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Chapman University Achieves National Ranking in U.S. News & World Report List

Chapman University is among the top universities in the country, according to the latest rankings from U.S. News & World Report.  For the first time in its history, Chapman was ranked as a top-tier institution, an...

loons and a duck.

The Plucky Duckling Confounding nature and researchers, adoptive loon parents take a resilient little mallard under their wings.

In a story worthy of Hans Christian Andersen, a pair of chickless loons have adopted an orphaned mallard duckling, puzzling even experienced researchers. Chapman University biologist Walter Piper has studied loons for...

First-year Chapman University student high five

Welcoming the Newest Members of the Chapman Family The class of 2023 is embraced with warm greetings, orientation events and ceremonies.

There’s a reason why so many movies show families helping students move to college: it’s the beginning of an exciting new chapter. That played out in real time this week as Chapman University welcomed nearly 1,800 first...

Holly Warlick, Carol Jue and two Taiwanese basketball players

Empowering Women On and Off the Basketball Court As a State Department sports envoy to Taiwan, Chapman basketball coach Carol Jue shared a powerful message for women and girls.

It’s typhoon season in Taiwan. Thunder. Lightning. Sheets of water are coming down and the gym is starting to flood. But it takes more than a little rain and wind to stop true basketball fans, especially when there’s a...

Memorial Hall at Chapman University with students walking to classes

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...

Miguel Mendoza '24 sits in Folino Theater at Marion Knott Studio.

Camera-Ready and College-Bound Chapman partners with Santa Ana schools to prepare young filmmakers for success on the set and in the classroom.

The lights dim. The room grows quiet. The director yells, “Quiet on the set,” as actors take their positions and the camera operator sets up for a medium shot. The scene could be straight from a Hollywood sound stage...

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...

baseball team

Chapman Baseball Wins NCAA DIII National Championship

For the first time in 16 years, Chapman University’s Men’s Baseball Team has won the NCAA DIII Baseball National Championship. Led by head coach Scott Laverty, the Panthers crushed Birmingham-Southern College in Game 2...

Rescue teams evacuating neighborhood from wildfire

Fighting Fires With Facebook Chapman researchers use social media data to help first responders prepare for the next mega-fire

In 2018, California experienced the deadliest, most destructive wildfire season in its history, burning a staggering 1.8 million acres. More than 100 people died. Now Chapman University researchers at the Center of...