Hartford Hospital, Trinity To Partner For Internship Program
Hartford Courant
Hartford Hospital and Trinity College have signed an agreement for college students to work with the hospital’s doctors and researchers on strokes, Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders.
Each year up to 20 Trinity students interested in internships or research at the hospital’s Ayer Neuroscience Institute’s in specialties such as strokes, Parkinson’s disease, epilepsy, movement disorders, neuropsychiatry, neurointervention and neurosurgery will be linked with physicians and researchers. The students will conduct research.
Joanne Berger-Sweeney, president of Trinity and a professor of neuroscience, said the college is looking for “interesting connections.”
Trinity, just three blocks from the hospital, has designed a five-year program conferring a bachelor’s degree and, in the fifth year, a master’s degree in neuroscience for students who conduct research.
Mark Alberts, physician-in-chief at the Ayer Neuroscience Institute and chief of Hartford Hospital’s department of neurology, said the multidisciplinary approach helps strengthen patient care…

Attacks On Trinity Professor: Free Speech Or Intimidation?
The Hartford Courant
Trinity Professor Johnny Williams was added this week to a national “Professor Watchlist,” a list that academic leaders say conservative groups use to attack professors with views antithetical to theirs.
Williams, who made national headlines last week because of two controversial Facebook posts, joined a roster of 200 faculty members who have been selected for advancing “a radical agenda in lecture halls.
Academic leaders say the Watchlist is part of a playbook employed by conservative groups and publications that threatens academic freedom if it causes professors to self-censor their remarks to avoid threats or possible job loss.
…”I do think there is a concerted campaign to try to target and intimidate certain kinds of public intellectuals,” Maurice Wade, a Trinity philosophy professor, said. “They want a certain kind of right-wing orthodoxy to be the curricular and education agenda in higher education.”
Williams, who is married to a white woman, has taught at Trinity about race and racism since 1996 and is known as an outspoken opponent of white supremacist ideology who challenges students to explore territory related to race that can be uncomfortable for some…

‘Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist’ Review: The Unknown Gauguin – By Mary Tompkins Lewis
The Wall Street Journal
Chicago – The shadows of French colonialism, of 19th-century cultural appropriations, and of the artist’s unbridled carnal appetites found in his work have made the French Post-Impressionist painter Paul Gauguin (1848-1903) a lodestone for scholars and commentators of every conceivable stripe. Gauguin’s infamous self-image as an exotic, unrepentant savage has been debunked, but what has not received its due is the breadth of the artist’s creative process—the radical experiments and breathtaking range of media Gauguin employed to define a willfully crude, self-conscious primitivism that defied the hierarchies of the fine arts.
The exhaustive and exhilarating “Gauguin: Artist as Alchemist,” an exhibition of almost 250 works curated by Gloria Grooms of the Art Institute of Chicago and Claire Bernardi and Ophélie Ferlier-Bouat of the Musée d’Orsay (where the show travels next), changes that. Though he supported himself as a painter (some 70 of his paintings are on view), the primal place of sculpture and the applied arts in Gauguin’s oeuvre—as seen here in wood, carved stone, embellished furniture and richly expressive ceramics—reveals the depth of his fascination with decoration and the lowly craft arts that would shape his outlier aesthetic, and even his identity. Working in France, the Caribbean and finally French Polynesia, Gauguin produced an oeuvre of astonishing complexity and refinement that itself challenges his mythic persona as an ultra-sauvage…
Ms. Lewis teaches art history at Trinity College, Hartford, Conn.

American Institute for Economic Research Names Next President
“GREAT BARRINGTON, Mass. — Edward P. Stringham, a prominent U.S. political economist and thought leader in the field of private governance, has been named president of the American Institute for Economic Research, an 84-year-old research and education organization headquartered in Great Barrington.
In addition, he will serve as the organization’s director of research and education. The appointment, announced by AIER’s Board of Trustees, was effective May 24.
“Dr. Stringham’s accomplishments and experience make him uniquely qualified to build upon AIER’s great traditions and lead the institute in fulfilling its goals,” said AIER Chairman Gregory van Kipnis. “We are confident that under his intellectual leadership AIER will succeed in carrying out its mission of educating the American people on the value of personal freedom, free enterprise, property rights, limited government and sound money in advancing peace, prosperity and human progress.”
Stringham, who is the K.W. Davis Professor of Economic Organizations and Innovation at Trinity College in Connecticut, is a frequent contributor to both academic journals and the popular media. In addition to his position at Trinity, he also serves as editor of the Journal of Private Enterprise. He also is past president of the Society for the Development of Austrian Economics and the Association of Private Enterprise Education…

Effects of Drinking Patterns on Prospective Memory [Podcast]
American Psychological Association (6/26)
In this episode of APA Journals Dialogue, Dr. Sarah Raskin discusses the impact of heavy drinking on college students’ prospective memory capabilities.
Zamroziewicz, M., Raskin, S. A., Tennen, H., Austad, C. S., Wood, R. M., Fallahi, C. R.,…Pearlson, G. D. (2017). Effects of drinking patterns on prospective memory performance in college students. Neuropsychology, 31(2), 191–199. http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/neu0000313
About the Guest
Dr. Sarah Raskin is a Charles A. Dana Research Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and Director of the Neuroscience program at Trinity College. In addition to her work as a clinical neuropsychologist, Dr. Raskin runs the Cognitive Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Lab at Trinity College and has edited two books on the effects of brain injury…