Featured Events

  • Ferguson Teach-In

    Nov 21, 2014, 1pm EST

    Please join the Tufts CSRD for our Ferguson Teach-In. Collectively we'll discuss contemporary issues of racial/social justice and connect the relevance of Ferguson to local issues of poverty, unemployment, and mass incarceration. Through community panels, the teach-in should help promote research-based conversations about racial justice at Tufts and equip participants with strategies to act locally on racial justice issues.

    Panel Times:

    1:00-2:15 Students and Political Activism in the Wake of Ferguson
    2:30-3:45 Ferguson in Context: Race, State Violence, and Civil Rights
    4:00-5:15 Resistance after Ferguson: Combating Structural Racism in the 21st Century

    Feel free to attend as much or as little as you can!

    Building: Paige Hall
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Medford, MA 02155
    Location Details: Terrace Room
    Category: Academics, Arts & Culture, Conferences & Symposia, Lectures & Seminars, Research
    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 Contact: Theresa Sullivan, theresa.sullivan@tufts.edu
    Event Sponsor: Tufts Center for the Study of Race and Democracy
    Admission: Free and open to the public

  • Kiniwe

    Nov 21, 2014, 8pm EST

    Kiniwe, the African music and dance ensemble, presents an exciting and energetic performance with items from the Ashanti, Ewe, and Dagomba traditions. This is the inaugural performance directed by Prof. Attah Poku, the master drummer at the Ashanti king's palace and the Center for National Culture in Kumasi, Ghana, with assistance from Ben Paulding, a graduate student in ethnomusicology. This show will be Kiniwe's first presentation of Kete using spectacular costumes and a set of musical instruments hand-made in Ghana by Mr. James Acheampong. Kiniwe will be joined by the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society, a community-based group founded by Prof. David Locke.

    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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  • Cruelty and mercy, and whether it is better to be loved or feared

    Nov 24, 2014, 4pm EST

    A Lecture by Professor Benedetto Fontana (Baruch College, CUNY)
    "Cruelty and Mercy, and Whether It Is Better To Be Loved or Feared"

    Building: Pearson Chemical Laboratory
    Campus: Medford/Somerville Campus
    City: Somerville, MA 02144
    Location Details: 16 Talbot Ave.
    Category: Lectures & Seminars
    School: University-wide
    Event Contact: Gari Horton
    Event Sponsor: Multi Departments

  • 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.

  • Friedman Seminar with Benjamin E. Wolfe

    Dec 3, 2014, 12:15pm EST

    The secret life of cheese: Using fermented foods to dissect microbial diversity

    The complexity of most microbial communities has made it challenging to develop basic principles of how microbial communities form and function. To overcome these challenges, we are using tractable microbial communities from cheeses and other fermented foods as model microbial communities. In this talk, I'll describe our work deconstructing and reconstructing the microbial diversity of artisan cheese rinds. A large-scale survey of American and European cheeses reveals an unexpected, yet predictable and tractable diversity of bacteria and fungi. Using in vitro reconstructions of these communities in the lab, we are uncovering mechanisms that determine microbial diversity in cheeses. In addition to providing new model systems for microbial ecology and evolution, our work provides useful insights for the management of food systems and the human microbiome.

    Public lecture and Q&A will be followed by an informal discussion in Jaharis 133 until 2pm.

    Building: Jaharis Family Center for Biomedical and Nutrition Sciences
    Campus: Boston Campus
    City: Boston, MA 02111
    Location Details: 150 Harrison Ave, Behrakis Auditorium
    Category: Academics, Lectures & Seminars
    School: Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
    Event Contactcharlene.stevens@tufts.edu
    RSVP Informationwww.nutrition.tufts.edu…
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  • Association of Tufts Alumnae - Night at the Museum

    Dec 3, 2014, 5:45pm EST

    Join the women of the Association of Tufts Alumnae for an evening of culture and conversation at Boston’s Museum of Fine Arts.

    Tufts’ School of Museum of Fine Arts Professor Patrick Carter will lead us on a tour of some of his favorite exhibits and provide insights into the working process and development of art works from the perspective of an artist. He will also lead us to visit the visiting Jamie Wyeth exhibit; and as a comparison of style, we will view and talk about two works of John Singer Sargent in the museum's permanent collection.

    Following the tour with Professor Carter, we will gather at a local bar (to be announced) for wine, coffee, and conversation.

    Admission to the MFA is free on Wednesday evenings, so ticket price includes the tour and a beverage.

    Timeline:
    5:45 pm – Gather inside Huntington entrance
    6:00 pm – Tour with Professor Carter
    7:30 pm – Wine and conversation at local bar (to be announced)

    Building: Off Campus
    Campus: Off Campus
    City: Off Campus
    Location Details: MFA, Boston, 465 Huntington Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
    Category: Alumni, Arts & Culture, Lectures & Seminars, Other
    Event Contact: Gina Regonini, Alumni Relations (gina.regonini@tufts.edu)
    Event Sponsor: Association of Tufts Alumnae
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    Admission: $10
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