December 2011 Archives

Happy Holidays from Trinity College

Destin Dopwell '15 performs "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" alongside pianist Sergei Novokov at The Mill's Holiday Show at Trinity this year.


The Trinitones A Cappella group performs "All I Want for Christmas is You" at The Mill's holiday show at Trinity this year.


The Chapel Singers perform a piece by Robert Edward Smith, Composer-In-Residence at Trinity, at the annual Lessons and Carol's service at the Chapel this year.


Anne Teschner (Trinity MA '06, American Studies), executive director of the Care Center in Holyoke, Mass., stands alongside Tashia Davis, a student at the Care Center, and First Lady Michelle Obama.  The Care Center received this year's National Arts and Humanities Youth Program Award, given annually as "the Nation's highest honor for outstanding arts and humanities programs that reach underserved communities."  The Center, one of 12 winners out of 500 nominees, won a $10,000 prize plus national recognition for its extensive work supporting teenage mothers.  "We have seen over the years that, when young people are provided with an academically rich and engaging environment that includes the arts and humanities and provided with the support they need to focus and study, they will flourish," Teschner said.  "This award puts us more centrally in the nationally discussion about the power of quality education and the effective approach to poverty."  Teschner said her time at Trinity was useful to her work today.  "I had a great experience as a graduate student at Trinity," she added.  "My work there has definitively informed my work at The Care Center."

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Student Scholars Dine with Deans


At the start of the fall semester, the new Deans' Scholars enjoyed dinner with their faculty adviser and the sponsoring deans: Dr. Rena Fraden, Dean of the Faculty, and Dr. Margaret Lindsey, Dean of the First-Year Program.  The distinction of Deans' Scholar is awarded to those first-year students who, at the end of their freshman year, have achieved the top 25 grade point averages of their class. They are rewarded, as well, with a dinner held at the beginning of their sophomore year.  The shot above includes Emily Parsons '14; Dan Mullen '14; and Madalene Spezialetti, Associate Professor of Computer Science.  (Photo by Margaret Lindsey


From left to right:  Brazilian Ambassador Ronaldo Edgar Dunlop, Consulate General of Brazil in Hartford; Aderbal Gomes, President of Fundação Artístico-Cultural de Betim (FUNARBE); Eric Galm, Associate Professor of Music and Ethnomusicology at Trinity; and Sonia Reis da Costa, Vice-Consul of the Consulate General of Brazil in Harford.  On a recent visit to the United States, Gomes met with leaders to discuss a Cultural Interchange with FUNARBE and the United States.  Galm, who specializes in ethnomusicology and started the Trinity College Samba Fest, was involved in the partnership, which, according to the members, will open the doors of the world for artists from the city of Betim, who will have an opportunity to demonstrate their talent, increase their profile, and learn about other cultures.  The group selected Hartford as a possible collaborative base as a result of learning about the Trinity Samba Fest, and given the potential for significant opportunities in the Hartford area.     

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