Posts Tagged Video

Tufts Mountain Club Kayaks

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: 

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Conflict & Natural Resources Videos

Part of  Nancy Gleason’s PS138: Conflict & Natural Resources class requires students to create group presentations on oil, diamonds, or minerals, the potential conflicts they bring about, and potential resolution approaches to the conflicts related to their natural resource of choice. The course itself “examines the role of natural resource endowments and scarcity in national and international conflict.”

Check out three videos from this semester’s batch of projects:

“The Cost of Conflict: A Message to Private Oil Firms” by Ryan Egger, A14, Ally Manning, A13, Mariah Martin, A13, Janet Rubin, A14, Katie Segal, A14

“Revamping the Kimberley Process” by Danielle Jenkins, A13, Meagan Maher, A13, Karen Bustard, A13, Daniel Goodman, A14, and Stephanie Krantz, A14

“Somali Piracy Over Natural Resources” by Jack Miller, A14, Chris Banaszek, A13, Sean Gunn, A15, Angela Sun, A13, Hans Ege Wenger, A14, Steve Yu, A13

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Africana Center Gallery Exhibit

This fall, the Africana Center opened their gallery with an exhibition by Rashad Davis, A13. Davis’ artwork is an extension of his writing, which is meant to cover issues of African American identity in the face of mainstream media. He says of his work,  ”I am inspired largely by life and experience, but in a much more specific sense by culture. I was drawn to create these pieces, from various African cultures and their dearth of representation in the fantasy/sci-fi realm.”

For more on the artist, including moving insights behind the work,  check out the Africana Center’s video of their grand opening ceremony:

Be sure to see the exhibition live at the Africana Center from now until November 15th, 2012.

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How Engineers Make a World of Difference

The Tufts chapter of the National Society of Black Engineers recently released a video entitled “How Engineers Make a World of Difference.” The short clip introduces several Tufts students who study everything from environmental engineering to human factors and ergonomics. They talk about what attracted them to engineering, why they love the programs that Tufts offers, and what kind of research interests them most. Check it out!

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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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What Makes You Happy?

Hey students! Tufts Admissions wants to know: what makes you happy? Nick Whitney, A16, and Imogen Browder, A16, took to the Tufts campus – everywhere from the Tisch patio to the leafy paths of the academic quad – to see what gets our students to smile. Answers included good food, random acts of kindness, autumn, thought-provoking theater and art, and–of course–being at Tufts!

Check out the video below:

 

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Tufts Public Safety PSA

This week, Tufts Public Safety released their first ever PSA on pedestrian safety. Starring two 2016 orientation coordinators, Chris Blackett and Audrey Abrell (both A13),  the film features an average day in the life of a very unorganized Jumbo whose careless actions lead him into trouble. Make sure you watch the whole thing for a special message from Dean of Student Affairs, Bruce Reitman!

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Grad Student Fun

Did you know that Tufts has a  Graduate Student Council, which aims to bring together graduate students from arts, sciences, and engineering? The council’s new video promotes the fun, interesting, and helpful activities they plan throughout the year – social events  like an apple picking trip and pub nights, community outreach including a holiday food drive, and student advocacy and career development events.

Graduate students can also always gather in the GSC Student Lounge in the basement of West Hall. So head to West Hall to meet your fellow graduate students and we’ll see you on the apple picking trip!

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Whale Shark Tourism

This summer, Susan Getty, a Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine student with the Center for Animals and Policy, spent the summer with whales and manta rays off the coast of Holbox Island, Mexico. She is studying to complete her Masters of Science in Animals and Public Policy (MAPP) and part of her studies included a final project, for which she chose to focus on animal tourism. Getty explains:

Whale sharks congregate to eat plankton and fish eggs from mid-May to Mid-September, and since these fish are harmless (and spectacular!), people come from all over the world to swim with them. Whale shark tourism in the area has grown rapidly over the past few years, and tourists can now depart from destinations like Isla Mujeres and Cancun in addition to Holbox Island. This growth has led to the concern for the well being of the whale sharks, especially given their “vulnerable” status [...] I was drawn to the whale shark tours as I am interested in the intersection of culture and animals, namely wildlife, and how this intersection drives policy. The aim of my research is to uncover how social dynamics contribute to the current problems of the industry with a specific focus on those who operate the tours – the guides and boat captains.

Though she cannot disclose much about the results of her research because she’s still gathering data, she shared these amazing videos with the Center for Animals and Public Policy at Tufts University Facebook:

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Tufts 2016: Make sure you…

Who better to offer advice to incoming students than those who already have a few years at Tufts under their belts? Rising senior Veronica Richter asked six Tufts students what one thing they thought members of the newest class at Tufts should make sure to do during their four years here. From maximizing your meal plan to the traditional painting of the cannon, check out these Jumbos’ recommendations for the Class of 2016:

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