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Conversations by keyboard Anna Leahy's new book on the many approaches to teaching creative writing is a collaborative effort

July 20, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Writing about writing and how to teach writing can be complicated endeavors, sometimes best handled with the help of other writers. So it is that Anna Leahy, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of English, has turned a book on creative writing pedagogy into a series of conversations in print. In What We Talk about

Chapman University mourns passing of Elie Wiesel, 87, Nobel Peace laureate and Chapman Distinguished Presidential Fellow

July 2, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

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,

Ready, Set, Anime Expo New Chapman graduate helps stage the L.A. convention

June 30, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

The minute she saw the list of companies that would be at the annual MORE Career Expo at Chapman University two years ago, Raquel (Rocky) DeSantis ’16 only had eyes for one. “That was the only booth I went to and I was like, ‘Please, please, I really want to do this,’” she said. The

Hilbert Museum Rakes in National Attention

June 17, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman University’s new Hilbert Museum of California Art, opened just this past February, is already garnering a significant amount of national attention, as attested by an eight-page feature article in the current issue (May-June 2016) of the prestigious magazine American Art Review, on newsstands now (the article is not online).  Gordon McClelland, an expert on

Cogan Judges Prestigious Classical Guitar Competition

June 16, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Jeff Cogan, associate professor of music and director of the classical guitar program in Chapman’s Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, College of Performing Arts, recently completed a prestigious judging assignment:  he served as one of the judges at the seventh biennial JoAnn Falletta International Guitar Concerto Competition, held in Buffalo, N.Y.  The judges heard eight competitors