Seen & Heard

February 20, 2015 by | Seen & Heard

“Society would have us believe that life and dreams belong to the young. On the contrary, I say that you need to be mature to enjoy life to the fullest, and that every age has something new to offer. To me, 50 is a new beginning, and I’m enjoying my life completely.” – Giselle Blondet,

A Cut Above

February 20, 2015 by | Features

With The Barber set to hit theatres this spring, Chapman Filmed Entertainment ventures into trailblazing territory. Producer Travis Knox ’93 could have used a dozen different metaphors to describe the challenges facing young filmmakers as they strive to advance in a hypercompetitive industry. He chose a ladder. A very tall, very steep ladder. “We want

Deep in the Heart

February 19, 2015 by Mark Woodland | Features

For the second year in a row, the Chapman University Singers tour Texas during winter Interterm, sharing their extraordinary talents and stoking the fires of new friendships. Like a timeless hymn, thememories linger. STACCATO Choir tours are really moments of intense exposure sandwiched between hours of rehearsals and road time. Luggage is loaded and unloaded.

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