Chapman announces new Vice President for Research

May 25, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman University today announced the selection of Thomas Piechota, Ph.D., PE, as vice president for research for the Orange, California, school. The position is new for Chapman and reflects the university’s extensive growth in research activities and funding allocations. Piechota will begin at Chapman on September 1. “We are delighted to welcome Dr. Piechota,” said

The Warped Side of the Universe Astrophysicist Kip Thorne collaborates with Chapman artist Lia Halloran and others to explain the beauty of science

May 24, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

“You can present science in a bunch of ways” astrophysicist Kip Thorne, Ph.D. said during a talk at Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Arts on Thursday, May 12, as part of the Bensussen Visiting Art Lecture Series. Part of a daylong visit to Chapman University, Thorne also spoke with Chapman art professor Lia Halloran‘s

Making a difference at home Martha Rivera '12 returns to Santa Ana to help kids get the kind of guidance it takes to make college dreams come true

May 18, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | Arts and Culture

Martha Rivera ’12 was 11 years old when she saw a sign for piano lessons less than a block from her family’s upstairs apartment in Santa Ana, Calif. “But we didn’t have money to pay the $5,” remembers Rivera, the daughter of immigrants. “My mom exchanged labor, doing cleaning, for me to take classes.” Music

4th Annual Computational Sciences Graduate Conference 13 Computational and Data Sciences Graduate students presented their research

May 16, 2016 by | Science and Health

Fostering an atmosphere of intellectual growth and discovery, Chapman University hosted its fourth annual Computational Sciences Graduate Conference (CSGC) on May 11, in Argyros Forum.  This unique opportunity gave our Computational and Data Sciences Graduate Students the opportunity to present their hard work and gain recognition by their faculty and fellow peers. The conference was

Chapman autism experts present facts, raise questions about the disability’s dramatic increase California's and OC's sharp rise in autism rates attributed to diagnostic migration, say researchers from Thompson Policy Institute

May 11, 2016 by | Science and Health

During their recent DisAbility Summit, held at Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Arts, which drew hundreds of educators, health professionals, parents and policy-makers — and in their many media interviews since then — researchers at Chapman’s Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) for Disability and Autism have put forth some new numbers that are getting people

Padres Unidos Celebration Graduation is a family affair for parents and preschoolers at Chapman University's Centro Comunitario de Educación

May 10, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

It’s graduation month not only for the seniors at Chapman University but also for the parents and preschoolers of the Padres Unidos program at the Centro Comunitario de Educación (Community Education Center), a Chapman facility in downtown Santa Ana. While initially focusing on providing parents with classes about child care and other subjects in hopes

An “Interstellar” Encounter: Kip Thorne, boundary-busting genius and advisor on the movie hit, will give free talk He'll explore the intersection of art and science on Thursday, May 12, at 7:30 p.m.

May 3, 2016 by | Arts and Culture

Noted astrophysicist Kip Thorne, Ph.D. knows a lot about the weird phenomena of time and space: black holes, wormholes, time travel and more. As one of the world’s leading experts on Einstein’s Theory of Relativity, Dr. Thorne has collaborated with many of the top names in science, including Stephen Hawking, and served as science advisor

CES shines at national conference with new journal debut and presentations

April 29, 2016 by | Science and Health

The inaugural issue of a collaborative publication between the College of Educational Studies and Peter Lang Publishers was unveiled at the conference of The American Educational Research Association (AERA) in April. The Radical Imagine-Nation is a national journal designed to foster conversation about the direction of social justice in education. Its formal launch at the