If we were to go back 30 years and find ourselves on the Tufts campus, we would definitely see many changes. Hairstyles, clothing, and even architecture would be radically different. Yet one important piece of Tufts would not be much different: The Beelzebubs.
As Tufts’s oldest all-male a cappella group, the ‘Bubs have maintained their incredible vocals, funky style, and commitment to their performance over time. And to prove it, here’s a video of the ‘Bubs performing Michael Jackson’s Thriller in 1983, the same year the song was released. It features soloist Martin Fernandi, A85, and was captured by Alan Drinan, A66, and posted on YouTube by Daniel Lichtenfeld, A84–all ‘Bubs alums. Check it out:
Last Friday, South Hall, a dorm on the Tufts Medford Campus, hosted an Open Mic Night.
Watch the video below to see some talented Tufts students who performed. This student group, called “Snap, Crackle and Pop,” performed a cover of the song Always Coming Back Home to You originally by Atmosphere.
The Tufts Elementary Education Program released a new video that talks about their new emphasis on teachers who focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in elementary schools. This program aims to equip these new teachers with the best tools in the STEM areas, so that when they start in elementary schools they can become useful resources for the other teachers.
Check out this video and for more information, visit their website.
Founded by Steve Clay, A90, JumboCast is a student sports webcasting organization that streams videos of student sports games with live commentary. Tufts Daily recently featured a video on JumboCast, to offer an inside look into “one of Tufts lesser known clubs” on campus.
To learn more about JumboCast, what they do and who they are, check out the video below and visit their website.
The Tufts University LGBT Center is kicking off the semester with an inside look into their cozy, safe space. From cookies on Mondays to their HD TV and private study rooms, the Center is decked out and ready for the spring! Check out their video below to see what they’re all about.
The LGBT Center is part of the Group of Six and works collaboratively with many groups on campus to provide education on the value of different identities and ensure that bias of any form does not undermine the academic, personal, or professional experience of any member of the Tufts community.
The LGBT Center is available to anyone interested in learning more about LGBT-related subjects or issues of sexual and gender identity. It seeks to support and celebrate lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer identities while maintaining LGBT visibility on campus and providing campus-wide education.
The Tufts Hybrid Racing team is excited for 2013, and especially to get back to work on their race car, the THR 13.
The team was founded in 2008 under the leadership of Matt Liberatore, E09, and with support from School of Engineering Dean’s Office and the Peter and Denise Wittich Family Fund for Alternative Energy Research. They have competed in the annual Formula Hybrid competition, where university students design, build, and race high-performance hybrid and electric vehicles.
The Tufts Hybrid Racing team created this short promo video during winter break to get everyone excited and ready for the work ahead. Check it out!
Last fall, leaders of the Tufts Mountain Club taught beginner skills clinics for club members. One of the skills illustrated was the ability to safely exit a kayak while it is upside down, called a “wet exit.”
Check out their short video that illustrates how to properly perform a wet exit:
In this newly-released clip, a creative thrill-seeker takes to the Tufts campus for artistic inspiration, filming the spaces we know and love from a completely new vantage point. Using the GoPro HD Hero 2–a camera used by professional athletes and sports filmmakers to capture breathtaking, 170° wide-angle shots–he films the Tufts campus entirely from his bike, highlighting areas like the res quad, the library roof, and the academic quad.
Check out the video here:
Posted by Carly Machlis in Faculty, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Research, Video on January 4, 2013
Tufts Senior Scientist Roger Fielding recently sat down with Andrew Dudley, a specialist on Sarcopenia, to discuss Fielding’s research innovations. Sarcopenia, which involves the degenerative loss of skeletal muscle mass, is a hotly researched field, and Fielding’s work at Tufts has paved the way in recent years.
As the Director of the Nutrition, Exercise Physiology, and Sarcopenia Laboratory, a branch of the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Fielding works to understand how nutrition and physical activity may help prevent or reverse physical dysfunction in adults. Fielding explains that:
We study the factors that influence the age-related changes in muscle mass and muscle strength, and we try to examine interventions that could potentially slow or reverse the process.
The Tufts Department of Education offers a unique graduate program in School Psychology, which seeks to engage its diverse group of students in critical conversations regarding race, class, culture, language, gender, and sexuality in schools. The hallmark of the program is its pre-practicum experience: students are placed in urban school systems, where they complete a year of supervised fieldwork and gain a thorough understanding of school psychology for today’s diverse educational environments.
In the department’s new video, current students and faculty highlight the department’s collaborative environment, commitment to clinical skill-building, innovative developmental approach, and focus on professional development. Check out the video here, and read some quotes from faculty members below:
Professor Silas Pinto:
“We’re trying to think about school psychology in a holistic way”
Professor Erin Seaton:
“In the school psychology program, there’s such a strong emphasis on understanding the ways race, class, gender, economics, and culture all impact the student’s experience.”