If silver had a season, this would be it. It’s everywhere, from sterling menorahs and heirloom silverware trotted out for holiday dinners, to shiny gifts in small boxes. But, in fact, it’s always around us – in our phones, medicines, socks, Olympic medals – yes, even the gold ones – and, especially, our history and
An education prepares us for life and work. Yet no class could have readied poet Carolyn Forché for the moment in El Salvador in 1978 when a military man dumped a sack of human ears onto the table where they had just dined on rack of lamb and good wine. The young translator turned that
Just one day before October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, dancer and choreographer Ido Tadmor was putting the final touches on a work he created for Chapman University students to perform this fall. Tadmor’s inspiration was surrealist painter René Magritte, well known for his gleaming images of clouds juxtaposed with floating green apples, men in
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
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
Two celebrated filmmakers and a visionary philanthropist were honored, a cast of more than 100 student performers brought the audience to its feet in a rousing ovation and more than $1.5 million was raised for student scholarships during Chapman University’s 37th annual Chapman Celebrates scholarship fundraiser. The event recognized Sarah Ann Fowler and Dale E.
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.
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
A record-setting 10 professors are the newest members of Chapman University’s Million Dollar Club, a distinction awarded by the Office of Research and University Advancement to faculty who have brought in $1 million in external funding and donations while at Chapman. It is the largest cohort to receive the honor, representing disciplines throughout the campus,
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