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:

  • Uyon-Uyon Manasuka
    Nov. 23, 3 p.m.
    Gamelan Laras Tentrem and Rinengga Sih Tentrem, the Tufts gamelan ensemble, perform a concert of Javanese gamelan music under the direction of Barry Drummond. Guest artists include I.M. Harjito.
  • Flute Ensemble
    Nina Barwell, Director
    Dec. 7, 3 p.m.
    Tufts Flute Ensemble presents spirited and diverse music from the Renaissance to the 21st century for C flute, alto flute, bass flute, and piccolo.

Nov. 21, 8 p.m.
This is the inaugural performance directed by Prof. Attah Poku, the master drummer at the Ashanti king's palace and the Center for National Culture in Kumasi, Ghana, with assistance from Ben Paulding, a graduate student in ethnomusicology. This show will be Kiniwe's first presentation of Kete using spectacular costumes and a set of musical instruments hand-made in Ghana by Mr. James Acheampong. Kiniwe will be joined by the Agbekor Drum and Dance Society, a community-based group founded by Prof. David Locke.

Saturday Family and Children’s Concert Series:

  • Seasons of the Year
    John McCann, director
    Nov. 22, 1 p.m.
    Tufts Wind Ensemble romps through a year of weather and wonder. Children of all ages are welcome and the 50 minute program is especially intended for younger children in the early grades. A “petting zoo” of musical instruments follows the performance.


Tufts Department of Drama and Dance
All performances take place in the Jackson Gym Dance Lab>>

  • Fall Dance Concert
    Directed by Daniel McCusker
    Featuring the Tufts Dance Ensemble and work by graduating dance minors
    Nov. 21 & 22, 7 p.m.
    Tickets are $5.00 and are available at the Tufts Box Office (617-627-3493).


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.

  • Is He Dead?
    A new comedy by Mark Twain as adapted by David Ives
    Directed by Laurence Senelick
    Feb. 12-14 & 19-21, 8 p.m.


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>> or go to www.facebook.com/tuftsfilmseries.

  • Dr. Strangelove (1964)
    Nov. 14, 7 p.m
    Nov. 15, 3:30 & 9:30 p.m.
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
    Nov. 14, 9:30 p.m.
    Nov. 15, 7 p.m.

At Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine…
Varis Lecture Hall
Grafton Campus>>
Free and open to the public
Part of the Center for Animals and Public Policy’s Fall 2014 Animal Matters Seminar Series. Joining remotely is possible. Contact: Tufts Center for Animals and Public Policy 508-839-7991, capp@tufts.edu, web site: http://vet.tufts.edu/capp/animal_matters/

  • Organs-on-Chips as Potential Alternatives to Animal Testing
    Dec. 2, noon -1 p.m.
    Speaker: Geraldine Hamilton, PhD, Lead Senior Staff Scientist, The Wyss Institute, Harvard University and President and CSO, Emulate. Part of the Center for Animals and Public Policy’s Fall 2014 Animal Matters Seminar Series.Members of the public are invited to this free seminar.
    View Flier>>

2014 TNSF Request for Proposals

Tufts Neighborhood Service Fund (TNSF) is soliciting requests for proposals. Charitable, tax-exempt, community-based organizations located in Somerville, Medford, Boston’s Chinatown, and Grafton or serving those residents are eligible to apply. An eligible organization must be able to demonstrate that members of the Tufts University community are involved with the organization as volunteers. Applications are due by November 28, 2014.
More Info >>



Current Exhibits
Now until 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.

Upcoming exhibitions at the Art Gallery>>


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 Fall 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, from 3 - 4 p.m.
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>>