Brittany Hanson

Author - Brittany Hanson

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Alumnus takes 15 minutes to step toward fame Nieman Gatus '17 launches his R&B career touring the Philippines

It took Nieman Gatus ’17 roughly fifteen minutes to write “Knots” with his cousin Moira Dela Torre, recording it the same night. It was time well used: “Knots” has more than 3 million listens on Spotify and shifted the...

No Bigger Stage Dance and performance tech students train at the highest level thanks to a Chapman partnership with Cirque du Soleil.

How do undergraduate students get access to the Cirque du Soleil “Zumanity” stage in Las Vegas? By having Chapman University open the door. Thanks to Chapman professors Alicia and Donald Guy, the University enjoys an...

President Struppa talking at his desk

Rarefied Air Even as president, Daniele Struppa makes time for teaching undergraduates, as well as his own mathematics research. He finds it all invigorating and crucial to his success.

Tent-bound at 21,000 feet on the side of Cho Oyu in the Himalayas, Daniele Struppa recovered from altitude-induced edema and did the only other reasonable thing he could. He started work on a research paper exploring a...

A Vision for the Future: Chapman’s Fowler School of Engineering Emerges

Orange County has a wealth of diverse options for engineering employment. There are 352 biomedical companies, 494 high-tech companies and 29 clean-tech companies — just in this region. California itself leads the nation...

History at His Fingertips – Temianka Violin Scholar Christopher Nelson ’21 embraces his role as keeper of an instrumental legacy. Temianka Violin Scholar Christopher Nelson ’21 embraces his role as keeper of an instrumental legacy.

Although for some Chapman University students Friday is light on coursework, the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music sings with activity. The sounds of voices, woodwinds and strings leak from under the doors of Oliphant...

Seen and (goat) herd 2017 Schweitzer Award winner gives others the tools to succeed and sustain

Christine  Curry ’95, sociology, might not get your goat in particular, but she has overseen more than 50 goats, at various points in the life of the Grenada Goat Dairy, which is a sustainable, community-building...

Two smiling women and a small child share an embrace.

A Schweitzer Rising Star takes “Action in Africa” Sarah Nininger '13 completes a journey begun in high school, continues to expand the adventure

“There is no separating my life from my work,” says Sarah Nininger ’13, B.A. Integrated Educational Studies. Her friends back in the U.S. are getting married, having families, buying homes. She’s trying to figure out...

Beyond the business card: Showcasing the power of the Chapman network Alumni from every facet of the entertainment industry meet, mingle and connect

When you think of an industry meet-and-greet event, you probably conjure up images of pressed suits, nervously guarded business cards and carefully thought-out pitches. Sweaty handshakes and sparse—or at least less-than...

A Legacy of Brotherly Love – His caregiver role strengthens a special bond, leading Jon Dyer ’62 to support specialized health-science learning. His caregiver role strengthens a special bond, leading Jon Dyer '62 to support specialized health-science learning.

  On Thursday, Sept. 7, 2017, Keith Dyer passed away at the age of 75. Jon recounted to friends at Chapman that in the days prior to his passing, he had asked Keith, “How was I able to be so lucky to have had...

Faces of Chapman

Author Studs Terkel once described work as a search for daily meaning as well as daily bread. Those of us privileged to work at Chapman University know first-hand the levels of sustenance our toil can provide. On these...