• Discover Research & Arts Week
  • Discover Research & Arts Week
  • Discover Research & Arts Week
  • Discover Research & Arts Week
  • Discover Research & Arts Week

Office of Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity


DRAW – Discover Research & Arts Week

» DRAW- Discover Research & Arts Week

DRAW is a distinctive weeklong exploration that nourishes the inquiring, ethical, and productive lives we seek to lead as global citizens. DRAW represents the combination of people, ideas, and expertise across areas of study at Chapman University as we create new knowledge together. We will engage with each other as scholars, teachers, students, and lifelong learners and explore the exciting and important research and creative activity going on at Chapman University to find inspiration and momentum in every direction. As you draw your own path through this week, discover the opportunities, programs, and people that will help you create your future!

 

2016 CU Student Research Day

 

                                 

+ - Monday, October 2nd

 

My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County

7:00a-10:00pm - Henley Galleria, 2nd Floor of Argyros Forum *
Art Collections Department
Stop by the exhibition in the Henley Galleria of Argyros Forum to learn more about Orange County Chicano muralist Emigdio Vasquez and the Chicano Movement.

 

Fund Your Dreams: External Fellowships and Scholarships for Students

10:30-11:30am - Argyros Forum 209A *
The Office of Fellowships and Scholar Programs
Join us for an information session about scholarships and fellowships to learn more about the opportunities that can help ambitious students fund study, teaching, research abroad, summer language programs, graduate school, and much more.

 

Visualize This: Contemporary Art on Campus!

11:00-11:45 a.m. - Meet in Beckman Hall Lobby *
Art Collections Department 
Tour the Escalette Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art on the main campus of Chapman University.

 

Draw the Curtain: How Does an Idea Become a Play?


11:00am-12:00pm - Argyros Forum 209C *
School of Communication and College of Performing Arts 
Join us for a glimpse into how an idea becomes a full stage production! A Chapman University student playwright and a Chapman dramaturg will discuss the process of conceptualizing, writing, developing, and producing a new stage play. The session includes a reading from this new work and audience discussion of the play and the process of writing and staging.

 

Lunch with a Professor

11:30am-1:30 p.m. - Randall Dining Commons ***
OURCA, Dean of Students, Residence Life, and First Year Experience  
Have a conversation with your professor over lunch! Visit www.chapman.edu/OURCA to register for a free meal voucher.

 

Art Exhibition: Emigdio Vasquez & Contemporary Chicana/o Artists


12:00-5:00pm - Guggenheim Gallery *
Art Collections Department
Join us in the Guggenheim Gallery to see Orange County muralist Emigdio Vasquez's works on canvas alongside contemporary Chicana/o artists.

 

Inside the Artist's Studio: Cynthia Herrera 


1:00-2:00pm - Moulton Hall 213 *
Art Collections Department 
Join us in the gallery to hear contemporary Chicana artist Cynthia Herrera speak about the creation of her experiential work for My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County.

 

Behind the Curtain: Student Documentary Screening

1:00-2:00pm - Argyros Forum 209A *
Dodge College Documentary Center 
Watch a documentary film produced in Dodge College's documentary film program, featuring the student and faculty mentor in a question-and-answer session following the screening. Participants are encouraged to bring lunch. 


Tabula Poetica: Poetry Talk by Ada Limón 


2:30-3:45 p.m. - Wilkinson Foundes Chapel *
Department of English, Leatherby Libraries, Poets & Writers
Hear renowned poet Ada Limón, author of Bright Dead Things, talk about the art and craft of poetry.

 

State of Research & Creative Activity

4:00-5:30 p.m. - Beckman Hall 404 *
Office of Research 
Join Vice President for Research Tom Piechota and other campus leaders to hear about the annual activities that represent Chapman’s ongoing growth and a peek into exciting initiatives around research and creative activity.

 

Graduate Student Opportunities for Research & Creative Activity


6:00-7:00pm - Argyros Forum 209A **
Office of Graduate Education
This session provides graduate students with ways to get involved in research and creative activity and to build projects, presentations, and publications that will be the strong foundation for a career.

 

Tabula Poetica: Poetry Reading by Ada Limón


7:00-8:30 p.m. - Center for American War Letters *
Department of English, Leatherby Libraries, Poets & Writers Join the literary community of Chapman University for a reading by renowned poet Ada Limón, author of Bright Dead Things, and a reception hosted by Leatherby Libraries in the unique Center for American War Letters Archive.

 

The Chapman Orchestra & Pacific Symphony Together!


7:00-10:00pm - Memorial Hall *
College of Performing Arts
Watch our own Chapman Orchestra in rehearsal with members of the Pacific Symphony performing Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, conducted by Maestro Carl St. Clair.

 

 *Open to Faculty, Students, and Public ** Open to Students *** Open to Students and Faculty **** Open to Faculty 

+ - Tuesday, October 3rd

My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County


7:00 a.m.-10:00pm - Henley Galleria, 2nd Floor of Arygros Forum *
Art Collections Department
Stop by the exhibition in the Henley Galleria of Argyros Forum to learn more about Orange County Chicano muralist Emigdio Vasquez and the Chicano Movement.

 

Bolstering Outside Partnerships- Working with Industry, Foundations, and Outside Organizations

11:00 a.m.-12:00pm - Argyros Forum 209A **
Office of Research 
The Office of Research will share opportunities for building partnerships beyond campus.

 

Lunch with a Professor

11:30 a.m.-1:30pm - Randall Dining Commons ***
OURCA, Dead on Students, Residence Life and First Year Experience
Have a conversation with your professor over lunch! Visit www.chapman.edu/OURCA to register for a free meal voucher

 


Art Exhibition: Emigdio Vasquez & Contemporary Chicana/o Artists

12:00-5:00pm - Guggenheim Gallery *
Art Collections Department 
Join us in the Guggenheim Gallery to see Orange County muralist Emigdio Vasquez's works on canvas alongside contemporary Chicana/o artists.


Show your Work: Pitching and Presenting 


1:30-3:00pm - Argyros Forum 209C **
OURCA
Learn strategies that can be applied across academic disciplines for writing abstracts, sharing your research and creative activity with others through conference presentations, and working toward publication.


Strategies for Getting Involved in Undergraduate Research & Creative Activity


4:00-5:00pm - Argyros Forum 209C **
OURCA, Schmid College of Science and Technology, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 
Find out from fellow undergraduate researchers and creative scholars how to get involved in research & creative activity on campus. Learn how to identify faculty mentors, determine your interests, and choose or create a project. Find out how to draw your path to presentations and even publication in a journal.

 
Show Your Work: From Project to Career


4:00-6:50 p.m. - Argyros Forum 209A **
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
This session will help participants build Linkedin profiles, write resumeés and cover letters, and design a personal brand that showcases accomplishments, skills, and research and creative activity. While designed especially for graduate students (who should register for this GUS 530 workshop on my.chapman.edu), all others are welcome to join this session and should RSVP to Graduate Programs Coordinator Allison DeVries at devries@chapman.edu.


Discover Faculty-Mentor Research in Crean


5:30-8:00pm - Beckman Hall 404 ***
Crean College of Health & Behavioral Sciences 
At this faculty poster session, undergraduate students will explore Crean College's research opportunities on both the Orange and Rinker campuses. A dinner will follow so that students can discover more about their research lab of choice. Ticketed event. Contact Monica Cataldo at mcataldo@chapman.edu for ticket information.


Science on Tap: Pro-Intersections of Art & Science with Artist Lia Halloran


6:00-7:00pm - Provisions on Glassell Street *
Schmid College of Science and Technology
Science on Tap is a series of casual moderated discussions featuring experts who explore the intersection of science and culture. This lively event featuring visual artist Lia Halloran welcomes science lovers and novices in the community to enjoy good beverages, good food, and fascinating conversation. Join us at Provisions Market in Orange!

 

How to Confront Climate Change: Lessons fromt eh U'wa Nation's Struggle to Defend the Earth 


6:00-8:00pm - Cross Cultural Center *
Political Science, Peace Studies, MAIS, Latinx and Latin American Studies, Enviornmental Science and Policy. Chapman Feminists, Chapman oxfam, UC Irvine Community Resilience Project 
Aura Tegría Cristancho is a young indigenous lawyer from Colombia’s U’wa Nation, a people that have successfully fought off oil companies and protected sacred sites in what is now northeastern Colombia. Come here about the struggle for indigenous land rights, protection of sacred natural areas, intercultural and international solidarity, and security for Earth Defenders in Colombia--and how the U'wa are defending Earth for everyone.

 

Discover Data: Basics of SPSS


7:00-9:50 p.m. - Roosevelt Hall 204 **
Wilkinson College of Art, Humanities, and Social Sciences
In this workshop, you will be introduced to the latest version of the Statistical Program for the Social Sciences (SPSS). This session will include how to navigate specific features of SPSS, how to understand and organize data in the SPSS program, and how to run frequencies, means, and basic statistical tests. While designed especially for graduate students (who should register for this GUS 530 workshop on my.chapman.edu), all others are welcome to join this session and should RSVP to Graduate Programs Coordinator Allison DeVries at devries@chapman.edu.

 

 *Open to Faculty, Students, and Public ** Open to Students *** Open to Students and Faculty **** Open to Faculty 

+ - Wednesday, October 4th

 

My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County


7:00 a.m.-10:00pm - Henley Galleria, 2nd Floor of Arygros Forum *

Art Collections Department
Stop by the exhibition in the Henley Galleria of Argyros Forum to learn more about Orange County Chicano muralist Emigdio Vasquez and the Chicano Movement.


Breakfast in the Archives: CAWL & Huell Howser


9:00-10:30am - Leatherby Libraries B3 and B11 *
Leatherby Libraries
Join Founding Director and NYT bestselling author Andrew Carroll for an open house in the Center for American War Letters, and also tour the Huell Howser Archive. Librarians and researchers will show archival materials, discuss how scholars and artists use such artifacts, and answer questions. Light breakfast included.


Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library Open House

10:30-11:30am - Leatherby Libraries 404 *
Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library 
Dedicated by Nobel Peace Prize laureate, Elie Wiesel on April 11, 2005, the 60th anniversary of his liberation from Buchenwald, the Sala and Aron Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library's permanent and rotating exhibits tell of the individual lives affected, and all too often ended, by the Holocaust. Tour the exhibits, and learn more about this distinctive center for research.


Discover Chicana/o Muralism in Orange County

11:00 a.m.-12:00pm - Meet at Guggenheim Gallery *
Art Collections Department 
This tour of the new exhibition “My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County” focuses on the career and legacy of Orange muralist Emigdio Vasquez. Art Collections Department staff will guide visitors through this fascinating temporary exhibit.


Lunch with a Professor


11:30am-1:30 p.m. - Randall Dining Commons ***
OURCA, Dean of Students, Residence Life, and First Year Experience 
Have a conversation with your professor over lunch! Visit www.chapman.edu/OURCA to register for a free meal voucher.


Art Exhibition: Emigdio Vasquez & Contemporary Chicana/o Artists


12:00-5:00pm - Guggenheim Gallery * 

Art Collections Department 
Join us in the Guggenheim Gallery to see Orange County muralist Emigdio Vasquez's works on canvas alongside contemporary Chicana/o artists.


Science Forum: "Communicating Science" with Josh Schimel, Ph.D.


12:00-1:00pm - Argyros Forum 209 *
Schmid College of Science and Technology
Josh Schimel is a tremendous ecosystem ecologist and also author of the book Writing Science.  “As a scientist, you are a professional writer,” he writes, and he’ll speak about how even seemingly sterile scientific writing is really about story-telling. 


Bolstering Outside Partnerships: Working with Industry, Foundations, and Outside Organizations

12:00-1:00pm - Rinker-94 Room 203 **
Office of Research
The Office of Research will share opportunities for building partnerships beyond campus.


New Ways of Seeing: Experience Virtual and Augmented Reality

1:00-2:00pm - DMAC 101 *
Dodge College: Institute for Creative Reality 
Explore the latest projects in immersive media with VR and AR created by Dodge College students. 


Faculty Research and Creative Activity Expo

3:00-5:00pm - Beckman Hall 404 *
OURCA
Students, faculty, staff, and the larger community are invited to this open house, where faculty will be available to discuss their innovative work. Participants mingle with faculty and students currently engaged in scholarly research and creative activity to discover paths toward knowledge creation.


Mining Archives: Original Research with Digital & Physical Primary Materials


4:00-6:50p.m. - Argyros Forum 209C **
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
This workshop will discuss original research opportunities vis-a-vis primary materials using film and television history as a case study. As more faculty incorporate primary sources into courses and research projects, the need has grown across disciplines for access to and use of archival materials. While designed especially for graduate students (who should register for this GUS 530 workshop on my.chapman.edu), all others are welcome to join this session and should RSVP to Graduate Programs Coordinator Allison DeVries at devries@chapman.edu.


The Design of Diversity

5:00-6:30 p.m. - Argyros Forum 209A *
College of Educational Studies
Join us for a conversation on the dilemmas of “diversity research.” Drawing upon their current scholarship, panelists will share different perspectives and debates on how they frame diversity in their projects. Co-facilitated by Erin Pullin and Dr. Michelle Samura, the engaging panel will include Dr. Quaylan Allen, Dr. Penny Bryan, Dr. Kris DePedro, Dr. Whitney McIntyre-Miller, and Dr. Kevin Stockbridge.


Digital Research Tools You Need to Know

7:00-9:50 p.m. - Beckman Hall 201 **
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 
This workshop will be an introduction to four digital tools that make research projects easier and more organized: The Google NGram Viewer, Google Search Operators, Zotero, and Hypothesis. While designed especially for graduate students (who should register for this GUS 530 workshop on my.chapman.edu), all others are welcome to join this session and should RSVP to Graduate Programs Coordinator Allison DeVries at devries@chapman.edu.

 

 *Open to Faculty, Students, and Public ** Open to Students *** Open to Students and Faculty **** Open to Faculty 

+ - Thursday, October 5th

My Barrio: Emigdio Vasquez and Chicana/o Identity in Orange County


7:00 a.m.-10:00pm - Henley Galleria, 2nd Floor of Arygros Forum *

Art Collections Department
Stop by the exhibition in the Henley Galleria of Argyros Forum to learn more about Orange County Chicano muralist Emigdio Vasquez and the Chicano Movement.


On the Whole: Building Inclusive Research at Chapman University

9:00-10:00 a.m. - Argyros Forum 209A ***
Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences 
This presentation will focus on the importance of addressing inclusivity and accessibility during different stages of the research process. Join this discussion of obstacles to and opportunities for making faculty and student research more inclusive and accessible.


Lunch with a Professor


11:30am-1:30 p.m. - Randall Dining Commons ***
OURCA, Dean of Students, Residence Life, and First Year Experience 
Have a conversation with your professor over lunch! Visit www.chapman.edu/OURCA to register for a free meal voucher.


Town & Gown: Lunch at the Forum

11:30am-2:00pm - Beckman Hall 404 * 
Town & Gown 
This ticketed lunch brings together members of the local and campus communities. Keynote speakers Dr. Anna Leahy and Dr. Douglas R. Dechow will talk about their book Generation Space. The event will include students OURCA-based programs sharing their projects. For advance ticket purchases and reservations, visit chapman.edu/tg

 

Bells & Whistles: Tour of the Unique Research Facilities of the Rinker Campus

12:00-3:00pm - Rinker Campus *
Rinker School of Pharmacy and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences
Join us for a behind-the-scenes tour of Chapman University's amazing research facilities at the Rinker Campus. You will be able to peek at the latest version of the Liquid Gallium Metal Jet Xray Crystallography instrument used to discover DNA—the only one of its kind in the United States. Or you can see the innovative technology of 21st-century physical therapy, physician’s assistants, and communication disorders, including the virtual reality that is changing how we see and treat our bodies. Participants will learn about the innovative research of faculty and the distinctive graduate programs in the School of Pharmacy and Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences. BUS TRANSPORTATION & BOXED LUNCH AVAILABLE. SIGN UP LINK -  https://chapmanu.co1.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_bJIs85vcXCcbETX


Art Exhibition: Emigdio Vasquez & Contemporary Chicana/o Artists


12:00-5:00pm - Guggenheim Gallery *
Art Collections Department 
Join us in the Guggenheim Gallery to see Orange County muralist Emigdio Vasquez's works on canvas alongside contemporary Chicana/o artists.


Where's the Money?: Grant Proposal Workshop


1:30-3:00pm - Argyros Forum 209C **
OURCA
Find out how to develop great ideas for research and creative activity, describe your projects, find faculty mentors, and ask for letters of support. Meet students who've written successful grant applications, and get your questions addressed before the deadline for Undergraduate Scholarly/Creative Grant applications. The skills built in this session can be adapted for other applications too.


Behind the Scenes at Chapman Radio

2:00-3:00pm - Henley Hall, Chapman Radio Station *
Chapman Radio
This event showcases the amazing Chapman Radio station. Come see the radio station in action during a live broadcast, and learn how students build on-air skills.

 

Faculty Workshop: Write Strong Letters of Recommendation

3:30-4:30 p.m. - Argyros Forum 209A ****
OURCA
Join us to discuss strengths and all-too-common weaknesses in the letters faculty write in support of students. Develop strategies for writing letters that make Chapman University students stand out.

 

Beyond the Book: Primary and Secondary Source Research

4:00-6:50 p.m. - Argyros Forum 209A **
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences 
Have you ever wondered how to get started with your research beyond using the materials found on library shelves?  This workshop will give you a detailed overview of how and where to start, including basic research tips useful for anyone working with primary and secondary source material. While designed especially for graduate students (who should register for this GUS 530 workshop on my.chapman.edu), all others are welcome to join this session and should RSVP to Graduate Programs Coordinator Allison DeVries at devries@chapman.edu.

 

Break the Bank: Strategies for Pursuing Research Grants


7:00-9:50 p.m. - Argyros Forum 209A**
Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
This workshop explores the benefits of pursuing research grants and provides an overview of key federal funding agencies, such as the National Science Foundation and the National Institutes of Health. The focus is on preparing graduate students and junior researchers to create a research program that includes external funding. While designed especially for graduate students (who should register for this GUS 530 workshop on my.chapman.edu), all others are welcome to join this session and should RSVP to Graduate Programs Coordinator Allison DeVries at devries@chapman.edu.

 

 *Open to Faculty, Students, and Public ** Open to Students *** Open to Students and Faculty **** Open to Faculty 

+ - Friday, October 6th

 

Lunch with a Professor


11:30am-1:30 p.m. - Randall Dining Commons ***
OURCA, Dean of Students, Residence Life, and First Year Experience 
Have a conversation with your professor over lunch! Visit www.chapman.edu/OURCA to register for a free meal voucher.

 

 *Open to Faculty, Students, and Public ** Open to Students *** Open to Students and Faculty **** Open to Faculty 

OURCA Deadlines & Events 
Fall 2017 

October 2nd-6th
Randall Dining Commons 
11:30am-1:30 p.m.
Meal Voucher Required
 
Campus Wide 
October 2nd-5th
Tuesday, October 3rd
 AF 209C
1:30-2:30 p.m.  
 
Tuesday, October 3th
 AF 209C 
4:00-5:00pm 
 
Wednesday, October 4th 
BK 404 
3:00-5:00pm 
 
Thursday, October 5th
 AF 209C 
1:30-3:00pm 
 
Thursday, October 5th 
AF 209C
3:30-4:30 p.m. 
 
Tuesday, November 7th
Midnight 
 
Friday, November 10th 
4:00pm
 
Wednesday, November 15th 
AF 209C
3:00-4:00pm 
 
Wednesday, December 6th
Sandhu Conference Center 
Poster Sessions 2:00-4:00pm
  
Invitation Only
Wednesday, December 6th
BK 404
12:00-1:30 p.m.