September-October 2013




HIGHLIGHTS: When students arrived on campus for the start of the fall semester, they were greeted by a bevy of new features on campus, including the newly redesigned Vernon Social (pictured above). As a new hub of social life at Trinity, the space was officially opened and unveiled to the community on September 7. Guests were were treated to a first-hand look at the colorful, refurbished and rejuvenated venue. The evening featured musical and DJ performances, a caricature artist, photo booth, belly dancing performances, comedy acts, and more. Read more and see photos from the event.

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Welcoming the Class of 2017
The approximately 605 first-year students who arrived at Trinity in late August represent one of the largest classes in recent memory at the College, as well as one of the more diverse. See photos from this year's Convocation ceremony and a video welcoming the Class of 2017 to campus.




Trinity's Terri Williams Awarded Three-Year NSF Grant
Research Associate Professor Terri Williams has been awarded a three-year, $488,877 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to investigate segmentation in arthropods. Williams’s research will be done in collaboration with professors Lisa Nagy at The University of Arizona in Tucson, Arizona, and Ariel Chipman at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem in Israel, as well as Trinity Professor of Computer Science Ralph Morelli. Students will have the opportunity for international exchange between the schools’ labs and live exchanges of ideas through Web-based meetings. Read more.

New Photo Exhibit of Students' Travel to Trinidad Goes on View
About two dozen students and staff from Trinity embarked on a weeklong interfaith service and study trip to the Caribbean island nation of Trinidad. See photos from their journey, which have been collected into an exhibition and are now on display in the Mather Art Space Gallery. See more photos here.




Trinity Treks: Utah
When Associate Professor of Physics and Environmental Science Christoph Geiss takes students on a summer trek, they're in for a full experience. On a recent trip to Utah, environmental science students had the opportunity to learn about desert environments, water management, management of natural resources, and the role of public entities in public land management. Topics of discussion also included geology, botany, vegetative zones, the link between climate and vegetation, and how to cook over an open fire. See a video of their experiences here.

Series Featuring Alumni in Scientific Fields Launches This Fall
How is science used for the greater good? How does science contribute to society? How are Trinity alumni active in this process? Science for the Greater Good, a new series of lectures featuring Trinity alumni, aims to answer these questions. The series kicked off in September with Christopher Hillyer '80, president and CEO of the New York Blood Center. Future lectures feature Dr. John Robson '70 and others. Read more.


Be an Early Bantam
Show the Class of 2017 what it means to be a Bantam—what it means to get there first. The sooner your Trinity Fund gift arrives, the sooner it goes to work supporting Trinity’s talented young men and women. Set the bar high—it’s what we do. Call our gift line at (800) 771-6184, or make your gift online today. Thank you!



Trinity Women's Soccer Ranked Nationally Thanks to Flawless Start
Trinity College women's soccer team earned a 3-1 victory over the visiting Westfield State University Owls on Tuesday afternoon. Trinity, ranked No. 1 in New England and No. 13 in the nation, is one of just four NCAA Division III teams left without a loss or a tie  and is off to its best start since 1981. Read more.



Welcome Back for Homecoming 2013, November 8-10
It's time to rally for Homecoming Weekend. Come back to campus to see what's new, reconnect with faculty and friends, and cheer on the Bantams to keep their home field winning streak alive. Kickoff is 12:00 p.m. on Saturday vs. Wesleyan. For a preliminary schedule and hotel information, please click here.



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