Assistant Professor Gretchen Kaufman, J76, V86, director of the Tufts Center for Conservation Medicine at the Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, spoke on “Rapid Change: What’s Happening in Health at Tufts?” at Tisch College’s 10 year anniversary celebration on Apr. 9.
The discussion touched on issues covered in the “One Health: Interdisciplinary Approaches to People, Animals and the Environment” University Seminar course this spring.
On April 25, noted journalist and author Bob Woodward was on campus to speak as part of the Snyder President’s Lecture Series. Woodward’s talk was titled “From Nixon to Obama.” He spoke and answered questions on Watergate, the American presidency and the field of investigative journalism.
On Apr. 12, Melanie Thernstrom, best-selling author of “The Pain Chronicles: Cures, Myths, Mysteries, Prayers, Diaries, Brain Scans, Healing, and the Science of Suffering,” spoke at Tufts Medical Center.
The event was co-sponsored by Tufts University School of Medicine – Public Health at Tufts and the Pain Research, Education and Policy Program (PREP) in conjunction with the Department of Anesthesiology, Tufts Medical Center.
On Wednesday, April 20, Tufts Dining welcomed nutrition expert and author Keri Glassman, A95, for dinner and a talk on how to “Eat Your Way to Better Health.” (Earlier in the day, she also spoke at the Friedman School.)
If you missed her talk, we’ve got the recap here.
On Apr. 14, the Center for International Environment & Resource Policy’s Energy, Climate, and Innovation Program welcomed Dr. Lakshmi Karan, MALD ’00 and Ph.D. ‘09, to deliver a talk on social entrepreneurship and innovation titled “The Innovation Revolution: How Social Entrepreneurs are Challenging the Status Quo to Address the World’s Most Pressing Problems.”
Dr. Karan’s presentation offered insight into this movement and offered examples from around the world of innovators, who have different business models, growth strategies and financing mechanisms, but share one common objective: to deliver high quality, sustainable impact.
Dr. Karan serves as Director of Global Strategy at Riders for Health, a social enterprise that delivers health services to over 10 million people in sub-Saharan Africa.
Paul English, cofounder and chief technology officer at KAYAK, was on campus Apr. 12 to speak at the inaugural Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture Series. He discussed his career as an entrepreneur and his path to forming one of the largest travel sites on the web.
Katie Couric was on the Medford/Somerville campus on Apr. 11, to participate in the sixth annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism. She drew on her 30 years as a journalist to address the evolution of today’s news industry. Jonathan Tisch, A76 and Tufts trustee, led the discussion before opening the forum to questions from the audience.
On Saturday April 9, Tisch College hosted a day-long celebration of The Active Civic Roles of Tufts Alumni. The event included presentations from Tufts alumni and faculty who are leading innovators in their field, a networking lunch, panel discussions and an opportunity to recognize alumni from the undergraduate and professional schools.
The panel discussion on policy and advocacy featured the following participants:
Moderator: Greg Proper, A01, managing director, Be the Change, Inc and executive director, ServiceNation
- Christina Economos, N96, associate professor and New Balance Chair, Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
- Rachel Hoff, A04, director of external affairs, The Foreign Policy Initiative
- Mitchell Robinson, A07, student. Northwestern University School of Law
- Carl Sciortino, A00, Massachusetts state representative, 34th Middlesex District
Pelosi, who was the first-ever female Speaker of the House, reflected on her life and career in public service in a discussion with lecture namesake Alan Solomont, A70, U.S. ambassador to Spain and Andorra.