Reunion 2013 Photos and Podcasts
Social Media Recap
Check out podcasts from the following events:
Igniting the Sociological Imagination
Afshan Jafar, assistant professor of sociology, leads a class that explores the sociological perspective and how it's different from other social sciences. Jafar touches upon how people select their future mates/partners, demonstrating the significance of thinking sociologically even when analyzing the most private and intimate aspects of our lives.
What Does Psychology have to do with Economics?
David Chavanne, assistant professor of economics, leads a class discussion on the connections between psychology and economics. Chavanne provides demonstrates on how these connections are studied and how this knowledge helps us better understand how people behave.
America: the New Rome - Keynote Presentation with Fernando Espuelas ’88
A special keynote with Fernando Espuelas ’88, CEO of Voxgente, a multiplatform digital media company. Espuelas, who was named a “Leader for the New Millennium” by Time magazine, is a frequent political analyst on television, radio and online sites, including The Huffington Post. His interviews have included Barack Obama and Newt Gingrich. Born in Uruguay, Fernando is a former College trustee.
Sykes Society Luncheon
President Higdon welcomes alumnae who have celebrated their 50th Reunion, with a special toast for the Class of 1963.
Sykes Society Luncheon - Keynote Amy Gross
The podcast continutes with remarks by Amy Gross ''63 on "Waking Up: The Search of a Lifetime." Gross currently teaches Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction, developed by microbiologist Jon Kabat-Zinn at the UMass Medical Center.
State of the College - President's Speech
President Higdon's "State of the College" speech from Alumni Convocation addresses campus improvements and future plans for the College. The ceremony also features award presentations that include the Connecticut College Medals, the highest honor the College confers.