The Wonders of Slime Student researchers reach deep into the slippery world of the hagfish, chasing insights that hold gobs of promise.

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Now

The first time she saw one, Lauren Friend ’19 was repelled. “Maybe even disgusted,” she says. But over time, she has developed a healthy respect for her research subject, the humble hagfish, which despite its slimy appearance and scavenging nature wiggles its way into the hearts of researchers by steering them toward scientific breakthroughs. “You


‘It Just Feels Like Home’ Chapman’s new Cross-Cultural Center welcomes students eager to bridge divides and foster inclusion.

May 26, 2017 by | Features

After the years of planning, after all those discussions and questions that started with “should” or “would” or “what if” and were freighted with serious thoughts, concerns and hopes about Chapman University’s new Cross-Cultural Center, there is a funny little thing going on that no one expected. Food appears. It’s not too mysterious. Leftovers happen


Beside the Golden Door Message from Chapman President Daniele Struppa

May 26, 2017 by Daniele C. Struppa | Uncategorized

This column will not examine the legality of the so-called travel-ban executive order, and I will not discuss its policy implications. Rather, I want to offer my personal story. I think it will be self-explanatory. Back in 1977, I received my mathematics degree from the University of Milano in Italy. I absolutely wanted to become


Flipping a Term of Icy Intent

May 26, 2017 by Tom Zoellner | First Person

Just as the term “fake news” was in the American vocabulary for about five minutes before it was flipped on its head, I am hopeful the pejorative term “snowflake” as applied to college students might soon be reversed and applied to its users. It’s not just that the word is smug and patronizing. It is


His Royal Shyness Henry Allen '11 -- a.k.a. King Henry -- slips in the side entrance to pop music fame.

May 26, 2017 by | Alumni

Music producer  and Chapman University alumnus Henry Allen ’11 was coming off one terrific year. He released his debut EP and earned production  and writing credits on Major Lazer’s chart-topping  Cold Water and The Weeknd’s Starboy. Then there was his work on a little something called “All Night” for Beyoncé’s Grammy-winning album Lemonade. But on


Dr. Domingo Chapman honors the opera legend as the University celebrates Musco Center's first anniversary

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Chapman University celebrated the one-year anniversary of Musco Center for the Arts by bestowing an honorary Doctor of Arts on renowned opera star Plácido Domingo, who headlined the center’s opening night a year ago this spring. Hundreds of fans and University supporters gathered in Musco for the afternoon event and hooding ceremony in March, highlighted


Interplay Date Chapman musicians get side-by-side mentorship from Maestro Carl St.Clair and members of the Pacific Symphony.

May 26, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Musicians call it a side-by-side, and it’s literally what happens when professional orchestra members mentor students trumpet-by-trumpet, tuba-by-tuba, flute-by-flute during a rehearsal. Chapman University’s Wind Symphony enjoyed just such a special experience this spring during the annual Interplay Festival of music, culture and ideas. Professionals from Pacific Symphony and its music director, Maestro Carl St.Clair,