Carla Jay Harris

March 17, 2021 by Jessica Bocinski | News

In honor of Woman’s History Month, we are highlighting some of the work of women artists acquired by the Escalette Collection of Art this year as part of the Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on the Significance of Race initiative. Carla Jay Harris is a multidisciplinary artist whose practice includes photography, installation, collage, and


After Pandemic, Students Express New Empathy with Holocaust Survivors

March 17, 2021 by Staci Dumoski | News

Chapman University’s Annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest welcomed participants from all over the world, with 220 schools registered from 32 states and 12 different countries. This year’s participation showed a significant increase in the number of international entries. Thirteen schools in Poland sent entries, and 1st prize recipients included students from South Africa and


New Interdisciplinary Minors Prepare Chapman Students for Career Success

March 12, 2021 by Dawn Bonker | News

This academic year Chapman added four minors to its roster of more than 60, further enhancing the university’s tradition of personalized education. Two of the additions come from Wilkinson College, Africana Studies and Law and the Liberal Arts. A hallmark of these minors is an interdisciplinary curriculum, especially with Africana Studies. That was by design,


2021 Faculty Career Champion

March 2, 2021 by Erin Berthon | News

  Creative Writing Professor Mildred Lewis, a published playwright, and screenwriter is Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science’s 2021 Faculty Career Champion! Engaging Faculty plays a key role in preparing students for their future careers. This year, Career and Professional Development decided to celebrate the faculty who have positively impacted students through internship


Hakeem Adewumi The Art of Anti-Portraiture

February 25, 2021 by Jessica Bocinski | News

A couple weeks ago, Chapman students, faculty, staff and communities had the opportunity to hear Hakeem Adewumi, a Texas-based Nigerian artist, photographer and creative director, in conversation with Assistant Professor of Africana Studies Angelica Allen during a lecture for Wilkinson College’s Engaging the World: Leading the Conversation on Race series. Several of Adewumi’s striking portraits


The Center for Creative and Cultural Industries and the United Nations

February 25, 2021 by Kathryn Bernhardt | News

The Center for Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) in Wilkinson College has joined the United Nations Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN), offering new opportunities to build international relationships for CCI faculty and students. SDSN, a global network of universities and research centers, was set up in 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN


Literature & Medicine

February 25, 2021 by Anna Leahy, Director, MFA in Creative Writing  | English

Like many of my colleagues, I adjusted my career trajectory of the past year because the pandemic changed what was possible. Though I was able to hold a month-long writing residency in February, my sabbatical plans for the semester went awry after that. Not everyone can switch research and writing gears quickly, and I was


Q&A with the Newly Appointed Endowed Chair in American Presidential Studies

February 23, 2021 by | News

Political Science professor Dr. Lori Cox Han was recently named the inaugural Doy B. Henley Endowed Chair in American Presidential Studies, which will be housed in Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Doy Henley moved to California from Illinois in the 1950s and raised a family while thriving as an entrepreneur, owning and operating


French Professor, Veronique Olivier, Facilitates Virtual Exchange with French Students

February 22, 2021 by Allison DeVries | Lang

While the pandemic is limiting international travel, French and American universities have found creative ways to strengthen their historical ties. Dr. Veronique Olivier (World Languages and Cultures) joins an elite group of sixteen projects selected for the Transitioning to Virtual Exchange program. Supported by the FACE Foundation, French Embassy in the US, and the US

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