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Memorial service for Helen Mulvey

The College will gather to remember Helen Mulvey, the Brigida Pacchiani Ardenghi Professor Emeritus of History, on Wednesday, April 21.

The remembrance will begin at noon in Harkness Chapel. Mulvey, who taught at Connecticut College from 1946 to 1983, died in early March.

She is remembered as a brilliant and witty teacher who engaged her students intellectually and taught them to love learning. Her area of special research was Irish history.

Taxes on your mind? IRA rollver may soon be reborn

The Senate and House have approved versions of the Tax Extenders Act of 2009, and both include a provision that would retroactively extend the IRA Charitable Rollover through December 31, 2010.

There are a number of significant differences between the Senate and House bills that need to be reconciled, but key tax writers have already begun meeting to try and work out the differences. It is expected that President Obama will sign the bill when it reaches his desk.

Watch future CamelTracks for updated information or contact Bill O’Neil at 860-439-2414 or

Film about William Meredith to be screened at Palm Beach International Film Festival

"Marathon," based on events in the life of poet William Meredith and his partner Richard Harteis, will be screened at the Palm Beach International Film Festival April 22-26.

The film will be shown Saturday, April 24 at 9:15 p.m. at the Cobb Theatres, 11701 Lake Victoria Gardens Ave. in Palm Beach Gardens.

Meredith, the Henry B. Plant Professor Emeritus of English and a Pulitzer Prize-winning poet, died three years ago.

David Dorfman Dance performing in Los Angeles

David Dorfman Dance, a company founded by Professor of Dance David Dorfman '81,  will perform April 18 at The Luckman Fine Arts Complex at California State University. Since fall 2007, David Dorfman Dance, considered one of the most influential American contemporary dance companies, has been the company-in-residence at Connecticut College. Their Los Angeles performance, Underground, begins at 8 p.m. Visit the Luckman Web site for more information.

April 16, 2010