Featured Events

  • Little women: the intergenerational consequences of maternal social status in India

    Oct 22, 2014, 12:15pm EDT

    Diane Coffey, Office of Population Research, Princeton University and Research Institute for Compassionate Economics, Sitapur, India

    Child malnutrition is widespread in India and may begin in utero, where mothers have lower body mass and less weight gain during pregnancy than mothers in Sub-Saharan Africa and other regions. One explanation for poor prenatal nutrition is the low social status of young women relative to other family members. This seminar presents new work on how maternal social status influences child nutrition, using differences between children of higher- and lower-status women living in the same households. Women married to a younger brother have less status than women married to an older brother. By comparing their children, who grow up as cousins within a given household, we hold constant many characteristics that are not otherwise observable including genetic influences on growth. We use a variety of data sources to quantify these differences in mothers’ social and nutritional status, and find that its link to differences among cousins is robust to various potential confounders. This new evidence on how young women’s social status influences future generations has clear implications for India and other societies with circumscribed gender roles.

    Discussion to follow in Jaharis 133 until 2:00pm

    Building: Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutrition Sciences
    Campus: Boston Campus
    City: Boston, MA 02111
    Location Details: Friedman School, 150 Harrison Avenue, Boston Campus
    Category: Lectures & Seminars
    School: Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
    Event ContactCharlene.Stevens@tufts.edu
    Event Sponsor: Co-sponsored with the TUSM Global Health Seminar Series

  • Leadership is African, Is Female, Is Muslim Woman

    Oct 22, 2014, 4:30pm EDT

    Leadership Is African, Is Female, Is Muslim Woman

    A discussion of feminist research methodology and barefoot documentary-making about the leader of a Sufi Muslim women's movement in West Africa
    Presented by Pearl Robinson, Department of Political Science

    Building: Lincoln Filene Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Rabb Room
    Category: Academics, Lectures & Seminars, Research
    School: School of Arts and Sciences
    Event Contactandrea.carlino@tufts.edu
    Event Sponsor: Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
    RSVP Informationandrea.carlino@tufts.edu
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  • Author Jonathan Franzen

    Oct 22, 2014, 5:30pm EDT

    "Storytelling and the Modern World"

    Jonathan Franzen is the author of a bestselling collection of essays, How to Be Alone (2002) and the memoir The Discomfort Zone (2006). He recently published a new English translation of the play Spring Awakening by Frank Wedekind. He has written the New York chapter of Matt Weiland and Sean Wilsey's 2008 collection State by State: A Panoramic Portrait of America, inspired by the state guides written for the WPA in the 1930s. His short stories and his essays, including political journalism, have most recently appeared in The New Yorker, The Best American Essays, The New York Times, and The Guardian. A new collection of his nonfiction, Farther Away, appeared in 2012. His most recent nonfiction book is The Kraus Project, in which he translates and annotates essays by the satirist Karl Kraus. Jonathan Franzen is executive producer of a new documentary, Emptying the Skies, about the secret struggle to save the songbirds. The film is based on his New Yorker essay of the same name.

    Building: Cabot Intercultural Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: ASEAN Auditorium
    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
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  • Ebola outbreak: causes and consequences at a global scale

    Oct 22, 2014, 7pm EDT

    Keynote speaker: Dr. Joia Mukherjee, Partners in Health, Director

    Introduction: David R. Harris, Provost

    Panelists:
    Dr. Margaret McMillan, Economics Department, Tufts University
    Dr. Elena Naumova, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Tufts University
    Dr. Christopher Whittier, Center for Conservation Medicine, Tufts University

    Building: Cohen Auditorium
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Category: Special Events
    School: University-wide

  • New at Noon: Location, Location, Location

    Oct 24, 2014, 12pm EDT

    On a bench, on the bus, in a faculty meeting, at lunch, on a napkin, in a garden, near the ocean—New At Noon celebrates works made outside the studio by Tufts Composers. Music composed "on location, in unusual spots" for piano, toy piano, bell sounds, electronics, and voice.

    Featuring works by Matthew Castilla, Jeannette Chechile, Cagdas Donmezer, Lincoln Gray, Taylor Holcombe, John McDonald, Ryan O'Connell, Henning Shih, Jeffery Shivers, Ruben Sonz-Barnes, Wei Yang

    Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center
    20 Talbot Avenue, Somerville, MA 02155
    Free; no tickets required

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

    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 University Department of Music
    Admission: free; no tickets required
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  • Ghanaian Drumming Celebration

    Oct 24, 2014, 8pm EDT

    This performance celebrates the vital life force of drumming, a pan-human form of expression that has reached a particularly sophisticated articulation among the peoples and cultures of Ghana (West Africa). Three experts from Ghana are featured: Mashud Neindow and Mohammed Alidu from the Dagomba people and Attah Poku from the Ashanti people. Joining the African masters are Tufts professor David Locke and members of the Agbekor Society's Dagomba Section; Ben Paulding, graduate student of ethnomusicology; and B.E.A.T.s, a student-run club. The concert will balance traditional and contemporary idioms of exuberant and profound drumming music.

    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
    Admission: free; no tickets required
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  • Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series -- Favorite Suites: The Solo Cello Suites of J.S. Bach

    Oct 26, 2014, 3pm EDT

    Join performance faculty cellist Emmanuel Feldman in a presentation of the Bach solo cello suites in two concert venues. This performance includes Suite #1 in G major, BWV 1007; Suite #2 in D minor, BWV 1008; and Suite #4 in E flat major, BWV 1010. Feldman will also perform Suites 3 and 6 in January at New England Conservatory’s Jordan 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
    Admission: free; no tickets required

  • In Their Own Hands: How Savings Groups are Revolutionizing Development

    Oct 27, 2014, 12:30pm EDT

    Two and a half billion people worldwide, too poor and too rural to be served by traditional financial institutions desperately need a better way to save and borrow. Even the most innovative banking institutions can’t reach them; savings groups can.

    Building: 44 Teele Avenue
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Somerville, MA 02144
    Location Details: 3rd Floor conference room
    Category: Academics, Conferences & Symposia, Lectures & Seminars
    School: Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, The Fletcher School
    Event ContactErin.Coutts@tufts.edu
    Event Sponsor: Global Development And Environment Institute
    RSVP Information: N/A
    Admission: Free
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  • Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series feat. Neil Blumenthal, A02

    Oct 27, 2014, 6pm EDT

    We are pleased to welcome Neil Blumenthal, A02 to campus on October 27 for the 2014 Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series.
    Neil Blumenthal is a co-founder and co-CEO of Warby Parker, a transformative lifestyle brand that offers designer eyewear at a revolutionary price, while leading the way for socially-conscious businesses.

    Prior to launching Warby Parker in 2010, Neil served as Director of VisionSpring, a non-profit social enterprise that trains low-income women to start their own businesses selling affordable eyeglasses to individuals living on less than $4 per day in developing countries. He was responsible for developing VisionSpring’s award-winning strategy (Fast Company Social Capitalist Award ‘08, ‘07 and ‘05) and expanding VisionSpring’s global presence from one to 10 countries. In 2005, Neil was named a Fellow for Emerging Leaders in Public Service at NYU Robert F. Wagner School for Public Service.

    In 2012, he was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company. In 2013, he received an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year award and was recognized as part of "The Next Establishment" by Vanity Fair and one of Crain’s “40 Under Forty”. Neil serves on the board of RxArt and on the United Nations Foundation Global Entrepreneurs Council.

    A native of New York City, Neil received his BA from Tufts University and his MBA from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Neil lives in Greenwich Village with his wife Rachel, the founder of Cricket's Circle.

    The event begins with a light reception at 6pm, followed by remarks from Neil and a Q&A session from 6:30pm - 7:15pm.


    About The Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series

    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. The series mission is to bring prominent and successful alumni to campus to share their wisdom and experience with students and alumni.

    This lecture is being co-presented by the Tufts University Alumni Association, Tufts Gordon Institute, and Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

    Building: Cabot Intercultural Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: ASEAN Auditorium
    Category: Academics, Alumni, Other
    Event Contact: Gina Regonini, Alumni Relations (gina.regonini@tufts.edu)
    Event Sponsor: Tufts University Alumni Association, Tufts Gordon Institute, and Tufts Entrepreneurial Leadership Program
    RSVP Informationsecure.www.alumniconnections.com…
    Admission: Free
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  • "Winter, Go Away!" Film Screening and Discussion on the Russian Protest Movement with Anna Moiseenko

    Oct 27, 2014, 8pm EDT

    In early 2012, as the protest movement against Vladimir Putin's government gained steam, Novaya Gazeta and Moscow's School for Documentary Film and Theater partnered to send ten young documentarians into the streets to chronicle as much of the movement as they could. The resulting film, "Winter, Go Away!" (Russia, 2012) is a kaleidoscopic vision of the anti-Putin protest movement as it plans, debates, and confronts the authorities. Anna Moiseenko, one of the ten directors of the film, will be present to answer questions after the screening. The film is 81 minutes in Russian with English subtitles.

    This film is part of the "Humanities and the Cold War" series of the Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT).

    Building: Tisch Library
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Room 304
    Category: Academics, Arts & Culture, Lectures & Seminars, Special Events, Other
    School: School of Arts and Sciences
    Event Sponsor: Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT)
    Admission: Free and Open to the Public
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  • Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series: Kathleen Sebelius, Former Secretary of Health and Human Services

    Oct 28, 2014, 5pm EDT

    Kathleen Sebelius served as Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services from 2009 until April 2014. In that role, Secretary Sebelius supported passage of the Affordable Care Act and oversaw a wide range of services from health care to child care to energy assistance to help families weather the worst economic crisis since the Great Depression.

    Please join Tisch College, the School of Dental Medicine, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the School of Medicine, Tufts CTSI, and the Provost’s Office for an engaging discussion of healthcare and health care policy with Secretary Sebelius.

    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: Cabot Intercultural Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: ASEAN Auditorium
    Category: Lectures & Seminars, Special Events
    School: Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, School of Dental Medicine, School of Medicine, Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service
    Event Contactsarah.shugars@tufts.edu
    Event Sponsor: Tisch College, the School of Dental Medicine, the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, the School of Medicine, Tufts CTSI, and the Provost’s Office
    RSVP Information: RSVP requested at activecitizen.tufts.edu…
    Admission: Free and open to the public.

  • Music and Poetry from Russian Activist, Kirill Medvedev

    Oct 28, 2014, 6:45pm EDT

    Kirill Medvedev has recently emerged as one of the most exciting, unpredictable voices on the Russian literary and music scenes. Widely published and acclaimed as a poet, he is also is an activist and a member of the Russian Socialist movement “Vpered" [Forward]. This event is part of the “Counter-Culture and Protest in Contemporary Russia” series, and is co-sponsored by Tisch College and the Institute for Global Leadership.

    Building: Perry and Marty Granoff Music Center
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Distler Performance Hall
    Category: Arts & Culture, Lectures & Seminars, Special Events, Other
    School: School of Arts and Sciences
    Event Sponsor: Center for the Humanities at Tufts (CHAT), Tisch College, and the Institute for Global Leadership
    Admission: Free and Open to the Public
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  • UEP Colloquium: Dr. James Jennings - Exploring the Status of Black and Latino Young Males in Boston

    Oct 29, 2014, 12pm EDT

    Category: Arts & Culture, Lectures & Seminars
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  • 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

  • “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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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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
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  • 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.