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Strawberry Fest

Tufts Dining recently held a Strawberry Fest in both the Dewick and Carmichael Dining Halls. Strawberries were incorporated through all three meals in various forms including treats like strawberry pancakes, strawberry shortcake,  and strawberry cream pie.

On their Facebook page, Tufts Dining showed off some of the great strawberry-centered meals. Check out some of the photos below and see  their Facebook page for the complete album.

Strawberry Fest

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Northeast Region Culinary Challenge

On March 12, Tufts’ own Chef Justin Lizotte competed in the National Association of College and University Food Services (NACUFS) Northeast Region Culinary Challenge. The winner of the competition would then proceed to the 2013 NACUFS National Conference in Minneapolis on July 11. The featured item at the Northeast Challenge was a whole duck, which had to be incorporated into each competitor’s dish.

Although Cyril Ortigosa-Liaz of Yale University was the winner of this year’s challenge, Chef Lizotte still made an amazing dish: Duck 2 Ways, poached breast and pomegranate glazed.

Cornell Dining live-tweeted the event – check out the photos below to see Chef Lizotte in action.

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What Do Students Learn in Mobile Health Design?

Mobile Health Design is an online course offered by the Tufts School of Medicine. Taught by Assistant Professor Lisa Gualtieri, the course explores the role of mobile devices in consumer health at both national and global levels.

Some of the topics included in this course are trends in use of mobile devices, how design incorporates mobility and input/out capabilities of mobile devices, the role of big data and predictive analytics in public health, how and why consumers find and use health apps,  and techniques for creating, maintaining and overseeing the use of health apps. This five week course is conducted through a mix of lecture, discussion and skill-based exercises. The program culminates in the actual creation of a health app by the students for a real organization.

To learn what some students have done for their final projects, check out this YouTube channel and watch below as Meghan Hamrock, N13, shares details on her final project about medical adherence and the app version for patients:

 

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Welcome to Twitter, Dean of Student Affairs Office!

The Dean of Student Affairs is the office responsible for keeping students safe and supported. Those on the hill all know Dean Bruce Reitman, whether it’s through his friendly emails or personal chats.

The office’s website offers an array of resources for students as well as explanations of the many ways they can come to students’ aid. They recently took their communications efforts a step further by joining Twitter.Their feed contains relevant news for students: events and alerts, as well as the office’s commentary on day-to-day life on the hill.

Check them out and give them a follow – they’ll fill your newsfeed with lots of sassy, Jumbo fun!

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What’s on Your Plate?

Ever wondered how the Tufts dining centers actually manage to get all the delicious foods you love onto your plate? Watch this video made by Tufts students Austin Bening, A13, Jake Hellman, A16 and Maya Navon, A15, for a behind-the-scenes look!

For more information on Tufts Dining, check out their tumblr.

 

 

 

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For the Techies

If you’re into technology and Tufts, then you’re in luck. Tufts Technology just joined Twitter and Facebook and is filling the Internet with information on IT classes, helpful tips, fun apps, and more.

Their Facebook Page will light up your newsfeed with all things tech and Tufts while their Twitter handle will bring you interesting tech information from experts from sources like Wired, Mashable, and Lifehacker. Be sure to give them a follow and a like!

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Welcome to the Tufts LGBT Center

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.

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Inside Admissions

Whether you’re a prospective student, a current Jumbo, or a proud alum, it is likely that the  Tufts Office of Undergraduate Admissions played a role in your journey as a Jumbo (or Jumbo hopeful). As admissions rates continue to drop, and the competition for a coveted spot in the incoming class gets tougher by the year, a few current students decided to demystify what happens behind closed doors in Bendetson Hall.

Imogen Browder, A16, and Mary Cross, A16, invite us into an open, friendly, and informative dialogue with admissions officers, who discuss what they’re looking for in each application. What factors contribute to a successful application? Do word limits matter? Do officers check prospective students’ Facebook pages?

The answers to all of these questions–and several more–can be found in the video below:

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Friedman’s Urban Garden

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:

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Jumbos Football Weekly Updates

Jumbo Football has found a way to keep us in the loop for the 2012 football season. Continuing in the vein of the post-practice videos that they began last season, Coach Jay Civetti and his team are keeping us informed through weekly video updates. Mainly intended for alumni and recruits, the videos are a great way to find out who the Jumbos are playing and what to expect on the field from different voices in Tufts football.

Here’s a taste of their updates from two recent videos:

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