Posts by Mary Platt

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

Chapman University to go completely smoke-free starting Feb. 1

January 11, 2016 by | Happenings

Chapman University has joined the growing list of college campuses that are opting to go completely smoke-free. The result of a student-led initiative spearheaded by Student Government Association (SGA) President Josh Nudelman and SGA Senator Henry Callander, the new smoking ban will officially go into effect on Monday, February 1, the first day of Chapman’s

Media honors rolling in for President Doti

January 8, 2016 by | Happenings

Midway through his final year as the longest-serving leader of Chapman University, President Jim Doti has received some significant plaudits from Orange County media.  He was named 2015 Business Person of the Year in a cover story by the Orange County Business Journal.  In the January 4-10 issue, reporter Paul Hughes notes that Doti “has

Chapman remembers Professor Jim Miller Beloved faculty member who taught at Chapman for 47 years passes away -- share your memories here

November 13, 2015 by | Happenings

James C. Miller, professor emeritus at Chapman University, member of the Department of History faculty, and longtime inspiration to generations of Chapman students, passed away on Wednesday, November 11, 2015 at the age of 88.   Known as “Killer Miller” to countless classes because of his high expectations for his students and their work, and for

The Spin on Frankenfoods Are GMOs a boon, a danger, or is it a PR problem?

November 10, 2015 by | Chapman Magazine

Bring up the phrase “genetically modified organism” and emotions run high. “GMO” means “frankenfood” to many people: It’s yet another scary thing that science and technology have foisted upon us, in this case making us consume fish genes that somehow have been jimmied into our haricots verts. It isn’t right. It isn’t natural. Or so

Chapman University Stays Steady at #7 in U.S. News Rankings

September 10, 2015 by | Happenings

Chapman University has maintained its #7 ranking in the West in the prestigious “America’s Best Colleges” listings from U.S. News & World Report magazine. In the 2016 rankings released this week, Chapman held at #7 (tied with University of Portland) among 120 peer institutions in the West in the influential rankings, which many high school

President Doti did it — he has climbed the highest peaks in Australia and Southeast Asia SUCCESS on Mt. Kosciuszko and Carstensz Pyramid - Two Summits in One Week

September 1, 2015 by | Happenings

CHECK THIS BLOG FOR UPDATES ON PRESIDENT DOTI’S NEW MOUNTAINEERING ADVENTURE!  Read down: the latest updates are posted on top. September 9, 2015 — SUCCESS ON MT. KOSCIUSZKO, AUSTRALIA!                       From Adam Doti:  “Making one more quick stop on way home. Highest point in Australia.

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