Vol 5 | No 3, March 2008
Dean Harris Berman – Expanding Public Health Programs
Harris Berman, dean of the Public Health and Professional Degree Programs at Tufts Medical School, drawing on more than 40 years as a medical practitioner and manager of health care services, knows that public health ultimately is a local issue. And one way he’s helping to train new doctors is by sending them to India where they learn how to make the greatest use of scarce resources.
Civic Engagement Emphasis Increasing at Major Research Universities
Civic engagement related research and service is gaining ground at major research universities in the United States, according to Tisch College Dean Rob Hollister, who recently attended the third annual meeting of the Research University Civic Engagement Network.
Funds Donated by Tufts Employees Support Host Communities
The Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund, now in its thirteenth year, recently distributed cash awards to 34 organizations in the communities where Tufts has a presence.
Films for Social Change Now Online
Five Films produced by Tufts students last semester that address social issues, ranging from how U.S. military veterans integrate back into civilian life to the campaign against bottled water, have been posted online.
Speakers Challenge Color Blindness in Public School Assignment Policies
Color blind admission policies in public schools should be rejected since color blindness often is used as a shield to support the status quo, according to Ian Haney, who delivered the keynote address at the annual Social Policy Forum held at Tufts last month.