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Tufts University Beelzebubs 50th Anniversary: The Welcome Home Concert

On Thursday, February 7, Tufts University welcomed back to the hill some of its most musically talented alumni: The Beelzebubs. ‘Bubs from every graduating class, from 1963 to 2003, flocked to the hill to honor  nine of their fellow ‘Bubs who pursued their passion for music and the performing arts and have excelled in their field.

Honorees ranged from opera singers to Guster (yes, one of their members was a ‘Bub!) and everything in between. They were presented by ‘Bubs who knew them best and wowed the audience with their performances. Throughout the night, both presenters and honorees fondly looked back on their time singing on the hill and expressed that the Beelzebubs will always have a special place in their hearts and lives.

If you missed it or want to relive the nostalgia, check out some performance footage below!

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TEX

On Nov. 15 at 7 p.m., the second annual Tufts Ideas Exchange (TEX) will take place at ASEAN Auditorium.

10 speakers chosen from amongst the students, faculty and alumni of Tufts University will each have 10 minutes to tell you about a brilliant idea that they’ve had. There are no limitations on subject or field.

You can watch student and faculty talks from last year’s inaugural event on YouTube.

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Fares Lecture Q&A

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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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Rapid Change: What’s Happening in Health at Tufts?

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.

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PREP Program Forum: Melanie Thernstrom

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.

You can now watch video of Thernstrom’s talk.

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.

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Simon Rosenberg, A85, on Social Media

Simon Rosenberg, A85, founder and president of New Democrat Network (NDN), discussed the importance of social media at Tisch College’s 10 year anniversary celebration on Apr. 9.

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Friends’ Author Talk by David Carroll

David Carroll, A65, naturalist-artist, author and 2006 MacArthur Fellow, delivered a Friends’/Parents Weekend Author Talk on Oct. 22, 2010 at Hirsh Reading Room, Tisch Library.

Carroll discussed his most recent book, “Following the Water: A Hydromancer’s Notebook,” which reflects observations of a year’s passage in New Hampshire’s wild wetlands & bordering uplands from thaw in late March through the freezing over at the end of November.

Read a book review by Regina Raboin, Science Librarian, Tisch Library. Learn more about Carroll from the MacArthur Foundation.

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Friends’ Author Talk by Christoph Börgers

On Feb. 17 at a Friends of Tisch Library Author Talk, Christoph Börgers, Tufts professor of mathematics and author of Mathematics of Social Choice: Voting, Compensation, and Division, discussed the entertaining and easily accessible mathematics of voting, resource sharing, and fair compensation. He explained how the choices made by groups of people with different preferences, interests, and needs impact those outcomes.

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An Evening with Survivors of Genocide

On Feb. 24, Tufts Hillel hosted a discussion with survivors from multiple 20th-century genocides around the world, as part of the Holocaust and Genocide Education program. You can now watch the archived video from the event.

Trustee Emeritus Bill Cummings, A58, H06, M97P, J97P, and Joyce Cummings, M97P, J97P, moved by Eliezer Ayalon’s stories of his experiences during and after the Holocaust, were inspired to think broadly about how education could help prevent such a horrific tragedy from ever happening again. The couple has now committed to a gift of $1 million to endow a new program in Holocaust and Genocide Education at Tufts Hillel, provided the same amount can be raised from other friends.

Learn more about the challenge and how to participate.

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