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Summer Science Students “Prepare for Post-Trinity”

On June 25, 2013, four Trinity alumni who graduated with science majors took time out from their current graduate study and research to talk about “Preparing for School Post-Trinity” with students participating in the annual summer research program sponsored by Trinity’s Science Center. L-R: Alison Draper, director, Trinity College Science Center, and lecturer in interdisciplinary science,  moderated a panel discussion in Mather Hall’s Washington Room, featuring: Kumud Nepal ’09 (engineering major), Ph.D. student in engineering at Brown University; Melissa Blake ’11 (biology major), dental student at UConn Dental School; Brian Castelluccio ’12 (neuroscience major), Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology at UConn; and Kristie Anderson ’10 (biology major), veterinary student at Cornell University.  Every summer the program sponsors this event.

1956 Men’s Soccer Remembers National Championship

Head Men’s Soccer Coach Mike Pilger (center), joins Art Polstein (left), and Gary Bogli (right), members of the 1956 Trinity men’s soccer team, at this year’s reunion, remembering their National Title, after going 8-0 that season.  Trinity and Brown University were selected as National Co-Champions by the New England Intercollegiate Soccer League, before the NCAA existed.  The season included 4-1 victories over Amherst and Williams, and a 6-1 win over the University of Massachusetts.

Richard Tuttle and Susan Talbott Interview at Reunion

Artist Richard Tuttle, a member of the Class of 1963, was interviewed at Cinestudio about his sculpture and prints by Susan Talbott, director of the Wadsworth Atheneum, on Friday, June 7, during Trinity’s annual Reunion Weekend. Tuttle’s sculpture, “Birth of Three Metals,” hangs in the College’s Admissions Building. Tuttle was on campus celebrating his 50-year reunion with his classmates.

Nancy Wyman Speaks at Trinity’s Health Care Conference

This shot of Connecticut Lt. Gov. Nancy Wyman was taken at Trinity College’s first-ever Conference on Health Care Policy this semester in the Washington Room in Mather Hall.  Wyman was a keynote speaker at the event.

A Virtual Tour of Artwork by Mark Funk (Trinity IDP)

Trinity IDP student, Mark Funk, took photos at and around Trinity College, then let his imagination take over.  Using oils, Funk painted on plywood and layers of resin an abstract version of each photograph, but replacing a key element of each photo with white space.  The idea, says Funk, is to show how the eye translates information based on details, and how that perception may change depending on which details are included and which aren’t.

Women’s Lax Seniors Celebrate Graduation from Afar

The Trinity College women’s lacrosse team was absent in person from Trinity’s Commencement celebration, but they were there in spirit.  The team could not be ‘Neath the Elms at Trinity, as they were busy playing in the NCAA Div. III National Championship Final in Maryland.  The seniors, equipped with 2013 gear, found their own way to celebrate graduation before their game, in a parking lot.  Trinity did not come back to Hartford with their second straight NCAA Championship, but the game marked the end of a remarkable four years for these seniors, who finished with an impressive 75-7 record in four years.

Two Thumbs Up for Trinity Film Festival

This shot is from the 2013 Trinity Film Fest, where the Trinity Steel band welcomed attendees after the film screenings at Cinestudio to a catered reception in the Terrace Rooms.  The red carpet event featured select student short films from around the country, a professional film panel, and a festive awards ceremony with food and live music.  Over 300 attended the festival.  Click here for more photos from the Trinity Film Festival.
(photo by Nick Lacy)

Plenty of Sun and Fun at Biggest Samba Fest Yet

The 2013 Trinity Samba Fest was the biggest and best to date, attracting an estimated 4,000 people to the Mortenson Riverfront Plaza in Downtown Hartford.  The day-long  event featured top musicians from Hartford and from Brazil, as well as dancing, face painting, drum making, exhibitions, and much more.  The photo above features the energetic Trinity Samba Ensemble.  Click here for more photos from Samba Fest.
(photos by Nick Lacy)

Adirondack Chairs Add Charm to Campus

Senior Michael Benson relaxes with Margaret Lindsey, dean of First-Year Program, and his father, Dr. Paul Benson, in the new Adirondack chairs located in the Life Sciences quad. These chairs were a recent donation from the Benson family and have been a huge hit on campus this spring. Students take advantage of this ideal lounge location from morning till night, moving the chairs around the quad to best suit the angle of the sun and the size of their group. As the semester draws to a close, the Adirondack chairs provide a peaceful setting for students to study, work in groups, socialize, or unwind after a long day.

Trinity and Pete Seeger Meet on Stage

Earlier this month, Eric Galm, associate professor of music and ethnomusicology, joined legendary folk singer Pete Seeger on stage at a sold-out benefit concert for more than 350 people.  Trinity music majors Marc Alexis ’13, Austin Tewksbury ’13, Eli Cassel ’13, Brandon Serafino ’14, and Nicole Muto-Graves ’15 joined Professor Galm and Seeger for a photo following the performance.  Seeger, who turns 94 in May, has received multiple Grammy Awards, a Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award, the National Medal for the Arts from the National Endowment for the Arts, and A Kennedy Center Honor.

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