Tufts’ AT Fellows recently launched a podcast series as part of their effort to assist the Tufts community with technological solutions for achieving faculty’s educational and research goals. Their blog discusses everything from social media sites like Twitter to search engines like Google. You can listen to their first podcast, which covers an introduction to their program and blog, or subscribe to the series, by signing into Tufts Spark and visiting their podcast page.
Sam Sommers appeared as one of the speakers this past week at TEDxSomerville, a nonprofit dedicated to the spread of new and riveting ideas, and had the pleasure of being accompanied by his very own theme song. Performers from Do Not Forsake My Darling, which includes Tufts librarian Sophia Cacciola, were hired to be the house band for TEDxSomerville, and created mini theme songs for each of the speakers.
The lyrics to his song reflect the theme of Sam Sommer’s book Situations Matter: Understanding How Context Transforms your World:
Hang around with the right crowd
Hang around in the right town
You are what you eat, you are who you meet
says Sam Sommers, context is everything
says Sam Sommers, context is everything
You can listen to Sam Sommer’s demo of the talk below.
Nothing says farewell like a well-organized flashmob performance by your co-workers. Brian Lee, the Senior Vice President for University Advancement left Tufts after 25 years with the university. This crowd of his friends and colleagues, organized by Alumna and current University Advancement member Kristin Livingston, A05, gave him a send-off to remember, with a customized and conducted rendition of Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody.
“Too late, your time has come,
Stole away our great VP, his multitasking can’t be beat
Goodbye, ev’rybody, he’s got to go,
Gotta leave Jumbo behind for Beaver teeth
It’s been an A+ time,
We sometimes wish the campaign didn’t end at all.”
Check out the whole flashmob performance and Brian’s reaction in this video!
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You never know where in the world Peter Levine might be when you’re on the phone with him. The director of The Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE) has an office in Tisch College on the Medford Campus, but he has recently found himself wandering the streets of faraway countries.
How? In an effort to not distract himself with email or other tasks during a call, he has turned to Google Streetview. He shares his recent discovery on his blog.
Activities that fill enough of my brain that I am not tempted by distractions like email. My latest habit is to zoom to some exotic place on the Google world map, open the Streetview function, and go walking or driving along.
The rest of his blog regularly features items on youth engagement and civic renewal.
The Noontime Sports blog recently checked in with the Jumbo men’s and women’s basketball teams, interviewing head coaches Bob Sheldon and Carla Berube.
They also posted a video interview with Jumbos seniors Tiffany Kornegay and Kate Barnosky talking about their 13th win of the season against Wheaton College on Jan. 16.
If you care about the environment and want to do graduate work in the subject area, look no further! Tufts Institute of the Environment (TIE), which emphasizes the importance of sustainability and environmental research and awareness through interdisciplinary initiatives, has two exciting opportunities for post-grads.
The TIE Graduate Fellows program allows Tufts graduate students of any discipline to add an environmental component to his or her research. From biology to works of literature, Tufts students have found unique ways to delve into the natural world. Take a look:
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On a different note, TIE Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute (TELI) brings faculty, staff and graduates together for a week-long workshop every year to increase environmental literacy. Here’s more about this year’s program and what it accomplished:
At the Inauguration dinner in Dewick-Macphie Dining Hall on Oct. 22, President Anthony Monaco grabbed a bucket and sat in with Tufts B.E.A.T.S. And there’s video to prove it. Check out his wicked solo at 1:32.
As President Monaco tweeted the next day, “Thank you for letting me play with you. It was the highlight of Inauguration week!”
This past weekend, our Jumbos faced the Trinity College Bantams and the Williams College Ephs! Before heading to the fields, Coach Jay Civetti discussed the team both post-practice and at the New England Football Writers luncheon: