The Multiplier Effect Mathematician Daniele Struppa brings a passion for creative connection and a vision of national prominence for Chapman to his new role as the University’s president.

October 7, 2016 by | Uncategorized

More than utility, there’s elegance and beauty in the equations that spread across the whiteboard in Daniele Struppa’s office. Though the renowned mathematician has spent a decade in administration as Chapman’s chief academic officer, his ties to teaching and research are as close as the nearest felt-tipped marker. But although he revels in working through

Capital Growth A D.C. internship expands the horizons of Environmental Science and Policy student Leah Thomas ’17 as she does the same for young visitors.

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Meet Leah Thomas ’17 and step into her D.C. summer. Take a tour of President’s Park and the White House Visitor Center. Learn about the intersection of science, conservation  and social justice. Go to WASHINGTON, D.C. — Working steps from the White House never fails to inspire Leah Thomas ’17. As an African American student intern, she

Seasoned Leader In the post-Quesalupa world that is the Taco Bell test kitchen, Brad Natsume (M.S. ’13) adds his expertise to the mix, chasing the next great menu item.

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Enjoy a flavorsome visit to the birthplace of Taco Bell products.  Sample the company’s commitment  to quality and the role Brad Natsume (M.S. ’13) plays in spicing up the menu. Go to How could you not love being a food scientist at Taco Bell? Deep in the headquarters of the Irvine-based fast food chain, these

It’s Time to Bring on the Zombies – and the Literary Leaders Check out these podcast series produced by Chapman University alumni, students and staff.

August 31, 2016 by | Uncategorized

How Did You Get That Job? From fast-food tastemakers to innovative church pastors, superhero comic book writers to film industry animators, some jobs are so cool that we just have to ask Chapman alumni “How did you get that job?” At Science on Tap Grab a cold one and hear Chapman University faculty explore the intersection

‘Like Music from Mars’ Often playing one-of-a-kind instruments, Grammy-winning percussionist Nicholas Terry crafts a special connection with chamber audiences.

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Hear a sampling of percussion instruments and the extraordinary music of Harry Partch as performed by the Grammy-winning  ensemble PARTCH. Catch the full interview with Professor Nick Terry at View a Chapman Stories interview and watch Terry work with students in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. It isn’t every Chapman University professor who has the

Into the Blue Lia Halloran’s art explores universal themes, attracting viewers, students and astrophysicists eager to make the interstellar journey

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Tour Lia Halloran’s Deep Sky exhibit with the artist and her colleagues. Go inside her studio and learn more about her collaboration  with astrophysicist Kip Thorne. Visit Want more? Watch Halloran create “Your Body Is a Space that Sees: The Magellanic Cloud.” Inspired by the cosmos, Lia Halloran’s art works are deep and engaging – for some

A Giant Among Them Jack Horner’s oversized insights turn the lonely hills of eastern Montana into a treasure trove of dinosaur discovery.

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Join Jack Horner at the dig site of a dinosaur discovery — the 13th T-Rex of the Hell Creek Project — in his native Montana. Go inside his breakthrough thinking, which has shaken up scientific theory and soon will stir up classes at Chapman. Visit Want to hear more about making a dinosaur from

Class Act Marty Burbank (LL.M.'08) and his wife make an incredibly generous gesture that defers one dream as it fulfills 27 others

July 1, 2016 by | Alumni Features

Marty Burbank (LL.M. ’08) had narrowed his choice to two sailboats, including a particularly dreamy Catalina cruiser. It was to be the fulfillment of a love that began in the Sea Scouts, billowed during his 12 years in the Navy and crested when he met, proposed to and married his wife, Seon Chun-Burbank, Ph.D., aboard sailing vessels.

Goals for Growth Combining life skills with soccer drills, Danny Aviles ’07 gives youngsters a leg up on success.

July 1, 2016 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Features

As Danny Aviles ’07 walked through an orphanage in Tecate, Mexico, he felt the eyes of hundreds of children staring at him. They silently followed his every move as Brett Unruh ’03 led Aviles through the grounds where he would stay for the next four days, facilitating a program with Football for the World USA, the nonprofit organization