Voces Novae, Chapman University’s award winning student historical journal, will publish a special issue in the spring of 2011 devoted to the history of the university, especially its meteoric rise to national prominence in the last 30 years. This special issue will take full advantage of its Open Journal Systems software, with its extensive audio and video capabilities, to present creatively this history as a series of interviews with those people who were centrally involved in this rise–key professors, administrators, staff members and trustees. While this vast project will be overseen by members of the Department of History, including journal advisor Lee Estes, the actual task of preparing for and doing interviews, as well as editing and putting these interviews online, will be in the hands of History majors and minors formally trained in the required skills by Jana Remy, Associate Director of Instructional Technology. This special issue of Voces Novae will be debuted at the Southern California Regional Phi Alpha Theta National History Honor Society Conference, to be held here at Chapman on April 9th, and again at the 150th Birthday Party and Campus Open House on May 7th.
Four graduate students from the MA Program in War and Society presented their research at the annual Society for Military History (SMH) Conference this past weekend in Louisville, Kentucky. More than 650 people attended the conference at which Chapman University students discussed their work using materials from the Center of American War Letters. During the
When movies were first invented, no one took to them with as much style and panache as the Italians did. Italian cinema – from the gates of Rome’s dream factory, the Cinecittà studio, to the colorful, surrealistic visions of Federico Fellini (pictured right), the spaghetti Westerns of Sergio Leone and beyond – has long been
The Offices of the President, the Provost, and the Vice President for Research recently announced the 15 recipients of the 2018 Faculty Opportunity Funds. The Faculty Opportunity Fund program was created this year as a way to support Chapman University faculty in the development of new and innovative research, scholarship and creative activity. Thirty-eight proposals
It’s hard to overstate the challenges posed by today’s California housing crisis. The average price of buying a house is now two-and-a-half times the national average, rents are at historic highs, and the state’s home-ownership rate is the lowest it’s been since the Second World War. But this crisis is even worse, as it impacts