Connecticut Arts Education Stars at 'Arts for Learning' Spring Showcase

03/26/14

Connecticut Arts Education Stars at 'Arts for Learning' Spring Showcase

The Arts for Learning Connecticut Spring Showcase will include a diverse array of educational artists, and give educators an opportunity to book programs for their students.

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Connecticut Student (and Her Dog) Behind Bill on Heartworm Prevention

03/18/14

Connecticut Student (and Her Dog) Behind Bill on Heartworm Prevention

Remember that cool Schoolhouse Rocks version of “How a Bill Becomes a Law”? Annie Blumenfeld, a 15-year-old student at Fairfield Warde High School is living the Connecticut legislative process as she puts the “bark” behind a bill that would “bite” into an issue too many dog owners aren’t making the grade on—heartworm disease protection. It’s all because of Teddy (below), a shaggy otterhound mix that Blumenfeld and her family adopted three years ago this month from Houston, Tex., in a long-distance transaction. Working with State Rep. Tony Hwang, a Republican who represents Fairfield and Trumbull in the 134th District, Blumenfeld is the force behind House Bill 5422, An Act Concerning Awareness of Heartworm Disease and...

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University of New Haven Class Hears Account of Nazis in Russia From Alumnus

03/17/14

University of New Haven Class Hears Account of Nazis in Russia From Alumnus

Walter Wolog, 88, warned students in University of New Haven Professor Daria Kirjanov’s honors class Friday that he could tell stories about his experiences growing up in post-Revolutionary Russia “for 10 hours” if they didn’t stop him. And while many of the students in Kirjanov’s “Stories of Displaced Lives: Russian and Eastern European Memoirs” course took off quickly after the class ended — heading off to spring break — if Wolog had kept talking, they probably would have kept listening. Wolog and his brother were among an estimated 3 million to 5.5 million Ostarbeiter workers (forced labor) who were brought to Germany to work and forced to wear dark blue and white badges with the letters “OST,” the German...

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Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Among Yale Entrepreneurs Changing Public Health

03/04/14

Former First Daughter Barbara Bush Among Yale Entrepreneurs Changing Public Health

Social entrepreneurs from Yale Univeristy are changing the nature of public health, from creating replacement arteries to training the global health leaders of tomorrow.

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Connecticut Science Center: An Educational Experience Happily Disguised as Fun

02/27/14

Connecticut Science Center: An Educational Experience Happily Disguised as Fun

There’s something for everyone. We began our tour at the top. Glass elevators whisked us up to Level 6, where there was a roof garden with a spectacular view of the Connecticut River and a hurricane chamber and a weather station where you can create your own weather forecast and TV broadcast.

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