Neighbors Page - Winter 2015 - 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

See more stories at Tufts Now


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

  • Richard III
    By William Shakespeare
    Directed by Gibson Cima
    Apr. 14-18, 8:00 p.m.


French Film Experience
Olin 011 & 012>>
Medford/Somerville Campus
Mar. 29
All films are subtitled in English and begin at 6:30 p.m.
Spring 2015  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.  Times are subject to changeSee updated schedules and Trailers>> or go to www.facebook.com/tuftsfilmseries.


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 >>
Please note that guest parking passes can be purchased at the Tufts University Police Department (419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA).

Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series:
The Art of the Fugue in Color

Mar. 29, 3– 5 p.m.
Performance faculty harpsichordist Frances Conover Fitch, Arcadia Viols, and guest artists reveal the stunning architecture of Bach’s last masterpiece in the varied colors of early instruments, including strings, winds, and keyboards.

Tufts Chamber Orchestra Spring Concert
John Page, conductor
Mar. 31, 8– 10 p.m.
Tufts Chamber Orchestra performs a concert featuring Britten’s "Serenade for Tenor, Horn and Strings" with performance faculty members Anne Howarth, horn and Charles Blandy, tenor.

Tufts Third Day Gospel Choir
Fri, Apr. 10, 8 – 10 p.m.
Cohen Auditorium, Aidekman Arts Center>>
Join the 220-voice Tufts Third Day Gospel Choir as they present their spring concert.
Tickets are $7 for general admission seating. Call 617.627.3679 to purchase tickets.

It's All Child's Play
Apr. 23, 8 – 10 p.m.
Join Tufts Opera Ensemble for its production of two very different comic one-act operas. In Ned Rorem’s "Three Sisters who are not Sisters", based on a melodrama by Gertrude Stein, three sisters (who are not sisters) and two brothers (who are brothers) decide to play a game of murder. "The Finishing School" by Franz von Suppé, in an English version by Martha Collins, invites us to observe how three teachers and their female students learn about life and love.
Carol Mastrodomenico, stage director; Thomas Stumpf, music director

Tufts Summer Programs

Children’s Theater
Creative Arts - for children currently in grades 2-5.  Two 3-week sessions: Jun 29 – Jul. 17 & Jul. 20 – Aug. 7.  Deadline for applications is March 31, 2015.
More Info and Application>>

2015 Eliot Pearson Summer Enrichment Program:
Art, Music & Nature

Two 6-wk Sessions: (Jun. 15 – Jul. 2)
& (Jul. 6 – Jul. 23)
Registration begins April 1
Half Day: $590/session 8:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Full Day: $1060/session 8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
More Info>>

Tufts Summer Music Camp
for Kids ages 7-12
directed by the Tufts Community Music Program and the Department of Music
Runs for 2 weeks, Jul. 20-24 and Jul. 27-31
Students in the program will sing, drum, take instrument lessons and Orff classes.
All applications are due by May 1
More Info.>>

CEEO Community Office Hours

Tufts University Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) is pleased to announced monthly community office hours. This is a time to get answers to specific questions you may have or to learn more about what the CEEO does.  Anyone who is interested is welcome to learn about the CEEO's projects, explore tools that can be used for engineering in the classroom, hear about their work with students, discuss best practices around engineering education, and receive curricular support.
Community Office hours will be held on Thursdays, April 2, May 7, & June 4 from 4PM-6PM
at 200 Boston Ave, G-810
For questions, please contact Elissa Milto, CEEO Director of Outreach, at elissa.milto@tufts.edu

CEEO Lego Engineering Workshop

At Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine…
Grafton Campus>>

The Center for Animals and Public Policy’s Spring 2015 Animal Matters Seminar Series
Varis Lecture Hall
Free and open to the public
Joining remotely is possible. Contact: Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy 508-839-7991, capp@tufts.edu.  For lecture details and other info, go to: http://vet.tufts.edu/capp/animal_matters/

  • Stress, the HPA Axis, and Nonhuman Primate Well-Being
    Apr. 15, noon-1p.m.
    Speaker: Melinda Novak, MS, PhD
    Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of Massachusetts (UMass) Amherst
  • Animals in the Classroom: Research and Practice
    Apr.  23, 2015
    Speaker: Nancy Gee, PhD
    Research Manager in Human-Animal Interaction, WALTHAM Centre for Pet Nutrition



2015 Kids' Day – Jumbo Makin’ Waves!
Medford and Somerville children in grades K-3 are invited to attend this year's Kids' Day at Tufts University.
Apr. 11, 8:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Medford/Somerville campus>>
Preregistration is required.  The deadline is April 3rd
For more information, please e‑mail lcs.kidsday@gmail.com or call 617-627-3780


Spring Festival for the Arts@Tufts
April 16-19, 2015
A celebration and exploration of cutting-edge research and creative activity in the arts at Tufts.
All events are free and open to the public unless otherwise indicated.


Upcoming exhibitions at the Art Gallery>>

Images Were Introduced
An Exhibition of Film and Photography by Michael Nyman
Jan. 22 – May 17
Tisch Family Gallery

Manna Remix
Jan. 22 – Apr. 19
Koppelman Family Gallery

Museum Studies Exhibition
May 5 – May 17
Koppelman Family Gallery


Granoff Music Center Colloquium Series
made possible by the Granoff Music Fund.
Varis Lecture Hall, Granoff Music Center>>
Free; no tickets required
Lunch to be served after each lecture
Please note that guest parking passes can be purchased at the Tufts University Police Department (419 Boston Avenue, Medford, MA).

"Revelation or preparation: multiple 
  readings of musical information"

  Apr.6, 12 – 1:30 p.m.
  Presenter: Mount Holyoke College Professor of
  Music David Sanford

"Analyzing Awe in Film Music"
Apr.13, 12 – 1:30 p.m. (rescheduled from
  Feb. 9)
  Presenter: Tufts University Assistant Professor
  of Music Frank Lehman

Environmental Studies Lunch and Learn Program
Thursdays from 12 – 1 p.m. in the Rabb Room
Lincoln Filene Center
Medford/Somerville Campus
This lecture series features speakers from government, industry, academia and non-profit organizations giving presentations on environmental topics. Lectures are open to the publicand food is generously sponsored by the Tufts Institute of the Environment.
Click here for the Spring Schedule
You can't make it to the talk? No problem! Watch it live here from your computer or smart phone.

The Tufts STEM Education Lecture Series: a joint venture between the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach (CEEO) and the Tufts Department of Education.
Halligan Hall, Room 102
This series of lectures highlights innovative STEM education research in an effort to increase collaboration between universities and organizations dedicated to improving the way students learn.
All are welcome. No registration is necessary. 
Upcoming Lectures>>