Brittany Hanson

Author - Brittany Hanson

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With Talent and Passion, Alumna Orchestra Conductor Leads the Way for Women of Color

Imagine you’re conducting an orchestra for a 2,000+ person audience at the Orpheum Theater in Memphis. And the headlining performer of the night is Broadway mega-star and creative game-changer Leslie Odom Jr. of...

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A Tale of Two Languages Brett Sprague '10 Tells Us How His Chapman Experience Prepped Him for an International Career Move

Tenor Brett Sprague ’10 took a big leap this year in his opera career, moving across nine time zones to Munich, Germany and launching a two-season engagement at the Theater Erfurt. The College of Performing Arts...

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Chapman University Caps Off a Milestone Year Duffer Brothers Offer Wisdom, Humor to Class of 2019

Students, family, faculty and friends crowded into the stadium on a quintessentially sunny California day to celebrate the extraordinary achievements of Chapman’s 2019 graduating class. The highly attended Closing...

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Ralphie Giron (MBA ’14): In True Disney Style, Giving Back Is a Promise Kept The new Alumni Board member is a Think Chapman First champion.

“I made a promise to myself that I would give back when I made it through grad school,” says Ralphie Giron (MBA ’14). You don’t have to go very far to find out that the Chapman University alumnus...

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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...

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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...