Vol 3 | No 7, October 2006
Tisch Faculty Fellow John McDonald: Confronting with Music
John McDonald, composer and pianist, the first Tisch College Faculty Fellow from the Music Department, is essentially a musician in residence. Calling his work “composing to learn,” John strives to address social confrontations in his compositions and thereby move his listeners out of their comfort zones. Read about Professor McDonald’s work here.
Case Foundation Names Tufts as a Top Innovative Institution
Tufts University was recently named by The Case Foundation as one of 16 institutions of higher education nationally that are offering helpful models of civic engagement which can be replicated by others. It was chosen, in part, because of faculty commitment to community-based research and teaching, and alumni involvement in community engagement. Read more here.
Tufts Alumni Rolled Up their Sleeves, Cleaned Up California Coast
More than 70 alumni from the San Diego, Los Angeles, and San Francisco areas participated in the California Coastal Cleanup Day last month. The Tufts groups joined tens of thousands of Californians who scoured beaches and shorelines from Mexico to the Oregon border, and picked up trash and debris at inland locations.
Poverty Simulation Helps Develop Insight into Others
When Taryn Miller Stevens returned to campus last month for her senior year, she didn’t know she would become a school-skipping teenage rebel struggling with her family in poverty. But that’s the role she played in a unique one-day poverty simulation program designed to help 76 Tufts students better understand the realities of poverty.
Children’s Mental Health Issue Launches CERG Program
Donald Wertlieb, Professor of Child Development at Tufts University, helped launch the 2006-07 program of the Civic Engagement Research Group – known as CERG - with a presentation on how the news media can advocate for children’s mental heath. Read more about CERG here.