Nancy L. Segal, professor of psychology and author of several books about twins, has written a new book, “Accidental Brothers: The Story of Twins Exchanged at Birth and the Power of Nature and Nurture,” released April 17, and has been speaking about it at appearances around Orange County.
The book tells the story of two sets of identical twins in Colombia — one of whom in each pair was swapped at birth. The two pairs grew up 150 miles apart, thinking they were fraternal twins — who are not a genetic match — until a young woman mistook one man for his identical twin.
In other recent faculty talks, Bob Engels, associate professor of cinema and television arts, spoke March 24 at an Orange County Screenwriters Association seminar in Fountain Valley on his work as a writer and producer on the original version of the TV show “Twin Peaks” in a presentation titled “She’s Dead, Wrapped in Plastic.”
Fraternity takes a page from Drake’s songbook
The Cal State Fullerton chapter of Pi Kappa Alpha gave out over $1,000 worth of food to the homeless and shelters, and made a $500 donation to Children’s Hospital of Orange County.
As part of the project, the 135-member fraternity made its own version of Drake’s “God’s Plan” music video, in which the artist gives away food, toys and money to people on the street. The idea and production of the fraternity’s video, which can be seen on Twitter @fullertonpike, came from member Jamil Daye.
“We strive every year to fight the stereotype that comes with being in a fraternity and look forward to future projects to help our community,” said Connor Snellings, Mu Epsilon chapter president.
Over the past year, the chapter has raised over $18,000, which it expects to grow to more than $25,000, to be donated to its philanthropy, Taylor Trudeau Cycle for Life.
Alum’s art on display at airport
Mixed-media art by Cal State Fullerton alum Brennan Roach is on display at John Wayne Airport as part of the airport’s Community Focus Space Program.
Roach’s works can be seen through May 17 on the departure level near security screening areas in Terminals A, B and C, and on the arrival level adjacent to baggage carousels 1 and 4.
“Each of Mr. Roach’s pieces tells its own story, with underlying themes of self-reflection that are revealed in the intricacy of his work,” said Andrew Do, chairman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, which oversees the airport.
Roach’s pieces on display bring together separate moments in his life, many based on doodles he made on napkins at bars or restaurants.
“I make a line on paper, it’s there, it stays there, I react to it, I add more, I react to that, I feel the lines, the shapes, what it could be, what it wants to be,” said Roach.
Roach pursued a bachelor of fine arts degree from CSUF after discovering a passion for the visual arts while creating artwork for T-shirts and fliers for his band, Time and Energy. He remains active in music while working in his studio at the Advertising Arts Building in Santa Ana.
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