Watch recordings of past virtual events below (listed chronologically).
Trinity Authors Series with Peter Kinzler ’64
Author of “Highway Robbery: The Two-Decade Battle to Reform America’s Automobile Insurance System” and in a conversation with Dick Gann ’65
How to Bring Your Product to Market... and Keep Going with Camilla Bradley ’99
A Trinity Entrepreneurial Network (TEN) Roundtable Discussion.
Bringing our Strategies to Life
A Virtual Town Hall with President Berger-Sweeney discussing progress we’ve made towards our strategic plan.
Living in Truth, How We All Need to Come Out with Aina Williams ’96
A talk on the benefits of living a life based on the soft, persistent voice that waits to be heard inside of all of us and how listening to this voice, and following its (your) directives, is the real revolution
Entrepreneurship: Getting Started with Bryant McBride ’88, P’20
A Trinity Entrepreneurial Network (TEN) roundtable discussion.
Unlocking Your Gifts with Tanya Jones ’97
Tanya looked at what it takes to recognize, celebrate, and honor our gifts while connecting with our personal truths.
Emeriti Faculty Reflections 2021
Five retired Trinity College faculty members discuss their memories from campus and share updates from their retirement.
Discover Your Superpower: Lead with Story with Sophie Wadsworth ’89
Whatever your life’s work, you can inspire others – colleagues, clients, volunteers, a potential employer or even a hoped-for recruit – by engaging them with compelling stories. We dove into the fun and power of strategic communications, with a spotlight on how to uncover and share our most powerful stories.
From Hartford to Hollywood: A Conversation with Stephanie Ritz ’90
Listen to the conversation with Stephanie Ritz ’90, the Trinity alumna who serves as a partner at William Morris Endeavor, the world’s longest-running talent agency, and President Berger-Sweeney. Please note that this recording has some sound issues.
VLW Authors Series with Joanna Scott ’82, H’09 and James Longenbach ’81
In a conversation with Milla Riggio, James J. Goodwin Professor of English, Emerita.
A Conversation with Women In Finance
Learn about the career paths of Johanna Doherty ’06, McKenzie Jones ’15, and Peace Kabari ’20 and hear their perspective and advice on what it takes to succeed as a woman in the field of finance. Moderated by Julie Gionfriddo ’96, M’05 adn Delaney Markham ’23.
An Evening for Trinity Entrepreneurs
The new Trinity Entrepreneurial Network (TEN) presents “An Evening for Trinity Entrepreneurs” with Eric Rosow ’86, Rachel Zinny ’92, and Marvin Pierre ’06; and moderated by Lou Shipley ’85.
Tuesdays in Rome: When in Rome!
The final virtual celebration of 50 years of the Trinity College Rome Campus with Danny Meyer ’80, Tony Scavongelli ’83, Jane Swift ’87, Elizabeth Rosato ’90, and Shawn Wooden ’91.
Emerging from the Pandemic
Jeffrey Flaks H’21, Paul Mounds, Jr. ’07, and Glendowlyn Thames M’13 will discuss their perspectives from a business, city, and state level on how best to build a successful post-COVID community.
Making a Mark: Bantam Experts on Building a Brand
Panelists discuss their experiences building and maintaining a brand in their respective industries. Paul Sullivan ’95, New York Times columnist and host of Trinity College podcast Beyond the Summit, moderates the conversation with Chief Executive Officer of Food Banks Canada Chris Hatch ’80, CEO of Burst and Producer of the acclaimed film Willie Bryant McBride ’88, P’20, and Peloton Instructor and In-Arena Co-Host of the NY Liberty + Reebok Athlete Jess Sims ’10.
The Art and Science of Memory: How do we remember?” with Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President and Professor of Neuroscience
Watching this recording and find out the answers to some common questions about memory: Could you memorize a phone book? Does memory fail as we age? Can you rely on eyewitness testimony? Can memories be manipulated? Are there different kinds of memories and where are they stored in the brain?
Fighting for the Underdog: A Conversation with Civil Rights and Employment Attorney Lisa Banks ’90
Professor Renny Fulco, director of the Trinity College Public Policy and Law Program, sits down with civil rights and employment attorney Lisa Banks ’90 for a conversation about her career. They discuss key legal issues of the day like the “Me Too” movement, whistleblower retaliation, Title IX, and more.
A Shifting Admissions Landscape: Current Trends and Future Issues in American Higher Education
Trinity College Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Adrienne Amador Oddi moderates a panel featuring Dartmouth College Vice Provost and Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid Lee Coffin ’85, College and Career Planning Manager at the Office of Postsecondary Readiness at the NYC Department of Education Zee Santiago ’09, and Suffield Academy Director of College Counseling and Leadership Ann Newman Selvitelli ’91.
A View from ’Neath the Elms: Reflecting on the Year and Envisioning the Future
President Joanne Berger-Sweeney moderates a panel of Trinity College leaders: Vice President for Student Success and Enrollment Joe DiChristina, Director of Athletics and Chair of Physical Education Drew Galbraith, and Associate Dean for Curriculum and Associate Professor of Theater and Dance Mitchell Polin ’96. Together, they will reflect on the college’s response to the most recent, unprecedented academic year and share their thoughts about the upcoming year.
Trust and the Media: Bringing the Conversation Back to Center
Women’s Leadership Council’s Amy Katz ’79, Senior Executive Producer, Voice of America;
Sarah Cody ’95, Anchor and Reporter, WTNH-TV & WCTX-TV;
Charity Elder ’00, Former Head of Yahoo News Video and Podcast; and
Helen Ubiñas M’09, Columnist, Philadelphia Daily News/Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com
Michael J. Kluger ’78, P’13 co-author Roosevelt and Churchill: The Atlantic Charter: A Risky Meeting at Sea that Saved Democracy
In a conversation with Professor Jennifer Regan-Lefebvre.
Tuesdays in Rome - Walk Through Aventine Hill
A Celebration of 50 Years of the Trinity College Rome Campus! From the Ancient Roman Substratum to Present-day Squats: An interdisciplinary and plurisecular walk around our neighborhood on the Aventine Hill led by Trinity College Rome Campus faculty and with an introduction by Professor Dario Del Puppo.
Words of Wisdom: Women and Leadership
Listen to Terrie Rouse-Rosario ’74, Yarel Silverio Marshall ’96, and Taniqua Huguley ’15, M’17 discuss about the role of leadership in the lives of women across three generations. Presented by the Women’s Leadership Council.
Whose Health Deserves Investment? Findings from the AmeRicans’ Conceptions of Health Equity Study (ARCHES) with Abby Williamson
Part of the Spring 2021 FRC Lecture Series. ARCHES is an interdisciplinary investigation of how Americans form and change their views about who deserves what in the health realm. She shares key findings, including how perspective-taking exercises can increase support for equity and how COVID-19 pandemic affects views.
Balancing the Scales: A Conversation with Michigan Supreme Court Chief Justice Bridget Mary McCormack '88, H'13
President Joanne Berger-Sweeney hosted a virtual conversation with Chief Justice McCormack, to discuss her perspective on achieving equal justice under law, educating future lawyers, and finding success in her career. The Chief Justice also reflected on what it’s like to share Trinity connections within her family, and offer her thoughts on how the liberal arts have informed her life since leaving Trinity.
Trinity Authors Series: Gabriella Burnham '09 and It is Wood, It Is Stone
Gabriella Burnham ’09 sits down with Professor Belén Fernandez Milmanda to discuss her first novel, It is Wood, It is Stone.
Trinity and Hartford: Campus in the Capital City
From his unique position as a member of both the Trinity College campus community and Connecticut State Government, Jason Rojas M’12 will discuss Trinity and Hartford, and the promise and challenges of their partnership.
Uncovering The Museum of the Old Colony with Pablo Delano
Part of the Sprin 2021 FRC Lecture Series. Pablo Delano discusses the trajectory of his project The Museum of the Old Colony, with an emphasis on work completed during the period of the Dana Research Professorship. The Museum of the Old Colony is a conceptual art installation that examines the complex and fraught history of U.S. colonialism, paternalism, and exploitation in Puerto Rico.
A Cooking Class with Lee Clayton Roper '80
Lee Clayton Roper ’80, cooking instructor and author of the award-winning cookbook series A Well-Seasoned Kitchen® shares ideas, tips and recipes for creating a delicious and stress-free cocktail gathering.
Tuesdays in Rome: A Conversation with Livio Pestilli
The second event in our celebration of 50 years of the Trinity College Rome Campus featuring Livio Pestilli, professor emeritus and former director of Trinity College Rome Campus (1979-2016), and hosted by faculty emeriti Borden Painter Jr. ’58, H’95 and Henry DePhillips P’82, ’83, ’88.
Tuesdays in Rome: A Visit to the Rome Campus
Watch the inaugural virtual event celebrating 50 years of Trinity’s beloved Rome campus. Hear from a few current faculty, students, and staff for this first session which aims to welcome you back to campus and give you an overview of what it is like to study with Trinity in Rome today.
Magicians of the Movie Theater
Co-founders James Hanley ’72, H’20 and Peter McMorris ’73, H’20 and current Board Chair John Michael Mason ’12, M’14 in celebrate 50 years of Cinestudio.
Willie: A Conversation with Bryant McBride ’88, P’20
Bryant McBride ’88, P’20, the producer of the 2019 award-winning documentary, Willie, how the descendant of escaped slaves changed hockey forever, discusses Willie O’Ree with Chandler Solimine ’19.
WLC: Women of Color in US Politics: An Exploration of Ilhan Omar and Other Leaders
Professor Stefanie Chambers discusses the historic election of Congresswoman Ilhan Omar, the factors that explain Omar’s historic victory, and how her distinctive experiences, as a young, hijab-wearing, Black, immigrant woman have shaped her leadership and affected her experience. Chambers also connects her research to the 2020 elections and the achievements made by other women of color in elective office.
The Storming of the Capitol and the Future of American Democracy
With panelists, Cheryl Greenberg, Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of History at Trinity College; Susannah Heschel ’73, H’10, Eli M. Black Professor of Jewish Studies at Dartmouth College and Trinity College Trustee; and Kevin J. McMahon, John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Political Science at Trinity College.
Right at Home: How One Trinity Alum Built a Career in Real Estate Development and Affordable Housing
Tom Safran ’67 leads a prestigious career in the development of affordable and mixed-use rental housing. Moderated by Casey Tischer ’01.
Last Year Tonight with Michael Preston
An evening of Bantam pride as we reflect on some of the bright spots of this year with featured guests and special appearances by faculty, students, and alumni.
"Catastrophe and Rebirth, 1939–1973" with Professor Sam Kassow ’66
A book talk celebrating the publication of volume 9 of the Posen Library anthology with Professor Sam Kassow ’66
From Hartford to Hollywood: An Animated Conversation with Kristine Belson ’86
A conversation with Kristine Belson ’86, the Trinity alumna who heads the animation studio that brought the world the Academy Award®-winning feature “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” and this year’s Oscar®-winning animated short “Hair Love.”
The Vaccine Pipeline with Kari Sweeney Efferon '03
The Vaccine Pipeline: Developing Safe and Efficacious Vaccines to Protect Against Some of our World’s Most Serious Threats By Kari Sweeney Efferon ’03, Associate Director at Pfizer. Presented by the Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (TIIS).
The College Search Process: Q&A with the Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid
Adrienne Amador Oddi, dean of admissions and financial aid, opens Virtual Admissions 101 with insights into the college admissions process. Q&A moderated by Student Admissions Associate Olivia Painchaud ’21.
Alumni Music Showcase (November)
The second iteration of this showcase! The evening features performances by Austin Tewksbury ’13, Marc Alexis ’14, Marisa Tornello ’15, and John Moran ’15, followed by a Q+A hosted by Professor Eric Galm.
The Connecticut Woman’s Suffrage Movement
A conversation with Dr. Tracey Wilson ’76, M’84, West Hartford Town Historian, about the history of woman’s right to vote in Connecticut. Moderated by Matt Smith ’82, P’19.
Pandemics, Polarization, and Presidential Politics
This panel, with Rachel Moskowitz (Public Policy and Law) and Kevin McMahon (Political Science) explore various aspects of this year’s presidential race.
Red State/Blue State
A conversation to help those living in more Democratic Blue states to understand the political situation on the ground in more Republican Red states. Trinity’s Kevin McMahon (Political Science) moderates the discussion with Pearson Cross (University of Louisiana, Lafayette) and Randall Adkins (University of Nebraska, Omaha).
Why Cities Lose
A conversation with Professors Garth Myers and Sean Fitzpatrick, and moderated by Professor Abby Williamson, about how political structures in the United States disadvantage its urban centers. Presented by Trinity-ALL.
The Transformative Legacy of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Three Trinity women discuss Justice Ginsburg’s impact on their own lives and explain how her legacy continues to inform the pursuit of equity and justice for all.
The Long March: The Black Freedom Movement
John Selders and Professor Davarian Baldwin discuss the role of protest in shaping American cities and an examination of the way protests have been documented over time. Co-sponsored with the Wadsworth Atheneum and the Amistad Center for Art & Culture.
Looking at the Past, Preparing for the Future: Emeriti Faculty Reflections
With their eye on Trinity College’s upcoming bicentennial, five retired Trinity College faculty discuss what they found most memorable about teaching at Trinity and the strengths that will carry the college into the future.
African-American Interpretations of Dante's Divine Comedy
A symposium celebrating the African American reception and interpretation of Dante’s epic poem, the Divine Comedy, featuring: Dennis Looney, Carl Phillips, Sherman Irby, and Cornel West; Introduction by Matthew Collins and moderated by Dario Del Puppo (Chair, Barbieri Endowment for Italian Culture).
The College Admissions Landscape in a COVID-19 World
A conversation with Adrienne Amador Oddi, dean of admissions and financial aid and Julia Naclerio ’08, M’20, associate director of college counseling at the King School, about the impact of the global pandemic on the college admissions process and their thoughts on what the future of college admissions holds.
Alumni Music Showcase
Performances by Malcom Moon ’15, Malibongwe Thwala ’17, Mattea Sario ’17, Brandon Serafino ’14, and Steve Syz ’17! Followed by a Q+A hosted by Eric Galm to help connect alumni with current musical students, and learn about their experiences beyond Trinity as emerging artists.
Recruiting for the Future: The Next Class of Bantam Athletes
Join Athletic Director Drew Galbraith, Emily Garner, head women’s basketball coach, Matthew Greason ’03, M’10, head men’s golf coach and head men’s ice hockey coach, and Kevin MacDermott, head men’s rowing coach as they discuss how they tackle recruiting and identify future Bantams.
Teaching History Through Comic Books: A Conversation with Andrew Aydin ’06
Andrew Aydin ’06 discusses his journey from the Liberal Arts to director and policy advisor to Congressman John Lewis, as well as co-authoring the #1 NYT Bestselling graphic novel trilogy MARCH, the first comics work ever to win the National Book Award.
Going Places: A Conversation with Kayak CEO and Founder Steve Hafner P’22
Listen to an engaging discussion about the liberal arts, entrepreneurship, and the travel industry in the age of COVID-19.
Alumni Leaders Building Stronger Communities
Three alumni discuss how they have used their liberal arts education to make groundbreaking change. Hear how their work building and leading mission-driven organizations makes an impact in their communities.
Trinity Athletics in a COVID World
On August 27, the Trinity College athletic community got together for a conversation highlighting successes of last year, a brief overview of the upcoming academic year, and an update on the Athletics Campaign.
Albert Camus' The Plague (La Peste)
Presented by the Trinity Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies (TIIS) and the Leonard E. Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life, four Trinity professors discussed the novel from their respective fields.
The Supreme Court in a Polarized Age
On July 16, Professor Kevin McMahon and Maura Thompson ’21 discussed the seemingly surprising decisions made by the Supreme Court and their significance in the upcoming election.
Who Makes the Rules During a Pandemic? Why Can You Go to the Beach in Florida, but not New York?
Sponsored by the Women’s Leadership Council, Professor Renny Fulco and Brooke LePage ’19 discussed the obstacles and consequences in creating one set of clear national policies to control the pandemic in the U.S.
Hospitality Disrupted: Dining Out Post-COVID
David Chang ’99, founder and chef of Momofuku, and Danny Meyer ’80, P’20, founder and CEO of the Union Square Hospitality Group, discussed the the challenges that the hospitality and restaurant industry are facing on June 11. The presentation was moderated by John Molner ’85, co-founder and CEO of KCM Media.
Virtual Healthcare in the Age of COVID
CEO and Co-founder of Grand Rounds Owen Tripp ’01 and President Joanne Berger Sweeney discussed the evolving healthcare landscape with a special emphasis on telemedicine on May 4.
The Intersection of Technology and Privacy
On May 27, Matthew Prince ’96, CEO and Co-founder of Cloudflare, and Joanne Berger-Sweeney, President and Trinity College Professor of Neuroscience, led a conversation on the intersection of technology and privacy.
The Future of the Real Estate Industry During and After COVID-19
Alumni leaders in real estate gathered to discuss real estate in the COVID-19 era on May 21.
Job Search Strategies for Summer 2020
On May 19, three distinguished alumnae joined Director of Career Development Joe Catrino to talk to the Class of 2020 about how to look for employment this summer.
At the Top of their Game: Alumni Leading Professional Sports
On May 1, five Trinity alumni came together virtually to offer their perspective on the future of professional sports in the U.S. and abroad, and share their stories about how they used their liberal arts education to achieve their professional goals.