Posts Tagged Hillel

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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Lyon and Bendheim Alumni Lecture: Michael Granoff, A91

On Feb. 9, Tufts welcomed back Mike Granoff, A91, to speak at this spring’s Lyon and Bendheim Alumni Lecture, “2011: The Year Israel Begins to Lead the World in an Oil-Free Future.”

Granoff is head of oil independence policies for Better Place, a company that aims to reduce the world’s dependency on petroleum by providing the services and networks – such as battery switch stations and charge spots – necessary to support electric vehicles. Granoff works with governments and industry to generate support and provide a policy framework to enable countries to covert from gas to electric powered cars. The company currently operates in Israel, Denmark, Australia and China.

The lecture was hosted by the Tufts University Alumni Association, Tufts Hillel, and Tufts Gordon Institute’s Entrepreneurial Leadership Program.

Watch video from the event.

You can also check out our profile of Granoff from April 2009.

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Moral Voices: Lisa Ling

Journalist and human rights activist Lisa Ling spoke at the Fifth Annual Merrin Distinguished Lecture, hosted by Tufts Hillel Moral Voices, on Feb. 1 in Cohen Auditorium. Ling shared stories from her reporting trips and urged students to expand their education through travel. You can read a recap at Abroad101.

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