Unearthing the Answers

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Now

Trained as an environmental scientist, Brian Reinsch ’06 is also drawn to engineering by “the logic component,” he says. “You dig deep into the curiosity, then apply logic as you seek out the right answer.” In his current work, it’s the “digging deep” part that initiates Reinsch’s investigations. His work takes him into California’s largest open-pit


Special Delivery Chapman pharmacy researchers are pioneering microscopic therapies with global potential.

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Now

It’s one thing to create new drugs. It’s another to scoot them toward their targets in the corners of the human body where tumors, infections and cancer cells set up shop. Enter the biomedical engineers – scientists skilled in building microscopic solutions to some of medicine’s biggest problems. In the labs of the Chapman University School of Pharmacy


Quantum Melodies The magic of music helps Aaron Grisez '19 demystify physics and foster science literacy for the future.

March 16, 2018 by | Chapman Now

Never doubt the life-changing powers of a gifted science teacher. Sometimes she can even transform the thinking of a jaded eighth-grader. Aaron Grisez ’19 was that disaffected middle-schooler. He thought Ms. Herrington’s bubble station and her other immersive science experiences were super cheesy – until her enthusiasm and expertise won him over. “I had so much fun in


Chapman University mourns Carol Neblett, opera star and artist-in-residence Soprano who sang with Pavarotti and Domingo dies at 71

November 29, 2017 by | Uncategorized

Editor’s Note A Celebration of Life for Carol Neblett will be held Sunday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in Musco Center for the Arts. This special event will include performances by her colleagues and former students, as well as remembrances and recordings of her career. Free tickets are available online at www.muscocenter.org or by calling


Welcome to the Fall 2017 Issue of “Chapman Magazine”

November 29, 2017 by | Uncategorized

IN THIS ISSUE UP FRONT President Struppa tracks the development of Chapman’s new five-year plan. First Person: Beyond names on a list, “OC’s Wealthiest” improve our communities. CHAPMAN NOW Donna Ford Attallah ’61 sows seeds of generosity that lift students’ lives. The Keck Foundation’s gift propels growth in the sciences and engineering. Archaeologist Justin Walsh


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


A 5-Year Plan Made of Concrete and Ambition Message from the President

November 29, 2017 by Daniele C. Struppa | Uncategorized

During the summer, the Board of Trustees held a retreat to pave the way for a new five-year strategic plan for Chapman University. Our institution is, in this sense, quite remarkable. Most universities, like corporations, prepare glossy strategic plans that are rich in rhetoric but not always in substance. These strategic plans speak highly of