for Urban and Global Studies Celebrates Opening on October
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.
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
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.
Stone Discovered during Long Walk
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
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.
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
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Three Class of 2006 Alums Screen their Feature-Length Film
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.
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.
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 Nancy.Horton@trincoll.edu. For eligible faculty members,
Announced Today Jim
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Golf Wins ECAC and NESCAC Tournament Titles
and Men’s Cross Country Win James Early Invitational at
Trinity Football Tops Williams in Wild Triple Overtime;
25-Game Home Winning Streak Continues with Win Over Hamilton
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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
new design promotes small group conversation.
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.
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.
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
Library, at a reception celebrating the library’s recent
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