Category - Features

Housing Hits Home – As costs rise and supply lags all across California, Chapman scholars lead the search for solutions. As costs rise and supply lags all across California, Chapman scholars lead the search for solutions.

Chances are, you’ve done one or more of the following recently.  Looked at the price of renting or buying near work, shaken your head and opted for more affordable housing farther away, becoming what transportation...

A Refuge of Support: Aiding Survivors of Domestic Violence, Law Professor Wendy Seiden Helps Clear a Trail Out of Homelessness

Until late February, California’s vast homelessness crisis was on display along the Santa Ana River Trail. A sprawling encampment of more than 700 people became both a panorama of human suffering and an eyesore to more...

Super Commuter – With help from a Chapman subsidy, Brandi Valentine skirts the high cost of Orange County housing by taking the train to her Inland Empire home. With help from a Chapman subsidy, Brandi Valentine skirts the high cost of Orange County housing by taking the train to her Inland Empire home.

Call the main number for Chapman University, and the friendly voice that answers belongs to Brandi Valentine: “Chapman University. How may I direct your call?” Though she works Monday through Friday in a university...

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...

A ‘Nabucco’ to Remember – LA Opera’s concert performance creates a pinnacle moment for Musco Center. LA Opera's concert performance creates a pinnacle moment for Musco Center.

Beyond the costumes and sets, the staging and theatrics, Verdi’s opera “Nabucco” pulses with the power of its transcendent music. Nowhere was that transcendence more evident than at Chapman University’s Musco Center for...

Anything Imaginable At the Keck Center and throughout Chapman, the Fowler School of Engineering is advancing from concept to reality.

Only a few decades ago, the word engineer summoned images of machines, bridges, electrical grids and chemical production plants. To some, it even meant the man – and it was inevitably a man – who drove a locomotive...

Get Your Motor Running

Anyone who says engineering doesn’t involve emotion needs to spend an afternoon at the Porsche Experience Center in Carson, Calif. An hour behind the wheel of a 500-horsepower, adrenaline-pushing rocket from...

‘Our Job is to Save Lives’

The challenges of ailing children live in the medical datasets Louis Ehwerhemuepha scours every day. It’s his job to find and nurture the hope. As data scientist for CHOC Children’s hospital, Ehwerhemuepha (M.S. ’13, Ph...

A Champion of Achievement

Approaching hesitantly, some of the Hispanic students in computer science instructor Rene German’s data structures class had questions for him: “Are you Hispanic? Do you speak Spanish?” “And I said, ‘Yes, I do,’” German...

Dialed in to Solutions

When Reagan Williams was 12, he didn’t have the music-on-the- move luxury of Spotify or MP3 players. So he did what any other overachieving 12-year-old would do. He built his own FM radio station. No, really, he did...