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Faculty Books: Kevin O’Leary and Madison’s Sorrow

September 8, 2020 by Philip Goodrich | News

With a current political environment that seems more divisive than ever, many Americans find themselves questioning the actions, decisions, and beliefs of those in power. In his new book, “Madison’s Sorrow: Today’s War on the Founders and America’s Liberal Ideal,” (Pegasus Books distributed by Simon & Schuster), Kevin C. O’Leary (Political Science) provides “an eye-opening cultural

Scholars of the 1918 Influenza Outbreak See Parallels With the COVID-19 Pandemic But they caution against the presumption that nothing will ever be the same.

August 26, 2020 by | News

Remember the inspiring stories of the great flu pandemic of 1918? Communities rallied around the cause of public health. Self-sacrifice was the order of the day. Across the United States, the citizenry gladly wore masks and observed quarantine measures. Check those thoughts, says historian Jennifer D. Keene, dean of Chapman University’s Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities,

Faculty Books: A Conversation on Exile and Otherness

August 21, 2020 by Kathryn Bernhardt, BFA Creative Writing '21 | News

Dr. Ilana Maymind, a lecturer for the religious studies department at Chapman University, recently published a book called, “Exile and Otherness: The Ethics of Shinran and Maimonides.” Maymind puts a strong emphasis on critical thinking and interdisciplinary comparisons in her studies and finds the topic of Eastern and Western comparative thought particularly interesting. She strives

Get to Know Wilkinson’s Newest Faculty

August 17, 2020 by | News

Wilkinson College was looking for a way to connect with our new faculty via physical distancing. The Voice of Wilkinson reached out to the newest members of our community and asked them a few questions. We wanted to find out why they chose Wilkinson and what it meant to be a part of the heart

Celebrating a Historic Milestone

August 14, 2020 by | News

“The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any state on account of sex.” One-hundred years ago, women from around the country fought, picketed, and were imprisoned to secure their constitutional right to vote. The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution

Faculty Books: John Thrasher, Daniel Halliday Rethink Ethics and Capitalism

August 13, 2020 by Tryphena Yeboah | News

Beyond anything experienced in nearly a century, the COVID-19 pandemic has affected thousands of lives, created big shifts in stock markets and has raised an overall uncertainty about what the future looks like and the cost of recovery that will come with it. With the majority of countries plunged into a crisis described as the

Faculty Books: Examining the Presidency with Dr. Lori Cox Han

August 13, 2020 by Philip Goodrich | News

As the 2020 election approaches, the world is becoming more and more focused on the role and significance of the presidency in American politics. At a time when leadership is more important than ever, the upcoming election will undoubtedly shape the future of this country and go down as one of the most significant elections

Celebrities of the Digital Commons Wilkinson's Dr. Shira Klein

August 12, 2020 by Rachel Karas | News

Since May, we’ve chatted with five different Chapman University professors about their contributions to the Chapman University Digital Commons as a way of celebrating the Digital Commons reaching the wonderful milestone of one million downloads at the end of April. This week, we sat down with Dr. Shira Klein, professor of History, to discuss her contributions to the Digital Commons, which include

Dr. Kyle Longley Joins Wilkinson College as Director of War & Society Program

August 4, 2020 by David Krausman | News

Having earned his PhD from the University of Kentucky with a focus on the history of US foreign relations and Latin America, Dr. Kyle Longley has taught Arizona State University from 1995 where he published numerous books on US-Latin American relations, several US Presidents, and the history of soldiers in the field. Professor Longley’s acclaimed

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