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HIGHLIGHTS: Fall athletics at Trinity had one of its best seasons yet. Women's field hockey reached the semifinals of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship Tournament for the first time, and returned to the NCAA Division III Field Hockey Championship Tournament for the first time in 10 years. Ranked No. 12 in the nation, field hockey closed its best season since 1998 with a 13-5 record. The menís cross country team posted its best ever finish in the NCAA Division III National Championships with a seventh place finish. See the full fall season athletics wrap-up.
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Trinity Biology Professor Awarded Fulbright Scholarship
Kent Dunlap, Charles A. Dana Research Associate Professor of Biology, has been awarded a Fulbright Scholar grant to conduct research on electric fish in Uruguay, beginning in February 2009. Dunlap, who has been a member of Trinityís faculty since 1998, has long been interested in electric fish and the social and hormonal influences on brain cell production.

Chase Twichell í73 Receives First Ogden Poetry Prize
Poet Chase Twichell Ď73 gave a public reading at Trinity College on November 3, where she was honored as the first recipient of the Ogden Poetry Prize, supported by an endowed fund established in memory of beloved Trinity Professor Hugh Ogden, who died in 2006. Hear from the poet in her own words.

Trinity Professor Wins Prestigious Literary Award
Vijay Prashadís book, The Darker Nations: A Peopleís History of the Third World, has been named the winner of the 11th annual Asian American Literary Award for Nonfiction. Prashad will be honored by the Asian American Writers Workshop on Dec. 8. Prashad is the George and Martha Kellner Chair in South Asian History and professor of international studies.

Students Perform in Fall Production of Eurydice
Trinity students performed Eurydice, a play by MacArthur Genius Grant Fellow Sarah Ruhl, on Nov. 13-15 at Trinityís Austin Arts Center. The play was directed by Visiting Assistant Professor Michelle Hendrick.

New Trinity Fund Matching Initiative
Trinity has announced a new incentive for all who support the Trinity Fund this year. Gifts will generate matching funds for the College as follows: Increased gifts to the Trinity Fund will be matched two dollars for one dollar; and new or renewed gifts to the Fund will be matched dollar for dollar. Make your gift today!

"In Whose Symbolic Shadow We Stand": The Lincoln Bicentennial at Trinity College
In celebration of the bicentennial of Abraham Lincolnís birth, Trinity is featuring a campus-wide conversation about Lincoln and the enduring historical, cultural, and political questions pertinent to his career. See a full listing of lectures and discussions.

Lessons and Carols Celebrates 50th Year
A Greater Hartford tradition for 50 years, the Service of Lessons and Carols for Christmas will be held at the Trinity College Chapel on Sunday, Dec. 7, with identical services at 4:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. Both services are free and open to the public.

 

More Trinity News

Trinity Student helps College save Vending Machine Costs, Energy Krystal Ramirez í10 has helped lead Trinity College in installing new energy-saving technology that is expected to save Trinity about $4,300 a year in electric costs for vending machine usage.

Presidentís Medal Awarded to Earl Shorris Shorris, founder and chairman of the Clemente Course in the Humanities, Inc., has been awarded the Trinity College Presidentís Medal for Excellence, the highest honor that can be bestowed on an individual who is not an alumnus of the school.

Cornerstone Summit
College officials, volunteers, trustees, and donors participated in the two-day Cornerstone Summit October 24-25, which included the Long Walk rededication and Wall of Honor induction ceremony. See photos from the Summit, including the Long Walk rededication.

Students Dancing! A Celebration of Trinity Dance and Choreography
Students Dancing! A Celebration of Trinity Dance and Choreography took the stage at the Austin Arts Center Nov. 7 and 8, and featured nine student choreographers. In addition, students performed dances by professional choreographers Judy Dworin, Lorelei Change and Lisa Niedermeyer.

Alumni Trip to China
Join alumni, parents and students July 10-22, 2009 on an exciting 13-day exploration of the Middle Kingdom during a trip to China with Dr. Xiangming Chen, dean and director of the Center for Urban and Global Studies.  

Save the Date! Reunion 2009 is June 4-7.

 

 

 

 

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