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Disability Studies Minor Awarded Scholarship

November 23, 2020 by Talisa Flores | News

For Kristin Kumagawa ‘23 (Communication Studies and Public Relations Major, Disability Studies Minor), the pathway to winning the NBCUniversal Tony Coelho Media Scholarship was a surprise. “I took PCST 239 (People with Disabilities in Politics and Society) by chance,” she remarked about her journey. Dr. Art Blaser, who teaches the course and is the Director

Studying Consciousness and the Quantum What is the role of consciousness and the observer in quantum mechanics, and how should we model it mathematically? 

November 17, 2020 by | News

  Dr. Kelvin McQueen (Chapman University, Wilkinson College, Philosophy) and Dr. Markus P. Müller (Institute for Quantum Optics and Quantum Information, Vienna, Austria) have individually tried to answer these questions in two quite different and unconventional ways. Through a $31,728 grant, “Mathematical models of idealism and dualism: an adversarial collaboration,” awarded from the Foundational Questions

Faculty Books: The Gobblin’ Society by James Blaylock

November 16, 2020 by | News

If you are looking for literary merit — theme, symbol, social and/or political commentary, or relevance of any sort — Wilkinson College English Professor James Blaylock, cautions that you won’t find it in his latest novel, The Gobblin’ Society. He is however, hoping readers will have a good time reading it, “maybe along with a

How Two Chapman Humanities Grads Landed Writing Jobs on ABC’s ‘Black-ish’ For Graham Towers ‘08 (MA/MFA ‘12) and Ben Deeb ‘09, diverse journeys lead to insight and opportunity.

November 4, 2020 by Dennis Arp | News

It all started with short films starring cartoon animals. While their film school peers in a Visual Storytelling course were crafting sensitive tales full of dream sequences and dark storylines, Graham Towers ‘08 (MA/MFA ‘12) and Ben Deeb ‘09 were amusing each other with their comedic stories. One of their films was about a sentient

Chapman Research Mentor Helps Undergrads Overdeliver

October 21, 2020 by Ann Gordon | News

I’m passionate about undergraduate research because I’ve seen firsthand how it transforms lives. Just as important, I’ve seen how young scholars greatly contribute to successful research projects. The influence of students was central when my co-PI partners Christopher Bader, Edward Day and I first developed the Chapman University Survey of American Fears, an in-depth examination

The International Space Station Archaeological Project

October 20, 2020 by | News

What is “space archeology”? Dr. Justin Walsh (Chapman University, Associate Professor of Art) and Dr. Alice Gorman (Flinders University, Australia) are pioneering a new sub-field by extending a traditionally earth-bound discipline to space. “Our insights will help mission planners and spacecraft designers understand how to improve habitats so that they promote a healthy social life

Chapman Linguist Protects Languages and Lives in Peru During COVID-19

October 19, 2020 by | News

Pilar Valenzuela’s field work in Peru is usually about documenting indigenous languages among people she has worked with since her graduate school days. But now, in the era of COVID-19, she’s working just as hard to save their lives. “How can you do this sophisticated research when people are dying?” Valenzuela says. Through the documentation

2020 Distinguished Alumni Award Recipients Reflect Diversity and Passion for Change Katherine Perez ’06, B.A. Psychology and Spanish

October 16, 2020 by | Lang

Each year, Chapman honors alumni who have proven themselves to be exceptional in their accomplishments and leaders in business, organizations and communities. This year more than ever, the Distinguished Alumni honorees reflect the university’s mission of encouraging the education of global citizens. Wilkinson College’s 2020 Distinguished Alumni is Katherine Perez ’06, B.A. Psychology and Spanish.

Faculty Books: All the Hills by Dr. Brian Glaser

October 2, 2020 by Marrissa Childs, MFA Graduate Student, ‘21 | News

2020 has brought its challenges as we deal with staying in our homes, staring through computer cameras, and watching as the world passes by us. With so much time for realization and reflection, there isn’t a better time to pick up a book of poetry.  Look no further, Dr. Brian Glaser, associate professor for the

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