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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

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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

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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

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Who is she? Zornes Family donates World War II portrait to Hilbert Museum

July 28, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

Maria (Zornes) and Hal Baker, the daughter and son-in-law of acclaimed California artist Milford Zornes (1908-2008), have donated a beautiful and mysterious Zornes portrait of a World War II nurse to the Hilbert Museum of California Art at Chapman University. “Beautiful” because the charcoal portrait was created in Zornes’ signature dashing-yet-boldly delineated style. “Mysterious” because

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Chapman alumni build a winning tradition at ‘Choir of the World’

July 7, 2017 by | Arts and Culture

Every July, singers, dancers and musicians from all around the world flock to the small Welsh town of Llangollen for the annual International Musical Eisteddfod, a six-day festival that celebrates musical competition, performance and international peace and friendship. The festival attracts around 4,000 performers competing in more than 20 competitions each summer. The festivities culminate