Featured Events

  • Reed Krakoff: Lyon and Bendheim Lecture

    Mar 30, 2015, 6pm EDT

    Reed Krakoff (A86) is the former creative director of Coach, Inc., and founder of his namesake brand Reed Krakoff.

    The Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series at Tufts was established by JB Lyon, A85, and Tom Bendheim, A85. Alumni lecturers are chosen because they are leaders who have repeatedly proven themselves with tremendous achievements at the highest levels in their respective fields. Tom Bendheim explained that, "Our goal for starting the lecture series was to bring prominent and successful alumni to campus to share their wisdom and experience with the students. The students benefit, the alumni feel good about being asked and about speaking, and Tufts ultimately benefits in terms of alumni support and overall exposure as a school that breeds highly successful professionals in all fields.

    Location Details: To be determined.
    Category: Academics, Alumni, Arts & Culture, Conferences & Symposia, Lectures & Seminars, Special Events
    School: University-wide
    Event Contact: Inge Milde (inge.milde@tufts.edu)
    Event Sponsor: Tufts Career Services, Tufts Communications and Media Studies Departments, Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Program, Tufts Office of Alumni Relations Tufts University Alumni Association
    Admission: Free
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  • The Ebola Crisis from Outbreak to Stamp Out -- Lessons for the Future

    Apr 1, 2015, 5:30pm EDT

    Anthony Banbury currently serves as the Special Representative of the Secretary General and Head of the United Nations Mission for Emergency Ebola Response.

    Building: Cabot Intercultural Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: ASEAN Auditorium
    Category: Lectures & Seminars
    School: The Fletcher School
    Event Contact: Mary Dulatre

  • Tufts $100k New Ventures Competition

    Apr 7, 2015

    A university-wide event, the competition draws entries from recent alumni, faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate applicants from across the university. New in 2015, we will be adding a Life Science / Medical track to the existing Social Impact and General tracks. Prizes total over $100,000 in cash and in-kind services. The competition is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience for competitors, mentors, supporters and observers. Competition is open to anyone with a Tufts affiliation – students, faculty, staff and recent alumni are eligible to enter.

    Building: 51 Winthrop Street
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Category: Academics, Alumni, Arts & Culture, Conferences & Symposia, Special Events
    School: University-wide
    Event Contact: Inge Milde (Inge.milde@tufts.edu)
    Event Sponsor: Articulate Persuasion, Burns & Levinson LLP, Cooley LLP, MC Mass Challenge, SMS Products & Displays, Allied Minds, The Capital Network, Cummings Properties, Lowenstein Sandler LLP, Loupe Consulting
    RSVP Informationgordon.tufts.edu…
    Admission: Free
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  • The Art of Collage by Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi

    Apr 8, 2015, 12pm EDT

    Free Art Exhibit!

    Rita Ortolino-Dioguardi, a talented collage and quilt artist, has been creating collage art since a young girl. What started as childhood art projects has bloomed into unique and colorful pieces of art. These stunning images are spontaneous creations. Her paper collages are created by ripping, not cutting, simple splashes of color from magazines and glossy advertisements and her quilts are born from simple scraps of material. Each piece of art is given a witty name that helps bring the creation to life.

    In her "spare time" when she is not creating her gorgeous art, Rita is the Department Administrator in the Tufts Drama and Dance Department.

    From 12:30-2:00 there will be a worskhop with the artist!

    Building: Curtis Hall
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Curtis Hall, 474 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA 02155
    Category: Arts & Culture
    School: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    Event Sponsor: GSE
    RSVP Information: None
    Admission: Free: Open to the Public
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  • Tufts $100k Expo & Awards Ceremony

    Apr 8, 2015, 5pm EDT

    A university-wide event, the competition draws entries from recent alumni, faculty, staff, undergraduate and graduate applicants from across the university. New in 2015, we will be adding a Life Science / Medical track to the existing Social Impact and General tracks. Prizes total over $100,000 in cash and in-kind services. The competition is an exciting, challenging, and rewarding experience for competitors, mentors, supporters and observers. Competition is open to anyone with a Tufts affiliation – students, faculty, staff and recent alumni are eligible to enter.

    The competition and finalist pitches will be held on Tuesday, April 7th, and the Expo and Awards Ceremony will take place in the evening on Wednesday, April 8th. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served. We look forward to seeing you at both events!

    Building: 51 Winthrop Street
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Category: Academics, Alumni, Arts & Culture, Conferences & Symposia, Special Events
    School: University-wide
    Event Contact: Inge Milde (Inge.milde@tufts.edu)
    RSVP Informationgordon.tufts.edu…
    Admission: Free
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  • Advancing the frontiers of citizenship, finance and enterprise

    Apr 15, 2015, 3pm EDT

    Expert panelists:

    Dr. Jeffrey Liebman, Malcolm Wiener Professor of Public Policy, Director of the Harvard Kennedy School – Social Impact Bond Lab, Former Executive Director and Chief Economist, Office of Management and Budget, The White House
    Ms. Molly Baldwin, Founder and CEO of Roca Inc.- a non-profit organization committed to investing in the potential of high-risk young people in Massachusetts urban communities
    Jeff Shumway, Vice President, Advisory Services, Social Finance – nonprofit organization that is dedicated to mobilizing investment capital to drive social progress.

    Moderator:
    Dr. Brian Bethune, Tufts University Economics Department and Tisch College Faculty Fellow

    The practice of “impact investing” – which is defined as financial investments that are intentionally crafted to generate both financial and social returns – has been expanding rapidly in the U.S. and globally in the past decade under the leadership of major foundations, leading universities, social finance NGOs, and pioneering investment banks, including JP Morgan & Chase and Goldman Sachs.

    The “blended value” proposition of impact investing is now providing a wide range of innovative opportunities to source and unlock large pools of captive capital, and put this capital to work in minimally capitalized communities and services where there is tremendous potential for economic and social returns. New financial flows into these “social capital markets” accelerated to about $15 billion in 2014.

    One of the recent innovations in impact investing is the “social impact bond” a financial instrument that uniquely aligns financial returns with social returns. Successful social outcomes are scientifically measured, validated and valued, generating competitive financial returns for the investors as well as significant social returns in terms of scaling up effective solutions for some of our most pressing societal social problems – affordable housing, early childhood education, the re-integration of veterans, and the tough and hugely expensive problem of recidivism.

    The social impact bond was pioneered in the United Kingdom, and was recently introduced into the U.S. capital markets in a number of major metropolitan areas, including Boston, New York and Chicago. We will be taking an in depth look at the social impact bond that provided $27 million in additional funding to scale up the activities of one the premier social service organizations in Massachusetts – and the country for that matter – Roca Inc.

    Building: Lincoln Filene Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Rabb Room
    Category: Academics, Lectures & Seminars
    School: School of Arts and Sciences, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
    Event Contact: Brian Bethune (Brian.Bethune@tufts.edu)
    Event Sponsor: Jonathan M. Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service, School of Medicine, and the School of Arts and Sciences' Department of Economics
    RSVP Information: RSVP Requested at activecitizen.tufts.edu/econseminar/
    Admission: Free and open to the public

  • Department of Economics 2015 Birger Lecture

    Apr 16, 2015, 6pm EDT

    The 2015 Birger Lecture brings you Asim Khwaja. Asim Ijaz Khwaja is the Sumitomo-Foundation for Advanced Studies on International Development Professor of International Finance and Development at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Co-Director of Evidence for Policy Design (EPoD). His areas of interest include economic development, finance, education, political economy, institutions, and contract theory/mechanism design. His research combines extensive fieldwork, rigorous empirical analysis, and microeconomic theory to answer questions that are motivated by and engage with policy. It has been published in the leading economics journals, such as the American Economic Review, and the Quarterly Journal of Economics, and has received coverage in numerous media outlets such as the Economist, NY Times, Washington Post, International Herald Tribune, Al-Jazeera, BBC, and CNN. His recent work ranges from understanding market failures in emerging financial markets to examining the private education market in low-income countries. He was selected as a Carnegie Scholar in 2009 to pursue research on how religious institutions impact individual beliefs. Asim Khwaja will present "Let's Stop Giving Money to Only Those with Money: Using Psychometrics to Unleash Global Finance". A reception will precede the lecture at 5:30 pm in 51 Winthrop Street Hall.

    Building: 51 Winthrop Street
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: 51 Winthrop Street Hall
    Category: Lectures & Seminars
    School: School of Arts and Sciences
    Event Contactlinda.casey@tufts.edu
    Event Sponsor: Department of Economics
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  • Jumbo Sculpture Dedication

    Apr 17, 2015, 4pm EDT

    Please join us in celebrating the new life-size sculpture of our mascot JUMBO!  The program will begin at 4:00 pm, with a reception to follow in the tent.

    The statue of Jumbo was made possible by the generosity of Richard W. Reynolds, A67.  Jumbo's Garden was made possible through the generosity of Martin Richard (Dick) Asher, A53 and Sheila S. Asher.

    Building: Academic Quad
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Academic Quad
    Category: Special Events
    School: University-wide
    Event Contact: Sara Gunter, sara.gunter@tufts.edu

  • Patriots’ Day

    Apr 20, 2015

    Building: Off Campus
    Campus: Off Campus
    City: Off Campus
    Category: University Holiday

  • Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Social Innovation Forum

    Apr 21, 2015, 5:30pm EDT

    Join Tisch College for an engaging panel discussion with three leading social entrepreneurs: Michael Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of City Year; Abby Falik, Founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year & Kirsten Lodal, CEO and Co-Founder of LIFT. These leaders have launched such endeavors as City Year, Global Citizen Year, and LIFT. Hear their insights on taking a business-based approach to social innovation, building sustainable organizations which effectively meet community needs.

    All three organizations are also placements for the Tufts 1+4 Bridge-Year Service Learning Program, Tisch College’s new innovative bridge-year program. The program has received generous support from individual donors as well as Santander Bank, N.A., through its Santander Universities Division.

    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, Tufts Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program and the Tufts Social Impact Network
    RSVP Information: RSVP requested at activecitizen.tufts.edu…
    Admission: Free and open to the public

  • Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Former Congressmen Martin Frost (D-Tex.) & Tom Davis (R-Va.) The PARTISAN DIVIDE: Congress in Crisis

    Apr 22, 2015, 3pm EDT

    Please join Tisch College for an engaging discussion and book signing featuring former Congressmen Martin Frost (D-Tex.) & Tom Davis (R-Va.). Authors of The PARTISAN DIVIDE: Congress in Crisis, Frost and Martin served a collective 40 years in Congress. Field generals for their respective parties, they each served two terms as chair of the Democratic and Republican House campaign committees, giving them unique insight into the challenges of gridlock in Congress.

    Cosponsored by the Department of Political Science. Throughout the academic year, the Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series will bring diverse leaders from a range of fields and perspectives to campus to discuss public issues.

    Building: Ballou Hall
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Coolidge Room
    Category: Lectures & Seminars
    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, School of Arts and Sciences' Political Science Department
    RSVP Information: RSVP requested to activecitizen.tufts.edu…
    Admission: Free and open to the public

  • 17th Annual Graduate Awards Ceremony

    Apr 24, 2015, 4pm EDT

    Each year, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering honor their graduate students, faculty, and alumni through the Graduate Awards. The awards celebrate outstanding graduate student, faculty, and alumni achievement in areas such as academic performance, research, student leadership, community service and citizenship, and contributions to undergraduate education.

    Your response is requested on or before April 10.
    Please RSVP via the following Qualtrics survey:
    Link: tufts.qualtrics.com…

    If you have any questions, please contact Angela Foss at angela.foss@tufts.edu

    Location Details: Granoff Music Center, Distler Auditorium
    Category: Academics, Special Events
    School: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences
    Event Contact: Angela Foss, gsas@tufts.edu
    RSVP Information: RSVP on or before April 10, via: tufts.qualtrics.com…
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  • Memorial Day

    May 25, 2015

    Building: Off Campus
    Campus: Off Campus
    City: Off Campus
    Category: University Holiday

  • Independence Day (observed)

    Jul 3, 2015

    Building: Off Campus
    Campus: Off Campus
    City: Off Campus
    Category: University Holiday

  • Labor Day

    Sep 7, 2015

    Building: Off Campus
    Campus: Off Campus
    City: Off Campus
    Category: University Holiday

  • Columbus Day

    Oct 12, 2015

    Building: Off Campus
    Campus: Off Campus
    City: Off Campus
    Category: University Holiday

  • Veterans’ Day

    Nov 11, 2015

    Building: Off Campus
    Campus: Off Campus
    City: Off Campus
    Category: University Holiday

  • Thanksgiving Day

    Nov 26, 2015

    Building: Off Campus
    Campus: Off Campus
    City: Off Campus
    Category: University Holiday

  • Day after Thanksgiving

    Nov 27, 2015

    Building: Off Campus
    Campus: Off Campus
    City: Off Campus
    Category: University Holiday

  • Christmas Eve

    Dec 24, 2015

    Building: Off Campus
    Campus: Off Campus
    City: Off Campus
    Category: University Holiday