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Belay Honored with Presidential Medal

April 7, 2016 by | Chapman Now

Michael Belay, the Chapman University public safety officer who sold his home to help pay for a school in his hometown of Tembien, Ethiopia, now has experience with receiving as well as giving. At the annual Chapman staff holiday breakfast in December, Belay was presented with the highest honor awarded by the University – the

Job Growth in the Forecast, Chapman Economists Say California is shifting gears from recovery to expansion

April 7, 2016 by | Chapman Now

The jobs are coming back. That was just some of the good news to come out of Chapman University’s 38th Annual Economic Forecast, presented in December to some 1,500 business leaders at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa, Calif. California employment will grow by 2.4 percent this year, in turn boosting consumer spending and

Chapman Programming Finds a Home on KCET

April 7, 2016 by | Chapman Now

If you’ve ever watched the annual Wassail Holiday Concert or Dialogue with Doti on television, you already know about Chapman University’s relationship with KCET, the nation’s largest independent public television station. It’s hard to believe that it’s only been five years since Chapman and KCET started working together, says Pamela Ezell ’81 (MFA ’87), director of

Challenger Archive Provides Insights on Ethics

April 7, 2016 by | Chapman Now

Reports and letters related to the Challenger shuttle disaster — documents that might have saved seven astronauts’ lives — were donated to Chapman University in January, nearly 30 years to the day after the shuttle exploded in the cold skies over Cape Canaveral. Allan J. McDonald, one of the rocket engineers who sounded the warning that

Alongside a Legend A star-studded collaboration produces a prequel in the Sherlock Holmes canon

March 29, 2016 by | Chapman Now

So what’s it like writing a book with basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? “So easy,” Anna Waterhouse says of her experience with the recently published novel Mycroft Holmes. Waterhouse, a professor in Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, previously worked with Abdul-Jabbar on two documentary films – On the Shoulders of Giants, about

A Worldly View of War The U.S. premiere of a new composition highlights a centenary look at WWI

March 29, 2016 by | Chapman Now

One of the most devastating battles of World War I inspired a new musical work that brought out the best in the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of maestro Daniel Alfred Wachs, director of orchestral activities at Chapman University, the youth symphony collaborated with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra to provide the U.S.

Parlow Selected to Lead Fowler Law

March 29, 2016 by | Chapman Now

Matthew J. Parlow, a nationally respected legal scholar with roots in Southern California, has been selected the new dean of Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. He’ll start July 1, succeeding Thomas J. Campbell, dean of the law school since 2011. Campbell is taking on the role of full-time professor at Fowler Law. Parlow returns to

The Lessons of Dyslexia A Chapman summit highlights the opportunities as well as the challenges

March 29, 2016 by | Chapman Now

The inaugural Chapman University Dyslexia Summit not only sought to open eyes but to broaden minds about the “limitless opportunities” available to those who think like a dyslexic. The 300 or so students, educators and others attending the daylong conference in Beckman Hall heard a range of speakers address the challenges and, yes, benefits of dyslexia.

Voices & Verities

March 29, 2016 by | Chapman Now

Acting Pros from Caan It turns out the star of Misery does his best work on a blissful set. “When you’re having a good time on a picture and you like people, some kind of osmosis takes place,” said James Caan, who visited campus in December teach a master class on acting. “I mean people don’t consciously think about

Bookshelf: Winter 2016

March 29, 2016 by | Chapman Now

The Chapman Magazine “Bookshelf” spotlights Chapman University faculty who have been published. The list below originally appeared in the winter 2016 issue of Chapman Magazine. Films DANIEL FRIEDRICH – LUTHIER D’ART (Dark Hollow Films) Jeff Cogan, associate professor of music In this film, Cogan does extensive research and interviews to show us why Friederich’s guitars were