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Anissa Hassouna of the Egyptian Parliament is making tangible change for global gender equality The Center of Undergraduate Excellence welcomes Hassouna as our Spring 2018 Keynote Speaker at Student Research Day!

April 27, 2018 by | Profiles

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence is thrilled to welcome the Honorable Member of Egyptian Parliament, Anissa Hassouna, as our Spring 2018 Student Research Day Keynote Speaker. Though she is now internationally recognized for her work inĀ economics, politics, diplomacy, and advocacy, she began her career as a university student at the University of Cairo, studying economics

The History of Hysteria: Alison Pirie (’18) rewrites the history of female sexuality Check out Pirie's performance art at the Guggenheim Gallery on campus, opening April 23rd!

April 25, 2018 by | Profiles

The zeitgeist is shifting for women in 2018, and senior Studio Art major Alison Pirie (’18) is one of the changemakers. “A year or so ago a guy said to me, ‘All you women are crazy’…and it made me think, why is it that women are always the crazy ones?” says Pirie. This exigent question

The Center for Undergraduate Excellence is thrilled to announce our 2018 SURF Fellows!

April 20, 2018 by | Profiles

Every spring semester, the Center for Undergraduate Excellence has the arduous and exhilarating task of selecting Chapman University’s most distinguished student scholars and creatives to participate in the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship program. Selected students will pursue intensive research or creative projects throughout this 8-week fellowship under the expert guidance of faculty mentors in their

Joanna Dare (’18) asks, “To what extent are lesbian markers noticeable to mainstream culture?” This senior psychology major uses scientific inquiry to understand expressions of queer identity and the implications of cultural markers.

April 17, 2018 by | Profiles

There seems to be no “one size fits all” when it comes to finding an academic or creative niche. Some students become inspired in the classroom, intrigued by the passionate pursuits of their professors. Others are born with an unanswered question that begs an answer only satisfiable through academic inquiry. For Joanna Dare (’18), a

Creative Producer William Simmons (’18) is breaking the silence about human trafficking in Nevada with forthcoming film, Sonora. This Fall 2017 Center for UG Excellence Grant Recipient details his exciting senior film in collaboration with other skilled Dodge student colleagues.

April 5, 2018 by | Profiles

The film industry reaches beyond entertainment. It is visual storytelling. It is portraying harsh societal truths, raising awareness about injustice, bringing a voice to the voiceless. William Simmons (’18), Creative Producing major and Political Science minor here at Chapman University is using his Dodge senior capstone to produce a film that breaks the silence around

Center for Undergraduate Excellence Grant Proposals due April 13th! You have an idea for a project. We have the funds you need to make it happen.

March 20, 2018 by | Uncategorized

You have a question. You have an idea. You have a faculty mentor. You are ready to start your undergraduate research career! But what you may not have is the finances to make it happen. Center for Undergraduate Excellence wants to help! Undergraduate students at Chapman University have the opportunity to make their creative projects

Petit Fours and Presidential Persuasion: Erika Gibson (’17) talks food and history in her published research, “Frenchified” Chapman University History alumna and masters student explores French food and the White House.

March 13, 2018 by | Profiles

Erika Gibson (’17), graduate of Chapman’s History department, and now War and Society’s Masters student, can be described as a time-traveling, historical archaeologist of sorts. Her undergraduate research career is extensive and impressive, including a number of fellowships, research expeditions from Boston to Austin, and even conferences that have taken her as far as Rome,

The Tide Turns at OURCA: New Director Julye Bidmead, PhD. takes the helm and announces big news! OURCA is now The Center for Undergraduate Excellence

March 7, 2018 by | Uncategorized

Change is in the air here at Chapman University. With the Keck Center nearly standing in completion, acceptances rolling out to future panthers, and spring air sweeping through Atallah Plaza, it is no surprise that change has infiltrated the Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity. Though we are saddened that Dr. Anna Leahy has

Student Profile: Morgan Kindel (’19) Research newbie, Morgan Kindel, expands her fascination with episodic memory through OURCA's Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship '17

January 20, 2018 by | Uncategorized

Most would agree that personal memories bear influence on our everyday behaviors and decisions. But what if the way we remember is impaired? Does the strength of episodic memory, the type of memory that is responsible for creating personal recollections of daily life events, relate to the manifestation of maladaptive choices? This is the crux

Papers and plane tickets: Chapman Students Visit Dublin for Undergraduate Awards Undergraduates Paige Gulley, Shannon Anarella, and Sarah Lemay are Highly Commended Applicants of the 2017 Undergraduate Awards

January 3, 2018 by | Uncategorized

It isn’t every day that a homework assignment turns into a trip Dublin. For Chapman University students, Paige Gulley, Shannon Anarella, and Sarah Lemay, undergraduate coursework became a mark of international academic distinction. The Undergraduate Awards is the leading international undergraduate awards program that recognizes exemplary undergraduate work. This non-profit organization shares Chapman’s emphasis on

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