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UC San Diego mourns the passing of Dr. Arthur Wagner

The Department of Theatre and Dance at UC San Diego mourns the passing
of our founding chairman, Dr. Arthur Wagner. He was 92.

In memory of his lifetime of achievements, the Department will host a memorial event at the Mandell Weiss Theatre on Monday, October 12 at 4pm. Please RSVP to Mark Maltby at mmaltby@ucsd.edu if you wish to attend.
News outlets in San Diego have been recounting the lifelong contributions by Dr. Wagner and his wife, Molli, to the arts community of the San Diego area, as well as his contributions to generations of people as an educator and mentor. Please follow these links below to read some of what has been written in honor of Dr. Wagner:


"A Tribute to Arthur Wagner by Jefferson Mays", San Diego Reader

"Arthur Wagner, major theater advocate-educator, dies at 92", San Diego Union-Tribune

"In Memorium: Dr. Arthur Wagner", La Jolla Playhouse

"Exit the king: Arthur Wagner, central figure in UCSD theater's stellar growth, dies at 92", SDNews


Dr. Wagner inspired everyone he met with his enthusiasm and encouragement. He will be greatly missed by all of us at the Department of Theatre and Dance who had the pleasure to know him.




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