109th Convocation gets Conn’s academic year off to a sharp start
A National Science Foundation article about Peter Siver, Charles & Sarah P. Becker Professor of Botany and director of the Environmental Studies Program, and his use of diatoms to study climate change was translated into Spanish and reprinted on Revista Info Tigre.
Sarasota Herald-Tribune (FL) featured an article about Ana Fiore ’12 Jan. 14 after she returned to her high school, along with two other alumni, to take part in a special fundraising performance to raise money for local school arts programs.
A guest on KQED-FM 88.5 (San Francisco) Jan. 14 told the story of Usman Khosa ’04, a Pakistani native who was wrongfully interrogated after walking by the White House on his way to work in 2006.
Chemistry Professor Marc Zimmer and Physics Professor Michael Monce were quoted in a Hartford Courant story Jan. 15 about scientists’ expectations of the Obama administration.
Jan. 15, The Chronicle covered an event in Storrs about higher education and the economy at which Martha Merrill, dean of admission and financial aid, was a panelist.
Beatrice Biira ’08 was featured in the Charlotte Sun and Weekly Herald (FL) Jan. 18, as the special guest speaker at a Florida Federation of Women’s Clubs event in Orlando to support Heifer International. Biira’s family was helped by a goat from the international aid organization.
The Connecticut College Women’s Match Racing Team’s win in the International Collegiate Sailing Association finals in Winter Park, Fla. was announced on Sail-World.com Jan. 23.
A photo spread in The Day Jan. 24 featured The Camel Backs, a modern dance team, performing at the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Performing Arts Commemoration and Day of Remembrance at Connecticut College.
Joan Fluegelman Wexler ’53, who was president of the Athletic Association at Connecticut College and played field hockey, basketball and softball, will be inducted into the Connecticut College Athletic Hall of Fame, Boston Globe announced Jan. 25.
Michael Burlingame, professor emeritus, has been invited to speak about his two-volume biography Lincoln: A Life, at several locations around the country hosting bicentennial events in honor of Abraham Lincoln. Upcoming local appearances were previewed in The Topeka Capital-Journal (KS) and in The Alva Review-Courier (OK) Jan. 25.
An opinion piece in The Day Jan. 25 about the Greater New London Farm to City Coalition mentioned that Connecticut College’s Sprout! is among the local groups working to bring sustainable food practices to the area.
An opinion piece about Iraq by Scott Bates, visiting professor of government, was reprinted in the Connecticut Post Jan. 25.
Scott Bates, visiting professor of government and Stonington police commissioner, was interviewed live on WDRC-AM 1360 Hartford/New Haven Jan. 26 about his opinion about a move to decriminalize marijuana in Connecticut and about his recent trip to Iraq.
Ozgur Izmirli, director of the Ammerman Center for Arts and Technology, was interviewed live on WLIU 88.3 FM (NY) Jan. 27 about the center’s upcoming colloquial series.
Christopher Steiner, the Lucy C. McDannel ’22 professor of art history, was invited to speak about African masks as part of an exhibition of African art at the Emerson Gallery at Hamilton College, Daily Sentinel (NY) reported Jan. 28.
Shavar Bernier ’10 was featured in a photograph playing offense against Bates College in The Day’s sports section Jan. 31.
Barkley Hendricks, professor of studio art, was one of several Connecticut College professors who exhibited their work at New London’s annual no-hold-barred Hygienic art show in downtown New London. Hendricks was quoted in The Day Feb. 1 as saying that the show was “less political” than in previous years.
In an opinion piece Feb. 1 in The Day, President Leo I. Higdon, Jr. called on Americans to support their institutions of higher education, especially during tough economic times.
Connecticut College’s snow-covered campus was featured in a photograph on the front page of The Day Feb. 4.
Bloomberg.com’s Feb. 4 piece about Abraham Lincoln biographies that are being published in honor of the President’s 200th birthday called Emeritus Professor Michael Burlingame’s two-volume work on Lincoln the “heavyweight” of the latest crop.
The Feb. 5 onStage at Connecticut College performance of Ladysmith Black Mambazo was featured on the front cover of the Feb. 5 edition of The Day’s entertainment section and as the “Main Event” of the week’s entertainment offerings.
William Tomasian, director of sports information, published an article about the success of women’s hockey player Brigid O’Gorman ’11 in The New London Times Feb. 5.
The Day announced Feb. 5 that two exhibitions, dedicated to the late Charles Chu, professor emeritus of Chinese, were opening at Connecticut College and Lyman Allyn Art Museum.
New Haven Register quoted Michael Burlingame, emeritus professor of history, in an article about a statewide celebration to mark the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln’s birth. Burlingame called Lincoln “a spokesman for democracy.”
Stuart Vyse, professor of psychology and author of Going Broke: Why Americans Can’t Hold On To Their Money, was quoted on Bankrate.com saying that it is still possible to find relief by filing for bankruptcy.