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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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.


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).

Tufts Symphony Orchestra
John Page, conductor
Apr. 21, 8 – 10 p.m.
Tufts Symphony Orchestra performs Tchaikovsky’s Symphony No. 5 and other works, including the winner of the annual Concerto Competition.

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

Sunday at Tufts-Community Concert Series:
Klenèngan Sukarena
Apr. 26, 3 – 5 p.m.
Gamelan Laras Tentrem and Rinengga Sih Tentrem, the Tufts gamelan ensemble, perform a concert of traditional Central Javanese gamelan music under the direction of Barry Drummond. Guest artists include I.M. Harjito.

Genres of Middle Eastern Clarinet: Music of Armenia, Turkey, Greece, and the Middle East
May 10, 3 – 5 p.m.
Faculty clarinetist Mal Barsamian demonstrates the art of playing his instrument in a variety of Middle Eastern musical styles, featuring works by composers from the region. This concert is rescheduled from its original date of February 15.

A Doll's House: An Opera
May 1, 9-11 p.m.
"A Doll's House: An Opera" is an original 90-minute opera created by Tufts senior Grace Oberhofer, adapted from the Henrik Ibsen play of the same name, and performed in collaboration with Tufts Opera Ensemble and Bare Bodkin. The story focuses on Nora Helmer, a woman who battles through a plot filled with secrecy, manipulation, and constant societal constraints. At last, Nora discovers that she must fully break out of the world she has been held to her entire life in order to truly become an individual: she must find her own music. Throughout the opera, the music acts as a symbol of Nora's confinement as well as, ultimately, her freedom.
Free; no tickets required

Tufts Summer Programs

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.>>

Summer Engineering Workshops for Children
Presented by the Center for Engineering Education and Outreach>>

Online registration for the following workshops is now open. To register, click the links below and complete the form. Space is limited to 20 students in each workshop and offered on a first-come, first-served basis.  If your registration is not among the first 20 submitted, your child will automatically be placed on the waiting list and you’ll be notified if a spot opens up. Between session care will offered for a $10 fee.

Co-Ed Robotics
Grades: 3-8 in September 2015
9a.m. – 3 p.m.
This session will help students design, build, and program using the engineering design process.
Session 1: June 29-July 2 ($440): http://goo.gl/6kUG4x
Session 2: July 6-10 ($550): http://goo.gl/72vLko
Session 3: July 13-17 ($550): http://goo.gl/xPmxyT

Girls Design and Engineering Workshop
Date: July 20-24
Time: 9a.m. – 3 p.m.
Grades: 4-7
Cost: $550
The week will consist of open-ended mini-challenges using different materials and new technologies culminating in a larger user-centered design project.
Registration: http://goo.gl/CLjQGD

Musical Instruments
July 27-31
9am - 3pm
Grades: Going into 4-6 in September 2015
In this week, students will be learning the basic science behind sound while working to design, build, and ultimately perform on a musical instrument of their own invention.  
REGISTER: http://goo.gl/u7NZa9

Play that Song
August 10-12
1 – 4 p.m.
Grades: Going into 1st and 2nd grade in September 2015
Cost: $160
This session of camp will use found and craft materials to learn about sound.  Participants will design and play their own musical instruments.  (This session does NOT use LEGO Robotics).
REGISTRATION: http://goo.gl/uynnxX

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



Rebound: The Chris Herren Story
Apr. 21, 7 p.m.
Cousens Main Gym>>
Free and open to the community



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


Tisch College Distinguished Speaker Series:
Social Innovation Forum

Apr. 21, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m.
Alumnae Hall>>
Join Tisch College for an engaging panel discussion with three leading social entrepreneurs: Michael Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of City Year; Abby Falik, Founder and CEO of Global Citizen Year & Kirsten Lodal, CEO and Co-Founder of LIFT.
RSVP requested at activecitizen.tufts.edu…

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).

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>>

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, 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