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Sharing the Dream On the anniversary of Dr. King’s speech at Chapman, two alumni tell how that night still impacts their lives.

November 30, 2016 by Dennis Arp | Features

This story originally appeared in the spring 2011 issue of Chapman Magazine. Memorial Hall was crowded on that chilly late-fall night, as it often was for events in the popular Artist Lecture Series. During the 1961-62 school year alone, the series attracted historian and journalist William L. Shirer, poet Ogden Nash and author Aldous Huxley,

Building to Breakthroughs Chapman’s ambitious new Center for Science and Technology will provide room to stretch. Where better to see a culture of research truly flourish?

November 17, 2016 by | Features

Chapman chemistry professors pride themselves on interacting with each student during lab sessions, but to get to those students they must weave in and out of alley like aisles. A molecular biologist is researching pancreatic cancer, but sometimes she grows cell cultures in a converted closet to protect them from contamination. Unquestionably, profound research and

Capital Growth A D.C. internship expands the horizons of Environmental Science and Policy student Leah Thomas ’17 as she does the same for young visitors.

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Meet Leah Thomas ’17 and step into her D.C. summer. Take a tour of President’s Park and the White House Visitor Center. Learn about the intersection of science, conservation  and social justice. Go to chapman.edu/podcasts. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Working steps from the White House never fails to inspire Leah Thomas ’17. As an African American student intern, she

Seasoned Leader In the post-Quesalupa world that is the Taco Bell test kitchen, Brad Natsume (M.S. ’13) adds his expertise to the mix, chasing the next great menu item.

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Enjoy a flavorsome visit to the birthplace of Taco Bell products.  Sample the company’s commitment  to quality and the role Brad Natsume (M.S. ’13) plays in spicing up the menu. Go to chapman.edu/podcasts. How could you not love being a food scientist at Taco Bell? Deep in the headquarters of the Irvine-based fast food chain, these

‘Like Music from Mars’ Often playing one-of-a-kind instruments, Grammy-winning percussionist Nicholas Terry crafts a special connection with chamber audiences.

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Hear a sampling of percussion instruments and the extraordinary music of Harry Partch as performed by the Grammy-winning  ensemble PARTCH. Catch the full interview with Professor Nick Terry at chapman.edu/podcasts. View a Chapman Stories interview and watch Terry work with students in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music. It isn’t every Chapman University professor who has the

Into the Blue Lia Halloran’s art explores universal themes, attracting viewers, students and astrophysicists eager to make the interstellar journey

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Tour Lia Halloran’s Deep Sky exhibit with the artist and her colleagues. Go inside her studio and learn more about her collaboration  with astrophysicist Kip Thorne. Visit chapman.edu/podcasts. Want more? Watch Halloran create “Your Body Is a Space that Sees: The Magellanic Cloud.” Inspired by the cosmos, Lia Halloran’s art works are deep and engaging – for some

A Giant Among Them Jack Horner’s oversized insights turn the lonely hills of eastern Montana into a treasure trove of dinosaur discovery.

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Join Jack Horner at the dig site of a dinosaur discovery — the 13th T-Rex of the Hell Creek Project — in his native Montana. Go inside his breakthrough thinking, which has shaken up scientific theory and soon will stir up classes at Chapman. Visit chapman.edu/podcasts. Want to hear more about making a dinosaur from

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