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January 2014
Welcome from Dean Alan D. Solomont…Passionate and Diverse Group of New Tisch Scholars…Diversity Council Issues Final Report…An Exemplary Scholar…Nine professors join the Tisch College Faculty…Peruse our Latest News Page…CIRCLE Launches Open Online Seminar
December 2013 Secrets, Spies, and Liberty…Creature Comforts…Innovative Intervention to Fight Obesity…Meredith Minkler Awarded Tisch Research Prize…A Glimpse of College Life…Blueprint Magazine Profiles Tisch Summer Fellows…CIRCLE Analyzes Youth Turnout in Recent Elections
November 2013 The Dangers in the Mines…Tisch Scholars: Making a Difference…A Civic Innovator…Tisch Welcomes New Board Members…From Tisch College to the ACLU…Debating a Higher Ed Scorecard…Commission on Youth Voting and Civic Knowledge Releases Report
October 2013 Faculty Fellows…Enter Stage Left…A Righteous Summer…Research For and By Communities…Promoting Health Care for All…Exploring Stereotypes and Bias…CIRCLE Supports New Social Studies Framework
September 2013 Fall Reflections from Dean Wilson…Weaving Better Conditions…2013 Tisch Research Prize to Recognize Leader in Community-Based Participatory Research…Welcoming New Jumbos…Meet the New Academic and Community Engagement Fellows…Simulating Disaster…Exploring Action Civics
August 2013 Literacy & Development…Advocating Globally…The View from the Foundation…Taking it to the Streets…Grassroots Dentistry…Frontiers of Democracy 2013
July 2013 Alan Solomont Named Dean of Tisch College…Engineering Primary Prevention…A Very Active Citizen…Returning Public Service to Journalism…Communities vs. Cavities…CIRCLE Changes the Dialogue About Elections
June 2013 The Human and the Animal…Peter Levine Squaring the CIRCLE of Civic Engagement…Driving Campaigns with Data…Over 60 Students to Participate in Tisch College’s Active Citizenship Summer…Four Tufts Health Sciences Students Named Schweitzer Fellows…Murrow
Honos Civicus in the Health Professions: Spotlight on Emily Joseph & Matthew Shepard…CIRCLE Analysis Shows Young Women Drive Youth Turnout
May 2013 Inaugural class of dental and medical students inducted into Honos Civicus…Largest class of undergraduates inducted into Honos Civicus…Presidential Awards recognize outstanding civic achievement…STOMPing Problems in Engineering Education…Tisch College Welcomes Four New Board Members…Tisch College Hosts Alan D. Solomont…Truth Is Your Master…CIRCLE Lead Researcher Kei Kawashima-Ginsberg Speaks at White House
April 2013 President Engages Community Partners in Strategic Planning…Citizen Engineers: Engaging to Sustain…LGBT Center Celebrates 20 Years of Support and Advocacy…Tufts Earns Place on National Community Service Honor Roll…Tisch College Faculty Member Maryanne Wolf and Tisch College Board Member Steven Koltai named to inaugural Library of Congress Advisory Board…CIRCLE working paper explores landscape of digital tools and civic education
March 2013 Serving Today, Changing Tomorrow…The New Abnormal…Healthy, Local, and Accessible to All…Straight from the HIP…Senior Tisch Scholars Complete International Service Trip…CIRCLE Analysis Shows Youth Concerned With Immigration Favor Liberalization
February 2013 Alumni Get Their ACT in Gear…The Teacher’s Teacher…Motivation, In Theory…Tufts awards grants to 32 community organizations…CIRCLE Survey Links High School Civic Education to Voting Participation and Political Knowledge
January 2013 Disaster and Recovery in a Warming World…Learning to Exhale…Conserving Big Cats…Exploring the Great American City…Welcome to our Newest Tisch Scholars…CIRCLE Announces Nonpartisan Commission to Study and Inform Policies on Youth Voting…Upcoming Event: ACT Boston Second Annual Gala
December 2012 A Scholar’s Journey…Society Through the Viewfinder…Students Lead the Way on Citizenship in Politics…Citizen Doctors, Citizen Muscles, and Citizen Businesspeople – All on Tufts Campuses this Fall…Tisch College Expands Faculty…Civic Engagement Fund 2012-13 Projects…CIRCLE launches New Student Voting Research Initiative
November 2012 Reaching Young Voters…Doctor Prescribes Democracy, Lots of Active Citizenship…Jumbos in the House…The Story of Bananas…Active Citizenship for Active Bodies…Learning and Literacy for Life
October 2012 President Monaco Reflects on Active Citizenship at Tufts…A Patient Guide…Re-engineering Engineering Education…Protecting Public Institutions and Fighting Corruption in Public Life…Learning That Lasts…Tisch College Faculty Fellows pursue engaged teaching and research…Civic Engagement Protects from Unemployment
September 2012 Tufts at Tech: Treating and Teaching…Putting the Teeth into Public Health…Burma, Seen from D.C….Health, Policy, and Politics: A New York City Summer…Campus abuzz with active citizenship…Student Loan Help…Engaging the unengaged: New CIRCLE report shines light on poor and working class youth
August 2012 Rebuilding Education in New Orleans…A Summer of Policy and Politics in the Big Easy…Ounces of Prevention…Catalyzing the Knowledge Reaction…Exploring the Frontiers of Democracy…GROWing in Achham…#YouthTruth: Get the Facts on Young Voters
July 2012 Facing the Complexities of Hunger and Health…Building Health in Haiti…Graduating Seniors Leave Lasting ‘Legacy’…A $20,000 ‘Experiment’…Art After Apartheid…You Ask, We Answer: More than 3/4 of 18-29 Registered Non-College Youth Voted in 2008
June 2012 Tisch College launches new website…Tisch College announces faculty appointments across the university…Story of Stuff named common book for Class of 2016…Eric Greitens delivers moving commencement address on value of service…Explore the Frontiers of Democracy: Innovations in Civic Practice, Theory, and Education…CIRCLE Study Shows YouthBuild Builds Leaders
May 2012 Honos Civicus Society welcomes new members…Reflections on life after graduating with civic honors…Presidential Awards recognize students for outstanding citizenship…The problem with elections: at the “Renewing Our Democracy” forum, panelists suggest ways to increase voter power…Health sciences students undertake community projects…The face of the nightly news…Whose democracy is it?
April 2012 Engineering students shake up engineering stereotypes at area high schools…Tisch College expands partnerships in New Orleans…Tufts’ Next Provost: Cornell sociologist David R. Harris brings wide-ranging research expertise to university’s chief academic post…Professor Constance Flanagan receives 2012 Tisch Civic Engagement Research Prize…Tufts students give 1.4 billion reasons to end poverty…Youth support in 2012 primaries significantly down from youth votes in 2008
March 2012 Senior Tisch Scholars complete capstone service experience in Jamaica…Presidential Symposium on Community Partnerships focuses on student preparation…CEF group brings area students to campus for Hamlet, the Hip-Hopera…Professor Doug Brugge named chairperson of the Community-Level Health Promotion Study Section…Global responses to race and democracy…CIRCLE examines civic health and unemployment
February 2012 Tisch Faculty Fellow Emily McCobb serves underserved animals…Welcome to the new class of Tisch Scholars…Meet the Jumpstart Team Leaders…Tufts University employees give grants to 29 organizations in Tufts’ host communities…Fair trade trade-off…Can Romney draw youth support?
January 2012 A year for democracy in action…Tufts University School of Medicine strengthens community service learning program…Training a generation of citizen scholars…Tisch Civic Engagement Fund supports 15 student projects…TCRC supports work to address domestic violence in the Asian community…CIRCLE analysis of young voters in battleground states show steep decline in ’08 Democratic advantage
December 2011 Reflecting on seventy years of ROTC at Tufts…Inaugural class of Shahbazi Fellows tackling critical engineering challenges…The College Access Mentorship Initiative brings area high schoolers to campus…The Accidental Activists…CIRCLE dispels stereotypes about young voters
November 2011 Dr. Anthony P. Monaco inaugurated as president of Tufts as Tisch College Board of Advocates strengthens partnerships across the university…Citizen health leader Julia S. Goldberg addresses public health along the U.S.-Mexico border…Tufts launches Intercultural and Social Identities Programs (ISIP)…Tufts Prof. Emeritus Howard Solomon recognized for his exemplary scholarship and advocacy on LGBT issues…Jumpstarters Read for the Record…Pam and Pierre Omidyar honored with Andrew Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy…Critical consciousness motivates voting among poor and working class youth
October 2011 Tisch College Faculty Fellows explore disconnect between academic knowledge and public understanding…Reflections on civic engagement and economic crisis…Active citizenship comes to life in residence halls…Eric Gordon appointed visiting scholar at Tisch College…Tufts loses two citizen professors, Fred Rothbaum and Linda Datcher Loury…The perception of race…Civics and Schools
September 2011 Welcome from Dean Nancy Wilson…Five faculty members named to Tisch College’s inaugural Faculty Executive Committee…Gifford Corporate Citizen Fellowship to bring civic corporate leaders to campus…Bringing, clean accessible water to a village in need…The general dentist…What do we know about civic engagement?
August 2011 Partnership with Somerville High School builds connections to health care industry…Citizen alumna Megan Carter, A08, strengthens Boston’s alumni community…Farewell and thanks from President Lawrence S. Bacow…Welcoming President Anthony P. Monaco…The Fruits of Civic Labor…Eradication of a Global Disease…Exploring the Frontiers of Democracy
July 2011 Jumbo’s Kitchen: Where the kitchen becomes the classroom…Zeitoun selected as 2011 Tufts Common Reading Book…Citizen Alumnus Andrew Varley launches initiative to help communities and local businesses…Tisch College alumni updates…Students and faculty at the School of Medicine lend their expertise to a high school athletics program…Citizen alumnus Pierre Omidyar discusses the importance of public affairs journalism…Five strategies to revive civic communication
June 2011 The Welcome Project engages Tufts students through courses, projects and services…Citizen Alumnus Andrew Flanagan, A09, brings his Civic Engagement Fund project to his hometown high school…Health sciences students take on community-based projects as Tufts-Schweitzer Fellows…2011 Talloires Network Conference moves beyond the ivory tower…Tufts medical students help Asian-American teens navigate the challenges of adolescence…Tufts University named to President’s Honor Roll for Community Service…Justice Souter visits CIRCLE
May 2011 Tisch College hosts inaugural Alan D Solomont Lecture featuring Nancy Pelosi…Tisch College hosts first ever gathering of active citizen Tufts alumni…President Bacow recognizes graduating students for outstanding citizenship…Medical students work to strengthen middle school science education…Honos Civicus Society welcomes nearly 100 new members…Tisch College and Department of Child Development lead service trip to New Orleans…Professor John Gaventa receives Tisch Civic Engagement Research Prize…Tufts faculty organize youth summit about food and health issues…Tisch College Senior Program Manager Mindy Nierenberg brings messages of hope to New Orleans fisher families…Help select the common reading book for the class of 2015…CIRCLE: Official Youth Turnout Rate in 2010 was 24%
April 2011 Last chance to register for the first ever gathering of active citizen alumni…Nancy Wilson named Interim Dean of Tisch College…Emerging Black Leaders explore the School to Prison Pipeline…Veterinary students organize third annual clinic for Worcester Housing Authority…Tufts Timmy Foundation to continue public health work in Guatemala through Active Citizenship Summer: International…Ninth annual Tufts Presidential Symposium reflects on growth and future of partnerships…Professor John Gaventa to receive 2011 Tisch Civic Engagement Research Prize…Watch the webcast of the inaugural Alan D. Solomont Lecture delivered by Nancy Pelosi
March 2011 Young alums step up to take on leadership of Active Citizenship Summer: Washington, DC and the CASE Network…Professor Colin Orians grows interdisciplinary approach to Environmental Studies…Conversation with Elaine Ng, Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center…Verizon Foundation Awards Grant to Tufts Center for Engineering Education and Outreach to Engage Girls in Engineering…Announcing the Third Annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies at Tisch College, Tufts University…Featured CIRCLE research: The Internet’s Role in Making Engaged Citizens and Youth Volunteering in the States…Join Tisch College’s conference for Tufts alumni on April 9!
February 2011 Senior Tisch Scholars complete service learning trip to Jamaica…Tisch Scholars develop needed resources for students at schools throughout Treasure Beach… Tisch Scholars provide needed health services…Conversation with Danny LeBlanc, Somerville Community Corporation…Conversation with Lisette Le, Chinese Progressive Association…Spring 2011 Civic Engagement Fund recipients announced…Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund announces grants to 34 community organizations…Professor John Gaventa to receive Tisch Civic Engagement Research Prize…A Tale of Two Cities: comparing the best and worst cities for civic engagement
January 2011 Happy New Year from Tisch College…Brian O’Connell, A53, awarded Presidential medal…Bringing Tufts together for OneWorld…Federal Service Student Ambassadors educate peers about federal service opportunities…CIRCLE’s work on the civic engagement of non-college youth: a summary
December 2010 Students go the extra mile for Jumpstart…Jumpstart Alumna Katie DeGuglielmo continues working for childhood literacy…Tisch College launches 10th anniversary celebration…Tufts Community Research Center recognizes outstanding community based research projects…Teaching as Civic Engagement…Tufts medical students run community health center…Young Voters in the 2010 Election
November 2010 At Tufts, active citizenship is central to engineering excellence: Dean Linda M. Abriola strengthens active citizenship at the School of Engineering…Citizen Alumnus Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan develops innovative tracking system that helps millions…Citizen engineer Allison St. Vincent models the effects of air pollution…34 students taking on civic projects with support from Tisch College’s Civic Engagement Fund…Young voters in midterm elections…Upcoming events
October 2010 Citizen alumni increase college access through College Advising Corp:
Mike Rubin ’78, Lilian O’Donnell ’07, and Naiara Souto ’10…Twelve professors named Tisch College Faculty Fellows…The Fares Center for Eastern Mediterranean Studies to host Engaging the Middle East: After the Cairo Speech…Will young voters turn out for the 2010 election?
September 2010 Welcome to Tisch x 10…Professor Peter Walker examines best practices for international humanitarian aid…ACS International: School of Medicine begins permanent rotation in Haiti…ACS International: students continue to battle disease in Ghana…Citizen Alumna Anjuli Wagner collaborates with communities abroad…Active citizenship already part of life for incoming students…CIRCLE reports on trends in youth voting
August 2010 Professor Jayanthi Mistry partners to help immigrant families…Five Somerville youth certified as co-investigators for community-based research project…Tufts University named as a top Teach For America school…CIRCLE discusses outreach strategies for non-college youth at national conference…Active Citizenship Summer (ACS): Project PERIS Somerville Fellows collaborate throughout the city…Citizen Alumnus Suman Rao incorporates active citizenship into corporate life…Tisch College brings together emerging and current civic engagement scholars…Share your beliefs
July 2010 Associate Professor Drusilla Brown studies the economics of labor policies and practices…College Advising Corps helps low-income students access higher education…CIRCLE hosts a gathering for organizations working with non-college-attending youth…Tufts Jumpstart students help CAAS Head Start family recover after fire…First year of Project PERIS engages over 100 Tufts students in economic recovery efforts…Active Citizenship Summer (ACS) Washington DC provides a diverse range of opportunities…Citizen Alumna Rachel Hoff helps connect students in Washington DC…This I Believe named Common Reading Book…Tufts graduate students receive $10,000 prizes for research into solutions to some of the world’s most urgent challenges…Register Now: Civic Studies, Civic Practices Conference
June 2010 Professor David Walt receives Dreyfus grant for partnership with local schools…Redefining volunteerism…Eight health sciences graduate students selected as Tufts-Schweitzer Fellows…A public service program for all seasons…Forging new community-university research partnerships…CIRCLE report shows that young people of faith are more likely to be civically engaged…CPS Scholar Namibia Lebron-Torres leads “Latinas Living Better”…Elliot Lobel to be recognized with first Citizen Lawyer of the Year award…Graduating seniors perform day of service in Chinatown and Somerville…Alums reflect on Tufts’ culture of community service…Somerville-Tufts research partnership receives additional funding…All Tufts full-time faculty invited to apply to Tisch College’s Faculty Fellows program
May 2010 President Bacow recognizes graduating students for outstanding citizenship…Lecturer Rusty Russell prepares practical visionaries…Washington DC Tufts alumni honored…Graduating seniors inducted into Honos Civicus Society…CIRCLE hosts conference on “Federal Policy and Civic Skills”…CPS Scholar Sue Yan Yuen builds leadership skills of Asian American youth…Citizen alumna Tamara Chao helps students navigate Washington D.C….Tufts students help support local businesses…Help make the final book selection for the Tufts Common Reading Program
April 2010 Community Health Lecturer Kevin Irwin examines how social factors affect health…Veterinary students organize rabies clinics with Worcester Housing Authority…Geotech engineering student assesses post-earthquake damage in Haiti…Stanford Professor Doug McAdam receives Tisch Civic Engagement Research Prize…Inside the Activist’s Study takes in-depth look at media and social change…School-wide democratic deliberation may help increase community service participation…CPS Scholar Yun Luo engages the community in planning for subway extension…Citizen Alumnus Bill Abrams combats poverty…Leonard Carmichael Society raises record amount…Nominate a book for the Tufts Common Reading Program…Campus buzzing with active citizenship activities
March 2010 Tufts fraternities partner to maximize community impact and philanthropy…Professor Rachel Bratt – a key leader in affordable housing policy…Presidential Symposium examines community-engaged research…Sophomores launch policy institute at Tufts…Second Annual Summer Institute of Civic Studies…CPS Scholars Daniela Valenzuela and Angela Lam help ensure U.S. Census counts everyone…Citizen alumna Maia Heyck-Merlin pushes for education reform…Tufts University named to President’s Honor Roll for Community Service…Stanford Professor Doug McAdam to receive Tisch Civic Engagement Research Prize
February 2010 Citizen Alumnus Scott Brown elected to U.S. Senate…Tufts mobilizes to support Haiti…Associate Professor Pearl Robinson connects Tufts students with Africa…Sophomore Marco Marrazza educates peers about federal service opportunities…Tisch College staff conduct leadership training for One Family Inc…CPS Scholar Lauren Augustine mentors a new generation of citizens…Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund supports local community organizations…State of Massachusetts Selects Tufts Project for Gold Star Award for Excellence in Community Cultural Programming…Youth turnout in Massachusetts special election only 15%
January 2010 This year in active citizenship…Tufts undergraduates elevate campus dialogue through Tufts Roundtable…Civic Engagement Fund helps strengthen student voice in healthcare reform…Professor Aviva Must researches obesity factors as a social justice issue…CPS Scholars Kristen Johnson and Ann Noling capture West Medford’s rich cultural history…Citizen Alumna Tai Dinnan supports youth development through Groundwork Somerville…Students Produce Films for Social Change…Colleges and Universities Compete to Achieve Highest Student Voting Rates…CIRCLE Update
December 2009 Leaders address future of global movement of engaged universities…Associate Professor Joann Lindenmayer studies the relationships between people and their environment…Student group performs for area youth…Project PERIS aids Somerville’s economic recovery…Civil Society series issues latest title…Tisch College Senior Fellow, Ambassador John Shattuck, inaugurated as fourth president of Central European University…CPS Scholar Christina LaSala builds afterschool program…Jonathan M. Tisch discusses Leadership for Active Citizenship…Learning to Lead…CIRCLE Update
November 2009 Professor David Guss brings anthropology to local communities…Tufts Students Join National Campaign to Combat the Early Literacy Crisis…Tisch College and Tufts Lawyers Association partner to recognize Citizen Lawyers…Tisch Research Prize recipient named Nobel laureate…Nominate a Citizen Alumus/a…Senior Dean Ladin develops and expands a Juvenile Diversion Program…Citizen Alumni Heather Rieman and Adam Levner give issues of school funding Critical Exposure…CIRCLE updates for November…Community Organizing: Past, Present, and Future…Leaders for Change
October 2009 Tisch College Examines the Role of Research Universities in Civic Engagement Education…Incoming first-year students start with FOCUS…Professor Diane Souvaine Helps Teachers Rediscover and Convey a Love for Mathematics…Dean Hollister Course Features Alumni Leaders… Tisch College Highlights Active Citizenship in the Undergraduate Curriculum…CPS Scholar Arielle Carpenter pursues a passion for nutrition…Citizen Alumna Tara Sonenshine unites communications and foreign policy…CIRCLE updates for October…Nominate a Citizen Alumus/a for the Tufts University Alumni Council’s Active Citizenship and Public Service Award…Upcoming events: Leaders for Change
September 2009 Linda Beardsley, Director of Student Teaching and School Partnerships, Prepares Citizen Teachers…New Course Explores Facebook, Social Networking, and Community Organizing…Brian O’Connell Donates Personal Book Collection to Tisch College…Tisch College and the Office of Campus Life Announce Leaders For Change Workshops…Nora Chovanec and Kate Berson Explore the Future of Farming…Citizen Alumni Jeremy Liu Uses Creativity and Innovation to Promote Social Justice…Jonathan M. Tisch Blogs about NYC’s Most Active Citizens…Civic Health Index Finds America in the Midst of Civic Foreclosure
August 2009 Tisch College and Community Partners Receive $509,000 from the Corporation for National and Community Service…New course to examine 21st Century Women’s Issues…Edith Balbach, Community Health Program Director, Advocates for Tobacco Control…Forum Discusses The Obama Administration’s Civic Agenda After Six Months…Tisch College Board Members Help Launch White House Office of Social Innovation…ACS: DC Students Work in Variety of Policy Roles…ACS: US Conference of Mayors Brings Students to Their Mayor’s Office…Citizen Alumni Joel Bashevkin Connects Business Professionals to Pro Bono Work
July 2009 First Annual MacJannet Prize for Global Citizenship Awarded…Students learn “Experimenting with Philanthropy”…Citizen Biologist Ross Feldberg Retires…Civic Engagement Summer Reading…July Updates from CIRCLE…ACS Somerville Students Work With Community Organizations…ACS International Supports 18 Students to Build Sustainable Infrastructure in Guatemala…Citizen Alumna Denise Durham Williams Builds Pathways Out of Poverty…The Obama Administration’s Civic Agenda After Six Months
June 2009 Graduating Students Participate in Senior Service Day…Professor David Gute Links Engineering and Public Service…Tufts-Schweitzer Fellows Implement Health Service Projects…Jumpstart Corp Member Kathryn Mattern Receives Prestigious National Award…Active Citizenship Summer Supports 65 Students Doing Service Projects…Groundbreaking Loan Repayment Program Gifts First Awards…Tufts Presents Tufts Honorary Degrees for Public Service…Online Engaged Scholarship Toolkit launched
May 2009 President Bacow Recognizes Students for Outstanding Citizenship…Citizens Activists Take a Stand For Darfur…Economics Professor Gilbert Metcalf Fights for Sustainability…Honos Civicus Society Celebrates Inaugural Members…Tufts Presidential Symposium Addresses “Collaborations During Challenging Times”…CPS Scholar Christina LaSala Works to Improve Children’s Lives…Citizen Alumna Bess Dopkeen Recognized with Prestigious Truman National Security Fellowship…Tisch College Board Chair Deb Jospin Receives Light on the Hill Award…Edward R. Murrow Forum Digs Deeply at Media and Politics…Student Service Organization Celebrates 50th Anniversary…May Updates from CIRCLE
April 2009 Tisch College Hosts National Conference on Arts and Activism…Professor Kathleen Merrigan Tapped as U.S. Deputy Secretary of Agriculture…Students’ “Tufts Roundtable” Launches Online Edition…Tufts Student Serves as Federal Student Service Ambassador…Tisch College Board Chair Deb Jospin Leads Workshop for Local Non-Profits…CPS Scholars Kate Berson and Laura Zachary…Citizen Alumni Community Mentors Tufts Students…Tisch Civic Engagement Research Prize Given to Professor Elinor Ostrom…4th Annual Edward R. Murrow Forum on Issues in Journalism
March 2009 Professor Chris Rogers Strengthens Engineering Education and Develops Citizen Engineers…Honos Civicus Society to Recognize Graduating Seniors for Outstanding Civic Engagement…Tufts University Named to President’s Honor Roll for Community Service with Distinction…Civic Engagement Growing Rapidly at Research Universities…Updates from CIRCLE…CPS Scholar Dean Ladin Develops Juvenile Diversion Program for Middlesex DA’s Office…Tufts Active Citizens of New York Grows to over 300 Alumni…Lincoln Filene Center Launches Community Outreach Portal…The Drama of the Commons: What Makes Cooperation Work…Convergence: The Intersection of Arts and Activism…Upcoming Events
February 2009 Professor Peter Walker Generates Knowledge for Social Change…Tisch College Awarded by the City of Somerville For Excellence in Community Service…First University-wide College Access Symposium Held…Citizen Dentist Help Fellow Students Connect with Patients through the Civic Engagement Fund…Tisch College Senior Fellow, Ambassador John Shattuck, to lead Central European University…CPS Scholar Adam Evans Engages Students Through Writing…Citizen Alumni Helps Local Nonprofit Fulfill Its Mission…Tufts Awards Grants to Local Organizations…Updates from CIRCLE…Jumpstart Honored for its Strong History of Community Partnership…Upcoming Events
January 2009 New Year Wishes from Dean Hollister…Professor David Walt Promotes Active Citizenship via Science Education and Research…CIRCLE Study: No Child Left Behind Has Not Narrowed Curricula…Leonard Carmichael Society Supports Medford Family Network…Homework Club Is Path to Civic Engagement for CPS Scholar Kara Takasaki…Tisch College Board Members Aid Presidential Transition…Social Entrepreneurship Business Plan Competition…Deadline to Apply for ACS Fellows Is Jan. 16…Student Films Now Available Online
December 2008 Medical School Increases Active Citizenship…CIRCLE and Tufts Student Leaders Look to Keep Young People Engaged…Professor John Hammock: Follow Your Passion and Get Paid for It…Celebrating Community-Based Research Grants…Welcoming Future CPS Scholars…CPS Scholar Denisha McKenzie Blends Discipline with Respect…Citizen Doctor Rishi Manchanda Helps Patients Find Their Civic Voice…Making music at Tufts Medical Center…Tisch ACS Summer Fellow Corinna Jacobs Exhibits at Tufts Gallery…Films for Social Change to Screen Dec. 9…Carter Academic Service Entrepreneur Grant Available…
November 2008 Students Race to Finish Line in Today’s Election…CIRCLE to Immediately Calculate Youth Voter Turnout…Tufts-Sponsored Voting Challenge Culminates Today…New Student Political Opinion Journal – Tufts Roundtable…Tufts Faculty and Community Partners Awarded $2.4 Million for Community-Based Research…Dean Hollister speaks at Conference of Middle East Universities…CPS Scholar Nathan Tanaka: Making a Difference by Making Music…Fletcher Student Gets Funding to Support Peace Efforts…MPS Students Learn from Academy Award-winning filmmaker…Applications Being Accepted for Tisch Civic Engagement Fund…Documenting Genocide, Survival and Hope…Helping High Schoolers Learn about College…
October 2008 CIRCLE Grant will use Social Networking to Increase Participation…America’s Civic Health Index…President Bacow Issues Campus Votes Challenge…Tufts Students Make Their Voices Heard…Tufts Students Active in Fall Elections…”Send Us More Tufts Students”…Media and Public Service Program Lands Two Grants…Tufts-Schweitzer Fellows Volunteer for Week of Service…Tisch College Fall Speakers Program…Get ready to HONK!…Join us in welcoming CIRCLE to Boston…
September 2008 Civic Engagement Part of Living at Tufts…$2.5 Million NIH Grant for Community-Based Research…NSF Supports Professor Chris Swan to Study the Role of Service Learning in Improving Engineering Education…Professor Saul Tzipori Applies Veterinary Skills to Improve Human Public Health…All New Undergraduates Read Public-Issues Book…Tisch Fellows Return from Summer Internships – from Somerville to Seattle and Abroad…They Spent Their Summer Volunteering, Interning, Teaching, and Learning…Tufts Alumni Increase College Access…Tufts Alums Tell the Stories of Child Refugees…Tufts Trustee Gloria White-Hammond Continues Fighting for Human Rights…New Tisch College Staff…
July 2008 CIRCLE Moves to Tisch College…Undergrads Design Study Service Trip to Guatemala…Alumni Service Day 2008…Jumpstart Draws Record Number of Students this Summer… Tisch College Co-Sponsors Civic Engagement Reading…Ready. Set. Read….Strong Liberalism Makes the Case for Active Citizenship… Art Installation Celebrates Role of Public Libraries…
June 2008 Professor George Norman Guides New Leadership Minor…Loan Repayment Assistance Now Available…Tisch College Board to Fund New Internships…College Advising Corps Launches in Somerville…Civil Society Book Series Goes International…Working with Somerville to Achieve Environmental Sustainability…Graduating Tisch Scholars Start Public Service Careers…Active Citizenship Summers Supports Students Across the U.S., Globe…Senior Service Day Focuses on “Going Green”…Vital Work of Community Partners Celebrated…Social Change Film Festival Debuts…
May 2008 President Bacow Honors 13 Students for Outstanding Citizenship…Tufts Co-Hosts Panel on Urban Issues with U.S. Conference of Mayors…Professor Peter Uvin Continues to Transform International Development…Tufts’ Murrow Forum Focuses on Changing World of Journalism…Award-Winning Journalist Talks about Waterboarding…Tisch College Board of Advocates Welcomes New Members…Two Tufts Students Named Truman Scholars…Six Named Tufts-Schweitzer Fellows…Tufts Senior Heading to D.C. as a Dutko Fellow…First David Burke Fellows Land Journalism Internships…Interest in Social Justice Leads James Wiley to Canal Alliance…
April 2008 Presidential Symposium Advances Community Partnerships…Prof. Richard Lerner: Researching How Children Contribute to Their Communities…Tisch Policy Forum to Host U.S. Mayors…Using Virtual Reality to Foster Civic Engagement…Student Films Are Film Festival Finalists …Education Policy Workshop to be held April 13…Edward R. Murrow Forum Set for April 14…National Student and University Leaders Briefed on Tisch College Programs…SArt and Active Citizenship…Web-based Tool kit Aids Community Partnerships…
March 2008 Dean Harris Berman – Expanding Public Health Programs…Civic Engagement Emphasis Increasing at Major Research Universities…Funds Donated by Tufts Employees Support Host Communities…Films for Social Change Now Online…Speakers Challenge Color Blindness in Public School Assignment Policies…Interactive Sonic Art Project Will Build Community …Prof. Deborah Schildkraut to Address CERG Meeting March 7th …Brokaw to Moderate Third Annual Edward R. Murrow Forum …Summer Internship Deadlines Approaching; New David Burke Internship…Post Graduation Active Citizenship Opportunities…
February 2008 CIRCLE Research Center Joining Tisch College…Student Volunteers Say New Orleans Could Define Their Generation…Prof. Christina Economos: Engaging the Community in Research…Alumnus Jeremy Liu: Building Community through Education, Advocacy and Action…25 Join Education for Active Citizenship Course…Student’s Jumpstart Experience Leads to Career Choice…Rachel Hoff named Young Republican Woman of the Year…Prof. Deborah Schildkraut to Present her Research on Immigrant Identity…Deadline Approaching for Tisch Active Citizen Summer Fellows Program…Dutko Fellowship Available to Graduating Senior…Nominations Sought for Tufts Presidential Awards…Students Invited to Apply for Schmolze Award…
January 2008 Carol Goldberg’s Family Gives $1,000,000 to Tisch College…Social Policy Forum to Focus on Racial Integration in U.S. Public Schools…Institute of Political Citizenship Sponsoring Spring Internships…Community Groups and Tufts Try Speed Dating – and Like It…Dean’s Page Launched on Tisch College Website…Acting Civically Published by Tufts University Press …Tufts Alumni Outline Challenges to Public Broadcasting …Tufts Student Study to Launch Spring CERG Meetings…Propose Your Peace Project…Ideas Wanted for New Social Ventures …For more events, check our website regularly!…
December 2007 Prof. Alice Lichtenstein Applies Nutrition Research to Public Policy …Hollister, Other National Leaders Look to Encourage Federal Careers…The Message from Emerging Black Leaders: Get Engaged…Alumni Public Service Mentors Confer at National Conference…Tisch Citizenship Engagement Fund Supports Student Projects…Education for Active Citizenship Course Fully Subscribed …Media Panel to Discuss Future of PBS…Films for Social Change…For more events, check our website regularly!…
November 2007 First Civic Engagement Research Prize Presented to Robert Wuthnow…Passing the Baton…Tufts Alumnus Uses Hoops to Mentor Boys in New York….Innovative Loan Forgiveness Plan Draws Media Attention…Prof. Peter Walker: Effective global citizenship uses skills and discipline to harness ideals…Chinatown Intercollegiate Orientation Features ’67 Alumna Stephanie Fan …NY Times Publisher Arthur Sulzberger, Jr. Launches New Leadership Forum…Tisch College Programs Presented at National Conferences…Kenneth Reardon to Address CERG Meeting on Community Revitalization Lessons …Somerville: Immigrant City on Display…Welcome to New Staff; New Roles…
October 2007 Prof. Jeff Berry: Student Commitment to Civic Engagement Is “Running Rampant” …Fall Seminars Bring Public Leaders to Tufts…Seminar Lesson: Speak Up….Students Use the Arts to Address Social Justice Issues …Thinking Outside the Bottle…Tufts–Law Library of Congress Series to Highlight Civil Rights…Prof. Robert Wuthnow to Receive First Tufts Civic Engagement Research Prize – Oct. 15…Arthur Sulzberger, Jr., to Launch First Annual Tufts Leadership Forum – Oct. 16 …Thomas Ehrlich, co-author of “Educating for Democracy”, to speak October 24, 3:00p.m., at Sophia Gordon Hall …CERG Meeting to Focus on Civic Engagement by Latinos – Oct. 26…Tisch College Co-hosts D.C. Policy Forum on National Service…Talloires Network Meeting Held in Buenos Aires…
September 2007 Tisch Resident Leaders Promote Civic Engagement in Dorms…Amb. John Shattuck to Teach American Foreign Policy…Tufts Community Kitchen Project Trains Homeless and Unemployed….Prof. Catherine Hayes Leads Dental School Community Service…Tisch Scholar Starts Fulbright Scholarship …Prof. Rich Lerner to Address First Civic Engagement Research Group Forum…Community Partnership Directories Available…Students Wanted to Help Raise a Ruckus…Tisch College Staff Update…In Memoriam: Prof. Gerald Gill…
August 2007 Fighting Cancer with Video Games…Tisch Active Citizen Summer Fellows Partner with Somerville..and Around the Globe…Alumni Mentor Tufts Students Across the U.S….TQuantifying the Impacts of Healthier Workers…Using the Media to Promote Social Change…All Souls: A Family story from Southie…
June 2007 Tisch College to Engage More Students and Strengthen Research…Tufts Trio Joins Roadtrip Nation…When a Tree Falls in the Forest, It Could Affect Us…New Book By Peter Levine…Tufts Undergrads Honored for Their Theses on Civic Engagement…Students Earn Fellowships, Honors Tied to Public Service…
May 2007 Citizenship Means Being Actively Involved… Tufts Survey Challenges Myths About Youth Civic Engagement… Learning about Active Citizenship in an Urban Community… Tufts Students Receive Presidential Awards… Dan Rather Keynotes Murrow Forum… CERG to Focus on Popular Culture and Civic Engagement… MTisch ACS Fellows Ready to Roll Up Their Sleeves… Alumni Service Project Tradition Continues… Molly Mead, Who Helped Establish Tisch College, Departs for Amherst College… Students Receive Rob Hollister Community Service and Citizenship Award…
April 2007 Jamshed Bharucha on Civic Engagement Research … Tufts Alumna Battles Child Labor in South Asia… Presidential Symposium Reinforces Community Ties… Dean Hollister Speaks at Israeli and Palestinian Academies … Boston Tufts Alliance Collects Bikes for Ghana… Second Murrow Forum set for April 9… Media panel explores First Amendment Rights and the Role of Campus Press… Tufts/MACC Receives Grant to Increase College Access in Massachusetts…Media & Public Service Program: Student Film to Screen at Ivy Film Festival…
March 2007 Fellowship supports Maryanne Wolf to apply her research… Ghana study tour follows gold to explore development… Peter Levine advocates research priorities… Trustee Tom Alperin on civic engagement… Alumni mentoring program to expand this summer… Residence hall to focus on active citizenship… Tufts chosen as site of new College Access Fellow Program… CERG March meeting to focus on migrant issues…Second Murrow Forum set for April 9 …
February 2007 Jonathan Kozol Launches Inaugural Social Policy Forum… Tufts researchers studying microfinance in Ghana … Film highlights how media can influence social change … Capital Campaign Launched in New York Metro Area … Pat Hannan makes the economics-social services connection … Elevating the role of NGOs in building civil society … Does transitional justice help to repair the world? … OT students return to New Orleans… Tisch program highlighted at New Orleans conference… Tufts and Law Library of Congress team up on active citizenship…
January 2007 National Civic Engagement Leader Joins Tisch College as Senior Fellow… Race and Active Citizenship… Remembering and Honoring the Boston Civil Rights Movement… From Judges to Convicts, Students Learn Firsthand about the Judicial System… Tisch College Board Strengthens Commitment to Research… Tufts Forum Explores the Human Dimension of Domestic Policy… Jonathan Kozol to Inaugurate Social Policy Forum at Tufts on February 1… The War on Terrorism: Where Do We Stand?… Civic Identity Among American Muslim Women to Launch Spring CERG Program… Connecticut Alumni to Discuss Immigration… Student Films Use Media for Social Change…
December 2006 Rev. Marshall Elijah Hatch Named 2006 Howland Award Winner… Tufts Health Sciences Launch Tufts-Schweitzer Fellowship Program… Why Whites in America Become Activists for Racial Justice… Undergrads Engage in Interfaith Dialogues… Peace Proposals Wanted… Active Citizenship Is Alive and Well… Three from Tisch College Family Advising Incoming Patrick Administration… Record Number Admitted to Education for Active Citizenship Course… Resource Guide Helps Students Engage with Local Communities Abroad… Save Dec. 12 for Boxing, Stuttering, Drinking, and Dating… Tufts Active Citizens of New York Host Education Dinner…
November 2006 Tufts Professor Blends Teaching of Latin America, U.S. Latino America, and Social Change… With the Election Over, It’s Time to Head for the Hill… Jumpstart at Tufts Is Growing… Understanding College Student Voting Patterns… Freshmen Explore Diversity Issues in Class and Out… Tisch Scholars Returned to Campus for First Reunion … Debate on Cameras in the Courtroom Heads to Big Apple …
October 2006 Tisch Faculty Fellow John McDonald: Confronting with Music… Case Foundation Names Tufts as a Top Innovative Institution… Tufts Alumni Rolled Up their Sleeves, Cleaned Up California Coast… Poverty Simulation Helps Develop Insight into Others… Children’s Mental Health Issue Launches CERG Program… New Times Demand New Scholarship… Roundtable Convened on the Role of Community-Based Organizations… Tufts Alumnus Recognized as Purpose Prize Fellow…
September 2006 Faculty Fellow Marina Bers Receives Presidential Award… Tisch Active Citizenship Summer Fellows Rolled Up their Sleeves at Home and Abroad… One Man’s Quest to Cure the World Helps Welcome New Students to Tufts… Report Issued on Talloires Conference on Civic Roles and Social Responsibilities of Higher Education … Tisch College Outcomes Study Moves Ahead… NYC workshop on Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life on Sept. 21 … Alumni Kept Active During the Summer and Plan More for the Fall …
June 2006 Tisch Active Citizenship Summer Fellows Fan Out Around the World… “Tufts Helped Me Become an Active Citizen”… Brian O’Connell Retires from Teaching But Will Remain Active on Tisch Board… Institute Aims to Extend Active Citizenship in English Classes… NY Tufts Alumni Collect Bicycles for Ghana… Alumni Clean Up on Service Day, Provide Role Models… Improving Treatment of Childhood Trauma… Tisch Website Redesigned…
May 2006 Faculty Fellows Named for 2006-2008… 23 First Years Constitute Largest Class of Student Scholars… Fighting Poverty Starts with Learning… Alumni Help Students Land Summer Internships and, for Some, a Job… Engineers Without Borders Heads South… Mystic Watershed Forum Focuses on Research Activities… Alumni Service Day Fast Approaching… Community Language Bank Leaders Win $50,000 Frigon Competition and Montle Prize… Student Film Takes First Place… Emmanuel’s Gift: Donate a Bicycle in NYC on June 4th… Medical and Art Students Explore Intersection of Visual Art and Healthcare… Social Issues Highlighted by Student Films
April 2006 What Would Murrow See Now?… Twelve Tufts Students Receive Presidential Award for Citizenship and Public Service… Fund Established to Honor Jim Schmolze… Thinking About the Meaning of Genocide… UC Student Scholar Wins Truman Scholarship… Tufts Alumni = Active Citizens… Immigration Issues to Highlight May 5 Research Group Meeting… Jumpstart News… Tufts and Local Communities Explore Ways to Enhance Research
March 2006 Reflecting on Katrina Cleanup… Presidential Symposium Hosts Ongoing Conversation… Tufts Student Produces International Peace Conference… Tisch College’s Molly Mead Publishes Effective Philanthropy… Ted Koppel to Moderate News Symposium… Save March 31 for First Symposium on Community Research… Alumni Service Day 2006… New Profit, New Hope… Research Group Focuses on Economic Inequalities as Barriers to Democracy