On a bright spring morning, Kelly Vlahakis-Hanks walked into a manufacturing facility and assumed her most significant role to date. She didn’t simply walk into the Earth Friendly Products to begin the workday like any other day. No, that was yesterday. On this day, in April 2014, Kelly walked into the building to begin her most challenging role yet: successor
The A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University hosted the 39th Annual Economic Forecast on December 15, 2016 and released the forecasts for the United States, California, and Orange County. Approximately 1,000 Chapman students, alumni, and Orange County business and community leaders were in attendance at the conference in the University’s Musco
When life gets hectic, most people start to ignore their fitness. I was no different. My wife, Samantha, and I transferred to Chapman from Fresno, not knowing anyone on campus when we arrived. Like most college students, we wanted to meet new people, but developing a network outside of class seemed impossible. If I wasn’t
Election Day marks a historic moment for the Leatherby Center as it celebrates the nationwide success and impact of Voter, a mobile app developed by Chapman Launch Lab students. Voter asks a few questions about your political opinions, outlines political issues as you swipe through, and then presents you with the political candidates who most
Four Chapman faculty members have set out to uncover new opportunities for societal impact by examining and analyzing large amounts of data. Dr. Hesham M. El-Askary hopes to stabilize the relationship between extreme weather and resulting outages, ultimately resulting in higher customer satisfaction. Dr. Jennifer Hahn-Holbrook seeks to identify Orange County at-risk mothers and their
A philanthropic student and social media professor are slated to present at the TEDx Mission Viejo conference on October 14. The conference will take place at the Civic Center and focus on the theme of perception. TEDx Mission Viejo details the theme’s goal as “cracking open the nut on perception and challenging the way people think,
Dr. Vernon Smith, of Chapman University’s Economic Science Institute, delivered a talk entitled, Faith and the Compatibility of Science and Religion, at Acton University on June 16. Watch the entire talk online.
June 27 – July 01, 2016 The Economic Science Institute hosted a one week-long International Foundation for Research in Experimental Economics (IFREE) and Thomas W. Smith Foundation sponsored workshop on experimental economics for high school students. Taught by Andrew Smyth, Ph.D., postdoctoral fellow at the Economic Science Institute and soon to be Assistant Professor of Economics at Marquette University.
Operating in this new big data-driven world, corporations and individuals find themselves faced with the challenge of navigating through massive amounts of information, making sense of it, and applying it to improve their business. While data comes more easily, it is much more complex. Mr. Anand K. Nallathambi shared his insights into how students can create value
Kina De Santis is not just any student at Chapman University. She is a co-founder of MotorMood and a leading entrepreneur within the business school. In a quick Q&A, we answer some of your questions about starting as an entrepreneur along with tips from Kina De Santis. As an entrepreneur