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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

Twists of history give 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