Category - Features

Tony’s Story – Chapman War and Society student Judy Richonne (M.A. ’18) helps give voice to a Silent Hero of D-Day. Chapman War and Society student Judy Richonne (M.A. '18) helps give voice to a Silent Hero of D-Day.

Sonia Kelly and Judy Richonne (M.A. ’18) step wordlessly between rows of crosses, searching for the grave of their Silent Hero. Richonne, a teacher of high school history as well as a student in Chapman University’s War...

‘It Just Feels Like Home’ Chapman’s new Cross-Cultural Center welcomes students eager to bridge divides and foster inclusion. Chapman’s new Cross-Cultural Center welcomes students eager to bridge divides and foster inclusion.

After the years of planning, after all those discussions and questions that started with “should” or “would” or “what if” and were freighted with serious thoughts, concerns and hopes about Chapman University’s new Cross...

What Unites Us: Conversation Peace – Two Chapman students engage on the issues across ideological divides. Two Chapman students engage on the issues across ideological divides.

Leah Thomas ’17 is an environmental science and policy major who has worked as a lead resident advisor at Chapman and as a leadership intern for the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve. She has also served as an...

Into the YA World – Chapman authors help drive the flourishing young adult market, attracting way more than just teen readers. Chapman authors help drive the flourishing young adult market, attracting way more than just teen readers.

Sarah Nicole Smetana ’09 did not intend to write a great young adult novel. She just wanted to write a great novel, something akin to the coming-of-age stories she loves. Turns out, she did both. Next year HarperTeen...

What Unites Us – Can scholars cross ideological divides to engage in a rich, respectful dialogue? This seems like a good time to find out. Can scholars cross ideological divides to engage in a rich, respectful dialogue? This seems like a good time to find out.

Vernon Smith is a Nobel Prize-winning economic scientist whose groundbreaking work helped reshape how we think about trust and trade, while Peter McLaren is a legendary advocate for better schools — a...

Marty and Me – Professor Harry Ufland retraces his steps with film legend Martin Scorsese, offering insights on creative breakthrough. Professor Harry Ufland retraces his steps with film legend Martin Scorsese, offering insights on creative breakthrough.

Just how hard is it to see greatness coming? Maybe it’s downright impossible. Or maybe what it takes is a sharp eye for talent, heaps of professional foresight and cab fare for a grad student who barely has a dollar to...

What Next? – Chapman scholars help us navigate the political landscape. Chapman scholars help us navigate the political landscape.

Even veteran campaign insiders and presidential historians agree that the 2016 election cycle spun on an axis unlike any other. Now many of us are trying to find the best way forward. So in our search for insights, we...

The Science of the Science Center

Thousands of steel beams make up its skeleton, and everything from hallways to ductwork will serve as arteries. While 30,000 welds hold things in place, a sophisticated system will help make sure cool air keeps moving...

Scholar at Sea – Building on a shipboard experience, Professor Bill Cumiford ’63 is still taking Chapman students on journeys of discovery. Building on a shipboard experience, Professor Bill Cumiford ’63 is still taking Chapman students on journeys of discovery.

For Bill Cumiford ’63, a passion to teach is now woven into the double helix of his DNA. “If you tell me on Friday that I’ll be teaching a new class,” he says, “by Monday I’ll be ready.” But even after decades as a...

Sharing the Dream – On the anniversary of Dr. King’s speech at Chapman, two alumni tell how that night still impacts their lives. On the anniversary of Dr. King’s speech at Chapman, two alumni tell how that night still impacts their lives.

  This story originally appeared in the spring 2011 issue of Chapman Magazine. Memorial Hall was crowded on that chilly late-fall night, as it often was for events in the popular Artist Lecture Series. During the...