Awards and Honors


Diana Evans

At the 2003 meeting of the American Political Science Association in Philadelphia, Diana Evans was elected Chair of the legislative studies section of the American Political Science Association for a two-year term: 2003-2005.  The legislative studies section is the division of the American Political Science Association for scholars and teachers who study legislative politics in the United States and other democracies.


Robert Smith

Composer-in-Residence, Robert Smith, has been chosen as an ASCAP award winner by the American Society of Composers, Authors, and Publishers. Reflecting the Society’s continuing commitment to assisting and encouraging composers, the award is based upon the “unique prestige value of each catalogue of original compositions” and on recent performances in areas not surveyed by the Society.


Barbara Henriques

Barbara Henriques, visiting assistant professor in educational studies, will receive a Neighborhood Service Award from SINA on November 13. The award recognizes individuals "who have made outstanding contributions to our nearby neighborhoods." Barbara has been instrumental in strengthening the educational bonds between Trinity College and the Learning Corridor, has helped promote the Saturday Academy, an academic enrichment program for Hartford 8th graders, and serves as a resource and planner for the National Conference on Community and Justice (NCCJ) Education Conference.


Michael Lestz

Having been named as Freeman Professor of Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii (UH), while concurrently serving on the senior staff of the University as Evan Dobelle's Senior Adviser for Global Affairs, Trinity College Associate Professor of History, Michael Lestz, acted as "principal investigator" on a grant team seeking funding for UH. The team was successful in garnering two grants totaling more than $450,000 from Atlantic Philanthropies, which also has made awards to Trinity College. The grant will be used to establish scholarships, teacher training, workshops and seminars and a UH Inter-University Center in Hanoi, Vietnam.


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