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Hand in Hand At Launch Labs, budding entrepreneurs incubate ideas in “a cool little ecosystem where everyone is helping each other.”

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Now

There’s chatter down the halls. In one room, a team strategizes how best to market its new software. In another, someone tests a virtual-reality game as a teammate gathers important data on bugs and glitches. Everyone is perfecting their products. In the Launch Labs, Chapman University’s startup incubator, there’s always someone working and always someone

The Wonders of Slime Student researchers reach deep into the slippery world of the hagfish, chasing insights that hold gobs of promise.

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Now

The first time she saw one, Lauren Friend ’19 was repelled. “Maybe even disgusted,” she says. But over time, she has developed a healthy respect for her research subject, the humble hagfish, which despite its slimy appearance and scavenging nature wiggles its way into the hearts of researchers by steering them toward scientific breakthroughs. “You

Flipping a Term of Icy Intent

May 26, 2017 by Tom Zoellner | First Person

Just as the term “fake news” was in the American vocabulary for about five minutes before it was flipped on its head, I am hopeful the pejorative term “snowflake” as applied to college students might soon be reversed and applied to its users. It’s not just that the word is smug and patronizing. It is

Dr. Domingo Chapman honors the opera legend as the University celebrates Musco Center's first anniversary

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Chapman University celebrated the one-year anniversary of Musco Center for the Arts by bestowing an honorary Doctor of Arts on renowned opera star Plácido Domingo, who headlined the center’s opening night a year ago this spring. Hundreds of fans and University supporters gathered in Musco for the afternoon event and hooding ceremony in March, highlighted

Interplay Date Chapman musicians get side-by-side mentorship from Maestro Carl St.Clair and members of the Pacific Symphony.

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Musicians call it a side-by-side, and it’s literally what happens when professional orchestra members mentor students trumpet-by-trumpet, tuba-by-tuba, flute-by-flute during a rehearsal. Chapman University’s Wind Symphony enjoyed just such a special experience this spring during the annual Interplay Festival of music, culture and ideas. Professionals from Pacific Symphony and its music director, Maestro Carl St.Clair,

Isaacs Honored as Film Industry Pioneer

May 26, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

When Steven Spielberg hails your passion for cinema and calls you a pioneer, chances are your night is going well. Cheryl Boone Isaacs, president of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, enjoyed just such an evening recently when she was honored as Pioneer of the Year. The occasion was the 76th annual Will

Sanchez Donates Congressional Papers

May 26, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

Loretta Sanchez ’82, who served in the U.S. House of Representatives from 1997 to 2017, has donated her congressional papers to Chapman University’s Leatherby Libraries. The collection includes 25 boxes of her files, papers and committee work, mostly focused on Vietnamese human rights, her work with the House Committee on Homeland Security, the voter investigation

Chapman a Top Producer of Fulbrights

May 26, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

For the third year in a row, Chapman University has been recognized as a top producer of Fulbright scholars. The Fulbright Program is the U.S. government’s flagship international educational exchange program. Top-producing institutions are highlighted annually in The Chronicle of Higher Education. “We couldn’t be prouder of our students for this accomplishment,”  said Glenn Pfeiffer,

Garage Sale Find: Suffrage History

May 26, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

An original Report of the 1888 International Council of Women, assembled by the National Woman Suffrage Association in Washington, D.C., has been donated to Chapman’s Leatherby Libraries. The book is signed by Elizabeth Cady Stanton. A leader of the women’s suffrage movement, Stanton worked for years to gain the vote for women, setting the stage