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Faculty Research Expo Draws Inquiring Minds, Student Researchers

November 22, 2011 by | News

The ballroom of the new Student Union took on the atmosphere of a shopping bazaar crossed with a science fair and book festival recently when the Office of Undergraduate Research hosted Chapman University’s first university-wide Faculty Research Expo. Students packed the room, perusing displays about faculty members’ research, projects and latest books in a variety

A NASA Summer for Chapman University Student

August 11, 2011 by | News

Computer science major Bryson Thill ’12, just completed a 10-week program at the world’s leading Earth Sciences laboratories at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, located in Greenbelt, Maryland, near Washington, D.C. Thill was one of only 10 undergraduate students accepted into the prestigious Summer Institute in Earth Sciences (SIES) program this summer. The Summer Institute provides

Professor Peterson Represented the US at Infertility Confrence in Denmark Peterson co-presented 2 papers at the 2011 meeting of the Copenhagen Multi-Centre Psychosocial Infertility

July 2, 2011 by | News

Brennan Peterson co-presented 2 papers at the 2011 meeting of the Copenhagen Multi-Centre Psychosocial Infertility (COMPI) Research meeting. The COMPI team is an interdisciplinary group of infertility scholars from the fields of medicine, public health, psychology, sociology, and anthropology. Dr. Peterson represents the United States while other countries represented include Denmark, the United Kingdom, Portugal,

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

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

Professor Works to Find Marijuana’s Most Helpful Properties Susan Yang, Ph.D., publishes groundbreaking research on the topic.

November 30, 2010 by | Research

Marijuana’s medical use is one of the hot topics of the moment in the national media, but a leading scientist at Chapman University who has long studied the plant’s properties is working on research that may make pot an easier pill to swallow. Susan Yang, Ph.D., professor, Schmid College of Science, published ground-breaking research on the topic

Chapman University Researchers Find Big Answers in Little Sea Slugs Sea slugs low brain cell count is revealed in new research.

October 20, 2010 by | Research

No surprise — sea slugs are not the smartest creatures on the planet. They just don’t have enough brain cells. But Chapman University researchers were surprised to discover that the little invertebrates apparently are smart enough to remember a nasty lobster attack. Sea slugs have relatively few brain cells, but what they have are hefty

Fred Caporaso, Ph.D., Offers ‘Tasteful’ Insight in “Fine Cooking” He might not cook, but Dr. Caporaso's research has taken him everywhere.

September 17, 2010 by | Research

He’s no cook. “I can boil water for pasta,” says Fred Caporaso, Ph.D., food science professor,  Schmid College of Science. But Dr. Caporaso, whose expertise has taken him everywhere from the labs of Baskin-Robbins to the set of MythBusters, is the featured expert in a full-page story on the science of professional food tasting in the

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