Kafatos awarded Fletcher Jones professorship

April 28, 2010 by | Science and Health

Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., Vice Chancellor for Special Projects and Founding Dean of the Schmid College of Science and the Director of the Center for Excellence in Applied, Computational, and Fundamental Science, was recently honored with the title of Fletcher Jones Endowed Professorship in Computational Physics. The professorship was officially announced during the Beyond Copenhagen International

Climate Change Conference begins tonight – with movies!

April 21, 2010 by | Science and Health

Chapman’s “Beyond Copenhagen” International Conference on Climate Change officially kicks off tonight with the screening of some spectacular nature footage in the Folino Theater, Marion Knott Studios, at 7 p.m.  MacGillivray Freeman Films will be screening selected clips from Into the Arctic, their upcoming IMAX release which is currently in production, followed by their full-length

Scientist's crucial chapter in UN report on Middle East climate

April 20, 2010 by | Science and Health

Hesham El-Askary, Ph.D., assistant professor of Earth Observation and Remote Sensing in the Department of Physics, Computational Science and Engineering, has published an important chapter in the United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP)  new report on climate in the Middle East, the Environment Outlook for the Arab Region (EOAR).  Dr. El-Askary wrote Chapter 7: Atmosphere for this

Teachable moments with EarthTeach

April 20, 2010 by | Science and Health

Be a part of EarthTeach@Chapman .  The Faculty Environmental Committee encourages all Chapman faculty members to dedicate a portion of each of their classes during Earth Week to discussing how their course or discipline contributes to understanding environmental concerns. Earth Day itself is Thursday, April 22.  Be creative.  Students can present issues in current news

Beyond Copenhagen opens Wednesday

April 20, 2010 by | Science and Health

Mark Twain once wrote, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”  But the scientists and policy makers presenting at Beyond Copenhagen, the international climate change conference this week at Chapman, are going beyond talking.  “I think what we’re doing is actually a new way to look at the whole issue of

Relentless on and off the field

April 19, 2010 by | Science and Health

Team Relentless, a youth lacrosse team coached by Brian Eisenberg, Chapman Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, and Kyle Harrison, Chapman Men’s Assistant Lacrosse Coach, is one mean team – they’re undefeated this season. But the team also scores big on charity and would welcome an assist from the Chapman community. The youth team was started by

Fulbright goes to Chapman grad

April 16, 2010 by | Science and Health

Lauryn Linsell ’09 has been named a Fulbright Award winner for the 2010-11 academic year. Linsell is director of the Public Health Brigade in Honduras, a program of the Global Medical Brigades. She began volunteering with the Brigades as a Chapman student and developed the Public Health Brigade. Linsell’s Fulbright work will focus on the

Speaking of the weather

April 16, 2010 by | Science and Health

Gear up for Copenhagen Conference at today’s 3 p.m. lecture by Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., dean of Chapman’s Schmid College of Science. Kafatos will discuss “Climate Change, Facts and Hype: Hazards and Impacts and What does the Future hold?” in Wilkinson Hall, room #116. For more information, visit the Chapman at COP15 blog here .   And remember