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.

Then, during Orientation Week, six faculty members led break-out sessions on the book.

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.

    • Faculty Fellow Marina Bers Receives Presidential Award


    • Report Issued on Talloires Conference on Civic Roles and Social Responsibilities of Higher Education


    • Tisch College Outcomes Study Moves Ahead


Tisch College Outcomes Study Moves Ahead

Tisch College is moving ahead on a six-year longitudinal study that is examining the link between students’ experiences at Tufts University and the development of their civic and political attitudes and activities. Based on qualitative and quantitative data collected on the activities and attitudes of more than 300 undergraduate Tufts students, the study is tracking students throughout their college years and two years post-graduation.

NYC workshop on Making the Most of the Rest of Your Life on Sept. 21

Designed exclusively for Tufts alumni and friends in their “third age” (loosely defined as 50+ and active), this program will provide an overview of the life planning model you can use as you plan for the next chapter in your life. The workshop will start at 6:30pm. For more information or to register, click on this link.

Alumni Kept Active During the Summer and Plan More for the Fall

Tufts alumni – locally and across the United States - engaged with Tufts students while connecting with each other through a number of programs linked to social and community issues. With weeks to go in the summer, alumni groups in California and New York are getting ready for an equally active fall.

Tisch Website Redesigned

The Jonathan M. Tisch College website has been completely redesigned and updated as part of a University-wide

initiative that will bring the websites of all Tufts schools into the same design family. Please visit the site at activecitzen.tufts.edu

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