Posts by Mary Platt

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

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

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