Teachable moments with EarthTeach

April 20, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Be a part of EarthTeach@Chapman .  The Faculty Environmental Committee encourages all Chapman faculty members to dedicate a portion of each of their classes during Earth Week to discussing how their course or discipline contributes to understanding environmental concerns. Earth Day itself is Thursday, April 22.  Be creative.  Students can present issues in current news


Beyond Copenhagen opens Wednesday

April 20, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Mark Twain once wrote, “Everybody talks about the weather, but nobody does anything about it.”  But the scientists and policy makers presenting at Beyond Copenhagen, the international climate change conference this week at Chapman, are going beyond talking.  “I think what we’re doing is actually a new way to look at the whole issue of


Relentless on and off the field

April 19, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Team Relentless, a youth lacrosse team coached by Brian Eisenberg, Chapman Head Women’s Lacrosse Coach, and Kyle Harrison, Chapman Men’s Assistant Lacrosse Coach, is one mean team – they’re undefeated this season. But the team also scores big on charity and would welcome an assist from the Chapman community. The youth team was started by


Fulbright goes to Chapman grad

April 16, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Lauryn Linsell ’09 has been named a Fulbright Award winner for the 2010-11 academic year. Linsell is director of the Public Health Brigade in Honduras, a program of the Global Medical Brigades. She began volunteering with the Brigades as a Chapman student and developed the Public Health Brigade. Linsell’s Fulbright work will focus on the


Speaking of the weather

April 16, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Gear up for Copenhagen Conference at today’s 3 p.m. lecture by Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., dean of Chapman’s Schmid College of Science. Kafatos will discuss “Climate Change, Facts and Hype: Hazards and Impacts and What does the Future hold?” in Wilkinson Hall, room #116. For more information, visit the Chapman at COP15 blog here .   And remember


Chapman Datatel crew digs DUG

April 14, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Several of Chapman University’s Datatel wizards attended the recent Datatel Users Group (DUG) Conference in National Harbor, Md., and report that they learned a ton of new information. Might even say they … dug it. And the crew was there in time to enjoy the cherry blossoms. Jamie Prescott, Datatel application specialist in financial services


Green tips to grow on

April 12, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Want more butterflies and less water waste in your garden this spring? Then kill the lawn. Really! Top on this month’s list of green tips from Chapman’s Faculty Environmental Committee is the suggestion that lawn slaves consider going green with native plants. If you’ve already tried it, we at Happenings would love to celebrate Earth


Dr. El-Ahraf honored

April 12, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

The Egyptian American Organization has bestowed its highest award to Amer El-Ahraf, Ph.D., adjunct faculty, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences Department of Languages. Dr. El-Ahraf was honored by the organization for his “leadership in environmental health science and practice, in Egypt and the United States; and for his excellent service to the Egyptian


Hair today, gone to charity

April 9, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

Quick! Sunscreen and a shout out to Mark D. Davis, Chapman’s fire prevention officer in the Department of Public Safety. The newly-shorn Davis gave up his tresses at a recent St. Baldrick’s fund-raiser in Rancho Santa Margarita. St. Baldricks’s Foundation is an organization raising money to fight pediatric cancer. Volunteers shave their heads in solidarity


Warm up for Beyond Copenhagen

April 9, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

It’s time to start warming up for the Beyond Copenhagen Conference. Two free public lectures next week should help. Deepa Badrinarayana, assistant professor, Chapman University School of Law, will give a talk titled “The Copenhagen Accord: Back to the BASICS of Climate Change Negotiations,” at 4:30 p.m. Thursday, April 15, in Room 244 of the