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California Preservation Foundation honors Chapman University’s DMAC

August 23, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman University’s Digital Media Arts Center, a historic building transformed into a unique teaching space, has been named a recipient of a 2016 California Preservation Foundation award. The prestigious awards are given each year by the foundation to recognize California’s top examples of design excellence and historic preservation. The Digital Media Arts Center – known

Chapman University forges ties with local Muslim community

August 19, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman University’s Fish Interfaith Center and Leatherby Libraries are partnering in an initiative to forge closer ties with Orange County’s Muslim and Muslim-American communities — and the first evidence of that nascent partnership was on display at a recent luncheon of the Minaret Business Organization (MBO) held at the Interfaith Center.  Charlene Baldwin, dean of

New Art Exhibition in Argyros Forum Celebrates Geometry, Spirituality, Middle Eastern Influences

August 5, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

It’s well-known that the sciences of mathematics and geometry owe a huge debt to Islamic mathematicians from approximately the 8th century A.D. onward. Many ideas previously believed to have been new concepts of European mathematicians of the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries are now known to have been developed by Arabic/Islamic mathematicians many centuries earlier.

Music documentary earns Chapman student LA Area Emmy Award

August 5, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman University student Tyler Newman ’18 received a Los Angeles Area Emmy Award at the 68th Annual LA Area Emmy Awards on Saturday, July 23, at the Television Academy’s state-of-the-art Saban Media Center. Newman produced, filmed and edited the documentary MUSIC MATTERS: L.A. Kids and their Music. The program aired on LA CityView Channel 35

Another Chapman success in international Jane Austen competition Tami Orendain (B.A. ’15, M.A. ’16) takes 3rd in essay contest

August 3, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

As Tami Orendain completed another phase of her education this year, she has been internationally honored for her essay on the theme of education in Jane Austen’s Emma. Orendain (B.A. ’15, M.A. ’16) won third place in the graduate division of the Jane Austen Society of North America’s annual essay contest for her paper “The

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