Connecticut College News

10/29/2014 - Director Kimberly Senior ’95 takes Pulitzer Prize-winning drama to Broadway
Kimberly Senior '95 is directing a star-studded Broadway production of the Pulitzer Prize-winning 'Disgraced,' which is being praised by critics.

10/29/2014 - Peruvian potato farmers share effects of globalization on their community
Two farmers from Peru's Potato Park region recently traveled to Connecticut College as part of a Global Warming Delegation, a trip that included a discussion with Economics Professor Maria Cruz-Saco's senior seminar.

10/29/2014 - Women’s soccer has home field advantage for NESCAC quarterfinals
The Connecticut College women's soccer team, which finished the regular season Wednesday with an impressive 13-2 record, will host a first-round New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) tournament game Saturday.

10/29/2014 - Professor awarded $800,000 in grants from the National Science Foundation, Air Force
Chemistry professor Bruce Branchini has been awarded two grants to continue research on practical uses for bioluminescent materials.

10/27/2014 - Building a better robot
Computer science students are aiding a high-tech revolution.

10/27/2014 - Connecting the dots
Connecticut College is leading efforts to prevent sexual assault by creating a culture of accountability.

10/27/2014 - Drones for good
Entrepreneur Timothy Reuter ’99 promotes the responsible use of one of the fastest growing —and commonly misunderstood — technologies.

10/27/2014 - Writing on the edge
Author Luanne Rice ’77 channels the emotional turmoil of life into best-selling fiction.

10/22/2014 - Connecticut College named a ‘Great Place to Work’
Connecticut College is featured as a “Great Place to Work” by Connecticut Magazine in its November 2014 issue.

10/17/2014 - Pakistani rock band Khumariyaan gets Connecticut College dancing — and thinking
They were scheduled to play for only 75 minutes, but after two hours the Pakistani folk-rock group Khumariyaan still had the Connecticut College community rocking out to its fast-paced fusion of traditional Pashtun and modern sound.

10/14/2014 - Nationally-ranked women’s soccer team has seven shutouts in historic season
The Connecticut College women’s soccer team improved to 10-1 this weekend with shutouts over NESCAC rivals Tufts and Colby.

10/13/2014 - Fall Weekend 2014: A celebration of community
More than 1,300 alumni, parents and friends gathered for Connecticut College's annual Fall Weekend, Oct. 10-12.

10/10/2014 - Our president rocks
Everybody gets the blues now and then, even college presidents. But few can sing them as expertly as Connecticut College President Katherine Bergeron.

10/7/2014 - Hall of Fame President Jeff Idelson ’86 calls steroids an ‘ugly part’ of baseball
Jeff Idelson ’86, president of The National Baseball Hall of Fame, spoke to members of the College community about the Hall of Fame’s role in confronting performance-enhancing drugs in baseball.

10/6/2014 - Connecticut College earns praise for mental health support and initiatives
The Jed & Clinton Health Matters Campus Program praised Connecticut College’s breadth of mental health services when it welcomed the College into a nationwide initiative supporting student wellness.

10/3/2014 - Virginia Gresham ’17 to network with computer science’s most influential women
Virginia Gresham ’17 soon will be networking with some of technology’s most influential people after earning a scholarship to the world’s largest gathering of women in computer science.

09/30/2014 - Documentary film earns an Emmy for Sean Fine '96
"Life According to Sam," a new documentary by Oscar-winning filmmakers Sean Fine ’96 and Andrea Nix Fine, premiered Oct. 21 on HBO.

09/29/2014 - Melissa Monsalve ’14 finds a quick route from New London to Washington
With help from a distinguished alumnus, Melissa Monsalve’ 14 landed a presidential appointment in the Department of the Interior just weeks after graduation.

09/24/2014 - Abigail Van Slyck named dean of the faculty
Abigail Van Slyck, interim dean of the faculty and Dayton Professor of Art History at Connecticut College, has been named the College’s dean of the faculty. The highest ranking officer after the president, the dean of the faculty is responsible for providing academic leadership for the College and its faculty.

09/15/2014 - Matt Luciani ’16 explores the environmental history of the American southwest
Matt Luciani ’16 spent 10 weeks this summer combing through family papers, military letters, art, diaries and newspapers at the Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscripts Library of Yale University as part of his research into the environmental history of the southwest.

09/15/2014 - Summer research takes Christine Connolly ’16 to Brown – and back to the 16th and 17th centuries
Connolly, a history major, spent the summer at the John Carter Brown Library Collection conducting archival research. 

09/12/2014 - New faculty enrich the College’s intellectual community
Connecticut College has six new tenure-track faculty members, along with three new postdoctoral fellows and 21 new adjunct professors.

09/12/2014 - Ferguson ‘teach-in’ inspires students to take action against racial injustice
Almost a month to the day since the shooting of an unarmed black teen by a white police officer in Ferguson, Mo., more than 400 students, faculty and members of the community gathered in the student center for an honest and open – and often passionate – discussion about race.

09/11/2014 - Connecticut College names Pamela Dumas Serfes vice president for Communications
Pamela Dumas Serfes, who has led communications operations at private and public institutions across a 25-year career, has been named vice president for Communications at Connecticut College.

09/11/2014 - Connecticut College partners with Opportunity Network to broaden access for underserved students
Connecticut College and The Opportunity Network (OppNet) have launched a partnership designed to provide access to college and career success to high-achieving, underrepresented New York City public school students.

09/9/2014 - Take a high-tech hike with Google Maps Street View
Google Maps has published its virtual tour of Connecticut College's Arboretum campus.

08/29/2014 - Blumenthal touts Connecticut College culture against sexual violence
In his second visit to Connecticut College in recent months, U.S. Sen. Richard Blumenthal praised the institution’s leadership and the efforts of its student body to prevent sexual assault, a national issue that has impacted college campuses across the country.

08/29/2014 - Connecticut College opens academic year with 100th Convocation ceremony
In a ceremony that paid homage to the College’s history and celebrated the “beautiful, verdant maze” of the liberal arts experience, Bergeron welcomed the 533 new students; 16 new professors, coaches and post-doctoral fellows; and 23 new staff members.

08/26/2014 - Connecticut College welcomes the Class of 2018
Connecticut College welcomed the 503-member Class of 2018 to campus on Friday, Aug. 22, 2014.

08/25/2014 - Connecticut College to celebrate 100th Convocation on Aug. 28
Connecticut College to celebrate 100th Convocation on Aug. 28

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Deborah MacDonnell
Director of Public Relations
(860) 439-2504