Featured Events

  • Art Gallery Halloween Party

    Oct 31, 2014, 7pm EDT

    All Tufts students are invited to put on their most creative costume and come to a party sponsored by the Art Gallery's Student Advocacy Council; a DJ, snacks and refreshments will be served along with special activities and after-hours special access to our exhibitions!

    Building: Aidekman Arts Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Tufts University Art Gallery
    Category: Special Events
    School: School of Arts and Sciences
    Event Sponsor: Tufts University Art Gallery Student Advocacy Council
    RSVP Information: none
    Admission: none

  • A Special Evening with Bernadette Peters

    Nov 1, 2014, 8pm EDT

    Come and enjoy an evening with award-winning TV and Broadway star Bernadette Peters! A limited number of rush tickets will be made available to the Tufts Community on Saturday, November 1 beginning at 7:45 p.m. (while tickets last) at the Granoff Music Center Box Office. Any member of the Tufts Community, who presents his or her own Tufts I.D. at the ticket window, can get two rush complimentary tickets per I.D. (no “proxy I.D.” will be accepted.) The line for tickets will form at 6 p.m. A simulcast of the event will take place in the Varis Lecture Hall for anyone unable to gain entry to Distler Performance Hall.

    Building: Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Distler Performance Hall
    Category: Arts & Culture
    Event Sponsor: Advancement Office of Special Events and Department of Music
    Admission: Free ticketed event (see Rush Ticket Policy)
    More infoas.tufts.edu…

  • “Resonances of Silence: Sounding against Nuclear Power in Post-Fukushima Japan”

    Nov 3, 2014, 12pm EST

    Boston University Professor of Music Marié Abe presents our second colloquium of the semester. Lunch to be served after the lecture.

    In April 2011—one month after the devastating M9.0 earthquake, tsunami, and subsequent crises at the Fukushima nuclear power plant in northeast Japan—an antinuclear demonstration took over the streets of Tokyo. The crowd was unprecedented in its size and diversity; its 15,000 participants—a number unseen since 1968—ranged from mothers concerned with radiation risks on their children’s health to environmentalists and unemployed youths. Leading the protest was the raucous sound of chindon-ya, a Japanese practice of musical advertisement. Dating back to the late 1800s, chindon-ya are musical troupes that publicize an employer's business by marching through the streets. How did this erstwhile commercial practice become a sonic marker of a mass social movement in spring 2011? When the public display of merriment was discouraged in the name of national mourning, who were these musicians who chose to sound out festively against the government’s energy policies and its much-criticized reactions to the disasters? Contextualizing the anti-nuclear protests within a larger arc of Japanese social movements, this talk explores how the particular sounds of chindon-ya transposed from the commercial to the political, how they mobilized the crowd physically and affectively, and what historical moments, translocal relations, and social differences were being articulated through chindon-ya sounds. Specifically, this talk pays particular attention to the affective principles that inform chindon-ya performance by considering their role in the anti-nuclear protests vis-à-vis Anne Allison’s notion of “affective activism” in a time characterized by the precariousness of economic and social life in contemporary Japan.

    Free; no tickets required

    Please note that guest parking passes can be purchased at the Tufts University Police Department (419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA).

    This colloquium has been made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.

    Building: Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Varis Lecture Hall
    Category: Arts & Culture
    Event Sponsor: Department of Music
    Admission: free; no tickets required
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  • Wild Things

    Nov 5, 2014, 8pm EST

    The Tufts Chamber Singers present "Wild Things," a concert featuring beasts feathered, furred, and finned, under the direction of Jamie Kirsch. The choir will perform works by Lassus, Schubert, Janácek, Davies, Runestad, and more. Cagdas Donmezer, accompanist

    Distler Performance Hall
    Free; no tickets required

    Building: Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Distler Performance Hall
    Category: Arts & Culture
    Event Sponsor: Department of Music

  • Ricky Jay: A Personal Look at PT Barnum

    Nov 6, 2014, 5pm EST

    While Ricky Jay has long been considered one of the world’s great sleight of hand artists, his career is further distinguished by the remarkable variety of his accomplishments as an author, actor, historian, and consultant. His consulting company, Deceptive Practices, with Michael Weber, has supplied “Arcane Knowledge on a Need to Know Basis” for more than a score of films including Forrest Gump, The Illusionist, and Oceans 13. He is the author of Learned Pigs & Fireproof Women, and Jay’s Journal of Anomalies, both New York Times “Notable Books.” Among his other works are Dice: Deception, Fate and Rotten Luck, with photographs by Rosamond Purcell; Extraordinary Exhibitions; and Celebrations of Curious Characters. As an actor, he is known for his roles in the films Heist, Boogie Nights, and Magnolia, as well as on the acclaimed HBO series Deadwood.

    Building: Barnum Hall
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Barnum Hall 104
    Category: Academics, Alumni, Information Sessions, Lectures & Seminars, Special Events
    School: Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences, School of Arts and Sciences, School of Dental Medicine, School of Engineering, School of Medicine, The Fletcher School, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, University-wide
    Event Sponsor: The Toupin Fund, Office of the Dean of Arts & Sciences, Center for the Humanities, the Departments of Art History and Drama, and the Tufts University Art Gallery
    Admission: FREE

  • Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Matt Bai, A90, national political columnist

    Nov 6, 2014, 6pm EST

    Join Tisch College Board Member Matt Bai, A90, for dinner and an engaging conversation about his latest book, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid. Bai is currently the national political columnist for Yahoo News, and previously was the chief political correspondent for the New York Times Magazine, where he covered three presidential campaigns.

    A buffet dinner will be served.

    Building: Alumnae Hall
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Alumnae Lounge
    Category: Arts & Culture, Lectures & Seminars, Special Events
    School: School of Arts and Sciences, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
    Event ContactSarah.Shugars@tufts.edu
    Event Sponsor: Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service and the School of Arts and Science's Communication and Media Studies program
    RSVP Information: RSVP requested at activecitizen.tufts.edu…
    Admission: Free and open to the public.
    More infoactivecitizen.tufts.edu…

  • Small Jazz Concert I: Shining Star

    Nov 9, 2014, 7pm EST

    Joel LaRue Smith and student-led small jazz ensemble perform the jazz, funk, and R&B music that helped to change trends in thinking, dress, politics, and popular culture in North America in the ‘60s, ‘70s, and ‘80s. This concert features music by Miles Davis, Art Blakey, and Earth, Wind, and Fire, all three of whom serve as beacons of light to generations of musicians and audiences as the very symbols of freedom and innovation.

    Free; no tickets required

    Building: Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Fisher Performance Room
    Category: Arts & Culture
    Event Sponsor: Department of Music

  • Town Hall Meeting

    Nov 10, 2014, 3pm EST

    Students, faculty, and staff are welcome.

    In the event you are unable to attend this meeting in person, there will be a live webcast at president.tufts.edu…. During the webcast, you will be able to submit questions for consideration through a comment form on the webpage.

    Building: Cabot Intercultural Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: ASEAN Auditorium
    Category: Tufts Strategic Initiatives
    School: University-wide
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  • Translational Research Day 2014

    Nov 13, 2014, 10am EST

    What is One Health translational science? Why is collaborative clinical research critical to improving the health of humans, animals, and the environment? And how can your work achieve this goal? Find out at Tufts CTSI's Translational Research Day 2014.

    Join us to hear from local and national One Health experts who will discuss the connection between human and animal medicine at every research phase, from bench to bedside and beyond. After that, view or present posters on translational research contributions or project ideas, network over lunch, and participate in afternoon breakout sessions.

    Building: Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education
    Campus: Boston Campus
    City: Boston, MA 02111
    Location Details: Arthur M. Sackler Center for Medical Education, Room 114, 145 Harrison Avenue, Boston.
    Category: Conferences & Symposia, Lectures & Seminars, Research
    School: University-wide
    Event Contactinfo@tuftsctsi.org
    Event Sponsor: Tufts Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)
    RSVP Information: To register: www.tuftsctsi.org…
    Admission: Free
    More infowww.tuftsctsi.org…

  • Small Jazz Concert III: Harvesting the Sounds of Jobim

    Nov 16, 2014, 7pm EST

    Nando Michelin's small jazz ensembles and the Tufts Jazz Choir, led by Tisha Stadnicki, pay tribute to the great melodies and rhythm of Antonio Carlos Jobim, along with more fun standards, blues, and pop. The Jazz Choir will be featured singing and playing solos as well as moving harmonies.

    Free; no tickets required

    Building: Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Distler Performance Hall
    Category: Arts & Culture
    Event Sponsor: Tufts Department of Music

  • Poet Ariana Reines

    Nov 18, 2014, 6pm EST

    Ariana Reines is a poet, playwright, artist, and translator. Her books include The Cow (Alberta Prize, Fence: 2006), Coeur de Lion (Mal-o-Mar: 2007), Mercury (Fence: 2011), Thursday (Spork: 2012), and The Origin of the World, an essay produced for the 2014 Whitney Biennial (Semiotext(e) 2014).    
    Her OBIE-winning play Telephone (2009) was commissioned & produced by The Foundry Theatre in New York.  Other performances and theatrical works include Mortal Kombat, with Jim Fletcher, at Le Mouvement Biel/Bienne in Switzerland and Gallery TPW in Toronto (2014), The Origin of the World at Stuart Shave Modern Art, London (2013). Volumes of translation include The Little Black Book of Grisélidis Real: Days and Nights of an Anarchist Whore by Jean-Luc Hennig (2009) and Preliminary Materials for a Theory of the Young-Girl by TIQQUN (2011), from Semiotext(e).
    In 2009 she was Roberta C. Holloway Lecturer in the Practice of Poetry at UC Berkeley, and has since taught at Columbia University, The New School, and Tufts.

    Building: 48 Professors Row
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Somerville, MA 02144
    Location Details: Fung House, Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT)
    Category: Academics, Lectures & Seminars, Special Events
    School: School of Arts and Sciences
    Event Sponsor: Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT)
    Admission: Free and Open to the Public
    More infoase.tufts.edu…

  • Human Space Travel: Where Have We Been? Where are We Going?

    Nov 18, 2014, 8pm EST

    The Experimental College presents

    Voices from the Edge: The Annual Janover Family Lecture

    Featuring Former Astronaut, Frederick (Rick) Hauck, A ’62

    Building: Ballou Hall
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: The Coolidge Room
    Category: Special Events
    School: School of Arts and Sciences
    Event Contact: Howard Woolf
    Event Sponsor: Experimental College
    Admission: Free
    More infoexcollege.tufts.edu

  • Panel event on Contemporary Algeria &Tunisia

    Nov 20, 2014, 6pm EST

    Panelists:
    - Robert Parks (Director, Centre d'Études Maghrébines en Algérie, CEMA, Oran): Algeria and the Arab Spring

    - Laryssa Chomiak (Director, Centre dÉtudes Maghrébines en Tunisie, CEMAT, Tunis): Tunisia's revolution: achievements to date and the challenges it faces

    - Hugh Roberts (History Department, Tufts University), Moderator

    Building: Barnum Hall
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Room 104
    Category: Academics, Conferences & Symposia, Lectures & Seminars, Special Events
    School: School of Arts and Sciences
    Event Contact: Prof. Hugh Roberts, Director, Middle Eastern Studies, Hugh.Roberts@tufts.edu
    Event Sponsor: Middle Eastern Studies Program
    Admission: free and open to the public
    More infoase.tufts.edu…

  • Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Boston Mayor Marty Walsh

    Dec 2, 2014, 9am EST

    Mayor Martin J. Walsh, an accomplished advocate for working people and a proud product of the City of Boston, was sworn in as the City’s 54th Mayor on January 6, 2014. With a commitment to community, equality and opportunity for every resident and neighborhood, Mayor Walsh has the record, skills and passion to move Boston forward.

    Throughout the academic year, the Tisch College Speaker Series will bring leaders from a range of fields and perspectives to campus to discuss pressing public issues. During their visits, these distinguished guests will connect with students and faculty for educational and informative discussions.

    Building: Alumnae Hall
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Category: Lectures & Seminars, Special Events
    School: Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
    Event Contactsarah.shugars@tufts.edu
    Event Sponsor: Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
    RSVP Information: RSVP requested at activecitizen.tufts.edu…
    Admission: Free and open to the public.