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Exhibit Celebrates the Color and Vivacity of Female Mariachis

June 28, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

On Sunday, May 29, 2016, the Chapman community not only praised the festivities of the Musco World Cafe, “The Heartbeat of Mexico,” it also symbolized the opening of a brand new exhibit in the Leatherby Libraries. Located on the first and second floors of the library,  ¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil!   is presented by the Mariachi Women’s Foundation and depicts the history

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Staff Art Exhibition Sparks with Creativity

June 27, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

One of the functions of the Leatherby Libraries is being an active participant in the Chapman University community. Hosting events, encouraging global learning and discussion, as well as promoting talented locals. The Leatherby Libraries Hall of Art, located on the first floor, hosts up to five exhibitions a year. This summer, the exhibition space is home to the

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Paper Dolls Question Stereotypes

June 21, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

The Leatherby Libraries continues to find creative ways to display student artwork. One of the most recent exhibits reached further out into the local community, on the initiative of Chapman students. On the first floor near the restrooms this spring, several strings of paper dolls were displayed. These decorated dolls were created by local

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A Presidential Display to Remember

June 21, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

Last September , it was announced that President Jim Doti would be stepping down after twenty-five years, promoting Chancellor Daniele Struppa to the new president of the university. Doti will continue to be on campus, returning to his position as a full-time economics professor. Saying goodbye, Chapman University and the Leatherby Libraries are happy to present to the

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Madame Ping Sun's Charitable Donation and Future Legacy

June 20, 2016 by | Community

On May 21, 2016, Madame Ping Sun, a world-class Peking Opera artist and recipient of the Doctor of the Arts honorary degree from Chapman University, attended the graduation ceremony of the Wilkinson College at Wilson Fields. To express her deep appreciation for Chapman University’s acknowledge of her artistic contributions, she donated the first five

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Leatherby Libraries Staff Summit a Success!

June 16, 2016 by | Events

Reflecting on Staff Summit Week 2016 , the Leatherby Libraries would like to thank all staff who attended our successful events! The Leatherby Libraries was well-represented this year with several compelling talks and entertaining celebrations. Congrats to Brett Fisher, Chair of the Library Systems & Technology Division Librarian, who took third place in the Wellness

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Digital Commons May Update

May 26, 2016 by | News

Congrats to all on the conclusion of the 2015-2016 school year!  Chapman University Digital Commons has had an amazing year as well, and here are some of the latest developments for our repository.   Exponentially increased downloads Chapman University Digital Commons’ impact has greatly expanded in 2015-2016, with four times as many downloads in this

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New Library Display Highlights Faculty Publications

May 17, 2016 by | Exhibits and Displays

The Leatherby Libraries has built a new display near the first floor reference section highlighting the publications of Chapman University faculty. The new Faculty Publications display case and shelves feature all genres and topics including film, history, fiction and business. It was officially dedicated following the Faculty Honors Convocation on May 13, 2016. This display was originally the

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