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In Memoriam: Carol Neblett

July 10, 2018 by | In Memoriam

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, Carol Neblett passed away on Nov. 23. She was 71. She was “a legend, a force of nature, a diva in the very best sense

In Memoriam: Harry Ufland

July 10, 2018 by | In Memoriam

A longtime Hollywood insider who collaborated with Martin Scorsese before tapping his vast experience and industry connections to guide students in Chapman University’s Dodge College of Film and Media Arts, Harry Ufland passed away March 2. He was 81. No one in this school cared for his students more than Harry,” Barry Blaustein, a director,

In Memoriam: Ron Rotunda

July 10, 2018 by Catie Kovelman '19 | In Memoriam

A nationally known authority on constitutional law and legal ethics, Fowler School of Law Professor Ron Rotunda passed away March 14. He was 73. Rotunda was the Doy & Dee Henley Chair and Distinguished Professor of Jurisprudence at Chapman University’s Dale E. Fowler School of Law, where he had taught since 2008. “Ron Rotunda is

In Memoriam: Les Walrath

July 10, 2018 by Catie Kovelman '19 | In Memoriam

A professor emeritus who helped establish the academic foundation for the Argyros School of Business and Economics at Chapman University, Leslie M. Walrath passed away March 12. “Les treated everyone with respect and dignity. He really personified the culture of Chapman University,” said President Emeritus Jim Doti, a friend and colleague of Walrath.“I think it’s

In Memoriam: Randy McCardle

July 10, 2018 by | In Memoriam

A trustee emeritus of Chapman University who built a highly successful career as a real estate broker and a founder of Citizens Bank of Costa Mesa, Randy McCardle ’58 (M.A. ’66) passed away April 26. He was 86. Together with his wife, Suki, McCardle was a passionate philanthropist and gave generously to his alma mater

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

Editor’s Note A Celebration of Life for Carol Neblett will be held Sunday, April 8, at 4 p.m. in Musco Center for the Arts. This special event will include performances by her colleagues and former students, as well as remembrances and recordings of her career. Free tickets are available online at www.muscocenter.org or by calling

In Memoriam: Yuhua (Jake) Liang

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | In Memoriam

An assistant professor of communication studies and a 2017 Valerie Scudder Award honoree, Yuhua (Jake) Liang, Ph.D., passed away Aug. 11. He was 37. “The grace and strength with which Jake dealt with his cancer was an inspiration to all as he consistently thought of how it impacted others every step of his journey,” said

In Memoriam: Curt Lowens

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | In Memoriam

A Holocaust survivor and World War II hero who went on to become a Hollywood actor and an important part of Chapman’s Holocaust education programs for almost 15 years, Curt Lowens passed away May 8. He was 91. “I truly think Curt loved every moment on the Chapman campus, and nothing gave him more pleasure

In Memoriam: Charles D. Martin

May 26, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | In Memoriam

A member of Chapman University’s Board of Trustees for nearly 30 years, Chuck Martin passed away March 28. He was 80. Together with his wife Twyla, Martin was a longtime benefactor of an array of programs at the University. In 2013, the couple served as gala chairs for the signature gala fundraising event now known

In Memoriam: Michael C. Martin

March 11, 2017 by | Chapman Now

A specialist in music composition who also directed Chapman’s 20th Century Chamber Music Series, retired faculty member Michael C. Martin passed away in December. Martin began teaching at Chapman in 1980 and retired as an associate professor of music in 2006. For many years, he was the only music composition instructor on campus, leading the