Chapman University is a private university that located in the city of Orange in sunny Southern California, United States. This private university is one of the largest private universities in Orange County with a total undergraduate and graduate enrollment of 8,305 students. Chapman University was established on March 4, 1861. There are ten schools and colleges in the Chapman University include Argyros School of Business and Economics, Donna Ford Atallah College of Educational Studies, Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Crean College of Health and Behavioral Sciences, Wilkinson College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Dale E. Fowler School of Law, College of Performing Arts, Schmid College of Science and Technology, School of Pharmacy and School of Communication.
Will coronavirus stall Southern California’s job growth?
The spread of the coronavirus in California has forced some economists to place an asterisk next to their forecasts for good job growth and strong regional economies in .
It’s unknown how long the crisis will last, and opinions are divided on how much time has to accrue before it becomes a serious threat to Southern California’s job market. At least two regional economists who made predictions more than a month ago are now watching the developing situation closely.
Job sectors being scrutinized include the transportation and warehousing fields, which largely depend on a flow of goods from China, and the service sector, including retailing, entertainment and tourism-related businesses.
Chapman University’s economists have predicted job growth of about .% for all of California in , a boost of almost , jobs. Regionally the school’s A. Gary Anderson Center for Economic Research called for a .% increase in Orange County jobs and .% in the Inland Empire.
Raymond Sfeir, a Chapman economist, said it’s possible the coronavirus could lower those predictions, putting state jobs growth closer to % or lower, effectively wiping out , new jobs.
“How much it would go down we do not know,” Sfeir said. “It’s still very early in this scenario, so it is all speculative at this point.”
Sfeir said that retail jobs, including clothing stores and restaurants, are at risk of losing business.
Redlands-based economist John Husing delivered a forecast for the Inland Empire in January and predicted , new jobs, an increase of .%. Now, with traffic at the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach down %, the region’s logistics traffic could be in peril.
Husing said the coronavirus slowdown could drop that growth rate to .% or possibly as low as .%.
“It’s going to slow down growth if this keeps up,” Husing said. “I don’t think it’s going to go negative, but all bets are off until we see how this plays out.”
Sfeir and Husing agree the situation should not affect hiring in the construction industry because lower interest rates make investing in new projects attractive. Construction jobs are up sharply in Los Angeles and Orange counties in the last few months.
There is very little recent job growth data to indicate whether the virus has had an effect so far. Sfeir said the , new U.S. jobs created in February is based on information collected about three weeks ago — before coronavirus fears began to grow.
The most recent state data, covering January, is due out Friday, with the February report coming out on March .
Chris Thornberg, founding partner of Los Angeles-based Beacon Economics, said there shouldn’t be much of an effect on jobs in the short run. For more than a year, businesses’ biggest job-related problem has been the low unemployment rate that made it hard for them to fill positions.
“You talk to any hotel owner, any restaurant owner, and that’s the biggest problem they have right now,” Thornberg said. “So, in this market, you should not lay people off because of a two-month slowdown.”
Thornberg added that if the medical issues last until the third quarter then he would say it was a serious economic problem. “We have to wait a month or two to see what’s happening,” he said.
Slow shipments from China are expected by logistics industry executives in mid-winter because China virtually shuts down for its New Year celebration. Valerie Liese, vice president for operations at JJT Logistics, an Ontario-based trucking and logistics company, said they were “super-busy” right now.
“That’s because China finally came through,” Liese said. “But I think the stock market will have an effect. It’s panicking a lot of investors.”
A statement released Monday by the National Retail Federation, an industry trade group, acknowledged that Chinese goods are moving again but that issues remain, including a shortage of drivers there to get these items to ports.
Palbinder Badesha, owner of the Corona office of Express Employment Professionals, said most of the jobs he office handles are for local manufacturing companies. She said most of them have enough materials to last until May or June, meaning the extent of economic impact won’t be known for a few months.
“That would be a real challenge for us,” Badesha said. “I don’t know for how long companies will be able to absorb that kind of disruption. and it’s quite a worry that a lack of consumer spending will have a ripple effect. Companies are being really cautious.”
Badesha said the owner of a Express Employment Professionals office in Rancho Cucamonga said that one client had to shut down operations because it could not get the safety masks it needed, and another, a furniture company, was forced to lay off all its temporary workers.
Chapman University prospective students may opt out of submitting SAT, ACT scores
Chapman University is giving prospective students a choice when it comes to their SAT and ACT scores.
The university will allow students to opt out from submitting their scores as part of the application process.
After studying its own students for two years, Chapman says a grade point average is a better predictor of how a student will do at the university, than the scores from a one day test.
Indeed, the scores proved to be such weak predictors that giving them equal weight to G ended up creating an inaccurate devaluation of high school grades, which reveal much more about students commitment to genuine learning, Chapman University President Daniele C. Struppa said.
Student arrested after going on drunk, racist rant in classroom
A Chapman University student has been unenrolled after making racist and homophobic remarks in a campus classroom.
The incident, which was captured on video by several students, took place on Tuesday. According to the Orange County Register, -year old Dayton Kingery was removed during a lecture by several students before being arrested by Orange County police.
In the videos, Kingery can be seen drinking from a plastic bottle and using derogatory slurs, including the N-word.
“I’ve been drinking Barcardi all day, N-word. I fucking hate N-word,” Kingery says. “I fucking hate faggots, too.”
Kingery is then forced out of the classroom while asking for his backpack. After one of the students hands him a backpack that is not his, Kingery throws the backpack and stomps on it.
According to the Registrer, Kingery was later taken into custody by Orange Country Police on suspicion of felony vandalism and making criminal threats. He was released the next day after posting bond.
Chapman University President Daniele Struppa later tweeted her statement.
“While I cannot go into detail on a student matter, I want to be clear that appropriate legal and disciplinary processes are being implemented,” Struppa said. “We are also taking strong interim action to ensure the safety of the classroom involved as well as campus housing.”
On Saturday, Struppa updated her statement to say that the student was no longer enrolled.
“Racist and homophobic conduct will not be tolerated on this campus and we took decisive and swift action,” Struppa said. “As of this afternoon, the individual responsible for this incident is no longer a student at Chapman University.”
It’s unclear whether the student withdrew or was forced to drop out.
Kingery’s father, Jim Kingery, spoke with the GreenwichTime, saying “Dayton is a great kid. Right now we’re focused on getting him the help he needs.”
A representative Chapman University did not immediately respond to the Daily Dot’s request for comment.
Student arrested after racist & homophobic rant was caught on video
A video posted to Twitter last week shows a student at Chapman University in Orange, California shouting racist and homophobic slurs at other students in a classroom. That student has since been arrested.
The student in the video, -year-old Dayton Kingery, admitted he’d been drinking all day.
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A second video shows Kingery, telling another student not to say his name. “You don’t know who I am, guy,” Kingery says. “I’m not kidding. I’ll f**kin’ bury you. I’m worth like $ million.”
Kingery then started a physical confrontation with another student, calling him a “f**.” It is then that a group of students get up and forces Kingery to leave the classroom.
When the students hand him the wrong backpack, Kingery chucks it down the hallway and stomps on it, telling the student who it belongs to: “Hope your laptop was in there, f**king fa***t.”
After the incident, Chapman University President Daniele Struppa released a statement on Twitter, saying “appropriate legal and disciplinary processes are being implemented. We are also taking strong interim action to ensure the safety of the classroom involved as well as campus housing.”
Struppa also said that Kingery is “no longer a student” at Chapman, though it is unclear if he was expelled or if he chose to leave.
“This type of behavior is absolutely not tolerated,” Struppa continued. “Together, we must create a safe environment for all students, faculty, and staff. Each one of us is equally responsible and accountable for a campus climate that respects our differences and celebrates our diversity.”
Struppa apologized to the Black and LGBTQ members of the Chapman community and said additional resources will be offered to anyone who needs support.
I also want to extend my deepest apologies to the Black and LGBTQIA communities who were specifically targeted during today’s incident.
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Kingery, who is from Greenwich, Connecticut, was arrested following the confrontation. Orange police Sgt. Phil McMullin told the Los Angeles Times that he is being charged with making criminal threats and felony vandalism for allegedly destroying the laptop he threw in the video.
He has also been charged with elder abuse after drunkenly resisting arrest and fighting with a university public safety officer who was over the age of .
Kingery posted bond and was released on Wednesday.
New poll of Orange County voters: We’re as conflicted as the rest of the country
A new survey from Chapman University shows about one in four Orange County Democrats favor Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders to be their party’s presidential nominee, but a strong majority are either undecided or favor a cluster of moderate candidates.
Among Democrats, Sanders is likely to win .% support in the March primary, according to the survey of Orange County residents. Coming in No. ? Undecided, at %.
After that, local Democrats like former New York City Mayor Michael .%, former Vice President Joe Biden .%, Massachusetts Sen. Elizabeth Warren .%, former South Bend, Ind. Mayor Pete Buttigieg .%, Minnesota Sen. Amy Klobuchar % and California businessman Tom Steyer %.
The March primaries in California and other states plus American Samoa and Democrat ex-pats around the world mark the first time will be on a ballot and Fred Smoller, an associate professor of political science who put the poll together, believes local Democrats might be torn between and Sanders.
“The data show a tight race between the revolutionary democratic socialist with a legion of young followers and a more moderate—former Republican—billionaire who has spent more than $ million dollars on ads,” Smoller said.
“These leaders epitomize the fight within the Democratic party in Orange County, the state and the country.”
Though the poll didn’t detail specific races, near-even results overall indicated that county voters of both parties on split over who they want to represent them in congress.
Finally, the poll suggested local voters are in line with national voters on their opinion of President Donald Trump. In a previous Chapman survey, Trump drew an approval rating in the high % range, slightly below national averages at the time. In the new survey, % of local voters approve of the job Trump is doing as president, just percentage point under the national average posted Wednesday at m.
“These results are consistent with what we have found in recent years,” stated Mike Moodian, the survey’s codirector and a leadership studies lecturer at Chapman.
“Orange County is looking more like the rest of the country. County residents’ top two Democratic nominees resemble the top two in national polls and Donald Trump’s approval rating in Orange County is similar to his approval rating nationwide.”
The survey’s full results are due to be released April at Chapman’s sixth annual PublicPolicy Conference. The title of this year’s public conference is “Fighting Climate Change.” The conference is free and open to the public, but reservations and other information can be made by contacting chapman.edupublic policy.
A 12-lead electrocardiogram database for arrhythmia research covering more than 10,000 patients
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The data were acquired in four stages. First, each subject underwent a -lead resting ECG test that was taken over a period of seconds. The data were stored into the GE MUSE ECG system. Second, a licensed physician labeled the rhythm and other cardiac conditions. Another licensed physician performed a secondary validation. If there was a disagreement, a senior physician intervened and made a final decision. There are labels of each subject’s rhythm and other conditions such as PVC, right bundle branch block RBBB, left bundle branch block LBBB, and atrial premature beat APB. These additional conditions were applied to the entire sample rather than to specified beats in the -second reading. The final diagnoses were stored in the MUSE ECG system as well. Third, ECG data and diagnostic information were exported from the GE MUSE system to XML files that were encoded with specific naming conversion defined by General Electric GE. Finally, we developed a converting tool to extract ECG data and diagnostic information from the XML file and transfer them to CSV format. In doing so, we referred to the work of Maarten J.B. van Ettinger
Chapman University Dale E. Fowler School of Law
Located in the heart of Southern California, Chapman University s Dale E. Fowler School of Law provides a personalized, practice-focused approach to legal education that prepares graduates to make a lasting difference in their communities. ABA accredited and ranked among US News & World Report s Top Law Schools, the Fowler School of Law is recognized for its distinguished faculty, collegial environment, and ideal Orange County location.
The Fowler School of Law offers smaller class sizes and greater access to faculty, both in and out of the classroom. That faculty includes four former U.S. Supreme Court clerks, a Nobel laureate, and a former five-time U.S. Congressman, as well as leading legal scholars, former law partners, clinical and practice specialists, and a host of passionate educators from a wide range of specialty areas.
Named one of the Best Law Schools for Practical Training by preLaw Magazine, the Fowler School of Law excels at providing practical skills training for all students in both litigation and legal transactions. Chapman offers numerous internships, externships and labs, as well as opportunities for students to participate on legal journals and award-winning competition teams. Those teams regularly compete nationally and internationally, and in , tied for fifth place out of law schools in the American Bar Association s Competitions Championship.
In each of the Fowler School of Law s seven legal clinics, students work on actual cases under the supervision of seasoned attorneys and practitioners. In addition to classroom training sessions, students engage in hands-on fieldwork with clients, research projects, document preparation, brief writing and court appearances. These clinical programs provide pro-bono services to members of the community in need of legal aid.
A dedicated Career Services Office provides personalized support, working one-on-one with students to understand their professional goals and help them launch meaningful careers in the law. The Career Services staff also provides a range of job search tools, intensive interview preparation, and a complimentary membership to the Orange County Bar Association to enable students to make connections with alumni and the legal community.
The Fowler School of Law s rigorous bar exam preparation program includes two distinct for-credit courses that students take as part of the JD curriculum and an intensive supplemental program after graduation, during which the participants attend classes, receive individualized feedback on practice essays, meet one-on-one with faculty and take several mock bar exams.
As part of an inclusive community, the Fowler School of Law s diverse student body makes it possible for students to connect across borders and backgrounds. More than student organizations afford additional opportunities to more deeply explore different fields of interest while networking with lawyers and scholars through special events, dialogues and symposia.
All of this makes the Fowler School of Law a special and dynamic place where students not only receive a top-notch legal education that prepares them to become the best lawyers imaginable, but where they also become a part of a greater community that we like to call the Chapman Family.
Chapman University looks at what Americans fear most, just in time for Halloween
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If the American public s attitude toward the Ebola outbreak is any indication, fear is a very powerful thing. It can keep us up at night and haunt us during the day. What we fear collectively as Americans has changed over time, informed by larger political and cultural conversations. While fear of Communism was prevalent in the s, our fear today revolves more around US government snooping and the loss of our personal privacy.
Chapman University has conducted an inaugural poll surveying , people to find out what they are most afraid of. The study also studied various characteristics to see what correlated with being afraid, including: age, gender, race, work status, education, income, geographic region, urban vs. rural living, political preference, religion, TV viewing, and gun ownership.
Ed Day, Director of the Earl Babbie Research Center and the chair of the Department of Sociology at Chapman University. He’s part of a team of researcher behind the inaugural “Chapman Survey on American Fears”
Chapman University School of Pharmacy
EDUCATION FOR A NEW GENERATION OF HEALTHCARE LEADERS: CHAPMAN UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF PHARMACY CUSP
Chapman University School of Pharmacy s faculty aims to help patients live better, healthier lives by discovering life improvements and advancements in the practice of pharmacy and within the pharmaceutical sciences. It s a vision built into CUSP, from its laboratory design to its teaching style.
Researchers at CUSP have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and specialized facilities including NMR and mass spectrometers, an X-ray crystallography system, confocal microscopes, cell sorting instruments, simulation labs, and procedure rooms.
Faculty members at CUSP are committed to “translational research.” This means that they “translate” basic scientific findings into potential clinical treatments for disease, the “bench-to-bedside” research concept, offering ample opportunities to involve student researchers. At Chapman, each pharmacy student has the opportunity to conduct a capstone research project, and undergraduates from other majors can work as research assistants with several pharmacy faculty members on research equipment and projects based at the Rinker Health Science Campus in Irvine.
This is the best way to foster enthusiasm for learning, discovery and innovative change in health care say Ronald P. Jordan, R.Ph., FAPhA, founding Dean.
“People who are really passionate about making steps toward helping solve diabetes or cancer or Alzheimer s are very exciting people to talk to,” he says. “That s the kind of passion students respond to and learn from. When we ignite their ideas and passions, great results occur.”
INNOVATIVE ACADEMICS IRED WITH CUTTING-EDGE FACILITIES AND TECHNOLOGY
CUSP offers five unique degree programs that speak to students at a range of stages in their professional and academic journeys, from exceptionally talented students at the high school level to those seeking a terminal degree in pharmacy:
Doctor of Pharmacy Pharm.D., a three-year, accelerated professional degree composed of eight, -week trimesters
- Freshman Early Assurance Program, a + Pharm.D. degree pathway for academically exceptional graduating high school students
- Accelerated B.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyM.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences, a graduate degree pathway for students in the biochemistry and molecular biology undergraduate majors at Schmid College of Science and Technology
- Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Sciences, a two-year M.S.P.S. degree
- Doctor of Philosophy in Pharmaceutical Sciences, a Ph.D. degree program
- The curriculum at CUSP emphasized teamwork, opting for a “flipped classroom” active learning model where students are taught outside of the boundaries of a traditional classroom.
The Rinker Health Science Campus, where CUSP is located, is designed to embody the University s forward-looking, inter-professional approach to educating the advanced healthcare professionals of the future. Some key features include:
Flexible, shared classroom and research spaces to support inter-professional learning opportunities and cross-disciplinary research
- Technologically sophisticated classrooms and research laboratories that enable graduates to evaluate, adopt and adapt healthcare technologies to professional practice
- Simulated environments that model the new arenas in which advanced care professionals will practice, immersing students in a team-based approach to healthcare
- CARE AND COMSSION IN PRACTICE
In recent decades, the pharmaceutical profession and industry have been evolving, with a distinct shift in focus from product to the patient.
CUSP s educational model equips students with exceptional clinical knowledge, while also strengthening their communication skills and emotional intelligence. This team-based approach to pharmacy education not only emphasizes collaboration among healthcare professionals, but also a strong patient-pharmacist relationship with shared decision-making between practitioner and patient.
At CUSP, future pharmacists are taught to infuse into their practices a profound sense of empathy and compassion, tapping deeply into the profession s therapeutic roots to achieve optimal health outcomes and improve quality of life for each and every patient.
As Orange County s first school of pharmacy, CUSP is molding pharmacy practitioners and scientists who possess a deep scientific foundation, a passion for human health improvement and the caring concern needed to make a difference in people s lives.