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Beside the Golden Door Message from Chapman President Daniele Struppa

May 26, 2017 by Daniele C. Struppa | Uncategorized

This column will not examine the legality of the so-called travel-ban executive order, and I will not discuss its policy implications. Rather, I want to offer my personal story. I think it will be self-explanatory. Back in 1977, I received my mathematics degree from the University of Milano in Italy. I absolutely wanted to become


‘He Always Made Time for Me’ First-gen college student Kyle Lee '14 draws on the support of mentor Daniele Struppa, fueling his passion for learning.

December 5, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Kyle Lee ’14 is a physicist, not an artist. But as he prepared to graduate from Chapman University two years ago, he knew he wanted to give something special to his mathematical mentor. So he dived into creating the drawing of Daniele Struppa that you see below. He couldn’t have known then that it would


I AM CHAPMAN What was planned as a temporary exhibit turns into a lasting expression of students' diverse identities.

December 2, 2016 by | Uncategorized

As a high school senior visiting Chapman for the first time, Santiago Villarreal ’19 remembers feeling “scared about a big change, scared of being myself.” Before he took the campus tour, he explored the Student Union, stopping when he came to a wall displaying poster-sized photos of smiling students. They looked strong and confident, Villarreal


Fears for Years? An ugly campaign season enflames feelings of anger and dread that are likely to persist, Chapman researchers say.

December 2, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | Uncategorized

The ballots have been counted and the presidential campaign that seemed as if it would never end is over. Yet the Chapman University Survey of American Fears makes it clear that fears highlighted by the divisive 2016 election existed before the first convention speech and aren’t likely to evaporate just because the votes have been


Bookshelf Suspenseful Novel Turns Up the Heat

December 2, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Combustion Martin J. Smith First-hand experience with a California wildfire is not a thing easily forgotten. “The rising panic. The power- less despair. The stinging eyes. The acrid smell of burnt every- thing,” Chapman University creative writing lecturer Martin J. Smith writes in a recent essay recalling a


‘I Like To Build Bridges’ Returning to Chapman as Fowler Law dean, Matt Parlow shows he’s practiced at developing partnerships that expand the school’s influence.

November 30, 2016 by | Uncategorized

An old land-use map. A framed poster of Cesar Chavez signed by the activist’s widow. A shelf lined with bobbleheads of all the Milwaukee Brewers’ racing sausages. And a portrait of Sir Thomas More, the lawyer martyred by Henry VIII. Yes, eclectic would be the right word to describe the artwork and mementoes decorating the


Faces of Chapman

November 30, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Author Studs Terkel once described work as a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread. Those of us privileged to work at Chapman University know first-hand the levels of sustenance our toil can provide. On these pages, we regularly profile professors, deans and researchers who guide students along the path to personal growth.


Wonderful ‘Things’ The Duffer brothers ’07 deliver a monster hit that’s binge-worthy TV to the power of Eleven.

November 30, 2016 by | Uncategorized

This fall, Netflix saw its stock price leap 26 percent, and in its third quarter it attracted an additional 3.6 million viewers. In short, Stranger Things happened – and not just in a metaphorical way. This runaway summer hit is credited with boosting the entertainment company’s fortunes. A 1980s-themed nostalgia trip down horror-movie lane, Stranger