Green tips to grow on

April 12, 2010 by | Science and Health

Want more butterflies and less water waste in your garden this spring? Then kill the lawn. Really! Top on this month’s list of green tips from Chapman’s Faculty Environmental Committee is the suggestion that lawn slaves consider going green with native plants. If you’ve already tried it, we at Happenings would love to celebrate Earth

Dr. El-Ahraf honored

April 12, 2010 by | Science and Health

The Egyptian American Organization has bestowed its highest award to Amer El-Ahraf, Ph.D., adjunct faculty, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Languages. Dr. El-Ahraf was honored by the organization for his “leadership in environmental health science and practice, in Egypt and the United States; and for his excellent service to the Egyptian

Hair today, gone to charity

April 9, 2010 by | Science and Health

Quick! Sunscreen and a shout out to Mark D. Davis, Chapman’s fire prevention officer in the Department of Public Safety. The newly-shorn Davis gave up his tresses at a recent St. Baldrick’s fund-raiser in Rancho Santa Margarita. St. Baldricks’s Foundation is an organization raising money to fight pediatric cancer. Volunteers shave their heads in solidarity

Warm up for Beyond Copenhagen

April 9, 2010 by | Science and Health

It’s time to start warming up for the Beyond Copenhagen Conference. Two free public lectures next week should help. Deepa Badrinarayana, assistant professor, Chapman University School of Law, will give a talk titled “The Copenhagen Accord: Back to the BASICS of Climate Change Negotiations,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Room 244 of the

Did you feel it? Do tell!

April 7, 2010 by | Science and Health

                              Yup. The chandelier swayed. The dog skittered. The nap ended.                Two things are certain in California – earthquakes and the post-shock chatter that ripples faster than aftershocks through rattled communities.                Ramesh P. Singh, Ph.D., professor in the Schmid College of Science, Department of Physics, Computational Science and Engineering, documented some of the

Chapman to host ACS Undergrad Biochemistry/Chemistry Conference, April 17

March 20, 2010 by | Science and Health

Chapman University will host the 2010 American Chemical Society Undergraduate Biochemistry and Chemistry Conference on Saturday, April 17, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.  The conference affords undergraduates in chemistry the opportunity to present their research results via posters and/or oral presentations.  Prospective student presenters can register online at  Those who would like more

Chapman professor lands Discover cover story

March 18, 2010 by | Science and Health

To a scientist, making the cover of Discover magazine is something akin to a rock star making the cover of Rolling Stone.   And while Yakir Aharonov and his group, including Jeff Tollaksen (both professors of physics in Chapman’s Schmid College of Science), didn’t quite get their photos on the April cover of

All "Beyond Copenhagen" Conference events will be free, April 21-23

March 14, 2010 by | Science and Health

 All events at the “Beyond Copenhagen” International Conference on Climate Change, to be held on the Chapman campus April 21-23, will be open free of charge to the campus community and the public.  Advance registration is, however, required, and space will be limited, so early registration is recommended: you can register online at The Schmid

Sodexo plans "green" menu for April climate change conference

March 12, 2010 by | Science and Health

The “Beyond Copenhagen” International Climate Change Conference at Chapman University on April 21-23 will feature a sustainable “green” menu, courtesy of Sodexo, which provides Chapman’s restaurant and dining services.   And proving you can go green and still be very. very tasty – check out this sample menu: Sample Menu: Organic baby spinach with radicchio, toasted

Professor's research sheds new light on medical marijuana

March 1, 2010 by | Science and Health

Medicinal use of marijuana has an extremely long history of therapeutic use, going back several thousands of years. It was often used for the same medical conditions it is used to treat today such as muscle spasms, pain, nausea, vomiting, epilepsy, and glaucoma. However, problems with memory and learning, distorted perception (sights, sounds, time, touch),