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 Reviewed.com, 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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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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Humanitarian Crisis Mapping and Mass Atrocities in Sudan

On Oct. 17, Nathaniel Raymond, human rights investigator from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, talked about how Hollywood actor George Clooney’s satellite project has arrived at the technological forefront of humanitarian aid, and how it operates to monitor and gather crucial evidence in the face of ongoing war crimes and crimes against humanity in the South Kordofan and Blue Nile states of Sudan. Check out our live-tweet recap:

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The event was sponsored by the Department of International Relations Director’s Leadership Council.

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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.

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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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