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Chapman students are Oscar Red Carpet finalists!

March 1, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

It’s down to the wire this pre-Oscar week, and Chapman students Rachel Berry and Christian Hartnett have been selected one of just three final pairs in MTVu’s Oscar Red Carpet Student Correspondent Contest!  First they were chosen out of thousands of entries nationwide as one of the Top 25 competing teams, and now they’ve made

Theatre Dept. scores big at Kennedy Center festival

March 1, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Nina LeNoir, Ph.D., chair of Chapman’s Department of Theatre, reports: Chapman University was very well represented at the Kennedy Center American College Theatre Region 8 Festival in St. George, Utah, February 8-13, 2010.  Thirty-four students participated, three faculty members gave workshops, and one served as a respondent for the Irene Acting Awards.  The department’s production

Oscar-nominated "The Hurt Locker" to screen on Tuesday

March 1, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

On Tuesday, March 2, the Chapman University Democrats will be screening the Oscar-nominated film The Hurt Locker in Beckman 102 at 7 p.m.  The Hurt Locker is an intense portrayal of an elite bomb-disposal squad in Iraq, forced to play in a dangerous game of cat-and-mouse in the chaos of war.  Directed by Katherine Bigelow,

Fowles Literary Series kicks off on Monday, Feb. 22

February 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

One of the biggest events of the Chapman year is always the John Fowles Literary Series, which for the past two decades, under the leadership of Mark Axelrod, Ph.D. of the Department of English and the John Fowles Center for Creative Writing,  has been bringing us many of the finest authors in the world — live and for

Cello Professor to Explore the Unknown on Feb. 25

February 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Roger Lebow. adjunct professor in the Conservatory of Music and instructor of cello, isn’t really a stranger to walking on the wild side.  (Cellists, you know – almost as wild as trombonists.)  A new-music advocate of “too many years’ standing,” he’s commissioned solos by Leo Smit, Donald Davis, John Steinmetz, Leon Milo, Jean-Pierre Tibi, and David Ocker,

Stan Kenton Alumni Band swings in on March 12

February 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

He was one of the all-time great big-band leaders of the ’40s, ’50s and beyond.  Stan Kenton was a swingin’, innovative hepcat of the first order, and his music was adventurous and wide-ranging,  from the days of the Stan Kenton Orchestra with such hits as “The Peanut Vendor,” the theme from “Laura” and “Tampico” to

Looking ahead to "Hedda Gabler"

February 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Challenge your intellect on Saturday, February 20 at 10:30 a.m. by attending a lively and engaging “talkback” question and answer soireé with Tamiko Washington, associate professor of theatre and director of the acclaimed Henrik Ibsen play Hedda Gabler , showing in the Waltmar Theatre March 13-19. Join Professor Washington and her cast at the Orange

Ooh-la-la! French Film Festival coming Feb. 26-27

February 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman’s French language program in the Department of Languages, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, will present a festival of French films next Friday and Saturday in the Irvine Lecture Hall, so mark your calendars now if you love Gallic cinema!   These are some impressive, highly acclaimed films, too, so the planners are not

Chapman Partners with Museum of Tolerance "Mendez" Event

February 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Are you aware that Orange County played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement of the 1940s?  Many people know about desegregation as it happened in the American South, but a groundbreaking exhibition at the Museum of Tolerance (MOT) in Los Angeles shares the story of the landmark struggles of Latino families in Southern

VIDEO: Prof. Slayton Portrays FDR

February 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Prof. Robert Slayton, Ph.D., of Chapman’s Department of History, portrayed President Franklin Delano Roosevelt in the second of the “A Night With…” presentations, presented by Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, on Feb. 8.  Enjoy a clip of his fascinating performance: [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ub34HI6WQEg]