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Next-Gen Storyteller Cooper Hefner ’15 was born into a world of storytelling. Growing up in a home next to the Playboy Mansion, he met a wide range of creative people, including those responsible for production at Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

Cooper Hefner ’15 was born into a world of storytelling. Growing up in a home next to the Playboy Mansion, he met a wide range of creative people, including those responsible for production at Playboy Enterprises, Inc.

‘You Must Go To Pilgrimage’ Inspired by an alumna, a professor finds the courage to exceed her own expectations.

I knew who Toshi Ito ’46 was because I had read her memoirs, but we didn’t meet until the 2011 event at which Chapman University launched its Asian Studies minor. When we first spoke, Toshi asked me whether my family...

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Protecting the Health of ‘Artistic Athletes’

Suicide, career-ending injuries and the stress of relentless workouts might seem like problems seen just among elite athletes. But many performing artists also are at a high risk for developing these conditions, says a...

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5 Questions The Heart of Happiness: Julia Boehm explores the link between optimism and cardiovascular health.

Happiness might sound like just a feel-good topic for research. But it’s a serious subject with multiple implications for health and longevity. Julia Boehm, Ph.D., assistant professor in Chapman University’s Department...

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Corruption, the Environment Top List of American Fears

For the fourth year in a row, the top fear of Americans is corrupt government officials, as indicated by the 2018 Chapman University Survey of American Fears, released in October. In the fifth-annual survey, 74 percent...

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Cents and Sensibility Humanomics bridges disciplines, raising questions of morality and humanity in thinking anew about how we make economic choices.

Call it economics with a human face. At Chapman University’s new Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy, the focus is on humanomics – a mind-bending inquiry into the intersection of economics and the...

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A Comprehensive Look at Holocaust Restitution

Recent research by a team led by Chapman University law professor Michael Bazyler reveals that a significant amount of property stolen during the Holocaust has yet to be returned to its rightful owners. The study is one...

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NIH Grant Funds Study of Lower Back Pain

More than 80 percent of the population at some point will suffer from lower back pain, which accounts for more disability cases than any other medical condition, the National Institutes of Health reports. Chapman...

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The Clot Thickens Artificial platelets are just one of the possibilities for Andrew Lyon’s polymer microgels.

Andrew Lyon’s research world revolves around stretchy bits of science 10,000 times smaller than a human cell. But those nanoparticles hold oversized promise as breakthroughs in the lives of everyone from trauma victims...

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The Amenities Factor Brainstorming students help Jim Doti expand his highly successful econometric model, and suddenly California’s soaring housing costs start to make sense.

It’s a fundamental fact of real estate life: Location matters. But what if your location is also near the ocean? It turns out, that’s a bigger influence on price than economists previously understood. Factor in those...