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Housing Hits Home As costs rise and supply lags all across California, Chapman scholars lead the search for solutions.

July 10, 2018 by | Features

Chances are, you’ve done one or more of the following recently.  Looked at the price of renting or buying near work, shaken your head and opted for more affordable housing farther away, becoming what transportation planners call a super commuter.  Driven past homeless encampments sprouting alongside freeways or in vacant properties and wished for a

A Refuge of Support Aiding survivors of domestic violence, Law Professor Wendy Seiden helps clear a trail out of homelessness.

July 10, 2018 by | Features

Until late February, California’s vast homelessness crisis was on display along the Santa Ana River Trail. A sprawling encampment of more than 700 people became both a panorama of human suffering and an eyesore to more prosperous passersby, a blight on the increasingly mythical California Dream. The riverbed camp is gone now, but the problem

Super Commuter With help from a Chapman subsidy, Brandi Valentine skirts the high cost of Orange County housing by taking the train to her Inland Empire home.

July 10, 2018 by Chapman Magazine | Features

Call the main number for Chapman University, and the friendly voice that answers belongs to Brandi Valentine: “Chapman University. How may I direct your call?” Though she works Monday through Friday in a university office on West Palm Avenue, when Valentine finishes her day she doesn’t return to a home in Orange or even in

History at His Fingertips Temianka Violin Scholar Christopher Nelson ’21 embraces his role as keeper of an instrumental legacy.

July 10, 2018 by | Features

Although for some Chapman University students Friday is light on coursework, the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music sings with activity. The sounds of voices, woodwinds and strings leak from under the doors of Oliphant Hall. Temianka Professor of Violin William Fitzpatrick is still getting through his morning coffee as one of his students enters his office

A ‘Nabucco’ to Remember LA Opera's concert performance creates a pinnacle moment for Musco Center.

July 10, 2018 by Dennis Arp & Catie Kovelman '19 | Features

Beyond the costumes and sets, the staging and theatrics, Verdi’s opera “Nabucco” pulses with the power of its transcendent music. Nowhere was that transcendence more evident than at Chapman University’s Musco Center for the Arts as Plácido Domingo and his LA Opera colleagues lifted Verdi’s classic work to new heights. “On that night, Chapman and

Anything Imaginable At the Keck Center and throughout Chapman, the Fowler School of Engineering is advancing from concept to reality.

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Now

Only a few decades ago, the word engineer summoned images of machines, bridges, electrical grids and chemical production plants. To some, it even meant the man – and it was inevitably a man – who drove a locomotive. Today it can mean anything imaginable. Engineers design the medical devices that save lives and fuel Orange County’s

Get Your Motor Running

March 16, 2018 by Erik Linstead '01 and Andrew Lyon | Chapman Now

Anyone who says engineering doesn’t involve emotion needs to spend an afternoon at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson, Calif. An hour behind the wheel of a 500-horsepower, adrenaline-pushing rocket from Stuttgart is enough to make anyone a believer. The howl of the exhaust, the feeling of the track through the steering wheel, and the sensation of

‘Our Job is to Save Lives’

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Now

The challenges of ailing children live in the medical datasets Louis Ehwerhemuepha scours every day. It’s his job to find and nurture the hope. As data scientist for CHOC Children’s hospital, Ehwerhemuepha (M.S. ’13, Ph.D. ’15) discovers clues to why the health of some patients deteriorated. Then he and his colleagues develop predictive tools to help

A Champion of Achievement

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Now

Approaching hesitantly, some of the Hispanic students in computer science instructor Rene German’s data structures class had questions for him: “Are you Hispanic? Do you speak Spanish?” “And I said, ‘Yes, I do,’” German recalls. “Then once we got the ball rolling, they said, ‘Where did you go to school?’ I said, ‘Saddleback High School in Santa

Dialed in to Solutions

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Now

When Reagan Williams was 12, he didn’t have the music-on-the- move luxury of Spotify or MP3 players. So he did what any other overachieving 12-year-old would do. He built his own FM radio station. No, really, he did. And suddenly he and his friends in rural Nuevo, Calif., could listen to Nirvana, Pearl Jam and Foo