The perks of servant leadership explained, Starbucks style

February 7, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

As the founding president of Starbucks International, Howard Behar excelled as one of those unconventional executives who dared to do things differently. But he almost killed that spirit with a bad case of self-doubt. Speaking to a crowd of Chapman University students, Behar recounted how as a young executive at a furniture rental company he

Former Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez donates papers to Chapman

January 6, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

The Hon. Loretta Sanchez ’82, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2017, has donated the congressional papers from her 20 years in office to Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. The collection includes 25 boxes of her files, papers and committee work, mostly focused on Vietnamese human rights, her work with the

Chapman celebrates Nobel laureate Vernon Smith’s 90th birthday

January 6, 2017 by | Campus Life

Chapman University’s Nobel laureate in economic science, Vernon Smith, Ph.D., hit the big 9-0 — yes, his 90th birthday — on January 1, 2016.  Since that was a holiday for some other reasons, the University decided to celebrate Vernon’s big day a few days later, on January 4, with an all-day economic science conference and

Chapman economists predict growth, mild inflation and ‘Trumpenomics’

December 15, 2016 by | Business and Law

The new Trump administration will certainly change the economic picture for the U.S. But not as much as  the president-elect’s supporters or detractors may think, according to Chapman University President Emeritus Jim Doti. Doti opened the 39th Annual Economic Forecast with a “Trumpenomics” prologue in which he predicted that the president-elect’s plans will be moderated. “On

Nobel Laureate in economics Vernon Smith to be honored at 90th birthday celebration on January 4 Chapman will mark occasion with conference, celebration gala and launch of new Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy

December 9, 2016 by | Business and Law

Chapman University will honor its Nobel Laureate in economics Vernon Smith, Ph.D., with a conference and gala to celebrate Smith’s 90th birthday. Smith was awarded the Nobel Prize in Economic Sciences in 2002 for his groundbreaking work in experimental economics. The invite-only conference features a lineup of Smith’s former students who will give presentations honoring

$15M+ gift establishes Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at Chapman University

December 5, 2016 by | Campus Life

Chapman University established today the Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy at the University. The Smith Institute is named in honor of Adam Smith (1723-1790), the moral philosopher who is widely known for authoring two great works, The Theory of Moral Sentiments and The Wealth of Nations, and Chapman’s 2002 Nobel laureate in economic