Slideshow: Neighbors Page - Winter 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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Performances | Music
Dances at Noon: Tufts Dance Department Performances
Jackson Gym Dance Lab - Tufts Campus, Medford>>
Free and open to the public
One-hour programs feature 3 to 4 Boston-area dance groups/artists who will present excerpts of works or works in progress in an informal performance, followed by a brief question and answer interview with all of the artists. All performances are appropriate for children in grades K-12.
- Mar. 28, 12 p.m.
Anjali Nath and Shefali Jain, Ana Isabel Kielson & Anna Myer & Dancers
Parking behind the Aidekman Arts Center - Cohen Lot (accessible via College Ave)
Student groups from area schools or other adult groups welcome. Space is limited; interested groups of 10 or more are asked to reserve seats by contacting:
Renata.Celichowska@tufts.edu or by phone at 617.627.2555
Tufts Department of Drama and Dance presents:
Apr. 8-12, 8:00 p.m.
By Liz Duffy Adams
Directed by Sheriden Thomas
Medford Somerville Campus,
Balch Arena Theater>>
$7.00 Tufts ID
4/8 $7.00 tickets/opening night
4/10 $1.00 night
To order tickets or learn more about these performances, please contact the box office at
Most performances are free, require no tickets, and take place at the Granoff Music Center on the Medford/Somerville Campus, unless otherwise noted. More Details >>
Family and Children’s Concert Series
Mar. 8, 1 – 2:00 p.m.
Kiniwe, Tufts African drumming and dance ensemble, performs, featuring director Nani Agbeli
Sunday at Tufts – Community Concert Series
- Tufts Symphony Orchestra
John Page, conductor
Mar. 9, 3 – 5:00 p.m.
Tufts Symphony Orchestra presents its spring concert, including Beethoven's "Coriolan Overture", Bernstein's "Candide Overture", and the second part of their yearlong journey with the Shostakovich "Symphony No. 5 in D minor".
Tufts Composers: In Like a Lion
Mar. 11, 8 p.m.
Tufts Composers presents new music in March, featuring works by Christopher Marinuzzi with violinist Emil Altschuler and new chamber music by students and faculty.
Michael Gordon's "Rushes": A Work for Seven Bassons
Mar. 26, 8 p.m.
Featuring guest artists The Rushes Ensemble performing this iconic work by
Michael Gordon, one of the founders of Bang On A Can.
Festival of Russian Music
Co-sponsored by Tufts Russian Circle
Mar. 30, 8 p.m.
Annual festival of Russian music spanning a wide variety of genres, and featuring professional and amateur artists of all ages, including our own Tufts students.
On the Grafton Campus (Free and open to the public):
- Sarah Levecque Returns
Mar. 22, 3 p.m.
Agnes Varis Auditorium>>
Singer, songwriter, guitarist Sarah Levecque returns for another great afternoon of country and blues acoustic guitar.
Elizabeth Reian Bennett - An Afternoon of Japanese Flute
Apr. 12, 3 p.m.
Kohnstamm Conference Room, Administration Bldg.>>
Elizabeth Reian Bennett has studied and performed with Living National Treasure Aoki Reibo, recognized as Japan's foremost shakuhachi (Japanese Bamboo Flute) instrumentalist, for over 30 years.
Film | Arts | Athletics
Tufts Film Series
a free, on-campus movie theater every weekend!
Barnum Hall, Room 008>>
Blockbusters to cult films to animated movies to classics, and everything in between 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. See this weekend’s schedule below. Times are subject to change. See updated schedules and Trailers>>
- The Hobbit: Desolation of Smaug
Mar. 7, 7 p.m.
Mar. 8, 3:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.
- Beasts of the Southern Wild
Mar. 7, 9:30 p.m.
Mar. 8, 7 p.m.
- Faubourg 36
Christophe Barratier, 2008
Drama / Music / Romance — 2h
1936 – France is in political turmoil. Pigoil, a theater stage manager, has just lost his wife, his son, and his theater has been bought and shut down by its new owner. He decides to occupy and reopen the theater, along the way discovering a beautiful and talented young singer.
Tufts Art Gallery
Current exhibitions at the Art Gallery
Tanja Softić: Migrant Universe
Jan. 30 – Apr. 27, Koppelman Gallery and Remis Sculpture Court
A series of ten large works on paper by Bosnian-born, Virginia-based artist Tanja Softić addressing migration as both a social and a natural phenomenon.
Seeing Glacial Time: Climate Change in the Arctic
Jan. 30 – May 18, Tisch Family Gallery
This exhibit examines how eight contemporary artists employ the "real time" of photography to visualize the largely imperceptible, gradual changes in "glacial time" from the bellwether Arctic region.
Museums Without Walls - Tufts Medford/Somerville Campus
A new web app with stories, images, and videos about works of art on Tufts' main campus in Medford
Group Tours and Class Visits
Voice Your Vision!
Gallery Guide Program
Tufts University Art Gallery’s free, discussion-based tour program fosters directed looking and critical dialogue using VTS (Visual Thinking Strategies). To schedule a tour for a group of minimum 6 visitors, contact Madeleine Delpha at email@example.com or by calling (617) 627 5988.
Most of Tufts’ NCAA Division III Varsity team games are free and open to the public. Visit the Athletics website >>
Directions to Athletics facilities>>
* = Conference Games
Men’s Track and Field
Mar 6, 12 p.m.
Tufts Last Chance Meet
Alumni Fields: Huskins Field
Apr. 1, 3 p.m.
Mar. 28, 4 p.m.
Mar. 11, 4 p.m.
Mar. 12, 4 p.m.
Voute Tennis Courts on Professors Row
During inclement weather, the matches are moved inside to the Gantcher Center>>
Mar. 29, 10 a.m.
Mar. 29, 3 p.m.
Tufts Hillel Presents:
Read by the River Literacy Carnival
Mar. 9, noon – 3:00 p.m.
Read by the River was created to show Medford and Somerville children what fun reading can be. This year’s festivities include arts and crafts, face painting, a performance by BEATS and a visit by a New England Patriots player.
Parents must accompany children
President's Lecture with
J. Craig Venter
Mar. 10, 4:30 – 6:00 p.m.
Cabot Intercultural Center>>
Please contact Community Relations at (617) 627-3780 or CommunityRelations@Tufts.Edu
Lectures | Conferences
Lectures & Conferences
The Work of Culturing: Labor and Local Food
Mar. 7, 1:00 p.m.
MIT anthropologist Heather Paxson, who has studied artisanal cheesemakers in New England, will give a talk called "Raw (Milk) Politics: Safety and Skill in Small-Scale Cheesemaking,"
Anyone with an interest in food issues is very welcome to attend.
Environmental Studies Lunch & Learn Program:
every Thursday from 12:00-1:00pm at the Lincoln Filene Center, Rabb Room on the Medford/Somerville Campus
More info about current lectures>>
- Soil Health: 'Identifying and Managing Soil Constraints and Site Challenges in the Urban Landscape'
Chuck Sherzi, Jr., Sr. Staff Arborist and Agronomist at Tree Specialists, Inc. will introduce the concept of soil health/quality and the implementation of soil health/quality indicators to comprehensively assess the biological, chemical and physical attributes of the soil as they pertain to the constraints of a site.
- Could the Cornerstone of Sustainability Be the Corner Store?
Peter Cooke will discuss ways in which grocery retailers can both influence sustainability with its customers and employees and be influenced to engage in more sustainable practices by its customers and employees.
- Cities and Climate Change: Building Resilience by Stealth or by Spotlight
This research will discuss the barriers communities experience in planning for climate adaptation, and the ways some communities are able to overcome those barriers.
- Bioregional Urbanism: A Collaborative Framework for Scalable Sustainability
This talk will explore Bioregional Urbanism, a practice methodology that helps cities and regions become more resilient and self-sufficient and measurably contribute to global sustainability.
- Using Theater to Explore Issues Related to Climate Change
In this interactive workshop, participants will brainstorm what they know - and feel - about pressing problems related to climate change, generate provocative questions, and explore their questions through a simple collaborative playwriting exercise.
- Health Consequences of Hydrofracturing: The Known and Unkown
Dr. Panettieri will be speaking LIVE from the University of Pennsylvania where directs the Airways Biology Initiative. His interests are in the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate airway smooth muscle cell growth and the immunobiology of airway smooth muscle.
On the Grafton Campus:
Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Agnes Varis Campus Center>>
- Animal Testing, Animal Research & Alternatives: A Future Vision
Mar. 13, noon-1 p.m.
Part of the Spring 2014 Animal Matters Seminar Series presented by the Center for Animals and Public Policy with the American Society for Lab Animal Practitioners.
free and open to the public
- Wild Horse Adoption Conference
Center for Animals and Public Policy, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine
Mar. 28 - 30
Please join us for a weekend of networking and education on wild horse adoption.
Registration fee: $40 for one day and $75 for two days.
More information>> or Office of Continuing Education:508-887-4723