LeVar Burton Recieves Eliot-Pearson Award for Excellence in Children’s Media

On February 3rd, Tufts University’s sixth Eliot-Pearson Awards for Excellence in Children’s Media was held. This year’s award recipient was actor, entertainer and the host and executive producer of the PBS children’s television series “Reading Rainbow,” LeVar Burton.

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Women’s Center Symposium: In the Kitchen

On Nov. 18, the Women’s Center held its second annual Women’s Center Symposium on Gender and Culture, “In The Kitchen,” addressing the question of “What is the significance of what happens in the kitchen?” Professor Christina Economos from the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and the School of Medicine delivered the keynote address, “Socio-demographic Determinants of Food Access and Obesity.”

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Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture: Robin Liss, A06

Robin Liss, A06, founder of, delivered the most recent installment of the Lyon & Bendheim Alumni Lecture Series on Nov. 14, 2011.

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ENVS Lunch & Learn: What is at Stake? The Upcoming Climate Change Negotiations in Durban, South Africa

On Nov. 10, political science lecturer and Fletcher School Ph.D. student Nancy Gleason discussed the main issues going into the 17th conference of the The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Durban, South Africa, Nov. 28-Dec. 9, 2011.

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Synder Lecture by Niall Ferguson: The Financial Crisis and the Descent of the West

This semester, the Richard E. Snyder President’s Lecture Series, held on Oct. 13, featured Niall Ferguson, Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His talk was entitled “The Financial Crisis and the Descent of the West,” and the live-tweet recap is below:

One of the world’s leading historians of the global economy and author of such internationally-acclaimed works as The Pity of War, The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order, Lessons for Global Power, and The War of the World: Twentieth Century Conflict and the Descent of the West. His new book, The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, is already an international bestseller and the basis for a multipart television documentary.


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Libya: Lessons and Prospects

In a Fares Center roundtable discussion on Sept. 19, 2011, Fletcher School professors William Rugh and Ibrahim Warde discussed recent developments in the nation of Libya.

You can also check out the recap from our live-tweet archive.

[View the story “Libya: Lessons and Prospects” on Storify]


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Television Reporting on Environmental Topics: Endangered?

At a ENVS Lunch & Learn on Oct. 6, Anthony Everett, A83, Emmy Award-winning anchor of WCVB-TV Channel 5″s nightly newsmagazine, “Chronicle,” looked at the changes in environmental coverage on the major broadcast networks. See more details on the event and check out our live-tweet archive below:

[View the story “Television Reporting on Environmental Topics: Endangered?” on Storify]

The event was sponsored by the Environmental Studies program. Check out the schedule of upcoming Lunch and Learn events.


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Community Day 2011

On Sept. 25, more than 2,000 of our neighbors from Medford and Somerville gathered on the Academic Quad for the ninth annual Community Day celebration. The day featured free food; exhibits and activities by Tufts and community groups; tips on safety and fire prevention by police and fire departments; music and dance performances by student groups; and arts and crafts activities for kids. Check out the scene from the day:

Photos by Jodi Hilton and Everett Wallace, A12, for Tufts Unversity

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Ten Years Since Sept. 11

Tufts is marking the ten-year anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks in a few poignant ways.

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Chefs on the Hill

World-renowned chefs Wolfgang Puck, Daniel Boulud and Dan Barber were on campus May 3 to participate in a panel discussion, moderated by Corby Kummer of The Atlantic.

Dan Barber talking about going into food from a life at Tufts on Twitpic

The discussion touched on their backgrounds, their careers and making names for themselves before social media. Junior Joshua Kapelmen commented via twitter:

This talk with @tuftsculinary is one of the best I’ve been to at Tufts. Puck, Boulud and Barber talking about entrepreneurship and life

Following the discussion, those lucky enough to get tickets enjoyed a brunch in the Coolidge Room of Ballou Hall. Chef Daniel Boulud snapped a few photos at the brunch, including this one of his daughter Alix, a current Tufts undergrad.

If you missed the event, our tweeted recap is right here.

Sponsored by: Experimental College, Tufts Dining Services, Tufts Culinary Society, and Programming Board.

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