Reports and letters related to the Challenger shuttle disaster — documents that might have saved seven astronauts’ lives — were donated to Chapman University in January, nearly 30 years to the day after the shuttle exploded in the cold skies over Cape Canaveral. Allan J. McDonald, one of the rocket engineers who sounded the warning that
So what’s it like writing a book with basketball legend Kareem Abdul-Jabbar? “So easy,” Anna Waterhouse says of her experience with the recently published novel Mycroft Holmes. Waterhouse, a professor in Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, previously worked with Abdul-Jabbar on two documentary films – On the Shoulders of Giants, about
One of the most devastating battles of World War I inspired a new musical work that brought out the best in the Orange County Youth Symphony Orchestra. Under the direction of maestro Daniel Alfred Wachs, director of orchestral activities at Chapman University, the youth symphony collaborated with the Young Musicians Foundation Debut Orchestra to provide the U.S.
Matthew J. Parlow, a nationally respected legal scholar with roots in Southern California, has been selected the new dean of Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law. He’ll start July 1, succeeding Thomas J. Campbell, dean of the law school since 2011. Campbell is taking on the role of full-time professor at Fowler Law. Parlow returns to
The inaugural Chapman University Dyslexia Summit not only sought to open eyes but to broaden minds about the “limitless opportunities” available to those who think like a dyslexic. The 300 or so students, educators and others attending the daylong conference in Beckman Hall heard a range of speakers address the challenges and, yes, benefits of dyslexia.
Acting Pros from Caan It turns out the star of Misery does his best work on a blissful set. “When you’re having a good time on a picture and you like people, some kind of osmosis takes place,” said James Caan, who visited campus in December teach a master class on acting. “I mean people don’t consciously think about
The Chapman Magazine “Bookshelf” spotlights Chapman University faculty who have been published. The list below originally appeared in the winter 2016 issue of Chapman Magazine. Films DANIEL FRIEDRICH – LUTHIER D’ART (Dark Hollow Films) Jeff Cogan, associate professor of music In this film, Cogan does extensive research and interviews to show us why Friederich’s guitars were
Since childhood, Daniel Malikyar ’17 has seldom been without a camera in his hands, but it was at Chapman that he became an Instagram hit. Dramatic images captured atop buildings and bridges, on narrow ledges and trails earned him ardent followers, including brand managers and creative directors. In the past year, he has done commissioned
See that fire roaring just ahead? Don’t panic. It’s just birthday candles. Lots of them. And more will be firing up soon as the first batch of baby boomers – those born in 1946 – start hitting the big seven-O in 2016. But it’s not just another navel-gazing moment for the “Me Generation” and its
While Chapman University is proud of award-winning soccer player Haley Fedden ’16, other Chapman athletes are also equally talented. New Hall of Famers Inducted Baseball star Alex Taylor ’03, soccer great Eunice Bobert ’82 and the 1995 national championship softball team were honored this fall as the newest inductees to the Chapman University Athletics Hall