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Four Tufts computer science students – Greg Wong, Jason Cheng, Sean Chung, and Xihan Zhang - are heading to Seattle, WA to compete in the US finals of the Microsoft US Imagine Cup competition. Under the name “Team Eos/Medivise,” the group developed a cloud and mobile-based service that automates the process of monitoring patients undergoing tuberculosis treatments.
Medivise was entered into Imagine Cup’s Software Design Competition, which focuses on “creating real-world applications and solutions that can help make the world a better place.” Teams use Microsoft tools to create software applications that aim to solve global problems like hunger, environmental sustainability, and access to education and healthcare.
Check out the team’s submission video:
It’s spring break for the undergraduate schools and things are pretty quiet on the Somerville/Medford campus. But before heading away from Boston for the week, Jay Roth, A15, recorded this acoustic version of Coldplay’s Viva La Vida in his dorm room at Tufts. And where would be a better place to create a video then while en route to San Francisco for spring break?
Last fall, students in the political science department’s course Conflict and Natural Resources examined the role of natural resource endowments and scarcity in national and international conflict. Groups were tasked with finding an innovative way to present on the topics of oil, diamonds or minerals. Justin G. McCallum, A13, Melissa Karp, A13, Julie Kalt, A12, and Amy Calfas, A13, created the following video as a call to action for producers of Zimbabwe’s blood diamonds.
This semester, students in Modern Physics (Physics 13) were given an unorthodox assignment: make a video explaining a concept from the course to a 10th grade audience. Without missing a beat, Beau Coker, E13, Dan Fortunato, A13, Ellen Garven, A14, and Benji Hansen, A14, came up with a #nerdybutawesome way to explain the twin paradox with the help of their friends Louie Zong, E13, and Zach Himes, A13. Never taken a physics class? No worries, you’ll still love the 2001: A Space Odyssey reference and Fortunato’s N64 powered space suit while learning why the Space Twin ages less than the Earth Twin.
His speech highlighted the importance of programs like PFLAG for the LGBT community in creating hope and allies. He disclosed his personal experiences coming out and his commitment to be himself and fight for others to do so as well:
During fall semester, Tap Ensemble outdid their previous energetic performances with a sassy and classy piece to Amy Winehouse’s “Back to Black” at their end-of-semester show, “Tap Tap Revolution.” Tap Ensemble is Tufts’ only performance group devoted exclusively to tap dancing — both classical and rhythm. Each semester, the group stages a high-energy show open to the community featuring pieces choreographed, taught, and performed by students.
Choreography by Dana Burton, A12.
Earlier this semester, we introduced you to the Fall 2011 LGBT Center interns. As the semester comes to close, the interns have released a new video reflecting on their experiences as leaders in the LGBT Center. In one of these videos, Aliandro Brathwaite discusses an event in which Kit Yan visited Tufts and gave students the chance to perform their own spoken-word poetry:
It’s been two years since America’s favorite a capella group, The Beelzebubs, took over your television in NBC’s “The Sing Off.” Since then, they’ve sung on Glee, added new members, and said goodbye to their graduating ones. Tufts Admissions hung out with the ‘Bubs to see where they are today and touch on their experiences as a cappella superstars at Tufts.