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Chapman Alum Carmina Portea spends Fulbright Fellowship in the Canary Islands Portea taught science and art to young students in Spain this past year

August 19, 2020 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Over the past year, Chapman alum Carmina Portea spent six months teaching and volunteering for local community organizations in the beautiful and sunny Canary Islands in Spain as a part of her Fulbright Fellowship. In April, her trip was cut short when she received an email from the Fulbright Commission in Spain recommending all Fulbright

Tatum Lenberg gets accepted into the Critical Language Scholarship! Lenberg plans to go abroad this summer, and study Indonesian

May 1, 2020 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Chapman sophomore Tatum Lenberg is thrilled to pack her bags for Indonesia this summer! A double major in film production and global communication and world languages, Lenberg was recently awarded the prestigious Critical Learning Scholarship (CLS). CLS is part of a U.S. government effort to expand the amount of Americans studying and mastering foreign languages

Chapman’s First-Ever Virtual Student Scholar Symposium is Next Week! Amidst social distancing guidelines, Chapman students prepare to present their research virtually

April 29, 2020 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Chapman University’s Center for Undergraduate Excellence will be hosting its first-ever virtual Undergraduate Student Scholar Symposium. Occurring on May 5th – May 6th, the symposium will feature more than 200 poster and oral presentations from diverse academic and creative disciplines allowing student presenters to interact with guests in virtual meeting rooms synchronously. The Spring Student

Daniel Chang (’19) gets accepted into several PhD programs! Chapman alum looks toward bright future in organic chemistry

April 22, 2020 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

The future is looking bright for Chapman alum Daniel Chang, who has recently been accepted to several PhD programs in organic chemistry including at U.C. Berkeley, U.C. Irvine, University of Wisconsin–Madison, and the California Institute of Technology (CalTech). He has just recently confirmed his decision to attend CalTech. “I was not really expecting such positive

Spotlight: Vidal Arroyo (’19) takes on Oxford University Chapman's first Rhodes Scholar shares experiences from first year in England

March 10, 2020 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

For Chapman’s first-ever Rhodes Scholar Vidal Arroyo, culture shock first hit when he visited a U.K. grocery store that did not sell “Tapatio” hot sauce. “They didn’t even know what Tapatio was,” remarked Arroyo. “This was the first time I really thought, ‘oh no, I’m not home at all.’” Arroyo, a first-generation student from Rancho

SURF Spotlight: Natalie Paterson SURF fellow conducts medical research to help children with inflammatory bowel disease

February 20, 2020 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food,” are the words from Hippocrates that drive the work of Chapman undergraduate Natalie Paterson. Paterson researches the health outcomes of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Her team uses an international database from the ​ImproveCareNow (ICN)​ network and collaborates with Dr. Kenneth Grant, MD, Head

SURF Spotlight: Michael MacInnes "If not us, who?" - SURF Fellow conducts archival research in Durban, South Africa

February 17, 2020 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Conducting student research often consists of searching through archives, digital content browsing and faculty consultations. For senior history major Michael MacInnes, it has also included two weeks in Durban, South Africa. MacInnes’ travel was made possible largely due to receiving a Scholarly/Creative Grant from the Center of Undergraduate Excellence. He was also accepted into SURF

Fulbright Spotlight: Carol Sun Fulbright fellow Carol Sun shares her experiences teaching young students in Taiwan

February 13, 2020 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Carol Sun decided to apply for the Fulbright scholarship because she thought it would be a great opportunity to give back to students and become acquainted with Taiwan as a resident rather than just a tourist. According to Sun, this was the first time that she applied for something she “really, really wanted.” She used

Nazi-Looted Painting Returned to Rightful Owners Return of "View of a Dutch Square" painting—the subject of two Chapman students' research—marks victory for art restitution!

February 6, 2020 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

At Chapman’s 2016 Student Scholar Symposium, students Bryleigh Blaise and Rosita Saul presented a poster tracking the history of the Nazi-looted painting “View of a Dutch Square” which had been stolen from Gottlieb and Mathilde Kraus in 1941. Exploring the restitution procedures in Bavaria, their poster showed how difficult this process had been for the

Fulbright Spotlight: Ansley Wong "You learn when you try:" Fulbright fellow Ansley Wong shares fellowship experience

January 31, 2020 by | Center for Undergraduate Excellence

Ansley Wong, who graduated with a degree in Integrated Educational Studies, was inspired to apply for a Fulbright because of her passion for teaching and working with Emergent Bilinguals (English Language Learners). Wong’s coursework taught her a lot about supporting students’ needs and gave her confidence in her teaching abilities. With support from her professors

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