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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.

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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:

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

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STEM Lecture Series – Games to Teach and Games to Test: Developing and Assessing Innovation

Professor David Williamson Shaffer of the University of Wisconsin spoke at Tufts on Oct. 3 as part of the STEM Education Lecture Series. He discussed a perspective on learning and assessment suited to the global economy of the 21st century and the realities of modern work and education in a knowledge society.

The Tufts STEM Education Lecture Series highlights innovative STEM education research in an effort to increase collaboration between universities and organizations dedicated to improving the way students learn. This new lecture series is a joint venture between the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) and the Tufts Department of Education.

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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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From Nixon to Obama

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.

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Eat Your Way to Better Health

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.

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The Innovation Revolution

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.

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Alan Shapiro Entrepreneurial Lecture with Paul English

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.

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Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism Featuring Katie Couric

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.

The forum is sponsored by Tufts University’s Communications and Media Studies Program, the Edward R. Murrow Center of Public Diplomacy, and the Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service.

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Policy and Advocacy

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

Panelists:

  • 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

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