Autism Insights Dramatic rise in diagnoses is linked to case categorization

June 17, 2016 by | Chapman Now

During their recent DisAbility Summit at Chapman University, researchers from Chapman’s Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) for Disability and Autism put forth some new numbers that are getting people talking. The autism community is famously polarized due to ongoing claims and theories about what exactly causes autism and what’s behind the current dramatic increase in autism diagnoses

Why we watch … and watch … and watch Chapman University professors weigh in on Americans' obsession with television binge-watching

June 10, 2016 by | Features

In 1841, the ships that brought the last installment of Charles Dickens’ wildly popular serialized novelThe Old Curiosity Shop were met on the docks by clamoring, obsessed fans, eager to know the ending of this sentimental tale of family woe. “Some shouted, ‘Is Little Nell dead?’ to the sailors as the ship arrived,” says Richard

A Culture of Inclusion To welcome more of the underrepresented, Chapman must change the realities that drive perceptions. The Diversity Project takes up that challenge.

June 10, 2016 by | Features

When Leti Romo hears stories of students suffering racial or cultural slights, she knows just how stinging those experiences can be. The Chapman staff member has been wounded herself, even in seemingly innocuous moments. Like one time in her own college days when she simply ordered a pizza. Out with Latina friends near her Midwestern school, Romo wanted

‘Inhumanity Starts With Insensitivity’ Excerpt from Chapman Law professor Tom Campbell's Marcus Kaufman Jurisprudence Award from the Anti-Defamation League

June 10, 2016 by | Features

To be recognized by the Anti-Defamation League is tremendously meaningful to me. The record of the Anti- Defamation League, since 1913, has been to protect victims of prejudice, to oppose acts and words of hate, and to make our country and our world more tolerant of differences between sons and daughters of the same God. The need

A Real Page-Turner Closing the final chapter on his presidential adventure, Jim Doti reflects on how "together ... we made miracles happen."

June 8, 2016 by | Features

As a widely respected economist, Jim Doti knows a thing or two about crunching numbers. So let’s sift through a few to help get a handle on the progress achieved during his transformational presidency at Chapman University. When Doti took office as Chapman’s 12th president 25 years ago, the University was still a college, and

Making the Scene How'd we get that shot? We revisited some of the locations and captured what they looked like today, deepening our appreciation for these talented artists and for the California coast

April 14, 2016 by Brittany Hanson | Features

While sitting in a weekly team meeting discussing the upcoming Hilbert Museum of California Art,* editor Dennis Arp and I were casually flipping through Hilbert collection book “Windows in Time.” In those pages are many locations that are gone, paved over. The gingerbread-house and white façade spires in Bunker Hill, Los Angeles have given way

Top Teacher of Tech

April 12, 2016 by Dawn Bonker (MFA '18) | Alumni

Every veteran elementary school teacher has faced one of “those” classes – a mix of students who hop around like popcorn kernels in a hot pan, aren’t keen to follow instructions and would rather do things their way, thank you very much. Last year, Erin Rosselli (M.A. ’03) had just such a class of kindergarteners. But