Category - Humanities & Society

Why Are Central Americans Fleeing Their Homelands? Desperation, Says Chapman Professor

To help people glimpse the desperation driving Central Americans to flee their homelands and cross the U.S. border illegally, Chapman University Professor Lynn Horton recalls the story of one woman, a destroyed squash...

Chapman Student with Passion for Leadership Wins Newman Civic Fellowship

There’s busy and then there’s the kind of busy that is the life of Chapman University’s Daniel Espiritu ’20. The political science major works for the Literacies Partnership, a collaboration between Chapman and Orange...

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Poet Carolyn Forché on shaping our humanity in a harsh world

An education prepares us for life and work. Yet no class could have readied poet Carolyn Forché for the moment in El Salvador in 1978 when a military man dumped a sack of human ears onto the table where they had just...

Dance students and Presidential Fellow Ido Tadmor collaborate for fall concert

Just one day before October’s mass shooting in Las Vegas, dancer and choreographer Ido Tadmor was putting the final touches on a work he created for Chapman University students to perform this fall. Tadmor’s...

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...