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With Designs on Discovery

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Now

From the colorful packaging on grocery store shelves to the dynamic imagery on movie posters and even the life-saving info on disaster-readiness materials, examples of dynamic graphic design are all around us. And so are practitioners of this thriving art form, including those in the Chapman Family. So we at Chapman Magazine decided to invite


Geniuses Don’t Look Like Me Before reaching the peak of success at Chapman, the Cheverton Award winner first had to scale a mountain of self-doubt.

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Now

It’s hard to imagine that Taylor Lee Patti ’17 was ever afraid of anything. After all, this is a scholar who triple-majored her way through Chapman University, recently earning degrees in physics, math and Spanish. Going where few undergrads dare, she gave a talk on her research to the American Physical Society and guest-lectured at the


The Science of Breakthrough

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Now

“The new Center for Science and Technology will allow us to expand the range of different questions we can ask. We already are asking important questions, and doing important research to answer them. But the new Center will allow us to be more expansive in our exploration. I think that’s true of all Chapman researchers.”


Reeling in the Years Art students embrace a tool of film industry promotion, designing posters that highlight a growing Chapman legacy.

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Now

The project is inspired by Hollywood, but right from the start it has been all about realizing singular visions of Chapman. Since 2010,  students in Art 430 – Advanced Graphic Design – have taken up the challenge of creating an official University poster, in the spirit of those displayed outside theatres to artfully draw us


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