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Chapman Student Unites Art With Activism to Empower a Social Justice Community

June 4, 2021 by Natalia Ventura '21 | News

I was born and raised in the border city of Chula Vista, where every other person and restaurant is Mexican, and every other word switches from Spanish to English. I came to Chapman University to pursue a degree in peace studies, and in my first semester I went from speaking Spanish every day to maybe

2021 Wilkinson Student Excellence Award Winners

May 14, 2021 by | News

The past couple of weeks, high-achieving Wilkinson students were recognized with honors in a series of events that constituted this year’s annual Wilkinson College award ceremonies and campus leadership awards. Congratulations to all the winners! Kugelman Awards Dulcie and Lawrence Kugelman have been supporting the Annual Kugelman Arts and Humanities Awards Ceremony for well over

Wilkinson Shines at Undergraduate Student Symposium

May 14, 2021 by | News

Chapman University’s Center for Undergraduate Excellence (CUE) hosted an all-virtual Spring 2021 Undergraduate Student Scholar Symposium, May 5 – May 7. The symposium featured more than 200 poster and oral presentations from diverse academic and creative disciplines (56 of those from Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences) allowing student presenters to interact with

Faculty Books: Victoria Carty on the Worldwide Immigration Crisis 

January 20, 2021 by | News

  Dr. Victoria Carty, Associate Professor of Sociology in Wilkinson College, explores recent world-wide migrations, the rise of nativism and white supremacy, and the important role of social movements in her most recent book, “The Immigration Crisis in Europe and the U.S.-Mexico Border in the Era of Heightened Nativism.” . The Voice of Wilkinson sat

Wilkinson Professor Spearheads University Partnership with Underground GRIT

December 8, 2020 by | News

The brainchild of Wilkinson College Sociology professor Dr. Victoria Carty, the Chapman University and Underground GRIT (UG) Partnership helps young people who have been impacted by the criminal justice system re-enter society from juvenile hall, prison, and US Immigration and Customs Enforcement detention. To accomplish this goal, the program invites them to participate in courses

Thanksgiving is a Complex Holiday

November 20, 2020 by | News

When it comes to the history of Thanksgiving, the mainstream version goes like this – white settlers on the Mayflower that landed near Plymouth Rock in Massachusetts in 1620 were greeted by a friendly Wampanoag tribe, who had lived there for thousands of years prior. The Wampanoag tribe taught the new settlers how to catch

Reverend William J. Barber II Promotes Hope, not Hate

October 28, 2020 by Samantha De La O | News

Reverend William J. Barber has hope for the future of American democracy, and little tolerance for defeatism, or for the news media that fuels it. “We have got to stop excusing language that creates desperation,” said Barber. “[The media] talks about the 61 million people that voted for Trump, but they don’t talk about the

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

Sociology Professor Dr. Pete Simi Awarded Grant for Counterterrorism Research How can we support families to more effectively identify and counter warning signs for white supremacist extremism?

September 8, 2020 by | News

“For too long we have ignored the problem of white supremacist extremism which has allowed this problem to grow and fester.” said Dr. Pete Simi, Associate Professor of Sociology. “Now, we are facing on and offline recruitment occurring across a wide range of social media platforms and youth subcultures with increased sophistication sometimes relying on

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