Author - Dennis Arp

Parker Finn '11, right, directs actor Sosie Bacon in the breakout hit film "Smile." (Photo: Paramount Pictures)

As His Debut Feature Surpasses $200 Million, Parker Finn (MFA ’11) Has Lots of Reasons to ‘Smile’ The writer-director looks to build on his horror film's success and on the "great foundation" he says was provided by Chapman's Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.

Even though he has enjoyed critical success, filmmaker Parker Finn (MFA ‘11) does his best to avoid the thrall of reviews. “It’s like wading into quicksand,” he says.  But in recent months, there is a vortex into...

The Big Picture: How Data Science and Earth Observation Intersect to Study Climate Risks Using satellite images and massive datasets, Professor Hesham El-Askary and the Ph.D. students in his remote-sensing lab unearth insights that could shape climate change policy across California and around the globe.

From drought and flood risk in California to extreme temperatures and desertification in the Middle East, the research of Chapman University Professor Hesham El-Askary crosses just about all geographic regions...

Presidential Fellow Joshua B. Fisher

Breakthrough Research Offers Game-Changing Potential for Global Food Security “We can now predict 100% of food crashes and recoveries three to six months ahead of time. This is going to save lives,” says Chapman University Presidential Fellow Joshua B. Fisher, co-author of a paper published Sept. 29.

“No one has done this before – let’s check it out.” That’s how Chapman University Presidential Fellow Joshua B. Fisher describes the inspiration for many of his research projects, reflecting a process that has helped...