Vol 3 | No 6, September 2006
Faculty Fellow Marina Bers Receives Presidential Award
Tisch College Faculty Fellow Marina Bers, Assistant Professor in the Child Development department, this summer was one of 20 academics nationally to receive the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers, the highest honor bestowed by the United States government on scientists and engineers beginning independent careers. Read about Professor Bers’ work and award here.
Tisch Active Citizenship Summer Fellows Rolled Up their Sleeves at Home and Abroad
Approximately 60 undergraduate and graduate Tufts students, supported in part by the Tisch Active Citizenship Summer (ACS) Fellows program, engaged in a wide range of jobs and internships during the summer that took them from Somerville to the far corners of the globe. Whether helping homeless people prepare for a job, providing medical care to residents, or working with street children, all experienced professional and personal growth. Read more about the students here.
One Man’s Quest to Cure the World Helps Welcome New Students to Tufts
Earlier in the summer, Tisch College, the Tufts University Alumni Association, and the Office of the Dean of Undergraduate Education, sent each incoming freshman and transfer student a copy of Mountains Beyond Mountains, Tracey Kidder’s account of Farmer’s quest to provide medical care to poor people in Haiti, Peru, Russia, Boston, and elsewhere.
Report Issued on Talloires Conference on Civic Roles and Social Responsibilities of Higher Education
Tufts University this month issued a special report on an international conference hosted last fall by President Lawrence S. Bacow that brought together 29 university leaders from 23 countries to forge a consensus on expanding the international civic engagement movement within higher education. Strengthening the Civic Roles and Social Responsibilities of Higher Education details the discussions and presentations made at this first-ever event.