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NEWS FROM CONNECTICUT COLLEGE April 2014

Announcements

Meet President Bergeron in NYC

President Katherine Bergeron will be in New York City on Wednesday, April 30, at Hearst Tower for a reception for College alumni, family and friends. Register on the alumni calendar and find more information on this event.

Shwiffs at Fenway

The Shwiffs, Connecticut College's first a capella group, will be singing the National Anthem at Fenway Park on Saturday, April 19, to kick off the game between the Boston Red Sox and the Baltimore Orioles. The game begins at 1:35 p.m. and, according to the Red Sox website, tickets are still available.

The 11-member all-female group will also be performing their Spring Concert on Friday, April 18, at 9 p.m. in the College's Olin Auditorium.

Discussions on Latin culture, immigration, literature

As part of the College's Latin@ Studies Lecture Series, Mark Overmyer-Velazquez will deliver "Immigration and its History in Post-Pinochet Chile," a discussion on Chile's economic development that was shaped by a long history of racist policies. Overmyer-Velazquez is the director of El Instituto: Institute of Latina/o, Caribbean and Latin American Studies and associate professor of history at the University of Connecticut.

The event will be held on Friday, April 25, at noon in the Charles Chu Asian Art Reading Room in Shain Library. The event is free and open to the public.

The series will also include a workshop on Wednesday, April 30, on Puerto Rico's women and literature, and discussion on Latino poetry on Friday, May 2. For more information, contact Ana Campos Holland, assistant professor of sociology, at 860-439-2006.

Recent alumnae awarded NSF fellowships

Three recent alumnae have recently been awarded National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, which provide up to $30,000 research stipends each year for up to three years. Out of more than 14,000 applicants, just 2,000 fellowship offers were made.

The recipients include Jessica Sadick '11, now a Ph.D. graduate student in the biotechnology program at Brown; Libby Maret '12, now a Ph.D. candidate in applied physics at the University of Michigan; and Sarah Lamer '13, who is studying psychology at the University of Denver.

Historic Steel House honored

The Connecticut Trust for Historic Preservation recently presented the College with an Award of Merit for the restoration of the historic Steel House. The organization noted the “tenacious advocacy, careful research, and meticulous restoration of this unusual and significant building, culminating with its appropriate new use, all make an important contribution to the history and sense of place of Connecticut.”

The Steel House, which houses the College's Office of Sustainability, was also recognized by New London Landmarks at its annual awards presentation in March.

Important upcoming dates

Spring is finally here, bringing with it the end of classes, moving day for students and Commencement. Check out a list of important dates and make sure you mark them on your calendar.

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