I AM CHAPMAN What was planned as a temporary exhibit turns into a lasting expression of students' diverse identities.

December 2, 2016 by | Uncategorized

As a high school senior visiting Chapman for the first time, Santiago Villarreal ’19 remembers feeling “scared about a big change, scared of being myself.” Before he took the campus tour, he explored the Student Union, stopping when he came to a wall displaying poster-sized photos of smiling students. They looked strong and confident, Villarreal

Fears for Years? An ugly campaign season enflames feelings of anger and dread that are likely to persist, Chapman researchers say.

December 2, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | Uncategorized

The ballots have been counted and the presidential campaign that seemed as if it would never end is over. Yet the Chapman University Survey of American Fears makes it clear that fears highlighted by the divisive 2016 election existed before the first convention speech and aren’t likely to evaporate just because the votes have been

Bookshelf Suspenseful Novel Turns Up the Heat

December 2, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Combustion Martin J. Smith First-hand experience with a California wildfire is not a thing easily forgotten. “The rising panic. The power- less despair. The stinging eyes. The acrid smell of burnt every- thing,” Chapman University creative writing lecturer Martin J. Smith writes in a recent essay recalling a 1993 fire that destroyed 441 homes in

‘I Like To Build Bridges’ Returning to Chapman as Fowler Law dean, Matt Parlow shows he’s practiced at developing partnerships that expand the school’s influence.

November 30, 2016 by | Uncategorized

An old land-use map. A framed poster of Cesar Chavez signed by the activist’s widow. A shelf lined with bobbleheads of all the Milwaukee Brewers’ racing sausages. And a portrait of Sir Thomas More, the lawyer martyred by Henry VIII. Yes, eclectic would be the right word to describe the artwork and mementoes decorating the

Faces of Chapman

November 30, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Author Studs Terkel once described work as a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread. Those of us privileged to work at Chapman University know first-hand the levels of sustenance our toil can provide. On these pages, we regularly profile professors, deans and researchers who guide students along the path to personal growth.

Wonderful ‘Things’ The Duffer brothers ’07 deliver a monster hit that’s binge-worthy TV to the power of Eleven.

November 30, 2016 by | Uncategorized

This fall, Netflix saw its stock price leap 26 percent, and in its third quarter it attracted an additional 3.6 million viewers. In short, Stranger Things happened – and not just in a metaphorical way. This runaway summer hit is credited with boosting the entertainment company’s fortunes. A 1980s-themed nostalgia trip down horror-movie lane, Stranger

Sharing the Dream On the anniversary of Dr. King’s speech at Chapman, two alumni tell how that night still impacts their lives.

November 30, 2016 by Dennis Arp | Features

This story originally appeared in the spring 2011 issue of Chapman Magazine. Memorial Hall was crowded on that chilly late-fall night, as it often was for events in the popular Artist Lecture Series. During the 1961-62 school year alone, the series attracted historian and journalist William L. Shirer, poet Ogden Nash and author Aldous Huxley,

Critical Questions, Unbound Ideas

November 28, 2016 by Suzanne SooHoo | Uncategorized

“My Grandmother had bound feet. As a young child, I bathed her crumpled feet in a warm basin of water and wondered: What destiny does she wish for me?” That’s how I opened a lecture I gave in China to fellow university and school educators this summer. They were curious about their American-born cousin, and

Our Path to Remarkable Journeys

November 28, 2016 by Daniele C. Struppa | Uncategorized

Message from the President Excerpted from Daniele Struppa’s Inaugural Address, Sept. 30, 2016   On any journey, as every climber knows very well, the only way to progress is to never stop. As educators, we know that constant intellectual mobility is a fundamental component of success. As teachers, we must convey to each class the