January-February 2016




HIGHLIGHTS: Once a week, since 2011, Watkinson Library staff members open a purpose-built glass case that houses Trinity College’s copy of John James Audubon's The Birds of America and carefully turn a page in the massive book so that visitors can admire a different bird illustration each week. For some, this weekly ritual is not to be missed, especially for Hartford resident Jose Reis. Reis, who researches the featured birds using the Watkinson’s comprehensive collection of ornithology books, takes the bus to campus each week to be there in person. Richard Ring (pictured above), head curator for the Watkinson Library, says that it will be 2020 before all the pages are turned and the process will begin again with volume 1, plate 1 of the “Wild Turkey.” Read more.

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Students Propose Apps and Infrastructure to Improve Life in Hartford
In the culmination of their semester-long study of “smart urbanism,” students in Trinity’s American studies course called “The Digital Image of the City” recently presented their proposals for mobile apps, websites, and infrastructure that could help improve the experience of living in or visiting the city of Hartford. Read more

Professor Co-Authors Book for Early Treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders
As the parent of a child with autism, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience Molly Helt brings personal and professional experience to a new resource designed to make early intervention treatment even earlier for infants at risk of developing autism spectrum disorders (ASD). Read more.
U.S. News & World Report Interviews President Joanne Berger-Sweeney
In an interview published recently by U.S. News & World Report, Trinity College President Joanne Berger-Sweeney weighs in on higher education topics that have figured prominently in the national media in recent months, including race-related issues and the value of a liberal arts education. Read more.

Alumni Return to Help Seniors Prepare for Life after College
Nearly 90 seniors returned to campus early from winter break to participate in “Bantams and Beyond,” presented by Trinity’s Career Development Center (CDC). The program is designed just for seniors as they prepare to join the workforce or enroll in graduate school. Alumni from a variety of industries were on hand to lead breakout sessions on topics ranging from workplace communications, personal finance, etiquette, negotiation skills, creating one’s own brand, and more. Read more.
 
Giving to Trinity
Please consider making your gift to Trinity. For gifts of $100 or more, you will receive a Trinity keychainan as a thank you. Call (800) 771-6184, or make your gift online today.

Trinity Scholars Reception Now in Its 17th Year
The 17th Annual Scholars Reception will be held on Thursday, March 3, 2016, on campus. Hosted by President Joanne Berger-Sweeney, the reception provides donors and scholarship recipients with the opportunity to get acquainted and to create important and fulfilling connections. This year’s featured speaker is George A. Kellner ’64, who has established both the George A. Kellner ’64 Scholarship and the George A. Kellner Fund for Presidential Scholars. Kellner is the founder and CEO of Kellner Capital. For more information about the reception, please contact Amanda Buhrer at amanda.buhrer@trincoll.edu.


Men’s Ice Hockey Hosts Williams for Pivotal NESCAC Game on February 5
The Trinity College men’s ice hockey team will host the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) rival Williams College Ephs in a game whose winner will take first place in the league. The 2015 NCAA Champion Bantams have a record of 14-3-1 overall and are currently at the top of the NESCAC standings with a 10-2 conference mark. Trinity has won seven games in a row, including a 4-0 win against then-No. 14-ranked Hamilton and Amherst during the previous weekend. Read more, and watch the game live on the Web.

Take an Unforgettable Trip to the Galapagos Islands
Trinity alumni, parents, and friends are invited to embark on an unforgettable trip to Ecuador and the Galapagos Islands aboard the My Coral I or II, led by Ernest H. Williams ’68, William R. Kenan Professor of Biology Emeritus, Hamilton College. For additional information, including the itinerary and costs, click here.

 
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