Archive: February, 2010

Photography Exhibition on View

Posted by Melissa Lamar - February 23, 2010 -

“Photographs,” an exhibition of color photography by Frank Noelker, will run February 23-March 18 in the Wallace Barnes and Barbara Hackman Franklin Art Gallery at Tunxis. The opening reception is Tuesday, February 23, 4-7 p.m. Refreshments will be served.
Noelker is a fine art photographer whose photographs have been widely exhibited, both in solo and group exhibits, and are included in the permanent collections of a number of museums. His work has also been published in the book, Captive Beauty: Zoo Portraits by Frank Noelker.
Gallery hours are Monday through Thursday, 9 a.m.-8 p.m. and by appointment. For more information, call 860.773.1621 or email William Kluba at

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4th Annual Black History Gala

Posted by Melissa Lamar - February 19, 2010 -

Tunxis invites the community to celebrate Black History Month at its 4th Annual Gala “Still I Rise” on Friday, February 19, 6 – 9 p.m. 
The gala honors the history and heritage of African Americans through song, music, poetry and dance. Eric Clemons, a contributing reporter for Connecticut Public Television’s “All Things Connecticut” and former ESPN “SportsCenter” anchor, will give the keynote address entitled “Reconnecting With Our History.” For more on the featured performers, see the news release. 
Presented by the Office of Minority Affairs, the event is free, and refreshments will be served. For more information, call 860.773.1430. Please call ahead if it appears inclement weather may postpone the event.

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“Don’t Fear the Future: Democratic Transhumanism and Empowerment Through Technology”

Posted by Melissa Lamar - February 18, 2010 -

The public is invited to attend this free talk by James J. Hughes, Ph.D., at Tunxis on February 18 at 7 p.m. in Room 6-127.
Hughes is a bioethicist and sociologist at Trinity College in Hartford where he teaches health policy and serves as associate director of Institutional Research and Planning. He also serves as executive director of the Institute for Ethics and Emerging Technologies, a technoprogressive think tank he founded in 2005. Hughes is author of the book “Citizen Cyborg: Why Democratic Societies Must Respond to the Redesigned Human of the Future” and is working on a second book tentatively titled “Cyborg Buddha.” Since 1999, he has produced a syndicated weekly radio program, “Changesurfer Radio,” on the air Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. on WHUS Storrs 91.7 FM.

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