Press Releases

Press Releases

New Dean Selected for Chapman University’s Fowler School of Law Paul Paton, an international expert in legal ethics, takes the role in June

Chapman University announced this week that Paul Paton has been named Dean of the Fowler School of Law and Donald P. Kennedy Chair in Law. The internationally recognized expert in legal ethics and former interim CEO of the Canadian Bar Association joins Chapman on June 30.  Paton is currently the Thomas W. Lawlor Professor of […]

Ferrucci Family’s $1.5 Million Gift Fuels Chapman University Students’ Continued Studies in Italy The second major gift announced by Chapman in as many months puts the interdisciplinary studies curriculum focus on filmmaking, food culture and music, and brings the campaign total to nearly $318 million

Chapman University announced Saturday, March 11 that a $1.5 million gift from the Ferrucci family will create the Ferrucci Institute for Italian Experience and Research within Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science. The cross-disciplinary program will support Italy-based research and coursework for faculty and students. Federico Pacchioni, who holds the Sebastian P. (Paul) […]

Acclaimed Director Fernando Meirelles to Teach at Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts The Brazilian filmmaker, an Oscar and Golden Globe nominee, will visit the campus as a Distinguished Artist in March

Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts (ranked #4 by The Hollywood Reporter and The Wrap) announced today that Oscar-nominated director Fernando Meirelles (City of God, The Two Popes) will become its next Marion Knott Distinguished Artist. Meirelles follows Asghar Farhadi (A Separation), Dodge’s most recent Distinguished Artist. He’ll spend three full days […]

Jazzy STEAM Concert Shines a Spotlight on the ‘Jazz of Physics’ at Chapman University Innovative, free one-night performance set for April 1 at Musco Center for the Arts

What happens when a theoretical physicist, a Renaissance man, a Grammy-nominated songwriter and composer, and a drummer meet up? They redefine music. Chapman University Presidential Fellow and saxophonist Stephon Alexander leads Jazzy STEAM, a performance of world-class musicians and cutting-edge physicists in God Particle who bring to life Alexander’s best-selling book “The Jazz of Physics.” […]

Research Reveals Wikipedia’s Intentional Distortion of the History of the Holocaust Chapman University and the University of Ottawa historians detail the erosion of accuracy and unveil prejudice on Wikipedia

Wikipedia is one of the few trusted sources of reliable information left on the Internet. This, of course, is exactly why governments that want to promote a particular perspective have incentive to manipulate it. New research by Chapman University and the University of Ottawa shows how a small group of individuals, with no ties to […]

Hilbert Museum Temporary Location to Open in Old Towne Orange

The Hilbert Museum of California Art has moved to its temporary location at 216 E. Chapman Ave., in Orange as renovations begin that will nearly triple the museum’s square footage. The expansion will augment the museum’s gallery space and increase its capacity to serve Chapman University students and the community. The temporary location is expected to open […]

Chapman Increases Campus Housing with Purchase of Anaheim Apartment Building The acquired apartment building in the Platinum Triangle means over 50% of undergrads can reside in campus housing, reducing parking and traffic issues for neighbors in the City of Orange.

ANAHEIM — Chapman University has purchased an apartment building in Anaheim’s Platinum Triangle to provide additional campus housing for students.  The new residence hall to be named Chapman Court is located at 2045 S. State College Boulevard, just two blocks away from Chapman Grand. The university’s $160 million acquisition will offer students a building with […]

Chapman University’s Study Aboard the International Space Station Wins a Prestigious Digital Archaeology Award

Chapman University’s ‘dig’ into life on the International Space Station has won the Archaeological Institute of America’s 2023 Award for Outstanding Work in Digital Archaeology. Justin Walsh, associate professor of art at Chapman University, and his co-principal investigator Alice Gorman, of Flinders University in Australia recently completed the first archaeological study ever performed outside the […]

WWII Combat Artist Ed Reep’s Family Donates Hundreds of Letters and Original Art Pieces to Chapman University Letters and art by WWII veteran Ed Reep were donated to Chapman University’s Center for American War Letters and the Hilbert Museum of California Art.

World War II combat artist Ed Reep’s daily habit of writing home saved his life, says his daughter Susan Reep, of Bakersfield. In the collection of war time letters and pieces of original art she recently donated to Chapman University’s Center for American War Letters and the Hilbert Museum of California Art, is the letter […]

Political Corruption, Illness, and the Threat of Nuclear Attack from Russia Top Chapman University’s Annual Survey of American Fears This year’s top 10 fears hint that Americans are fixated on government, the threat of harm to loved ones, and environmental and economic concerns.

Chapman University sociologists and researchers have released the ninth annual Survey of American Fears revealing 92 terrifying trends and new insights into the nation’s top fears. Americans fear being a victim of mass shootings, pollution and biological warfare and their fears also relate to immigration, gun control, the Jan. 6 violent attempt to overthrow of […]