Tuesday, January 17, 2012

EVENT NEWS: Iluminacion Celebration, Feb. 24

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences is proud to present our Iluminacion: Celebration, February 24, 2012 in the George H.W. Bush Conference Center in Beckman Hall Room 404.
The event will consist of a cocktail reception, dinner, followed by the live music by the well-known Latin Jazz Band with Frank Cano. The Keynote speaker for the event will be the admirable Michele Serros, Newsweek’s “top young women to watch for in the new century”, author of Chicana Falsa and Other Stories of DeathIdentity and Oxnard, How to be a Chicana Role Model, Honey Blonde Chica, and her newest novel, Scandalosa!  So, don’t Miss Out!

For more information on the event, please visit the following website: http://www.chapman.edu/Iluminacion/

EVENT NEWS: Dealing with a Rising China Lecture with Former Ambassador of China, J. Stapleton Roy, Feb. 9

Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents, "Dealing with a Rising China" with former ambassador of China, J. Stapleton Roy, Thursday, February 9 at 4PM. This lecture is part of the Dr. Richard Watson Distinguished Speaker Series sponsored by the Kay Family Foundation.

Ambassador J. Stapleton Roy was born in Nanjing, China of American missionary parents. In 1956 he graduated magna cum laude from Princeton University. He is the Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the United States at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, DC. He retired from the Foreign Service in January 2001 after a career spanning 45 years with the U.S. Department of State. Ambassador Roy spent much of his Foreign Service career in East Asia. He also specialized in Soviet affairs and served in Moscow at the height of the Cold War. Ambassador Roy rose to become a three-time ambassador, serving as the top U.S. envoy in Singapore (1984-86), the People’s Republic of China (1991-95), and Indonesia (1996-99). In 1996, he was promoted to the rank of Career Ambassador, the highest rank in the Foreign Service. Ambassador Roy’s final post with the State Department was asAssistant Secretary for Intelligence and Research. He is currently Chairman of the United States Asia Pacific Council, a Vice Chairman of the National Committee on U.S.-China Relations, a Trustee Emeritus of The Asia Foundation, a Trustee of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, and serves on the boards of the Institute for the Study of Diplomacy of Georgetown University, the American Academy of Diplomacy, and the U.S.-China Policy Foundation. He is a Distinguished Senior Adviser to the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC and a Distinguished Graduate and Member of the Hall of Fame of the National War College. Ambassador Roy has had various publications. His most recent include, The Internal Logic of China’s Political Development,” The Globalist, June 3, 2011; Review of Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China, by Ezra Vogel, The Wilson Quarterly (Autumn 2011).

To RSVP for the event, please contact Allison Tritch via-email at tritch@chapman.edu.

EVENT NEWS: John Fowles Presents Sergio Chejfec, Mar. 26

The John Fowles Center presents Sergio Chejfec, March 26, 2012 at 7 p.m. in the Henley Reading Room.

Chejfec currently lives in NYC and teaches in the Creative Writing in Spanish program at NYU. He has written novels, essays and a poetry collection. Among his works, one can mention Lenta biografĂ­a, Los planetas, Boca de Lobo and Los incompletes. His novels usually feature The John Fowles Center for Creative Writing promotes and advances the discipline of creative writing in all its aspects: fiction, poetry, drama, creative nonfiction and screenwriting. For fourteen years the center has invited international writers to Chapman as: Nobel Laureate, Wole Soyinka, Salman Rushdie, Maxine Hong Kingston among others. Each year access to those writers is available not only to the Chapman community, but to the Orange County and, by extension, the Southern California community as well.This year's 2011 literary series is devoted to Latin American writers.

The focus of the 15th Annual John Fowles Center Literary Forum is devoted to Latin American writers and writing including Carlos Franz, Marcio Souza, Alizia Kozameh and Luisa Valenzuela. 

Admission if FREE and open to the public. For any inquiries or for further information, please contact Taylor Holbrook via-email at holbr102@mail.chapman.edu.

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a slow-paced narrator who interweaves the plot with refl ection. Memory, political violence, and Jewish-Argentine culture and history are some of the themes recurring throughout his work. My Two Worlds was published by Open Letter Books in 2011.

Friday, January 13, 2012

ALUMNI NEWS: Alumni Book Club Presents: The Help, Feb. 16

You’re invited to the Wilkinson College Alumni Book Club: The Help, February 16 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elliot Alumni House.

Overview of the book to be discussed:
Professor Pat See, who lived in Mississippi during the 1960’s, shares her unique perspective on bestselling book and recent fi lm success, The Help. The Help, a novel written by American author Kathryn Stockett, explores the lives of African American maids working in Mississippi during the 1960’s. The novel follows Eugenia Phelan, daughter of a prominent white family who has aspirations of becoming a writer. Spurred on by memories of her own maid during her childhood she decides to tackle the truth about being a colored maid in Mississippi as her fi rst writing project. The novel explores race and class issues central to American life during the 1960’s with both a dramatic and comedic approach.

You can RSVP by emailing, stroop@chapman.edu (space is limited). 

There are several parking spots available behind the Elliot Alumni House and additional parking is available across the street in the public parking lot. Street parking is limited. 

For additional parking information visit our website: http://www.chapman.edu/publicsafety/parking/default.asp or contact Parking Services at (714) 997-6763.

FACULTY NEWS: Communications Studies Professor Publishes New Book

Chapman University and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences Communications Studies Assistant Professor, Jennifer H. Waldeck has recently published a book entitled, Business and Professional Communication in a Digital Age, a comprehensive instructional package designed to build students' business and professional communication competence. The interactive, multimedia nature of this text emphasizes traditional and contemporary topics germane to business and professional contexts. The engaging online modules that accompany the text create an interactive, media-enhanced experience in the classroom, allowing students to develop an in-depth understanding of business and professional communication in the 21st century.

Check it out! For more information about the text, please visit the following site:

Thursday, January 12, 2012

EVENT NEWS: The Future of Social Science Research Methods Conference with Earl Babbie, March 21

Chapman University and Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences presents, The Future of Social Science Research Methods Conference with Earl Babbie on March 21. Hosted by the Earl Babbie Center at  Chapman University.

The Earl Babbie Research Center at Chapman University is dedicated to empowering students and faculty to apply a wide variety of qualitative and quantitative social research methods to conduct studies that address critical social, behavioral, economic, and environmental problems. The Center’s mission is global in purview and its concerns include human rights, social justice, peaceful solutions to social conflicts and environmental sustainability. The Babbie Center supports cutting edge interdisciplinary research and encourages faculty student collaboration. For more information about the Earl Babbie Research Center, please send us an E-Mail at babbiecenter@chapman.edu.  

This all day conference will take place in Argyros Forum, Room 209 (A,B,C) at Chapman University in Orange, California. After the conference an interactive workshop on teaching social research will be led by Earl Babbie and experienced instructors of research methods. They will reveal how to engage students and excite them about social science research.

The conference will consist of a dedication and buffet lunch, conference paper presentation and class for attendants with Dr. Earl Babbie that will run from 12 noon to 5:00 p.m.

For more information about the conference visit http://www.chapman.edu/wilkinson/babbiecenter/.

 For more information about the Earl Babbie Research Center, please send us an E-Mail at babbiecenter@chapman.edu.  

Thursday, January 5, 2012

FACULTY NEWS: ‘A Safeway in Arizona’ by Tom Zoellner Gets Positive Review in the Boston Globe

Chapman University's Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences professor in the Department of English, Tom Zoellner, gets a very positive review of his  new book, A Safeway in Arizonza,  in the Boston Globe as follows: “A Safeway in Arizona is a masterly work of reporting, historical analysis, and sly cultural criticism. Arizona celebrates its 100th birthday next year. Let’s hope Zoellner takes the anniversary as an occasion to pen yet more pieces about the state, in all its horror and hope.”

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