Sharing the Dream On the anniversary of Dr. King’s speech at Chapman, two alumni tell how that night still impacts their lives.

November 30, 2016 by Dennis Arp | Features

This story originally appeared in the spring 2011 issue of Chapman Magazine. Memorial Hall was crowded on that chilly late-fall night, as it often was for events in the popular Artist Lecture Series. During the 1961-62 school year alone, the series attracted historian and journalist William L. Shirer, poet Ogden Nash and author Aldous

Critical Questions, Unbound Ideas

November 28, 2016 by Suzanne SooHoo | Uncategorized

“My Grandmother had bound feet. As a young child, I bathed her crumpled feet in a warm basin of water and wondered: What destiny does she wish for me?” That’s how I opened a lecture I gave in China to fellow university and school educators this summer. They were curious about their American-born cousin, and

Our Path to Remarkable Journeys

November 28, 2016 by Daniele C. Struppa | Uncategorized

Message from the President Excerpted from Daniele Struppa’s Inaugural Address , Sept. 30, 2016   On any journey, as every climber knows very well, the only way to progress is to never stop. As educators, we know that constant intellectual mobility is a fundamental component of success. As teachers, we must

In a Flash They Became ‘Hated Enemy’ Pearl Harbor altered the lives of Paul Nagano '42 and Toshi Ito '46, changing them from carefree students to internees.

November 22, 2016 by | Uncategorized

In 1941, Paul Nagano ’42 was a student at Chapman, enjoying pranks with his fraternity brothers, studying theology and playing basketball on a team made up of those “too short to play varsity,” he says. Meanwhile, Toshi (Nagamori) Ito ’46 was a senior at John Marshall High School in Los Angeles, enjoying swing dancing

‘The Next Bomb May Be Our Last’ A letter by an ensign inside the USS New Orleans offers an eyewitness account of the Pearl Harbor attack.

November 21, 2016 by | Uncategorized

As director of Chapman’s Center for American War Letters, Andrew Carroll often receives the front-line writings of service members with interesting back stories of their own. For instance, a copy of the letter that follows was found stuffed inside a headboard at a Seattle-area home, generations after it was written. Penned by an ensign while

Building to Breakthroughs Chapman’s ambitious new Center for Science and Technology will provide room to stretch. Where better to see a culture of research truly flourish?

November 17, 2016 by | Features

Chapman chemistry professors pride themselves on interacting with each student during lab sessions, but to get to those students they must weave in and out of alley like aisles. A molecular biologist is researching pancreatic cancer, but sometimes she grows cell cultures in a converted closet to protect them from contamination. Unquestionably, profound

The Multiplier Effect Mathematician Daniele Struppa brings a passion for creative connection and a vision of national prominence for Chapman to his new role as the University’s president.

October 7, 2016 by | Uncategorized

More than utility, there’s elegance and beauty in the equations that spread across the whiteboard in Daniele Struppa’s office. Though the renowned mathematician has spent a decade in administration as Chapman’s chief academic officer, his ties to teaching and research are as close as the nearest felt-tipped marker. But although he revels in working through

Capital Growth A D.C. internship expands the horizons of Environmental Science and Policy student Leah Thomas ’17 as she does the same for young visitors.

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Meet Leah Thomas ’17 and step into her D.C. summer. Take a tour of President’s Park and the White House Visitor Center. Learn about the intersection of science, conservation  and social justice. Go to chapman.edu/podcasts. WASHINGTON, D.C. — Working steps from the White House never fails to inspire Leah Thomas ’17. As an African American student intern,

Seasoned Leader In the post-Quesalupa world that is the Taco Bell test kitchen, Brad Natsume (M.S. ’13) adds his expertise to the mix, chasing the next great menu item.

August 31, 2016 by | Features

Enjoy a flavorsome visit to the birthplace of Taco Bell products.  Sample the company’s commitment  to quality and the role Brad Natsume (M.S. ’13) plays in spicing up the menu. Go to chapman.edu/podcasts. How could you not love being a food scientist at Taco Bell? Deep in the headquarters of the Irvine-based fast food chain, these