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

Reconsidering Cuba

February 17, 2015 by | Uncategorized

A moment of historic change is a time of cultural discovery for Chapman students and professors. The grandparents of Pablo Cueto ’16 didn’t want him setting foot on Cuban soil – not after the communist revolution swallowed up all that the family had built, forcing them to flee their home and start over from scratch

Opening Eyes and Lifting Voices

February 16, 2015 by | Features

Chapman’s new senior composer in residence brings a unique cultural perspective. Chinary Ung doesn’t want to be the one and only ever again. So as the groundbreaking composer begins his new appointment in the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music at Chapman University, he’s determined to help develop a rich, diverse and growing musical community — at

Understanding Cancer

February 16, 2015 by Daniele Struppa | Features

As they explore the disease’s complexities, Chancellor Struppa and his students glimpse its terrifying magnificence. ‘Different Thinking’ Chancellor Daniele Struppa’s Honors seminar course The Quest for Immortality attracted students with a multitude of interests and a wide range of majors, from kinesiology to film, business to biology. Film production student Leon Lukić ’17 took the

The Call of Family Connection

February 16, 2015 by Sohini Mukherjee '16 | First Person

IT’S MORE THAN TWO HOURS INTO MY PHONATHON SHIFT, AND IT’S BEEN A WHILE SINCE I REACHED A REAL LIVE HUMAN BEING. I HEAR A WOMAN’S VOICE AND START TO SPEAK, ONLY TO REALIZE IT’S ANOTHER AUTOMATED MESSAGE. I PUSH THE BUTTON ON MY COMPUTER AND WAIT FOR THE NEXT CALL … AND THE NEXT

State of Inspiration

February 16, 2015 by | Features

With the new Hilbert Museum of California Art, Chapman provides a window to a genre as vivid and evocative as its regional influences. In the gathering darkness of an early evening, two men wait for a train at a small rural station. The human figures, heads bowed, each isolated under a lamp, seem to be

Interterm travel courses broaden Chapman University students’ horizons

February 2, 2015 by Michaela McLeod '18 | Features

Interterm travelers return for spring semester with stories, photos and profound experiences from learning and studying on the road. Chapman University’s January interterm can mean different things for different students. For many, interterm is an opportunity to focus on project-oriented interterm courses in campus classrooms, studios and  labs.  But for others it’s an opportunity to