"In honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday and MLK Day on January 16, 2017, OC Weekly devotes its “OC Speakly” podcast to Dr. King and his two speeches in Orange County: in 1961 in Memorial Hall at then-Chapman College, and in 1968 — sadly just a few weeks before his assassination — at the Anaheim Convention Center."
"Judy Richonne, a student in Chapman’s MA in War and Society program and a high school history teacher, is part of a team selected for the Normandy: Sacrifice for Freedom Albert H. Small Student and Teacher Institute, a program offered by National History Day."
"The end of the semester is drawing near, which means the holidays are approaching! To celebrate, Library student assistant Kenzie Saleh set up a festive display highlighting global holiday traditions throughout the year. "
"Since 2009, the interdisciplinary program has sent students to countries all over the African continent, from Bostwana to Uganda, thanks to a $1-million donation from an anonymous donor. The purpose of the program has been to share the work of NGOs operating in various countries across Africa."
"On the anniversary of Dr. King’s speech at Chapman, two alumni tell how that night still impacts their lives."
"On November 7th and 8th, students, staff, and faculty alike had the unique opportunity to participate in a workshop dedicated to contemporary papercuts. The workshops were lead by Reni Gower and Jorge Benitez, whose works are currently on display on the second floor of Argyros Forum in the exhibition Geometric Aljamía: A Cultural Transliteration."
"Chapman University highlighted its global education opportunities and accomplishments during the national celebration of International Education Week (November 14-18), a joint initiative of the U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education. "
"More than 300 people attended the summit, organized by Lisa Cupolo, director of Chapman’s Cognitive Diversity Project, with support from James Montgomery, managing director of March Capital Partners and a strong supporter of education."
"Chapman University’s nationally recognized Holocaust Education program and its Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library – part of the University’s Leatherby Libraries – have received a major gift that will further distinguish its reputation: the most complete collection in the world of primary and secondary source material on the life and times of Holocaust rescuers Oskar and Emilie Schindler."
"Chapman University is home away from home to more than 500 international students from 66 countries, and about 60 new and returning students from around the world gathered at the home of Bicky and Gurpreet Singh in Orange on Oct. 7 for a party that has become a yearly tradition."
College & University Presidents, Including Chapman's President Daniele Struppa, Call for U.S. to Uphold and Continue DACA
"As of Nov. 22 at 9 a.m. PST, more than 200 college and university presidents from public and private institutions across the U.S. have signed statement offering to meet with U.S. leaders on the issue."
"The Vietnam War is textbook material for the graduate students in history 500, Historical Approaches to War and Society. The students enrolled in the course taught in Chapman University’s new War and Society program are all too young to remember that conflict.
But for U.S. Army veteran Bill Little, one of several veterans who spoke to the class recently, the war’s legacy lingers, coloring his daily life."
"This fall, student artist Gabi Abrahamson is showcasing her thought-provoking work to the community through her exhibit, “All of Our Colors.” The exhibit includes strings of paper dolls that were displayed earlier this year, as well as student writings in addition to a series of her own reflective illustrations."
"As a former basketball player at Chapman University, Saturday Night Live actress Leslie Jones (Class of ’89) knows all about the rough and tumble of competitive sports. But nothing could have prepared her for the viciousness she faced just for starring in the female-cast reboot of the classic comedy Ghostbusters."
"The Leatherby Libraries is proud to host “External Peace”, a new art exhibit featuring artwork by refugees."
"Interested in traveling around the world making documentaries on a full scholarship in 2017? Join us for the International Documentary Scholarship Program (formerly Destination: Africa)"
The Art Collections Department at Chapman University joins the Getty’s Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA collaboration
"Chapman University’s project explores our campus’ own connection to Chicano history in Orange County. In 2014, Chapman University partnered with the Orange Barrio Historical Society and local artist Higgy Vasquez to restore a 34-year-old mural, El Proletariado de Aztlán , on the exterior of a former apartment complex adjacent to the university."
"Roughly 1% of the U.S. adult population are Muslims. The political and social scrutiny focused on this small group has led to major political figures advocating discriminatory practices based on religion alone. In Wave 3 of the Chapman University Survey of American Fears, we explored how Americans as a whole view Muslims."
"With October being Dyslexia Awareness Month, the Leatherby Libraries has put together a display case in the lobby as well as honors the 2nd Annual Dyslexia Summit, “Cognitive Diversity Conference: Embracing Difference” occurring later this month."
"Want to get $5000 to make a documentary film about a meaningful topic? Check out Community Voices, and spend this Spring making social issue documentary films that change the world."
"Members of the military who lost homes to foreclosure while deployed. A grandmother confined to the bedroom of her own house by a drug-using relative. A veteran ravaged by post-traumatic stress syndrome denied benefits after receiving a dishonorable discharge.
These are some of the sorts of cases handled pro bono, or free of charge, for local residents and others by Chapman University’s Military and Veterans’ Law Institute and the Alona Cortese Elder Law Center, two of more than a half-dozen institutes and clinics that offer assistance from staff lawyers and law students at the Fowler School of Law to those unable to afford the legal help they need."
"A D.C. internship expands the horizons of Environmental Science and Policy student Leah Thomas ’17 as she does the same for young visitors."
"Chapman University’s Fish Interfaith Center and Leatherby Libraries are partnering in an initiative to forge closer ties with Orange County’s Muslim and Muslim-American communities — and the first evidence of that nascent partnership was on display at a recent luncheon of the Minaret Business Organization (MBO) held at the Interfaith Center."
"The program is called Stop the Hate, an initiative of the national nonprofit organization Campus Pride. It equips campuses with anti-hate educational resources and tools to help them prevent hate crime and bias incidents. A team of Chapman staff people became certified Stop the Hate trainers through a three-day series of seminars and now in turn is offering workshops on campus."
"Padres Unidos — the grassroots Santa Ana-based nonprofit organization dedicated to serving low-income Hispanic families in Orange County through a variety of child, youth and family services – will honor Chapman Chancellor and President-Designate Daniele Struppa, Ph.D., with their Community Partner Award at a “Celebrating Our Partners” fiesta and luncheon on August 13."
"Sometimes seemingly small things can make a big difference in the school lives of children of military families, says Kris De Pedro, Ph.D., assistant professor in the College of Educational Studies. Think friendship gardens and regular guest speakers from the local military base.
Those were just a couple of the myriad topics De Pedro brought to the conversation as a participant in the Operation Educate the Educators conference, an event organized by the White House’s Joining Forces initiative launched in 2011 by First Lady Michelle Obama and Dr. Jill Biden."
"To welcome more of the underrepresented, Chapman must change the realities that drive perceptions. The Diversity Project takes up that challenge."
"On Sunday, May 29, 2016, the Chapman community not only praised the festivities of the Musco World Cafe, “The Heartbeat of Mexico,” it also symbolized the opening of a brand new exhibit in the Leatherby Libraries. Located on the first and second floors of the library, ¡Viva el Mariachi Femenil! is presented by the Mariachi Women’s Foundation and depicts the history of women in mariachi music from 1903 to 2016."
"Sandra Robbie couldn't believe it took her so long to learn about Mendez vs. Westminster.
She grew up in a Mexican American family in Westminster in the 1960s and 1970s, but never heard about the landmark case that not only ended school segregation in her hometown but also laid the groundwork for desegregation across the United States.
It was only in 1997, when the Mendez School in Santa Ana was being built, that she learned the story."