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News Releases - 2011


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Year of Jazz Continues in 2012 - December 20, 2011
KRTU-FM's ambitious celebration promises several entertaining events including tributes to Miles Davis and Parisian Jazz.

Five Lessons from the Heart: Trinity University Winter Commencement Address - December 19, 2011
Professor Don Van Eynde offers advice to new graduates.

Jeb Bush and Rudolph Giuliani to Speak at Trinity University - December 19, 2011
Jeb Bush, former governor of Florida, and Rudolph Giuliani, former Mayor of New York City during 9/11, will visit Trinity University this spring to present lectures to the campus and San Antonio communities.

Philosopher Robert Wicks to Continue 2011-2012 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series at Trinity University - December 19, 2011
Stieren Arts Enrichment Series events are free and open to the public.

Underground Research - December 19, 2011
Chemistry and Geosciences take advantage of construction on campus to build a collaborative science project.

Trinity University Professor Receives Major Classics Award - December 13, 2011
Lawrence Kim, assistant professor of classical studies, wins Goodwin Award of Merit.

Trinity University Professor Named Vice President of Southern Economic Association - December 12, 2011
David Macpherson, the E.M. Stevens Professor of Economics at Trinity University, has been named one of two vice presidents of the Southern Economic Association (SEA.)

Trinity University to Recognize Distinguished Alumnus and Spirit of Trinity Recipient - December 9, 2011
Trinity University will honor two outstanding graduates Friday, Jan. 27, with a campus dinner and reception.

Social Media for Science - December 8, 2011
Two Trinity University professors are using a new method for raising research funds: social media.

Trinity University to Hold 2011 Winter Commencement - December 8, 2011
Trinity University will hold its winter commencement for 98 graduates and undergraduates at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 17, in Laurie Auditorium.

Trinity University Withdraws Zoning Request with City of San Antonio - December 2, 2011
With the support of District 1 City Councilman Diego Bernal, Trinity University has withdrawn a request to the city of San Antonio for special use zoning on four University-owned properties on Oakmont Court on the west side of campus.


A Century of Experience - November 30, 2011
Three retiring Trinity University professors amass more than 100 years in the classroom, in theaters, and overseas.

Crunching Numbers - November 29, 2011
Accounting students at Trinity University score 5th highest in nation on CPA exam.

Trinity Hosts China-U.S. International Business Event - November 29, 2011
Department of Business Administration organizes event to promote awareness and importance of Sino-U.S. international business.

Trinity University's Food For Thought Luncheon 2012 Lecture Series Announced - November 28, 2011
Trinity Professors to discuss their research or field of study.

Social Activist to Present Martin Luther King Jr. Commemorative Lecture at Trinity University - November 28, 2011
Ilyasah Shabazz, daughter of Malcolm X and Betty Shabazz, to deliver remarks at MLK lecture.

Biology Professor at Trinity University Named Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs - November 22, 2011
Brodl is seen as 'committed to expanding research opportunities' for faculty, students.

Bringing Home the Silver - November 22, 2011
Trinity University computer science students place second at programming contest.

Trinity University to Host Book Signing for Global Mexican Cultural Productions - November 21, 2011
The book, co-edited by two Trinity professors, offers multidisciplinary approach to understand transnational nature of Mexican culture.

Promoting Diversity On Campus - November 18, 2011
Faculty and staff receive Texas Diversity Alliance Award for their work.

Want to Understand the News of the Day? Read a Novel - November 14, 2011
Celebrated writer and DeCoursey Lecture Series guest Sir Salman Rushdie says literary fiction still indispensable in making sense of our times.

New Trinity University Student Organization Works with Career Services - November 14, 2011
Undergraduates participate in internships, career fairs, interviews, resume writing.

Holiday Cheer: Trinity University to Present Annual Christmas Concert - November 1, 2011
Trinity University will musically welcome the holiday season with its 18th annual Christmas Concert. The concert, which has become a favorite San Antonio tradition, will take place at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 2, in Trinity's Laurie Auditorium.


Conference on Mesoamerica to be held at Trinity University - October 31, 2011
Researchers from across disciplines to take part in the free conference starting Nov. 4.

Trinity University Athletes Inducted into Hall of Fame - October 31, 2011
Nine honorees represent football, baseball, tennis, soccer, basketball, campus administration.

Education Department Offers Scholarships for Career Changers Who Want to Teach - October 31, 2011
Are you an engineer with an interest in physics? An environmental attorney who has a passion for biology? Professionals in these fields and others have not only thought about changing careers but also have taken steps to acquire the education to achieve a new dream of transforming the lives of students.

Students, Athletes Hold Breast Cancer Awareness Campaign - October 31, 2011
Trinity University students, athletes hold campus-wide awareness and fund-raising campaign.

Human Communication and Theatre Presents Twelfth Night - October 28, 2011
A comedy about love in its excesses includes forged letters, mistaken identities, duels, marriages, and a love triangle.

Rackspace Co-Founder Named Trinity's Outstanding Young Alumnus - October 28, 2011
Dirk Elmendorf '97, co-founder of Rackspace Managed Hosting, will receive the Trinity University Outstanding Young Alumnus Award for 2011-2012 at a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, in the Great Hall at the Chapman Center on the Trinity campus.

Robert Gates Warns Partisanship Putting U.S. Future at Risk - October 28, 2011
Former Secretary of Defense Robert Gates, Trinity’s Distinguished Lecture Series guest, warns partisanship is putting America’s future at risk.

Trinity Named a Best Value Private College by Kiplinger's - October 28, 2011
Kiplinger's Personal Finance has rated Trinity University as No. 27 on its list of the 200 Best Values in Private Colleges.

A Rich Tradition of EAST Scholarship - October 27, 2011
Trinity University hosts Southwest Conference on Asian Studies to showcase program excellence, faculty expertise.

Jumping On the Digital Bandwagon - October 27, 2011
Amy Roberson, the new Special Collections Librarian at Trinity's Coates Library, is working to extend the collection's digital access to students and other researchers.

New Special Collections librarian improving accessibility to historic materials - October 27, 2011
Amy Roberson, the new Special Collections Librarian at Trinity's Coates Library, is working to extend the collection's digital access to students and other researchers.

KRTU-FM's Year of Jazz Celebration Receives Enthusiastic Start - October 26, 2011
Thousands of San Antonians enjoy the first event, the Jazz Family Showcase, at Sunken Gardens Theater in Brackenridge Park.

Trinity University Professor Wins Southern Economic Association Teaching Award - October 24, 2011
Richard Butler, professor of economics and chair of business administration at Trinity University, is the 2011 recipient of the Kenneth G. Elzinga Teaching Award from the Southern Economic Association (SEA.)

Former Trinity University President Honored for Philanthropic Work - October 24, 2011
Former Trinity President Ron Calgaard has been recognized by the San Antonio chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) as the 2011 Outstanding Volunteer Fundraiser.

Plumber Celebrates 50 Years at Trinity University - October 24, 2011
Juan Cura was among the Trinity employees reaching milestones and honored in early October at the annual Service Awards ceremony. An upbeat man of few words, Cura said, "Trinity's been good to me."

Trinity University Welcomes Wall Street Journal Bestselling Author for Leaders in Health Management Symposium - October 12, 2011
Quint Studer, a bestselling author and founder of the Studer Group, will be the keynote speaker at the Leaders in Health Management Symposium at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 28, in the Ruth Taylor Recital Hall.

Interfaith Action to be Discussed during Willson Lecture at Trinity University - October 3, 2011
Speaker to explore religious diversity on college campuses.


A Jazz Valentine for San Antonio - September 29, 2011
KRTU-FM commissions a musical work dedicated to the city to celebrate 10 years of jazz.

Renovated Facility, Renovated Name - September 27, 2011
The Trinity University community observed a special moment in late September with the dedication of the Paul McGinlay Soccer Field, and the Timothy "Tito" Isom Memorial, before an enthusiastic crowd of alumni, students, soccer aficionados, fans, and supporters.

Students Start Community-Maintained Garden on Trinity University Campus - September 27, 2011
Trinity University students are accustomed to cultivating their minds. Now they are practicing a new form of cultivation - a new garden outside Storch Memorial Building that represents a sustainable eco-space on campus.

Trinity Tomorrow - September 27, 2011
Faculty, students, others take a comprehensive look at re-defining liberal arts.

David Heller to Perform Organ Recital at Trinity University - September 26, 2011
Recital selections will highlight the changes and features of the newly renovated pipe organ.

Trinity University to Host Biomathematics Conference - September 26, 2011
Prestigious gathering only the third to be held for scientists, mathematicians.

Trinity University to Host TEDx San Antonio - September 26, 2011
Seventeen local and national creative thinkers to speak on 'Inspiring New Ideas.'

Observing 9/11's Impact On Campus - September 26, 2011
Prayer service and lecture series help Trinity University commemorate tragedy a decade ago.

Climate Change to be Discussed During Distinguished Scientists Lecture at Trinity University - September 22, 2011
Climate Central's Heidi Cullen will discuss "Seeing Climate, Seeing Change."

Rex Koontz, Pamela Vandiver and Jeanine Davis-Kimball to Speak at Trinity University - September 22, 2011
All of the presentations are free and open to the public.

Teaching Poetry in a Kenyan Refugee Camp - September 22, 2011
Trinity University English professor spends summer sharing what she loves in an unlikely place.

All-campus Retreat Continues Momentum of Re-envisioning a New Curriculum - September 15, 2011
Trinity’s Curriculum review supported by grant from The Mellon Foundation.

A Decade Later - September 7, 2011
Trinity University professors and administrators reflect on the events of 9/11.

The Trinity University Center for the Sciences and Innovation
Perhaps the most visible sign of progress yet on the construction of the new Trinity University Center for the Sciences and Innovation was the erection of a tower crane.

For 20th Consecutive Year, Trinity University Receives No. 1 Ranking in U.S. News & World - September 13, 2011
Report’s “America’s Best Colleges” Guide US News college guide also gives high marks for value, engineering program, and commitment to teaching.

Trinity University Psychologist Named to Fellowship at Stanford University - September 9, 2011
Trinity University psychology professor Carolyn Black Becker has been named a Residential Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University for the 2011-12 academic year.

Reading TUgether Keynote Speaker Calls for End to Marginalization of Women and Girls - September 7, 2011
Trinity alumna Jin In '95 encourages first-year students to work for gender equality one community at a time.

Trinity Symposium Launches Re-envisioning Process for New Curriculum with Support from The Mellon Foundation - September 1, 2011
Trinity University is embarking on a re-envisioning process to redefine a liberal arts education and has scheduled a symposium to launch the process.


Biophysics Scientist Named First Williams Professor of Interdisciplinary Physics at Trinity University - August 31, 2011
Kelvin Cheng is a pioneer in drawing from many academic disciplines to enrich scientific inquiry.

Investing in Teaching - August 31, 2011
Trinity faculty organize The Collaborative for Learning and Teaching to share pedagogic techniques and learn new strategies to engage students.

Members Hired to Increase Trinity's Alumni and Parent Involvement - August 30, 2011
University Advancement team intends to strengthen multiple fronts.

Robert Gates Featured Speaker for Fall 2011 Distinguished Lecture Series at Trinity University - August 26, 2011
Tickets for "An Evening with Robert Gates" will be available to the general public on Monday, Oct. 3 on a first-come, first-served basis.

Music Educator Robert Duke to Open 2011-2012 Stieren Arts Enrichment Series - August 25, 2011
The Stieren Arts Enrichment Series brings a distinguished array of outstanding leaders in the fields of art, music, drama, communication, literature, art history, and aesthetics to the Trinity campus.

Student Completes Prestigious ExxonMobil Summer Internship - August 25, 2011
Trinity University junior Laura Hall recently completed the ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program (CSJP) in Dallas.

Chemistry Professor at Trinity University Named Fellow of American Chemical Society - August 24, 2011
Nancy S. Mills, a Murchison Professor of Chemistry at Trinity University, has been named to the American Chemical Society's 2011 class of Fellows

Music Department Announces Fall Semester Events - August 17, 2011
A wide spectrum of concerts and other musical events will be presented on campus

Trinity Students Place at Magazine Competition - August 17, 2011
Students entering articles in a communications and journalism competition receive recognition for their writing.

International Films to be Screened in October - August 16, 2011
All film screenings are free and open to the public.

Trinity Joins Open Access Coalition of Open Access - August 9, 2011
Prestigious Network Includes Harvard, Stanford, and Duke Universities.

Trinity Featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges 2012 - August 8, 2011
College guide recognizes University as a "Best Buy" institution.

Trinity Featured in Princeton Review's The Best 376 Colleges: 2012 Edition - August 8, 2011
University recognized for "outstanding liberal arts education."


KRTU-FM Launches "Year of Jazz" - July 29, 2011
KRTU unveils a community-wide collaborative in celebration of its 10th anniversary of providing San Antonio professional jazz programming.

Trinity Chemists Make a Sweet Discovery - July 29, 2011
Professor Urbach and students focus on insulin for protein recognition technique.

Blending Chemistry with Art - July 28, 2011
Trinity University junior spends summer collaborating with professors, museum, and the Alamo.

Snapshot of the Class of 2015 - July 28, 2011
An accomplished and diverse group comprise Trinity's first-year students.

The Human Communication and Theatre Department Announces Performances for 2011-2012 Season - July 28, 2011
Theme for the four productions will be 'Fun, Comedy, and Music.'

Trinity Professor Receives Faculty Fellowship to Rice - July 28, 2011
Kenneth Loiselle, assistant professor of history, to study Freemasons in late 18th century France.

Trinity University to Observe 10th Anniversary of 9/11 - July 28, 2011
Events to include lectures, films, discussions about the tragic date's impact on many issues.

Sorority Member Returns to Trinity University - July 20, 2011
Alumna to bring 'knowledge from the inside' to post as Greek Life coordinator.

Trinity University Press Recognized for Industry Excellence - July 20, 2011
ForeWord Reviews, The New York Times, and The Atlantic recognize books from Trinity University Press.

2011 Athletics Hall of Fame Class - July 19, 2011
Trinity University Athletic Director Bob King announces the seventh Trinity University Athletic Hall of Fame.

Police Chief Receives International Award for Excellence - July 19, 2011
Paul Chapa Lauded for Strides in Training, Access to Reports, Student Appreciation Days


Reading TUgether Focuses on Cross Cultural Awareness and Gender Issues - June 30, 2011
For the first time, this year's summer book is a novel written from a historical framework.

Trinity University Welcomes Celebrated Author Salman Rushdie for DeCoursey Lecture Series - June 30, 2011
Rushdie, an eclectic writer and noted public intellectual, will visit Trinity during the 2011 fall semester

Students to Participate in USOC Leadership Program - June 28, 2011
Three junior athletes join select group for Olympic Movement presentations.

A Search for Understanding - June 16, 2011
Trinity University chaplain tackles contemporary issues as he seeks to learn more about himself and others.

Class Marshal and Alumni Sponsor Smooth the Way for First-Year Students - June 16, 2011
Faculty, alumna provide support, unity, and mentoring for incoming Class of 2015.

Summer at Trinity is Filled with Conferences - June 16, 2011
Special programs showcase campus for visitors from throughout the United States and abroad.

Trinity University Announces Faculty Promotions - June 16, 2011
Dennis A. Ahlburg, president of Trinity University, has announced the following faculty promotions effective for the 2011-2012 academic year.

Major Construction Projects Underway on Trinity Campus - June 15, 2011
Many renovation projects to take place during summer break and conclude by fall semester.


Trinity University Named to Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll - May 27, 2011
Students complete nearly 25,000 hours of service to San Antonio and beyond.

Dean of Students Receives Award for Student Administrators - May 19, 2011
David Tuttle is recognized for positive attitude and excellence in student advocacy.

Trinity Hosts German-American Fulbright Institute - May 18, 2011
Sixteen teachers from Germany took part in a two-week German-American Fulbright Institute at Trinity University to explore issues related to cultural diversity and immigration in the United States education system.

Trinity Honors Lee Family Gift to EAST - May 17, 2011
Ingrid Lee and her son, Trinity Trustee Oliver Lee '93 join hands with Stephen Field, the J.K. and Ingrid Lee Endowed Professor of Chinese of Language and Literature, during a recent ceremony to honor the Lee family gift that established the professorship.

Business Administration Professor Wins Teaching Fellowship - May 14, 2011
Don Van Eynde has taught management courses for three decades.

Undergraduates Win Research Awards - May 14, 2011
Five students exhibit 'outstanding achievement' in library and information sources.

Trinity Debate Program Ends Season Ranked 7th in Nation - May 13, 2011
Debaters complete most successful season in program's history.

Trinity Health Care Administration Alumnus Receives Duce Award - May 12, 2011
David White is recognized for outstanding leadership and contributions to the healthcare field.

Literary Magazine Reveals Creative Side of the Trinity Community - May 6, 2011
Trinity Review is a compilation of short stories, poems, photography, and visual art.

Two High School Science Educators Named Recipients of the Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching - May 6, 2011
Two San Antonio high school science educators have been named winners of the 2011 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching.


Trinity to Hold Commencement May 14 - April 28, 2011
Trinity University will hold two commencement exercises on Saturday, May 14, conferring degrees on a total of 530 undergraduate and graduate students. The separate events will have three speakers, and the recipient of the University's most prestigious award for teaching and advising will be announced.

Trinity University Joins State Initiative to Boost College Enrollment - April 21, 2011
Advise TX will place Trinity graduates in select high schools to recruit low-income, first-generation students to higher education

Communication Professor Receives Fulbright Award - April 15, 2011
Sammye Johnson, Carlos Augustus de Lozano Chair in Journalism, to teach in Finland.

Computer Science Professor Named Editor-in-Chief of International Agent Systems Journal - April 15, 2011
Yu Zhang, associate professor of computer science at Trinity University, has been appointed editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Agent Technologies and Systems.

Three Trinity University Faculty Members Named to Prestigious Professorships - April 15, 2011
Inaugural cohort includes professors Donald Clark, Nancy Mills, and Matthew Stroud.

Trinity Professor Shares Middle Eastern Knowledge with International Media - April 15, 2011
History professor David Lesch has not only written a book about the president of Syria, he has cornered the academic market on knowledge of that troubled Middle East country.

Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Honors Trinity Professor with Award - April 14, 2011
Patrick Keating, assistant professor of communication, named Film Scholar.

International Business Professor at Trinity University Receives 'Best Reviewer' Awards at Management Conference - April 13, 2011

A Journey into a Deaf and Mute Artist's Mind - April 8, 2011
Trinity University art exhibit features low-tech materials that make an impact.

Trinity University Press Features Best Gardening Book of 2010 - April 8, 2011
'Places for the Spirit' showcases photographs of Southern gardens tilled by African Americans.

Student Newspaper Wins Regional Society of Professional Journalists Awards - April 5, 2011
First time organization recognizes Trinitonian as 'best all-around' entry in non-daily category.


President to take Trinity message to East Asia - March 31, 2011
Dennis Ahlburg to lead University delegation on tour of selected East Asian cities to increase awareness of Trinity's international perspective.

Connecting the Dots on Out-of-School Care - March 15, 2011
Urban studies/philosophy major Charlie Mitchell helps San Antonio with study on out-of- school time programs for young people.

Mechanical Engineer to Present Distinguished Scientists Lecture - March 15, 2011
Ilene Busch-Vischniac will discuss transduction and noise reduction during the spring Trinity University Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Picking up Interference from the Universe - March 15, 2011
Exhibit at Coates Library explains technology used to discover space/time ripples caused by black hole collisions and supernova explosions.

Trinity Men's Conference - March 15, 2011
The conference tapped into the wit and wisdom of professors, alumni, and health professionals, who conducted panels on a wide range of issues facing today's male college students.

Trinity University to Honor Exceptional Teachers in the Region - March 15, 2011
Nineteen exceptional teachers have been chosen as distinguished educators and finalists for the 2010-2011 Trinity Prize for Excellence in Teaching.

Fundraising Veteran Promoted to Director of Major and Planned Gifts - March 14, 2011
Linda Campbell is a proven fundraiser with more than 30 years of experience.

Celebrating Women's History Month at Trinity University - March 10, 2011
Award-winning journalist to present Ruth McLean Bowman Bowers Lecture.

Trinity University Student Presents Undergraduate Research in Austin - March 10, 2011
Biology major is only Trinity student to participate in daylong event.

Trinity University Senior Wins Recognition for ESL Program - March 9, 2011
Shelley Ramsey wanted to 'open a door of opportunity' for campus employees.

Choral Event at Trinity University to Give a Voice to Women - March 8, 2011

Trinity University Collects Used Clothing for Charity - March 3, 2011

Trinity Mathematician Awarded Grant from National Institutes of Health - March 2, 2011


Alumni Association Honors Service-Oriented Students - February 25, 2011

Texas Artists and Others Featured in Group Exhibition - February 25, 2011

Alcoa Foundation Boosts Recycling Program with Free Bins - February 23, 2011
Added convenience for students in campus residence halls to transport materials

David Konstan to Speak at Trinity - February 21, 2011

Trinity Drama Professors to Speak on Designing the National Tours of Broadway Musical Fiddler on the Roof - Feb. 21, 2011

UCLA Archaeologist to Launch Speaker Series - February 7, 2011
Talks co-sponsored by the Southwest Texas Archaeological Society

Trinity Alumni Give Back Nationwide - February 1, 2011
Alumni Chapters Across the Country Set to Participate in Trinity Cares to Make a Difference in their Local Communities.

Trinity Names New Advancement Services Director - February 1, 2011
Clint Shipp to Streamline Database Management for Fund Raising Efforts


Police Chief Paul Chapa Finalist for Campus Safety Director of the Year Award - January 27, 2011

Philosophy Professor Receives Conington Prize - January 26, 2011

Student Photography Featured in Two Exhibitions - January 26, 2011

Student Wins Award in National Magazine Writing Competition - January 25, 2011

Student Wins Two First-Place Awards in National Magazine Writing Competition - January 25, 2011

Astrophysicist and Nobel Laureate in Physics to Speak During Distinguished Scientists Lecture Series - January 14, 2011

Celebrating Diversity - January 14, 2011
Trinity University's New Student Orientation Session Wins Gold Medal from National Association

Challenge Grant Honors Butch Newman - January 14, 2011

Mind Science Foundation Awards Grant to Trinity - January 14, 2011

Music Department Announces Spring Semester Events - January 14, 2011

Philosophers to Discuss the Concept of Friendship during 2011 Lennox Seminar Series - January 14, 2011

Powell to Deliver Flora Cameron Lecture on Politics, Public Affairs - January 14, 2011

Trinity University Receives StormReady® Certification - January 11, 2011

Journalist to Speak about the War in Afghanistan - January 5, 2011


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