Chapman's First-Ever Virtual Student Scholar Symposium is Next Week!

April 29, 2020 by | Events

Chapman University’s Center for Undergraduate Excellence will be hosting its first-ever virtual Undergraduate Student Scholar Symposium. Occurring on May 5th – May 6th, the symposium will feature more than 200 poster and oral presentations from diverse academic and creative disciplines allowing student presenters to interact with guests in virtual meeting rooms synchronously. The Spring Student


Spotlight: Alexis Sutterman

February 27, 2020 by | Profiles

Chapman graduate Alexis Sutterman established herself as a prominent force on campus during her undergraduate years. Having served as the president of Chapman Democrats, an executive board member for the Olive Tree Initiative, and the recipient of the 2019 Political Science Citizen-Scholar Award, it comes as no surprise that she was awarded the Shinnyo Fellowship. 


SURF Spotlight: Natalie Paterson

February 20, 2020 by | Profiles

“Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food,” are the words from Hippocrates that drive the work of Chapman undergraduate Natalie Paterson. Paterson researches the health outcomes of children with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Her team uses an international database from the ​ImproveCareNow (ICN)​ network and collaborates with Dr. Kenneth Grant, MD, Head


SURF Spotlight: Michael MacInnes

February 17, 2020 by | Profiles

Conducting student research often consists of searching through archives, digital content browsing and faculty consultations. For senior history major Michael MacInnes, it has also included two weeks in Durban, South Africa. MacInnes’ travel was made possible largely due to receiving a Scholarly/Creative Grant from the Center of Undergraduate Excellence. He was also accepted into SURF


Fulbright Spotlight: Carol Sun

February 13, 2020 by | Fellowships and Scholarships

Carol Sun decided to apply for the Fulbright scholarship because she thought it would be a great opportunity to give back to students and become acquainted with Taiwan as a resident rather than just a tourist. According to Sun, this was the first time that she applied for something she “really, really wanted.” She used


Nazi-Looted Painting Returned to Rightful Owners

February 6, 2020 by | Profiles

At Chapman’s 2016 Student Scholar Symposium, students Bryleigh Blaise and Rosita Saul presented a poster tracking the history of the Nazi-looted painting “View of a Dutch Square” which had been stolen from Gottlieb and Mathilde Kraus in 1941. Exploring the restitution procedures in Bavaria, their poster showed how difficult this process had been for the

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