Monday, October 31, 2011

DEPARTMENT NEWS: Wilkinson's Languages Department Wins at Chapman’s 2nd Annual Panther Pumpkin Pageant

Congratulations to the Languages Department!

On October 31, 2011, Wilkinson College's Languages Department entered Chapman's 2nd Annual Panther Pumpkin Pageant and won the award for Best Chapman Theme. There were multiple entries and the winners were selected by ballot votes in 3 different categories: 

Most Original
Best Chapman Theme
Most Humorous

The Languages Department re-created Chapman's Global Citizens Plaza, the circular plaza west of the university's Zee Allred Aquatics Center. The pumpkin was spray painted silver to assimilate the fountain's large rotating stainless-steel sphere that represents the globe. They carved a panther on one side of the pumpkin and wrote the words "Happy Halloween" in the various languages offered by the department on the other side. All flags were hand-made. Their hard work and creativity was recognized and awarded properly. Congratulations! We cannot wait to see next year's entry. 

To see pictures of all the contestants, click on the following link: 

Friday, October 28, 2011

EVENT NEWS: Tabula Poetica, Tom Zoellner, Nov. 8

Chapman University, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Department of English would like to invite you to the 2011 Tabula Poetica series event "Are We There Yet?: The Use and Abuse of Place Names for Poetic Effect, on Tuesday, November 8 with Tom Zoellner.
Tom Zoellner’s forthcoming book is "A Safeway in Arizona: What the Gabrielle Giffords Shooting Tells Us About the Grand Canyon State and Life in America" (Viking). He is also the author of "Uranium: War, Energy and the Rock That Shaped the World," which won the Science Writing Award of the American Institute of Physics, and "The Heartless Stone: A Journey Through the World of Diamonds, Deceit and Desire." He has worked as a contributing editor for Men’s Health magazine and as a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle. Tom Zoellner, a creative nonfiction writer and journalist, joins the English Department of Chapman University this year. 
All poetry talks will begin at 1 p.m. in the Wilkinson Chapel and readings will being at 7 p.m. in Henley Room in Leatherby Libraries. These events are free and open ot the public. This series is sponsored by the Department of English, Leatherby Libraries, Department of History, Conservatory of Music and supported by Poets & Writers, Inc.

For more information, please visit Tabula Poetica.

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

EVENT NEWS: "A Night With...Abigail and John Adams" Nov. 17

The Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences 2011-2012 Series presents, "A Night with Abigail and John Adams.”

Abigail and John Adams lived through some of the most tumultuous times in American History. Beginning their marriage on a Massachusetts farm in British Colonial America, they participated in the revolution that led to independence, traveled to Europe to advance the interests of the new nation, and returned to the United States where John served as the nation's first Vice President and second President.  You are invited to listen to the letters that attest to their fascinating life together that spanned 54 years.

The letters will be read by Dr. Elizabeth Eastman, Assistant Professor of Political Science who also teaches in the History Department.  Dr. John C. Eastman is the Henry Salvatori Professor of Law and Community Service and the former Dean of Chapman Law School. 

Come be a part of history, at a night you’ll be sure to remember!

This event will be held in the Irvine Lecture Hall, Hashinger Science Center 150, on Thursday, November 17th at 7:00pm. Admission is free. Parking for event is available after 4pm in the Fred L. Barrera Parking Structure on Sycamore and the Lastinger Parking Structure on Walnut Avenue. Cost is $2 for two hours, and $3 for four hours. For more parking information please visit

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

EVENT NEWS: One Survivor Remembers, Nov. 8

Loss, Liberation, and Love: One Survivor Remembers with Gerda Weissman Klein, Tuesday, November 8
      The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education presents a screening of the Academy Award-winning documentary One Survivor Remembers followed by a talk with Gerda Weismann Klein, recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and Holocaust Survivor. This is part of the Joyce and Saul Brandman Distinguished Lecture Series. Books will be available for purchase.
7 p.m.
Chapman Auditorium, Memorial Hall

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Ashley Bloomfield at (714) 532-7760 or E-mail her at

Thursday, October 13, 2011

EVENT NEWS: A Journey of Discovery w/ Rabbi Aiello, Oct. 18

The Rodgers Center for Holocaust Education presents The Secret Jews of Italy: A Journey of Discovery, a lecture by Rabbi Barbara Aiello as part of the Jerry and Sally Schwartz Holocaust Lecture Series, Tuesday, October 18, 7 p.m. in the Wallace All Faiths Chapel, Fish Interfaith Center. 

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact Ashley Bloomfield at (714) 532-7760 or E-mail her at

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

EVENT NEWS: An Evening with David Grossman, Nov. 9

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Peace Studies Program is pleased to announce, “An Evening with David Grossman” on Wednesday, November 9th at  7pm in the Chapman Auditorium,  Memorial Hall.
David Grossman, the internationally acclaimed Israeli writer, will read from his latest novel, To the End of the Land and speak about his writing that embodies the histories, events and challenges of his native land.  His eight novels, two journalistic accounts, and other works, have been translated into more than thirty languages leading to numerous international awards.  While his novels do not directly address the ongoing conflicts, they address these events from the inside out.  His extended essays explore the political scene more directly and address the humanity and fears of Palestinians and Israelis alike.
This event is free and open to the public. For more information, please contact, Nadia Arriaga at 714-516-6130 or via-email at

Monday, October 10, 2011

EVENT NEWS: Master's in International Studies Informational Session, Nov. 29

Learn about the MasterProgram in International Studies


Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2011
7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
Beckman Hall, Room 404, East Wing and Patio
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For more information, please contact Krystle Hobson at 714.997.6711 or

EVENT NEWS: The Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics, and Society, Oct. 11

The Institute for the Study of Religion, Economics and Society
is pleased to announce our next seminar for the fall semester:

The Alien, the Devil and the Holy Water: Catholics and the Paranormal in Italy by Andrea Molle
Chapman University, Tuesday, October 11th 1:00 – 2:15 p.m.,Wilkinson Hall, Room 116. Free and Open to the Public.

Andrea Molle (Ph.D.) is post-doctoral Research Associate at Chapman University. He holds a Ph.D. in Sociology, with an emphasis on Anthropology and Research Methodology, from the University of Milano. Prior to Chapman, Molle was an Associate Researcher of Sociology of Religion at Baylor University. From November 2006 to November 2008, he conducted anthropological research on Spirituality in Japan, working at the Nanzan Institute for Religion and Culture (Nagoya) under the JSPS program. He is also Associate Researcher with the Italian School for East Asian Studies in Kyoto. His current projects at Chapman focus on computational social science; how cultural diversity impacts research methods in sociology; religious deviance and terrorism; and Japanese new religions and non-Christian spirituality.

EVENT NEWS: Science Forum Lecture Series, Oct. 11

Science Forum Lecture Series Presents
Michael Pace, Ph.D. "How Complex is Visual Experience?"

Michael Pace, Ph.D. is an assistant professor of philosophy at Chapman University. He works on issues in epistemology and philosophy of mind and has had articles published in several top philosophical journals, including Nous, Philosophical Quarterly and Pacific Philosophical Quarterly. Light refreshments will be served
1 p.m.
Argyros Forum 201

Thursday, October 6, 2011

EVENT NEWS: Screening of Atlantis Down, Nov. 9

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences and the Language Department is pleased to announce, "Atlantis Down" - A film screening followed by a Q&A session conducted by Dr. Angela Tumini with  Italian filmmaker and fiction writer Max Bartoli who co-wrote, produced and directed the sci-fi feature. 
Time: 5:00 PM
Location: AF 209A
The event is free and open to the public- Refreshments will be provided.   For more information, please contact Angela Tumini at (714) 997-6847 or

This event is brought to you by the Italian Club at Chapman University.