Senior Chemistry Majors Pair Their Wine with Scholarship

Wine Seminar - April 17, 2014 - Photo by John Atashian

Senior Mac McCarthy ’14, fields a question from a classmate following his presentation on proanthocyanidins, a class of compounds prevalent in red wines. Eight senior chemistry majors are participating in a senior seminar studying the chemistry of wine with Cheyenne Brindle and Michelle Kovarik, assistant professors of chemistry. Following McCarthy’s presentation, based on the 2008 article “Chemical Synthesis of Proanthocyanidins in Vitro and Their Reactions in Aging Wines,” from the journal Molecules, the students and faculty members tasted and discussed five Georgian wines.

Student Art Exhibition Coming in April


This oil on canvas piece (3 ft. x 6 ft.), “Soldiers,” by Mary Kanzler ’15, will hang in the Widener Gallery from April 8-30, 2014 as part of the annual Studio Arts exhibition.   The selections represent work from foundation through advanced levels.  Included are a variety of media and styles ranging from abstract painting,  representational drawing and color prints to documentary photography, video, and mixed media sculpture, among many others.  Click here for more on studio arts at Trinity and for a schedule of events.

Studying Hartford’s Past and Future


From left, Xiangming Chen, dean and director of the Center for Urban and Global Studies (CUGS) and Paul E. Raether Distinguished Professor of Global Urban Studies and Sociology, and Nick Bacon ’10, PhD student in Urban Anthropology at the City University of New York and CUGS research associate, autograph copies of the book they co-edited, Confronting Urban Legacy, after a recent presentation at the Mark Twain Museum Center. The book explores the transformative relationship between globalization and urban transition in Hartford while including comparative chapters on other New England cities: Portland, Maine, along with Lawrence and Springfield, Massachusetts.  Bacon in particular used his research on East Hartford to demonstrate the importance of studying Hartford locally, regionally, and globally.  For more on the book, click here.

Award-Winning Author Wally Lamb Comes to Trinity


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.)

Trinity Talent on Display for “Parade” Musical


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)

Trinity Students “Find Themselves” Studying Away

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.

Trinity Music Students Take in “Tosca” at the Metropolitan Opera


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 and Williams Mascot Encounter Caught on Film

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.

Trinity Students Provide 100 Thanksgiving Dinners


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.

Lessons and Carols Kicks off Holiday Season at Trinity


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  (Photo by Al Ferreira)

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