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High Activity, Big Support

Chapman University celebrated a high and growing level of research activity during its Annual State of Research and Creative Activity event on Friday, Oct. 18.

The Orange-based institution doubled its research funding to $20.1 million this year, and secured a R2 classification in January, which earned the school national recognition; 149 research projects are active at this time.

During the event, Uri Maoz, Amir Raz, Jennifer Totochny, Rion Dooley and Lisa Sparks were welcomed into the Million Dollar Club for raising $1 million each in research funding.

Sparks, dean of the school of communication at Chapman, is the wife of the university’s president, Daniele Struppa and is running for Congress.

Sciences, Media

Much of the funds will go toward research in behavioral and life sciences, including the study of a cancer-related virus, Alzheimer’s disease and movement disorders. Another $1.2 million will fund the new Center for Freedom of Expression and Media Integrity.

Professor Yakir Aharonov was also recognized for his ongoing work at the Institute of Quantum Studies.

In addition, the university announced an award from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for more than $417,000 to support research and students with disabilities.

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Kevin Costelloe
Kevin Costelloe
Tech reporter at Orange County Business Journal
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