Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine

Cummings School Says Farewell to Bacow

The faculty and staff at the Cummings School for Veterinary Medicine have put together a send-off video to thank President Bacow for 10 years of support. The video highlights the role he has played in supporting countless Cummings School projects, including the construction of the New England Regional Biosafety Laboratory and the Agnes Varis Campus Center.

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Red Sox Scholars at Cummings

Tufts’ Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine recently hosted a group of Red Sox Foundation Scholars. The scholars, academically gifted and economically challenged sixth-graders from Boston Public Schools, learned a bit about veterinary medicine, saw some of the workings of the farm, and met one very special cow. Here’s a video from their trip, showing some of the highlights.

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President Bacow: Under the Roof Tribute Video

Tufts President Lawrence Bacow was recently awarded the Under the Roof Leadership award for his work with the Somerville Homeless Coalition. This tribute video, presented by the Homeless Coalition, honors Bacow for his commitment to community service and active citizenship. As both an individual and the leader of the Tufts community, Bacow has taken a personal investment in getting involved in causes like the Homeless Coalition, and his initiative has inspired many others to do the same. Bacow explains the importance of the cause:

One way of measuring the justness of a society is [looking at] how it treats the most vulnerable among us…I think it’s important that we reach out, that we don’t turn a blind eye — that we try and engage, and that we try and help. And I am proud of what the university has been able to do to support the Homeless Coalition.”

Here’s the video honoring Bacow’s contribution:

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Visualizing Research at Tufts Awards

Recently, select Tufts students and faculty participating in research projects were awarded top prizes in the Visualizing Research at Tufts competition. Contestants of the competition, which was divided into categories of “Illustration,” “Photography” and “Non-Interactive Media,” used artistic mediums to capture their research.

The awards ceremony for the competition will showcase winning submissions and take place from 2-4 pm on Friday, April 29 at 51 Winthrop Street on the Medford campus.

A video of winning entries can be viewed here.

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Greening the Curriculum

Tufts graduate student Elizabeth Mahaffy (A’11) and recent alumni Joseph Cutrufo (A’10) created a video called “Greening the Curriculum.” The video, which was produced in partnership with Tufts Institute of the Environment for the Tufts Environmental Literacy Institute, features conversations with students on the Medford/Somerville and Boston campuses about integrating environmental issues into Tufts classes. Both Mahaffy and Cutrufo are of the Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning program at Tufts.

Here’s the video:

Greening the Curriculum from JD Cutrufo.

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What It Takes to Become a Veterinarian

This excerpt from a video created by the Massachusetts Veterinary Medical Association features Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine. In it, we learn what it takes to become a veterinarian.

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The Community Health Advocates at Tufts

The Community Health Advocates at Tufts (CHAT) is the first official student group in the Tufts Public Health and Professional Degree program. Made up of Tufts graduate students hailing from a variety of backgrounds, CHAT provides a forum for collaboration between future health care leaders from the Tufts community and advocates for causes such as health care policy and disease prevention.

In partnership with the Massachusetts Public Health Association, CHAT recently blogged about their support of the Act FRESH campaign policy agenda.

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Puppy Pics and More

The Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine at Tufts University has a photo blog, complete with adorable photos of its patients and a glance into the average day for the school’s students and staff.

The blog offers readers a peek into the happenings of the vet school, not to mention a guaranteed pick-me-up after viewing the “awww”-inducingĀ  pictures of kittens and puppies.

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