Building Health in Haiti
Two and a half years after a devastating earthquake struck Haiti, a group of seven students from the School of Medicine and Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy have arrived to spend seven weeks contributing to the ongoing efforts to recover and rebuild. This is the third trip of the group Tufts in Haiti, led by Dr. Mark Pearlmutter, M84, and supported by Tisch College programs. more
Graduating Seniors Leave Lasting ‘Legacy’
Two recently-graduated Tufts alumnae, Kristen Johnson, A12, and Ann Noling, A12, working in conjunction with a committee of residents, have published “A Legacy Remembered: The African American Community of West Medford,” telling the story of one of the oldest African-American neighborhoods in the United States. Johnson and Noling selected this collaboration as their project for the Tisch Scholars program, and drew on a unique resource: the printed programs from funeral ceremonies, preserved as memorials by friends and family. more
A $20,000 ‘Experiment’
As the semester came to a close, students in Visiting Lecturer Nancy Lippe’s course Experimenting with Philanthropy awarded grants totaling $20,000 to organizations in Chinatown, Medford, and Somerville. Offered through the Experimental College in the School of Arts and Sciences, the course has awarded a total of $70,000 to dozens of community organizations since 2007. more
Art After Apartheid
July 19-21, Tufts University Boston Campus
South Africa’s troubled journey from apartheid to democracy is the focus of The Boston–Jo’burg Connection, a new exhibition at the Tufts University Art Gallery that runs through July 29. The exhibition highlights works produced at the Artist Proof Studio in Johannesburg, which was cofounded by South African printmaker Kim Berman, a 1989 graduate of the joint Tufts University and School of the Museum of Fine Arts degree program, to educate and train artists. more
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