Reassessing the Vietnam War As author of 'Withdrawal' and advisor on Ken Burns' epic PBS film, Gregory Daddis looks at the limits of U.S. power

September 15, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

It’s never comfortable to stand face to face with our limitations. But five decades later, Americans are still working through that discomfort as a legacy of the Vietnam War, says historian Gregory Daddis, director of Chapman University’s master’s program in War and Society. “The reason the war resonates for so many in America is that

Tracing history, honoring a community Emigdio Vasquez mural highlights Chapman exhibitions included in Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

September 15, 2017 by | Campus Life

It was the golden-brown eyes and work-worn face of the man in the outdoor mural that stopped the Chapman University student in her tracks. “It’s beautiful,” said Amanda Remy ’21, whose grandparents came from Mexico. “My family traditionally had the lighter brown eyes, so the way the eyes kind of seem to glow, that reminds

Wave of inspiration An art student's sculpture made from beach litter will highlight the Ocean Conservancy's Coastal Cleanup Day

September 8, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

So many straws. Littered in beach sand. Swept into the watershed and onto the shoreline. Then carried out to sea by the tides. “When you go to a restaurant, ask for no straw. You don’t really need it,” says Katie Peck ’17. The Chapman University studio art major speaks from unique experience with straws, along