Student Profile: Robert Shumaker ('17)

February 23, 2017 by | Profiles

As a creative writing major at Chapman University, Robert Schumaker (‘17) actively participates in a number of creative endeavors, most recently serving as the editor-in-chief of Calliope, the university’s student art and literary magazine. Robert also writes poetry and has been practicing this craft seriously for the past three years, both in and out of classes.


Student Profile: Kayla Velloso

January 24, 2017 by | Profiles

Kayla Velloso is an emerging filmmaker with a passion for documentary films. In 2015, she participated in Chapman University’s Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program, where she conducted research for a feature length documentary film project entitled Hillbilly. The SURF program offers undergraduate students a unique opportunity to pursue research and creative activity with the


Profiles: Natalie Tom

January 12, 2017 by | Profiles

Natalie Tom (’17) wants you to leave your burgers in the fridge for as long as possible. That’s why she spent last summer researching the possibility of extending the shelf life of beef patties with the use of mushrooms.  She was able to dedicate her time and energy towards her research through the


Profiles: Bryce Cyrier

January 5, 2017 by | Profiles

Producing a film, even a short film, is chaotic work. Bryce Cyrier, a senior at the Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, learned this the hard way. Majoring in Creative Producing, he has been working on a short film called The Eleventh for nearly a year. The film takes place on September


Profiles: Ali Sidun

December 14, 2016 by | Profiles

              Ali Sidun (’16) is an Environmental Science & Policy major, who, not coincidentally, enjoys spending time at the Corona Del Mar tide pools. In fact, this Hawaii native chose to attend Chapman University, in part, because it was as much like her home state


CUSRD Keynote Speaker: Nancy Perloff, Ph. D.

December 5, 2016 by | Profiles

Chapman University’s semi-annual Student Research Day will feature a keynote address from Nancy Perloff, Ph. D., Curator of Modern and Contemporary Collections for the Getty Research Institute. As a trained musicologist and art historian, scholarly research and creative activity have played an integral role in Perloff’s life and career. In fact, her scholarship spans a variety of


Profiles: Mary Howard

November 23, 2016 by | Profiles

What does it mean to “own” something? What is property, really? Those are questions that drove Economics major Mary-Jean Howard (’17) through the summer of 2016. Mary was one the sixteen students selected for OURCA’s prestigious Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF) program. This intensive, ten-week program offers financial support to fellows so that they can


Profiles: Ana Kalyta

November 8, 2016 by | Profiles

The Office of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activity (OURCA) has some amazing funding opportunities for Chapman students. Yes, that’s right—money to support great student ideas and ambitions! OURCA’s most intensive and comprehensive program is the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF), which supports a group of undergraduate students who are pursuing individual research and creative activity


Profiles: Samira Amirazizi

November 8, 2016 by | Profiles

Often, the research topics that fascinate us come from personal history. Because her parents are from Iran, Samira Amirazizi (Psychology, ’18) was interested in studying the brain functions of bilingual speakers. The focus of her research has a lot to do with her own life, and she finds it particularly relevant in current society. With


Profiles: Kathy Tavakoli

November 8, 2016 by | Profiles

Biology major Kathy Tavakoli (’16) loves research. Even while taking eighteen credits every semester, going to the lab is an escape, a relief from the other stress of school.  She spent last summer indulging in her love of research in the lab of Dr. Keykavous Parang at the School of Pharmacy, and she received funding

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