Welcome to the new Trinity College Academy of Lifelong Learning (Trinity-ALL), where we highlight the outstanding work of our faculty as teacher-scholars and share their work with the wider community.

Welcome from the Directors

For years, Trinity-ALL has offered short courses in the Hartford area, taught by exceptional Trinity teachers.  Now, we are expanding our reach to our global Trinity community, with a diverse range of online activities including talks, webinars, interviews, and short courses.  We are excited to offer a program that shares the breadth of our faculty’s expertise while continuing our commitments of the past.

Kevin J. McMahon
Co-Director, Trinity Academy of Lifelong Learning
John R. Reitemeyer Professor of Political Science, Director of the Graduate Program in Public Policy



Jennifer Regan-LefebvreJennifer Regan-Lefebvre
Co-Director, Trinity Academy of Lifelong Learning
Professor of History



For 2020-2023 events and media, click here.

Thursday, February 15, 2024, 12:15 – 1:15

via Zoom: Register Here

The Academy of Lifelong Learning presents

Trinity classes behind bars: teaching and learning in jails and prisons

For more than a decade, Trinity has offered college classes to incarcerated students. What is the value of teaching liberal arts in jails and prisons? What is it like to teach and learn in those settings? In this lunchtime panel discussion, we will hear from the co-directors of Trinity’s Prison Education Project (TPEP). The panel will be followed by an interactive Q&A.

Co-director Anna Terwiel is Assistant Professor in the Department of Political Science. Her research and teaching combine political theory with feminist theory, critical carceral studies, and medical humanities
Co-director Joseph Lea began his education career at the York Correctional Institution for women as a teacher. At York CI, he has also coordinated the arts programming at the prison.

About Trinity’s Prison Education Project (TPEP):  TPEP offers credit-bearing courses to people incarcerated at York Correctional Institution (the state’s prison and jail for women and people assigned female at birth) and Hartford Correctional Center, the city’s jail.  TPEP exists to reduce educational inequities, support incarcerated people, and help them succeed after release.  Find more information about TPEP on its website:  https://www.trincoll.edu/human-rights/trinity-prison-education-project/.

Thursday, December 7, 2023, 12:15 – 1:15

The Academy of Lifelong Learning presents

What’s in your water?

An online lunchtime talk with Dr. Arianne Bazilio, Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry

Tap water quality is often in the news.  This lunchtime talk is for anyone who has ever wondered where their tap water comes from. We’ll learn about the way we treat water at the utility level, what happens to waste water, and take a look at some of the challenges we face in a changing climate. The talk will be followed by an interactive Q&A.

Arianne Bazilio (PhD, UMass Amherst) is an Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Chemistry. Holding degrees in both chemical engineering and environmental engineering, Dr. Bazilio describes herself and her work as the products of an interdisciplinary education. Her research applies physical and chemical principles to provide sustainable solutions for healthy aquatic environments and safe drinking water. Her teaching at Trinity involves students in water collection and analysis.

(Professor Bazilio in her lab)

Tuesday, November 28, 2023, 12:15 – 1:15

The Academy of Lifelong Learning, in conjunction with Libraries & Digital Learning, the Department of History, and the Alumni Office present a book talk:

Dolls of Our Lives: Why We Can’t Quit American Girl

Join us on campus or virtually for a book talk with Mary Mahoney ’09, Digital Scholarship Strategist, and Allison Horrocks ’09 to hear about their new book Dolls of Our Lives: Why We Can’t Quit American Girl. The hosts of the popular podcast “Dolls of Our Lives” have taken things one step further into the world of history, millennial nostalgia, and the dolls that raised us in their new book. Listen to a short reading and participate in a Q&A.


Academy of Lifelong Learning

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Hartford, CT 06106