel, 87, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate, Holocaust survivor and witness, author, and humanitarian. “We feel tremendous gratitude for the weeks that Professor Wiesel spent as Distinguished Presidential Fellow at our university from 2011-15, as well as for his previous two visits in 2005 and 2010,” said Marilyn Harran,

Chapman announces new School of Communication to launch fall 2016 Lisa Sparks, Ph.D, to be dean

April 11, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University is poised to become a leader in the rapidly growing field of communication arts and sciences with the establishment of its new School of Communication, effective this June 1, university officials announced today.  The school will be headed by Lisa Sparks, Ph.D., who was appointed as Inaugural Dean by Chapman President Jim Doti

Chapman University Mourns Death of Esmael Adibi, Ph.D., Beloved Professor and Co-Presenter of Chapman Economic Forecasts

April 9, 2016 by | Happenings

UPDATE: The location for Professor Adibi’s 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, memorial service will now be at the Musco Center for the Arts. Chapman University mourns the passing of Esmael Adibi, Ph.D., professor of economics, holder of the A. Gary Anderson Chair in Economic Analysis and director of the University’s A. Gary Anderson Center for

Michael Belay Awarded Chapman’s Highest Honor, the Presidential Medal

January 20, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University Public Safety officer Michael Belay has received the highest honor awarded by the University, the Presidential Medal for Distinguished Contributions to Humanity.   Belay embarked more than 15 years ago on a quest to raise funds and obtain supplies to better the lives of people in his hometown of Tembien, Ethiopia, where many children

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