Prize-winning author Wally Lamb, who has written five best-selling novels and edited two volumes of essays, mesmerized his audience Wednesday, March 5, with a reading from his latest book, We Are Water. A native of Norwich, Connecticut, Lamb has taught at the Norwich Free Academy and at the University of Connecticut. He has worked for 14 years with incarcerated women at the York Correctional Institution in Niantic. We Are Water has been described as a disquieting and ultimately uplifting novel about a marriage, a family, and human resilience in the face of tragedy. (Photo by John Atashian.)
Last weekend, Trinity celebrated another stunning theatrical production at the Austin Arts Center. The musical, “Parade,” featured an undergraduate cast of 25 and a professional chamber orchestra, under the direction of Gerald Moshell, professor of music and director of the Musical-Theater Program at Trinity. The choreography was by Julia Strong ’94, and Micah Greene. For video scenes from the production, click here. For photographs, click here.
(Photo by John Attasian)
Four students talk about their experiences studying away from Trinity, and discuss their academic, cultural, and social growth along the way. For more on study away at Trinity College, click here.
Students taking Music 312, an upper-level course for music majors, recently took a trip to see Tosca at the Metropolitan Opera in New York City. Marisa Tornello ’15, who has grown up in an opera-loving family, took leadership in the endeavor, organizing the event for the class. The group took in what Professor Gail Woldu called an “absolutely stunning” performance, before enjoying lunch together at P.J. Clarke’s, directly across from Lincoln Center. In addition to Prof Woldu, Tornello, and her father, students on the trip included Marc Alexis ’14, Destin Dopwell ’15, Paloma Irizarry ’14, Malcom Moon ’15, Drew Rider ’14, and Taylor Wilkins ’14.
(Pictured above L to R: Marisa Tornello ’15, Malcom Moon ’15, Taylor Wilkins ’14, Drew Rider ’14)
For more on music at Trinity, click here.
Trinity men’s hockey takes on Williams at historic Fenway Park in Boston, Mass., on January 7, 2014. The above film is real footage from a grocery store encounter between Trinity’s mascot, the bantam, and Williams’ mascot, the purple cow. Click here for information on a “selfie” contest to win free tickets and Trinity garb.
Every November, Trinity students run a Thanksgiving Food Basket Drive to provide a Thanksgiving dinner with turkey and all of the trimmings to 100 families of children at a local school. Organized by the Trinity College Annual Community Events Staff (ACES), students collect canned goods and monetary donations, purchase turkeys through Chartwells, then shop for the remaining items to be added to each basket. This year, the group raised over $4,800, including $3,000 from the Student Athlete Advisory Council (SAAC), in support of the drive, which provided meals to families at St. Augustine School in Hartford. For more annual projects by ACES, including this month’s “Sponsor a Snowman” holiday gift drive, click here.
John Rose, Chapel Music Director at Trinity, leads the Trinity College Chapel Singers at the 2013 Lessons and Carols event this weekend. The annual event is one of the oldest continuing traditions in Hartford, and is one of the area’s holiday season highlights. Attendance at both the 4 p.m. and 7 p.m. performances was at capacity, and the event was live streamed for those that were unable to attend. The stream can be viewed “on demand” at www.trincoll.edu/livevideo. (Photo by Al Ferreira)
This animated short film, “Chicken or the Egg,” landed Elaine Wu, from Ringling College of Art and Design, a second place prize of $1,000 in the 2013 Trinity Film Festival. In addition, the film earned her the Audience Choice Award. Needless to say, the film was also a favorite of the Trinity Bantam and all of its poultry friends and family. May 3, 2014 has been announced as the date of the 2014 Trinity Film Festival, which will again be held at the iconic Cinestudio theater on campus. For more, visit www.trinityfilmfestival.org.
Michael Savage of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst accepts his Outstanding Attorney Award at Trinity’s first ever Trinvitational Mock Trial event on November 23-24, 2013. The UMass “A” Team took First Place in the Tournament, while Trinity’s “B” Team finished second and Bryant University took third overall. For more info and photos from the tournament, click here. (Photo by John Atashian)
These photos were selected as finalists for the annual Study Away Photo Competition, hosted by the Office of International Programs and the Center for Urban and Global Studies at Trinity. Donald Haffenden ’14 won first place for his photograph taken in Prague, Czech Republic, second place went to Gaurav Toor ’14 for his photo, taken in Nairobi, Kenya, and third place is a shot from Oaxaca State, Mexico, by Tram Luong ’14. Music in the slideshow is by Exist Strategy. For more on the Study Away program at Trinity, visit www.trincoll.edu/UrbanGlobal/StudyAway.