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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE February 2014

Announcements

Meet President Bergeron in San Francisco or at Reunion

President Katherine Bergeron will be in San Francisco on March 19 for an alumni reception. The alumni calendar has the details. President Bergeron also will be at Reunion, May 30-June 1, and will deliver the keynote address.

Send in your class notes now

March 3 is the deadline to submit items for the class notes section of the next issue (summer) of CC: Connecticut College Magazine. Now, while you’re thinking about it, write to your Class Correspondent. You’ll find his or her name and contact info under your class year in the class notes section of the latest issue.

Pulitzer Prize winner Hersh to speak

Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist Seymour Hersh, best known for his reporting on the My Lai Massacre and its cover-up during the Vietnam War and the military’s mistreatment of detainees at the Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq, will speak on campus April 3. His talk, “This Day in History: Reflections on U.S. Foreign Policy and Human Rights Practices,” is scheduled for 4:30 in Evans Hall. Hersh is the final speaker in the Connecticut College Human Rights Lecture Series, made possible by a gift from a Connecticut College family.

Meet photography alumnus at book launch in Brooklyn

Meet photographer John Cyr ’03 in Brooklyn on Tuesday, March 18, at a book launch, exhibition and reception in Brooklyn celebratingthe release of his new publication “Developer Trays.” The event is scheduled for 7 to 9 p.m. at the POWERHOUSE ARENA, 37 Main Street.

“Developer Trays” showcases 82 large-format photographs by Cyr of old-style darkroom trays used by many of the world’s most renowned photographers, including Ansel Adams and Eddie Adams. Joining Cyr at the event will be renowned photography writer Lyle Rexer, who wrote the introduction to the book.

Holleran Center alumni reunion set

Alumni of the Holleran Center for Community Action and Public Policy’s Program in Community Action are invited to attend a special panel discussion, reception and dinner Saturday, May 31, at Reunion. The discussion, 2 p.m. in the Cro’s Nest, will be about how participants’ College and Holleran Center experiences have influenced their post-college and career aspirations. The reception will be at 6 followed by dinner at 7. The events are free for Holleran Center alumni and their families. Registration forms will be available at the Reunion website after March 10. For more information, contact Penney Jade Beaubrun at pbeaubru@conncoll.edu.

Laptop orchestra to perform at symposium

A performance by the Global Net Orchestra – 100-plus performers around the world making music on laptop computers – and a talk by one of the world’s most influential computer interface designers highlight an upcoming symposium of the College’s Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology.

The performance by the “orchestra,” at 12:15 p.m. on Saturday, March 1, in Oliva Hall of the Cummings Arts Center, is one of several free events open to the public during the biennial symposium, the Ammerman Center’s 14th. Another is the keynote address, 9:30 a.m. Feb. 28 in Evans Hall, by Golan Levin, director of the Frank-Ratchye STUDIO for Creative Inquiry at Carnegie Mellon University. A two-time TED presenter, Levin was named one of the "50 Designers Shaping the Future" by Fast Company magazine in October 2012.

For more information about the symposium, whose theme is “Presence, Immersion and Location,” visit the Ammerman Center website.

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