Robyn Norwood

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Kennedys Make New $1 Million Gift to Fowler Law School

February 7, 2018 by | Fowler School of Law

The Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law has received a $1 million gift from Sherry and Parker Kennedy. Park Kennedy is currently the chair of the Fowler School of Law’s Board of Advisors and vice chair of the University’s Board of Trustees. He also serves as chairman of First American Financial Corporation. The

Fowler School of Law graduates sworn in after passing bar 101 alumni pass July 2017 California bar exam

December 8, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

A group of 101 alumni of the Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law passed the most recent California bar exam, with many returning to campus for a formal swearing-in ceremony Dec. 4 in Memorial Hall. The state oath was administered by Orange County Superior Court Judge Layne H. Melzer, and the federal oath

Poet Carolyn Forché on shaping our humanity in a harsh world Presidential Fellow, human rights advocate speaks Dec. 6

December 1, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

An education prepares us for life and work. Yet no class could have readied poet Carolyn Forché for the moment in El Salvador in 1978 when a military man dumped a sack of human ears onto the table where they had just dined on rack of lamb and good wine. The young translator turned that

What we bring to the table International students explore Thanksgiving traditions, sometimes with contributions of their own

November 17, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

A graduate student from Cameroon will join family and friends for Thanksgiving bearing a turkey marinated in a special blend of spices she brought from her homeland. “You wouldn’t find it here,” said Joele Atonfack (M.S./MBA ’18), who is pursuing a joint master’s in food science and business administration. “It just has a different flavor.

Dodge College alumna helps give silent films, forgotten actors a name Library of Congress' Rachel Parker Del Gaudio stages unique film fest

November 10, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

As black-and-white images of old films flicker on the screen inside a Library of Congress theater outside Washington, D.C., laptop screens glow and moviegoers tap away at their keyboards, sometimes shouting out comments. That is the scene at the annual “Mostly Lost” film festival, a unique gathering where film aficionados and historians convene to identify

70 years later, O.C. school desegregation case echoes on campus 'Mendez v. Westminster' remembered during National Hispanic Heritage Month

September 26, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

On the 70th anniversary of Mendez v. Westminster, the landmark federal court decision that ended segregation in Orange County public schools and set the table for Brown v. Board of Education in 1954, the story is being told across the campus of Chapman University during National Hispanic Heritage Month. Black-and-white photos of schoolchildren with brown

Back to school, and back to work Marty O'Connor resets career with MBA after accident

May 9, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

Marty O’Connor has been a familiar sight in Chapman University’s Beckman Hall the last couple of years, rolling to class in his wheelchair. Just five years ago, O’Connor (MBA ’17) was a young salesman for packaging industry firm TricorBraun, traveling internationally and “making great strides, at the apogee of my career,” he said. A fall

Final(s) thoughts Seniors share study tips just in time for finals week

April 28, 2017 by | News and Stories at Chapman

When they arrive on campus, most freshmen have only begun to learn to study, no matter how hard they worked in high school. By finals week of their senior year, they have serious study skills – methods, hacks and strategies devised over four years. A couple of standout seniors, Lotus Thai ’17 – a double

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