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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

A world of sustainable impact For students in Chapman's Environmental Science and Policy program, an Earth Day ethos resonates all year long

June 23, 2016 by | Features

From Paris to Sacramento, the Gulf of Mexico to the wilds of Montana, the Randall Dining Commons to the White House lawn, Chapman University students are putting environmental science into practice and turning that practice into impact. Leah Thomas ’17, pictured above, is one of those students. Even as a child, she loved the outdoors

Why we watch … and watch … and watch Chapman University professors weigh in on Americans' obsession with television binge-watching

June 10, 2016 by | Features

In 1841, the ships that brought the last installment of Charles Dickens’ wildly popular serialized novelThe Old Curiosity Shop were met on the docks by clamoring, obsessed fans, eager to know the ending of this sentimental tale of family woe. “Some shouted, ‘Is Little Nell dead?’ to the sailors as the ship arrived,” says Richard

A Culture of Inclusion To welcome more of the underrepresented, Chapman must change the realities that drive perceptions. The Diversity Project takes up that challenge.

June 10, 2016 by | Features

When Leti Romo hears stories of students suffering racial or cultural slights, she knows just how stinging those experiences can be. The Chapman staff member has been wounded herself, even in seemingly innocuous moments. Like one time in her own college days when she simply ordered a pizza. Out with Latina friends near her Midwestern school, Romo wanted

‘Inhumanity Starts With Insensitivity’ Excerpt from Chapman Law professor Tom Campbell's Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award from the Anti-Defamation League

June 10, 2016 by | Features

To be recognized by the Anti-Defamation League is tremendously meaningful to me. The record of the Anti- Defamation League, since 1913, has been to protect victims of prejudice, to oppose acts and words of hate, and to make our country and our world more tolerant of differences between sons and daughters of the same God. The need

“I Am Chapman” Meet some of the students sharing their stories as the University undertakes diversity and inclusion initiatives.

June 10, 2016 by | Features

Click on the photos below to read each student’s story. Photos by Nathan Worden ’13 (MBA ’15). To learn more about diversity and inclusion initiatives at Chapman, visit: https://www.chapman.edu/diversity/

A Real Page-Turner Closing the final chapter on his presidential adventure, Jim Doti reflects on how "together ... we made miracles happen."

June 8, 2016 by | Features

As a widely respected economist, Jim Doti knows a thing or two about crunching numbers. So let’s sift through a few to help get a handle on the progress achieved during his transformational presidency at Chapman University. When Doti took office as Chapman’s 12th president 25 years ago, the University was still a college, and

Making the Scene How'd we get that shot? We revisited some of the locations and captured what they looked like today, deepening our appreciation for these talented artists and for the California coast

April 14, 2016 by Brittany Hanson | Features

While sitting in a weekly team meeting discussing the upcoming Hilbert Museum of California Art,* editor Dennis Arp and I were casually flipping through Hilbert collection book “Windows in Time.” In those pages are many locations that are gone, paved over. The gingerbread-house and white façade spires in Bunker Hill, Los Angeles have given way

Rerouting… Rerouting The first boomers are hitting 70, which calls for a milestone moment of reflection. But no matter what generational road we’re on, we can all get hip to these timely tips.

March 16, 2016 by Dawn Bonker | Features

See that fire roaring just ahead? Don’t panic. It’s just birthday candles. Lots of them. And more will be firing up soon as the first batch of baby boomers – those born in 1946 – start hitting the big seven-O in 2016. But it’s not just another navel-gazing moment for the “Me Generation” and its

Let’s Talk The Alumni Discovery Initiative brings Panthers together, gathering insights and showing students real-world pathways to success

March 16, 2016 by Hallie Nicholson (M.A. '14) | Features

In spring 2012, Chapman University launched a program to bring alumni and students together with the goal of gathering the stories, opinions and perceptions of Panther graduates from multiple generations. Along the way, the Alumni Discovery Initiative has facilitated more than 350 interviews, helping the University gain a deeper understanding of alumni members’ time as Chapman students,