Neighbors Page - Spring 2014 - Images by Tufts University

Welcome to the Tufts Neighbors page. You will be able to find information here on upcoming events and university resources. We hope you will visit often! If you have any questions, please contact the Office of Community Relations at 617.627.3780 or email us at

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Unless otherwise noted, music performances are free, require no tickets, and take place at the Granoff Music Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus.  More Details >>

Sunday at Tufts - Community Concert Series:

  • David Coleman and Confirmation
    Sept. 28, 3 – 5 p.m.
    Tufts Gospel Choir director David Coleman leads his acclaimed six-voice contemporary gospel ensemble, Confirmation, in an afternoon concert of high energy and spirit-filled song.
  • Celebrating Frank!
    Oct. 5, 3 – 5 p.m.
    Performance faculty violist Scott Woolweaver and pianist Frank Glazer celebrate Glazer's 100th birthday with music of Clarke, Vaughan Williams, Hindemith, and Beethoven.

Fall Music Department Concerts: 

Tufts Composers Autumn Harvest Menu
Oct.15, 8– 10 p.m.
Tufts Composers presents richly flavored and varied chamber music by undergraduate, graduate, and faculty composers.

African Drumming with Mashud Neindow and Friends
Oct.  24, 8– 10 p.m.
A performance of drumming styles from Ghana and the African Diaspora featuring guest artist Mashud Neindow and Tufts' own Nani Agbeli as well as Prof. David Locke and members of the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society.





Drama Department Productions:
Balch Arena Theater>>
More Info>>
$10.00 Tufts ID/subscribers/seniors
$15.00 general
10/23, 2/12 & 4/14 -  All tickets are $10.00, which includes the opening night reception
10/30, 2/19 & 4/16 -  $1.00 night
To order tickets, please contact the box office at 617-627-3493.

  • From Orchids to Octopi: An Evolutionary Love Story
    By Melinda Lopez
    Directed by Natalya Baldyga
    Oct. 23-25, Oct. 30, and Nov. 1, 8:00 p.m.
    Nov. 1, 2:00 p.m.


French Film Experience
Olin 011 & 012>>
Medford/Somerville Campus
Sept. 14, Oct.5 & Nov. 9
All films are subtitled in English and begin at 6:30 p.m.
Fall 2014 Brochure>>

Tufts Film Series
a free, on-campus movie theater every weekend
Barnum Hall, Room 008>>
Films are shown on 35mm film on a big screen with a Dolby Digital 12.1 surround sound system, in a theater that seats about 200 people. There are generally six showings per weekend.  See this weekend’s schedule below. 
Times are subject to changeSee updated schedules and Trailers>>

  • X-Men: Days of Future past (2104)
    Sept. 26, 7 p.m.
    Sept. 27, 3:30 & 9:30 p.m.
  • Captain America: Winter Soldier
    Sept. 26, 9:30 p.m.
    Sept. 27, 7 p.m.


12th Annual
Tufts Community Day
October 5, 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Academic Quad
Medford/Somerville Campus

Residents, neighbors and friends are invited to a day of education, art, and family entertainment.  All Activities, including lunch, are free of charge. 
This event takes place rain or shine.

Main Stage (tentative performance schedule):

11:15 am              Garba
11:30 am              Jackson Jills
11:45 am              Beelzebubs
12:00 pm              Tap Ensemble
12:15 pm              3Ps
12:30 pm              S-Factor
12:45 pm              BEATS
1:00 pm                sQ!
1:20 pm                African Dance Collective
1:35 pm                Amalgamates
2:15 pm                Sarabande
2:20 pm                Student Magician
2:30 pm                Acoustic Guitar
2:45 pm                Essence

Tufts Radio Station WMFO 91.5 will DJ in between acts.

Side Stage (tentative performance schedule)

12:00 pm - Salsa Dance Lesson by La Salsa
12:45 pm - Traveling Treasure Trunk
1:30 pm - Quidditch Info Session

Nearly 80 university departments, student organizations and community groups will have activities at their individual tables.
Parking is available free of charge in the Tufts parking garage at 419 Boston Avenue, Medford.

More Info >>



Upcoming exhibitions at the Art Gallery>>

Sept. 11 – Dec. 7:

Manna: Masterworks from the Tufts Permanent Art Collection
Curated by Amy Ingrid Schlegel, Ph.D.
Tisch Family Gallery
Focuses on a curated selection of 47 of the university's finest works of painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, and new media.

Jumbo: Marvel, Myth, and Mascot
Curated by Dr. Andrew McClellan
Koppelman Family Gallery
The exhibition will be the first of its kind to narrate Jumbo's life story from star of the London Zoo to college mascot.
Accompanying Lecture
Sponsored by Tufts University Alumni Association, Boston Tufts Alliance, and the Tufts Alumni Traditions Committee
Oct. 6, 5 – 6:00 p.m.
Alumnae Hall>>
Free and open to the public
This lecture, presented by Andrew McClellan, Professor of Art History and Interim Chair of Romance Languages, draws on a trove of rich images to celebrate the extraordinary life and legacy of Jumbo the Elephant, the most famous of animals and most distinctive of college mascots.