The Fairest Stars in All the Heaven

February 19, 2015 by | Features

ON THE WINGS OF MYSTERY AND WONDERMENT, AMERICAN CELEBRATION FINDS NEW WAYS TO CHARM. “Thou know’st the mask of night is on my face.” No one arrived expecting to hear a recitation of Shakespeare by one of America’s most acclaimed actresses, but then American Celebration audiences have come to anticipate beguiling surprises from Chapman University’s

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

Adding Clarity to the Spectrum

February 19, 2015 by | Features

Families with autistic children face a multitude of challenges. Chapman educators are helping to ease their burden. Liza Krassner turns to her computer and clicks open a large file called an Individualized Education Program, or IEP. It’s a plan written by staff members at the school attended by her autistic teen-age son, Mark, spelling out

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

Pockets of Optimism: Consumer Spending Bolsters the Economic Outlook

February 19, 2015 by | Uncategorized

This year, Americans will be packing a bit more spending power — the chief factor driving a fairly optimistic forecast painted by Chapman University economists. Even though the length of the recovery has been long, it still has legs,” said Chapman President Jim Doti, Ph.D., during the University’s 37th Annual Economic Forecast, presented Dec. 3

Pigeonhole, Schmigeonhole

February 19, 2015 by | Uncategorized

A quantum physics effect flies in the face of a time-honored mathematical principle. It’s simple math: If you put three pigeons into two pigeonholes, at least one pigeonhole will have two (or more) pigeons in it.  Ten pigeons in nine pigeonholes – same thing.  The so-called “pigeonhole principle” has been a basic tenet of mathematics since

Student Entrepreneurs Devise a Grand Solution for Senior Tablet Users

February 19, 2015 by | Features

Margaret Silbar has a new grandma brag book, and so much more. Silbar, 81, totes a thin computer tablet loaded with a custom software system created by a team of Chapman University students from the School of Computational Sciences. And she couldn’t be happier with the device. Using a computer stylus, she quickly flips through

Reconsidering Cuba

February 17, 2015 by | Uncategorized

A moment of historic change is a time of cultural discovery for Chapman students and professors. The grandparents of Pablo Cueto ’16 didn’t want him setting foot on Cuban soil – not after the communist revolution swallowed up all that the family had built, forcing them to flee their home and start over from scratch

Opening Eyes and Lifting Voices

February 16, 2015 by | Features

Chapman’s new senior composer in residence brings a unique cultural perspective. Chinary Ung doesn’t want to be the one and only ever again. So as the groundbreaking composer begins his new appointment in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University, he’s determined to help develop a rich, diverse and growing musical community — at

Understanding Cancer

February 16, 2015 by Daniele Struppa | Features

As they explore the disease’s complexities, Chancellor Struppa and his students glimpse its terrifying magnificence. ‘Different Thinking’ Chancellor Daniele Struppa’s Honors seminar course The Quest for Immortality attracted students with a multitude of interests and a wide range of majors, from kinesiology to film, business to biology. Film production student Leon Lukić ’17 took the