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TEDx Talk

Tufts alumnus Dr. Michael G. Luchs, E90, is an assistant professor at the College of William and Mary’s Mason School of Business. He recently gave a TEDx talk that focused on innovating higher education.

Like the TED events that inspired them, TEDx was created to promote “ideas worth spreading.” While TED events are global conferences, TEDx are smaller, local, independent TED-like events. TEDx features speakers, performers, and demonstrators who share their insights on a variety of topics to foster learning, create conversation, and inspire others.

Dr. Michael Luchs earned a BSE in mechanical engineering from Tufts in 1990. He then went on to earn an MS in marketing from the University of Texas at Austin, an MBA from the University of Virginia’s Darden Graduate School of Business, and then his PhD from the University of Texas at Austin in 2008.

Check out the video of his TEDx talk below, where he explains how he designed a new course for his business school students that focuses on sustainability.

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An Eyewear Company as a Force for Good

Neil Blumenthal (A’02), co-founder of eyeglass designer and retailer Warby Parker, gave a talk at the TEDxPenn event on Oct. 1 entitled “Unexpected: An Eyewear Company as a Force for Good.”

Neil Blumenthal loves helping people see. Determined to radically transform the eyewear industry, Neil and three friends launched Warby Parker. Warby Parker designs and sells vintage-inspired frames and prescription lenses for $95 whereas comparable quality glasses cost over $400. And, for every pair sold, a pair is given to someone in need.

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