Sun Herald "Nicholas Academic Centers to Host Final 2010-2011 Chapman University Lectures"


The “Visiting Scholars Series” Will Conclude the Academic Year with Presentations on “The Science of Food” and Music’s Cultural Roots

ORANGE, Calif. -- Dr. Anuradha Prakash on Saturday will discuss “The Science of Food” and Dr. Sean Heim will lecture on the “Confluence of Cultures in Western Art Music,” as the Chapman University professors conclude the “Visiting Scholars Series” for the 2010-2011 academic year at the Nicholas Academic Centers’ Annex in downtown Santa Ana (9 a.m. to noon at 313 North Birch Street, 2nd floor, in downtown Santa Ana. The event is open to the public).

Since the program launched in the fall of 2010, Chapman University faculty and staff have lectured students, parents and community members on a broad range of subjects, from the origins of mathematics to how to build a video game. The series is aimed at introducing high school students from underserved communities in Santa Ana to a college academic environment, while strengthening ties with highly respected local universities. The Nicholas Academic Centers and Chapman are committed to continuing the series next year.

“This has been an extremely valuable experience for our students,” said Dr. Henry Nicholas, co-founder and former Co-Chairman, President and CEO of Broadcom Corp., who partnered in 2007 with retired Superior Court Judge Jack Mandel to establish the Nicholas Academic Centers. “Our objective was to introduce students to a challenging and diverse academic environment and this is exactly what Chapman’s professors were able to accomplish. NAC students now will be better prepared to take advantage of what top universities have to offer.”

nicholas academic centers, corina espinoza, judge jack mandel, chapman university, visiting scholar seriesNicholas Academic Centers' co-founder Judge Jack Mandel, retired, and NAC Director Corina Espinoza pictured with Chapman University staff.

Ashley Temm