Tufts-Schweitzer Fellow’s Running Project

Daniel Hatfield, graduate student at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy and Tufts-Schwitzer Fellow, has dedicated himself over the past six months to create a running project for 6th grade boys at the Mario Umana Middle School in East Boston.  In a recent blog post, Hatfield writes about the power of physical health education for the kids with whom he works:

How we eat and move relates to so many complex physiological and emotional factors at the individual level, not to mention all the broader social and environmental issues that come into play…”

Hatfield also speaks about his hope that the project will have a lasting impact on the boys’ lives:

I think about impact mostly at the individual level: what can we do that will affect these boys not only today, but also a year from now, or ten years from now?  In part, that means having a physiological impact, and we are seeing signs of progress already in areas like body composition and aerobic capacity.  Hopefully we’re also giving these boys the motivation and skills to sustain that progress.

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Flannery Brothers Benefit Concert

The Flannery Brothers, a children’s music group, will be performing a benefit concert Feb. 6 at 2 p.m. in Cohen Auditorium to benefit the Tufts Educational Day Care Center (TEDCC). Band member Dan Flannery (A’13) is a graduate teaching assistant at the TEDCC and a master’s student in the Eliot Pearson Department of Child Development.

The event description reads:

The Flannery Brothers are known for their engaging, refreshing, easy-going, “jam session in our living room” style. With influences ranging from Jonathan Richman and The Beach Boys to Harry Nilsson and the Muppets, the band is dedicated to creating musical experiences that are honest, organic, fun, and respectful of kids and their families.

Here’s a YouTube video of the group performing:

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OneWorld 2010: Empowering the Next Generation

The second annual OneWorld Global Crafts Bazaar takes place Dec. 3, 11:30AM-4:30PM at the Campus Center.

Come learn about initiatives at Tufts and around the world dedicated to innovative and sustainable solutions to poverty; buy fairly traded crafts as gifts for the holidays; sample free international food from local immigrant-owned restaurants; and enjoy music and performances by Tufts cultural groups.

Check out this star-studded video promo for the bazaar, featuring Sol Gittleman, Provost Jamshed Bharucha, Rabbi Jeff Summit, Prof. Sam Sommers, IGL director Sherman Teichman, Adele Bacow and other faculty, staff and students.

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Capturing Change at Tufts

501c3: Capturing Change on Camera is a project started by the organizers of the Child & Family WebGuide, a free resource for child development research, information, and advice, to showcase some of the lesser known non-profit groups that focus on both family and children.

The project is currently running a video contest, where anyone can submit one to five minute videos about a local non-profit group that focuses on children or family. Information about the contest can be found at their website, including the prizes for winning entries: $1500 cash to both the entrant and organization featured for a first prize video from a participant over 18 years old. The site also provides resources for filmmaking tips and public domain music to use in the video.

The contest runs until December 15th, and winners will be announced February 15th. Follow project updates on Twitter.

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Parents Weekend Performances

This past weekend, Jumbos invited their parents back to the Hill for a look at things they might have missed in previous visits. Tours, lectures, and performances showcased all the great things students are involved with everyday. Check out videos from some of the performances that highlighted the weekend.

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Tufts B.E.A.T.s

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S-Factor performing “Angel”

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Essence performing “I Feel Like Going On”

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Beelzebubs performing “Sweet Caroline”

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