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A Real Page-Turner – Closing the final chapter on his presidential adventure, Jim Doti reflects on how “together … we made miracles happen.” Closing the final chapter on his presidential adventure, Jim Doti reflects on how "together ... we made miracles happen."

As a widely respected economist, Jim Doti knows a thing or two about crunching numbers. So let’s sift through a few to help get a handle on the progress achieved during his transformational presidency at Chapman...

Let’s Talk – The Alumni Discovery Initiative brings Panthers together, gathering insights and showing students real-world pathways to success The Alumni Discovery Initiative brings Panthers together, gathering insights and showing students real-world pathways to success

      In spring 2012, Chapman University launched a program to bring alumni and students together with the goal of gathering the stories, opinions and perceptions of Panther graduates from multiple...

Top Drawer – Her children’s book illustrations win praise for their whimsy and sophistication, putting the career of Cindy Derby ’08 on an artful upswing Her children's book illustrations win praise for their whimsy and sophistication, putting the career of Cindy Derby '08 on an artful upswing

As an artist and illustrator, Cindy Derby ’08 takes precious care of her portfolio. “It’s like my child,” she says. So after she handed that child to the judges at a high-profile international showcase, she was...

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Perchance to Dream – From lovers of the Bard to baritones and ballerinas, the Musco Center gives Chapman’s talented performers a venue to match their limitless aspirations. From lovers of the Bard to baritones and ballerinas, the Musco Center gives Chapman's talented performers a venue to match their limitless aspirations.

Before he even knew there was such thing as the Musco Center for the Arts, James Neal ’17 harbored theatrical dreams of attending Chapman University. Then two summers ago he visited campus and saw a structure rising up...

Sunday at the Plaza by Phil Dike. This large-scale work was reproduced in Fortunemagazine shortly after it was painted, and since the 1940s it has been part of at least eight important American museum exhibitions as well as being reproduced extensively.

California Scene Painting: A Narrative Revolution

California Scene painting was overlooked for several generations as being outside the mainstream of the nearly universal international artistic push toward abstraction. Scene painting is part of a movement that has been...