Press Releases

Press Releases

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 […]

New Supercomputer Puts Chapman at the Cutting Edge of AI Research The new computer system, the product of Chapman’s participation in the CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County, is the first community-operated supercomputer in the nation.

Chapman University’s students and faculty researchers now have access to one of the fastest supercomputer clusters in the region. The new computer system, capable of performing eight quadrillion calculations a second, is the product of Chapman’s participation in the CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County, a group that includes executives at some of the most […]

Chapman University Alumna Captain Marlyss Maxham is a “Soldier First, Lawyer Always”

“I never wanted to count billable hours,” says Marlyss Maxham (JD ’21), about how she saw her legal career unfolding. Now Captain Maxham, the Fowler School of Law alumna is stationed on the tropical paradise of Oahu, Hawaii and serving in the Army’s Judge Advocate General Corps (JAG). “More than anything, I wanted work-life balance […]

Martina Nieswandt Named Vice President of Research at Chapman University

Martina Nieswandt Named Vice President of Research at Chapman University  Following a national search, Chapman University has named Martina Nieswandt its new vice president for research. Nieswandt begins the new role Oct. 1. “As Chapman continues its rise as a nationally ranked R2 institution, Dr. Nieswandt is uniquely poised to lead us forward,” said Provost […]

Chapman University Researcher Poised to Combat Drug-Resistant Bacteria with a Nearly $600,000 Grant Chapman University researcher says drug-resistant bacteria mortality rates could reach 10 million per year by 2050

“Antibiotic resistance is a growing global public health problem as a silent pandemic,” says Rakesh Tiwari, assistant professor of biopharmaceutical and biomedical sciences at Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy. “The mortality rate due to resistant bacteria is expected to reach 10 million per year globally by 2050 unless new antibiotics are discovered.” To combat the […]

First-Year Pharmacy Student is Runner-Up in National Contest Vivian Ly uses her communication skills in the APhA-ASP National Patient Counseling Competition.

Vivian Ly wants to prioritize patient conversations when she’s a pharmacist. Ly turned that desire into a skill she used to finish first runner-up in a national patient counseling competition for pharmacy students. Her feat was even more impressive because she did so during her first year at Chapman University’s School of Pharmacy. The competition […]

Chapman Continues Its Steady Climb in U.S. News & World Report Rankings 2023 rankings place the university at No. 121 in the nation, with notable presence on key rankings such as innovation and ethnic diversity.

Since first breaking into U.S. News & World Report’s national rankings in 2019, Chapman University has continued to gain ground as one of the top universities in the country. That trend continues in the newest annual rankings, released Monday, Sept. 12, with Chapman rising another spot to No. 121 among national universities.  Chapman scored highly […]