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Trinity College Taps Katie Couric for 2014 Commencement

HARTFORD — Katie Couric, the host of Katie, a daily syndicated daytime talk show, and Yahoo News global anchor will be the featured speaker at Trinity’s 188th Commencement on May 18.

An award-winning journalist and TV personality, Couric is also a devoted cancer research advocate, documentary film producer and author of The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons From Extraordinary Lives.

Couric served as a special correspondent for ABC News, contributing to ABC World News, Nightline, 20/20, Good Morning America, This Week, and primetime news programs from August 2011 to December 2013.

katie-couricHer steady rise in television news occurred over a 15-year span as she co-anchored NBC News’s Today and became the first solo female anchor of a national nightly news broadcast as anchor and managing editor of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric. At CBS News, Couric also contributed segments to 60 Minutes, CBS Sunday Morning and primetime specials.

In addition to her TV career, Couric authored The New York Times bestseller, The Best Advice I Ever Got: Lessons from Extraordinary Lives.

A tireless advocate for cancer research and awareness, Couric is a co-founder of Stand Up To Cancer (SU2C), an organization that has raised nearly $200 million to accelerate research and get new therapies to patients more quickly. 

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Trinity’s Widener Gallery Announces Exhibition

HARTFORD — The Widener Gallery has announced the Studio Arts Annual, exhibition, l feature artwork by students enrolled in Trinity College’s Studio Arts Program.

An opening reception will take place, Thursday, April 4, from 4:30  to  6:30 p.m.  The event is free and open to the public.

The Studio Arts Annual highlights a selection of student artwork from foundation through advanced levels.  Included is a selection of media and styles ranging from representational drawing, abstract painting and color prints to documentary photography and mixed media sculpture, among many others.

The exhibition will rung from April 4 – 28, 2013.

For more information, please contact Felice Caivano, Fine Arts Curator, Widener Gallery, at 860-297-5232 or Felice.Caivano@trincoll.edu.

The Widener Gallery is located in Trinity College’s Austin Arts Center, Hartford, Conn.  Gallery hours 1-6 p.m., closed Saturdays. 

Founded in Hartford, Connecticut, in 1823, Trinity College (www.trincoll.eduis an independent, nonsectarian liberal arts college with over 2,200 students from 45 states and 47 countries. It is home to the eighth-oldest chapter of Phi Beta Kappa in the United States.


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Trinity College Inaugurates Film Festival

HARTFORD — Twenty-three short films by undergraduates across the country were screened at Cinestudio on Saturday at the inaugural Trinity Film Festival.

The prestigious film panel praised the quality of the works at an awards reception following the screenings, before choosing their top selections: University of the Streets (Prequel) by Bryan Felber (New York University) took the top award of $1,500, while second place ($1,000) went to Brian Plungis (Trinity College) for his film, Four Miles, and third place ($500) went to Julian Beltran (University of Texas at Austin) for his film Pissin in the Wind.  Ronnie Rios (New York University) was voted as The Audience Choice Award winner for his film, Reed.

The judging panel was led by Mary Buck, former president of the Casting Society of America and a two-time Emmy-nominated caster; James Hanley, co-founder of Cinestudio; Brian Hayes Currie, writer and actor; Rob Brink, a filmmaker and lecturer in film; and Dr. Michael Walsh, co-founder of the cinema department at the University of Hartford.

For more information, visit:www.trinityfilmfestival.org.

Featured Photo: Audience members vote on their “Audience Choice Award” at the Trinity Film Festival on Saturday, May 5.  Ronnie Rios from New York University won the award for his film, “Reed.”  Photo by Nick Lacy

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Trinity College and City to Host Hip Hop Festival

HARTFORD — The Hartford Office for Youth Services (HOYS) collaborates with Trinity College and the Temple of HIP-HOP to sponsor the 5th Annual International Hip-Hop Festival in conjunction with the 3rd annual “Youth 4 Change” conference.

The event will be held April 10 from 10am -3pm in  in the Washington Room at  Trinity College’s Mather Hall.

The festival was created to build a sense of community between the City and the campus through outreach and exposure to events and happenings.  Through student-initiated work, this umbrella event seeks to use Hip-Hop, and its global proliferation, as an educational tool to teach the history of Hip-hop and its culture.

The Youth 4 Change Conference will give middle and high school students a unique opportunity to discover Hip Hop not from a perspective of violence and material consumption but rather as a tool for empowerment, positive expression and a means to reduce violence and increase community ownership through interactive workshops.

Mayor Eddie A. Perez, who also serves as a member of the Board of Education says, “This joint venture is a unique approach to reaching our young and impressionable residents.  Thanks to stronger connections with the community, Hartford has made serious inroads in reducing youth violence.  We must continue to be innovative and on the cutting edge in seeking to find ways to maximize our children’s positive potential.”

Enid Rey, Director of HOYS says, “The talent held by Hartford’s youth is undeniable. Youth are constantly looking for venues to develop and share their talents.  The conference will provide a great opportunity to connect Hartford’s youth to an international community that uses the medium of Hip Hop not only as a means of self expression but as a tool to address social issues. This conference promises to be an exciting event.”

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