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CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY is a private, non-profit university located in Orange , California
California
, United States. It is affiliated with the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
Christian Church (Disciples of Christ)
. Chapman University encompasses ten schools and colleges: Dodge College
College
of Film and Media Arts, Wilkinson College
College
of Humanities and Social Sciences, Argyros School of Business and Economics, the School of Communication, Schmid College
College
of Science and Technology, College
College
of Performing Arts, Dale E. Fowler School of Law , College
College
of Educational Studies, the School of Pharmacy, and the Crean College
College
of Health and Behavioral Sciences. Chapman also operates Brandman University
Brandman University
as a separate, fully accredited university within the Chapman University
University
System.

CONTENTS

* 1 History and background

* 2 Colleges and programs

* 2.1 Argyros School of Business and Economics * 2.2 College
College
of Educational Studies * 2.3 Dodge College of Film and Media Arts * 2.4 Crean College
College
of Health and Behavioral Sciences * 2.5 Wilkinson College
College
of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences * 2.6 Dale E. Fowler School of Law * 2.7 College
College
of Performing Arts * 2.8 Schmid College
College
of Science and Technology * 2.9 School of Pharmacy * 2.10 School of Communication

* 3 Brandman University
Brandman University
* 4 Rankings and titles * 5 Holocaust education * 6 Athletics

* 7 Notable people

* 7.1 Faculty * 7.2 Alumni

* 8 References * 9 External links

HISTORY AND BACKGROUND

Williams Mall, with Memorial Hall (left) and Smith Hall (right)

Founded as HESPERIAN COLLEGE, in Woodland, California
California
, the school began classes on March 4, 1861. Its opening was timed to coincide with the hour of Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln
's first inauguration. Hesperian admitted students of both sexes and all races.

In 1920, the assets of Hesperian College
College
were absorbed by CALIFORNIA CHRISTIAN COLLEGE, which held classes in downtown Los Angeles. In 1934, the school was renamed Chapman College, after the chairman of its board of trustees (and primary benefactor), C.C. Chapman . In 1954, Chapman College
College
moved to its present campus in the city of Orange.

Chapman established a Residence Education Center Program to serve military personnel in 1958. This evolved into the Chapman University College.

Chapman University
University
is the largest private university in Orange County, and is ranked in the U.S. News and World Report 's top-tier of western region colleges and universities. It comprises four schools and six colleges, including the Dale E. Fowler School of Law , the Argyros School of Business and Economics, the School of Communication, the School of Pharmacy, Dodge College
College
of Film and Media Arts, the College
College
of Educational Studies, the College
College
of Performing Arts, the Schmid College
College
of Science and Technology, the Wilkinson College
College
of Humanities and Social Sciences, and the Crean College
College
of Health and Behavioral Sciences. It offers 46 undergraduate and 17 graduate majors. Sculpture of Charles C. Chapman, founder and namesake of Chapman University, created by sculptor Raymond Persinger Wilkinson Hall Schmid Gate, built in 2005

Chapman College
College
became Chapman University
University
in 1991. In that year, Dr. James L. Doti became president of Chapman University. Dr. Doti has received the Horatio Alger Award and the Ellis Island Medal of Honor . He was honored by the Council for Advancement of Education as 2003 CEO of the Year. Doti was also chairman of the Association for Independent California
California
Colleges and Universities, and was a member of Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger
's Council of Economic Advisors and served on the Advisory Committee on Education Excellence. According to The Chronicle of Higher Education , Doti earned $1,542,270, which placed him at number 10 among private college presidents.

Schmid College
College
of Science and Technology has a plan for a 140,000 sq. ft. Center for Science "> A section of the Berlin Wall is featured in Liberty Plaza.

In 1959 Chapman University
University
broke ground for Braden Hall, a men's dormitory on campus. It later became a co-ed dorm and was best known for its basketball court. It was torn down in 2007 and replaced in 2009 by the Sandhu Residence Center, which includes a cafeteria and rock climbing wall for students.

Chapman co-produces the OC Channel in a partnership with KOCE .

COLLEGES AND PROGRAMS

Donald P. Kennedy Hall, home of the Dale E. Fowler School of Law

ARGYROS SCHOOL OF BUSINESS AND ECONOMICS

George L. Argryos School of Business and Economics

The Chapman University
University
Argyros School of Business and Economics is a private research and academic institution at Chapman University located in the Arnold and Mable Beckman Business and Technology Hall.

Founded in 1977, the school is named after George L. Argyros , a Chapman alum and former U.S. Ambassador to Spain. Argyros has chaired the board of trustees of Chapman University
University
since 1976, and has donated significant resources towards establishing Chapman as a leading national business school. The business school was renamed in Argyros' honor in 1999.

The Argyros School offers undergraduate and graduate degrees in business. The MBA program has three lines, Executive (EMBA), Professional, and Full Time. Chapman's Professional MBA Program (Flex) is ranked #48 by Bloomberg/Businessweek and the Full Time program is currently ranked #83. Building on its strength in undergraduate accounting, the school recently launched a one-year Master of Science in Accounting degree.

In 2008, The Princeton Review ranked Chapman Business School's undergraduate and graduate programs among its Top 25 programs in the country.

The Argyros School of Business and Economics was officially nationally ranked as the 60th Best Undergraduate Bloomberg BusinessWeek Business School in 2014. In 2016, the Argyros School of Business and Economics rose to 34th in the same Bloomberg rankings.

The Argyros School is home to a number of leading research centers and independent research institutes, including the A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research, the C. Larry Hoag Center for Real Estate and Finance, the Ralph W. Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Ethics , the Walter Schmid Center for International Business, the Economic Science Institute (founded by Nobel Prize winner Vernon L. Smith and others in 2008), and the Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society (founded by Dr. Laurence Iannaccone in September 2009).

The Leatherby Center for Entrepreneurship and Business Ethics is a program whose scope includes original research, scholarship, and the publication of several scholarly journals.

COLLEGE OF EDUCATIONAL STUDIES

Chapman University's College
College
of Educational Studies (CES) offers undergraduate education degrees, teacher credentials and graduate education degrees, including a Ph.D. in Education.

CES has multiple unique degree offerings in teacher education, special education, school psychology, school counseling, speech-language pathology and leadership. The Ph.D. in Education program, which began in 2007, offers a unique combination of four emphases: Cultural and Curricular Studies, Disability Studies, Leadership Studies and School Psychology.

In addition to its undergraduate and graduate programs, CES is home to various centers and programs for research.

CES has full accreditation from the following agencies: Council Accreditation of Educator Preparation, Western Association of Schools and Colleges , Commission on Teacher Credentialing, National Association of School Psychologists , and International School Psychology Association.

DODGE COLLEGE OF FILM AND MEDIA ARTS

Main article: Dodge College of Film and Media Arts

CREAN COLLEGE OF HEALTH AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES

Formerly part of Chapman University's Schmid College
College
of Science and Technology, the Crean College
College
of Health and Behavioral Sciences officially became its own independent college at Chapman University
University
on June 1, 2014.

The Crean College
College
of Health and Behavioral Sciences describes its mission as engaging faculty and students in learning, research, and evidence-based practice that emphasizes a biopsychosocial perspective to understanding health, disability and disease; that fosters interdisciplinary collaborations and inter-professional practice; and that embraces technological innovations in the classroom, laboratory, and clinic.

Undergraduate programs in Crean College
College
of Health and Behavioral Sciences include a B.A. Psychology and B.S. Health Sciences.

Graduate and post-baccalaureate programs include a M.S. Athletic Training, M.A. Marriage and Family Therapy (MFT), M.S. Communication Sciences & Disorders, a MMS Physician Assistant (set to open in 2015), a Doctor of Physical Therapy (PT) (accredited since 1928, making it one of the oldest such programs in the United States), and a Transitional Doctor of Physical Therapy.

The physical therapy, communication sciences & disorders, and physician assistant programs are housed on Chapman University's Harry and Diane Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine, California
California
.

WILKINSON COLLEGE OF ARTS, HUMANITIES, AND SOCIAL SCIENCES

Wilkinson College
College
of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is the largest college at Chapman University, and is composed of the departments of art, English, history, world languages and cultures, peace studies, philosophy, political science, religious studies and sociology. The college is focused on providing a well-rounded educational foundation that leads to a variety of career paths. Collaborative student-faculty research, internships, community service, travel courses and study abroad, student organizations, and several lecture series extend learning well beyond the classroom.

Wilkinson College
College
of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences is home to the BUDO-lab, an interdisciplinary research group that focuses on the study of combative behavior and martial arts practice.

DALE E. FOWLER SCHOOL OF LAW

Main article: Chapman University School of Law

The Chapman University School of Law is located in Kennedy Hall. Law degrees offered include the Juris Doctor (J.D.) and Master of Laws (LL.M.) degrees in various specialties.

COLLEGE OF PERFORMING ARTS

Chapman University's College
College
of Performing Arts, founded in 2007, operates in divisions: the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, the Department of Dance, and the Department of Theatre. The Conservatory of Music offers a Bachelor of Music (B.M.) in Vocal or Instrument Performance, a Bachelor of Music (B.A.) in Composition, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Music Education (pre-certificate), and a minor in music. The Dance Department offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A) in Dance Performance, a Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Dance, and a minor in Dance. The Theatre Department offers two Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) programs, in Theatre Studies and Theater Technology. They also offer two Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) programs in Theatre Performance, and Screen Acting, taught in conjunction with the Dodge Film School.

SCHMID COLLEGE OF SCIENCE AND TECHNOLOGY

Chapman University's Schmid College
College
of Science and Technology was founded in 2008, when science-related degree programs (then housed in the Wilkinson School of Humanities and Social Sciences) were migrated to the new college. On June 1, 2014, the Schmid College
College
underwent a reorganization to spin off the Crean College
College
of Health and Behavioral Sciences.

Schmid College
College
is organized into two schools: the School of Computational Sciences and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences.

The School of Computational Sciences offers programs in computer science, software engineering, mathematics and physics, among others. The school emphasizes the teaching and use of computational modeling and analysis that can be incorporated into research conducted in fields related to the environment and health sciences. The school offers both M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in computational and data sciences. The School of Earth and Environmental Sciences has programs in the foundational sciences (chemistry, biology, etc.), as well as in environmental and food science.

In addition to its undergraduate and graduate programs, Schmid College
College
is home to various centers for research. The Center of Excellence in Computation, Algebra and Topology (CECAT), directed by Dr. Drew Moshier, Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science, provides a forum for interdisciplinary research where computation meets algebra, topology and related mathematical fields. The Center of Excellence in Complex and Hyper-complex Analysis (CECHA), directed by mathematician Dr. Mihaela Vajiac, is a research unit motivated by the latest results in Clifford and Hypercomplex Analysis and endeavors to find new ways in which this research can be applied in mathematics and physics. The Center of Excellence in Earth Systems Modeling & Observations (CEESMO), directed by physicist Dr. Menas Kafatos , is a research unit which uses data from Earth observation satellites
Earth observation satellites
to model, analyze, and understand the Earth systems with particular emphasis on natural hazards (e.g. wildfires , severe weather , floods , dust storms , earthquakes ). CEESMO provides access to satellite data through its remote sensing and Geographic Information System (GIS) lab utilizing advanced computational tools. The Machine Learning and Assistive Technology (MLAT) Lab, directed by Dr. Erik Linstead, Assistant Professor of Computer Science and Software Engineering, was established in 2015. MLAT focuses on better understanding and treating developmental disorders, with emphasis on Autism Spectrum Disorder .

SCHOOL OF PHARMACY

The Chapman University
University
School of Pharmacy (CUSP) is located at the Rinker Campus in Irvine. Pharmacy degrees include the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.), a Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Science (MSPS), and a Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Chapman School of Pharmacy also offers an accelerated five-year Doctor of Pharmacy program to qualified high school seniors.

SCHOOL OF COMMUNICATION

The School of Communication is the newest school in the university. It is located on the main campus.

BRANDMAN UNIVERSITY

Main article: Brandman University
Brandman University

Brandman University
Brandman University
is a separate, fully accredited university within the Chapman University
University
System. Gary Brahm is the appointed Chancellor of Brandman University. He previously spent 14 years as Executive Vice President and CFO at Chapman University.

There are over 25 campuses throughout California
California
and Washington, and a virtual campus online. The university offers more than 50 degree, certificate, credential and professional programs in business, arts and sciences, health, and education.

RANKINGS AND TITLES

In U.S. News ">'s 2018 rankings of the best colleges in America, Chapman University
University
is listed as 5th among master's-level universities in the Western region.

The Argyros School of Business and Economics was officially nationally ranked as the 60th Best Undergraduate Bloomberg BusinessWeek Business School in 2014. In 2016, the Argyros School of Business and Economics rose to 34th in the same Bloomberg rankings.

In 2006, Chapman won the XVth District American Advertising Federation NSAC competition and advanced to the national finals. In the 2009–2010 academic school year, they again won XVth District, and again advanced to the national finals, where they placed first in the nation.

In 2016, the 25th/75th percentile SAT scores for Chapman's entering class: Verbal: 550/650; Math: 560/650; Writing: 560/660. The 25th/75th percentile ACT scores: Composite: 25/30; English: 25/31; Math: 24/29; Writing: 24/29.

HOLOCAUST EDUCATION

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The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education was founded in February 2000. It sponsors an annual Holocaust remembrance writing competition for area public school students, and a regular lecture series. The Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library, funded by Henry Samueli , is located on the fourth floor of the University's Leatherby Libraries.

The Rodgers Center's Director, Dr. Marilyn Harran, was awarded the 2008 Spirit of Anne Frank Outstanding Educator Award.

On April 11, 2005, 60 years after he was liberated from the Buchenwald
Buchenwald
concentration camp, Elie Wiesel
Elie Wiesel
dedicated the Samueli Holocaust Memorial Library, and a large bust of Wiesel stands at the entrance to the facility.

ATHLETICS

Logo for the Chapman University
University
athletics program

Chapman University
University
competes in 19 sports at the NCAA Division III (non-scholarship) level in the Southern California
California
Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SCIAC).

Chapman sponsors ten men's intercollegiate sports: baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, swimming & diving, tennis, track & field and water polo. The school also sponsors ten women's intercollegiate sports: basketball, cross country, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming & diving, tennis, track "> Attallah Piazza and Leatherby Libraries

NOTABLE PEOPLE

For School of Law faculty, see Chapman University
University
School of Law faculty

FACULTY

* Yakir Aharonov – Professor, James J. Farley Professorship in Natural Philosophy; Schmid College
College
of Science and Technology, Physics, Computational Science and Engineering. Recipient of the prestigious Wolf Prize in 1998 for his co-discovery of the Aharonov-Bohm Effect, one of the cornerstones of modern physics. Recipient of the 2009 Presidential National Medal of Science “for his contributions to the foundations of quantum physics, and for drawing out unexpected implications of that field, ranging from the Aharonov-Bohm effect to the theory of weak measurement.” * Richard Bausch – professor in Department of English * Grace Fong D.M.A. – Director of Keyboard Studies at Conservatory of Music; winner of such honors as the 2006 Leeds International Piano Competition * Lori Cox Han – political scientist * Kyle Harrison
Kyle Harrison
– men's lacrosse assistant coach and professional lacrosse player * Tibor Machan (1939–2016) – held the R. C. Hoiles Chair of Business Ethics and Free Enterprise, Argyros School of Business & Economics * Vernon L. Smith - founder of Economic Science Institute and Smith Institute for Political Economy and Philosophy * Bart Wilson - the Donald P. Kennedy Endowed Chair of Economics and Law in the Argyros School of Business 1976 Cy Young Award
Cy Young Award
Winner * Harshvardhan Kapoor - Bollywood Actor * Wayne W. Lambert – Brig. Gen. ( USAF
USAF
) (Ret.) ( MBA '76), commanded Strategic Air Command forces in Europe ( 7th Air Division ) 1983–1986 * Steve Lavin
Steve Lavin
– former head coach of St. John\'s men's basketball team (2010–2015), former head coach of UCLA
UCLA
men's basketball team (1996–2002) * Chris Lee ( MBA '97) – U.S. Congressman (January 6, 2009 – February 9, 2011) * Kevin Kwan Loucks (E MBA '17) – International Concert Pianist; President and Co-Founder of Chamber Music OC ; Member of Classical Music Ensemble Trio Céleste * Kellan Lutz – fashion model and actor * Joanna Rosholm ('07) – Press Secretary to First Lady Michelle Obama * Jim Saia – college basketball head coach * Loretta Sanchez ('82) – Congresswoman, California's 46th Congressional District * Jim Silva (MA) – member, California
California
State Assembly * Justin Simien – filmmaker, actor, and author; director of Dear White People * Jodie Sweetin
Jodie Sweetin
– actress, star of television series Full House /Fuller House * Carles Torrens (BFA 2008) – film director

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University
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College
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