1. Faces of Homelessness 2015

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    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. http://handsonhartford.org

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    • Shadow Tessellations - Christine Dalenta & Benjamin Parker

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      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 presentation and Q & A took place in the Barnes-Franklin Gallery in October, 2014.

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      • Dr. Peter Skiff: The Emergence of Emergence

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        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.

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        • An Afternoon of Poetry & Music with Brian Turner

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          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: blueflowerarts.com/artist/brian-turner/

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          • Carol Haislip of the International School of Protocol on job interviewing skills

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            Tunxis' International Day of Peace celebration included a workshop by Carol Haislip of the International School of Protocol on job interviewing skills.

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            • International Day of Peace: Workshop with Carol Haislip

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              Civil Discourse: Peace Building Within Our Reach with Carol Haislip of the International School of Protocol

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              • Tunxis Foundation Economic Conference 2014

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                The topic was “What Connecticut Can Do to Begin Growing”. James C. Smith of Webster Bank and alumni Herbert Browne IV spoke to our guests comprising of student’s, sponsors, board members and community leaders. The Tunxis Community College Foundation prides itself in its 43rd year of service to the College

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                • Passing Through: Art Installation at Tunxis College

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                  “Passing Through” is an installation of 48 life-sized stainless steel silhouettes that represent students hiking and engaging in related activities, placed in various locations on the walls of the 600 Building at Tunxis Community College. Tunxis students modeled for the silhouettes, making this a community project and connecting the installation to the college’s population at the point in its history when this major addition was built during Phase II of construction at the college. Participants were selected based on essays they wrote about their journey to Tunxis.Installation by Brad Guarino. Music courtesy of HiGhMaS [goo.gl/j4Amdv]

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                  • Tunxis Commencement Ceremony 2014

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                    This year’s Commencement Ceremony included speakers Senator Chris Murphy and President of the Board of Regents Gregory Gray. The event took place on May 30, 2014.

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                    • Robert Chase:Entering a Student's Digital World without Reinforcing Social Withdrawal

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                      Three decades ago, teachers delivered lectures and students took notes. Today, students live in an interactive visual world and tap a screen to force change on any scene that is not interrupted by its own fast pace or intrusive commercial content. Educators must enter into this world to make information noticeable--but nobody learns without adequate mental elaboration and physical manipulation. Students need live, in-person social interaction for healthy development and future community functioning. This presentation introduces several easily-mastered ways to digitize course content alongside several unique and entertaining ways to promote live interaction between students. The balance of digital versus "old school" choices will be presented as a repertoire from which the instructor may select tools.

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