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Music faculty members earn rave in L.A. Times

March 29, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Two adjunct faculty members from the Chapman Conservatory of Music — mezzo-soprano and vocal instructor Kristina Driskill and pianist and keyboard instructor Mark Robson — earned a rave review in the Los Angeles Times’ CultureMonster blog for their performance of the “Hollywood Songbook” of emigre German Jewish composer Hanns Eisler this past Saturday.  They performed at

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Brandman U. to Host GOP Senate Candidate Forum on March 30

March 29, 2010 by | Business and Law

Brandman University, the fully accredited adult education university within the Chapman University System, will host “America in the 21st Century: A Town Hall Forum Featuring the California Republican Candidates for U.S. Senate.” The event enables university students and the general public to openly discuss the issues with the Republican Senatorial candidates on Tuesday, March 30, from

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Free tickets for Elie Wiesel available April 5-9

March 29, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Elie Wiesel, Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Holocaust survivor and author ( Night and 50 other books) last visited Chapman five years ago for a sold-out lecture and the dedication of the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library.  He returns here on April 26 for a 10 a.m. talk in Memorial Hall, which is open only

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Theatre Department receives national accreditation

March 26, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The Chapman University Department of Theatre has received accreditation from the National Association of Schools of Theatre (NAST).    The announcement was made at NAST’s yearly conference in Boston on March 26.  Chapman’s program was one of eight selected from thirty applicants for accreditation in 2010.  This outstanding accomplishment was made possible by the dedication of

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Library opens new exhibit on Roycroft Press

March 25, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The Frank Mt Pleasant Library of Special Collections and Archives in the Leatherby Libraries is now showcasing an exhibit entitled “Elbert Hubbard and the Roycroft Press”. This exhibit was researched and curated by a Chapman student, art history major Emily Freyer ’10.  The exhibit features the many books held by Special Collections that were printed

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Patrick Quinn, Robert Graves and "a labor of nearly love"

March 22, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

  With the publishing this week  of “Translating Rome,” the twentieth book in the planned twenty-four volumes of the Collected Works of Robert Graves, general editor Patrick Quinn, Ph.D., dean of Chapman’s Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences,  breathed a sigh of relief. “This collection began back in 1993 and has survived a number

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Ansel Adams: Lost and Found

March 22, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The Entertainment and Sports Law Society of the Chapman School of Law will present a fascinating event on Thursday, March 25 at 5 p.m. in Room 142 of Kennedy Hall.  In the spring of 2000, while perusing items at a garage sale, Rick Norsigian came across a wooden box that held a stack of manila envelopes deteriorating

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Student wins chocolate commercial contest

March 22, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

PRSSA students and the Chapman Alumni Association staged a glitzy benefit called Red Carpet/Black Tie on Sunday, March 7  at Mation Knott Studios during the broadcast of the Oscars. The crowd of more than 250 included students, alumni, faculty, City of Orange dignitaries and community members. Central to the evening was the viewing of a Dodge College student commercial

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Chapman alumnus Arellano reminisces about food of his fathers

March 20, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Chapman alumnus and well-known columnist and author Gustavo Arellano (his humor column/sociology study ”Ask a Mexican!” appears in OC Weekly and many other papers) nabbed the front page of the L.A. Times’ Food section last Thursday (March 18) with a mouth-watering feature on Zacatecan cuisine.  The food of the central Mexican state is, for some reason,