Connecticut College News

12/18/2014 - Professors make important contributions to their fields with recently published books
Professors' new books address globalization of beauty, the human body

12/18/2014 - Music students premiere new works at annual composers concert
Seventeen student composers premiered new electronic and acoustic works at the annual Charles Shackford Memorial Student Composers Concert Dec. 10.

12/18/2014 - Joel Backaler '06 brings the Far East to the west
Joel Backaler '06, the author of "China Goes West," came to campus to discuss Chinese business with College students in the East Asian studies program.

12/17/2014 - Student project makes Tumblr’s Year in Review
Student project exploring sex and gender was recognized by Tumblr as “the best stuff on the internet from 2014.”

12/17/2014 - Professor awarded $268,000 from National Institutes of Health for disease research
Timo Ovaska, the Hans and Ella McCollum ’21 Vahlteich Professor of Chemistry at Connecticut College, has been awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

12/12/2014 - ‘Beyond description’: Panel discusses ISIS, ethnic groups in Iraq
In summer 2014, the Islamic State of Iraq, or ISIS, brought unspeakable violence to the already-volatile Middle East. In Iraq, thousands were attacked or kidnapped, ripping families apart.

12/11/2014 - Julie Mombello '83 is changing lives, a few children at a time
Mombello, a certified teacher, and her friend are giving preschoolers in one of Connecticut's poorest cities access to top-quality early education. 

12/11/2014 - Sophomore awarded prestigious Fulbright-Hays scholarship to study in China
Nicolae Florin Dorlea ’17 knows the value of opportunity.

12/10/2014 - All-American: Women’s soccer’s Astrid Kempainen ’15 named to Division III first team
Women’s soccer player Astrid Kempainen ’15, a center midfielder, has been named a first team Division III All-American by the National Soccer Coaches Association of America.

12/5/2014 - Building a better robot
Computer science students are aiding a high-tech revolution.

12/4/2014 - Handing over the camera
Filmmaker Michael Sheridan ’89 is letting Haitians tell their stories

12/2/2014 - 52 scholar-athletes named to NESCAC Fall All-Academic Team
Ten members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) Championship women’s soccer team are among the 52 Connecticut College student-athletes selected to the conference’s 2014 Fall All-Academic Team. 

12/2/2014 - Elect Her: Daylong conference empowers women to run for political office
To encourage women to run for office and diminish the nationwide gender gap in political leadership, Connecticut College recently hosted Elect Her: Campus Women Win.

11/26/2014 - Filmmaker Andre Robert Lee ’93 says it is time to talk about race
“Conversations about race and racism are very difficult,” Lee told a large crowd of Connecticut College alumni, students, parents, faculty and staff during the College’s Fall Weekend celebration. 

11/26/2014 - Daryl Hawk '79 is capturing humanity through photographs
Photographer Daryl Hawk '79 has traveled to some of the most remote places on Earth, including a recent trip to the high passes of the Himalayas.

11/26/2014 - Authors: When it comes to good writing, the stubborn do best
Three acclaimed authors took the floor Nov. 20 at Connecticut College’s Daniel Klagsbrun Symposium on Creative Arts and Moral Vision.

11/25/2014 - Student fellows make a sustainable difference in New London
Through the College's Sustainability Fellows Program, seven students are working with the New London Food Policy Council to strengthen the local food system and expand markets for local products.

11/20/2014 - Hisae Kobayashi named Professor of the Year
Kobayashi has been selected by The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education (CASE) as the 2014 Connecticut Professor of the Year.

11/20/2014 - Allison Hooper '81 is making cheese that stands alone
A trip to study French in Paris led Allison Hooper '81 to a dairy farm, where she learned to craft cheese that has made Vermont Creamery one of the best dairy manufacturers in the world.

11/12/2014 - A never-ending story: Anne Davis '62 has taken liberal arts to heart
Teacher, politician, publisher, real estate broker, Bible scholar — Anne Kimball Davis '62 has used her liberal arts education to do it all.

11/12/2014 - Alumni discuss changing global markets with student investment club
A panel of alumni from the world of finance recently discussed the shifting global economy with members of the Peggotty Investment Club, a student organization that manages a portion of the College's endowment.

11/10/2014 - Women's soccer wins NESCAC Championship
The Camels beat top-seeded Williams College in overtime

11/7/2014 - Faculty move new curriculum forward
Two elements of new curriculum approved this week

11/5/2014 - Senior wins competitive national scholarship for women pursuing U.S. national security and defense careers
Maureen Smolskis ’15 a standout international relations major and scholar in Connecticut College’s Center for International Studies and the Liberal Arts, has won an $11,000 Women in Defense HORIZONS Scholarship that will help her wrap up her studies at the College this year.

11/3/2014 - Doug Schwartz ’88 is polling America and predicting elections
Doug Schwartz '88 has directed the Quinnipiac University Polling Institute since 1991, and helped the poll become one of the most accurate and well-respected in the country.

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

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