Chapman University mourns Carol Neblett, opera star and artist-in-residence Soprano who sang with Pavarotti and Domingo dies at 71

November 29, 2017 by | Uncategorized

Carol Neblett, a world-renowned opera star who shared the stage with Luciano Pavarotti and Plácido Domingo before becoming “Mama Diva” to Chapman students as an artist-in-residence at the Hall-Musco Conservatory of Music, died at her home in Los Angeles on Nov. 23 after a short illness. She was 71. “We were very fortunate at Chapman


Welcome to the Fall 2017 Issue of “Chapman Magazine”

November 29, 2017 by | Uncategorized

IN THIS ISSUE UP FRONT President Struppa tracks the development of Chapman’s new five-year plan. First Person: Beyond names on a list, “OC’s Wealthiest” improve our communities. CHAPMAN NOW Donna Ford Attallah ’61 sows seeds of generosity that lift students’ lives. The Keck Foundation’s gift propels growth in the sciences and engineering. Archaeologist Justin Walsh


The Riddle of Alzheimer’s Even in the shadows of decline, light and hope emerge.

November 29, 2017 by Sari Harrar | Features

“Dad got lost on the way home,” Robert Heins ’18 announced one evening in 2009 after he and his father, Steve Heins, returned to the family’s Cypress, Calif., home from a Boy Scout event. For Steve, a mechanical engineer in his mid-50s, it was a life-changing moment. A diagnosis of mild cognitive impairment followed, as


A 5-Year Plan Made of Concrete and Ambition Message from the President

November 29, 2017 by Daniele C. Struppa | Uncategorized

During the summer, the Board of Trustees held a retreat to pave the way for a new five-year strategic plan for Chapman University. Our institution is, in this sense, quite remarkable. Most universities, like corporations, prepare glossy strategic plans that are rich in rhetoric but not always in substance. These strategic plans speak highly of


Thanks, Mom A special moment of gratitude charms the world.

November 29, 2017 by | Features

Keeping a secret is hard. It’s exponentially more difficult when you’re paralyzed from the shoulders down and the one person you’re trying to keep the secret from is your near-constant companion and helper for your phone, laptop, email and, well, everything. So when Chapman University President Daniele Struppa welcomed MBA student Marty O’Connor and his


No Waffling "Bet on yourself," the Duffer Brothers advise Chapman students during a wide-ranging master class.

November 29, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Sixteen million viewers around the world watched Season 2 of Netflix’s Stranger Things within the first three days of its release on Oct. 27. Of those 16 million, 361,000 viewers binged, watching all nine episodes, one right after the other. “It’s safe to say that Stranger Things has become an instant classic,” said Akin Ceylan


Treasured Friends and ‘Stranger Things’

November 29, 2017 by | Chapman Now

Imagination and fantasy were the themes of Chapman Celebrates 2017, but one more could be added to that lineup – stellar alumni. One of the great highlights of Chapman University’s annual Broadway-style stage revue and gala benefiting student scholarships is its salute to leaders in the worlds of creative arts and philanthropy. This year that