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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE May 2013

Announcements

Annual Fund countdown

You have six weeks to make your gift to the College through the Annual Fund. Join the more than 5,000 alumni, parents and friends who have contributed this year. Every gift counts. Make yours today

Last day to register for Reunion 2013

Don’t forget to register for Reunion 2013 by Thursday, May 23. Visit the Reunion website to register, view class websites or check out the complete schedule of events.

Join the Celebration

Be sure to join us for this year’s Celebration VIII program, held every five years for alumni of color, during Reunion 2013, May 31- June 2. You can learn about Unity House programs and activities, meet new Connecticut College alumni of color leaders, see exciting campus changes and improvements made possible by the Campaign for Connecticut College, and enjoy a special reception. Plenty of family-friendly activities are planned, and childcare is available.

Summer events

Professor Graesch will be the keynoter during a CC reception at the Portland Country Club in Maine on June 20 from 6-7:30 p.m. Learn more. 

Eugene Gallagher, the Park Professor of Religious Studies, will present,"Why Go to Class? Education in the Information Age," at the Algonquin Club of Boston on June 19 from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Learn more.

Fall Weekend/Campaign celebration

Plan to come to campus Oct. 18-20 to take part in all the traditional Fall Weekend favorites, including Harvestfest, picnic on the Green and a cappella concert, and some new additions that will catch your attention to mark the extraordinary achievements of the Campaign and how it has transformed the College.

In the news

Professor Emeritus of History Bruce Kirmmse was awarded knighthood in the Order of the Dannebrog during ceremonies in Copenhagen, Denmark, to celebrate the 200th anniversary of the birth of philosopher Soren Kierkegaard. Kirmmse is a world-renowned scholar and translator of Kierkegaard’s works. View article.

Novelist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of English Jessica Soffer ’07 writes about her love for Costa Rica and its laid-back approach to life in The Wall Street Journal’s  “Traveler’s Tale.” View article.

Arts Programming Director Rob Richter recently traveled to Pakistan to scout performing artists as part of a new cultural diplomacy initiative by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, which brings the artists to America to perform. View article.

Marc Zimmer, Tempel Professor of Chemistry, is quoted in a New York Times article about Osamu Shimomura, an emeritus professor at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, Mass., who is one of three scientists who won a Nobel Prize for the discovery of green fluorescent protein, or GFP. View article.