Clinic of Smiles

January 31, 2014 by | Alumni

Sean Vreeburg ’09 (M.S. ’10) led this team from the USC Dental Humanitarian Outreach Program (DHOP) to the Mathare slums in Nairobi, Kenya. As co-manager of the trip, Vreeburg helped put 51 dental professionals and support staff on the ground. It took 10 months to organize and is believed to be the largest such dental outreach in Kenya’s history.


Undergrad Research: From massive dust storms to monsoonal rains

January 31, 2014 by | Features

In one gritty, swirling moment, Chapman student Krista Rasmussen ’15 experienced a giant dust cloud, or haboob, somewhere between Tucson and Phoenix. And after taking professor Hesham El-Askary’s environmental science class, “Global Hazards and Climate Change,” her interest in scientific research was kindled. Together, Rasmussen and El-Askary crafted a research project that explores the dynamics linking major storms in the desert.


Lara Spencer at Chapman’s Big Orange Book Festival

January 31, 2014 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

Lara Spencer, lifestyle anchor for “Good Morning America” and author of “I Brake for Yard Sales,” encourages fans to hunt out secondhand treasures during a talk at Chapman’s Big Orange Book Festival (BOB).


Bookshelf: Winter 2014

January 31, 2014 by Chapman Magazine | Chapman Now

The Chapman Magazine “Bookshelf” spotlights Chapman University faculty who have been published. The list below originally appeared in the winter 2014 issue of Chapman Magazine . TRAIN: RIDING THE RAILS THAT CREATED THE MODERN WORLD – FROM THE TRANS-SIBERIAN TO THE SOUTHWEST CHIEF (Viking) By Tom Zoellner, professor of English This


War Stories

January 30, 2014 by | Features

When author and historian Andrew Carroll first launched an archive of letters from the front lines of American history, he never expected it to grow 90,000 strong. Now the massive collection, full of eloquence and poignancy, starts a new life at Chapman.