January-February 2013

HIGHLIGHTS: This semester, The Mill, a student-run arts-collective theme house, is hosting a series of twice-weekly faculty lectures and conversations. The series was created by students to provide intellectually engaging events and to create a closer relationship between students and faculty. Pictured above: Forrest Robinette '16 and Professor John Alcorn, principal lecturer in language and culture studies, debate"Should We Legalize Drugs?" at the inaugural Faculty Lecture Series on January 29. Upcoming lectures include a look at religion in American politics, "The Sweatiest of the Liberal Arts: Athletics and Education," and a student and faculty poetry reading. Click here to see the full list of lectures.

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Pulitzer-Prize Winning Author and Trinity Professor Appears in PBS Series
Joan Hedrick, Charles A. Dana Professor of History and author of the Pulitzer Prize-winning biography Harriet Beecher Stowe: A Life, was interviewed for the new PBS “American Experience” film, "The Abolitionists." The three-part docudrama, part documentary and part historical re-enactment, aired in January, and includes the story of the influence of Stowe’s book Uncle Tom’s Cabin and the resulting spotlight placed on the author, a Hartford resident. Read more.

Community Learning Programs Engage Students in Experiential Research
Trinity’s Community Learning (CLI) Research Colloquium teams up students with Hartford-area organizations to do groundbreaking research that can shed light on issues of major importance to the Greater Hartford region and beyond. Students, such as Anne Arnzen '14 (pictured left), recently presented their research at a CLI capstone event. Arnzen's research project was titled "Finding Voice, Supporting Process: The Collaboration between Teaching Artists and Social Workers in an Arts Intervention Program with Populations Affected by Incarceration,” and she partnered with The Judy Dworin Performance Project/Bridging Boundaries Program. Read more.

Richard Prigodich Named Interim Dean of the Faculty
Richard V. Prigodich, a chemistry professor with a long history of leadership and service at the College, has been named interim dean of the faculty, replacing Rena Fraden, who has accepted a position at the College of the Pacific in Stockton, CA. A search committee has been formed, and the position will be filled from within the College. The new dean will serve a three-year term that will begin on July 1. Read more.

New Townhouse-Style Residence Halls to Be Built on Crescent Street
Trinity and a New York developer are partnering to build a new residence hall complex for upperclass students, with phase one expected to be completed by the start of the 2013-2014 academic year. The $25 million project will include two phases that will ultimately result in a total of five new townhouse buildings and more than 340 beds in suite-style layouts. The second phase, which will include between 7,500 and 10,000 square feet of new retail space on New Britain Avenue, is expected to open in January 2014. style = "color:#777777;"Read more.

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Women's Ice Hockey Player Selected As Player of the Week for Third Time
Goaltender Alexa Pujol '14 was selected as the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Women's Ice Hockey  Player of the Week for the third time this season. Pujol was the NESCAC Co-Player of the Week on January 21 for her outstanding play in a win and a tie at Hamilton and a win against Salve Regina, and claimed the league award in the season's first weekend (November 16 and 17) for her fine play in a win and a tie against Connecticut College. Read more.

Upcoming Alumni Events
On March 2, Trinity Rowing hosts an evening honoring rower Peter Graves '07 (pictured left), United States Olympian in the 2012 London Summer Games, with a special recognition of all Trinity rowers who have represented the United States in past international competitions. Register here. Later in the month, on March 21, the Trinity Club of New York hosts an after-hours private tour of "Audubon’s Aviary: Part I of the Complete Flock" at the New York Historical Society with special guest, Richard Ring, head curator of Trinity's Watkinson Library. Click here for more information and to register.

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