At Tufts, active citizenship is central to engineering excellence
Citizen Alumnus Sampathkumar Veeraraghavan has helped millions of disabled citizens in India by developing an information system that collects and analyzes information on different disabilities.
When citizen engineer Allison St. Vincent looked for a Ph.D. program that would have real-world impacts, it didn’t take her long to find Tufts.
32 students taking on civic projects with support from Tisch College’s
Civic Engagement Fund
Tisch College recently announced the first round of Civic Engagement Fund (CEF) recipients. Providing significant and in-depth advising support and funding, CEF supports innovative, active citizenship projects across all Tufts schools. more
Young voters in midterm elections
With today’s 2010 midterm elections, CIRCLE is focusing on the most recent 2006 midterm elections as a comparison year. The voter turnout rate among 18-to 29-year-olds increased by three percentage points between 2002 and 2006, breaking a trend of declining electoral participation in midterm elections among young people since 1982.
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3:00 – 5:00 pm, 51 Winthrop Street
Tisch College 10th Anniversary Celebration
Join the celebration and hear faculty, students and community partners share their experiences with active citizenship at Tufts.
Miriam Nelson, director of the John Hancock Research Center on Physical Activity, Nutrition, and Obesity Prevention and associate professor of Nutrition at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy
Chris Rogers, professor of Mechanical Engineering and director of the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach, School of Engineering
Pearl Robinson, associate professor of Political Science and Director of Ghana Gold, School of Arts and Sciences
Edith Balbach, senior lecturer and director of the Community Health Program, School of Arts and Sciences
This event will showcase what Tisch College is all about and how faculty and students have made an impact on the broader community. The conversation promises to be stimulating and, to celebrate the festive nature of the occasion, there will be cake.
Noon-2 pm, Crane Room, Paige Hall
Richard Wolin, author, The Wind from the East: French Intellectuals, the Cultural Revolution, and the Legacy of the 1960s (Princeton, 2010)
SAVE THE DATES – Friday, April 8 and Saturday, April 9, 2011
Join us at Tufts Medford campus to celebrate 10 years of Tisch College and the long history of of active citizenship at Tufts!
On Friday, April 8th, our daylong conference, The Roles of Active Citizens in Education Reform, will explore the many ways individuals can effectively engage in this critical national debate. This gathering is designed for everyone: students and parents, teachers and school board members, social entrepreneurs and volunteers.
On Saturday, April 9th, we will celebrate the remarkable contributions Tufts alumni make as active citizens. Alumni from all Tufts schools will share their innovative ideas and initiatives for social change. Attendees will leave inspired and equipped with valuable tools and connections.
You are welcome for one or both days. Details will follow.
Lincoln Filene Hall, Tufts University, Medford, MA 02115
Tel: 617.627.3453 | Fax: 617.627.3401 | activecitizen.tufts.edu