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Sustainability Hits Home at the Solar Decathlon

February 19, 2015 by | Chapman Now

When it comes to a solar-powered future, where better to build leadership than in the heart of Southern California? “Abundant sunshine and an entrepreneurial culture make Orange County well-suited to become the sustainability capital of the world,” says Fred Smoller, Ph.D., associate professor of political science at Chapman University. Now Chapman students are contributing their

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

The Peace of Shared Purpose

October 29, 2014 by | Research

During a season of war in their homelands, two Chapman biology students sustain an enduring lab partnership by focusing on friendship and a passion for research.

Make way for the Millennials, the latest “greatest generation,” and get ready for them to make some noise

February 19, 2014 by | Features

Millennials are polite, yes, but in the decades to come this crew is also going to rattle the cages, shake the timbers and be the straw that stirs the cultural, political and economic drink. They’re collaborative, ethnically diverse, socially tolerant and tech savvy. Like their great-grandparents in the G.I. generation (a.k.a. greatest generation), they’re optimistic and dedicated to the common good. Millennials can move mountains with a tweet, condemn a politician overnight with a social media scolding and shame corporations with a boycott that can go viral within hours.

Crowdfunding Science

January 31, 2014 by Chapman Magazine | Features

This story originally appeared in the winter 2014 issue of Chapman Magazine as part of “Mass Appeal: Chapman Students & Alumni Use Crowdfunding.” The explosive growth in crowdfunding websites conjures new sources of revenue for specialty communities, including academic researchers. Is it a good thing that an entomologist can now pitch her “zombie ant” study

Undergrad Research: From massive dust storms to monsoonal rains

January 31, 2014 by | Features

In one gritty, swirling moment, Chapman student Krista Rasmussen ’15 experienced a giant dust cloud, or haboob, somewhere between Tucson and Phoenix. And after taking professor Hesham El-Askary’s environmental science class, “Global Hazards and Climate Change,” her interest in scientific research was kindled. Together, Rasmussen and El-Askary crafted a research project that explores the dynamics linking major storms in the desert.