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Mathematician to become Chapman University's 13th president

Mathematician to become Chapman University's 13th president

Daniele Struppa is a mountain climber, a professor who explores Renaissance paintings and a father who talks to his 12-year-old about antibiotics and atoms.

And on Friday, Chapman University will officially welcome the mathematician as its 13th president. 

Struppa said he will challenge himself to “create a place where marvel and wonder is sustained. I think it’s so special to find engaged learners who have the ability to keep asking questions. Look into the mind of a child — it’s a beautiful thing.”

A former Chapman chancellor and provost, Struppa’s ascension coincides with the school’s jump to No. 6 in its regional...

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