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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

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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

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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

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‘Greening the Food Industry’ Conference to be Hosted at Chapman Conference starts April 20th

April 14, 2011 by | Events

Chapman University’s Food Science Program and the Southern California Section of the Institute of Food Technologists will host a conference titled “Greening the Food Industry: Evaluating Challenges and Instituting Practices” Wednesday, April 20, at the Sandhu Conference Center. Among the topics will be sustainable food production, sales and marketing, green packaging, and green urban manufacturing.

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Schmid College to Present Energy Conference April 21st in Irvine In celebration of Earth Week Chapman is hosting the major conference "Energy, Economy, and the Environment"

April 12, 2011 by | Events

Schmid College of Science will celebrate Earth Week by presenting a major conference, “Energy, Economy and the Environment,” on Thursday, April 21, 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Beckman Center, 100 Academy in Irvine. The conference will feature keynote and panel discussions on alternative energy options and the economics of energy for business and

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‘Lonely George’ Documentary and Galapagos Expert Featured at Schmid College This new documentary has never aired in the United States

April 5, 2011 by | Events

The scientist Time Magazine recognized as a “Hero of the Planet” and who has three species of turtles named for him will be the guest speaker at a free film screening and informal “Galapagos reunion” Friday at Chapman University’s Schmid College of Science. Peter C.H. Pritchard, Ph.D., director of the Chelonian Research Institute, will talk about conservation issues

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Chapman University audience gets dose of humor with search for reality "The Nature of Reality” panel covers guiding energy in the universe

April 4, 2011 by | Events

Is there room for humor in a panel discussion about whether human consciousness is just neural fireworks or part of a transcendent and evolving universe? Turns out there is, at least when that panel includes a group of scholars serious about their work but willing to consider differing ideas about the nature of the universe

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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

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