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Road to the World Series

The Tufts softball team made it to the NCAA Championships this year, snagging fifth place in the nation. The team’s record for the season was an impressive 41-7 and they weren’t  eliminated from the Championships until game 9, while up against Linfield College. In honor of their journey to the top, members of the team compiled a video with sports highlights from the year as well as memorable moments among the players. Check out the video below. Congratulations to the Tufts softball team of 2012!

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Alumni Musician Testifies for Change

Many of you may recall Adam Gardner, front man of the Tufts-born band Guster, from his recent performance at Spring Fling. But the Class of ’95 singer is doing more for music than putting on great shows. On May 8, Gardner spoke at the National Resource Committee Hearing in regards to 1981 amendments to the Lacey Act, demonstrating the value of active citizenship that Tufts promotes. In his speech, Gardner called for harsher punishments to those who partake in illegal logging practices. Specifically, he spoke of rosewood – a material typically used to make guitars. You can learn more about the proposal and the negative effects of illegal logging from the video of Gardner’s speech below:

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Tufts Dental Class of 2012

Even with finals and graduation upon them, the Tufts School of Dental Medicine Class of 2012 still managed to spare some time for a little fun. The (now) recent grads put together a music video set to the tune of Taio Cruz’s “Dynamite” with  lyrics from the original version replaced by references to graduation and the requirements at the dental school – specifically doing one last “endo,” or root canal. Shot at the dental school, the video includes D12 graduates with a special guest faculty appearance. It’s a fun spoof to wrap up their final moments at Tufts – congratulations Class of 2012!

Check out their video below:

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Tufts Fights TB (and Heads to Seattle!)

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:

 

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Dorm Room Recording

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?

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The Case of Zimbabwe’s Blood Diamonds

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.

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#nerdybutawesome

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.

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LGBT Intern Shines at PFLAG Event

George Murphy, A14, an intern at the Tufts LGBT Center, recently gave the keynote speech at a Parents Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) fundraiser.

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:

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Tap Tap Revolution!

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.

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Reflecting on Fall 2011

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:

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