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

Technology’s New Role in Weather, Earthquake Forecasting OCTANe Innovation Lecture Series is on December 9th

December 1, 2010 by | Events

Forget the old jokes about Southern California’s weather being changeless. Weather forecasting in Southern California is critical when it comes to fires, floods, earthquakes and other natural hazards. A number of advanced systems in computing and observations have been installed at Chapman University that are either operational or in advanced development. Talking about these new technologies

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

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 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

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

International Scientists Gather at Chapman for Earthquake, Volcano Conference “Electromagnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes" will take place October 4th through 6th.

September 29, 2010 by | Events

Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science will host a major international scientific meeting,“Electromagnetic Studies of Earthquakes and Volcanoes,”Sunday-Wednesday, Oct. 4-6. This meeting is held once every two years in different parts of the world.   It is expected that scientists from the United States, Japan, China, Mexico, France, Italy, Romania, Ukraine, Poland, Greece, Russia, New Zealand and

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