Press Releases

Press Releases

Chapman University Report Details Latino Population Trends and Challenges in California

A new report from Chapman University’s Center for Demographics and Policy offers a comprehensive analysis of demographic trends among California’s Latino community and how the policy landscape affects its future in the state and beyond.  “El Futuro es Latino,” released this month, takes a close look at the fastest-growing demographic group in the country and […]

Panther Cage Match Draws Community Entrepreneurs: Chapman University’s Annual Competition Expands to Include Orange County Start-ups

DOWNLOAD HIGH RES IMAGERY HERE Chapman University’s Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics hosted the Panther Cage Match, a “Shark Tank”-style business pitching competition, on April 12, 2024. For the first time, this year’s event welcomed entrepreneurs from the broader Orange County community, fostering innovation and collaboration beyond the university’s campus. More than 40 […]

Chapman University Physician Assistant Program Receives $5 Million to Serve Under-Resourced Communities in Orange County The CalOptima Health Workforce Development Fund grant helps highly qualified OC students to become health care professionals in medically disadvantaged OC communities.

At its April 4 board meeting, CalOptima announced the recipients for the first round of  CalOptima Health Workforce Development Fund grants, marking a significant milestone in addressing health care workforce shortages in Orange County. Among the recipients is Chapman University. “The challenge of health care worker shortages at organizations across Orange County drove CalOptima Health’s […]

Common Loons Threatened by Declining Water Clarity

The Common Loon, an icon of the northern wilderness, is under threat from climate change due to reduced water clarity, according to a new study authored by Chapman University professor, Walter Piper.  The study, published April 1 in Ecology, followed up an earlier paper that showed substantial reproductive decline in the author’s study area in […]

AI viable alternative to traditional small-molecule drug discovery process

High throughput screening (HTS) is a standard method in pharmaceutical development for identifying bioactive small molecules crucial for drug discovery. However, HTS necessitates testing molecules before their synthesis. Alternatively, computational approaches using AI and machine learning allow for pre-synthesis molecule testing. This method yields results that guide which molecules merit synthesis, promising improvements over HTS […]

Chapman University’s Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship Partners with Amazon for the Panther Cage Match: A Dynamic Pitch Competition Featuring Insights from Amazon’s Colleen Schwab on Fostering a Culture of Innovation

The Panther Cage Match is designed to mimic the high-stakes environment of popular television pitch shows, providing participants with a real-world platform to showcase their ventures. Finalists selected through a rigorous application process will present their pitches in front of distinguished judges, including seasoned entrepreneurs and investors, who will evaluate each presentation based on innovation, […]

Chapman University Names Rennolds Ostrom as Dean of School of Pharmacy

Chapman University announces the appointment of Rennolds Ostrom as the Dean of the School of Pharmacy, effective March 5, 2024.  Ostrom has served as interim dean of the School of Pharmacy since June 2022. He steered the school through a challenging enrollment environment, prepared for its accrediting review and formed a diversity, equity and inclusion […]

Media Pitch: Time Magazine’s Woman of the Year Nadia Murad’s Impact: A Night of Profound Filmmaking at Chapman University

Amidst the whirlwind of awards season coverage, Chapman University invites you to “Films for Peace and Justice,” a series of screenings at the Folino Theater in Dodge College (ranked the #4 film school) featuring Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Nadia Murad on Tuesday, March 12, at 7 p.m. This event marks the culmination of a collaboration […]

Chapman University Student Valeria Delgado Honored as Guest of Congressman Lou Correa at State of the Union Address Valeria Delgado, a First-Generation DACA Recipient and Aspiring Medical Professional, to Attend State of the Union Address with Congressman Correa

Photos of Valeria Available for Download HERE Chapman University proudly announces that Valeria Delgado, a first-generation DACA recipient, Orange resident, and dedicated student pursuing a career in medicine, has been invited by Congressman Lou Correa (D-CA) to attend President Biden’s State of the Union Address next week. Delgado’s presence serves to underscore the urgent need […]

Underserved Students in Orange County Given Pathway to Career as Physician Assistant at Chapman University New gift from the Ronald M. Simon Family Foundation will continue the program for at least another five years

The Ronald M. Simon Family Foundation reaffirms its commitment to education and community health with a generous donation to extend the Simon Scholar Physician Assistant Program at Chapman University for another five years. This philanthropic initiative aims to provide pathways to careers in health care for underserved and lower socio-economic students in Orange County. The […]

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