Free flick a tax break all can claim

April 12, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Befuddled by taxes? You’re in relatively good company.  “The hardest thing in the world to understand is the income tax,” Albert Einstein wrote. Oh, great. If the whiz kid struggled, what hope is there for the rest of us? Well, we can take a stab at understanding the whole convoluted business at a world premiere


Law students land top summer internships

April 12, 2010 by | Business and Law

Two students from the Dale E. Fowler School of Law have been offered highly selective summer internships with Open Society Justice Initiative in Phnom Penh. Katrina Jaffe, a second-year law student, will work primarily on issues relating to the Khmer Rouge tribunal. Julieanne Ines, a first-year law student and former Orange County Register reporter, will


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


Animals and religion conference returns

April 12, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

“Seeing Animals, Seeing Ourselves” is the theme of this year’s annual Animals and Religion Conference sponsored by the Interreligious Voices for Animal Compassion from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 16, in the university’s Fish Interfaith Center. This year’s conference focuses on how humans perceive and are perceived by the animals around us. How


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


History repeats itself

April 12, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

For the fourth year in a row Chapman University history students took most of the awards for undergraduate research at the Southern California Regional Phi Alpha Theta History Conference held this weekend at California State University, Bakersfield. Of the five papers chosen for honors at the conference, four were written by Chapman seniors. Winners and


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


The Chapman pennant is now climbing Everest!

April 9, 2010 by | Campus Life

If you’ve been at Chapman a while, you know the fascinating tale of the Chapman University pennant that has accompanied President Jim Doti on many grueling climbs of the world’s highest peaks — he’s carried it to the top of four of the Seven Summit so far: Mts. Aconcagua, Kilimanjaro, Elbrus and Vinson.   When it’s not packed


Still some tickets left for Elie Wiesel

April 9, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Although rumor might have it that all the free tickets to hear Elie Wiesel speak to the Chapman community on April 26 are gone, in reality there are still a few left as of today!  So hurry up to the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library (4th floor of the Leatherby Libraries) and grab