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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


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


Full Circle The Bowen family transforms a tragic loss into an enduring legacy.

November 29, 2017 by Chapman Magazine | Uncategorized

When Ana Bowen and Rosa Lardenoit presented a gift of $100,000 to Chapman University from the estate of their late brother Joaquin “Jay” Cuetara, the moment was bittersweet. The gift supports the Matthew Bowen Memorial Scholarship endowment in memory of Ana and Mark’s son and Jay and Rosa’s nephew, who died in a traffic accident

Beside the Golden Door Message from Chapman President Daniele Struppa

May 26, 2017 by Daniele C. Struppa | Uncategorized

This column will not examine the legality of the so-called travel-ban executive order, and I will not discuss its policy implications. Rather, I want to offer my personal story. I think it will be self-explanatory. Back in 1977, I received my mathematics degree from the University of Milano in Italy. I absolutely wanted to become


‘He Always Made Time for Me’ First-gen college student Kyle Lee '14 draws on the support of mentor Daniele Struppa, fueling his passion for learning.

December 5, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Kyle Lee ’14 is a physicist, not an artist. But as he prepared to graduate from Chapman University two years ago, he knew he wanted to give something special to his mathematical mentor. So he dived into creating the drawing of Daniele Struppa that you see below. He couldn’t have known then that it would


I AM CHAPMAN What was planned as a temporary exhibit turns into a lasting expression of students' diverse identities.

December 2, 2016 by | Uncategorized

As a high school senior visiting Chapman for the first time, Santiago Villarreal ’19 remembers feeling “scared about a big change, scared of being myself.” Before he took the campus tour, he explored the Student Union, stopping when he came to a wall displaying poster-sized photos of smiling students. They looked strong and confident, Villarreal


Fears for Years? An ugly campaign season enflames feelings of anger and dread that are likely to persist, Chapman researchers say.

December 2, 2016 by Robyn Norwood | Uncategorized

The ballots have been counted and the presidential campaign that seemed as if it would never end is over. Yet the Chapman University Survey of American Fears makes it clear that fears highlighted by the divisive 2016 election existed before the first convention speech and aren’t likely to evaporate just because the votes have been


Bookshelf Suspenseful Novel Turns Up the Heat

December 2, 2016 by | Uncategorized

Combustion Martin J. Smith First-hand experience with a California wildfire is not a thing easily forgotten. “The rising panic. The power- less despair. The stinging eyes. The acrid smell of burnt every- thing,” Chapman University creative writing lecturer Martin J. Smith writes in a recent essay recalling a