Disaster Preparedness Researcher Ann Gordon awarded a $15,568 NOAA Grant

September 25, 2023 by | POSC

Devastating wildfires are increasing in frequency across California and the Western Region of the United States, in large part due to climate change. Despite the best efforts of National Weather Service (NWS) offices, emergency managers, and local governments to educate the public, residents remain dangerously unprepared. Dr. Ann Gordon (Political Science) and  Professor Eric Chimenti


Scholarship Negotiation: An Underused Aspect of Law School Admissions

September 25, 2023 by Isabella Mahar | News

Congrats, you’ve been accepted to law school! However, that great feeling can be followed by one of dread when you see the financial aid offers and scholarships you’ve been awarded. Your financial aid package can make the difference between which schools are feasible and which are not. Most aspiring law school students do not realize


Mirabai: The Making of a Saint

September 21, 2023 by | News

Mirabai: The Making of a Saint, the latest publication by Dr. Nancy Martin (Religious Studies), is about an extraordinary and (still) controversial woman—a sixteenth-century, royal devotee of Krishna who refused to live as a woman of her caste and class should. Instead, she sang and danced her impassioned love of God in public, interacting with


Highlights of an Escalette Collection Summer Intern

September 20, 2023 by Diya Patel ('26 Philosophy and Psychology) | News

Over the summer Diya Patel (’26 Philosophy and Psychology) interned for the Escalette Permanent Collection of Art. Her responsibilities included collections management, marketing/social media, and creating/designing display cases. Patel wrote a story about her time interning, highlighting a few of her favorite things she did. Take a look!  This past summer I lived and breathed


ETW: Health Equity: Lessons from the Field

September 19, 2023 by Christian Grevin | News

Wilkinson College of the Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences partnered with the Fish Interfaith Center and SIKHlens for an insightful ETW: Leading the Conversation on Health Equity event highlighting the perspectives of three healthcare professionals based in Orange, California and Seattle, Washington. Dr. Angad Singh, Dr. Jasjit


Visual Culture Expert Stephanie Takaragawa Awarded a $100,000 California Civil Liberties Grant

September 19, 2023 by Allison DeVries | Wilkinson College

When Miyoko Takaragawa (1922-2015) died, her family found two photo albums among her possessions that included over 100 photographs taken at Heart Mountain Relocation Center, a World War II Japanese American confinement site. Miyoko and her husband, Yutaka Takaragawa, were incarcerated at Heart Mountain from 1942 to 1945, where their son Tetsuro Ronald Takaragawa was


Studying Threats Targeting Public Officials

September 19, 2023 by Allison DeVries | News

For his research on extremism and white supremacy, Dr. Pete Simi (Sociology) was awarded a $211,074 one-year grant from the University of Nebraska Omaha’s National Counterterrorism Innovation, Technology, and Education Center (NCITE), the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Center of Excellence. Simi has received four NCITE grants totaling over $811,000 to support two large-scale multi-year


Let’s Talk about Health Equity

September 11, 2023 by Vesper North | News

Are you healthy?  What would your answer be?  If it is “no,” do you believe you will receive adequate care?  Depending on who you are, that answer might very well be “no”—”no” because your skin is a certain color, “no” because you are a member of the LBGTQ+ community, “no” because you are an immigrant,


Design for Emergency Management

September 11, 2023 by | News

Do you know how to handle an emergency? Few do. Tunnel vision occurs at all levels—emergency managers, first responders, tourists, commuters, community leaders, and local residents. This is why Professor Claudine Jaenichen (Graphic Design) and a team of professionals from The Design Network for Emergency Management (DNEM) created Design for Emergency Management. The book combines


Health Equity Is Focus for Annual Engaging the World Series

September 7, 2023 by | News

The 2023-24 Engaging the World series launches this fall with keynote speaker Linda Villarosa set to visit Chapman University on Sept. 26. Villarosa is the author of “Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on Health in America”, which tells the story of racial health disparities in the U.S., revealing the toll racism takes

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