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Argyros College Leads in Innovation with Shah Family’s Major Gift
A gift from The Shah Happiness Foundation will fund the Shah Family Endowed Chair in Innovativeness within Chapman University’s George L. Argryos College of Business and Economics. This phila
December 6, 2023
Blending Business, Language and Leadership: Bradley’s Chapman Journey
Bradley ’23 exemplifies a student who is making the most of their Chapman Experience. As a double major, Bradley credits Chapman’s promise of a personalized education with his ability to blend
November 30, 2023
Personalized Learning and Extracurricular Engagement: Maria’s Journey at Chapman University
Consider the impactful moments that have shaped your journey: navigating new relationships and opportunities, pursuing your passions, and forging your path in life. At Chapman University, we celebr
November 30, 2023
Chapman Announces $1 Million Gift from Doy Henley for Innovation
At Chapman University’s annual Winterfest holiday celebration on Nov. 29, the man who founded the beloved event gave his newest gift to Chapman. At the event, Chapman unveiled a $1 million gift f
November 30, 2023
Support Dreams on Giving Tuesday
On November 28, individuals worldwide will come together to create a global giving movement by donating on Giving Tuesday. This year, we’re igniting change and supporting the dreams of Chapma
November 15, 2023
Chapman Athletics Celebrates New Hall of Fame Class, $1 Million Gift
Chapman University Athletics celebrated its 40th Night of Champions and Hall of Fame event with a $1 million gift and a tribute to an Olympian. At Night of Champions Oct. 20, the 2023 Chapman Athle
November 10, 2023
Legacy Donor Jane Clark’s $30,000 Gift Enriches Global Business Perspectives for Chapman Students
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November 6, 2023
Marybelle Musco Underwrites Contemporary Dance Series with Generous Gift
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November 2, 2023
Chapman’s Thompson Policy Institute on Disability Receives $2.5 Million Gift to Advance Inclusive Education
A $2.5 million gift from longtime donors Bill and Nancy Thompson to Chapman University’s Thompson Policy Institute (TPI) on Disability in the Attallah College of Educational Studies will make a t
October 26, 2023
Mark and Janet Hilbert Donate $1.1 Million of New Artwork to the Hilbert Museum of California Art
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October 17, 2023
Beckman Foundation Endows Science Scholarship at Schmid College
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October 3, 2023
Passing the Torch: Rolando Lights a Brighter Future
What do you do when your mother is an alumna of Chapman University and your grandfather was a gardener for the legendary Charles C. Chapman himself? You attend Chapman University, of course. Armed
October 2, 2023
$10 Million Gift from Argyros Family Elevates Argyros School to College
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September 25, 2023
Chapman Announces $15 Million Gift from Trustee Parker Kennedy
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August 25, 2023
Marybelle Musco Contemporary Dance Series to Debut at Musco Center
Debuting this fall on the main stage of the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts, a new dance series will feature three acclaimed professional dance companies: Mark Morris Dance Gro
June 21, 2023
Women of Chapman Endow Student Hardship Assistance Fund
With more than 80% of Chapman students receiving some sort of financial aid, many are just one personal crisis or unexpected bill away from needing to leave school. Women of Chapman is forever stre
June 8, 2023
$2.5 Million Gift to Chapman Supports Innovation Hub at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts
As Chapman University prepares students to lead in the entertainment industry, it’s essential to provide hands-on experience with next-generation technology, says Stephen Galloway, dean of Chapma
May 8, 2023
Chapman Family Donors Make a Collective Impact On Giving Day
Thanks to the enthusiasm of the Chapman Family, Chapman University’s fifth annual Giving Day was an unrivaled success. The 24-hour online fundraising event surpassed its goal of 1,000 donations o
April 28, 2023
Daily Bread: Donor Gift Supports Food Pantry at Chapman
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March 31, 2023
Hilbert Museum Breaks Ground on Expansion
The HIlbert Museum of California Art celebrated the official groundbreaking of its expansion on Feb. 15. The year-long construction project will triple the size of the museum, including additional
March 20, 2023
Breakthrough Research Offers Game-Changing Potential for Global Food Security
“We can now predict 100% of food crashes and recoveries three to six months ahead of time. This is going to save lives,” says Chapman University Presidential Fellow Joshua B. Fisher
The scientific advance may allow nations, the UN and humanitarian aid organizations to more efficiently direct resources to areas of drought and famine before those regions tip into full-blown crisis.
The researchers have received outreach from a number of actors who support humanitarian interventions, including the World Bank.
The model not only predicted every food crisis, but also the length and magnitude of each one.
Chapman Pharmacy Professors Lead Way in Precision Medicine
Pharmacogenomics – a part of precision medicine– uses a test that sequences a person’s genes to better customize medications for maximum impact and safety.
By looking at the DNA, the researchers can see who might be a good candidate for a certain drug versus not.
Their method uses DNA tests that “contain the equivalent of millions of tests in one,” the researchers say.
New Supercomputer Puts Chapman at the Cutting Edge of AI Research
The new computer system is the first community-operated supercomputer in the nation.
The new computer system is capable of performing 8 quadrillion calculations per second.
The computer cluster was donated by Nvidia Corp. to advance the goal of preparing more students from underserved communities and to help ensure that the region’s tech workforce is ready to thrive at the cutting edge of AI advances.
The project is due to Chapman’s participation in the CEO Leadership Alliance of Orange County, a working group that includes executives at some of the most influential high-tech companies in Orange County.
Crean College Students Teach Medical Skills to High School Students
Physician Assistant students provide much-needed medical training to high school students earning medical certificates.
“Our students are learning, the Chapman students are practicing their teaching skills and get to share their passion and knowledge with the next generation, and our whole community benefits. I think that’s what I love most about our program is bringing our community together.”
500+ high school students participated in the training event.
60+ healthcare professionals participated in the program.
Infinite Paths to Peace
Rabia Asif ’22 earns Shinnyo-en Fellowship, which supports post-undergraduate Chapman University alumni interested in peacebuilding and service.
A health sciences major with a pre-med emphasis and a minor in Spanish, Asif will work at Higher Ground for the next year as she prepares to take the MCAT in preparation for applying to medical school.
Asif is launching a literacy program at Higher Ground, an Anaheim organization whose mission is to provide mentorship and opportunity to at-risk and underserved youth.
Asif volunteered with School on Wheels, a non-profit that provides 1:1 virtual tutoring for youth displaced from homes. She also served at the Lestonnac Local Free Clinic in Old Towne Orange, which provides free medical services to community members who don’t have insurance.
Addressing Community Health
Alumna Gives Chapman Students a Leg Up as They Pursue Their Dream Careers in Health Care
In her role with Schmid College, Christine Crispen ’02 is helping all science students succeed, with a special focus on those applying to medical and other health schools.
The number of students identifying as first-generation in Schmid College has more than doubled from spring 2021 to 2022.
As assistant director for student success and pre-health advisor for Schmid College of Science and Technology, Crispen guides students in preparing for and applying to medical and professional health schools.
Chapman students have already benefited from the guidance of Crispen, who started working for Schmid College as a consultant during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Chapman Alumna Champions Neurodiversity in the Workplace
Tiffany (Payton) Jameson ’96 founded the boutique consultancy firm grit & flow, which guides organizations in making inclusive practices to create environments for all, but especially those who are neurodivergent (autism, ADHD, dyslexia, dysgraphia, learning differences) and disabled.
Among those diagnosed with autism, there is an 85% unemployment rate, and an even higher rate for those without college degrees.
Jameson is one of the founders of the NDGiFTS Movement, an organization that supports and celebrates neurodiversity in the workplace.
Jameson’s autistic son, Jacob, will graduate with the class of 2023.
Partnering in Health
The Chapman-CHOC Connection
Separated by barely a mile, Chapman University and Children’s Health of Orange County share a collaborative culture that brings the two communities even closer together.
CHOC provides Chapman students with internship opportunities and is among the top employers of Chapman graduates.
“The opportunity to improve the care of children is at the heart of everything we do. Whether in the lab, on the floor providing care or working with data, our job is to save lives,” says Louis Ehwerhemuepha (MS ’13, Ph.D. ’15), senior data scientist at CHOC.
Water-Wise Plants and Practices Are Growing at Chapman
By the end of this academic year, conversion to drought-tolerant landscaping is expected to save almost 485,000 gallons of water.
17,268 square feet of grass on the main campus in Orange will be converted to drought-tolerant landscaping.
Estimated annual water savings.
The initiative has led to wider discussions on conservation of resources and advocating for communities affected by issues of environmental justice.
Nobel Peace Laureate Nadia Murad Appointed as Chapman University Presidential Fellow
Survivor and human rights activist was also the keynote speaker at Commencement.
In 2016, Murad became the first United Nations Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking.
Won the 2018 Nobel Peace Prize for her advocacy for survivors of genocide and sexual violence.
“I am proud to serve as a Presidential Fellow at a university that is dedicated to seeking truth and fostering thoughtful global citizens,” said Murad.
For the first time in history, scientists unearth extraterrestrial culture on the international space station, led by Chapman University Professor Justin Walsh.
Researcher Justin Walsh is using archaeology’s methods of inquiry and analysis to reveal new understanding of human activity in space.
The researchers use daily photos to document material culture within the International Space Station.
“It’s a microsociety in a miniworld,” says Walsh.