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HIGHLIGHTS: Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder was the featured speaker during convocation ceremonies welcoming Trinity’s newest class. Kidder, above right, discussed his book, Mountains Beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, a Man Who Would Cure the World, with an audience of first-year students who had read the book this summer. Read More.
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Trinity/La MaMa Celebrates 25th Anniversary
This fall, the Department of Theater & Dance will celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Trinity/La MaMa Urban Arts Semester in New York City with a year-long series of events and performances on campus. Since its inception in 1986, the nationally recognized program has enabled 268 college students to immerse themselves in the study of performance arts. Read more.

Faculty Achievements
Assistant Professor of Religion Seth Sanders’s book, The Invention of Hebrew, won ASOR's Frank Moore Cross Award for 2010 for the most substantial volume(s) related to ancient Near Eastern and eastern Mediterranean epigraphy, text and/or tradition. Read more faculty highlights.

Audubon’s Birds of America on Display at Watkinson
On Nov. 3, the Watkinson Library will formally open an exhibit of John James Audubon’s Birds of America, considered one of the rarest books in the world (with one recently sold at Sotheby’s in London for $11.5M). The opening will feature a lecture by Dr. Christoph Irmsch of Indiana University and an expert on the 20-year production of this famous artifact. Learn more.

Trinity Pre-Law Student Chosen as Jim Murray Scholarship Recipient
Vincent H. Bish, Jr. ’12 was named a 2011 recipient of a Jim Murray Scholarship, awarded by the foundation named for the journalist who was an alumnus of Trinity’s Class of 1943 and long-time sports columnist for The Los Angeles Times. Read more.

Elliot, Alexandra, Dylan, and Abigail Say Thanks    
An amazing 12,748 alumni, parents, and friends gave to Trinity in 2010-2011, raising the highest amount in Trinity Fund history, $9.065 million. Read a personal thanks from these students for investing in their Trinity experience. The 2011-2012 Trinity Fund year has begun: Please give now and help us launch another record-setting year.

Trinity Football Looks for 40 Straight Home Wins
The Trinity football team will host the Williams College Ephs on Saturday, Oct. 1 at 1:30 p.m. in one of the most highly-anticipated matchups in the New England Small College Athletic Conference. The Bantams hope to extend their nation-best 39-game winning streak at home against an Eph team that has not lost a game since 2009. Read more.

More Trinity News

Kobrosky Is First Trinity Player Inducted Into College Football Hall of Fame
Former Trinity College football star Mickey Kobrosky '37, who led the Bantams to a 19-2 record on the gridiron from 1934 to 1936 and played professionally with the New York Giants, became the first Trinity player or coach to be inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame. 

Family Weekend is October 21 – 22
This annual weekend is designed to increase parents' and family members’ familiarity with Trinity and provide opportunities to see how their student is faring at the College. Highlights include classes, performances, athletic competitions, tours of campus and Hartford, and more! View the full schedule.

Bantams Launch New Web and Facebook Pages
Trinity Athletics recently launched a redesigned Web site and new Bantam Sports page on Facebook, both of which provide instant access to live stats, videos, Webcasts, blogs, and more. These are just two of a variety of ways to follow the Bantams on your Web browser or mobile device. See them all.

Access Trinity on Your Smart Phone Via New Mobile Web Site
Last month Trinity unveiled a new mobile Web site, which is optimized for modern browsers and displays best on Android phones, iPhones, and recent-issue Blackberry phones. Visit http://m.trincoll.edu.

First Academic Journal Dedicated to Secular Studies to be Launched
The world’s first journal dedicated to the exploration of secularism and nonreligion will begin publication in January 2012. Read More.

Save the Date: Homecoming Weekend – Nov. 12 and 13
Come back to campus, reconnect with old friends, and enjoy a weekend filled with exciting events, including sports, the alumni beer garden, a special 50th Reunion planning program, the student a capella concert, and athletic reunions. View the full schedule.

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