Schmid College of Science and Technology announces new faculty

July 13, 2016 by | Science and Health

The Schmid College of Science and Technology announced the appointment of several new faculty.  Six scientists from accomplished institutions will join Chapman in the next 18 months with Ph.D. degrees in the fields of biological sciences and biochemistry. “These talented individuals will bring tremendous expertise and experience to our existing academic programs and research mission,” said

Dr. Hahn-Holbrook of Crean College releases study on breastfeeding gaps between white, black, and Hispanic mothers in the U.S.

July 12, 2016 by | Science and Health

Chapman University has published research on how breastfeeding rates differ among white, black and Hispanic mothers.  The study looked to see if ethnic and racial disparities in breastfeeding could be explained by differences in the use of formula in hospitals, family history of breastfeeding, mother’s belief that “breast is best”; and demographic measures including poverty,

School of Pharmacy achieves next to final step in attaining full accreditation

July 11, 2016 by | Science and Health

Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy’s Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) program has officially been granted Candidate status by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)—a national agency for the accreditation of professional degree pharmacy programs. This achievement is completed on time according to the originally established strategic plan schedule for the accreditation process, in which the

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