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A Cut Above

February 20, 2015 by | Features

With The Barber set to hit theatres this spring, Chapman Filmed Entertainment ventures into trailblazing territory. Producer Travis Knox ’93 could have used a dozen different metaphors to describe the challenges facing young filmmakers as they strive to advance in a hypercompetitive industry. He chose a ladder. A very tall, very steep ladder. “We want

Deep in the Heart

February 19, 2015 by Mark Woodland | Features

For the second year in a row, the Chapman University Singers tour Texas during winter Interterm, sharing their extraordinary talents and stoking the fires of new friendships. Like a timeless hymn, thememories linger. STACCATO Choir tours are really moments of intense exposure sandwiched between hours of rehearsals and road time. Luggage is loaded and unloaded.

The Fairest Stars in All the Heaven

February 19, 2015 by | Features

ON THE WINGS OF MYSTERY AND WONDERMENT, AMERICAN CELEBRATION FINDS NEW WAYS TO CHARM. “Thou know’st the mask of night is on my face.” No one arrived expecting to hear a recitation of Shakespeare by one of America’s most acclaimed actresses, but then American Celebration audiences have come to anticipate beguiling surprises from Chapman University’s

Adding Clarity to the Spectrum

February 19, 2015 by | Features

Families with autistic children face a multitude of challenges. Chapman educators are helping to ease their burden. Liza Krassner turns to her computer and clicks open a large file called an Individualized Education Program, or IEP. It’s a plan written by staff members at the school attended by her autistic teen-age son, Mark, spelling out

Gallery Tally: Posters Shed Light on Gender Inequity

February 19, 2015 by | Features

Professor Micol Hebron’s “Gallery Tally” project is getting up in faces and turning heads all across the country, using art to underscore how few women get their work shown in gallery exhibitions. Micol Hebron thought she was procrastinating, dawdling around and avoiding her office work as she paged through back issuesof Art Forum magazine. On

Student Entrepreneurs Devise a Grand Solution for Senior Tablet Users

February 19, 2015 by | Features

Margaret Silbar has a new grandma brag book, and so much more. Silbar, 81, totes a thin computer tablet loaded with a custom software system created by a team of Chapman University students from the School of Computational Sciences. And she couldn’t be happier with the device. Using a computer stylus, she quickly flips through

Opening Eyes and Lifting Voices

February 16, 2015 by | Features

Chapman’s new senior composer in residence brings a unique cultural perspective. Chinary Ung doesn’t want to be the one and only ever again. So as the groundbreaking composer begins his new appointment in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University, he’s determined to help develop a rich, diverse and growing musical community — at

Understanding Cancer

February 16, 2015 by Daniele Struppa | Features

As they explore the disease’s complexities, Chancellor Struppa and his students glimpse its terrifying magnificence. ‘Different Thinking’ Chancellor Daniele Struppa’s Honors seminar course The Quest for Immortality attracted students with a multitude of interests and a wide range of majors, from kinesiology to film, business to biology. Film production student Leon Lukić ’17 took the

State of Inspiration

February 16, 2015 by | Features

With the new Hilbert Museum of California Art, Chapman provides a window to a genre as vivid and evocative as its regional influences. In the gathering darkness of an early evening, two men wait for a train at a small rural station. The human figures, heads bowed, each isolated under a lamp, seem to be

Interterm travel courses broaden Chapman University students’ horizons

February 2, 2015 by Michaela McLeod '18 | Features

Interterm travelers return for spring semester with stories, photos and profound experiences from learning and studying on the road. Chapman University’s January interterm can mean different things for different students. For many, interterm is an opportunity to focus on project-oriented interterm courses in campus classrooms, studios and  labs.  But for others it’s an opportunity to