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Investiture Ceremony

Musco Dancer

The Inauguration of Dr. Daniele C. Struppa as Chapman University's Thirteenth President welcomes guests and friends from around the globe. This historic event draws on the treasured traditions and pageantry of higher education through the ages, and represents a formal passing of the torch from Dr. James L. Doti, who served as Chapman's president from 1991 to 2016.  

The formal investiture will begin at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, September 30, 2016, in the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts. A prosecco toast on the Bette and Wylie Aitken Arts Plaza will follow the investiture.

PLEASE NOTE: There has been an overwhelming and unprecedented request for seating at President Struppa’s Investiture Ceremony on Friday, September 30. Unfortunately, we have reached maximum capacity in Musco Center for the Arts. To accommodate all additional requests, we will be simulcasting the ceremony in Memorial Hall Chapman Auditorium, Folino Theater in Knott Studios and Argyros Forum Student Union on our campus in Orange and at our Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine. We hope you will join us for this historic event in Chapman history.


Inauguration Week Activities

Sunday, September 25  

+ - 7 p.m. - An Evening with Leslie Odom, Jr.

Join Chapman University Program Board (UPB) in kicking off President Struppa's Weeklong Inaugural Celebration with the help of Broadway and television superstar Leslie Odom, Jr.!

Odom is an award-winning actor, singer and dancer, with a long list of credits to his name -- perhaps none more impressive than his Tony Award-winning role as Aaron Burr in the smash hit Hamilton.

This performance is currently reserved out; however, a limited number of stand-by tickets will be available.  A stand-by line for any unused seats will be formed sixty minutes before curtain.

Location: Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts

Monday, September 26  

+ - 4 p.m. - Chapman Faculty Celebrate the Inauguration

This event offers faculty an “open mic” opportunity to reflect on Daniele’s impact as chancellor and potentiality as president.

Location: Marvin W. Meyer Athenaeum, Argyros Forum, Room 310

Business or business casual. Men: no tie required. Ladies: casual dress or slack/blouse combo fine.

Open to Chapman faculty, faculty emeriti and invited guests.

+ - 6 p.m. - Guest Lecture by Poetry Scholar and Critic Marjorie Perloff, Ph.D.

Language in Exile: Reflections on the Autobiography of Elias Canetti

In his autobiography, The Tongue Set Free, the Nobel prize-winning author, Elias Canetti (1905-94) shows us how difficult it is for an exile writer to find his own tongue, a language in which he can be at home.  Born in Bulgaria, on the margins of the Austro-Hungarian Empire before World War I, he spoke Ladino with his Jewish Sephardic parents, Rumanian to the servants, and overheard his parents speaking their secret language, German, which they had acquired in the Vienna of their youth.  When the family moved to Manchester, England, he became fluent in English.  But after his father’s untimely death, the young boy moved to Vienna with his mother and she made him learn German overnight.  Austrian-German was to remain the language Canetti wrote in but when Hitler came, he had to flee and settled in England.  Which, then, was his “native” language?  And how does the exile find his “true” roots?  These questions are the subject of my paper.  – Marjorie Perloff

Dr. Perloff will be available for a meet-and-greet and book-signing of her new book, Edge of Irony: Modernism in the Shadow of the Habsburg Empire,  following her lecture.

Location: The William and Willa Dean Lyon Conference Center, Argyros Forum 209 

Business or business casual. Men: no tie required. Ladies: casual dress or slack/blouse combo fine.

Open to Chapman faculty, faculty emeriti, students, staff and invited guests.


Majorie Perloff

Marjorie Perloff was born Gabriele Mintz into a cultured and largely assimilated Jewish family in Vienna. In the immediate aftermath of the Anschluss, Gabriele, then six years old, her parents, and older brother escaped from Vienna to Switzerland and later emigrated to the United States. Dr. Perloff graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa from Barnard College and earned a Ph.D. from Catholic University.

A prolific and often groundbreaking scholar, Dr. Perloff has written more than a dozen books, including works on the poets W.B. Yeats, Robert Lowell, and Frank O’Hara, and on post-modern literature and art. Her book, Differentials: Poetry, Poetics, Pedagogy, published in 2004, received the Robert Penn Warren Prize in 2005.

Dr. Perloff has served as President of the Modern Language Association and the American Comparative Literature Association and is an elected Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and the American Philosophical Society. She received an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from Chapman University in May 2015.

Tuesday, September 27

+ - 11:30 a.m. - Reception and Lunch: An Afternoon of Educational Engagement

This event brings leaders from Southern California high schools and colleges to campus for a unique opportunity to meet new Chapman University President Daniele C. Struppa days before his Inauguration and to hear his vision for Chapman’s future. 

Location: The William and Willa Dean Lyon Conference Center, Argyros Forum 209 

Business or business casual. Men: no tie required. Ladies: casual dress or slack/blouse combo fine.

Invited guests only.

 

+ - 3 p.m. - Let’s Do Ice Cream!

It’s a good old-fashioned Old Towne Ice Cream Social with all the toppings, hosted by the Old Towne Preservation Association. Best of all, everyone from the local community is invited to enjoy the party as we welcome new Chapman President Daniele C. Struppa.

Location: George H.W. Bush Conference Center, Beckman Hall 404

Admission is free.

+ - 7 p.m. - An Evening of Appreciation for Home Communities

President Daniele C. Struppa welcomes local civic, business, residential, religious and government leaders to campus for a reception and dinner acknowledging their role in shaping Chapman University’s success. President Struppa will also share his vision for Chapman’s future, and its continuing critical partnership with its neighbors.

Location: Merle E. and Majorie J. Fish Interfaith Center

Business or business casual. Men: no tie required. Ladies: casual dress or slack/blouse combo fine.

Invited guests only.

Wednesday, September 28

+ - 7:30 a.m. – Continental Breakfast / 8 a.m. – The Concept of Holism Conference

Wallace all-faiths chapel

Please note: There has been a shift in the conference start time to 8 a.m.

The notion of “causation” is fundamental to what it means to understand. In scientific disciplines, “causes” range from the reductive kind to the more holistic kind, and researchers from Chapman made significant contributions in understanding the subject.

This conference will explore the implications of these ways to see causation for many disciplines – psychology, philosophy, education, the arts and more.  Some of the most creative thinkers from a variety of disciplines will participate, including Yakir Aharonov, Ph.D., recipient of the National Medal of Science and professor in Chapman’s Institute for Quantum Studies and Schmid College of Science and Technology, Paul Davies, Ph.D., physicist, author, a professor at Arizona State University, as well as the Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science, Professor Andrew Briggs, the inaugural holder of the chair of nanomaterials at the University of Oxford, and many others.

Location: Merle E. and Majorie J. Fish Interfaith Center

Business or business casual. Men: no tie required. Ladies: casual dress or slack/blouse combo fine.

Admission is free but a ticket and RSVP will be required for entrance to the event.


Schedule

7:30–8 a.m. - Continental Breakfast

  • Michael Pace: Morning Introductions

8–8:45 a.m. - Paul Davies: Introductory Remarks

8:45–9:30 a.m. - Alyssa Ney: Separability, Locality and Higher Dimensions in Quantum Mechanics

9:30–9:45 a.m. - Break

9:45–10:30 a.m. - Amir Raz: The Brain Correlates of Consciousness: Insights from Research on Higher Brain Functions

10:30–11:15 a.m. - Karma Lekshe Tsomo: (Title to come)

11:15–noon - Yakir Aharonov and Jeff Tollaksen: The Flow of Time in Quantum Mechanics

noon–1:15 p.m. - Lunch

  • Nancy Martin: Afternoon Introductions

1:30–2:15 p.m. - Andrew Briggs: Unreasonable Effectiveness of Curiosity

2:15–3 p.m. - Richard Rose: The Lord's Prayer as an Example of Top-Down Agency in a Christian Cosmology

3–3:45 p.m. - Roundtable discussion moderated by Paul Davies, with Yakir Aharonov, Alyssa Ney, Roger Penrose, Amir Raz, Richard Rose, Jeff Tollaksen and Karma Lekshe Tsomo

4–5 p.m. - Roger Penrose: Capstone Address


Yakir Aharonov

Yakir Aharonov, Ph.D., is professor of theoretical physics at Chapman University, where he holds the James J. Farley Professorship in Natural Philosophy. Considered one of the most highly regarded scientists in the world, Dr. Aharonov received the prestigious Wolf Prize in 1998 for his co-discovery of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect, one of the cornerstones of modern physics, and the National Medal of Science award from President Barack Obama in 2009.

Prior to coming to Chapman University in 2008, Dr. Aharonov served on the faculties of Brandeis University, Yeshiva University, Tel Aviv University, the University of South Carolina and George Mason University. He holds the title of emeritus professor from Tel Aviv University.

Paul Davies

Paul Davies, Ph.D., is an English physicist, author, and broadcaster, a professor at Arizona State University as well as the Director of BEYOND: Center for Fundamental Concepts in Science. He is affiliated with the Institute for Quantum Studies at Chapman University and has held previous academic appointments at the University of Cambridge, University College London, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, University of Adelaide and Macquarie University. His research interests are in the fields of cosmology, quantum field theory, and astrobiology. In 2005, he took up the chair of the SETI: Post-Detection Science and Technology Taskgroup of the International Academy of Astronautics. He is also an adviser to the Microbes Mind Forum.

Davies' inquiries have included theoretical physics, cosmology, and astrobiology; his research has been mainly in the area of quantum field theory in curved spacetime. His notable contributions are the Fulling–Davies–Unruh effect, which proposes an observer accelerating through empty space will perceive a bath of thermal radiation, and the Bunch–Davies vacuum state, which is often used as the basis for explaining the fluctuations in the cosmic background radiation left over from the big bang. He is also the principal investigator at ASU’s Center for Convergence of Physical Science and Cancer Biology, which is part of a program established by the National Institutes of Health's National Cancer Institute to involve physicists in cancer research.

Davies' talent as a communicator of science has been recognized in Australia by an Advance Australia Award and two Eureka Prizes, and in the UK by the 2001 Kelvin Medal and Prize by the Institute of Physics, and the 2002 Faraday Prize by The Royal Society. He also received the Templeton Prize in 1995. The asteroid 6870 Pauldavies is named after him.

Alyssa Ney

Alyssa Ney, Ph.D. is associate professor of philosophy at the University of California, Davis, where she has taught since July 2015. Prior to that, she taught at the University of Rochester for ten years and holds an M.A. and Ph.D. in philosophy from Brown University and a B.S. in physics and philosophy from Tulane University. Ney’s research examines what our best fundamental physical theories can tell us about the world. Most recently, she has been engaged with interpretations of quantum theories. In a series of articles, she explores and defends the view that quantum entanglement may suggest that the world we inhabit is not fundamentally constituted by a collection of objects in three-dimensional space, but rather a field spread out in a much-higher-dimensional space. She acknowledges that quantum theory forces us to substantially revise our fundamental picture of the world and this is an exciting option worth exploring. In her work, Ney continues to explore how to fit facts about the mind and consciousness into the picture presented to us by our best physical theories, defending a staunch reductionism about mental phenomena, however arguing that this leaves open a number of interesting metaphysical questions.

Amir Raz

Amir Raz, Ph.D., ABPH

  • Canada Research Chair in the Faculty of Medicine, McGill University
  • Department(s) of Psychiatry (Neurology & Neurosurgery, and Psychology)
  • Senior Researcher, Lady Davis Institute for Medical Research Institute for Community and Family Psychiatry at the Jewish General Hospital
  • Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Karma Lekshe

Karma Lekshe Tsomo, Ph.D., a specialist in Buddhist studies, has taught at the University of San Diego since 2000. She offers classes in Buddhist Thought and Culture, World Religions, Comparative Religious Ethics, Religious, and Political Identities in the Global Community, and Negotiating Religious Diversity in India. Her research interests include women in Buddhism, death and dying, Buddhist feminist ethics, Buddhism and bioethics, religion and politics, and Buddhist transnationalism. She integrates scholarship and social activism through the Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women and Jamyang Foundation, an innovative education project for women in developing countries, with 15 schools in the Indian Himalayas, Bangladesh, and Laos.

Richard Rose

Richard A. Rose, Ph.D. is a Professor of Religion and Philosophy at the University of La Verne. He completed the Master of Divinity degree at Howard University School of Divinity and received his Ph.D. degree from the Claremont Graduate School. His dissertation is titled ³Howard Thurman¹s Life and Thought: Implications for Religious Pluralism and Interfaith Dialogue.² In addition to his faculty position, Dr. Roseserves as the Director for the University of La Verne¹s Ecumenical Center for Black Church Studies Program; through satellite locations, non-traditional age students earn their B.A. degree in an ecumenical setting. He is an ordained Elder in the African Methodist Episcopal Church and is the Assistant Pastor at Christ Our Redeemer A.M.E. Church in Irvine, CA. Dr. Rose is a founding member of the Southern California Committee for a Parliament of the World¹s Religions and serves on its Board of Directors.

His current research examines trends in the training of clergy as it relates to Interfaith dialogue and Religious Pluralism. His most recent publication, 7 MEDITATIONS ON THE LORD¹S PRAYER, shows how this Christian prayer corresponds to the chakra energy centers and is in essence Jesus¹s instructions for spiritual enlightenment.

+ - 4-5 p.m. - Capstone Address by Sir Roger Penrose

Moderated by Dr. Paul Davies 


“Although I'm regarded as a dangerous radical by particle physicists . . . ,
I'm definitely a conservative compared to Roger Penrose.”
- Stephen Hawking

In 1990, when Sir Roger Penrose and Stuart Hameroff put forth the theory that consciousness in the brain originates from processes inside neurons, rather than from connections between neurons, it fell far outside the conventional view. Known as “orchestrated objective reduction,” the theory – with roots in quantum mechanics – was harshly criticized by mathematicians, philosophers and scientists who considered it to be a poor model of brain physiology.

Sir Roger Penrose, who has been called one of the most eminent figures in the world of physics today, continues to espouse ideas that have as many strong, vocal detractors as steadfast proponents.

In his thought-provoking new book, Fashion, Faith, and Fantasy in the New Physics of the Universe, Penrose suggests that fashion, faith and fantasy – which may actually be productive, if not essential in physics – could be blindly leading researchers adrift in three of the field's most important areas -- string theory, quantum mechanics and cosmology. In the book, scheduled for release on September 16, Penrose goes even further when he argues that researchers exploring the edges of physics are just as likely to be swayed by these everyday influences as anyone else.

Finally, Penrose demonstrates how fashion, faith, and fantasy have defined his own work, “from twistor theory, an alternative to string theory that is starting to achieve a fashionable status, to ‘conformal cyclic cosmology’ – a notion so outrageous that it could be called ‘conformal crazy cosmology.’”

To many, the ideas Penrose proposes in his new book, represent a radical challenge to some of the most significant developments in physics today.

Sir Roger Penrose’s capstone address promises to be as provocative as it is insightful – clearly, a rare event not to be missed.

Dr. Penrose’s address will be of a general nature and does not require prior expertise.

Location: Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts

Business or business casual. Men: no tie required. Ladies: casual dress or slack/blouse combo fine.

Admission is free but a ticket and RSVP will be required for entrance to the event.


Roger Penrose

Sir Roger Penrose is an English mathematical physicist, mathematician and philosopher of science. Dr. Penrose is particularly known for his contributions to general relativity and cosmology.

He is the Emeritus Rouse Ball Professor of Mathematics at the Mathematical Institute of the University of Oxford, an Emeritus Fellow of Wadham College and the author of several books on the connection between fundamental physics and consciousness. In 1988, Dr. Penrose shared the prestigious Wolf Foundation Prize for Physics with Stephen Hawking, for their contributions to our understanding of the universe. Dr. Penrose is also the recipient of many other awards including the Copley Medal; Albert Einstein Medal; De Morgan Medal; Royal Medal; Dirac Medal of the Institute of Physics; and Dirac Medal for the Advancement of Theoretical Physics.

+ - 7:30 p.m. - Through the Window of Consciousness: An Interdisciplinary Exploration

This provocative and far-ranging discussion brings to the stage high-profile leaders from the worlds of technology, academia and business. Panelists will explore the ways in which consciousness illuminates their disciplines and work – and how it influences our lives and our perceptions of the world around us.

Several of our guests have written books, which will be for sale after the presentation. Most panelists also will be available for a meet-and-greet.

Location: Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts

Business or business casual. Men: no tie required. Ladies: casual dress or slack/blouse combo fine.

Admission is free but a ticket and RSVP will be required for entrance to the event.


Laura Glynn

Moderator: Laura Glynn, Ph.D. Chapman faculty member Laura Glynn’s interdisciplinary research examines the interplay between biological, psychosocial and behavioral processes in human pregnancy and the influences of these processes on fetal/child development.

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Carolyn Forché is the author of four books of poetry, and the editor of two best-selling poetry anthologies, Against Forgetting and Poetry of Witness: The Tradition in English: 1500-2001. Her poetry books include Gathering the Tribes, The Country Between Us, The Angel of History Blue Hour, and forthcoming, In the Lateness of the World. She has translated the works of Claribel Alegrîa, Robert Denos, and Mahmoud Darwish, among others.

Widely honored, Forché received the Edita and Ira Morris Hiroshima Foundation Award for Peace and Culture in Stockholm, a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and most recently, The Academy of American Poets Fellowship in Poetry. She has taught writing and literature for 40 years, and her work has been translated into more than 20 languages. She is a University Professor at Georgetown University, where she also directs the Lannan Center for Poetics and Social Practice.

Gopi Kallayil

Gopi Kallayil is chief evangelist for Brand Marketing at Google, and author of The Internet to the Inner-Net. He led the marketing team in the Americas and Asia Pacific for Google’s flagship advertising product, AdWords; and the marketing team for AdSense, Google’s publisher-facing product. He is an avid yoga practitioner, triathlete, public speaker, global traveler and Burning Man devotee. He has spoken at TEDx, Renaissance Weekend, The World Peace Festival and Wisdom 2.0. He hosts a TV program on cable and YouTube called Change Makers.

McCarty

Keith McCarty is a Chapman alumnus, and one of the founding team members of Yammer, where he grew sales and marketing from one person to more than 350 employees globally; it was acquired by Microsoft in 2012 for $1.2 billion. Recently he founded EAZE, an on-demand delivery service for the $1.5 billion cannabis industry.

Pedro Noguera

Pedro Noguera, Ph.D. is a Distinguished Professor of Education in the Graduate School of Education and Information Sciences at UCLA. His research focuses on the ways in which schools are influenced by social and economic conditions, as well as by demographic trends in local, regional and global contexts.  He is the author of eleven books and over 200 articles and monographs. He serves on the boards of numerous national and local organizations and appears as a regular commentator on educational issues on CNN, MSNBC, National Public Radio, and other national news outlets.

Prior to joining the faculty at UCLA he served as a tenured professor and holder of endowed chairs at New York University (2003 – 2015) Harvard University (2000 – 2003) and the University of California, Berkeley (1990 – 2000). From 2009 – 2012 he served as a Trustee for the State University of New York (SUNY) as an appointee of the Governor. In 2014 he was elected to the National Academy of Education. Noguera recently received awards from the Center for the Advanced Study of the Behavioral Sciences, from the National Association of Secondary Principals, and from the McSilver Institute at NYU for his research and advocacy efforts aimed at fighting poverty.

Syeed

Najeeba Syeed is a professor at Claremont School of Theology and director of the Center for Global Peacebuilding. She holds a J.D. from Indiana University School of Law. She is recognized as a leader in peacebuilding and twice received the Jon Anson Ford Award for reducing violence in schools and in the area of interracial gang conflicts and was named Southern California Mediation Association’s “Peacemaker of the Year” in 2007. Her track record as a peacemaker has made her a sought-after advisor for state, federal and White House initiatives, and for international conflicts in Guam, Afghanistan, Israel, Palestine, India and France.

She was formerly the executive director of the Western Justice Center Foundation founded by Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Judge Dorothy Nelson; previous to that appointment she was the executive director of the Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center. Under her directorship the organizations grew significantly in the areas of school-based interracial conflict resolution, anti-bullying initiatives, cross-cultural conflict resolution training, officer-involved shooting community/police mediation, and gang intervention community engaged design.

Thursday, September 29

+ - 7:30 p.m. - A Celebration of Creativity in the Arts

dancer in redThis evening will feature artistic collaborations between Chapman faculty in music, dance, theatre and literature, centered on a magnificent poem by Giacomo Leopardi cherished by many Italians, and in a special way by our own President Daniele Struppa, whose wide academic interests often eloquently marry, like Leopardi’s, the sciences with humanities and the arts. The powerful lyricism of Werner Herzog’s cinema provides a perfect example of how artistic sensibility and rigorous investigation can result in masterpieces advancing collective consciousness.


L’infinito / The Infinite: a poem by Italy’s greatest modern poet Giacomo Leopardi, recited with dance Spoken word: Federico Pacchioni, Ph.D., associate professor of Italian Choreography: Alicia Guy, associate professor of dance

E il naufragar m’è dolce in questo mare
Composer: Sean Heim, Ph. D., director of music theory/composition

Musical quotes from Mahler and Jimi Hendrix, golden ratios, Tibetan Buddhist chants, Pythagoras, the language of nature meld together to reflect on the shared experiences, common interests and many meaningful conversations between Sean Heim and Daniele Struppa over the years.

Werner Herzog

A Conversation with Werner Herzog
Moderator: Tamiko Washington, associate professor of theatre

Werner Herzog has been called the most daring, visionary and dangerous filmmaker of our lifetime. Highly influential and enormously prolific, he has taken his camera to unfamiliar landscapes – places no other director would go – and told stories in ways no one else has ever dared, in acclaimed films such as Aguirre: The Wrath of God, Fitzcarraldo and Grizzly Man.

Fiat Lux (Latin for “Let there be light”)
Choreography: Alicia Guy, associate professor of dance
Music: Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 5, Adagietto

Fiat Lux, set to music by Gustav Mahler, is inspired by and dedicated to Daniele Struppa. The choreography is symbolic of Daniele’s journey through academia and the relationships he has created and fostered along the way.

Location: Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts

Business or business casual. Men: no tie required. Ladies: casual dress or slack/blouse combo fine.

This event is currently sold out; however, a limited number of stand-by tickets will be available.  A stand-by line for any unused seats will be formed sixty minutes before curtain.

 
Friday, September 30

+ - 9 a.m. - Continental Breakfast / 10 a.m. - Interfaith Service

The Fish Interfaith Center invites you to join interfaith leaders from throughout the region for an innovative service of blessing upon Daniele C. Struppa, Ph.D., upon his Inauguration as the Thirteenth President of Chapman University.

Continental breakfast served at 9 a.m., followed by the service at 10 a.m.

Chapman University is a pioneering leader in interfaith relations on university campuses, and we celebrate interfaith partnerships while also following the tradition of holding a religious service to mark the presidency at its Inauguration.

Location: Merle E. and Majorie J. Fish Interfaith Center

Business or business casual. Men: no tie required. Ladies: casual dress or slack/blouse combo fine.

Admission is free but a ticket and RSVP will be required for entrance to the event.

 

+ - Noon - President’s Picnic

Attallah PiazzaJoin the Chapman Community as we celebrate this historic day at the President’s Picnic. The celebration will include performances by Chapman student organizations and a welcome by President Daniele C. Struppa.  Meet President Struppa’s family, wife, Dr. Lisa Sparks, Inaugural Dean of the School of Communication, son, Alessandro and daughters, Elena, Arianna and Athena. 

Location: Fahmy Attallah, Ph.D. Piazza

Admission is free.

+ - 2:30 p.m. - Investiture Ceremony

Drawing on the treasured traditions and pageantry of higher education, this event will be the formal investiture of the office and responsibilities to newly inaugurated President Daniele C. Struppa.  

There will be a prosecco toast to the new president immediately following the ceremony.

Location: Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts

Business attire

Invited guests only.

PLEASE NOTE: There has been an overwhelming and unprecedented request for seating at President Struppa’s Investiture Ceremony on Friday, September 30. Unfortunately, we have reached maximum capacity in Musco Center for the Arts. To accommodate all additional requests, we will be simulcasting the ceremony in Memorial Hall Chapman Auditorium, Folino Theater in Knott Studios and Argyros Forum Student Union on our campus in Orange and at our Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine. We hope you will join us for this historic event in Chapman history.

+ - 4:15-5:15 p.m. - President’s Circle Cocktail Reception

This will be President Daniele C. Struppa’s inaugural event for the University’s leadership donors. He will engage with parents, alumni and friends who have supported the Chapman Fund, Chapman’s annual scholarship, and greatest needs campaign.

Location: Marvin W. Meyer Athenaeum, Argyros Forum, Room 310

Business or business casual. Men: no tie required. Ladies: casual dress or slack/blouse combo fine.

Invited guests only.

Saturday, October 1, and Sunday, October 2

+ - Chapman Family Homecoming Activities

homecoming crowd

The Chapman Family Homecoming Celebration is a weekend filled with opportunities to demonstrate our Panther Pride. There will be reunions, programs for parents and families, faculty master classes, the annual Chili Cook-Off, and of course, the homecoming football game.

More information can be found at the Chapman Family Homecoming website.

Contact Us

For Event Specifics:

General Line
(714) 628-2828
inauguration@chapman.edu

For Media Questions:

Mary Platt
Director of Communications and Media Relations
(714) 628-7271
platt@chapman.edu