The Pope’s Visit From The View Of A Jewish Blogger, Muslim Radio Host And A Catholic Scholar
WYPR [Baltimore public radio]
Mark Silk, founding director of the Greenberg Center for the Study of Religion in Public Life at Trinity College, where he is also professor of religion in public life, joins a conversation about the Pope’s American sojourn between a Catholic scholar, a Jewish academic and blogger, and a Muslim radio host and professor of Communications. (Podcast)

Obama and Putin Spar at UN: Will Regime Change in Syria Further Destabilize War-Torn Nation?
Vijay Prashad, professor of international studies at Trinity College and columnist for the Indian magazine Frontline, talks about the crisis in Syria and the Obama-Putin meeting. (Video and transcript)

Here’s the Church; Here’s the Steeple. Open the Doors — Where’s All the People?
PBS News Hour, CPTV
Why are so many Americans abandoning their pews? Barry Kosmin, founding director of the Institute for the Study of Secularism in Society and Culture at Trinity College, and author of the American Religious Identification Survey (ARIS), observes that religious convictions fluctuate on a societal level in direct relation to a perceived need for external comfort.

Is There A Link Between Maternal Estrogen and Autism Risk?
Hartford Courant
A Trinity College professor – and mother of a son with autism – is asking that question. Molly Helt, assistant professor of psychology and neuroscience at the Hartford school, has embarked on an exploratory study, investigating how in utero environmental exposures may or may not affect autism risk after the child is born.

Unmasking ISIS. How Was it able to Gain Land, Arms and Money so Quickly?
Global Research – Centre for Research on Globalization
Thomas Harrington – professor of Iberian studies at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut – writes: “[While there are some good articles on the chaos in Iraq, none of them] consider whether the chaos now enveloping the region might, in fact, be the desired aim of policy planners in Washington and Tel Aviv.”

Professor John Bard McNulty Chronicled Courant With Wit, Grace
Hartford Courant
John Bard McNulty was The Hartford Courant‘s Boswell, the biographer that the newspaper was very fortunate to have. This distinguished English professor made the newspaper’s early history utterly fascinating in his book, Older Than The Nation: The Life and Times Of The Hartford Courant. His passing on Friday is mourned by his many appreciative readers and admirers. Mr. McNulty wrote several other books and taught for more than a half-century at Trinity College.