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Chapman professor lands Discover cover story

March 18, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

To a scientist, making the cover of Discover magazine is something akin to a rock star making the cover of Rolling Stone.   And while Yakir Aharonov and his group, including Jeff Tollaksen (both professors of physics in Chapman’s Schmid College of Science), didn’t quite get their photos on the April cover of

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Room dedication honors Holocaust survivors

March 17, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

“After being tossed about in this world, survivors of the Holocaust have a home at Chapman. My fervent prayer is that the dignity of this room will inspire all who enter it.” This heartfelt message, delivered by Holocaust survivor Natalie Weinstein Gold, conveyed the air of warmth and remembrance that greeted the dedication Monday afternoon

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Question of the Week: "Bad books" – do you agree?

March 15, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

The American Book Review has set off a debate with its list of 40 “bad books” (PDF), many of them nominated by professors.  The “chosen” books include Revolutionary Road by Richard Yates, all of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels, Women in Love by D.H. Lawrence, One-Party Classroom by David Horowitz and Jacob Laksin, Bob Dylan’s Tarantula,

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All "Beyond Copenhagen" Conference events will be free, April 21-23

March 14, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

 All events at the “Beyond Copenhagen” International Conference on Climate Change, to be held on the Chapman campus April 21-23, will be open free of charge to the campus community and the public.  Advance registration is, however, required, and space will be limited, so early registration is recommended: you can register online at http://www.chapman.edu/beyondcopenhagen The Schmid

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Classified Ads: Pets Need a Home! 3/17/10

March 13, 2010 by | Campus Life

  CHOWDER STILL NEEDS A HOME: Good-looking, fluffy, cuddly and loving male kitty named Chowder.  Approximately 2 years old.  Favorite place:  Curled up on your couch or comforter.  Yes, I’ve been neutered.  I would be a wonderful forever friend for you — please adopt me!!  Call  (714) 267-3630 TWO DOGS LOOKING FOR A HOME:   Anyone know of

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Theatre Dept. opens Bus Stop/Hedda Gabler rep run

March 12, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Ready for some great plays? The Chapman Department of Theatre has two excellent options on tap this week and next, as they open Bus Stop and Hedda Gabler in repertory at the Waltmar Theatre on campus. Bus Stop , by Willam Inge and directed by John Benitz, is the play that the famous 1956 movie was

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Sodexo plans "green" menu for April climate change conference

March 12, 2010 by | Science, Health and Education

The “Beyond Copenhagen” International Climate Change Conference at Chapman University on April 21-23 will feature a sustainable “green” menu, courtesy of Sodexo, which provides Chapman’s restaurant and dining services.   And proving you can go green and still be very. very tasty – check out this sample menu: Sample Menu: Organic baby spinach with radicchio, toasted

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Stan Kenton Alumni Band performs Fri, March 12

March 12, 2010 by | Arts and Culture

Don’t forget – the Conservatory of Music presents the Stan Kenton Alumni Band tonight at 8 p.m. in Memorial Hall!  Tickets will be available in advance or at the door, starting at $10.  The late Stan Kenton was one of the all-time great big-band leaders of the ’40s, ’50s and beyond.  His music was adventurous

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Today's Town Hall meeting canceled

March 12, 2010 by | Campus Life

The Chapman Town Hall meeting scheduled for today – Friday, March 12 – has been canceled, the chancellor’s office has announced.  But please keep the next Town Hall on your calendar — Friday, April 9, from 12 noon to 2 pm – we will let you know the topic as soon as we find out.

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Chapman Preview Day will bring potential students to campus

March 11, 2010 by | Campus Life

Chapman University’s Third Annual Preview Day will bring crowds of pre-Chapman students to the campus on Saturday, April 24.  The students will be those who have been offered undergraduate admission for this fall – it is the university’s final opportunity to wow them and basically knock their socks off prior to the national commitment deposit deadline on May