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Bluegrass playing siblings share a bond and a dream in harmony

May 21, 2015 by Cathi Douglas | Features

Michael Wimberley ’16 was so small that he had to stand on an apple box when he and his three siblings first performed at Riley’s Apple Farm in January 2008. They played one song, Rabbit in the Log, during the dinner show at the mile-high outdoor theatre in Oak Glen, Calif. Two of the Wimberleys

Chapman students and professors explore Cuba in a time of change

May 21, 2015 by | Features

The grandparents of Pablo Cueto ’16 didn’t want him setting foot on Cuban soil—not after the communist revolution swallowed up all that the family had built, forcing them to flee their home and start over from scratch in the United States. Even after half a century, the wounds remain fresh. But Cueto, a double major

Historic Ties that bind and divide with Cuba, U.S.

May 21, 2015 by | Features

Historical links and political differences ensure that the question of what to do about Cuba still stirs passions in the United States. Despite Obama Administration steps to normalize relations, a Republican-controlled Congress isn’t likely to lift the decades-old trade embargo, said James Coyle, Ph.D., director of global education at Chapman. “As long as the Castro

Lisa Cupolo looks at dyslexia as a gift

May 19, 2015 by Lisa Cupolo | Features

“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.” Juan Ramón Jiménez Our 8-year-old daughter Lila will tell you she’s dyslexic, usually within a short time after meeting her. She’ll ask you if you’re dyslexic too, hoping you’ll say yes. She is almost proud of it. Proud because she knows that a lot of

Dyslexia as a gift, a challenge, to become a conference

May 19, 2015 by | Features

Richard Bausch remembers what it was like when he was a child. “I didn’t know what I had and there was no way to find out. There was nothing in place in public school at that time — still isn’t — to help kids like me. I just had to struggle along — and eventually

Sarah Anderson elevates the humble cup of joe to an art form

May 18, 2015 by Melissa Grace Hoon | Features

When she was 7, Sarah Anderson offered to make a second pot of coffee for a family gathering. Everyone hated it. No wonder — she reused the old grounds. So began the career of a champion. In February, Anderson ’10 showed how far she’s come in her coffee-making prowess, as she earned the title of

Faculty and students are at the front and in the future of pharmacy research

May 13, 2015 by | Features

There’s something stirring at Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy (CUSP) not found at many of its counterpart universities around the country. It’s the roll-up-your-sleeves brand of research aimed at discovering big and small ways to improve people’s lives and advance the practice of medicine and pharmacy. It’s a vision that was built into CUSP, from

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