Sept.-Oct. 2007

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Center for Urban and Global Studies Celebrates Opening on October 19
On October 19, Trinity's new Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) will host a day of faculty/student lectures and discussions entitled, “From Trinity to Hartford to the World: Building an Urban Bridge.” The keynote address will be delivered by renowned expert on globalization and cities, Professor Saskia Sassen of Columbia University. A complete list of the day's events can be found at the center’s Web site. All are welcome to attend.

Ralph Morelli, Professor of Computer Science, Awarded Two-Year Grant from the National Science Foundation
Professor Morelli will use the funding to develop a collaborative program, joining undergraduate computer science students, social service agencies, and other IT professionals to come up with open source software solutions to such real-world problems as coordinating relief efforts for earthquakes and tracking vital medical records for AIDS patients in Africa.  While Trinity is the lead institution on the initiative, Connecticut College and Wesleyan University also have been awarded separate, supporting grants.

Junior Melissa Katz Wins Jim Murray ’43 Journalism Scholarship
Katz is one of seven journalism students nationally to be honored at the Murray Scholars-Great Ones Awards dinner being held in La Quinta, CA, in December. The Jim Murray Memorial Foundation was founded to perpetuate Murray’s love and dedication to his extraordinary career in journalism. 

Brownell Stone Discovered during Long Walk Renovations
During renovations to the historic Long Walk buildings this summer, workers unearthed a stone, tucked under the Seabury steps, with the engraving, “1845.” The stone was found to be the cornerstone of Brownell Hall, a dormitory and the last of the three buildings constructed on the College’s first campus at the site of the current state capitol building in Hartford.

Fall Speaker Series Bring Acclaimed Writers and Human Rights Activists to Campus
The Trinity College English Department's 2007 Fall Reading Series, featuring distinguished writers of fiction, poetry, and/or memoir, will host essayist Dana Brand on October 25 at 5:00 p.m. in the Reese Room at the Smith House.

On October 16, the Human Rights Program's fall lecture series welcomes Abraham Awolich, co-director of New Sudan Education Initiative, who will give a talk, entitled, “Future Beyond Genocide.” The event begins at 7:00 p.m. in the Life Sciences Auditorium. Both events are free and open to the public.

College Mourns Passing of Theodor M. Mauch, Professor of Religion
Mauch, who joined the Trinity faculty in 1957, was a Professor of Religion and Ellsworth Tracy Lecturer, Emeritus. He died at his home on Cape Cod on Sunday, August 19. A memorial service in his honor will be held in April 2008.

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Three Class of 2006 Alums Screen their Feature-Length Film at Trinity
Maureen Masterson ’06, Magee McIlvaine ’06, and Christopher Moore ’06, of Sol Productions, released their first feature-length documentary film this September with a screening on September 26 during Trinity’s Latin American and Iberian Film Series. ¿Puedo Hablar? / May I Speak? chronicles the 2006 Venezuelan presidential elections and will be touring colleges and universities in the United States and Europe.

Most Recent Fulbright Recipient, Marylin Rodriguez ’07, Brings Number to Four
Marylin Rodriguez of Nashville, TN, is the most recent of four 2007 Trinity graduates to win a Fulbright Fellowship. Rodriguez graduated with a double major in international studies and Hispanic studies. The grant will allow Rodriguez to teach English in Uruguay.

MacArthur Genius Fellowship Winner, Holmes Morton IDP’79, Delivers Homecoming Keynote Address November 11
On Sunday, November 11, alumnus Holmes Morton, M.D., a pediatrician and co-founder of the Clinic for Special Children in Strasburg, PA, will give a talk, entitled, “Roads Not Taken: Reflections about an Education, Difficult Learning, and Meaningful Work.” The lecture will be preceded by a solo concert by cellist Matt Haimovitz.

Nominations for the Brownell Prize for Excellence in Teaching Due October 26
The Thomas Church Brownell Prize for Teaching Excellence will next be awarded at Commencement in May of 2008. All alumni/ae are encouraged to submit nominations explaining in 200 to 300 words why they believe a favorite professor of theirs deserves this prestigious award. Nominations should be sent to Nancy Horton at For eligible faculty members,
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Announced Today Jim Shepard '78 2007 National Book
Award Finalist

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Golf Wins ECAC and NESCAC Tournament Titles

Women’s and Men’s Cross Country Win James Early Invitational at Westfield State

Trinity Football Tops Williams in Wild Triple Overtime; 25-Game Home Winning Streak Continues with Win Over Hamilton

Friends of Trinity Rowing Boathouse Dedicated

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The newly renovated Mather Dining Hall showcases new concepts in college dining with modernized kitchen and dining areas. Offering such amenities as cook-to-order stations and options for students who are Kosher, vegetarians, and vegans, the new design promotes small group conversation.

On October 6, Barry and Phyllis Gordon, parents of hockey fan Ryan Gordan, who died in 2006, presented President James F. Jones, Jr., right, and Hartford Wolf Pack General Manager Jim Schoenfeld, left, with a check for the Ryan Gordon/Hartford Wolf Pack Community Scholars Fund at Trinity. The generous gift will support Hartford children who want to learn to play ice hockey. Read more...


During the Third Annual Summer Research Symposium on September 14, over 90 students, including those supported by the Arthur Vining Davis Foundations and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, presented their research with posters highlighting their activities and results.
Declaring September 6, 2007, as “The Watkinson Library Day,” Matthew J. Hennessy M'04, chief of staff, City of Hartford Mayor’s Office (right), presents a proclamation to Dr. Jeffrey H. Kaimowitz, head librarian at Trinity’s Watkinson Library, at a reception celebrating the library’s recent renovation.


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