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Interpreting Law and Music Recent alumna Olivia Mello ‘20 is awarded as a highly commended entrant in the Global Undergraduate Awards

November 10, 2020 by | Fellowships and Scholarships

Recent Chapman graduate Olivia Mello is a prime example of how law school applicants aren’t limited to humanities majors but can be applied to all types of backgrounds. Mello graduated with a Bachelor of Music degree in Piano Performance and a minor in Political Science. Mello began studying the two seemingly different subjects, classical music,

SURF Spotlight: Corinne Tam SURF Fellow explores masculinity in young Asian-American men

September 14, 2020 by | Profiles

Recent graduate Corinne Tam was curious to learn more about masculinity within the Asian-American community, after understanding female empowerment and patriarchy. Tam took a particular interest in studying the experiences of Asian-Americans, which stemmed from her studies in sociology and women’s studies.  Through the sociology club, she received a travel grant to go to Philadelphia,

SURF Spotlight: Prabhnoor Kaur Transcending the traditional research paper, one SURF Fellow hosts powerful art exhibit

November 21, 2019 by | Profiles

For senior art history major Prabhnoor Kaur, research is much more than long academic papers. It’s a way to communicate, express, and paint people’s stories. Kaur spent last summer participating in SURF – the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship – which is overseen by the Center for Undergraduate Excellence. During her fellowship, Kaur explored the history of

Chapman Graduate Aidan Jones (’19) Reflects Upon his Journey in Presenting Undergraduate Research From stereotypes to soyboys, Jones has taken his research across the country - and the globe!

August 29, 2019 by | Profiles

This summer, 2019 Chapman graduate Aidan Jones presented his undergraduate research at the 2nd World Congress on Undergraduate Research in Oldenburg, Germany, the American Men’s Studies Association Annual Conference in Manitoba, Canada, and then at the American Sociological Association’s annual conference in New York, NY .  One of two winners of Wilkinson College’s Sociology Award

SURF Fellow Danielle Grainger (’17) uses qualitative methods to understand young adults and substance abuse. How can prevention programs grow using the voices of recovered young adults?

March 27, 2018 by | Profiles

Research and creative activity isn’t limited to theories, numerical data, charts, and proofs. Research has the power to create real change in the lives of others, contributing to activism, social movements, everyday health, and daily obstacles. Center for Undergraduate Excellence’s lauded summer program, the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship provides an ample platform to begin working

Center for Undergraduate Excellence is thrilled to announce the Fall 2017 Grant Recipients!  Discover the exciting undergraduate research and creativity going on at Chapman University!

February 2, 2018 by | Accomplishments

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence prides itself on the capacity to help fund student lead undergraduate academic and artistic inquiry via grant awards each semester here at Chapman University. These grant awards are intended to provide support for faculty-mentored but student conducted projects, by supplying necessary funds to purchase equipment or materials, cover rental or

Professor Anna Leahy, PhD. will be stepping down as OURCA Director We share in her excitement as Dr. Leahy moves on to pursue other passionate opportunities!

January 27, 2018 by | Profiles

With bittersweet sentiments, OURCA announces that Professor Anna Leahy, PhD. will be stepping down as OURCA Director, effective at the start of Spring 2018. Though we are saddened to be losing her as a creative and innovative force at the helm of our offices, we share in her excitement as Dr. Leahy moves on to

Dr. Christopher Kim and Dr. Jocelyn Buckner Receive the first annual Award in Mentorship of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity

May 16, 2017 by | Accomplishments

Chapman University’s Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity is thrilled to honor Dr. Christopher Kim and Dr. Jocelyn Buckner as the recipients of the first annual Award in Mentorship of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. This prestigious new award recognizes an outstanding senior and junior faculty members whose exceptional mentorship have supported student research and creative