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

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Tufts Children's Theatre Summer Programs:

  • Magic Circle Theater  -
    for young actors in grades 6 – 9
    6 week program, Jun. 29 – Aug. 7
    Deadline for applications is Jan. 23, 2015
    Acceptance into the company is by audition.  Auditions will be held on Jan. 31 and Feb. 1, 2015.
  • Creative Arts -
    for children currently in grades 2-5
    2 3-week sessions: Jun 29 – Jul. 17 &
    Jul. 20 – Aug. 7
    Deadline for applications is March 31, 2015

More Info and Application>>

Aidekman Arts Center, home of Tufts Children's Theater


Drama Department Productions:
Balch Arena Theater>>
More Info>>
$10.00 Tufts ID/subscribers/seniors
$15.00 general
2/12 & 4/14 -  All tickets are $10.00, which includes the opening night reception
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.

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


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 >>

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, January 8, February 5, March 5, April 2, May 7, & June 4 from 4PM-6PM
For questions, please contact Elissa Milto, CEEO Director of Outreach, at elissa.milto@tufts.edu

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/

  • Marker-Based Training: An Evolving Technology You Can Use Now
    with Karen Pryor
    Feb. 26, noon-1p.m.


French Film Experience
Olin 011 & 012>>
Medford/Somerville Campus
Jan. 25, Feb. 15 & 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.


Music Highlight:

Feb. 7, 8 p.m.
Distler Performance Hall, Granoff Music Center (map)
The Jass Syncopators presents an authentic cultural experience that explores the full spectrum of Caribbean music in connection with jazz. Villafranca hopes this music will transport the musicians and audience to the different homelands where these diverse rhythms originated as he shares the many musical treasures he has inherited and loves from the Caribbean and Cuba, where he began his musical career.
Tickets are $10 for general admission. Call 617.627.3679.
More Info>>


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
Kenote Conversation with Michael Nyman
Mar. 9, 7 p.m.
Distler Performance hall>>
Free and Open to the public on a first-come, first-served basis

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

Museum Studies Exhibition
May 5 – May 17
Koppelman Family 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 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, 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>>