Dawn Bonker

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Chapman students and faculty

Chapman Launches Chapter of Phi Beta Kappa Only 10 percent of U.S. universities have PBK Chapters; first cohort includes a Rhodes Scholar.

Chapman University inducted the first 22 students into its new Phi Beta Kappa chapter, Psi of California, on Thursday, April 18, at a ceremony held on campus. Phi Beta Kappa, established in 1776, is the nation’s oldest...

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Culture, Campus and Community Musco Center Celebrates its Third Anniversary

By Mary Platt and Wesley Pinkham Musco Center emerged in March 2016 as an iconic and beautiful home for the arts for Chapman University and Orange County. The elegant, new performing arts center had seemingly sprung...

Meeting and Learning From Holocaust Survivors Nearly 1,000 middle and high school students gather at Chapman University's annual Holocaust Art & Writing Contest for lessons more timely than ever.

By his own account, middle school student Ezekiel Torres is not the kind of guy who’s ever at a loss for words.  But then he toured Chapman University’s Holocaust library and later stood spellbound while an 89-year-old...

Women’s Week Opens with a Math Problem — How to Get More Women Mathematicians

History proves that women can master mathematics. Hypatia of Alexandria was so renowned a mathematician in ancient Greece that Raphael included her in his famous classical work, “The School of Athens.”...

WordTheatre to Feature Author Tobias Wolff, Actors Robert Pine and Jason Butler Harner

Hear the words of acclaimed writer Tobias Wolff, author of the memoir “This Boy’s Life,” read by some of Hollywood’s favorite actors on Monday, March 4 at 7 p.m. when WordTheatre returns to Chapman University. The event...

Plans for Stepped-Up Fundraising, Enhanced Health Science Campus Unveiled Chapman President Daniele Struppa outlines his vision in State of the University address.

In his annual State of the University address, Chapman President Daniele Struppa reviewed ambitious projects that will shape the University’s future – from the fledgling Brain Institute, which just received $7 million...

From Chapman to NASA Student Soars at the Highest Level, Thanks to Internship at Glenn Research Center

Lauren Friend ’19 launched her Chapman University student experience to new heights when she scored her dream internship with NASA. But when she packed up and moved to Cleveland, Ohio, to join the scientists with the...

Connecting Music and Japanese-American History with Kishi Bashi The Kishi Bashi String Quartet and Master Class will shed light on a dark chapter of U.S. history.

Music, cultural awareness and history will converge in two days of events featuring singer-songwriter, composer and violinist Kishi Bashi on Wednesday and Thursday, Feb. 27 and 28, at Chapman University’s Musco Center...

Chapman Public Opinion Survey Foretold High-Speed Rail’s Disfavor Among Many Survey Findings to be Featured at March 27 Conference

The decision to curtail California’s high-speed rail plan reflects the disfavor residents already felt for the $77 billion project, says a Chapman University professor.

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The Soul of a Scholar Vidal Arroyo’s path to becoming Chapman University’s first Rhodes Scholar has enough of those what-if moments that listeners to his story can’t help but wonder at the turning points.

Vidal Arroyo’s path to becoming Chapman University’s first Rhodes Scholar has enough of those what-if moments that listeners to his story can’t help but wonder at the turning points.