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Pushy Male Coworkers Can Hurt the Bottom Line Hunger for status drives men to advance themselves rather than the team, according to Argyros School research.

August 17, 2018 by | Research

Are you a businessperson who expects all your employees, regardless of gender, to cooperate equally and always keep the company’s mission as their top priority? New research from Chapman University’s Argyros School of Business and Economics shows that you may have to work hard to make that happen. Because when status is involved, men have

The Riddle of Alzheimer’s Even in the shadows of decline, light and hope emerge.

November 29, 2017 by Sari Harrar | Features

“Dad got lost on the way home,” Robert Heins ’18 announced one evening in 2009 after he and his father, Steve Heins, returned to the family’s Cypress, Calif., home from a Boy Scout event. For Steve, a mechanical engineer in his mid-50s, it was a life-changing moment. A diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment followed, as

The Science of Breakthrough

August 28, 2017 by | Chapman Now

“The new Center for Science and Technology will allow us to expand the range of different questions we can ask. We already are asking important questions, and doing important research to answer them. But the new Center will allow us to be more expansive in our exploration. I think that’s true of all Chapman researchers.”

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

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

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

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

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

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.