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Bravo! Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts turns 10 Anniversary events and receptions continue through 2018

November 15, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman University’s College of Performing Arts (CoPA) turns 10 this year, marking a decade as a cultural leader in Orange County and a preeminent training ground for the entertainment industry’s next generation of artists. Since the University gathered its theatre, dance and music departments together in one cultural arts powerhouse, it has grown to include


Dodge College alumna helps give silent films, forgotten actors a name Library of Congress' Rachel Parker Del Gaudio stages unique film fest

November 10, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

As black-and-white images of old films flicker on the screen inside a Library of Congress theater outside Washington, D.C., laptop screens glow and moviegoers tap away at their keyboards, sometimes shouting out comments. That is the scene at the annual “Mostly Lost” film festival, a unique gathering where film aficionados and historians convene to identify


Teach Me This How twists of history and circumstance gave rise to modern wildland firefighting among Native Americans

October 27, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

Great teaching catches attention. We know because Chapman University is one of just five Western Region schools honored by U.S. News & World Report for “Best Undergraduate Teaching.” To celebrate such distinction, we introduce Teach Me This, a series of stories offering quick lessons on timely and interesting topics. Pull up a chair and learn from the faculty who are some of the best in the West.


It’s ‘Stranger Things’ season at Chapman! Chapman University will honor alumni Matt and Ross Duffer ’07 at annual black-tie gala in Musco Center for the Arts

October 23, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

Netflix releases the second season of the runaway hit Stranger Things Oct. 27, and fans of the spooky series created by Chapman University alumni Matt and Ross Duffer ’07 likely have their binge fests planned. But here’s an extra treat Stranger Things fans will want to add to their calendars that week: Chapman will present its 2017 Alumni Achievement in the Arts Award to the Duffer brothers during the Chapman Celebrates Gala Night Saturday, Nov. 4


Sylvia Mendez: De facto segregation still exists in public schools

September 26, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

Little Sylvia Mendez is 81 now, and she knows equality in education remains elusive. Two Southern California schools are named for her parents, who lent the family name to the class-action suit Mendez v. Westminster that led to the desegregation of California’s public schools. Gonzalo and Felicitas Mendez Fundamental Intermediate School sits near the corner


Reassessing the Vietnam War As author of 'Withdrawal' and advisor on Ken Burns' epic PBS film, Gregory Daddis looks at the limits of U.S. power

September 15, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

It’s never comfortable to stand face to face with our limitations. But five decades later, Americans are still working through that discomfort as a legacy of the Vietnam War, says historian Gregory Daddis, director of Chapman University’s master’s program in War and Society. “The reason the war resonates for so many in America is that


Tracing history, honoring a community Emigdio Vasquez mural highlights Chapman exhibitions included in Getty's Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

September 15, 2017 by | Campus Life

It was the golden-brown eyes and work-worn face of the man in the outdoor mural that stopped the Chapman University student in her tracks. “It’s beautiful,” said Amanda Remy ’21, whose grandparents came from Mexico. “My family traditionally had the lighter brown eyes, so the way the eyes kind of seem to glow, that reminds


Wave of inspiration An art student's sculpture made from beach litter will highlight the Ocean Conservancy's Coastal Cleanup Day

September 8, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

So many straws. Littered in beach sand. Swept into the watershed and onto the shoreline. Then carried out to sea by the tides. “When you go to a restaurant, ask for no straw. You don’t really need it,” says Katie Peck ’17. The Chapman University studio art major speaks from unique experience with straws, along