Behind Closed Doors: Juvenile Court in Connecticut

April 10th, 2015 No comments

An honest discussion of child abuse and neglect in our State.
Tunxis Community College is sponsored this special presentation of child abuse and neglect in our State. Legal practitioners from Juvenile Court presented a behind-the-scenes view of what actually constitutes abuse and neglect, how a case would proceed from the initial filing to disposition, and how it could be defended. The event was held at Tunxis Community College on Thursday April 9, 2015. Panelists included former Assistant Attorney General Sherelyn Labowski, Judge E. Curtissa Cofield and Attorney Scott Sandler. The discussion was moderated by Angela Fierro, MSW/JD , Adjunct Professor, Department of Social Sciences.

view video  |  78 min.

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Panel Discusssion on Our Criminal Justice System

April 1st, 2015 No comments

On April 1, 2015, our panelists shared their diverse perspectives on the strengths and weaknesses of our Criminal Justice System. The panel included the following participants:
Jessica Waterhouse: Mediator, CJ Professor
Esther Torres: Retired Director of Programs and Treatment, CT Dept. of Corrections, CJ Adjunct
Renald Marchand: Retired Cheshire CT Police Officer, Captain/Division Commander, CJ Assistant Professor
Judy Dworin: Founder: Judy Dworin Performance Project
Rowena Grady: Former inmate/Community Partners in Action Resettlement Program
Suzi Jensen: Daughter of former inmate/JDPP’s Bridging Boundaries Program
Leslie Bird: Musical Director: Women on our Own
Robin Cullen: Consultant, Group Facilitator, and former inmate

view video | 75 min.

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Elizabeth Lyra Ross

March 6th, 2015 No comments

Elizabeth Lyra Ross is originally from Detroit, Michigan, graduated from Trinity College in Hartford, CT and did graduate study at the Indiana University School of Music in Bloomington. Since completing her enlistment with The United States Army Band and Chorus, her international career has included the opera roles of Aida, Tosca, Madame Butterfly, and both Bess and Serena in Porgy and Bess. She has appeared with the New York Metropolitan Opera and she was in the New York City Opera Production of Porgy and Bess that was nominated for an Emmy Award on the Live from Lincoln Center Series. In December 2010, Elizabeth released her fourth CD titled, Oh Holy Night and Other Holiday Songs. She currently lives in Collinsville, CT.

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Legislators Breakfast 2015

February 25th, 2015 No comments

On Wednesday, February 25, 2015, several Connecticut State lawmakers met at Tunxis Community College to discuss Gov. Malloy’s most recent budget and  it’s effects on higher education in CT. The legislators present were Whit Betts, Mike Demicco,Henri Martin, John Piscopo and Kevin Witkos. Many students spoke with the legislators directly, including  Victor Neves, Brennen Howes, Tonia Knapp, Mishalle Kolakowska, and Randi Schivi. Chuck Pagano of the Tunxis Foundation emceed the event.

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Faces of Homelessness 2015

February 18th, 2015 No comments

Hands on Hartford is a social service nonprofit organization that serves Hartford’s neediest residents in the areas of food, housing, and economic security. This is their second year presenting at Tunxis.

view video  | 69 min

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F.A.B. Awards Ceremony at Tunxis Community College

December 10th, 2014 No comments

Hosted by Professor Sally Terrell.

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Shadow Tessellations- Christine Dalenta & Benjamin Parker

November 30th, 2014 No comments

Christine Dalenta and Benjamin Parker recently completed a series that draws heavily upon their respective areas of expertise: photography in Dalenta’s case, and paper folding in Parker’s. Parker is at the forefront of a new, mathematically based origami method called tessellation. The term refers to geometric designs composed of identical shapes that fit together exactly.
Dalenta and Parker’s project was prompted by the acquisition of a vintage photographic paper designed to allow folding without cracking. Long out of production, it had originally been used for French-folded greeting cards, for prints to be attached to reports and theses, and for military mapmaking. Dalenta and Parker folded this light-sensitive paper in the darkroom, exposed it, and processed it through standard fiber print chemistry. The resulting Shadow Tessellations, as the artists call them, investigate and complicate the differentiation between image and object.
This artist talk and Q & A took place in the Barnes-Franklin Gallery in October, 2014.

view video | 45 min

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Proof & Possibility Lecture: The Emergence of Emergence – by Peter D. Skiff, PhD

November 17th, 2014 No comments

Why does a nest of bees or ants appear to have such vastly greater intelligence than a single insect of the same species? Why do motorists in traffic circles get into far fewer accidents then drivers at an intersection with traffic lights? Why does the stock market appear to have a “mind of its own”?

“Emergence” is an exciting new area of scientific and interdisciplinary research that parts company with much of the history of science in recognizing that it’s possible for there to exist a complexity or complex system that is decidedly a “whole that’s greater than the sum of its parts”.  .  .and that cannot remotely be predicted by the traits of any of those parts.

Peter D. Skiff, PhD, is Professor of Physics and Co-Director of the Science, Technology, and Society Program at Bard College. This exciting talk in Tunxis’s ongoing Proof & Possibility lecture series discusses the history and philosophy behind the modern science that produced emergence studies—even as this new field departed from what many modern philosophers narrowly foresaw as possible for science in the first place.

view video | 69 min.

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An Afternoon of Poetry & Music with Brian Turner

November 13th, 2014 No comments

Brian Turner, a CT Poetry Circuit Poet, read his poetry for the Humanities Department’s Afternoon of Poetry and Music on Wednesday, Oct 29th, 2014. A Q&A and book signing followed the reading.
Brian Turner served in the US Army for seven years and spent time in Iraq and Bosnia. He has published two poetry collections and a memoir.  More information about Brian Turner may be found here:

view video | 45 min.

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International Day of Peace 2014: Carol Haislip of the I.S.P. on job interviewing skills

November 13th, 2014 No comments

Carol Haislip of the International School of Protocol gave an informative workshop on job interviewing skills on October 22, 2014
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