GlobeMed at Tufts, a group on campus that is “committed to improving the lives of people in impoverished communities around the world through better healthcare,” recently took a look back on their impressive fall 2012 semester. Their “Photo Review of Fall Semester” chronicles fundraisers, new members, and new adventures. Visit their blog for complete look at their year in photos.
What will they tackle spring semester?
On The Fletcher School’s Admissions Facebook page, you can see photos of Fletcher students on winter break adventures. From skiing in Colorado to visiting the sand dunes of Khimsar, check out their Facebook page to see what these students are up to!
Here’s a sneak peek:
This winter break, students involved with the Institute for Global Leadership (IGL) traveled across the globe to conduct research. IGL at Tufts focuses on teaching students to be effective and ethical leaders, “ready to act as global citizens in addressing international and national issues across cultures.”
Students traveled to Cambodia, Colombia, India, Kosovo, New Orleans, Nepal, Nicaragua, Rwanda, Turkey and Uganda this winter break and the IGL Facebook page posted some great photos from their travels. Check out these below and more on their Facebook page!
Each year, veterinary students at the Cummings School create a cat calendar that raises money for events on campus, like seminars and labs on feline topics.
Boston.com featured some of the great photos included in this year’s calendar, including 10-year old Velcro who has “a disregard for personal space” and a former foster kitten named Furby who is a “sassypants diva.” Some of the cute calendar stars are below, but check out the whole gallery on Boston.com.
Shir Appeal, Tufts’ co-ed Jewish A Cappella Group, performed its fall show on November 17 to a large crowd at the Granoff Family Hillel Center. The performance, entitled “Robot Love Machine,” featured a diverse range of songs in both Hebrew and English, as well as some funny skits featuring different members of the group.
Shir Appeal performs several times throughout the year, both around Tufts and at off-campus venues. Check out some photos from the performance below, as well as a video of the group performing “Unity,” by Trevor Hall featuring Matisyahu.
Looking for a food blog that’s mouth-watering, insightful, and all-things “sweet”? Caroline Kaufman, N10, has created a fun, easy-to-read blog that’s filled with cutting-edge nutrition information, healthy recipes, and beautiful photos.
Kaufman has a knack for taking sweet treats and changing the recipe a bit to make them healthier, but still delicious. In a recent post featuring gingerbread, she says:
The recipe is for a traditional gingerbread, made healthier with some whole wheat flour, canola oil, and applesauce to bump up fiber and take down saturated fat and cholesterol. The two teaspoons of ginger give it a spicy kick. This is not a sweet, sticky dessert cake. It’s much more about the molasses and spices.
Since 2008, Sweet Foodie has helped Kaufman build an online presence and attract attention to her insightful healthy eating tips. The blog has achieved a large readership, as well as wide acclaim–it recently won awards for Nutrition Expert Blog of the Year and Top Blog of the Year from Around the Plate.
Kaufman received her M.S. in Nutrition Communication from Tufts’ Friedman School and currently resides in San Francisco, where she’s a registered dietition and freelance writer for a variety of publications. Her work has been published in EatingWell, Real Simple, and NY Metro Parents, among other sources.
Mid-November signals the start of frantic preparations for Thanksgiving, dramatic drops in temperature, and the return of those beloved red cups at Starbucks. But it also signals a sudden spike in mustaches–and other fanciful facial hair creations–throughout the country: it’s Movember, the annual phenomenon that encourages men to grow mustaches while raising money for men’s health issues, including prostate cancer.
A team of graduate students at Tufts’ Gordon Institute have risen to the challenge and are encouraging others to support their team. The “Tufts of Hair” team features 15 members, including Tufts Professor James Nash, and has been racking up donations throughout the month. Be sure to visit their page for more information, and enjoy this photo of the mustache-clad students below:
Danielle O’Connell, J00, G01, is a graduate of Tufts and the School of the Museum of Fine Arts who has made a career out of inspiring young artists. O’Connell is currently an art teacher at Garfield Elementary School in Revere, MA, and she recently started a blog to showcase her students’ work.
The blog covers projects her students are working on and she has included photos of their work, like Aztec-inspired portraits and African masks. Her students recently embarked on a new project and she introduced it on her blog:
Glass is one of my favorite art mediums. I’ve made my own stained glass windows, kiln formed glass, and I’ve even blown glass! The third, fourth and fifth grade are about to start a large group art project based on one of my favorite glass artists- Dale Chihuly. Students can see a really Chihuly sculpture at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston.
Be sure to visit Mrs. O’Connell’s Art Room and check out her students’ gorgeous work!
Tufts’ Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy is located in the heart of downtown Boston, but its urban location hasn’t deterred a handful of ambitious students from starting an outdoor garden.
The Friedman Garden was started in 2009, and Friedman students, staff, faculty, and community members alike are invited to help cultivate organic produce year round. All food grown in the garden is available for students to enjoy and oftentimes the fresh produce will be served at school-wide functions or potlucks. Student volunteers also help run educational after-school programs with the nearby Quincy School.
Check out these photos from The Friedman Sprout, the school’s student-run newspaper:
Maia Majumder, E12, spends her days working at Tufts’ downtown campus, but she makes time to explore her passion for fashion on the side. Majumder, who graduated from Tufts as an engineer last May and will receive her MPH in Epidemiology and Biostatistics this spring, recently started “Beantown Beauties,” a blog covering fashion and style in the greater Boston area.
The idea for the blog is simple – Majumder photographs well-dressed Bostonians she encounters on the street, at work, in Starbucks, or wherever else she happens to be, and then shares the photos with her online followers. She says:
The idea is very simple. I ask beautifully dressed people I see on the street if I may quickly photograph them and their outfits for this blog. As most of us who dress beautifully tend to do so (at least partly) to make an impression on those around us, most say yes. (Plus, what a better way to make someone’s day than to note his or her excellence?)
She also provides links to affordable fashion sites and suggests some of her favorite local spots. Check out Beantown Beauties here, and get a glimpse into the fashionable side of Boston.