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Meet Brenda Brkusic Milinkovic ’04, Chapman’s Alumni Achievement Honoree

Before she was an Emmy-winning television producer and executive, Brenda Brkusic Milinkovic ’04 was a Chapman University student discovering her unique career path as so many Panthers do – with guidance and support in...

Chapman students performing on stage during Chapman Celebrates gala

Putting Student Scholarships Front and Center Chapman Celebrates returns in force for its 39th year.

It’s a professional-caliber show, a celebration of philanthropy, an ephemeral flurry of magical entertainment. And if you’re on the Chapman University campus the first weekend of November, it’s hard to miss the...

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7 Tips to a Happier and Smarter First Semester at College

The life of a first-year college student is a juggling act. And as the new semester looms, helpful advice abounds. Participate in campus life, but get enough sleep and eat well. Make friends, but don’t rush it. Focus on...

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Tickets on Sale for Chapman’s Fall Season of Theatre, Music and More

If you’re a fan of theatre, music, entertainment, sports and art, now’s the time to start planning your fall entertainment season at Chapman University. Tickets are on sale now for the full lineup of...

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An Economist’s Research Into Taxes, Guns and Suicide Leads to Unexpected Results

The following op-ed by Chapman University President Emeritus James Doti first appeared in the Los Angeles Times and is reprinted here with permission. The fascinating thing about economic research is that it moves in...

Student dancers from Wooden Floor gather in studio.

Gliding Across the Floor, Breaking Through the Ceiling Through dance, Chapman and The Wooden Floor are partners in creating student opportunity.

It’s approaching 5 p.m. and raining – the kind of day when many kids might just rush home and hunker down over video games. But in a large dance studio in Santa Ana, nearly two dozen schoolgirls in black tights and...

Professor Jim Doti presents forecast update

Job Losses for California, Slowdown for U.S. Economy but No Recession This Year Chapman economists say state's industries are especially vulnerable to trade war.

The trade war will slow the U.S. economy and hit California sharply, according to the 2019 Economic Forecast Update from the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research at Chapman University. “Our estimate is that for...

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Chapman Forward Wins International Magazine Award The University's new research publication is honored in the CASE Circle of Excellence Awards.

The inaugural issue of Chapman University’s research magazine is the winner of an International Circle of Excellence Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE). Chapman Forward magazine...

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What’s in a Name? For Amazonian Tribes, There’s a Connection to Culture and Identity A Chapman professor's research helps officials in Peru embrace the use of native names.

The proper names preferred by a tribe of native people living in the Peruvian Amazon are lovely and captivating, even in their English translations. “Shining Anaconda” and “Proud Bird” are just two examples. But to the...

Kelly Galindo with Kurdish soldiers who provided security during her filming in Iraq. (Photo courtesy of Alberto De Coste Calla)

Chapman Film Professor Shines a Light on Those Who Fight Sex Trafficking Kelly Galindo's documentary '26 Seconds' brings awareness to a global problem.

Chapman University film professor Kelly Galindo had a pretty ambitious idea when she set out to make a short documentary about an organization in Thailand that liberates girls and women caught in the illicit sex trade...