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Schmid Scientists Track Arizona Fires via Satellite The Center of Excellence in Earth Observing analyzes massive Arizona wildfires

June 10, 2011 by | News

As part of their research of Earth hazards, scientists at The Center of Excellence in Earth Observing in the Schmid College of Science are tracking the massive Arizona wildfires. The image above was captured by Terra satellite and picked up by Schmid’s own direct-broadcast antenna. More views are available at Schmid’s website. Among those studying

Schmid College Wins Major Grant to Study Climate Change Impact on California Agriculture The $848,000 three-year grant will support advanced computational modeling to project the effects of climate change

May 26, 2011 by | News

The Schmid College of Science at Chapman University has been awarded a major grant to study the agricultural impact of climate change in California, Arizona and New Mexico. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA), the $848,000 three-year grant will support advanced computational modeling to project the effects of climate change, allowing scientists and

Chancellor Struppa Publishes Ground-Breaking Book on Functional Calculus Struppa details functional calculus in his new book "Noncommutative Functional Calculus"

May 24, 2011 by | News

Chancellor Daniele Struppa proposes a new approach to two important problems in the theory of functional calculus in his new book, Noncommutative Functional Calculus: Theory and Applications of Slice Hyperholomorphic Functions, published by Birkhauser. Co-written with Fabrizio Colombo and Irene Sabadini from the Politecnico di Milano, Italy’s largest technical university, the book has the potential

Dr. Kafatos Calls for Vigilance in Wake of Japan’s Reactor Crisis Quoted in Orange County Register

March 16, 2011 by | News

Menas Kafatos, Ph.D., dean of the Schmid College of Science, was interviewed by the Orange County Register and KCAL9 regarding whether the United States should worry about radiation from Japan’s damaged nuclear reactors reaching the Pacific coast. Dr. Kafatos agreed with the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s statement that no present danger existed, but advised vigilance by

Dr. Piper Finds Uncommon Knowledge in Life of Common Loons Walter Piper, Ph.D., writes about the territorial battle between male loons.

January 14, 2011 by | News

The opening scene of a feature story in the current issue of Natural History magazine reads like a dispatch from the sidelines of a gladiator battle, with two males lunging, grasping, pummeling, pounding and thwacking one another in a battle to the death. But Walter Piper, Ph.D., professor, School of Earth and Environmental Sciences, Schmid

Food Science Pioneer, Program Celebrated at Anniversary Party More than 80 students gathered for the 30th anniversary of the Food Science program.

November 10, 2010 by | News

More than 80 students, faculty, alumni, staff, family and friends of the Chapman University Food Science Program gathered recently to celebrate the program’s 30th anniversary and the 90th birthday of Walter Clark, PhD., one of the founders of the program and beloved faculty member. As the master of ceremony, Fred Caporaso, Ph.D., welcomed a crowd of alumni

Professor Kim Wins Prestigious Dreyfus Foundation Award Christopher Kim, Ph.D., has been selected as a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar for 2010.

November 9, 2010 by | News

The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation has announced that Christopher Kim, Ph.D., associate professor, Department of Chemistry, Schmid College of Science, has been selected as a Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar for 2010. Dr. Kim, who is spending this year as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, is also principal investigator for the Environmental Geochemistry Lab at Chapman

Chapman University Students Deliver Fizzy Fun at Local Zoo Chemistry students wow youngsters in honor of National Chemistry Week.

October 15, 2010 by | News

Several Chapman University chemistry students wowed youngsters visiting the Santa Ana Zoo’s recent celebration of National Chemistry Week with homemade “lemon fizzy soda.” The science demonstration doubled as a tasty lesson in what happens when lemon juice, water, sugar and baking soda are combined. The bubbly fun was conducted by members of Chapman University’s student

Professors Head to Harvard, Stanford For a Year Christopher Kim, Ph.D., and Jennifer Funk, Ph.D., offered positions abroad.

May 10, 2010 by | News

Two Chapman science faculty members have been offered prestigious opportunities to spend the next academic year researching at two of the nation’s top universities.  Christopher Kim, Ph.D., will spend the year as a Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, while Jennifer Funk, Ph.D., has been awarded a fellowship by Stanford University and will be working in

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