President Monaco Reflects on Active Citizenship at Tufts
As President Anthony P. Monaco enters his second year as the thirteenth President of Tufts University, he shared his reflections on active citizenship in a range of contexts at Tufts University.
Among other topics, President Monaco reflected on the role of interdisciplinary research as an important part of Tufts’ institutional civic engagement and the unique impact of having all Tufts students from every Tufts school graduating with both a world-class education and the skills and desire to use that education to positively affect the world around them. more
A Patient Guide
First they told him it was the flu. He said it didn’t feel like the flu. They said it was the flu. He said he had recently returned from the tropics, where he’d had repeated contact with a variety of untreated waters. They said that sounded like the flu. He said he was a medical student, and he didn’t think it was the flu. They told him to be sure to keep his fluids up.
Just as he was starting at the Tufts University School of Medicine, Mohamed Zeidan, M15, found himself on the patient side of the health care system. more
Re-engineering Engineering Education
Science, technology, engineering, and mathematics are frequently cited as key fields for future success, yet high schools often struggle to provide diverse student bodies with a thorough grounding in, and understanding of, their essential elements. This fall, students at Somerville High School’s Center for Career and Technical Education have a new curriculum for pre-engineering education thanks to a growing partnership with the School of Engineering’s Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO).
As a fellow in Tisch College’s Active Citizenship Summer (ACS): Project PERIS Somerville program, Ethan Peritz, A13, worked with the CEEO to develop a four-year pre-engineering curriculum for Somerville High School. more
Protecting Public Institutions and Fighting Corruption in Public Life
Joseph Centorino, A73, G75, exemplifies the long tradition of active citizenship at Tufts University. After spending years as a prosecutor going after public corruption, Centorino now serves as the Executive Director and General Counsel of the Miami-Dade Commission on Ethics and Public Trust, where he tries to prevent corruption through education and clear policy. more
Learning That Lasts
Elizabeth ‘Biz’ Brauer, A14, is creating new opportunities for Tufts students to engage with local communities and make contributions to the lives of kids. As a Tisch Scholar for Citizenship and Public Service, Brauer has developed a program that pairs Tufts undergraduates with youths at the Boys and Girls Club of Medford for one-on-one mentoring and tutoring. She began her work last fall, serving as the club’s volunteer coordinator. more
Tisch College Faculty Fellows pursue engaged teaching and research
Tisch College recently selected nine faculty members for the 2012-2013 class of Faculty Fellows. A unique convener for interdisciplinary discussion on engaged teaching and research, the program builds the capacity of Tufts faculty to integrate active citizenship into their work, making this a defining strength across the university.
Coordinated by Peter Levine, Tisch College director of research and director of CIRCLE, the program this year will include discussions of community engagement as an approach to research; educating Tufts students for active citizenship; and research on civic engagement. more
The 2012-2013 Faculty Fellows are:
Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
Public Health and Community Service, School of Dental Medicine
Sociology, School of Arts and Sciences
|Cynthia R. Leveille-Webster
Clinical Sciences, Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
|Christine M. McWayne
Child Development, School of Arts and Sciences
Political Science, School of Arts and Sciences
Biology, School of Arts and Sciences
English, School of Arts and Sciences
Education, School of Arts and Sciences
Civic Engagement Protects from Unemployment
Partnering with the National Conference on Citizenship (NCoC) and supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, CIRCLE recently released Civic Health and Unemployment II: The Case Builds. The report investigates the relationship between civic health and unemployment in 50 states, 942 metro areas, and more than 3,100 counties and found that communities with more civic engagement in 2006 suffered less from unemployment between 2006 and 2010, even when other possible explanations are factored in. more
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